Thanksgiving Thoughts: Thankful for Coweta County

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By JESS BARRON, Lindsey’s Inc. Realtors

The local real estate market in Coweta County has a lot to be thankful for this year.

We may not think about it, but one of the most obvious reasons is our close proximity to the busiest airport in the world and the city of Atlanta. Another reason is that the fact that Interstate 85 runs through the middle of our county.

Coweta has attracted many types of industry and businesses through the years but big names like Amazon and Goodyear are here now. The Coweta County Development Authority does a nice job of bringing in prospective businesses to our area. Personally, I am seeing more and more employees from large companies like Chick-Fil-A , Coca-Cola and Delta purchase homes in Coweta as opposed to the northside of Atlanta.

Having an affordable cost of living with attractive housing options helps us attract new people here. Having a good school system really helps as this is a very important factor for families with children when selecting where to live. We are lucky to have a good school system with nice private schools also available.

Most of the people that live here in Coweta seem happy to be here and do not want to leave. There is a very small supply of homes for sale in Coweta County right now. There are less than 500 homes for sale per the Georgia Multiple Listing Service (GAMLS).

Many sellers are staying in the county and moving locally. The number of buyers and the demand for housing outpaces the number of properties for sale. I have seen more buyers from outside of Georgia this year than any year I can remember. The individual cities and the county have done a good job providing attractive amenities. One example is the Newnan LINC or walking trail system. It is like our own version of Atlanta’s Beltline.

With this rapid growth, good leadership and “smart growth” is essential. We are fortunate to have good leaders in place to protect our hometowns and grow with vision. You see many practices in planning, involving density and best uses for properties, by our local leadership.

Coweta County is in a prime position to flourish in the next decades. Some of this is simply due to our location while much of it is due to planning, developing, and good leadership.

Simply put, Coweta County is just a nice place to live. That is something we can all be thankful for over the holiday season.

Jess Barron is an Associate Broker with Lindseys, Inc. Realtors and former President of the Newnan-Coweta Board of Realtors.

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