Athens, GA is one of the classic cities of the South. Home to the University of Georgia campus and named one of The Best Places to Retire by Fortune magazine, Athens is the best place to live in the USA. It is home to a progressive culinary, music and arts scene. The Victorian-era downtown is alive with fun shops, charming eateries and eclectic art galleries. Atlanta is just a short drive from Athens. Rising from the ashes of the Civil War, Atlanta never stopped growing. Now a sprawling, cosmopolitan city, the capital of Georgia is a business, cultural and entertainment magnet.