Athens Texas is a beautiful East Texas town which enjoys all of the charms of small-town living. A thriving cultural community, clerks and servers will soon know your name. Without fighting traffic, you will find everything you need on a daily basis from groceries, health food stores, art galleries, a library, yoga classes, affordable golf, and community theater. The Cain Center, less than 10 minutes from your front door, is a fitness center situated on 85 acres with an indoor Olympic pool and walking trails.
Reduced fees are available at the local Trinity Valley Community College for seniors who want to engage in lifelong learning opportunities. You will find that many people retire to Athens and the community reflects the interests of more mature adults.
Should you need more shopping, entertainment, or medical specialist, other options are easily available. Downtown Dallas is only 87 miles away and downtown Tyler only 36 miles away. In Tyler you will find most of the major department stores, along with fine dining experiences, theater, and art and children’s science museum, a world-class zoo, community lectures and touring Broadway productions at the University of Texas at Tyler. Easily accessible are the two major trauma medical centers of Trinity Mother Frances and the East Texas Medical Center.
A list of attractions in Athens and links to other opportunities can be found at: