Cobbham is often called Athens' first suburb and is characterized by substantial, well-built houses, schools, and churches lining tree-shaded streets. Most buildings in Cobbham date from the 1830s to the 1920s and have a wide range of stunning architectural styles. Located South of Prince Avenue and west of Downtown Athens, the Cobbham neighborhood is known today as a foodie haven, with a mix of cuisine from seafood to Latin and has an equally diverse following from college students and professors to local artists and musicians. Visitors may unwind and listen to local music at Hendershot's with a cup of coffee in hand, or wander onto the patio outside Seabear Oyster Bar for fresh seafood and craft cocktails. Cobbham restaurants are alive from early morning breakfast to late night coffee and dessert.

What's that huge pink house, you ask? It's the T.R.R. Cobb House Museum -- the most well-traveled house in Athens, having made the long trip to Stone Mountain and back. Built around 1830, the T.R.R. Cobb House Museum has two octagonal wings possibly based off of the Governor's Mansion in Milledgeville. The distinctive color is authentic to the period and was considered a very masculine shade in the mid-19th century.

Where it’s at:

From downtown Athens, follow Prince Avenue just 1/3 mile. Cobbham is on the south (left) side of Prince Avenue.


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