March 22, 2024

6 Reasons Families Are Moving to Watkinsville

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6 Reasons Families Are Moving to Watkinsville

Georgia’s City of Watkinsville is a one-of-a-kind community – filled with timeless Southern grace and its very own brand of Main Street charm. Its historic downtown is surrounded by a mix of burgeoning growth and scenic farmland with cows grazing in the fields. A suburb of Athens, its population is listed at just 2,922… but those numbers are expected to rise, particularly among families. Picturesque beauty and undeniable promise are what drew Green River Builders here. For families seeking a new city to call home, we’ve curated six exciting reasons why more and more homebuyers are bringing their broods to Watkinsville.

  1. Listed at #1 Among Niche’s Best Suburbs to Buy a House in GA 2022: This isn’t a flash in the pan kind of thing, folks. Last year, Watkinsville landed at #2 on this coveted list. Niche also gave the city the top slot for Best Places to Live in the Athens Area and Best Places to Raise a Family in the Athens Area, among others.
  1. Proximity to The Classic City and Home of the Dawgs: Located just 10 miles from the vibrant music, food, retail, and art scenes in downtown Athens. Bulldog fans will love that it’s just a short drive to Sanford Stadium, making it easy to get to home games and fun to host at-home tailgate parties during away games. And every time we win, it’s a must to head to campus to ring the Chapel Bell. GO DAWGS!
  1. Quality of the School System: Niche also ranks Watkinsville at #6 among Places with the Best Public Schools in Georgia and #2 among Places with the Best Public Schools in the Athens Area. School-aged children living in the City of Watkinsville are served by Oconee County Schools. Comprised of 11 schools and boasting the tagline “Committed to Student Success”, the school system was ranked #1 in 2022 by School Digger. Oconee County Schools also receive high marks from North Oconee High School scores 9 out of 10 stars and has received the GreatSchools’ College Success Award five years in a row. For families seeking a private school education for their children, the Athens area is packed with excellent options, including Athens Academy, Prince Avenue Christian School and Westminster Christian Academy, just to name a few.
  1. Access to Highways 29, 316 and I-85: Whether commuting to work or seeking adventures in Downtown Atlanta to the South or the mountains to the North, residents enjoy access to several major corridors. These thoroughfares add ease of travel into and around Athens, which is great for brunch in town on Sunday mornings or a highly lauded eatery on a Saturday night. Accessibility to area hospitals also enhances residents’ peace of mind.
  1. Charming Community Mindset: Families are often drawn to Watkinsville and the Greater Athens area for the wealth of family-friendly destinations and events. They can head to the pumpkin patch and festive Fall atmosphere at Washington Farms in the Autumn, score a great spot along the parade route during the Annual Star Light Star Bright Christmas event, explore the trails at Harris Shoals Park in the Spring, and pick blueberries at Miller Blueberry Farm on a sunshiny Summer day. And we haven’t even mentioned the wide variety of events in Athens and the University of Georgia – like a lovely Fall Saturday in the stands at Sanford Stadium!
  1. The Beautiful New Community of Trove: Now selling, our stunning new community of Trove is situated just across the street from Colham Ferry Elementary School. We invite you to come  tour our beautifully decorated model and available homes/home sites! There are only 57 opportunities to become a part of this very special enclave of 4-bedroom homes priced from the mid $500s. Its tranquil park-like setting boasts more than 17 acres of green spaces just 1.3 miles from Watkinsville’s charming downtown area. Crafted with the past and the future in mind, homes in Trove combine classic Southern, historically inspired designs with modern technology. To learn more, visit the community page at Questions? Contact our sales team at 770-790-1096 or  

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