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  1. A construction worker at the new Athens Rec Center

    New Athens Rec Center progressing

    Work on the new Athens Rec Center, courts and all-purpose field is progressing. Read on...
  2. Call 811 graphic with shovel

    Call 811 before you dig

    The Athens Gas Department reminds contractors and homeowners they need to call 811 before they dig. Read on...
  3. Santa Claus talking in microphone

    City Events Calendar Includes Holiday Events

    There are many holiday events in Athens this time of year, from free family events to concerts to visits with Santa, and you can stay updated by subscribing to our Events and Happenings Calendar. Read on...
  4. Crews work on Forrest Street

    Forrest Street Bridges Project

    Forrest Street east of U.S. 31 will close on March 4, 2019, for the ATRIP project to replace the two bridges over Swan Creek and to make other safety improvements. Read on...
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Welcome to Athens, Ala., the perfect place to land! 

Population: 26,247 


Named one of the safest cities in Alabama by The Home Security Advisor 

Named one of the best suburbs to live in Alabama by Niche 

Named one of the best places to retire in Alabama by Niche 

Athens High named one of the best public high schools in Alabama by Niche