The Normaltown and Boulevard area is one of the oldest parts of Athens and was the first part of town wired for electricity in 1896. Normaltown’s location is a big reason for its popularity because it is close to downtown, UGA, and Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital. However, Normaltown is uniquely its own neighborhood with homes that feature all types of architecture in close proximity to many well-known shops and restaurants.
Area Hot Spots
Normaltown and Boulevard show off some of the best that Athens has to offer. This area of town features many of Athens’ most popular businesses and restaurants. Residents can enjoy a long list of eateries like The Grit, Seabear Oyster Bar, Aqua Linda, Heirloom Café, Square One, Automatic Pizza, and Taqueria Del Sol. Normal Bar, Hi Low Lounge, Go Bar, and The Old Pal are great examples of local bars where residents often gather to socialize and hear live music.
Schools and Neighborhoods
Most of the area is zoned for Chase Street elementary and Clarke Central High School. This area of town has many popular streets and locations such as Boulevard, Sunset, King Ave, Pulaski Heights, Park Ave, and the historic Cobbham District.