GREENSBORO/LAKE OCONEE AT A GLANCE
Geographic Region: Inland Lake
Elevation: 640 feet
Winter: 57/33 Spring: 75/48
Summer: 90/67 Fall: 76/51
Avg. Precipitation: 47. 1 inches/year
Median Resident Age: 34
Median Household Income: $25,343
Median Home Value: $339,800
Hospital: St. Mary’s Good Samaritan
Airport: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Int’l
Greensboro is one of the small towns in central Georgia near Lake Oconee and the Oconee National Forest, about 70 miles northeast of Atlanta. People who like
small towns, golf, fishing, and the outdoors will love it in Greensboro.
The recreational opportunities are quite extensive, thanks to this huge lake (the
second largest in Georgia) and National Forest. Many luxury resorts, developments,
and golf courses have been built along the shores of Lake Oconee. Large active adult
communities have been built here in recent years because of its beautiful setting
and proximity to Atlanta. These developments have tended to dominate local demographics and home prices in recent years.
Historic Greensboro’s shopping district features tasty restaurants, old book
stores, and art galleries. High quality cultural entertainment is also easy to find, and
festivals and seasonal celebrations bond this friendly Georgia lake community together. Popular festivals include the Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta and Reynolds
Plantation 4th of July Fireworks display over Lake Oconee.
The Oconee Performing Arts Society brings the best in live entertainment to Lake
Oconee. Performances take place on the waterfront, at Greensboro’s Festival Hall,
Eatonton’s Plaza Art Center, the Ritz-Carlton Lodge, and at Harbor Club’s Polo Arena.
The Madison-Morgan Cultural Center hosts performances by the Atlanta Symphony
Orchestra and rotating art exhibits. Overall, cost of living is well below the 100 U.S.