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Athens, Georgia, 30601
Studio/1 Bedroom$860 - $1,030
2 Bedrooms$1,200 - $1,730
3+ Bedrooms$1,685 - $2,555
Bogart, Georgia, 30622
Studio/1 Bedroom$479 - $569
2 Bedrooms$679 - $689
Athens, Georgia, 30606
Athens, Georgia, 30605
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Finding a beautiful new apartment in Athens is easy, among Athens' captivating and far flung neighborhoods you will find the ideal apartment for you and your family. Check out average rents in Athens or for more advice, keep reading this page, or visit our apartment guide for lots of apartment finding and living tips!
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Apartment hunting in Athens, GA
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. Calling Athens a college town would not be doing it justice, though- 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.
While Athens is split up into 12 neighborhoods, some generalizations can be made about how much it will cost to rent an apartment in Athens. If Athens is in your budget, you’ll be really impressed by what the town has to offer.
Festival Culture in Athens, Georgia
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 the website to get the full scoop on when and where. What Athens is Sportin’ The pride and joy of Athens sports culture is certainly the University of Georgia Bulldogs football team. You can almost feel the town’s pulse quicken with every kickoff at the Bulldog’s Sanford Stadium, which can seat the entire city (almost 93,000 seats!). The Bulldog’s have seen famous NFL MVPs play in their ranks, such as Jake Scott and Terrell Davis. Another monument of Athens sports culture has to be the Twilight Criterium pro bike races. It started in 1980 as the first nighttime pro bike race in more than a half-century; Athens now hosts the race every April, attended by some of the most famous bicyclists in the world. This includes male champion Luca Damiani and women’s champion Theresa Cliff-Ryan. Sponsors include big companies like Muscle Milk, Bridgestone, and Maxxis. To find out when the next races are in case you end up renting an apartment in Athens, you should check out Twilight Criterium’s schedule. BikeAthens 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. The University of Georgia, Athens Athens is an old city with an old school: UGA was founded in 1785, and was the first state-chartered school in the US. The campus is 615 acres, and has a whopping 35,000 students enrolled at any time. That’s about the third of the size of Athens, so don’t be surprised if you rent an apartment and find out your neighbors are actually Bulldogs. Don’t worry though, they won’t bite. Check out more facts about UGA on their webpage.
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Athens Apartment Rental TrendsApartments in Athens have competitive rents so be sure to use our apartment finder to get the best deal. If you need a roommate, try finding a 2 bedroom apartment rental. An average 2 bedroom Athens apartment was $584 in February. The average apartment rent for a 3 bedroom apartment in February was $1,203. Start your apartment search by checking out some of the Athens rentals listed below.
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Is Athens famous for any kind of restaurant or food in particular? What's the local favorite?
Athens isn't known for any one food or restaurant in particular. However, like the rest of the South, comfort food and pies are popular throughout the Athens area. Both of these can be found at reasonable prices at Wilson's Soul Food, where sweet potato pie is king. In addition to barbeque joints and all the typical fast food chains, Athens is also home to a variety of ethnic restaurants and a few fine dining restaurants. An Athens institution, DePalma's offers traditional Italian fare.
Is Athens a good place for younger people?
With over 115,000 residents, Athens is a great place for younger people, especially younger folks looking for citizens of a similar age. As a city with a large population of college students, Athens is full of single, educated people in their 20s and 30s. With a seemingly endless array of bars, particularly near the University of Georgia's campus, Athens also has the type of nightlife to support that demographic. 31 percent of Athens' population falls between the ages of 18 and 24; 16 percent is between 25 and 34; and 21 percent is between 35 and 54. That leaves just 14 percent over the age of 55 and 18 percent under the age of 18.
Is the cost of living in Athens higher relative to surrounding areas or other cities?
The cost of living in Athens, Georgia is 2 percent below the US average. Nicholson to the north is 9 percent cheaper than Athens. Hull to the northeast is 7 percent cheaper than Athens, and Winterville to the east is 4 percent cheaper than Athens. Watkinsville to the south, however, is 5 percent more expensive than Athens, while Bogart to the west is 2 percent more expensive than Athens. Therefore, the cost of living in Athens is higher relative to towns to the north and east but lower relative to those in the south and east.