Realtor's Guide to Oconee County, GA
What's to Love about Oconee County, GA
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Let me welcome you to Watkinsville, GA and its beautiful neighboring communities in Oconee County. Each year, we see thousands of visitors and "new neighbors" from across the Southeast and the world who travel to Oconee to enjoy a variety of unique events, activities, and attractions. So what's to love about Oconee?
There's plenty of things to do to create experiences and memories in Oconee. The list of activies is practically endless, but would include art exhibitions, historical sites, including a rare covered bridge, outdoor get aways, U-pick'em farms, an antique trail, delicious local dining, and much more. Located in Georgia’s Historic Heartland region, Watkinsville is an hour east of Atlanta, 8 miles south of Athens, and 21 miles north of Madison.
Have kids in schools and looking for a top tier school district? Oconee County boasts the highest rated school system in the State of Georgia.
Oconee public schools include;
Colham Ferry Elementary
Dove Creek Elementary
High Shoals Elementary
Malcom Bridge Elementary
Malcom Bridge Middle
North Oconee High
Oconee County High
Oconee County Middle
Rocky Branch Elementary
Find out more quick facts about Oconee County Schools!
Do you like to bike cross country? Heritage Park contains over 350 acres of natural resources with woods and creeks, and is bordered by the Apalachee River. Into agricultural events? The large open air arena at Heritage Park was created with agricultural and special events in mind. There is also a feeder barn, which has 31 stalls and a small show arena. There are separate wash racks for animal shows, rodeos and other large events. The park is located just outside of Bishop in the small community of Farmington on Highway 441, just a short drive south of downtown Watkinsville and ten to fifteen minutes north of historic downtown Madison. Heritage Park is located at 2543 Macon Highway, Watkinsville GA .
Herman C. Michael Park
Herman C. Michael is a 37 acre park. The park has three lighted softball fields, four lighted tennis courts, two junior tennis courts, two lighted outdoor basketball courts, gym with full basketball court, volleyball courts, soccer/multi-use field, playground, picnic shelter and a paved walking trail.
Oconee Veterans Park
The 34,000 square foot community center is open with meeting space for local community use, indoor walking track and fitness area (inexpensive memberships open to county residents), and a gym. In addition, the 197 acre park offers five miles of outdoor walking trails, tennis courts, soccer fields, baseball fields, bark park, and a picnic shelter.
Parks & Amenities
Overall, Oconee County has over 600 acres of park land to enjoy. Park amenities include ball fields, tennis courts, picnic shelters, playgrounds, walking paths, trails, Community Center, disc golf course, outdoor volleyball court, and endless opportunities to enjoy an active lifestyle in the great outdoors!
Throughout the year Oconee County hosts many events for people of all ages. Let me encourage you to bookmark this page and continue to check back, as events are always being updated as new event information becomes available.
Are you new to Oconee? Let us provide you with a welcome packet containing local information that will assist you get settled here in Oconee County, GA. Contact me to receive your packet, also providing your mailing address, and I will be happy to forward that to you so that you may start to get to know all the reasons why we call Oconee County home!