Living in Auburn

Auburn is home to approximately 60,000 people, with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Students and residents can dine at 125+ restaurants, shop at 60+ stores, or explore 16 parks in the area. Auburn is a small city with a mild climate and big opportunities. The city’s downtown area is within walking distance of campus and includes a variety of restaurants and shops. In just a 10-minute drive, students can visit several movie theaters or a shopping mall, or even play a round of golf at any of the 5 nearby golf courses.



U.S. State: Alabama


City Size: 150.4 km²


Population: 63,973 people


Average temperature: 13°C in January, 31°C in June, and 25°C in October


Home to 4 technology/research parks more than 60 national and international companies.


Key industries: Education, Technology,


Toomer’s Corner: A historic and charming landmark since 1896, Toomer’s Corner is the intersection of Auburn University’s campus and city life. Located in the heart of the city of Auburn, Toomer’s Drugs maintains its traditional drugstore interior. While you’re there don’t forget to try their famous, sweet lemonade!

Coffee Cat Cafe: When you need a little quiet in a cool atmosphere, Coffee Cat is your place. A brick interior and lofty ceiling is the perfect study companion, as you sip a delicious cappuccino or enjoy a homemade pastry.

Perch Jewelry Studio: Owned by an Auburn local, Perch is a unique studio where you can design, create, and buy jewelry in-house. A lovely space behind the shop acts as the perfect working area for artists, and students.

Big Blue Bagel & Deli: When you’re craving the best bagels in town, stop by Big Blue. Decorated with Auburn football memorabilia, the deli has the atmosphere of dining with close friends and family.


A city known for their exciting Auburn Tigers football games, Auburn also offers endless options to explore outdoor living, and engage with the local community. From state parks to unique eateries, Auburn offers something for everyone.

Downtown Auburn: Located just a short walk from Auburn University’s Campus, downtown Auburn is the perfect place to enjoy some delicious Auburn favorites, browse one-of-a-kind pieces during a local art festival, or sing along during a concert.

Chewacla State Park: Sunny day? Offering 696 acres of hiking, camping, and recreation, Chewacla State Park is the perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors. Visitors can also enjoy a 26-acre lake.

Kiesel Park: Kiesel Park is Auburn’s largest park, with a pavilion, a garden, a pond, and a 2 ¼ mile walking trail.

Jordan-Hare Stadium: The playing venue for Auburn University’s football team also serves as an exciting gathering location for students, and the local Auburn community for concerts and other events.

Downtown Opelika: Just a short drive from Auburn, you can shop, eat, and relax in historic downtown Opelika. Along Main Street you can grab a delicious lunch or dinner and enjoy dessert from O-Town Ice-cream as you listen to the train ride by.


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