Athens Georgia, Athens-Clarke County Information

When you rent a home in Athens, Georgia, you will enjoy a unique blend of southern hospitality, contemporary entertainment and top ranked college sports. Athens is located just below the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountain, often referred to as the “Classic City”, Athens defines sophisticated southern culture.

Historic downtown Athens offers some of America’s most distinctive dining and shopping destinations. Athens Georgia was listed as “One of Five Greatest Unsung Shopping Locales” from coast to coast in Lucky Magazine (Aug. 2007). Hugh Acheson, chef/owner of Five and Ten restaurant, was recently named by Food & Wine magazine as one of America’s best new chefs. The Last Resort Grill, The National and Porterhouse Grill also offer a fine dining experience. You can join students from the University of Georgia at local favorites like Big City Bread Cafe, Five Star Day Cafe, Barberitos and The Grit.

Cheering on one of the Georgia Bulldogs’ top-ranked athletic teams is a year-round draw to Athens, but you can also find opportunities to explore the great outdoors. Walk, jog, bike or blade through lush vegetation at Memorial Park, the North Oconee River Greenway, Sandy Creek Park and the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. You can also take advantage of driving and walking tours of the city’s antebellum, Victorian and other period homes, or peruse the state’s official art collection at the Georgia Museum of Art located on the university campus.


Athens-Clarke County Utility Companies

Phone Number
Georgia Power (888) 660-5890 Power
Athens-Clarke County Water (706) 613-3500 Water
Charter Cable (888) 438-2427 Cable TV & Internet
AT&T (888) 757-6500 Phone & Internet
Republic Services (678) 963-2800 Trash Removal