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Retire To Athens, GA
City Report

Athens, Georgia is one of the great places in the U.S. to live in retirement. Find city facts on home sales prices, air quality, water quality, medical care, cost of living, taxes, weather and other demographics.





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Read the city profile and blog posts from local real estate and community experts. See how home prices are trending over the past few years and get the latest homes for sale listings.

The EPA map on page 3 shows superfund cleanups in the area and the interactive map below provides a birds-eye view of the city.

Links in the data below provide a list of cities similar to Athens in that certain data category. Check back often for home price updates.


Athens, Georgia
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Athens, Georgia


Athens Population
. 1990 2000 2010 2013 (est.)
Athens-Clarke County Metro Area blank blank blank 192,541
Athens na 100,266 115,452 119,980



Athens
Home Sales Prices
(new & existing homes)
. Monthly Average Annual Average Yr-Over-Yr Change
2014 .$163,742-5.0%
Nov $167,268 . .
Oct $159,447 . .
Sep $156,578 . .
Aug $159,342 . .
Jul $161,964 . .
Jun $194,578 . .
May $158,585 . .
Apr $152,406 . .
Mar $192,875 . .
Feb $186,552 . .
Jan $138,810 . .
2013 .$172,36111.9%
2012 .$154,060-3.2%
2011 .$159,075-6.8%
2010 . $170,730 -6.2%
2009 . $182,108 -6.8%





Home Sales Price to Big City Comparison
(2014)
. Athens GPTR 99 City Avg
Home Price $163,742 $353,000
Nearest Big City Atlanta na
Home Sales Price in Atlanta $168,000 $265,000
Home Sales Price Bargain Index 78% of Atlanta home prices 133%



Home Sales Price to Renting Comparison
(2014)
. Athens GPTR 99 City Avg
Home Price $163,742 $353,000
Monthly Rent $1,007 $1,336
Price/Rent Index 10.9 times the annual rent 17.7



Athens
Cost of Living (2014)
77% GPTR 99 City Average
115%



Athens Taxes
(2013)
blank Tax Rate Days Worked to Pay State Rank Tax Rate
(99 City Avg)
Days Worked to Pay
(99 City Avg)
State and Local Sales Tax 7.0% -- 24* 6.8% --
Federal, State and Local Tax -- 102 days 34* -- 109 days
* State rank of 1 pays the highest taxes



Athens Building Permits
(single family homes)
2013 143
2012 201
2011 84
2010 42
2009 166



Athens Interactive Maps


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