What Athens Has to Offer

  • Athens guide 2023A small-town environment with a big-city feel, Athens is a great place to live and work. In Athens-Clarke County, there is something for people of all ages and walks of life to enjoy. Athens may be famous for college football, a vibrant music and arts scene, restaurants, and more, but it’s also a great community in which to start a career or raise a family.

    Athens is valued for its rich culture and diversity. Athens was chosen in 1801 to be the site for the University of Georgia, the first chartered state university in the nation. As the university has grown, the town has flourished, attracting people from every country and culture. From native Athenians to newcomers, people are friendly, warm, and welcoming.

    In this dynamic university community, you’ll find a school district that is diverse, inclusive, and supportive. Learn more about Athens-Clarke County and make the move.

    Here’s what our educators say about Athens:

    “Athens is one of a kind!” ~ Kiana Sims, Alps Road Elementary School

    “I feel like there’s much more of a community feel here. That’s why I moved back!” ~ Annabelle Coyne, Barnett Shoals Elementary School, Special Education department

    “I decided to work for CCSD because of the Athens location and aligned priorities of excellent instruction and culturally responsive student support.” ~ Sarah Caitlin Eley, Clarke Middle School

    “Athens is a really cool town. It has everything that you would need and want, plus great cultural events and fantastic restaurants. It’s an easy place to get around with a small-town feel.” ~ Dana Gellar, Burney-Harris-Lyons Middle School

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