As in many Georgia towns, cotton and lumber once dominated the Waco economy. Today, recreation and services are the community’s economic mainstays. Since the city is conveniently located less than an hour west of Atlanta and approximately 90 minutes east of Birmingham just off I-20 exit 9, a Love’s Travel Stop first draws many visitors to the area. Not too far away, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort is a popular destination for locals seeking a relaxing getaway and for weary travelers seeking a place to stay for the night.
For those seeking commercial real estate, Waco’s favorable location offers many possibilities. Land/farm and commercial development properties are regularly available in the area. In addition to the convenience of the interstate, Waco is situated along U.S. Highway 78 and the Norfolk Southern Railway, both primary routes between Birmingham and Atlanta. Waco’s strategic position provides an excellent base for the shipping and receiving needs of businesses of all sizes. Entrepreneurs seeking a prime location along this major commercial corridor will find Waco’s real estate offerings certainly worth investigating.
In addition to commercial opportunities, Waco’s 500 or so residents have many affordable residential real estate options in the city and surrounding area. Homebuyers will find many excellent options if they wish to purchase an existing home, and those who wish to build will find affordable land for sale, including many properties that include larger than average lots. Families with children will find the convenience of local schools a plus. Waco students are part of the Haralson County School System and attend Tallapoosa Primary School, West Haralson Elementary School, Haralson County Middle School, and Haralson County High School. The city is close to Bremen and the Bremen City School System as well. In addition, Waco is home to the Thomas B. Murphy campus of West Georgia Technical College. The campus offers a variety of courses and degree tracks to prepare students for the workforce, ensuring a steady supply of well-trained employees for businesses and industry. The University of West Georgia is just a short drive away for Waco residents, and several other colleges are within an hour’s drive.
Easy access to high quality healthcare, services, and shopping is another benefit of living in Waco. The Tanner Health System network of hospitals and clinics has several locations conveniently located near Waco. Higgins General Hospital in Bremen provides both inpatient and outpatient medical services, including a 24-hour emergency department, same-day surgery, and a wide range of physician and specialty services. Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton and Tanner Medical Center/Villa Rica are also a short drive away. Several small businesses in Waco and the surrounding community provide automotive, storage, and other services to local residents, and Waco is convenient to shopping options in several nearby cities, including Carrollton and Douglasville. Residents of Waco agree that having to drive a few extra miles is a worthwhile tradeoff for the small town living the city provides.
One example of Waco’s hometown charm is the city’s annual Fall Fest, held each year on the second Saturday in September. Festivalgoers enjoy a morning parade featuring high school bands from Bremen, Haralson County, and Mount Zion, followed by food, entertainment, vendors, games, and lots more. Free activities for children are available all day, and the event ends with a street dance. Waco Fall Fest is one of the region’s most popular festivals and a highlight of the year for local residents.
Waco’s convenient location and the availability of houses and land make it an excellent option for real estate buyers seeking big-city conveniences combined with small town living. Opportunities for commercial and industrial real estate development also abound, making Waco a prime location for entrepreneurs and businesses seeking to expand in the Atlanta metropolitan area.
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