The city’s proximity to transportation, recreational facilities, and educational centers make it a vibrant spot today. The rich soil still offers farming opportunities but also recreational ones. The Swan Creek Greenway, for example, offers hiking, a covered bridge, and access to an archery course. The railroads combined with Interstate 65, major highways, and nearby Tennessee River provide quick access for business and industrial transportation needs. Citizens are within short distances to universities and educational training facilities. Historic Downtown offers unique shopping and dining opportunities while chain restaurants, stores, and trendy shops are located along U.S. 72, U.S. 31, and at the Interstate 65 exit.
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SENIOR LIVING AT ITS BEST: The perfect place to land!
Community is more than buildings, boundaries, and roadways - it's the people. The people are the pulse of a community.
Come see why Limestone county is the best place to retire:
- 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
We have found our home!
"After eight company transfers, with my husband, we felt like Alabama might be a place we should consider for retirement. We have now lived in our home in Athens, AL for 14 yrs and love the fact that Alabama is not only a lovely state, but we also are close to airports, good medical care, cultural events, lakes, good schools and colleges, golf courses and a charming, friendly, small-town feel, yet near the city of Huntsville. We have everything we want so there is no need to move again. WE HAVE FOUND OUR HOME!"
- Rebecca Howell
Alabama Resident of 14 years
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