Douglas County

Douglas County GA Homes For Sale

Search the newest Douglas County homes for sale, below! Homes throughout Douglas County come in a variety of sizes. This county is a great place for someone investing in property, buying their first home, or settling in to make their forever home a reality. Retirees can find Douglas County very inviting with plenty of downsizing opportunities that allow independence but also come with amenities for maintenance of the homes and properties, leaving more time for leisurely walks in the park, or fishing down at the river. Douglas County is certainly one of the most enjoyable counties in Georgia to call home, especially for those who love nature and want to enjoy all it has to offer.

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Douglas County Real Estate Market

The Douglas County real estate market part of a diverse county to live in. It’s home to over 130,000 residents in over 40,000 households. This population has found vast opportunities for work and entertainment in Atlanta as well as in the area of Douglas County. For the most part, Douglas County is a middle income county with the average income for a family at $54,082 residents have found affordable homes and enjoyed making a great lifestyle for themselves in Douglas County.

Douglas County offers residents quiet and serene lifestyle just minutes from Atlanta, which allows residents to enjoy the ability to have an easy ride to work each day while also enjoying the fantastic views of the nature around them. Located along mountain ridges and offering one of the most famous rivers in the country as a border, Douglas County is a fantastic place to call home, set down some roots and stay for a spell.

Douglas County History

The county seat is located in Douglasville, which has its own story of dispute as the courthouse commissioners began to build the courthouse in Douglasville prior to the final approval of the location. Much of the debate over this location had to do with where the Georgia Western Railroad would be coming through the county, which eventually allowed the location in Douglasville to be the perfect place for the county seat.

Even the founding name of Douglas County went under some scrutiny. The county was formed in 1870 during the Reconstruction after the Civil War and the county was originally named after Frederick Douglass who was a Civil War-era abolitionist. After some thought by the county commissioners, the second “s” was dropped and the county was then marked as being named after Stephen A. Douglas who had been an Illinois Senator and the opponent to Abraham Lincoln.

Recreation in Douglas County

Although most of Douglas County is part of the Appalachian Mountains, there are no actual peaks in Douglas County, but the county is made up of a range of ridges, hills and valleys, making the views picturesque and serene. Adding to the views is the Chattahoochee River which borders Douglas County on the east and southeast while other bodies of water are found throughout the county. With the rolling hills and easy to enjoy watering holes, anyone who enjoys the outdoors and some great adventure can find themselves loving the life they can live in Douglas County.

Several parks are located throughout Douglas County for the entertainment and enjoyment of the residents. After a long week at work in the city of Atlanta, or any other work lifestyle, it’s nice to be able to relax and enjoy the various entertainment and nature settings throughout the parks, which offer a wide variety of activities for kids to enjoy and entertainment for parents to take advantage of as well. The parks of Douglas County offer a variety of walking trails as well as sporting events for all to participate in and fully enjoy on a leisurely weekend, or in the evenings after the workday is done.

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