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Featured community: Oconee County

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Found at the heart of Georgia’s historic region, Oconee County is where “art, history, and Southern hospitality meet”. It’s one of the best places to live in Georgia, according to a number of publications and websites like, Rural Living, and CNN Money. Progressive Farmer Magazine has also named Oconee County one of the best places to live and raise a family in America.

Oconee County has a nice small-town atmosphere with great amenities like museums, parks, art exhibitions, restaurants, and more. It’s only 11.9 miles away from the City of Athens so residents have access to more opportunities for recreations, employment, and education.

Top-notch schools

The Oconee County School District is one of the top performing districts in the whole country. This district has a number of accolades including four prestigious Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence awards and commendations by the governor. It is composed of one primary school, six elementary schools, two middle schools, and two high schools.

Visit the parks

Enjoy the outdoors in Oconee County’s over 600 acres of park land. Here’s a list of their parks and amenities:

  • Bogart Sports Complex

    Bogart Sports Complex is a 33-acre park with six lighted baseball and multipurpose fields, a picnic pavilion, playground, and a half-mile paved walking trail. It’s a great place for a quiet afternoon with the family or for playing a morning baseball game.

  • Heritage Park

    For those looking for an amazing nature experience, Heritage Park is the place to be. It is a 364-acre park with woods and creeks found along the Apalachee River. There are miles of equestrian, bike, and joint trails here that make it perfect for basking in the wonder and beauty of nature.

  • Herman C. Michael Park

    The Herman C. Michael Park has a number of amenities which include lighted softball fields, tennis courts, volleyball courts, multi-use fields, picnic shelters, an indoor walking track, a mile of paved walking trails, and more.

  • Oconee Veterans Park

    The Oconee Veterans Park has a community center and a 197-acre park which offers a number of amenities such as walking trails, baseball and soccer fields, tennis courts, a picnic shelter, and a bark park.

Fun things to do in the area

There’s a wide array of exciting things to do and places to see in Oconee County. From great shopping destinations to outdoor recreation, you’ll never run out of fun things to do here.

  • Go on a shopping spree and explore the different antique stores and boutiques in Oconee County’s Downtown Watkinsville, Butler’s Crossing, and Epps Bridge.
  • Check out fun family attractions like the Classic City Clydesdales where visitors can see majestic Clydesdales horses. Or visit the Hardigree Wildlife Sanctuary that features education programs, hiking, archery, and more.
  • For the best in history and culture, see the latest exhibitions by local artists at the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation and explore historic sites found along Georgia’s Antebellum Trail.

Real estate options

There’s a wide range of homes for sale in Oconee County, GA, from six-bedroom luxury abodes to simple three-bedroom single family homes. You won’t be hard-pressed to find a home that fits your wants and needs perfectly.

Most houses in the area have one to two stories, with architectural styles predominantly in craftsman, ranch, and colonial. There’s also a number of houses in the area with a stone exterior.

To learn more about living in the area and your Oconee County, GA real estate options, get in touch with us at Lauderdale Morrow Realty Group today! Give us a call at 706-534-2289 or send an email to

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