Have you ever wondered why you live in one of the most beautiful areas in the Good Ol’ USA??

If you live here, we think you can tell everyone you know that this is like living in paradise. 

After moving here from Wisconsin 27 years ago, we have experienced the true splendor of the lake, finest golf courses in the country, relaxed atmosphere and good old Southern hospitality. 

How the area has changed since our move 27 years ago. It was pretty much woods. We have seen the growth first-hand, from restaurants, movie theater, grocery shopping, shopping villages, marinas, gas stations, churches, and of course the Ritz-Carlton. Our new hospital and the medical facilities offer our area the top-notch Health Professionals. Are we privileged?

The area offers some of the most beautiful campgrounds, recreational water to enjoy any water sports, and The Kingdom for the professional golfer or novice to learn the game of golf or brush up on their skills. 

And what about the fishermen? One of the top bass-fishing lakes in all of Georgia. Lake Oconee is also a great destination for a family vacation. This beautiful lake is right off I-20 and has all the amenities. In addition to bass, the reservoir has quality populations of other fish species. Crappie, catfish, white bass, bluegill, stripers, hybrid striped bass and sunfish all reside here. With 376 miles of shoreline to fish, this 19,000-acre lake has plenty of fishing holes for those who fish out of a boat and those who prefer to fish from the bank. Lake Oconee located in the east-central part of the state, 2 miles west of Greensboro, Ga. Numerous boat ramps allow for launching of bass boats, pontoons and all kinds of pleasure boats.

Now let us give us some information that is amazing about our great Lake Oconee.

Founded in 1786, Greene County Georgia is "ln the Middle of Everywhere!" l-20 runs through the center of Greene County and we are 76 miles from Atlanta, 72 miles from Augusta, 63 miles from Macon and 34 miles from Athens.

 

Greene County is home to Lake Oconee, the second largest lake inside Georgia and has a constant water level of 435 feet above sea level.

Wallace Dam, which holds Lake Oconee, can produce 2.5 times more electricity than Buford Dam on Lake Lanier.

Oconee Brewing Company, located in Greensboro, is the official craft beer provider for the legendary 5-Star Cloister at Sea lsland, Ga. 

 

Greene County's population growth, building permit growth, food service and accommodation sales per capita, manufacturing shipments and retail sales per capita all exceed the average for the State of Georgia.

 

 

The Ritz-Carlton Lake Oconee has been a AAA Five Diamond Award recipient since 2006 and a Forbes Four Star Award winner since 2010 along with many other awards.

 

Greene County's residential gated communities of Reynolds Lake Oconee, The Landing Lake Oconee and Harbor Club on Lake Oconee have all won multiple national and regional awards from resort, golf and residential publications.

 

Greene County is the sixth largest producer of soft wood veneer logs in Georgia at 1.1 million cubic feet annually; enough to extend 1" plywood sheets end-to-end from Greensboro to New York City.

 

Greene County is the 7th largest producer of quail in the nation.

 

The Oconee National Forest covers almost 27,OOO acres in Greene County; more National Forest acreage than 93% of Georgia's counties.

 

Mercer University was founded in Greene County in 1833 before moving to Macon in 1871. (Information: Terry Lawler, Chamber of Commerce)

Thought for the Day: God loves you just as you are, but he loves you too much to leave you that way. 

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