Athens, Clarke County and Oconee County is an excitingly vibrant area for today's active seniors. As home to the University of Georgia, it is kept active by thousands of students who pass through. Athens, Clarke County and Oconee County is internationally known for its music scene, its fun-filled night life, numerous restaurants, pubs and bars, as well as shows, plays and concerts, providing unique opportunities for seniors.
Retirees and new home buyers are drawn to Athens due to the low home prices, low cost of living, moderate climate, convenience to Atlanta, and top medical care. Athens, GA also provides the culture, opportunity, and excitement of a college town. The Athens area provides easy access for weekend getaways, either to mountains or the beaches.
The area's cost of living routinely ranks lower than the national average in nearly every consumer category. New comers find that our community offers an affordable cost of living.
Art lovers will enjoy the many galleries around town as well as the Georgia Museum of Art on campus.
Thousands flock to the State Botanical Garden each year, while others are attracted to Athens, Clarke County and Oconee County' historical sites and attractions, such as the Navy Supply Corps Museum.
Georgia's Classic City extends an invitation for you to enjoy the performance from "The Best Seat in the South!"
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Georgia offers courses to seniors age 50+. Here you will find an amazing selection of courses offered in a casual atmosphere, and providing numerous social opportunities.
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Surrounds Athens, Clarke County and Oconee County and is home to the University of Georgia, as well as diverse businesses, industry, shopping, and music and cultural events. Neighorhoods in Clarke County range from historic through contemporary.
Among Georgia's fastest growing areas, and features agricultural land, subdivision developments and established communities.
This seems as all-American as baseball and apple pie! There is much activity at the Little League diamonds throughout the year. Madison residents are proud of their homes, nestled among rolling hills, scenic pastures, and forested woods.
Features pastoral, rolling topography that invites visitors and residents to slow down, relax, and enjoy the peaceful country setting. The Colbert Gin and railroad depot are the site of the Canna Lily Festival each summer.
This county preserves local heritage through the Crawford B. Long Museum, dedicated to the founder of modern anaesthesiology. The county offers everything from wooded countryside tracts to retail shopping outlets at I-85.