Location & Housing


Limestone County is located in the central part of North Alabama, bordered by Madison, Morgan, Lawrence and Lauderdale Counties in Alabama, as well as Giles County in Tennessee. The county is part of the Tennessee Valley and is in the foot hills of the Appalachian Mountains. The county seat, the City of Athens, is located along Interstate-65 and U.S. Highway 72.

Residents enjoy the advantages of a small town community, while major metros such as Birmingham, Nashville, Atlanta, Chattanooga and Knoxville are less than 250 miles away.

View a map of the Limestone County Region.


Limestone County offers a wealth of housing options ranging from historic homes to new construction. Community-centered subdivisions as well as golf course communities are available. East Limestone County is one of the fastest-growing areas of the county.

Canebrake Club Subdivision, an upscale golf community, offers both homes and lots for sale. Visit the Canebrake Club website

Brigadoon Village, a gated waterfront community, offers impressive views of the Tennessee River Valley and Lake Wheeler. Visit the Brigadoon Village website.

Limestone County Economic Development Association
101 S. Beaty Street   |   Athens, AL 35611   |   Phone: 256-232-2386   |   View all contact information