With a population of approximately 1,300 residents, Oglethorpe, Georgia is a splendid place to call home for those desiring a charming small-town lifestyle. The county seat of Macon County, Oglethorpe was named after the state’s founder, James Oglethorpe. This delightful community has a long rich history and prior to the malaria and smallpox epidemic in the 1850s, Oglethorpe was known as “the metropolis of the Southeast” and boasted a population near 20,000 residents. Today the community, though much smaller, is full of gorgeous scenery and numerous historical gems. Additionally, residents of the city enjoy quick and convenient access to Albany, Americus, Perry and Warner Robins.
This family-oriented agricultural community is the ideal destination for homebuyers wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, but not wanting to sacrifice modern day conveniences. The city is committed to serving its citizens and provides water, sewerage and trash services. Additionally, the city hosts two annual festivals that afford residents the opportunity to connect while being entertained. Other community events include Trick-or-Treating and a Christmas parade, both of which are favorites of the young and young at heart.
Buy a home in Oglethorpe and you’ll find yourself in close proximity to several major thoroughfares, including Interstate 75. The Macon County Airport, CSX Railroad and Norfolk Southern Railroad companies are also nearby. The city has a wonderful community center and also boasts schools that provide high-quality education. The Macon County School System serves Oglethorpe students and boasts, not only comprehensive academic opportunities but cultural, athletic and extracurricular opportunities as well. With all of these great features, it is no surprise Oglethorpe continues to charm prospective home buyers. Homes for sale in Oglethorpe come in a wide variety of ages, sizes and architectural styles. Oglethorpe real estate also has a broad price range that is sure to accommodate most homebuyers’ budgets.
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