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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Downtown Athens

Downtown Athens

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
Elkmont Depot

Town of Elkmont

Ardmore Watertower

Downtown Ardmore

Urban Hiking Ep-1 Athens Alabama - Awesome Southern City

Urban Hiking in Athens

Athens Recereation Center

Athens Recreation Center

Town of Lester

Town of Lester


Town Mooresville

Downtown Athens Sidewalks

Athens Mainstreet Program

1818 Farms

1818 Farms

Gulf Station Musuem Athens

Gulf Station Museum

Alabama Veteran's Museum

Alabama Veterans Museum

Belle Chevre

Belle Chevre

Joe Wheeler State Park - Activities and Amenities

Joe Wheeler State Park

Senior Living-Outdoor Recreation

Limestone County has an abundance of outdoor trails and parks to enjoy.

The Richard Martin Trail

Richard Martin Trail

Athens Greenway Trail

Athens Greenway Trail

Wellness Park

Wellness Park

Big Spring Memorial Park Athens

Big Spring Memorial Park Athens

Lucy's Branch Marina

Lucy's Branch Marina

Cowford Landing

Cowford Landing

Marburt Trail

Marbut Bend Trail

Lincoln Bridgforth Park Athens

Lincoln Bridgeforth Park

Mill Creek RV Park

Mill Creek RV Park

Athens Limestone Senior Center

Limestone County's 7 Senior Centers

Senior Living and Activities

Limestone County has a new state of the art surgery center and Traditions Senior Living Center. There are multiple community senior centers in the county with many activities for seniors.

Athens Limestone Surgery Center

Athens Limestone Surgical Center

Athens Limestone Hospital

Athens Limestone Hospital

Traditions Senior Living

Traditions Senior Living



Athens Wellness Center

Athens Wellness Center

Athens Storytelling Festival

Year Round Festivals

Pryor Field

Pryor Field Regional Airport

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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