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Athens is located in beautiful Limestone County, and serves as the county seat. Those looking for homes for rent in the area will love the classic Southern feel of this small but thriving city. The city prides itself on being a heritage city, with a rich history dating back to the early 1800s. It's located just 20 minutes driving distance from the city of Decatur, which offers a number of business, cultural and entertainment opportunities.

4 Things to Know About Athens' History

  • Athens was acquired as a part of the Mississippi Territory purchase from the Cherokee nation by the U.S. government. The first settlement occurred in 1807, and the town became incorporated in 1818, one year before Alabama was established as a state in 1819.
  • One of the more progressive cities for women's education, the people of Athens created the Athens Female Academy in 1822. The college was later named Athens Female College before becoming simply Athens College. The school is now known as Athens State University and is open to all students.
  • Due to the city's early railroad involvement, Athens became a strategic site in the Civil War. It became a supply route for Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, however, it was later raided by Union Col. John Basel Turchin in 1862.
  • Get a better feel for Athens rich heritage as a great Southern city by watching this video from the Athens Chamber of Commerce Visitors site.

3 Helpful Resources for Renters in Athens

  • Learn more about the history of Athens as well as the city's services at its official website. You can also find permit and license information there.
  • Find the latest news and community events in the Athens News Courier, which is available online.
  • Community members can find out more about the city's many businesses by visiting the Athens-Limestone Chamber of Commerce.

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Emerald Ridge

Emerald Ridge

Huntsville, AL 35806 (16.88 miles)

Price: From $699

(256) 263-5888

Beds: Studio - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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Somerset at Madison

Somerset at Madison

Madison, AL 35758 (12.89 miles)

Price: $644-$1,620

(256) 263-5887

Beds: Studio - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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Executive Lodge

Executive Lodge

Huntsville, AL 35816 (18.92 miles)

Price: From $459

(256) 513-7447

Beds: Studio - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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Highland Pointe

Highland Pointe

Huntsville, AL 35806 (14.90 miles)

Price: $599-$1,219

(256) 513-7461

Beds: Studio - 3, Baths: 1 - 3

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Brittany Point

Brittany Point

Huntsville, AL 35802 (26.66 miles)

Price: $500-$988

(256) 275-4148

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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Lily Flagg Station

Lily Flagg Station

Huntsville, AL 35802 (25.26 miles)

Price: $485-$1,020

(256) 513-7393

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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Higgins Estates Apartments

Higgins Estates Apartments

Athens, AL 35611 (2.22 miles)

Price: $515-$620

(256) 513-7382

Beds: 1 - 2, Baths: 1

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Windsor

Windsor

Athens, AL 35611 (1.44 miles)

Price: From $390

(256) 513-4665

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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Oakview Apartments

Oakview Apartments

Athens, AL 35611 (1.66 miles)

Price: From $465

(256) 217-5376

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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Oakleaf

Oakleaf

Athens, AL 35611 (0.61 miles)

Price: $340-$400

(256) 513-7428

Beds: 1 - 2, Baths: 1½

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Tanglewood

Tanglewood

Athens, AL 35611 (1.72 miles)

Price: From $485

(256) 263-5915

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1

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Beautiful Executive home - Huntsville Area

Beautiful Executive home - Huntsville Area

Harvest, AL 35749 (14.65 miles) (#1604405)

Price: $2,000

(866) 821-8609

Beds: 4, Baths: 3

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Providence Place Apartments

Providence Place Apartments

Huntsville, AL 35806 (16.25 miles) (#1519207)

Price: $828-$1,394

(855) 769-6901 Ext.  65

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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Madison Park

Madison Park

Madison, AL 35758 (16.57 miles)

Price: Please Call

(256) 513-7377

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

Current Rent Specials
Emerald Ridge

Emerald Ridge

Huntsville, AL 35806 (16.88 miles)

Price: From $699

(256) 263-5888

Beds: Studio - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

Current Rent Specials
Executive Lodge

Executive Lodge

Huntsville, AL 35816 (18.92 miles)

Price: From $459

(256) 513-7447

Beds: Studio - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

Current Rent Specials
Highland Pointe

Highland Pointe

Huntsville, AL 35806 (14.90 miles)

Price: $599-$1,219

(256) 513-7461

Beds: Studio - 3, Baths: 1 - 3

Current Rent Specials
Bridgewater

Bridgewater

Huntsville, AL 35806 (16.95 miles)

Price: From $599

(256) 513-7433

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

Current Rent Specials
Somerset at Madison

Somerset at Madison

Madison, AL 35758 (12.89 miles)

Price: $644-$1,620

(256) 263-5887

Beds: Studio - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

Current Rent Specials
Brixworth at Bridge Street

Brixworth at Bridge Street

Huntsville, AL 35806 (18.26 miles)

Price: $590-$875

(256) 513-7353

Beds: 1 - 2, Baths: 1 - 2

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Bridge Pointe

Bridge Pointe

Huntsville, AL 35806 (16.42 miles)

Price: $645-$990

(256) 513-7370

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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The Lexingtons At Madison

The Lexingtons At Madison

Madison, AL 35758 (14.78 miles)

Price: $570-$1,140

(256) 513-7423

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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Carrington Cove

Carrington Cove

Madison, AL 35758 (15.97 miles)

Price: $540-$945

(256) 513-4664

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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Arch Street Apartment Homes

Arch Street Apartment Homes

Madison, AL 35758 (16.16 miles)

Price: $699-$1,325

(256) 513-7408

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 3

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Grand Reserve At Madison

Grand Reserve At Madison

Madison, AL 35758 (14.38 miles)

Price: From $757

(256) 513-7371

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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Ashbury Woods

Ashbury Woods

Huntsville, AL 35824 (16.38 miles)

Price: $689-$955

(256) 513-7386

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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