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The city is synonymous with its bustling music scene; its rich history of musical diversity stretchers back to the Civil War. Successful rock, country and bluegrass musicians have emerged from the area. Athens is the birth place to some of the biggest bands in the world. Members of bands that gained international fame such as R.E.M. and the B-52s grew up in Athens. The music keeps rolling in the city's downtown area with many local bands playing for free at the nearly 100 bars. The Athens Symphony Orchestra is based in the city and has existed since the 1970s. The orchestra's shows include a winter and spring concert as well as youth Christmas and pops concerts. A plethora of music festivals in the city include Anthfest and the Athens Human Rights Festival.



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An array of multi-family homes, town house and condominiums are available in Athens, Georgia, a city steeped in rich musical and cultural history. A quick drive around the city will show off the area's architectural diversity with brick, stucco and stone exteriors. Located in the northeastern part of the state, Athens offers a downtown with plenty of shops, restaurants and bars. With 37,000 acres of hunting, fishing, biking and camping sites, the city gives nature lovers a reason to make Athens their home.
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