6 Reasons to be Thankful for Living in Auburn, Alabama

Thankful for Living in Auburn, Alabama

There’s a reason it’s called the “Loveliest Village on the Plains.” Auburn, Alabama has a small town atmosphere—with a touch of big city feel. Being a college town, it—of course—has all kinds of activities for college-age kids; however, Auburn’s charm goes far beyond just that. This holiday season, here’s why we’re thankful for living in Auburn, Alabama.

College football is close at hand.

College football fans can rejoice in Auburn. Football lives and breathes here. Auburn is steeped in tradition—and college gamedays are always a major affair, especially during a home game. On a home game in the fall, the entire city flocks to campus to tailgate—and then to Toomer’s Corner if the Tigers secure a victory.

Nightlife is just around the corner.

Nightlife is literally around the corner in Auburn. And it’s not just for youngsters. While SkyBar is a college favorite among the younger crowd, venues such as Piccolo, Opelika’s 8th & Rail, and downtown Auburn’s Avondale Bar & Tap Room serve an older, more mature crowd of Auburn locals. Original craft brews and signature cocktails are always close by.

Auburn has the eats.

Country fried steak. Chili dogs and shakes. Cheeseburgers. Whether it’s The Mason Jar or Mrs. Story’s Dairy Bar or Cheeburger Cheeburger, Auburn-Opelika has something for all palates. This rings especially true for those who prefer downhome, Southern, country cooking. We’re licking our lips just thinking about it! And good eats aplenty is one of the reasons we’re thankful for living in Auburn, Alabama.

There’s always something to do downtown.

Unlike traditional small(er) towns, Auburn always has something to do. Auburn boasts a number of festivals year-round, including Auburn CityFest and On the Tracks. These two festivals, and a host of others, bring together the residents of Auburn through local arts and crafts, brews, food, and more. Auburn CityFest calls Kiesel Park home, while On the Tracks takes place in the heart of Auburn’s sister city: Opelika.

Our town has taste.

Not only does Auburn have the eats: We have the drinks! One has not truly experienced Auburn until trying the famous lemonade from Toomer’s Corner. A must-stop for Auburn fans, Toomer’s Corner offers delicious lemonade, desserts, sandwiches, and more. Plus, Toomer’s Corner is stocked full of Auburn memorabilia that any fan is sure to love.

We’re more than college: We’re culture.

Auburn has multiple spaces dedicated to the fine arts, including the newly-minted Gogue Performing Arts Center and one of the staples of the plains, the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art. Catch a show or enjoy the view at one of Auburn, Alabama’s gorgeous fine arts venues!


There’s quite a bit to be thankful for living in Auburn, Alabama—including when it comes to living arrangements. Auburn boasts comfortable living for residents of all stripes.

Convenient and comfortable living. That’s Shelton Mill Townhomes. We’re located within driving distance to campus, and offer a host of amenities, floor plans, and more to our residents. You can look over our full offerings on our website!

Want to know more about the Auburn-Opelika area? Our blog is the go-to for residents who want to get the most out of Auburn living. We’ll share upcoming events, local spotlights, and more—so be sure to keep following us for the most up-to-date information!