Winder, Georgia sits nestled against Fort Yargo State Park, a beautiful wooded park where visitors can go camping, take in the nature, and fish, swim, and boat the 260-acre Marbury Creek Reservoir. But, truth be told, the park is just one of the reasons why Winder is a top community to consider if you're thinking about relocating to northern Georgia.
This Winder, GA area guide from Southland Custom Homes' home builders in Winder will help you learn more about this peach of a community so you can have a better idea of what the quality of life is like in and around the area.
Winder's public schools are part of the Barrow County School District. The district serves more than 9,500 students and employs 610 full-time teachers. There are three public elementary schools, three public middle schools, and two public high schools in Winder. The Sims Academy of Innovation and Technology is also located here, as are two local private schools, Bethlehem Christian Academy and B.C.C.A Barrow County Christian Academy. Winder is home to one higher learning institution, the Winder-Barrow campus of Lanier Technical College.
Winder has several historical landmarks throughout the area. The Barrow County Museum, which is housed in the old Barrow County Jail is a popular destination for history buffs. Built in 1915, the jail-turned-museum still has jail cells on-site as well as a hanging tower.
The county courthouse is another historic landmark in Winder. It was built in 1920 and it is listed under the National Register of Historic Places. Meanwhile, the Fort Yargo Living History Society, Inc. is a local non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the remains of the Humphries brothers' trading post at Fort Yargo. The organization is working to turn the trading post into an educational living history demonstration site.
Winder is a very family-friendly community that hosts several events and festivals throughout the year for all to enjoy. Some of the most popular events on the calendar include the SpringFest Carnival in May, the Jug Tavern Festival in September, the Spooktacular Festival in October, and the Veterans Day Ceremony in November. The city even has an annual Christmas Parade and Holiday Ice Rink every December that everyone looks forward to as the official kick-off to the holiday season.
Downtown Winder is where you will find the city's largest collection of shops and restaurants. In fact, there are so many places to stop in for a visit, you can spend the entire day here and not take it all in. Downtown Winder has everything from antique, craft, and furniture shops to coffee cafés and restaurants to suit every culinary craving.
The arts are also alive in Winder. The city is home to the Winder Cultural Arts Center. This is where you'll find a haven for the visual and performing arts. Or, if you love the game of golf, then The Chimneys Golf Course offers a beautiful and challenging course set amid stands of hardwoods and pines and along the winding Marburg Creek.
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