Located near the northern tip of Georgia’s Historic Heartland region, the city of Athens spreads out over more than 100 square miles across a lush landscape of gently rolling hills. Home to a population that’s just over 110,000 (as of 2008 US Census estimates), Athens combined with Clarke County in 1990 and functions under a unified government today. Due to its expansive size and relatively small population, Athens enjoys spacious, low-density living and also offers a wide range of Athens, Georgia homes for sale (unsurprising given its diversity of neighborhoods).
A true college town, Athens as we know it today came into being primarily to serve as the support community for the University of Georgia. Claimed to be the oldest public university in the United States, it was incorporated in 1785 though it would not begin admitting students until after it was established in what is now Athens in 1801.
Today, the University of Georgia (UGA) still plays a central role in the city and many of the residents here either study or work at the school, or are alumni. The presence of such a highly regarded institution of higher education in the city is one of the main reasons behind the widespread appeal of Athens, Georgia homes for sale.
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