Beech Creek Preserve offers the unique advantage of immediate proximity to Beechwood and Alps Shopping Centers, St. Mary's Hospital, Clarke County Library and Five Points shopping and dining, while residing in ultimate privacy surrounded by a woodland setting nestled along the banks of the Oconee River. Abundant shops and restaurants, and national chains and locally owned boutiques, are located throughout these shopping districts. Residents will find everything from upscale clothing shops to sushi at their front door. At the virtual doorstep of the University of Georgia, Beech Creek Preserve offers residents the opportunity to enjoy all the benefits of involvement with UGA sporting and cultural events. Visit some of the finest restaurants in Athens within just a couple miles of Beech Creek Preserve and return home to find quiet streets and a serene setting in which to retreat.

The Classic City

A vibrant city situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Athens, Georgia is renowned for its sophisticated Southern culture. As the host city to The University of Georgia, Athens is the quintessential college town offering a wide range of cultural opportunities, top-ranked collegiate sporting events and a distinctive blend of Southern heritage and contemporary entertainment. With award-winning restaurants, an eclectic downtown scene, historic districts, world-class performing arts venues, a world-renowned music scene, local art galleries, as well as the state's official art collection, Athens, Georgia offers a distinct lifestyle not found anywhere else.

As Athens grows and its distinctive culture evolves, The Classic City continues to win national accolades:

  • ·Money Magazine named Athens as one of the "Top Five Best Places to Live" for retirees. (2005)
  • Top 10 Retirement Communities by 100 Best Places to Retire (2005)
  • The Worldwide Employee Relocation Council named Athens the Number 1 Small U.S. Metro Area in 2005's Best Cities for Relocating families. (2005)
  • Expansion Management Magazine gave the Athens metropolitan area a five-star ranking for its appeal to high-tech companies.
  • 34th Nationally in Quality of Life by ‘Cities Ranked and Rated’
  • Men's Journal named Athens #30 in the "50 Best Places to Live" in its April 2005 issue as well as placing in the top 50 in the March 2003 issue.
  • AmericanStyle readers have ranked Athens the No. 7 Mid-Sized City in the annual Top 25 Arts Destinations readers' poll, moving Athens up 17 places from last year's ranking. (2006)
  • One of America’s Great College Towns by Princeton Review (2002)
  • One of Seven Cool Cities, Kiplingers Personal Finance, (October 2005)
  • Expansion Management Magazine ranked Athens 34th nationally in Quality-of-Life by Cities Ranked & Rated Top “Knowledge-worker” destination
  • Military Officer Magazine lists Athens as the #1 "Best City for Relocating Families" of small metropolitan areas (50,00 to 250,00 population) in its March 2006 issue.
  • Rolling Stone named Athens the #1 "College Music Scene that Rocks" (2003)
  • America’s Number 1 Bachelor Town by Men’s Health Magazine
  • Southern Business & Development Magazine ranked Athens 11th among all markets regardless of size and 7th among the South’s small markets (250,000 and under) in 2003

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