New Homes for Sale in Athens, GA
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LGI Homes is proud to offer beautiful new homes in the amenity-rich community of Sutherland in Athens, Georgia. Enjoy the slower pace, open space and reduced living expense that exists within this booming community. LGI Homes exemplifies commitment to service, quality and value, through their stunning new home communities and affordable no money down homes. LGI Homes’ new homes in Athens offer the best of both worlds: affordable homeownership, combined with the vibrancy, amenities and attractions in and around Athens.
About Athens, GA
Located only 61 miles from Atlanta, Athens, Georgia can be found right at the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. No discussion of Athens would be complete without talking about the University of Georgia. Athens, GA is truly a college town through and through. In fact, not only was the University of Georgia the first state college in the entire country, it was chartered a good two decades before Athens was chartered. So in other words, the college is technically older than the college town it’s located in, though settlements were already in the area before the town’s official incorporation in 1806. The college town atmosphere is everywhere, so it’s something to keep in mind as you’re searching for homes for sale in Athens, GA.
Unsurprisingly, Athens gets its name from the famous Greek city, a symbolic way to show that this city is a place of higher learning. As the university has grown, so has Athens. Today, Athens, GA has a population of more than 100,000 people, making it the sixth-largest city in the state of Georgia. As can be expected, much of the culture in Athens revolves around the school, which is why you can find so many art galleries, night spots, and unique restaurants all over. While the University of Georgia dominates the economy, there are also a wide range of businesses and startups. Some of the biggest companies come from the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, which in many ways are offshoots of the research being conducted at the U. of Georgia. If you’re looking for new homes in Athens, GA, you’ll also find a good job to go with it.
Athens is also known for its wide variety of gardens. It’s also the place where the first garden club in the country was formed. In Athens, you’ll find the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, which covers more than 300 acres. The garden is run by the University of Georgia and contains a diverse mix of botanical collections. Some of the collections include the Heritage Garden, which has plants with special meaning in Georgia, and the International Garden, which contains plants from different time periods and regions all over the world.
Of course, one of the biggest attractions in Athens is the University of Georgia football team. As one of the top programs in the country, Georgia football boasts the fifth-largest on-campus college football stadium in the nation. Sanford Stadium seats more than 92,000 people. The team’s home games bring in people from all over the state. The Georgia Bulldogs have won 13 conference championships and two national championships in its history.
Other Athens, GA Factoids
Athens is the only place you’ll find a double-barreled cannon. You’ll find it at Athens City Hall. The cannon was never used in battle due to frequent test failures.
In addition to that, Athens is nearly overflowing with Civil War history. The main library on the University of Georgia campus still preserves the original Constitution for the Confederate States of America. Many buildings in the city still have their original antebellum architecture largely thanks to Athens being spared during Sherman’s “March to the Sea.”
Fred Birchmore, a native to Athens, was the first person to ever ride a bike around the globe.
Something else to keep in mind as you look for houses for sale in Athens, GA is the city’s rich music history. The music city in Athens has cultivated such famous bands as the B-52s and R.E.M.
Make sure to take time to visit the Georgia Museum of Art, which has a collection of more than 8,000 artistic works.
As you tour the University of Georgia, you may notice a black iron fence around the North Campus. This fence was first built back in the 1850s. The reason? To keep livestock out.
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