Life in a Classic City - Athens, Georgia
A Classic Southern City
Athens is known by the nickname The Classic City. Athens, Georgia is circled by the highway known as the Athens Perimeter, much like an outerbelt highway around other cities. It is also called the Georgia 10 Loop and photos and descriptions of scenery and installations along the highway are available at the links below.
In 1990, the City of Athens joined its city government with Clarke County government to become one entity: Athens-Clarke County.
Two hundred years previously, back in the 1785, the University of Georgia was grated a charter. This event eventually caused a whole town to grow up around the new school and that town became Athens GA. This is testimony to how a college or university in a town can create economic growth with new jobs that draw residents and students to the area. The amounts and types research results coming out of UGA show much promise for creating new local jobs in emerging technologies and new career fields through the 2010s and beyond. All this creates a college town in the Top 20 College Towns in America, as recognized by Money Magazine.
Map for Athens, In Northeastern Georgia
Athens Perimeter Links
- Athens Perimeter Highway Guide
Georgia 10 Loop highway guide including photos and descriptions.
- Perimeter Mall Exciting shopping, dining and entertainment in Atlanta, Georgia
Visit Perimeter Mall, located in Atlanta, Georgia. Exciting shopping, dining and entertainment in Atlanta, Georgia. Find out more about our upcoming Mall Events, Sales, Stores and Restaurants.
- Georgia Perimeter College at www.gpc.edu
An Associate Degree-Granting College of the University System of Georgia. Six locations in the Metropolitan Atlanta Area.
Unique Athens Attractions
- 40 Watt Club - Music and History
Many Athens bands, including R.E.M., the B-52's, Widespread Panic, Love Tractor, Pylon, the Method Actors, and others got their start here.
- The Tree That Owns Itself
A historic white oak tree owns itself and the land on which it grows. (See map below.)
- Twilight Criterium
Twilight Criterium, a Pro Cycling Event. Celebrate over 30 years of sports, music, and road rash in downtown Athens, Ga.
Map of the Dearing Street Historic District
Advertised Jobs Increased 2009 - 2015
Top 15 Hot Jobs
- CDL and Transport Drivers -- Customer Deliveries, Delivery- Route Sales
- Dentists and Dental Assistants
- Occupational Therapists
- Account Executives
- Physical Therapists and Assistants
- Technicians - Maintenance, Engineering, Pharmacy
- Store Managers and Assistant Managers
- McDonald's, Taco Bell and other Fast Food Crews
- Retail Cashiers
- Flex Team Representatives
- Account Executives
- Financial Advisors
- Transport Drivers, Customer Deliveries, Delivery- Route Sales
- Physician - Pediatrics
- Registered Nurses (RNs), including Travel Nurses.
Government Projections for High Growth Jobs
Entries below indicate job categories or titles already in high demand on daily lists of job postings.
- Combined Food Prep & Service
- Mainstream Elementary School Teachers
- Retail Salespersons
- Healthcare Support Jobs
- Teacher's Assistants
- Registered Nurses (RNs)
- Waitstaff (Dining)
- Janitors and Cleaners
- General Office Clerks
- Construction Laborers
- Mainstream Secondary School Teachers
- CDL Truck Drivers
- Telecommunications Equipment Installer-Repairers
- Management Analysts
- Child Care Workers
The local Chamber of Congress reports that during the decades 2000 - 2020, the following companies have been the largest employers, maintaining the largest employee pools: through retention and hiring
- University of Georgia
- Athens Regional Medical Center: Jobs are increasing at this company.
- Clarke County School District
- Pilgrim's Pride
- Athens-Clarke County Unified Government
- St. Mary's Hospital
- Gold Kist, Inc.
- Merial Limited, Inc.
- Power Partners
- DuPont. The miracles of Science™
Top Hiring Companies
- Barr-Nunn Transport - Truck driving jobs; require CDL.
- United States Air Force - Military and civilian jobs.
- University of Georgia
- Northeast Georgia Health System
- Collier, Vinson and Demonbruen
- Food Lion
- Pepsi Cola
- Pizza Hut
- United States Army National Guard
- Home Depot
- Taco Bell
- Guardian Home Care
Downtown Athens Neighborhoods
Developing Downtown Athens
City leaders grasped the concept of downtown/urban revitalization as early as 1980 in Athens. In 2009, UGA forms one boundary of the Downtown Area and about 100 taverns are supported in the commercial district of Downtown Athens. A residential area is also successful in the district, including historic and newer homes, public housing, apartments, and hotels.
A Multi-Modal Transportation Center under construction will likely further facilitate new residential and commercial enterprises and make Downtown Athens increasingly more popular with students, visitors, and incoming residents.
University of Georgia
The University of Georgia is a nationally recognized school that provides innumerable services to the community. On of these is a database of information that helps individuals and families to make New Year's Resolutions.
The UGA Office of Public Affairs offers an entire page of resolution resources during December to early January and topical help throughout the year at: UGA NEWS SERVICE.
The University of Georgia and its University Health Center monitor health and diease on its front webpage as well. ghe H1N1 and seasonal flu viruses have been spotlighted in order to prevent their spread. UGA helps to explain the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for community and college environments.
Interestingly, UGA maintains an online magazine about the State of Georgia. It includes major stories and photographs of the people, events, and important issues around the state.
This publication online at the UGA website presents dozens of articles about the outcomes of useful research projects and other unviersity news and events. Many UGA colleges are quite active in research and discovering information that will help humanity. These include a school of Ecology, a division for Bioinformatics, the Center for Drug Discovery, the New Media Institute, a carbohydrate research center, a division dedicated to studying global diseases, and several others.
The UGA Bulldogs of the Southeastern Conference are active in Football, Men's and Women's Basketball, Golf, Baseball, Soccer, and several additional sports.
Georgia Perimeter College
Georgia Perimeter College is a well known two-year college with several campuses that all award Associate Degrees in a number of fields. Degrees and certificates are awarded in a wide array of subjects and careers.
It continues to break ground on additional sites as the 3rd largest school in the state university system. Traditional, non-traditional, and online programs are all successful. In 2009, a specialized grant to education Hispanic students was most welcomed by the school. In addition to all this, GPC hits a new enrollment record every academic year.
A nationally known literary publication is supported by GPC at The Chattahoochee Review.
Additional Top Schools
- Athens Technical College | Located in Athens, Georgia
- Medical College of Georgia
The Medical College of Georgia, the state's health sciences university, was founded in 1828 as the 13th-oldest medical school in the nation. The university has grown to encompass every aspect of health care.
- Piedmont College
- St. Mary's Hospital and Health Care System
St. Mary's hospital and health care system provides comprehensive care for children, women, men and families in Athens and all of northeast Georgia.
- I Need a Damn Job In Athens, GA: Since 2012, place to share info about where the jobs are in Athens and vicinity. Remember to contact the employers directly.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2009 Patty Inglish MS