Athens, Georgia, “The Classic City,” is located about 70 miles east of Atlanta, nestled in the rolling, wooded foothills of the Appalachians, the historic heartland of Georgia. Its vibrant, walkable downtown sits across the street from UGA’s historic North Campus. Downtown Athens is packed with art galleries, trendy shops, and distinctive dining options. Athens has been named one of the best college towns in the country and one of the best cities to retire. It has recently been recognized for its growing food scene and its legendary music scene has been going strong for decades. The scenic, friendly neighborhoods outside of downtown feature further living, shopping, dining, and recreation options. Every day in The Classic City promises a new, unforgettable experience.