If you're looking for a quiet place to get away from big cities and return to nature, Greensboro, Georgia, may be the perfect home for you. Greensboro is easily accessible from I-20, but the majority of the town and most of the Greensboro homes and land for sale are located a little ways south of the Interstate. It boasts a long history and was founded in 1780, only 4 years after the United States declared its independence.
One of the reasons Greensboro real estate is so popular is because of its close proximity to Lake Oconee and the Oconee National Forest. Despite being less than an hour and a half from both Atlanta and Augusta, Greensboro provides residents with a quiet, rural place to live and a less stressful way of life than what they might find in larger cities. Being so close to the second largest lake in the state is another draw, making Greensboro real estate popular for both visitors, vacationers, and those looking to become permanent residents.
Greensboro offers several good dining and shopping options, but is perhaps most popular for its recreational opportunities. All manner of water sports and activities at nearby Lake Oconee are enjoyed throughout most of the year, given the mild temperatures of Greensboro in late fall and early spring. Fishing is very popular, especially considering the lake's remarkable fish density: 350 pounds per acre. Boating is also intensely popular, from jet skis and ski boats to canoes and kayaks.
In addition to spending time on the lake, Greensboro visitors are attracted by the golf resorts. The outstanding golfing opportunities and the beautiful scenery of the surrounding area, including the lake and the forest, are usually enough to keep visitors and residents active and happy. Camping in Oconee National Forest and around the lake is a popular activity, and provides residents with a great opportunity to spend more time in the outdoors. The Lake Oconee area also has a strong Native American history, and Greensboro has frequent cultural festivals throughout the year.
Because of the rising popularity of Greensboro real estate and Greene County as a whole, a small airport was built for the area, which handles small private planes. Options for area shopping include Greensboro Antique Mall, Home Depot, and other shops and stores.