Oconee County GA Homes
Named after the river that serves as its eastern boundary, Oconee County is tucked away in the green, sloping hills of northeast Georgia and is, at once, secluded yet easily accessible. As such, Oconee County, GA homes appeal to buyers who like the county’s combination of serene small-town charm and convenient to just about everything location. Due to the nearby presence of Highway 316 (also known as the University Parkway), as well as several other major arteries, even the most seemingly remote Oconee County, GA homes are mere minutes away from the excitement of downtown Athens and the myriad opportunities of Atlanta.
Encompassing an area of 186 square miles, Oconee County is home to a population of only around 32,000 (as of 2008 US Census estimates), a number that has been growing gradually but steadily as more and more people are realizing just how advantageous life can be here.
Oconee County, whose county seat is the town of Watkinsville, only has three other incorporated communities – Bishop, Bogart and North High Shoals. It is surrounded by Athens-Clarke County to the north, Morgan County to the south, Oglethorpe and Greene counties to the east, and Barrow and Walton counties to the west.
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