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Find your Best Mortgage in Athens: Fixed Rate, Adjustable Rate, 30 years, 15 years.

Pros

-Strong economy
-Low unemployment
-Educated population

Cons

-Isolation
-Infrastructure
-Hot, humid summers


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Huntsville is a surprising and up-and-coming research, technology and high-tech manufacturing center in extreme north Alabama. It is known as the “Space Capital of America,” a role that started in the 1940’s when a U.S. senator brought famed German scientists, including Dr. Wernher von Braun, to a local U.S. Army arsenal to continue their work.


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Quick Facts About Athens


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Athens is 5.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Athens jobs have Increased by 0.76 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Athens's cost of living is 11.40% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Athens's population is 24,966 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 47.72 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 6 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Athens is $120,609. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 10.64%.
    SCHOOLS
    Athens public schools spend $11,031 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16.3 students per teacher in Athens.

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  4/25/2008
Athens, AL

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humidity

Can anyone comment on the humidity in or around Athens? Is the humidity only high in the summer? What about tornadoes in the... (Read More)

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  7/26/2005
LA (Little Athens), Alabama

Athens, Alabama is a good place to live. Although, there are few technical jobs there Huntsville is only a 30 minute drive away. Athens is a quiet town and an excellent... (Read More)

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