November 2008 Issue
Ohio's Best Hometowns 2009 - Athens
They say the Sixties came to Athens and never left. We dig it. Decades later, what remains of the era in this rural southeastern town is undeniably the best of its philosophies: forward thinking, questioning convention, a deep sense of environmentalism and a progressive spirit of community that goes well beyond waving flags at an annual parade. There is simply no other town like Athens in Ohio, and maybe just a few kindred spirits outside of the state. Take a short walk down Court Street and you’ll immediately understand that this is a community that marches to the beat of its own drum — one that is undoubtedly locally made from natural fibers and recycled products.
For many, Athens’ sustainable sensibilities are instantly magnetic.