Downtown Athens: It’s All Here. History, culture, and Southern gentility combine to make Downtown Athens unlike any city in the world. At just thirty square blocks, Downtown is bursting with shops, cuisine, nightlife, music, and energy to rival that of any city in the southeast. An ideal neighborhood for investors, students, and Dawgs fans alike, Downtown contains a bevy of hidden lofts, high rise condominiums, and luxury town homes. If you want access to all the action without ever needing you car, Downtown Athens is calling your name.