It seems like every day is a family day here at Lake Oconee. Georgia's Lake Country is a favorite among families, and it's no surprise as to why -- the area has a lot going for it. Wondering what? Here are some top reasons why families like to call Lake Oconee home:
1) Lake life adventures
As Georgia's second largest lake, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy Lake Oconee with family members of all ages. There's boating, water skiing, jet-skiing, swimming, tubing, kayaking, and fishing, just to name a few. Since our climate is mild and Lake Oconee's water level never fluctuates more than 18 inches, it's easy for everyone, young and the not so young, to have fun on the lake all year round.
2) Excellent education
Parents may appreciate this particular benefit more than their kids, but the latter will be thankful one day. Greensboro has top-rated schools, including Lake Oconee Academy (LOA), renowned as one of the nation's top public charter schools. Families are known for moving to Greene County specifically to enroll their children at LOA. Also, statistics show excellent ratings for Greene County schools overall in the areas of rankings, enrollment, test performance, graduation rates, ethnicity, diversity, and more.
3) Southern charm is alive and well
Yes sir and yes ma'am, the hospitable South still exists here in the Lake Oconee area. Whether you’re out running errands or simply walking past a "stranger" on one of our quaint, downtown streets, most everyone here smiles and says hello. You cannot mistake the friendliness and Southern charm of the locals. Throughout Lake Country, and our neighborhood, in particular, don't be surprised if folks address you formally and chat with you like they've known you for ages.
4) Outdoor activities
Besides all the fun "lake life" activities, there are many other outdoorsy things for every member of the family. Here at Harbor Club there is amazing golf (especially at our award-winning, Weiskopf/Morrish-designed golf course,) tennis, pickleball, and hiking, as well as other resort-style amenities. Also, the 37,000-acre Oconee National Forest is nearby, and it features excellent camping, hunting, equestrian trails, and wildlife viewing.
5) Family-friendly events
There are tons of fun events to enjoy in Lake Country. From our town’s farmers markets and fairs to outdoor movies and live music, there's always something interesting and entertaining to do in this area. Durhamtown Off Road Resort offers sporting clays, paintball, ATVs, and more. The historic Antebellum Trail is as fun as it is educational, with gorgeous 19th-century homes and heirloom gardens along the way. Family reunions abound here too, with many held here at Harbor Club. Our community has several event venues that are perfect for those gatherings, big and small. Picnics and cookouts are popular, but if you don't want to prepare meals yourself, our catering team has you covered.
Our Southern Living-Inspired Community is one that is a perfect fit for families at Lake Oconee. The neighborly feel is second to none. With so many resort-style activities, events, and amenities in and around our community, it's effortless to spend quality time and create wonderful memories together. Come experience it for yourself -- contact us so we can start planning your visit today.