Auburn is a friendly, university town located on the beautiful plains of eastern Alabama, about 50 miles east of Montgomery, Alabama's capital, and 115 miles southwest of Atlanta, Georgia. The Gulf Coast of Florida is about four hours away by car. Auburn enjoys a warm and sunny climate with mild winters. It has excellent health and recreational facilities. University enrollment exceeds 25,000 students and the neighboring cities of Auburn and Opelika have more than 120,000 residents.