HARRIS COUNTY — IT’S A NATURAL WAY OF LIFE!
The quality of life in Harris County has made it a highly desirable to live, play and do business for its 32,000 residents. Blessed with a natural scenic setting, much of the open space is preserved in large tracts – including Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park, Callaway Gardens, and reservoirs, parks and wildlife areas along the Chattahoochee River. In spite of the rapid growth of the past three decades, the county retains its rural character.
Harris County offers a wide range of residential options. One can choose to live in any of several small towns, in a variety of subdivision communities, on the grounds of a resort or even on a farm. Small-town charm and rural character make the county an ideal place to live and raise a family.
Located between Columbus and LaGrange, employment and cultural opportunities are easily accessible. State highways and nearby interstates provide convenient connections to all parts of the county and region. Residents often choose to commute to Atlanta to work or play, with Atlanta’s businesses and myriad of attractions within an hour or so drive.
Educational opportunities are among the best in the region, with several colleges, universities and technical schools within driving distance. the county’s school system, with one high school, one middle school and several elementary schools is consistently ranked among the state’s best.
Recreational activities abound. Fishing, hiking, boating, camping and swimming are available throughout the area. Hunting preserves are on both public and private lands. There are golf, tennis and equestrian facilities as well as playing fields for organized sports. The area’s mild climate makes outdoor activities enjoyable year-round. Callaway Gardens – a luxury resort – offers outdoor recreation, horticultural displays, lodging and dining (family memberships are available to local residents).
The annual influx of visitors and the county’s proximity to major cities such as Atlanta and Columbus make it a great locale to start and maintain a business. Our county and city governments understand the value of attracting and retaining businesses to our area, and work hard to do so.
Harris County offers a casual, country lifestyle with family-oriented communities and activities. With responsive local governments and long-range planning, the county is meeting the pressures of growth while ensuring that its extraordinary and unique quality of life will continue into the future. A visit to the area convinces many that Harris County is the perfect place to live and do business.