There is a lot happening with routers today. There are all sorts of new technologies that have made routers better and more convenient than ever.
First of all there is gigabit speeds that you will need to take advantage of the Google fiber that you will be getting soon.
Dual-band, 2.4 gigahertz 802.11N for 600 megabits and 5 gigahertz 802.11ac for up to 1 gigabit.
Last but not least there is mesh networking. More about that later.