This triangular area that extends beyond the Loop is roughly bounded by Prince Avenue/Jefferson Road to the north, West Broad Street/Atlanta Highway to the south and Hawthorne Avenue to the east.
The Athens YMCA is a large complex popular with families. Daily passes are available for $15.
Ben Burton Park, a 32-acre wildlife preserve on the Middle Oconee River, includes a boating ramp, picnic areas and trails.
At Indie South on Hawthorne Avenue, browse handmade work by local artists and artisans or book a tarot reading for $30.
- Em’s Kitchen — Adjacent to Hawthorne Drugs, features breakfast and lunch on weekdays and brunch on Saturdays.
- Opa Robby’s Market — A colorful, family-owned shop on Atlanta Highway stocked with local produce and homemade casseroles.