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Overview of Athens

The city of Athens is located in northeast Texas, approximately 72 miles southeast of Dallas. It is situated in Henderson County but is considered part of the Dallas metropolitan area. Athens apartments for rent can easily be found across its nearly 17 square miles of land and offer attractive options for joining the population of more than 12,700.

Athens is intersected by Route 175, providing convenient access to Dallas. Residents enjoy the convenient Athens Municipal Airport and the Tyler Pounds Regional Airport nearby.

Living in Athens, TX

According to City Town Info, not only is Athens the seat of Henderson County, but this community is known as the "original Home of the Hamburger." The city was named after the famous Greek city.

There are numerous factors that make Athens such a great place to live, including the area's mild and enjoyable weather, its gentle rolling hills, fabulous fishing opportunities, and all-around small-town charm. The community is particularly family friendly, and boasts an exceptional public school system. Athens additionally prides itself on being a prime spot for people from all walks of life, offering affordable housing and community college options for young adults, and a thriving senior community for empty nesters. 

Athens Attractions and Special Events

People looking at Athens apartments can enjoy many local attractions. To learn a bit about the town, residents and visitors can head to the Henderson County Historical Museum. One of this city's charms is its prime outdoor scenery and natural landscapes. Chalmers Lake, Athens Lake, Bear Creek, and Coppers Creek are all beautiful bodies of water that attract many tourists to enjoy the outdoors. Other popular outdoor spots include the Athens City Park, Central Park, and the Purtis Creek State Recreation Area.

The Athens Old Fiddlers Reunion event has been around for more than 80 years, drawing fiddlers from around the state to celebrate culture and the arts.

To find your next rental apartment or house in Athens, take a look at our listings on Rent.com®.


Athens, TX 75751

$450 - $750

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths


Athens, TX 75751

$525 - $740

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths


Tyler, TX 75709

$687 - $3313

0-4 Beds 1-4 Baths

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