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Best Places To Live In Athens, AL

  • Athens, AL
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 24,461
  • It's cheap to live here, yup, that's the highlight! Nothing much to do here, including restaurants to eat at or places to shop (Walmart?). Madison and Huntsville are within an hour to do real shopping
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score75
  • Priceville, AL
  • 19.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,060
  • Minor Hill, TN
  • 19.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 610
  • Madison, AL
  • 13.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 46,396
  • After moving to Madison, Alabama two years ago, I didn't know what to think. There is a presence that I can't explain in the town. You can sense the pride among the people who live there, but there is
  • Redstone Arsenal, AL
  • 19.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,584
  • Elkton, TN
  • 18.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 559
  • Trinity, AL
  • 15.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,110
  • Mooresville, AL
  • 13.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 69
  • Decatur, AL
  • 13.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 55,419
  • Outside of Huntsville, Alabama, is a little town I call home; Decatur. My family still resides in this small town and when I visit I am overwhelmed with the southern charm the city boasts. While you
  • Harvest, AL
  • 12.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,080
  • Ardmore, AL
  • 15.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,526
  • Ardmore, TN
  • 15.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,269
  • Rogersville, AL
  • 17.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,161
  • Lester, AL
  • 16.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 131
  • Anderson, AL
  • 18.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 259
  • Elkmont, AL
  • 9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 496
  • Triana, AL
  • 19.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 644
  • Hillsboro, AL
  • 16.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 561
  • North Courtland, AL
  • 20.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 722

Listed above are the best places to live in Athens, AL for 2018. The list of best places is compiled using the AreaVibes Livability Score which is calculated from a score out of 100 and based on various categories. These categories include: amenities, cost of living, crime rates, education, employment, housing and weather. Displayed first is the matching location - Athens, AL, followed by the best places to live near Athens, AL, sorted by Livability Score.

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