Douglas County Real Estate
Get to Know Douglas County:
Douglas County is northeast of Carroll County and is only twenty-six miles away from the heart of Atlanta. Douglas County is made up of Austell, Douglasville, and part of Villa Rica; it encompasses 199 square miles and is one of the fifty fastest-growing counties in the United States.
Douglas County at a Glance
Even though Douglas County is minutes away from the city, it has a variety of nature parks to visit. You can visit Sweetwater Creek in Lithia Springs and check out the ruins of a Civil War-era mill that was destroyed in Sherman’s march through Georgia. Other parks include Deer Lick Park, Dog River Park, and Clinton Nature Preserve.
There are also a variety of higher education opportunities. Mercer University has a regional academic center in the county, and West Georgia technical college has a satellite campus as well. Additionally, Tanner Technical Institute, Strayer University, and Georgia Highlands College are located in the county.
Douglasville, the county seat, is home to the historic downtown district. With many shops and restaurants, the downtown area is a fun place to spend a day. You’ll see many architectural features that harken back to the late 1890s when the town was a commercial district for the mill and cotton industry. Be sure to check out the Douglas County Museum of History and Art for more information on the history of this beautiful city.
Ask the Residents!
We do you love Douglas County?
It’s a very convenient place to live–Arbor Place Mall is just down the street, but we are also very close to Atlanta malls for shopping as well.
Describe your perfect day?
Since we’re so close to the interstate, we could take a fifteen minute drive and enjoy a day at Six Flags, or drive about thirty minutes away to hang out in Centennial Olympic Park.
One thing you need to know about Douglas County?
There are so many landmarks to visit since productions like The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Mocking Jay, and the Netflix series Stranger Things were partially filmed in the historic downtown district and surrounding areas.