A combination of lakefront living and hometown charm makes the Lake Wedowee and Randolph County, Alabama, area one of the hottest real estate markets in the Southeast.
Since 1974, Lake Wedowee has had a reputation as one of the South’s finest lakes. Anglers love the sizeable bass population and the many different species of fish found in the lake, including several species of bass and catfish. Recreation enthusiasts enjoy the 10,660 acres of water that allows residents and visitors to enjoy fishing, boating, swimming, water skiing, tubing, jet skiing, canoeing, and kayaking. Lake Wedowee, officially the R.L. Harris Reservoir, also has a reputation for being a much less developed area than other lakes in Alabama and Georgia. Randolph County’s population as of the 2010 census was 22,913, though that number swells on summer weekends. Randolph County is also home to three birding sites on the Piedmont Plateau Birding Trail. Clean, clear water and abundant recreational opportunities bring many permanent and part-time residents to the area, and numerous residential and commercial real estate opportunities are available in the region.
Lake Wedowee covers a lot of territory in Randolph County, and its popularity and development have brought growth to nearby local communities. The city of Wedowee is the county seat. It has a relatively small population, about 800, and maintains a rural hometown charm. The city hosts an annual Independence Day celebration and other events throughout the year. Thirteen miles south on U.S. 431 is Roanoke, the county’s largest town with a population of around 6,000. Other communities in Randolph County include Wadley, Woodland, Graham, Morrison Crossroads, and Rock Mills.
Most of Randolph County is within an hour’s drive of Carrollton, Georgia, and Auburn, Alabama. The larger metropolitan areas of Atlanta, Birmingham, and Montgomery are not far either—about 1.5 hours to the east, north, and south, respectively.
As a result of its location along a major U.S. highway and within close driving distance of major cities, Randolph County residents can enjoy the wide variety of concerts, sporting events, and entertainment venues that these cities have to offer. Randolph County borders Cleburne County, Alabama, and Carroll County, Heard County, and Troup County, all in Georgia, and two major interstates are close. Interstate 20 is 27 miles from Wedowee, and Interstate 85 is 28 miles from Roanoke. Roanoke is just 30 minutes away from the Kia Motors Manufacturing Plant in West Point, Georgia.
Randolph County’s location means abundant employment, education, and business opportunities are not only local, but easily available within a short drive as well. Residents enjoy small-town rural living near big-city amenities, making the entire area an attractive residential real estate market. The town’s strategic location also means a myriad of economic and entrepreneurial opportunities exist, giving the area great potential as a commercial real estate market or as a commercial or residential investment opportunity.
Essential services are available in Randolph County as well. Two school systems serve students in Randolph County. Wedowee Elementary, Rock Mills Jr. High, Wedowee Middle, Randolph County High, Wadley High, and Woodland High are all part of the Randolph County School System. Knight-Enloe Elementary, Wadley Middle, and Wadley High are all part of the Roanoke City Schools. The two systems share a Career Technology Center. There is a municipal airport in Roanoke. Wedowee Hospital is an acute care facility with a 24-hour emergency department and offers a variety of inpatient and outpatient services.
Randolph County’s business and industry potential combined with affordable housing and recreational opportunities make it a prime location for real estate investments in residential, commercial, and property management opportunities.
Duffey Realty, West Georgia’s premier resource for real estate buyers and sellers, has been a leading provider of real estate services for Lake Wedowee and Randolph 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! Call us today at 770-836-1117 or toll-free at 1-877-861-1117 and let us put our experience to work for you.