Oconee County, Georgia, is an ideal place to live, work and play for young families and retirees alike. Founded in 1875, Oconee County real estate is driven by a strong community with fertile agricultural lands and a reasoned approach to economic development.
Progressive Farmer Magazine named Oconee County “Best Place to Live…Raise a Family” three years in a row. Nestled between Athens and historic downtown Madison, Oconee County is a beautiful slice of solid Americana.
If you’re looking for arts and culture, tour the Eagle Tavern Museum, one of the oldest surviving structures in Oconee County, having been built in 1801. Oconee County resident Melissa Piche offers narrated historic and ghost tours of the county and surrounding towns. For more contemporary entertainment, check out the Oconee Cultural Arts foundation, a local nonprofit art gallery that showcases local art year-round.
Watkinsville’s First Fridays offer a hip and happening event on Friday nights with family-friendly shopping, dining and kid’s entertainment. Other shopping locales include Butler’s Crossing and the Epps Bridge Parkway corridor. Several local golfing options offer relaxation and exercise for the family golfer as well as those seeking a serious golfing challenge.
For plenty of outdoor family fun, try Washington Farms, with pick-your-own berries, pumpkins and a corn maze. The Oconee County Farmer’s Market offers your fix of locally grown and made products to stock even the most ambitious home cook’s kitchen. The market is open twice a week for greater accessibility. For the perfect holiday tree, look no further than Greenbriar Creek Christmas Tree Farm, and ring in the spring with Simonton Bridge Dayiliy Farm for the region’s best display of daylilies. Another popular activity is hiking in the 100 acres of rolling hills, creeks, forests and meadows of the Georgia Nature Center.
Oconoee County homes are in a school district that has been recognized by the state for its programs that foster student achievement. Oconee County has six elementary/primary, two middle, and two high schools within the county.
In addition to its outstanding public schools, Oconee County has three private schools that cover education from preschool through 12th grade: Athens Academy, an independent school with rigorous academic requirements, Prince Avenue Christian School, which seeks to promote spiritual development and strong academics, and Westminster Christian Academy, which is a Christian college-prep institution.
All public and private schools are accredited by the Sothern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Oconee County has homes for sale right now! If you’re thinking about a move, this resort-like region has a number of beautiful homes to fit your needs. Call Coldwell Banker Realty today to find out how we can help you find your new dream home.