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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B-
Athens is a town in Alabama with a population of 25,176. Athens is in Limestone County and is one of the best places to live in Alabama. Living in Athens offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Athens there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Athens and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Athens are highly rated.
About Athens...
Population
25,176

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$154,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$645
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Athens Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    7.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    11.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    30.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    420.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,406.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    107
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Athens

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$49,549
National
$55,322

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Athens Reviews

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Friendly town, would love to see more businesses and housing catering to the 20-30s working professionals demographic. An entertainment district would be fabulous - there is zero nightlife right now. Brand new high school - diverse student population, both ethnically and socioeconomically. Nice sports facilities. Swan Creek Trail is a gorgeous greenway with crushed gravel - perfect for runners, easy on the joints!
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Athens, Alabama is a very serene. There are things to do on the square, a lot of restaurants and school activities to engage in. There are so many friendly faces around as well! It is a safe place, and the school system is splendid and the teachers are magnificent.
Athens Alabama is a great place to live. The people in the community are nice and very connected. The High School that I attended helped get the students more involved with the community. Events are help downtown, these events are ways that the community can come together, have a good time, make friends, provides the community members with a safe and friendly environment for all ages, genders, and races. During my last year of high school, me and my fellow classmates put together a museum to make learning about Alabama fun. I have to say if this community was not connected the way it is then it wouldn’t feel like home.