Whitesburg, Georgia, calls itself “the city with a big heart,” and when you learn more about this quaint community, you’ll see why it is one of West Georgia’s most attractive real estate markets for families and businesses.
Whitesburg is located midway between Carrollton and Newnan along U.S. Highway 27. A major rail line also runs through the city. Rail transportation is an important part of the city’s history. Whitesburg was the first rail center of Carroll County, providing a route for freight transportation between Savannah and Northwest Georgia. Today, the town is small, boasting a population of about 600, but the development of nearby cities like Carrollton, Douglasville, and Newnan has brought growth to Whitesburg and the surrounding area, too. Commercial development in Whitesburg is growing as businesses look for space to build or expand near those commercial hubs, as well as the ever-expanding Atlanta metropolitan area.
Whitesburg is earning a reputation as one of the hottest spots for ecotourism in the Southeast. Historic Banning Mills, a nonprofit retreat and resort center, lures visitors from all over who come to enjoy the “Screaming Eagle” zip line, horseback riding, kayaking, camping, and other retreat activities. Also nearby is McIntosh Reserve, a 527-acre nature area adjoining the Chattahoochee River that has hiking trails, a splash water park, tent camping, and rental pavilions. The park is a favorite of hikers and equestrian riders especially, but historians will enjoy learning about the area’s Native American heritage as well. Annual events in Whitesburg include the McIntosh Reserve Fall Festival in September, the Fall Arts and Crafts Festival in October, and the McIntosh Reserve Car Show each spring.
Since Whitesburg is situated conveniently between Carrollton and Newnan, a variety of recreation and cultural programs are available to residents of the community. Twenty minutes to the north, the University of West Georgia offers a variety of cultural, recreational, and educational programs that many in Whitesburg regularly enjoy. Twenty minutes to the south, Newnan also offers a variety of programs, including several city parks and several golf courses. Each city offers a variety of sports programs for athletes of all ages and skill levels. Children will find many extracurricular options at school as well. Students from Whitesburg attend Whitesburg Elementary School, Central Middle School, and Central High School. Whitesburg also is home to a branch of the West Georgia Regional Library.
Whitesburg residents also have options when it comes to healthcare. The city’s proximity to Carrollton means convenient access to Tanner Medical Center, which has a 24-hour emergency department, as well as a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services and a well-trained staff that bring an exceptional level of medical care to area residents. In Newnan, Piedmont Newnan Hospital is a leading healthcare provider as well, with a 24-hour emergency department and other medical and surgical services.
For all these reasons and more, Whitesburg, “the city with a big heart,” is an excellent combination of a rural community near the amenities of a larger city, and the area is a prime location for homebuyers interested in residential real estate or businesses interested in commercial and property development opportunities.
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