Located just 33 miles west of Atlanta, Villa Rica is a growing community with a “golden” future. The city’s convenient location and wide array of amenities make it attractive real estate market for families and businesses seeking homes or property in West Georgia.
In Spanish, Villa Rica means “rich village,” and the city’s name is a reminder of the area’s gold-mining history. Georgia’s first gold strike was discovered in Villa Rica in 1826, the same year that Carroll County was created. From the beginning, gold was an important part of Villa Rica’s prosperity. Though gold strikes in Villa Rica did not lead to a gold rush like that in north Georgia a few years later, hundreds of men continued to be employed in the gold mining industry in Villa Rica for three decades.
Today, Villa Rica embraces its gold-mining heritage. Signs of this are perhaps most evident at the Pine Mountain Gold Museum at Stockmar Park, a city park that traces and preserves the area’s gold mining history. Another historic area is the North Villa Rica Commercial Historic District, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. Buildings in this district date back to 1875, and this historic piece of real estate now houses the police department, antique stores, and restaurants. The city’s revitalized downtown also includes medical clinics, professional offices, and other businesses.
Villa Rica’s convenient location along Interstate 20 and major rail lines also offers a wide range of possibilities for business real estate development. Now is a great time for developers and entrepreneurs to find warehouse, office, and industrial spaces to build or grow their businesses in Villa Rica. The city’s proximity to Atlanta, Douglasville, Carrollton, Dallas, and Hiram means a large pool of skilled workers lives within a short commute of Villa Rica. Many who work in and around Atlanta also call Villa Rica home. For those looking for a little more space, land/farm property is also available close to Villa Rica.
Quality residential properties means a need for quality schools, and Villa Rica has many options. Because the city is uniquely situated on the border of two counties, both Carroll and Douglas County schools serve Villa Rica area students. The proximity of the University of West Georgia also allows Villa Rica residents to enjoy a variety of educational, cultural, and athletic offerings. Many University of West Georgia faculty make Villa Rica home because of its central location between Carrollton and Atlanta and for the variety of homes and home prices available in the city’s real estate market.
Quality healthcare is close by in Villa Rica as well. Tanner Medical Center-Villa Rica provides both inpatient and outpatient medical services, including a 24-hour emergency department, a maternity center, same day surgery, and a wide range of physical and specialty services. Recreation opportunities abound in the area. At nearby Sweetwater Creek State Park, visitors enjoy hiking and fishing. Gold Dust Park features baseball fields, walking trails, and tennis courts, and Lamar Moody Park includes an 8-acre lake and small stocked fishing pond. Golfers will love The Frog, a public course at The Georgian Resort that is often included in lists of the top courses in Georgia. Villa Rica’s downtown walkability combined with its many recreational activities allows residents to pursue a healthy lifestyle in an inviting hometown environment. Whether you are looking for a business investment, residential real estate, golf community living, or a rural home with the conveniences of the big city, Villa Rica is a great location.
Duffey Realty, West Georgia’s premier resource for real estate buyers and sellers, has been a leading provider of real estate services in Villa Rica and Carroll County since 1982. We specialize in helping our clients find the residential, commercial, land/farm, or investment real estate property that best suits their needs. At Duffey Realty, we pride ourselves on being the Company with the Personal Touch. We do everything with you, our clients, in mind. We are a locally owned and operated, full-service real estate agency, and our mission is to provide quality service and personal attention to every client, every time. Whether you are a buyer or a seller, we will do everything we can to make your next real estate transaction the best!