Homes for Sale In Walton County, GA
Situated in the north-central part of Georgia, Walton County provides easy access to Atlanta while offering charming, quiet homes. There are a number of outstanding homes for sale in Walton County, and each of the major cities and towns here has something a little different for its residents. If you’re considering a move to Georgia but don’t want to be in the middle of Atlanta, you may find the perfect place to live is in one of these cities.
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Listing information last updated on January 24, 2021 at 4:15 AM EST.
Formed in 1818, Walton County was named after George Walton. He, along with fellow Georgians Lyman Hall and Button Gwinnett, was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. The county has a total size of 330 square miles, most of which is land. The western part of the county is considered part of the Upper Ocmulgee River sub-basin, a part of the Althamaha River basin. The eastern part of the county is part of the Althamaha River basin’s Upper Oconee River sub-basin.
The original population of the area was around a thousand people, but Walton County rapidly grew in its first 20 years. By the 1830s, there were more than 10,000 people in the area. While the population grew and declined over the years, it wasn’t until the 1920s that Walton saw a steady decrease in residents. In fact, between 1920 and 1959, there was a continuous decrease in population. Following 1970, however, the population has increased rapidly every year. Today, there are over 93,000 people living in Walton County. This growth can be connected with the increase in corporations and businesses moving to the Atlanta metro area.
Walton County has six major cities: Good Hope, Jersey, Loganville, Monroe (the county seat), Social Circle, and Walnut Grove. There is one area recognized as a town: Between. There are also a number of smaller unincorporated communities.
Originally, the county was mostly agricultural, and cotton plantations spread across much of the land. As that industry became less important, healthcare, retail, education, and manufacturing became the driving industries of the area.
The Walton County School District includes three high schools, three middle schools, and nine elementary schools.
In addition to these public schools, there are also two private schools, George Walton Academy and the Monroe County Day School. The Athens Technical College Walton County Campus provides certificates and two-year degrees. It’s located in Monroe. There are a number of other colleges and universities in the area as well.
Walton County Real Estate Market
The medial value of a home in Walton County is $187,000. This is slightly higher than the overall average value of a home in Georgia, which is $173,000. As expected by they large increase in population since the 1970s, especially in the past three decades, many new homes have been built in Walton County. Between 1998 and 2006, over a thousand new construction building permits were issued every year. While that number has dropped, there are still several hundred homes built annually. In 2017, 599 building permits were issued. The average cost of these new construction homes is $137,000. Due to demand, however, they generally sell for much more.
Most homes in Walton County are single-family homes and were built between 1980 and 2010. Most of these homes have a mortgage and are owner-occupied. The majority of owner-occupied houses have three bedrooms, though homes with four bedrooms are not uncommon. On the other hand, rental properties are usually two or three-bedroom homes.
According to a survey, upwards of 90% of residents in Walton County continue to live in the same home from year to year. This means there aren’t always a large number of homes for sale in Walton County. If you find one you love, you may need to move quickly.
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What is the Unemployment Rate in Walton County?
The unemployment rate is generally lower than the U.S. average. In 2019, it was 3.1%, which is lower than the 3.4% rate for the state of Georgia and the U.S. average of 3.6%.
Is there an Airport in Walton County?
Monroe-Walton County Airport is a public airport located in Monroe. It features one runway and is mostly used by small aircraft. For most flights, you will likely fly out of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta.
What is the Average Commute Time?
Most residents in Walton County commute between 30 and 35 minutes to work each day.
What is the Cost of Living in Walton County?
The cost of living in the county is 96.1, slightly lower than the national average. However, this is the average of the entire county—depending on which city you settle in, the cost of living may be different.
Things to Do in Walton County
There are many different places to visit and things to do in Walton County. For those who love history, Walton County has a number of different historical sites to visit. These range from private homes such as the A. J. Boss House and Davis-Edwards House to historic districts such as the Monland Place Historic Districts and the Social Circle Historic District. Many of these places are in Monroe, but you’ll find a few in the smaller cities and towns, too.
The Monroe Museum in Monroe offers a look at the history of the area, including the cotton industry. The museum also includes information on the eight governors of Georgia who were born in Walton County.
Love playing classic arcade games? Why not take the family to Flashback Games in Loganville? It’s full of classic arcade cabinets the likes of which you just don’t see much any longer. Don’t worry about bringing a stack of quarters, either—you pay one admission price and can play any of the games you want for the entire day. You can even purchase a monthly membership and visit every day.
The Historical Society of Walton County is headquartered in the historic Davis-Edwards House in Monroe. Tours are available of the home, but you can also visit to learn more about the county, the historical sites you can visit, and more.
One of these places is the Walton County Courthouse. This historic building was originally built in 1883 and, despite fire and some other damage, the main structure is still intact today. Today, it’s actually still used for some county offices, although tours are also available.
The Social Circle Theater in Social Circle is home to a number of productions every year. The Rising Stars children’s group and the Well Diggers young adult troupe are both based out of the theater. Acting classes are available for children who live in the area.
Artists may enjoy visiting the Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts. The center offers a variety of educational courses, art classes, outreach programs, and other opportunities. Residents of Walton County can join the Art Guild and share their passion for art with others.
Parks in Walton County
Walton County does not have many hiking trails. Because of this, if you want to go for a hike, you may want to visit neighboring county such as Gwinnett County to hike. However, there are a number of parks in the county where you can go for walks and enjoy nature.
Walton County has three major parks. Felker Park and Community Center in Monroe includes a large playground for children, walking trails, fitness stations, and a new indoor recreation center with an indoor walking track, fitness center, gymnasium, and classrooms. The park also has four soccer fields and two football fields. The Monroe Boys and Girls Club is located at the park.
Meridian Park in Loganville sits on 24 acres of land and water. There’s a mile-long walking trail that circles the lake, plus you’ll find playground equipment, benches, picnic tables, and an outdoor classroom. The community center at Meridian Park is fairly new and offers two gymnasium spaces, activity rooms, and an indoor walking track.
The third major park in Walton County is South Walton Park in Social Circle. This park features a large youth sports complex with fields for baseball, softball, basketball, football, and soccer. It has two playground areas and two picnic shelters that can be reserved for events.
Making the Move to Walton County
If you’re interested in moving to the Atlanta metro area, one of the cities in Walton County may be exactly what you want. It only takes about an hour to get to Atlanta depending on where you live in the county. However, there’s also plenty of opportunity in Monroe, Loganville, and the other larger cities. Take a look at some of the homes for sale in Walton County today. You may just find your dream home.