292 reviews
  1. City in Georgia
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Real Estate
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$150,500
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$789
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    60%
  • Own
    40%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    271
    273
  • Murder
    2
    6
  • Rape
    47
    41
  • Robbery
    96
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    773
    525
  • Theft
    2,573
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    198
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$32,010
National
$53,889
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Athens Reviews

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Most would say that Athens, GA is a college town and to be fair it is. However, I have found that there is so much more to Athens than the downtown bars. Of course, the music scene is world renowned owing to the fame of the B-52s and REM. Yet, remarkable talent abounds in the spoken word, visual arts, comedy, and larger music scene. Interestingly, the rap scene is untapped and brimming to burst. Truly, one doesn't need to travel to Atlanta to find some righteous and bouncin' hip-hop. What's more is that Athens is home to some truly inspired active lifestyle culture; hiking, biking, climbing, circus-arts, running, mixed martial arts, yoga, crossfit, and so on. Indeed, the cycling here is on point! One of the coolest things to be a part of is the Twilight Criterium which is a nighttime pro-cycling race held every spring in downtown Athens. Without a doubt, if you are willing to seek for it, Athens has a vast and varied culture waiting to be explored!
This is an amazing city with a lot to offer aside from the college town. There is a dominant population of students within a radius surrounding the university, but drive for 10 minutes and you'll find a town with hidden gems, amazing beauty, and incredible, individual non-chain business (often started by UGA grads). The entire city shuts down for "Saturdays", so if you don't want to join in the festivities, you'll need to head out of town for the weekend. But if you're into a fun, uniting, passionate crowd of 96,000 people in Sanford Stadium, just practice your "Go Dawgs" and join the party!
This town is full of amazing people, mostly artists. Singers, dancers, painters, musicians, tradesmen, and an overall great bunch of folks. No good time is too far away! Especially in the Fall, when football season comes around! The town is full of fans. Students and former students all come out and support their team until the end. This town is great, no matter what part of it you live in.