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Athens-Clarke County public schools spend $6,307 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $6,058. There are about 16 students per teacher in Athens-Clarke County... Read More.

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Vibrant University Town Athens, Georgia Offers Affordable Real Estate

Cost of Living: Below the National Average

Leafy Athens, Georgia is located in the east central part of the state and is home to the sprawling University of Georgia.  While definitely a college town, Athens is attracting more families because of its low cost-of-living, mild weather and affordable housing.   Nicknamed the "Classic City" because many of its buildings resemble classic Greek architecture, this bustling small-city (population 103,000) boasts a small-town feeling, some award-winning restaurants and a thriving, restored downtown area with fun shops, pubs, art galleries and lots of live music.  Read More...
Athens real estate prices range from less than $100,000 for small cottages to multi-million dollar historic mansions, and the city has numerous, wonderfully distinct neighborhoods (14 are listed on the National Register of Historic Places), many representing antebellum, Victorian and early 20th century architectural periods.   One of the most popular neighborhoods is the quiet, low-density Five Points area, located at the southwest edge of the University.  Homes here are primarily single-family, mostly brick and frame, and built just before and after WWII.  Read More...

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  Helpful Telephone Numbers - GUIDE TO ATHENS -
Moving to Georgia? Searching for your new electricity provider or needing to schedule your home services? can assist with the scheduling (new connection, transfer, or disconnection) of residential services such as phone, electric, cable TV, satellite TV, Internet (DSL or Cable High Speed Internet), newspaper and more.

Athens-Clarke County Water Service - 706.613.3500
Atlanta Gas Light (24 hour customer svc)  - 800.427.5463
BellSouth (Residential Telephone) - 888.757.6500
BellSouth (Outside Georgia) - 800.356.3094
BellSouth (Businesses) - 866.620.6000
(Hearing Impaired) - 800.255.0135
(Text Telephone) - 711 -or- 800.255.0056
             (TTY/VCO/HCO) - 888.341.2355
   Customers with a physical and/or hearing disability may be eligible for a reduction or exemption from some charges.
  Georgia residential consumers who object to the receipt of telephone sales and solicitation calls may obtain further info about registering their residential telephone number(s) on the "Georgia No Call List" by contacting the Georgia Public Service Commission at 800.282.5813  or  404.656.4501
Georgia Power Company - 706.357.6500
(24 hour customer svc.) - 888.660.5890
Jackson EMC (24 hour emergency svc.) - 706.548.5362
(direct from Athens) - 706.367.5281 
Jackson Electrical Membership Co.
Walton EMC - 706.769.5622
(Emergency/After Hours) - 800.342.6582
TCI Media Services - 706.353.6665
Charter Communications/Cable - 706.227.7333
Toll Free - 800.955.7766

Senior Services
Athens Community Council on Aging - 706.549.4850

Information Sources:
Athens Area Chamber of Commerce - 706.549.6800
Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau - 706.357.4430 or 800.653.0603

Athens Welcome Center - 706.353.1820
Athens Regional Library - 706.613.3650

Athens Regional Medical Center - 706.475.7000

To Find or Give Help:  Dial  2-1-1 
Dial 211 anytime, 24 hours a day. The call is free & confidential.


Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport-
Info: 404.530.6600 Parking: 877.285.7275
Athens Ben Epps Airport - 706.613.3420
Athens Greyhound Bus Lines  706.549.2255
Athens Shuttle Service - 770.725.8012  

City Hall
/ Mayor's Office- 706.613.3010
Voter Registration Information - 706.613.3150
Driver's License Office - 706.542.9928
How To Apply For a Disability Parking Permit
Beginning March 1, the Georgia Department of Revenue will assume responsibility for the issuing and renewal of disabled persons parking placards within Georgia. Placards will be available throughout the state at local county tag offices. You will need to complete a
MV-9D application available on the Department of Revenue web site. Disabled persons parking placards will not be available at Department of Driver Services Customer Service Centers after Feb 28

Athens-Clarke county Tags/Registration - 706.613.3130
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Athens Quick Facts...
Distance From Atlanta: 65 miles
Elevation: 700+ feet
Area: 115+ square miles
Population: 137,000
Labor Force: 186,000
Hospitals: 2 (public & private)
Newspapers: 8
Radio Stations: 9
Television Stations: 2
Public Schools: 19 (13 elementary, 4 middle, 2 high)
Private Schools: 5 (soon to be 6)
University of Ga.,Truett-McConnell,
Brenau College, Piedmont College,
Athens Tech
Transportation: airport, bus station and public transport (bus)
Protestant Churches: 80
Catholic Churches: 2
Jewish Synagogues: 1
Muslim Mosques:1                

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