Auburn-Opelika is a metropolitan area in Alabama which comprises Auburn and Opelika as well as several other incorporated and unincorporated communities. The latter has about 26,000 residents while Auburn has 56,000. This is a college town - Auburn University is located in Auburn with its 27,000 students. This pleasant city of Auburn has a population over 53,000 with many cultural, shopping, and recreational resources is one of the fastest growing towns in the country. Photo of Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University, in the Public Domain , courtesy of Wikipedia and Carol M. Highsmith-Library of Congress; photo of Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church in the Public Domain, courtesy of Wikipedia and Saverivers at English Wikipedia; photo of Noble Hall, in the Public Domain, a historic plantation house in Auburn, Alabama listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is courtesy of Wikipedia and Rivers A. Langley.