Welcome to Athens Texas

Welcome to our City! Athens has the charm of a small southern town while still retaining many of the qualities of a larger city. With Dallas and Tyler only a short drive away, we’re the perfect spot to live, work, and play for those who the benefits of a smaller city, but easy access to larger metro areas.

Fun for the Whole Family

From the great outdoors to burgers and brews, Athens has fun for the whole family.

With a variety of family-friendly destinations like the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center, East Texas Arboretum and Botanical Society, Henderson County Regional Fair Park Complex and more, you’re sure to embark on an activity that will satisfy the entire family!

Wine and craft beer lovers will enjoy 4 local wineries in and around Athens and a new craft brewery in the heart of downtown Athens. Downtown Athens offers shopping, art galleries, the Henderson County Historical Museum and more. Check out our local, cultural resources and plan your weekend stay with family and friends

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What's happening in Athens

With new events taking place each year, we are fortunate to celebrate a handful of events that have stood the test of time!

What's Happening

Latest News & Articles

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17 Oct

The Texan Announced as a Finalist for 2018 Texas Downtown Association President's Awards Program

Finalists for the 2018 President’s Awards Program were recently announced in Austin.  For over 30 years the awards program, sponsored by the Texas Downtown Association (TDA),  has recognized outstanding projects, places, and people of Texas downtowns.With the completion of The Texan: A Landmark Venue in ... Read More about The Texan Announced as a Finalist for 2018 Texas Downtown Association President's Awards Program
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05 Oct

City of Athens to Reduce Building Permit Fees

On Monday, September 10, the City Council of the City of Athens voted unanimously to reduce the building permit fees charged by the City, effective October 1, 2018.“The current fees we have used were raised in 2017 when the City had to utilize a third-party ... Read More about City of Athens to Reduce Building Permit Fees

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