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A cozy college town in the Appalachian Plateau

  • College
  • Small Town
  • Suburb
  • Nature
  • Outdoors
  • Mountains
  • Affordable

Athens is a small city in eastern Tennessee, positioned roughly halfway between Knoxville and Chattanooga alongside Interstate 75. The city is home to Cleveland State Community College, Tennessee Wesleyan University, and a campus of Tennessee College of Applied Technology, which collectively enroll over 5,000 students and employ hundreds of locals as faculty and staff. Sitting just west of the Unicoi Mountains, Athens is built on an unusual topography of hills and ridges, with the surrounding area providing excellent opportunities for hiking, camping, and mountain biking.

Rent Trends

As of May 2018, the average apartment rent in Athens, TN is $429 for a studio, $509 for one bedroom, $588 for two bedrooms, and $749 for three bedrooms. Apartment rent in Athens has increased by 0.5% in the past year.

Beds Avg Sq Ft Avg Rent
Studio 490 $429
1 BR 663 $509
2 BR 1,082 $588
3 BR 1,500 $749


34 Walk Score® Car-Dependent
1 Transit Score® Minimal Transit

Top Apartments in Athens

  1. Ridgetop, 2-4 Bed, $555 - 640


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