What turns a city into a place you want to call home? What gives it its edge over its rivals? When every city begins to look a bit alike, what lets some cities either big or small creates a special allure, develop as a powerful brand, or just become known as the ideal place to do business?
So what makes a city fail or work, is if it can deliver Quality of Life!
Quality of Life is a reflection of both the hard and the softer elements of city and rural living. And it's not just about wealth. This is about shared experiences - a community that's inclusive, but works for all.
So it's kayaking in the shadow of our beautiful Elk River. It's about Mooresville’s quiet historic village, nestled between larger cities continuing to inspire others with their Early 19th century architecture.
Though we have many challenges facing our communities; how do we maintain the city's heart, create homes for all, and add to our city’s density without buckling services; all while maintaining life and vitality on our streets?
Parts of the solutions are simple in that many of the things that create quality of life are inexpensive, such as places to assemble while enjoying a beautiful water fountain, or biking the many miles of charted trails.
Fortunately, we have begun expanding on our Southern Makers with independent retail and locales where you can still craft foods and merchandise and have personal tours at such locations as Belle Chevre Creamery and Robin Wade furniture.
However, our city also needs to hold on to what makes her unique. That's why people seek out the distinctive festivals like our Fiddlers Convention and Storytelling and the unusual such as our Grease Festival and our culture in our Alabama Veterans Museum & Athens State University.
We are blessed with talented musicians performing at our monthly concert series in the park and artists teaching and delighting us in our High Cotton Arts. We also provide oral historic history during our Cemetery Strolls and Historic Walks.
This is why people fall for our communities, which in some ways, have lived past other’s sell-by dates.
Athens-Limestone County Tourism is anxious to show you what they will enjoy bringing to our county in 2016. Each year they are preparing new and exciting experiences for our communities and our guests. Helping to bring new life & business to Limestone County physically and passionately and to convey the quality of experiences is what Athens-Limestone County Tourism offers to every resident and visitor.