Auburn also known as "The Loveliest Village On the Plains" is a city located in Lee County, Alabama. Although it looks like a small town from the outside, Auburn is the largest city in eastern Alabama with a population of 56,908. Auburn is home to the beautiful Auburn University which made the 2009 top ten list of places to live in the United States. Auburn is growing rapidly every year.
Along with the University there are many great attributes that come with it throughout the Auburn/ Opelika area. Auburn University brings a strong sense of education to the city, many great public elementary, middle, and high schools are located throughout. Chewacla State Park is located within a 10 minute drive of the town which features many outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, and fishing.
Auburn University football is an enormous part of the culture and economy in this small town. In the fall, when Auburn host's home games it brings on average of 100,000 visitors, averaging about $100 million dollars to yearly economic impact. Auburn has 17 other varsity sports bringing people from all over throughout the rest of the year.
Auburn has been an attractive destination for industry, bringing a diversity of employment opportunities to Auburn citizens. Located in close proximity to beautiful Lake Martin and Lake Harding, cities such as Montgomery, Birmingham, Huntsville, Atlanta, and only a few hours from beautiful beaches and snow capped mountains, makes Auburn a great place to be. Offering award-winning restaurants, fantastic shopping, scenic parks, quiet neighborhoods and top-rated schools, Auburn preserves its small town charm and a sense of spirit that influences many to make Auburn home.