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Should I Move to Athens, Georgia?

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Is it time to make a move? Should I Move to Athens, Georgia?

Is it because of work, COVID19, want to be closer to family, your partner just got a promotion in a new area, kids have graduated and it’s time to downsize? Should I Move to Athens, Georgia?

Are you wondering, Should I Move to Athens, Georgia? Then you might be asking your self, is Athens, Georgia. a good place to live? There are pros and cons to living in any city. Let’s dive into the Pros and Cons of living in Athens, Georgia, so we can better answer the “should I move to Athens, Georgia” question.

Athens is a clean, attractive, and progressive town with a distinct southern flair. The local University of Georgia is the centerpiece of the area’s economy. Athens is noted as a center for pop music—REM and the B-52’ ~ BestPlaces.com

What makes Athens, Georgia a good place to live?

Most people have heard of Athens, Georgia because it is home to the University of Georgia and the UGA Bulldogs.

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“The University of Georgia was chartered by the Georgia General Assembly on Jan. 27, 1785, in Savannah, the University of Georgia is America’s first state-chartered university and the birthplace of the American system of public higher education. Two men who were leaders of the early University of Georgia also signed the United States Constitution. Abraham Baldwin, who wrote UGA’s charter and was the institution’s first president, and William Few, a member of the Board of Trustees.” ~The University of Georgia.

Are your college days behind you? Don’t worry Athens, Georgia still has many things to offer you. What about a large sporting event? No, I don’t mean football games. Although, those are an absolute blast and expend the Athens population by fifty thousand plus on a home game weekends.

I am talking about the Twilight Bicycle race!

The Twilight Series is an annual road cycling race that takes place in the spring in AthensGeorgiaUnited States since 1980. During the course of each Twilight weekend, competitive events in a variety of fields are staged, including BMX racing and trick contests, a Kids’ Criterium, a mountain bike or ‘Fat Tire’ Criterium, and the climactic event of the weekend, the Twilight Criterium!

Not a fan of sporting events? That’s ok Athens, Georgia is still a great place to live.

The Georgia theater in Athens Ga. Would you like to know more about Athens Ga? Call George Kassaev 706-426-1082

So many bands call Athens home that we had to create a music walk of fame! The first inductees into Classic city Walk are as follows.

  1. The B-52s
    • One October night in 1976, fueled by some liquid courage, Fred Schneider, Kate Pierson, Keith Strickland, Cindy Wilson, and Ricky Wilson formed what became one of the most-loved party bands of all time. New York City soon came calling, but Athens is where it all began.
  2. Danger Mouse (Brian Joseph Burton)
    • Drawn to Athens to attend the University of Georgia, Burton came to prominence in 2004 when he released The Grey Album, which combined vocal performances from Jay-Z’s The Black Album with instrumentals from the Beatles’ The Beatles (aka the White Album). He formed Gnarls Barkley with CeeLo Green, and also produced four albums with The Black Keys. As of 2020, he has been nominated for 22 Grammy Awards and won six.
  3. Drive-By Truckers
    • This alt-country/Southern rock band was formed in Athens in 1996 by Mike Cooley (lead vocals, guitar, banjo) and Patterson Hood (lead vocals, guitar.) Cooley and Hood have collaborated with a number of talented band members over the years, including Jason Isbell, and they’ve amassed a large and loyal following for their tours. 
  4. The Elephant 6 Recording Company
    • Elephant 6 is a musical collective that created some of Athens’ most notable indie bands of the 1990s, including Neutral Milk Hotel, of Montreal, and Elf Power. Elephant 6 recordings are known for their experimental, psychedelic sounds. 
  5. Hall Johnson
    • Born a century earlier than the other inductees, in 1888, Hall Johnson was a choral director and composer who dedicated his career to preserving African-American spirituals performed during the era of slavery. 
  6. Neal Pattman
    • Pattman was a blues musician, harmonica player, singer, and songwriter born in 1926. Sometimes called Big Daddy Pattman, he is best known for “Prison Blues” and “Goin’ Back To Georgia.”
  7. Pylon
    • Formed in 1979 by UGA art students, Pylon became known for its new wave, post-punk sound, and was a huge influence on other Athens bands and far beyond. R.E.M. always considered Pylon an influence, and in 1987, R.E.M.’s Bill Berry declined that his band was “America’s Best,” stating that Pylon should have that distinction.
  8. R.E.M.
    • Arguably Athens’ best-known band in terms of commercial success, R.E.M. was formed in 1980 by drummer Bill Berry, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist Mike Mills, and lead vocalist Michael Stipe. They soon became synonymous with alternative rock. They went on to sell over 90 million albums before disbanding in 2011.
  9. Vic Chesnutt
    • Chesnutt released 17 albums during his career, including two produced by Michael Stipe. His musical style has been described by Bryan Carroll of allmusic.com as a “skewed, refracted version of Americana that is haunting, funny, poignant, and occasionally mystical, usually all at once”
  10. Widespread Panic
    • Widespread Panic may be the most-loved touring band of the past decade. Their 1998 album release concert in downtown Athens drew a reported 100,000 “Spreadhead” fans, and they have sold out 60 consecutive appearances at Red Rocks Amphitheater and eight headline performances at Bonnaroo. ~VisitAthensGa.com
One of the landmarks of Athens Georgia the bridge from the cover of a famous album cover by R.E.M. Want to learn more about Athens call Georgui Kassaev 706-426-1082

R.E.M. Murmur Railroad Trestle Athens, Georgia: R.E.M. Murmur Railroad Trestle. Fans still seek out the kudzu-choked railroad trestle that appeared on the cover of R.E.M.’s 1983 debut album “Murmur.” Acknowledged by Athens as an important landmark — since the B-52’s Love Shack burnt down. ~RoadSideAmerica.com

Not impressed by passed musical achivments of Athens, Georgia?

