Athens, GA Neighborhoods

Athens’ Hip 'Hoods

Athens, Georgia:  More than just the University of Georgia. More than downtown Athens' vibrant shopping, dining, and entertainment district. Visitors will get the fullest appreciation for all of Athens experiences by exploring other local neighborhoods, too. Venture less than a mile from downtown Athens and the UGA campus and you'll find yourself in charming historic neighborhoods with their own distinct character full of local finds. 

Set out and discover the vibe and flair of retro-hipster Normaltown, one of the fastest-growing in-town neighborhoods thanks to the University of Georgia's Health Sciences Campus. There are plenty of food and drink options to be found, including top coffee shops and craft breweries plus local favorite pizza, seafood, and Mexican spots.

Sophisticated Five Points is an upscale, early 20th century neighborhood with great boutique shops featuring home decor, fashion, and a top indie bookstore. Take a break at artisan bread, chocolate, and ice cream shops too!  

Rustic yet contemporary Boulevard may be the heart of Athens' creative community, with plenty of performing and visual arts spaces and small independent restaurants. 

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