Athens, Tennessee is awesome because of its cultural, civic and collegiate experiences that the citizens provide. We are small in number but big in commitment. Athenians are involved in every aspect of the city. With a small town attitude but a big city appetite for cultural events, we have one of the finest arts centers and outstanding parks and recreations departments in the area. We are committed to the things that count: education, the arts, patriotism, family and respect for all. Home of the best ice cream in the world: Mayfields. Our motto says it all: "The Friendly City."