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Athens, GA

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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.

Getting Around in Athens, GA

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!

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Festival Culture in Athens, Georgia

<p>If you've never enjoyed a summer festival in Georgia, Athfest will blow your mind with amazing music and delightful people, while saving you the stress of overly long lines and big crowds. Most of the bands are from the vibrant local music scene, with a few out-of-town hits. It's for a good cause too - all the proceeds from Athfest go towards music education in the Athens area for elementary and middle school students. If you like a festival with a little more going on than just music, you can join in Athfest's half-marathon as well. Whether you want to rent an apartment in Athens or just plan on visiting sometime, being around for June is a great idea if you want to check out Athfest. Check out their website to get the full scoop on when and where.</p>

Bike Athens

<p>The combination of college town and bike enthusiasts provide Athens with a strong bicycle culture, as the organization BikeAthens demonstrates. They are a non-profit devoted completely to supporting Athens' accessibility by bike. They educate the public on bicycle safety, for bikers and drivers, and they run a bicycle recycling programs to make riding more accessible to everyone. If you rent an apartment in Athens, they are a good stop for finding a well-priced recycled bicycle to get around town.</p>