Location Profile

Athens, Texas

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Facility Location
Athens, Texas
Teaching Facility
Trauma Center
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Hospital Overview

The healthcare provider is located in Athens, Texas and is affiliated with a major healthcare network. Offering world-class services including cancer care, cardiac care, women’s health, and other needs. Diagnostics and treatments feature state-of-the-art care.

Community Overview

Located in East Texas, Athens is a friendly city that captures the best of everything in one central spot. Whether you love exploring the great outdoors, enjoying a night out, or just grabbing a delicious bite to eat, there’s something for you in Athens. Athens is one of the top 300 cities in Texas with the lowest cost of living according to Niche.com. A small town with big city amenities, Athens is a family-friendly place for all. One of its claims to fame is the birthplace of the American hamburger and as such, it features a good food scene. Getting around the area is easy with the Go Bus system, which offers convenient bus services throughout 14 counties in East Texas.

Learn more about Athens at the official city website and explore the area at the county website.

Cost of Living


The Athens Independent School District runs the public schools in the area and includes 3 elementary schools, 1 middle school, and 1 high school. The district features a low student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. Nearly 80% of the students are proficient in math and nearly 70% are proficient in reading. Advanced Placement and dual enrollment classes are available to help students reach their full academic potential. Athens High School is ranked among the top 5,500 schools in the country and 419th in Texas by U.S. News and World Report’s Best U.S. High Schools. There are also 2 private schools in Athens.

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Local and Nearby Attractions

From clothing stores to antique shops, Athens has a great selection of shopping destinations. Shopping for gifts, books, jewelry, and other merchandise is easy here. Bealls, Walmart, Family Dollar, and other big-box stores are also in Athens. Grocery shopping options include Brookshire’s, Save-a-Lot, and Braum’s.

Henderson County Performing Arts Center is one of the gems of Athens’ cultural scene. It’s the home of several productions every year and has been around for 55 years. The city of Athens also features and operates The Texan music venue to host a variety of musical acts throughout the year. Henderson County Historical Museum is also a vibrant part of the culture with a range of historic artifacts, documents, and photographs relating to Athens’ history. Exhibits include a general store replica, Caddo Indian artifacts, a recreation of a 1900s kitchen, and other interesting pieces.

Athens offers several fun recreational destinations and opportunities. In the winter months, Athens residents and visitors flock to the Christmas Park: Land of Lights. This drive-through light show features over 4 million lights with more than 60 different lighted scenes. For nature lovers, there’s the East Texas Arboretum, 100 acres of wooded land with 2 miles of nature trails. Filled with beautiful trees and flowers, it’s a lovely place to spend a day. At the garden park, you’ll find several historic buildings plus an assortment of varied gardens. The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center is more than a fishery, it also features a nature trail, aquariums, museum, and educational programs. Visit it to get an inside look at freshwater fish and outdoor life in East Texas. Nearby is Lake Athens, a reservoir with a park and fishing lake. Several other parks are available in Athens. Cain Park has a playground, sports fields, fishing pond, and walking trails. At Kiwanis Park, you’ll find a playground and splash pad.

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Crime Rate

You’ll be safe in Athens thanks to the diligent work of the police department. Crime has decreased by 31% over the last year and should continue this trend. The police department has 22 officers who all engage in active crime prevention in the community.

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