Spotlight on Douglas County

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The Zachos Team has a special place in our hearts for Douglas County, as it’s where we’ve called home for the last twenty-three years. Located just 20 miles west of Atlanta, this hotspot just outside the perimeter has seen unprecedented growth in the last few years. While not as talked about as surrounding areas such as Marietta or Carrollton, Douglas County offers a wealth of natural and historical landmarks, as well as a prime location for those looking to settle down.

For nature lovers, Sweetwater Creek State Park is not to be missed. In addition to 2500 acres of trails leading through woods, streams, and rocky outcroppings, it holds many man-made structures as well. Within the park lies the New Manchester Mill Ruins, a former Civil War-era textile mill that now stands as a staggering testament to what once was. The mill is a must-see for history buffs, and for film lovers, this site was a key filming location in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. Over 700 productions have been filmed in Douglasville; perhaps most notably, visitors and locals may recognize locations from Netflix’s Stranger Things. The recent appearance of Lionsgate Studios within the county only means that even more job and housing opportunities will come around soon.

Downtown Douglasville offers a variety of stellar restaurants including Gumbeaux’s and Gabe’s Downtown, two cajun cafes with dishes that will make you feel like you’ve stepped right into the Louisiana bayou. In addition to its current layout, Douglasville leadership has adopted a ten-year plan to revitalize the downtown area. Plans have already begun to take shape with the Douglasville Town Green, which offers an amphitheater for live music along with interesting sculptures which create a natural playground for children.

Housing in Douglas County is often more affordable than in other counties within and surrounding Atlanta, and offers options at every price range. With our intimate knowledge of the county, The Zachos Team is a natural choice for all of your Douglas County real estate needs. Contact us today and we can help you in the right direction.

Written by Paul Zachos