With its stunning range of trees, shrubs, and sedimentary rock, alongside varied agricultural exports and luxurious communities, the state of Georgia has become increasingly desirable.
Located in the Southeastern United States, Georgia is bordered by Florida in the South, the Atlantic Ocean and South Carolina to the East, Alabama to the West, and Tennessee and North Carolina to the North. The state is also home to the Blue Ridge Mountains, part of the Appalachian Mountain system. Its 59,425 square miles (153,909 square kilometers) of state territory include part of the central Piedmont, and continental coastal plain in the South. Regions of the state each have their own distinct characteristics. An example is the Ridge and Valley in the Northwest corner which includes a number of sedimentary rocks such as limestone, shale, and sandstone.
Established in 1732, Georgia is the last of the original Thirteen Colonies and today the state has a fast-growing population of 9.8 million people. Known as the “Peach State” and the “Empire State of the South” Georgia has an incredibly successful economy. If Georgia were a country it would have the twenty-eighth largest economy in the world. Like its nickname might suggest, peaches are a major agricultural output, but other successful outputs include pecans, poultry, eggs, cotton, rye, peanuts, dairy products, turfgrass, tobacco, cattle, hogs, and vegetables. Additional contributors to the economy include industrial outputs such as textiles and apparel, chemical products, food processing, paper products, transportation equipment, and cigarettes. Tourism also plays an important role in the development of the economy.
In recent years, Georgia’s capital city, Atlanta, has seen enormous growth in real estate, service, and communication industries. The city offers everything from grand traditional estates, to luxurious town-homes, meeting a variety of needs and desires. Some affluent “intown” neighborhoods of Atlanta include Druid hills and Ansley Park, known for historic homes and estates; Brookhaven; Tuxedo Park; and Morningside. Luxury homes can also be found in many of the suburban areas of Atlanta including Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Sandy Springs, and Duluth.
Cobb County, considered part of the Atlanta metropolitan area can be divided up into three main areas each with notable features. East Cobb is known for its elegance and opulence, as well being within the best school system of the state. West Cobb boasts a unique factor, marking its estates that stretch across acres of rolling pasture and farmlands. Vinings, offers both old world colonial homes and new open and airy constructions.
The Georgian city of Savannah is America’s very first planned city, originally laid out in 1773. Luxury property is not hard to come by in this city, which is home to the well known Southbridge Golf Community and Skidaway Island’s Landings Club, a large gated community known for its exclusive waterfront property and golf courses.