5741 Lake Oconee Parkway, Greensboro, Georgia 30642
Beautiful Reynolds Plantation in North Central Georgia Sits Along Lake Oconee and Boasts Six Golf Courses, Four Marinas, Tennis Courts and a Wide Range of Home Prices
Located on 10,000 acres just south of Greensboro in north central Georgia, gated, amenity-rich Reynolds Plantation is a sumptuous golf community popular with families, empty nesters and retirees. It is about half way between Atlanta and Augusta and sits along the shores of 19,000-acre Lake Oconee. Condos, cottages, single family homes and home sites are for sale.
Neighborhoods are densely wooded, and many homes are along the water. Buyers have 25 floor plans and nine local builders from which to choose, and all homes have open layouts with cozy nooks. Condos and cottages have from two to four bedrooms and two to four baths. Single-family homes have up to five bedrooms and four to five baths. Custom features include vaulted ceilings, overlooks, spacious porches, walkways to docks, stainless steel appliances, and hardwood flooring.
The cost of a condo or cottage can range from the high-$100,000s to the low-$700,000s. Homes and estate prices begin in the $300,000s and top out in the millions.
The community has a team of agents dedicated solely to selling houses and land within the gates. Please verify these prices with this team of agents or a Realtor as prices may change over time.
Few planned developments can match Reynolds Plantation's amenities. At the development's entrance, Lake Oconee Village has a supermarket, specialty shops, and a movie theater. The Village at the Landing features a clubhouse, a golf shop, a swimming pool, a restaurant, as well as award-winning tennis courts. The Lake Club features a seasonal chefs' market, dock access, and a fitness center. Four full-service marinas have supply stores, dry dock storage and mechanics.
The community has an active social calendar filled with concerts, tournaments, and festivals. The Ritz-Carlton Lodge offers a spa and fine dining, and the Linger Longer Living series brings a rich array of regional and national talent to the Plantation each month.
Six gorgeous golf courses with 117 holes give the development a pastoral quality. The Plantation Course was designed by Bob Cupp and Fuzzy Zoeller, and the Great Waters Course was designed by Jack Nicklaus. The Creek Club course was designed by Jim Engh, and the Landing course was also designed by Bob Cupp. Reynolds National Course designed was designed by Tom Fazio, and the Oconee Course was designed by Rees Jones. All boast challenging play and breathtaking vistas. The Reynolds Golf Academy ranks as one of the best golf schools in the country.
Greensboro dates from 1786 and is where baseball great Mickey Mantle spent his retirement. The downtown is simple but nicely maintained, and neighborhoods are peppered with new residences and antebellum homes. Festival Hall hosts jazz ensembles, bluegrass groups, banjo players, plays and more.
St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission.
On average, the area receives 45 inches of rain each year. Summer temperatures are in the 80s and 90s, and winters are mild with temperatures in the 30s, 40s and 50s.
Visit www.reynoldsplantation.com for more information.
Hernando de Soto of Spain traveled to this area in 1540, but the English had a stake here, too. A general, James Oglethorpe of England, created a haven for English debtors in the area in 1733, and he defeated Spanish invaders in 1742.
Georgia was a Confederate stronghold during the Civil War. It suffered tremendous damage when General Sherman of the Union Army burned Atlanta and then conducted his March to the Sea in 1864, resulting in the capture of Savannah.
The largest in the Southeast, Georgia has seen a lot of growth in the last couple of decades. Atlanta, the capital city, is a transportation center and communications hub, and it is from where goods are distributed to much of the surrounding region.
A leader in paper and board products, Georgia also produces textiles, processed chicken, chemicals and apparel. A few of the important agricultural products are soybeans, cotton, corn, tobacco, peaches and eggs. Georgia also grows more peanuts than any other state. Half of the world supply of turpentine and resins are made from Georgia's pine trees.
Wesleyan College in Macon was the first college in the world chartered to grant degrees to women, and in 1945 Georgia was the first state to lower the legal voting age from 21 to 18.
Major tourist spots include the National Cemetery, Andersonville Prison Park, Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, the Little White House where President Roosevelt died in 1945 (Warm Springs), the giant Confederate Memorial at Stone Mountain (the largest sculpture in the world), the Cumberland Island National Seashore and Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park.
Population - 10,310,371
Persons 65 years old and over - 13%
High school graduates, persons age 25+ - 85%
Bachelor's degree or higher, persons age 25+ - 29%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin - 9%
White persons, not Hispanic - 53%
Median household income - $49,620
Median home value - $148,100
Social Security taxed? No
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
A New Start
Moving to a new place for retirement, whether it be a planned community in your current town or to an entirely new metropolis, it is the beginning of a new chapter and full of possibilities. It takes a certain amount of courage to leave what is familiar for the unknown, but the rewards are usually worth it. Most people who make the move are looking for the same things, including solid health care facilities, a comfortable climate (which may mean different things to different people), chances to become involved in the new community, access to cultural and recreational amenities and an opportunity to make new friends. While some people dread retirement, savvy people know it can be the beginning of something great!
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