Home of the University of Georgia Bulldogs, Athfest, and the Twilight Criterium bike race, Athens makes for an exciting place to rent an apartment. If you like people watching, outdoor music, festivals, or a college town feel, then renting an apartment in Athens is definitely right for you. With a population of over 100,000, and with 12 neighborhoods, Athens is hardly a town. In fact, it is a county-city. As a result, this city has a lot to offer for any tastes; renting an apartment in Athens' Newtown neighborhood, for example, can be completely different than living in the Briarcliff area.