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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$140,000
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$624
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    8
    37
  • Robbery
    16
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    334
    575
  • Theft
    2,704
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    24
    257

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$47,354
National
$53,046
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Athens Reviews

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I love this small town full of character! Athens is definitely my favorite town. Our downtown is abundant with charm and sweet shops. And of course, it is ranked as one of the safest cities in Alabama! Our courthouse is so cute and many events take place around!
There is a variety of different employment areas here in Athens, Alabama. We, Athens, have many retail stores, local doctor offices, medical offices, convience stores, flower nurseries, and working for the city itself. Many people in there area are highly educated, with that said many have high paying jobs in the surrounding areas, such as, Decatur, Madison, or Huntsville. Most people in the area are nurses, engineers, emergency personnel, or lawyers. However, there are some individuals in this city that do not obtain a college education. With that said, they are dedicated hard workers providing the best for their families.
The weather here is most of the time great. However, when in Winter it can be COLD and in Summer very HOT! Around May thru July you have to be careful for tornadoes and very heavy rain. Also, wind every now and then can become problem and well as dry weather.