Fayette County is a special place; the premier south-side community; a neighborhood feel, and yet still close to Atlanta. It is not quite as crowded as neighboring counties, but is a very short commute to the airport, and the median home price is typically 25% higher than the neighboring counties. Those that live here tend to stay here. If you like sports, there is much to offer: Over 100 holes of premier golf courses, Olympic sized aquatic center, a baseball complex that is specifically designed for special needs children, and many other recreation opportunities.
Fayette County Schools are locally and nationally recognized, receiving the Georgia School of Excellence award and recognition of two National Blue Ribbon Schools. The County has led the state in SAT, ACT, CRCT, and ITBS scores. An impressive 84% of high school graduates continue on to college.
Fayette County was created out of the Land Lottery Draw of 1821, from land that was ceded by the Creek Indian Nation. The county is named for Marquis de LaFayette, the French aristocrat that became a major general for the American Army. The defeat of Cornwallis at Yorktown is largely credited to him. The county seat is Fayetteville and the court house in the city square, built in 1825, is the oldest courthouse in Georgia. It is still in civil use today.
Like much of metro Atlanta, Fayette County was involved in the War Between the States. Since the railroad was vital to supplying the Confederate forces, the rail line was a prime target of General Sherman. Following the burning of a supply train in Fayetteville, a Calvary battle took place the following day, which turned out to be one of the last of the war.
Though Fayetteville is the county seat, perhaps the best known city in the county is Peachtree City. It was the first pre-planned city in the southeast, 1959, and is the largest city in the county. Over 90 miles of pedestrian and golf cart paths connect the city.
Besides the nearby Atlanta airport, which employees many county residents; Panasonic, Piedmont Fayette Hospital, Cooper Lighting, and NCR collectively provide 3000 jobs to the area. In March of 2009, Business Week Magazine named Peachtree City as Georgia's Best Affordable Suburb. But it is more than cart paths that unite the citizens of Fayette. It is a sense of family, community, and belonging.
For those wishing to take full advantage of all that Fayette County and Fayetteville has to offer year round, Southland Custom Homes is among the Georgia Builders that specializes in custom home building for the Fayette County area. Southland Custom Homes is an on-your-lot Georgia custom home builder, meaning that they build the home of your dreams in the location of your choice!
With over a 100 floorplan options to choose from and an array of top-of-the-line interior appointments, Southland Custom Homes is among the premier Georgia Builders. In addition to providing a huge selection of plan options, Southland Custom Homes will even work with new homebuyers to alter a specific floorplan so that it is exactly what the buyer wants. If you are looking for a custom builder in Fayette County, Southland Custom Homes is sure to meet and exceed your expectations.
Southland Custom Homes, a custom builder in Fayette County, GA has model showrooms located in Marietta(265 N. Cobb PKWY, Marietta, GA 30062), Dawsonville(98 Bethel Drive., Dawsonville, GA 3053), and Macon(3956 Bloomfield Village Drive, Macon, GA 31206). Stop by or call us today at 1-866-56-BUILD* to see all that Southland has to offer!
If you are looking for a home builder in GA, Southland Custom Homes builds in the following locations:
Ben Hill County
Jeff Davis County
We also build in the following cities in Georgia:
North Druid Hills