Located on the Georgia-Alabama state line roughly halfway between Atlanta and Birmingham, Cleburne County, Alabama, is a rural county with tremendous opportunities for residential living and commercial real estate development.
Buyers seeking land/farm properties or home building sites with acreage will find numerous options throughout the county. Timber is a major economic force in Cleburne County, and former timber tracts are often available for purchase. Much of Cleburne County lies within the Talladega National Forest, and properties bordering the federal lands offer scenic natural landscapes.
Interstate 20 splits Cleburne County north to south, as does the Norfolk Southern rail line and US Highway 78. As a result, Cleburne County is a waypoint for shipping and transportation to all points in the Southeastern United States. Heflin is the county’s largest town and county seat. Several locally owned businesses anchor Heflin’s economy, though there are numerous properties available for industrial and commercial development in the area. Heflin is a community-minded town and has many recreational amenities for area resident. Lake Point Disc Golf and the Heflin Community Archery Park draw visitors from the region. Heflin also maintains a multi-use arts and meeting facility, several baseball and softball fields, an indoor walking track, two playgrounds, and indoor and outdoor basketball courts.
The county’s second largest town, Ranburne, is another community that offers small town charm and affordable living close to Carrollton and the West Georgia area. Ranburne boasts several locally-owned businesses, as well as recreational opportunities, including an outdoor walking track and several sports fields. Other communities in Cleburne County include Fruithurst and Edwardsville, both incorporated cities, and Hollis Crossroads and Muscadine. The Cleburne County School System serves approximately 2,600 students in grades PreK-12 at two high schools, a career technical school, a middle school, and four elementary schools.
Cleburne County’s strategic location provides easy access to many services that residents and businesses need. Atlanta is approximately 75 miles east of Cleburne County, which means conveniences such as Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport, major shopping areas, and exceptional medical care are within a 90-minute drive. Birmingham is roughly 90 miles away, providing the same variety of services. Closer to home, Cleburne County residents enjoy the employment opportunities, shopping, services, and medical care provided in Carrollton, Georgia, to the east and the Anniston/Oxford, Alabama, area to the west. Cleburne County is centrally located between other major Southeastern cities as well. As a result, Cleburne County residents can enjoy a wide variety of arts and entertainment, sports, and other leisure activities within a short drive from home. However, residents do not have to travel far to enjoy an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities. Cleburne County is close to Lake Wedowee, Weiss Lake, and Logan Martin Lake.
Cheaha Mountain, the highest point in Alabama, is located within Cheaha State Park in Cleburne County. One of Alabama’s premier resort parks, Cheaha offers hiking, mountain biking, swimming, camping, lodging, and dining. Coleman Lake Recreational Area offers horseback riding trails, camping, and other outdoor fun. The Pinhoti Trail, a southeast region Appalachian Trail connector, passes through the north part of the county, as does the Chief Ladiga bicycle trail, which connects to the Silver Comet trail at the Georgia state line, creating a 90-mile paved trail from Anniston, Alabama, to just west of Atlanta. The Lloyd Owens Canoe Trail traverses the county as well, providing a scenic and uncrowded float along the Tallapoosa River. Outdoor enthusiasts will find a plethora of opportunities to relax and unwind in Cleburne County.
The combination of scenic rural properties and a low cost of living add up to tremendous opportunities in Cleburne County for homebuyers or homebuilders seeking a slower pace.
Available commercial properties and sites ready for building make the county attractive to commercial real estate investors as well. Alabama’s business friendly tax environment also makes Cleburne County worth investigating.
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