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Athens, GA

We’d like to take a few minutes to boast about our amazing city and everything it has to offer during your Piedmont Athens Regional GME residency. Athens, GA is a city percolating with life from its bustling neighborhoods and rural farmlands. At the heart of Athens is a downtown packed with live music venues, bars, restaurants and eclectic shops.

Live music has been a staple in the Athens social scene since the late 70’s when the 40 Watt Club opened its doors providing a downtown space for local bands to gain traction outside of the usual house parties. Since then the Athens music scene has exploded and given rise to countless famous bands and played host to even more. The Drive By Truckers, Perpetual Groove and Widespread Panic are just a few to call Athens home, while Alabama Shakes, Drew Holcombe and the Neighbors, Keb’ Mo’, and Waka Flaka Flame recently held shows in town.

If live music isn’t your idea of a good time on a Friday night, fear not, Athens is also home to an eclectic array of casual and fine dining restaurants. A food scene truly created with ‘a little something for everyone’ in mind. Available cuisines range from traditional Soul Food to Nuevo Southern and branch out into an exciting range of food from around the globe; Thai, Indian, Korean, Latin American, and Mediterranean are only a few of the cultural foods available throughout the Classic City.

Beyond food and music Athens offers a rich southern history, a variety of outdoor activities, museums, a beautiful botanical garden, a passionate sports scene and more.

If you choose the Piedmont Athens Regional GME program, rest assured that your life outside of the hospital will be one filled with rich experiences and memories that will last a lifetime.

What they are saying about Athens….

"10 Best Mid-Sized Cities for College Graduates,", July 28, 2014
Terrapin Brewery: 10 Awesome Breweries in College Towns, Paste, Oct. 10, 2014
"10 Most Underrated American Cities," Conde Nast Traveler, Oct. 2014
10 Best: Inside Georgia's Coolest Places, USAToday, Oct. 9, 2014
"Guide to the South's Best Burgers," Garden & Gun, July 2014
"Skip Atlanta. Go here instead," Conde Nast Traveler, July 2014
"11 Coolest Small Cities It's Time to Road Trip To," Buzzfeed, June 25, 2014
40 Watt Club: "America's Coolest Music Venues," Travel + Leisure, June 2014
"Athens: Georgia's Gourmet Destination," CultureTrip, May 2014
"10 Best Places to Live in Georgia," Movoto, May 2014
"America's Coolest Music Towns," DreamPlanGo, April 24, 2014
Mama's Boy: "The South's Best Biscuit Joints," Southern Living, April 2014
"The Next Great Craft Beer Town," First we Feast, April 8, 2014
"The 7 Best Cities for Organic Food,", Nov. 29, 2013
40 Watt Club: "America's Seven Best Small Rock Clubs,", Nov. 8, 2013
Top 10 College Towns - for Grownups," MSN Real Estate, August 28, 2013
"America's Prettiest Towns,", August 2013
"Athens GA- Best Town in the World," Southern Economist, August 20, 2013
Five & Ten: "100 Places to Eat Now," Southern Living, August 2013
"7 Up and Coming Food Cities Around the U.S.," Zagat, March 6, 2013
Bourbon Street, "31 Best College Bars in America," Business Insider, March 2014

Athens Regional Health System

Piedmont Athens Regional Health System is one of Northeast Georgia's largest health care systems. Comprised of an acute care facility with 350-plus beds, four urgent care centers, a quality network of physicians and specialists, a health maintenance organization and a home health agency, Piedmont Athens Regional is a progressive health care system committed to excellence and dedicated to improving the health, wellness and quality of life of our communities.


1199 Prince Avenue
Suite 70
Athens, GA 30606 / USA