Winder Real Estate & Homes for Sale in Georgia
These family-oriented communities boast a leisurely lifestyle and none of the congestion of a big city. Located in the northeastern part of the state in Barrow County and Jackson County, respectively, Winder and Jefferson are approximately 13 miles apart. Much of the history of the region is related to larger events in America's past. The Winder-Jefferson area was originally settled by Revolutionary War veterans. The two communities experienced population growth as first railroads, and then highways were constructed. Winder and Jefferson today have a combined population of approximately 22,000.
Residents enjoy a traditional lifestyle along with easy access to larger nearby cities. Both communities are accessible off of State Route 11, and each is less than 65 miles from Atlanta. The primary industry in the region is manufacturing, followed by the education, health and social services sector. Winder students attend the Barrow County School District, while Jefferson City Schools provide public education to Jefferson students. Residents of both communities enjoy a variety of recreational facilities, historic sites and museums. Popular attractions include Fort Yargo State Park, Barrow County Museum, Jackson County Courthouse and Crawford W. Long Museum.
There are many opportunities for outdoor activities such as camping, swimming, hiking, fishing and even miniature golfing. For a more city-oriented flavor of fun, one can drive into Atlanta or Athens to enjoy fine and casual dining, nightlife and culture. Winder and Jefferson real estate includes a variety of single-family homes on large lots, as well as a few condominiums and townhouses and land for custom development.
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