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.
You will be able to get to some places by foot or bike, especially in the downtown area. And if you choose your neighborhood carefully you may even be able to do most errands by foot - still, you will most likely feel put-out if you don't have a vehicle handy. Athens Transit is the city's public bus system. Most buses run about once per hour. Our recommendation: Get a car!