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The Auburn/Opelika Area

The twin cities of Auburn and Opelika are an eclectic combination of southern charm. The rich heritage and refined hospitality are captivating! The university community is filled with endless possibilities for you and your friends and family.

Located a short distance from Atlanta, Birmingham, or Montgomery, the cities are situated conveniently – with easy access to Interstate 85 and Highways 280 and 431.


“An eclectic and diverse southern town, it’s genteel tradition juxtaposed comfortably alongside the progressive innovation…”


World-class golf along the renowned Robert Trent Jones Trail is just one of the reasons Golf Digest named Opelika the #1 Golf City in America and HGTV featured the area in their You Should Live Here series.

Discover a wealth of historic and cultural attractions in cities over 150 years old and the best restaurants, shopping, and nightlife a college town can offer. Enjoy the thrill of college football in the crisp autumn air, the sense of peace and renewal found among the blooming dogwoods and azaleas of spring, or the mild atmosphere of our winters and summers where activities abound for just about any interest.

Culturally rich heritage paired with the progressive university culture steeped in tradition makes Auburn-Opelika the premier destination for families, young professionals and retirees or empty-nesters.

Why do people love Auburn/Opelika?

  • Renewal unlike many citizens have experienced
  • Large auto industry has moved into Alabama
  • Conveniently located at the intersections of I-85, US highway 280, and US Hwy 431, one hour and fifiteen minutes southewest of atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
  • Location for manufacturing, retail, and housing growth.
  • Live, learn, play and prosper
  • People are gracious, environment is beautifu, quality of life is something we’re all proud of.
  • Rich heritage
  • Embrace the bright and promising possibilities of the fture
  • Progressive city
  • Cultural, recreational, educational opportunities for all citiziens
  • Attractive place for new business and industry
  • Two thriving downtown areas with local and national businesses and community events

By The Numbers


  • Population: 76,143
  • Median Home Price: $260,200
  • Home Appreciation (last 10 years): 6.8%
  • Cost of Living: 2.0% higher than the national average
  • Average Income: $120,712
  • Unemployment Rate: 2.3%


  • Population: 30,995
  • Median Home Price: $168,400
  • Home Appreciation (last 10 years): 6.1%
  • Cost of Living: 11.3% lower than the national average
  • Average Income: $62,488
  • Unemployment Rate: 3.8%