Athens is a trendy college town, culturally infused with exciting events year round, 1.5 hours northeast of Atlanta. Home of the University of Georgia Bulldogs, college football is the dominant sport. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) has 19 special interest groups on campus for seniors to enjoy. Happy Hikers, SoloSeniors, Memoir Writing and Digital Photography, to name just a few. Kiplinger's Personal Finance named Athens as theÂ Best College Town for Retirees.
Many folks wonder where is Athens Georgia? Just far enough away from the fast paced lifestyle of Atlanta, quality medical care is found right in Athens Georgia. Two of Atlanta's Best Hospitals are also nearby, Emory University Hospital and Shepherd Center. Athens has undergone a historic preservation movement since 1980's, antebellum homes restored to the Victorian era, many open to the public to see. Athens boasts 15 neighborhoods on the National Register of Historic Places and is the northern gateway to Georgia's Antebellum Trail. The Antebellum Trail is the landmark 100 mile journey through seven cities, the path of Sherman's March to the Sea in 1864.