Situated at the junction of two major roadways in the center of North Alabama, the city of Athens is perfectly positioned to visit for a bit or stay for a life-time.
As one of the fastest-growing cities in the state, Athens maintains its small-town charm while it aggressively pursues a high quality of life for its citizens by attracting new industry and encouraging entrepreneurs. Conscientious city leaders balance infrastructure growth with progressive policy while families nurture generations in the high-ranking school system and modern recreational centers.
Locals and visitors enjoy a purposeful calendar of events which highlight a diverse list of festivals as well as activities at local museums. The following are examples of things to do in the area:
High Cotton Arts
Big Spring Memorial Park
As the county seat to Limestone County, Athens enjoys a symbiotic relationship with outlying communities as well as with neighboring cities. Athens rounds out the North Alabama tri-city powerhouse with Huntsville and Decatur, an area that is the second fastest-growing region in the state.
Eli’s Block Party has built a trustworthy and upstanding reputation in Athens by lending a voice to childhood cancer families and providing a channel for charitable efforts. Thanks to this reputation the foundation received the Heart of an Eagle Award from the Boy Scouts for producing Superhero Day, a family-fun event that stimulates local tourism.