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Living in Auburn

"The loveliest village on the plains"

Auburn is known for its southern charm, beautiful scenery, mild weather and a high quality of living.  A thriving community of approximately 54,000 residents, Auburn is conveniently situated along Interstate 85 with easy access to Atlanta, Birmingham, Montgomery and Columbus.  Auburn residents enjoy an abundance of artistic, intellectual, social and sporting activities.  Of course, you can't speak about activities in Auburn without making special mention of Auburn football.  It just doesn't get any better.

The city of Auburn prides itself on being a wonderful place to live, work and raise a family.  Recently, Auburn was recognized by US News & World Report as being a "Top 10 Best Place to Live."  Within the past decade, the Auburn-Opelika area has experienced a surge in new residents and industry.  Forbes.com named the Auburn metro area the 6th fastest growing MSA in the U.S. for small metros.  The city is alive with energy and activity.  Yet, the city planners are dedicated to preserving the small town charm that makes Auburn so special.

The Auburn-Opelika area is home to great shopping, dining and entertainment as well as numerous parks and public sporting facilities.  Residents can also take advantage of the many events and activities that nearby cities have to offer in Montgomery (60 miles southwest) and Columbus (40 miles southeast).  Within a short two-hour drive, Birmingham (120 miles northwest) and Atlanta (115 miles northeast) are popular day-trip and weekend destinations.  Access to one of the world's busiest airports (Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport) is quick and easy (you don't go through downtown) connecting area residents with the world.  

Auburn"s average annual temperature of 63 degrees Fahrenheit and elevation of 732 feet (highest point between Atlanta and New Orleans) allows residents to enjoy to the fullest all four seasons outdoors, with fall and spring especially treasured. 

Last Updated: August 23, 2016