Our Normaltown Listings
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY ABOUT Normaltown
in-town location has afforded our kids the freedom to ride their bikes to school and around town
It’s hard to pick the best thing about living in Normaltown. The proximity to both downtown and the Beechwood / Alps shopping area makes getting anywhere easy. I love that we can walk to bars, restaurants, the farmers’ market, and Bishop Park. Our in-town location has afforded our kids the freedom to ride their bikes to school and around town. But, what I think I appreciate most is the vibrancy and diversity of our neighborhood. People of all ages and backgrounds live harmoniously and there is a definite sense of community. Neighbors have “awesome tables” of free items and “free libraries” in their yards. Playgrounds and pocket parks spring up in communal lots, and there are always people walking their dogs on nice days. It's truly a wonderful place to live!
benefits of urban living in a friendly, progressive and manageable city
My husband and I decided to buy our first house in Normaltown in 2008. We chose Normaltown because it had an up-and-coming feel to it, and we were excited about living within walking distance to so many great amenities. We have taken advantage of the YMCA, Bishop Park, Normaltown bars, coffee shops, and restaurants and, now that we have children, Chase Street Elementary School. When our family needed more space, we bought a larger house in the same neighborhood in 2012. Normaltown is also in the midst of a construction boom. We’re excited to see so many homeowners restoring or remodeling their dated houses. We love living here because of the benefits of urban living in a friendly, progressive and manageable city. We’re happy to see more homeowners actually living in the neighborhood. Normaltown feels more like a community every day.
Ideally located in the area between the UGA Health Sciences Campus and Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital, Normaltown got it’s name from the former State Normal School, which trained school teachers in the “Norms” of education. Contrary to its dreary moniker, this thriving neighborhood is one of the hottest and most rapidly evolving parts of Athens.
Adjacent to both the Boulevard and Cobbham neighborhoods, Normaltown residents enjoy walkable neighborhoods, a slew of hip restaurants and bars, and convenient access to all of Athens and the Loop. Nearby Bishop Park offers residents close proximity to ballfields, tennis and basketball courts, walking trails and a playground and pool area. Saturday mornings the indoor tennis pavilion is converted to host the Athens Farmer’s Market with food trucks, fresh, locally grown vegetables, flowers and hand crafted goods.
Close to The Bottleworks, Downtown and 5 Points, Normaltown is in the center of all that Athens holds dear. Charming older homes are being renovated and new in-fill construction is being built thereby enhancing the area. Located in the highly praised Chase St Elementary School Zone, Normaltown is highly sought after, perfectly located, and quickly becoming the “go-to” choice for families, young professionals, and empty nesters alike.