Athens, Georgia, is a place to unleash your life. As it is officially known, Athens-Clarke County is a consolidated city-county and college town about 70 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta with a population of 126,913. The city’s growth is primarily attributed to the University of Georgia and an R1 research institution.
Georgia is in the Southeastern region of the U.S. and shares borders with Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, the Atlantic Ocean, Florida, and Alabama. It is the 24th-largest and eighth-most populous, with about 10,711,900 residents. Atlanta is the state capital and largest city. More than 6,000,000 people make it the ninth most populous metro area in the U.S.