Georgeanna White
Georgeanna White
Coldwell Banker Fort Realty
Cell: 706.436.3320
Office: 706.856.5050
Fax: 706-621-5085

About Hartwell & Hart County

Carter BuildingHart County is located in the I-85 corridor in northeast Georgia. Exit 177 in Hart County is only an hour-and-a-half from Atlanta and a little over an hour from the Greenville/Spartanburg area. With a population of approximately 23,000 it is noted for its exceptional livability and beautiful residential areas which include 222 miles of shoreline on Lake Hartwell, the town of Hartwell with its lovely historic homes and downtown shopping area, and scenic rural districts with gently rolling hills. It has an ideal climate with an average annual temperature of 74°. The average summer temperature is 89°, and the winter average is 57°, with an average rainfall of about 49 inches a year.

Education in Hart County is good with 8 public schools with 244 teachers and 3,497 students. Evening classes for adults is offered at Hart County High School, North Georgia Technical College, and Truett-McConnell College at Cleveland, Colleges and Universities are in commuting distance at: Clemson University at Clemson, SC (43 miles) with 16,876 students, Emmanuel College at Franklin Springs (20 miles) with 850 students, and University of Georgia at Athens (41 miles) with 32,941 students.

Medical facilities in Hart County include:1 hospital (74 beds) with a 24-hour emergency room and intensive care unit, 6 dentists, 17 MDs, 2 nursing homes (209 beds), Public health department, 28 Emergency Medical Technicians, 4 ambulances, 1 quick response vehicle (QVR), 1 mental health/substance abuse center, and 1 personal care home.Lake Hartwell

Nearby shopping is exceptional. In addition to Downtown Hartwell, a large discount shopping complex in Commerce, Georgia, is only thirty minutes away, and many shopping centers and malls can be reached in less than a half-hour in Anderson, SC. Community theaters are nearby; Hartwell has it own, and there are others nearby in Toccoa, Georgia, and Abbeville and Seneca in South Carolina.

The recreational opportunities in Hart County are outstanding. Lake Hartwell with its many parks, camp sites, marinas and boat ramps can be reached in minutes from virtually any home in Hart County and offers swimming, fishing, camping, cabins, water skiing, and motor boating. Annual events include: Hartwell Antique Boat Festival. Challenge of the Centuries Bicycle Ride. Pre-4th of July Extravaganza. Lake Hartwell Dam Run. Corps of Engineers Interpretive Programs. Hart County Theatrical Productions. Cateechee Golf Course, located on Highway 77 south of Hartwell, is an Audubon Signature Course: only 2 in Georgia; only 15 in U.S and offers gourmet dining at their Waterfall Grille.

Industrial sites are available in Hart County and include Gateway Hi-tech Industrial Park at Exit 177 on I-85. TI Automotive has recently constructed a large facility in Gateway offering 100 employment opportunities to County residents and a thirty million dollars investment. Gateway has eight excellent industrial sites immediately across the Interstate from the Georgia Welcome Center.

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