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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


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Parks 


Heritage Park 


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 .


HERITAGE PARK TRAIL MAP


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! 


Community Events

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.

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The Oconee County Real Estate Market

Home prices in Oconee County are up 2.9 percent from a year ago as the number of sales rose, according to the AJC 2020 Metro Atlanta Home Sales Report. The results varied however in different parts of the county.


According to the AJC, "Over the year from May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020, the median price of a Oconee County home sold was $385,900, an increase of 2.9 percent from the previous 12-month period, according to home sales data collected by Smart Real Estate Data." According to the AJC, "Changes in home prices may reflect the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the housing market beginning in March 2020. Looking back just a month year over year we see from March 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020 rose by 4.8 percent in Oconee County compared with the previous 12 months.


According to the AJC 2020 Metro Atlanta Home Sales Report, this is how those results broke down by ZIP code in Oconee County, listed from the most expensive to least expensive:


1. 30606 - $539,900


In the year ending April 30, 2020, 25 homes sold in 30606 ZIP code, which includes part of the city of Athens, GA.


The median sales price of $539,900, which is an increase of 6.3 percent from the previous year.

 
Of all homes sold in this ZIP code for the year, the median price per square foot was $133.


30666 - $459,607


In the year that ended April 30, 2020, 42 homes sold in 30666 ZIP code, which includes part of the town of Statham, GA.


The median sales price of $459,607, which is a decrease of 5.1 percent from the previous year.


Of all homes sold in this ZIP code for the year, the median price per square foot was $136.


3. 30621 - $401,250


In the year that ended April 30, 2020, 58 homes sold in 30621 ZIP code, which includes part of North High Shoals, Watkinsville, Bishop and Bostwick, GA.


The median sales price of $401,250, which is an increase of 14.2 percent from the previous year.


Of all homes sold in this ZIP code for the year, the median price per square foot was $134.


4. 30622 - $388,450


In the year that ended April 30, 2020, 150 homes sold in 30622 ZIP code, which includes part of the town of Bogart, GA.


The median sales price of $388,450, which is an increase of 17.3 percent from the previous year.


Of all homes sold in this ZIP code for the year, the median price per square foot was $132.


5. 30677 - $350,000


In the year that ended April 30, 2020, 245 homes sold in 30677 ZIP code, which includes part of the town of Watkinsville, GA.


The median sales price of $350,000, which is a decrease of 1.4 percent from the previous year.


Of all homes sold in this ZIP code for the year, the median price per square foot was $134.


6. 30619 - $340,000


In the year that ended April 30, 2020, 1 home sold in 30619 ZIP code, which includes part of the town of Arnoldsville, GA.


Of all homes sold in this ZIP code for the year, the median price per square foot was $155.


7. 30680 - $309,900


In the year that ended April 30, 2020, 3 homes sold in 30680 ZIP code, which includes parts of the towns of Bethlehem, Winder, Russell and Carl, GA.


The median sales price of $309,900, which is a decrease of 3.1 percent from the previous year.


Of all homes sold in this ZIP code for the year, the median price per square foot was $131.


8. 30605 - $300,000


In the year that ended April 30, 2020, 3 homes sold in 30605 ZIP code, which includes part of the city of Athens, GA.


Of all homes sold in this ZIP code for the year, the median price per square foot was $103.


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Relocation Information


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!