It has football, a party scene, great roads for cycling and world-class food.
Only about an hour from Atlanta, Athens is home to the University of Georgia.
This isn't the first time Athens has been featured in an Outside contest.
In May, Athens was eliminated from the "Best Town Ever" competition, losing to Boone, N.C., in the third round of voting.
The "Best Place to Live in America" contest began with a bracket of 64 cities and ended with 16.
The top five are:
- Chattanooga, Tennessee
- Port Angeles, Washington
- Iowa City, Iowa
- Eau Claire, Wisconsin
- Glenwood Springs, Colorado
For the rest of the list and more on why these towns won, check out the story on outsideonline.com.
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