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Neighborhoods of Athens

Athens is full of beautiful neighborhoods, gorgeous homes, and family-friendly living! While there are many, many neighborhoods in our city, below we have chosen to highlight just a few!


Found at the corner of Gaines School Road and Cedar Shoals Drive in East Athens, Ansonborough is a mixed-use development located near Publix, Kroger, and the UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital. The development is full of shops and restaurants. Low maintenance apartment-style condos and stately townhomes comprise the residential aspect of this gated community.

Historic Boulevard

Located 1/3 of a mile from Downtown Athens and just off of dogwood-lined Prince Avenue is the historic Boulevard neighborhood. Late 19th century homes comprised of Craftsman & Victorian architectural styles are sited on tree lined streets. Boulevard is a pedestrian friendly neighborhood, too! Most homes in Boulevard are located a very short distance from in-neighborhood restaurants like Heirloom Cafe & Fresh Market, Pulaski Heights BBQ, White Tiger Gourmet and more. Chase Street Warehouses are another local favorite with art galleries, yoga studios, and the Tree Room event space.

Five Points

Perhaps the most well-known neighborhood of Athens, this 1920s-era neighborhood is where traditional Athens meets modernity. Homes of various architectural styles can be found throughout the neighborhood from stately brick homes in Five Points proper to midcentury modern homes in the Bedgood-Glenwood area.  The heart of Five Points is comprised of shops and restaurants – be sure to try Donna Chang’s, Hugh Acheson’s Five & Ten, LRG Provisions, and The Royal Peasant!


A haven for local artists and musicians, this In-Town neighborhood is usually considered as anything but “normal.” Cozy up to the bar for a craft cocktail at the Old Pal, grab a hotdog at Hi-Lo lounge, or a enjoy a glass of wine and boiled peanuts at Normal Bar. This neighborhood is adjacent to The University of Georgia’s Health Sciences Campus and is bustling with energy!

Cedar Creek Community

Located in East Athens, Cedar Creek boasts 652 homes since it was started in the 1960s. This community has a very active civic organization! Conveniently, East Athens has everything you need close by- Kroger, Publix, and food galore!

Beechwood Hills Community

A classic! Located off West Lake Drive in the heart of Athens, Beechwood Hills is full of 60s and 70s style homes sited on large lots. Within walking distance to the Beechwood Shopping Center, homeowners have many conveniences just outside their front door.

Homewood Hills

Located just down Prince Avenue from Normaltown, Homewood Hills remains a beautiful, vibrant community! Perfectly positioned close to GA Loop 10, making most of Athens easily accessible!

University Heights

One of the oldest (and coolest, according to their community association!) neighborhoods in Athens, University Heights is within close proximity to all of the conveniences of East Athens as well as The University of Georgia.

For a complete list of the beautiful, wonderful neighborhoods of Athens along with city district information, click here.

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