Proximity to Auburn University
Obviously, AU is the center of Auburn. If you’re like 75% of the town, then you are involved with AU in some way or another.
The university is located in the southwest corner of the city. Many apartment complexes have been specifically built to be close to the campus.
In a smaller town like Auburn, it’s difficult to be too far away from the University. Nevertheless, those who are living towards Opelika or the northeast parts of town may find that their commutes to AU are a little longer than they would like.