Jackson is an outer suburb located southeast of Atlanta just off Interstate 75. Jackson’s real estate has not been subjected to the explosive growth, congested streets, or heavy retail chains that inundate greater Atlanta. The city is nearly five square miles with a population of just under 4,000 people. A community that is proud of its heritage and upkeep, Jackson was named after President Andrew Jackson.
It is located in Butts County, with its courthouse listed on the National Register of Historic Places it is a beautiful example of 1800’s architecture with old-world accents such as a Victorian staircase ascending from marble floors. Residents of Jackson enjoy those unconventional amenities such as no property taxes, and free yard refuse pick-up. The environmentally-minded city has downtown recycling drop-off points, and sweeps around to people’s home to pick up yard waste to recycle it into mulch for the community at no charge. But you won’t need to worry about yard mulch in your maintenance-free Jackson condominium, unless you love the outdoors and want to volunteer for the city to maintain its outdoor common space and involve yourself in some light gardening and friendly small-town chatter. Jackson, Georgia is home to what is said to be the oldest park in the nation. Indian Springs Park draws people from miles around who believe, as the Creek Indians once did, that the water from the natural springs there heal the sick, and strengthen the well.
The remnants of this 1800’s resort town are still documented in the onsite museum. Today’s area residents and visitors enjoy fishing, swimming and boating while staying at the park’s cottages. The picnic shelters, nature trail, and campsites will have you out of your Jackson condo and one with nature throughout all of Georgia’s seasons.
Home to High Falls State Park, you’ll explore a ghost town from the 1800’s as you enjoy the invigorating rush of cool, crisp water. Great events like rodeos and contests will keep you engaged in this park all year long. Take your swimming suit to enjoy the pool, and gear up for camping as you spend a splendid day close to home. When you are ready for someone to wait on you, turn the tables and head downtown where a variety of unique restaurants from Bill’s Smokin’ Que to the Plantation Steakhouse and Lounge await you.
Check out Jackson’s real estate for some superb finds close to the big city. Jackson is approximately 40 miles south of Atlanta, and whether your reason for owning a condominium in Jackson is for retirement, vacation, or single or family living, you’ll love the convenience of being close to the city without the hefty price tag.