Athens, AL

The charming town of Athens has its own distinctive character. The heritage and antiquity of the city have been well preserved, yet the industry, commerce, and restaurants in Athens, AL, continue to thrive. It is the perfect place to set up shop, grow a family, or find yourself on a tranquil holiday retreat. In 2019, Athens ranked fifth among the top fifty safest places to live in Alabama by The Home Security Advisor. It’s also home to Athens State University, a leader in higher education in the area. After celebrating its bicentennial in 2018, Athens has proven itself a mainstay in the growth of North Alabama. Its solid presence also serves nearby cities. As a go-to for everything from the drive-in theater to the family favorite Catfish Cabin, there are smiles-to-go from one destination to the next. From its highly recognized school system to its historical echoes, Athens continues to hold its place as a contender to help upgrade your life. Sometimes, simply taking a fresh look at an established small-town community is all it takes to realize it's the perfect place to settle or to visit on a road trip. Athens is full of possibilities for every walk of life.

Holiday Retreat
Historical Echoes

Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $332K
Lowest Price $130K
Highest Price $500K
Total Listings 298
Avg. Price/SQFT $167

Property Types (active listings)



  • 01
    Southern Gayles Golf Course and Canebrake Club Golfing Community
  • 02
    Access to orchards and farmers markets
  • 03
    Alabama Veterans Museum & Archives for a fresh look at history
  • 04
    Several hiking trails, a state park, and rafting

WELCOME to Athens

Athens, AL is the perfect place for people who enjoy a small-town feel with the added bonus of outdoor activities.

Take an afternoon hike at Swan Creek Nature Trail or enjoy 18-holes at Canebrake Club

Need a weekend away? Head to Wheeler State Park located off Elk River. There's lodging and plenty of scenic views. 

Holiday Retreat
Historical Echoes
Athens Community Square

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