Is there an undiscovered community away from the noise and bustle or urban crowding and traffic? Yes there is.
Does this community offer quiet living at a leisurely pace?
Do the people there hold traditional values to be the standard of the day?
Can families there hope to raise their children in clean, uncluttered spacious surroundings close to nature? Will it stay that way? The people of Calhoun County, Georgia say, "Yes." to all of this and more.
Calhoun County offers this kind of life with the convenience of being located only twenty minutes from the Albany metropolitan area with a population of over 115,000.
We are also located within a twenty mile drive to Lake Walter F. George which is seventy miles in length and encompasses 650 miles of shoreline. Home to large and small mouth bass, hybrids, catfish, crappie, brim and a variety of other fish, this lake is a paradise for any fisherman. The lake is part of the Inland Waterway System which extends uninterrupted to the Gulf of Mexico.
Bordering on the lake is George T. Bagby State Park with lodging, restaurants, a marina, and conference facilities.
We are a little more than two hours from the beautiful beaches, fishing, and diving of the Florida Panhandle, and three hours from Atlanta.
Calhoun County is a sportsman's dream come true. Deer, quail, turkey, and dove abound, and there are numerous hunting and fishing preserves.
The golfer is delighted with the variety available within a short drive. Dozens of courses offer play in a variety of terrains. Most are open on a daily fee basis, and our gentle climate offers year round play.
A large amount of land on the eastern edge of Calhoun County is held by plantations devoted to agriculture, forestry and wildlife preservation. These plantations provide a buffer of land that will not be developed in the future, thus assuring that Calhoun County will be spared a sprawl of development from the urban area to the east.
The next nearest large population center is Dothan, Alabama, forty five miles to the west.
Dothan is convenient to the western edge of Calhoun County for shopping and services.
The Calhoun County Public school system boasts a competent staff, 44% of whom hold advanced degrees, with an average of seventeen years experience in teaching. The schools rank 10th in the state in student retention to graduation. Private schools in nearby communities offer primary and secondary education. Colleges and technical schools in Albany, and Andrews College in nearby Cuthbert, Georgia provide higher education for academic and career advancement.
Although many rural communities are hampered by limited access to medical care, Calhoun County suffers no such shortage. The Hospital Authority of Calhoun County operates a forty bed primary care hospital with a twenty four hour emergency room and an ambulance service. A sixty bed skilled care nursing home and an assisted living retirement facility are also among the Authority's services.
In summary, Calhoun County offers growing families, retirees, and businesses a quiet location that is convenient to the best things that life has to offer, while insuring that the difficulties and bustle of urban life will stay generations away.