Do not worry, Athens still has plenty of live concerts going on both at the Georgia Theater and 40 Watt Club. Concerts aren’t your thing then what about a Festival?

Do you love music? Athens has you covered. Call George today to ask about what the music scene is like in Athens 706-426-1082

AthFest is a free annual music and arts festival in Athens, Georgia, first held in 1997. The festival spans three days in the downtown area during the summer, and planning for the event begins in November.[1] Jared Bailey founded the festival to promote the music of Athens, Georgia

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Looking for something tamer than a three-day music event?

No problem, The Classic Center brings you plenty of entertainment ranging from Car Shows to The Stronger Business Sumit and the Performers from the Bolshoi Theater!

The Classic Center is a perfect place to catch a conference a theatrical show or watch the Ice Dogs play some Hockey in Athens Ga. Want to know more about Athens give George a call 706-426-1082

The Classic Center is a convention center in Athens, Georgia, United States. It was opened in 1995. Located within is Akins Ford Arena at The Classic Center, a large event hall that also serves as a 2,000-seat arena. The arena is home to the UGA Ice Dawgs hockey team and formerly the Peach State Cats arena football team. The Classic Center also contains a 2,122-seat theatre.

No matter what type of entertainment you choose you can always grab a bite to eat!

Weaver Ds is an Athens Georgia staple for great southern food. Give George a call 706-426-1082 if you want more recommendations.

Do you love southern food? Then Weaver D’s is the place for you!

“Automatic for the People” is the Motto and Service Mark of Weaver D’s Delicious Fine Foods in Clarke County, Georgia. A gracious thanks to Weaver D and His Great Establishment. “Automatic for the People!” ~R.E.M

Southern Food to Heavy Before a Show?

No problem Ted’s Most Best got you covered, with plenty of room to sit outside and some of the best thin crust pizza in town!

Looking for one of the best places to get pizza in Athens Georgia? Teds' is a great place. Call George 706-426-1082 for more great places to eat.

Previously a tire storage garage, the newly renovated restaurant, completed by local contractor Michael Songster,  features a spacious outside patio and bocce ball court. Ted’s, named for the late Grit owner Ted Hafer, opened in the summer of 2011.  Come in and enjoy artisan pizzas, salads, paninis, and an excellent selection of beer and wine.  Free wi-fi is also available.

Or are you looking for Fine Dining?

No problem Athens, Georgia has so many different choices for fun dining. One such place is called Last Resort Grill.

Last Resort Grill is a great place to have a sit down dinner with your husband, wife, parents, or girlfriend. Call Real Estate Agent George at 706-426-1082 for more tips on good restaurants.

We chose the symbol of the vidalia onion in celebration of our southern roots. From our open grill, flames can be seen as our chefs prepare menus inspired by southern ingredients with our own unique twist. We use traditional methods like open fire, grilling, brining, pickling and preserving. The Last Resort Grill has a long standing commitment to serving our local community the highest level of quality food and service but it is in the relationships with our guests and suppliers that truly distinguish our restaurant.” ~Last Resort Grill

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Decided to stay and enjoy the nightlife?

The streets, particularly on Thursday through Saturday, are filled with people and cars late into the night. Popular bars are on every street corner, including Magnolia’s, Allgood, Blue Sky, Silver Dollar, Cutters Pub, Walker’s Pub, Boars Head, Nowhere Bar, and Trappeze Pub. There are around 80 bars in Athens.[5] In recent years, nightlife for this demographic has been concentrated in the neighborhood’s rapidly changing “West End“, the area between Lumpkin and Pulaski Streets. Nightlife catering to a more mainstream college-age demographic remains in the eastern part of the neighborhood, especially along Broad and Clayton Streets. During the day, visitors of all ages can find a reason to visit Downtown Athens.[6]

We can go on for hours about what makes Athens, Georgia a great place to move to!!!

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One, choose to work with Georgui Kassaev, My Athens Realtor. Two, choose one of the over twenty local Athens, Georgia charities that resonate with you. Three, complete your transaction with Georgui and Mr. Kassaev will take care of the rest! It’s that EASY! Georgui Kassaev, My Athens Realtor donates 10% of his commission from every transaction to one of the local charities of his client’s choosing.

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Georgui Kassaev is a licensed Realtor in the state of Georgia and a Real Estate investor who focuses on renovating homes for retail. Real Estate Agent Georgui Kassaev is fluent in Russian, Spanish, and English!

Georgui is a certified Pricing Strategy Advisor. A certified Short Sale and Foreclosure specialist. He has also completed the CCIM institute certification on Financial Analysis of Commercial Real Estate.

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