Athens VS Sparts
If you currently live in Sparta then you probably see the problem that come with living there. Between not bringing new ideas into the city and being outdated there is not mush for you in that city state. Athens is the proper city state, the one that isn't obsessed with war and is focused on other ore important things like culture and voting.
As you can see Athens is next to the Aegean sea. This makes the sights to be very nice and food income from fishermen to be very high. Another noticeable thing is the temple this is showing that Athens is very focused on religion and culture.
The city state of Athens was named after the goddess Athena who was the goddess of wisdom and knowledge. This is very much of what the Athenians were, wise and knowledgeable.