The counties of Meriwether, Pike, Lamar, and Upson are nominally part of the metro Atlanta area, but do not have the congestion associated with closer in counties. These four counties are about an hour's drive from Atlanta and have an accumulative population of around 80,000- less than half of nearby Henry County's 200,000. With an average density of 69 people per square mile, there is room to breathe down here. By comparison, Fayette County has 463, Clayton County 1693. You won't find a mall around the corner, but you will find pastures, trees, creeks, and unspoiled beauty. Land is plentiful and affordable, and the tax rate is …well, less taxing.
The history of this region is like much of adjacent counties. The Creek Indians were the original inhabitants, which ceded the land in the Indian Springs Treaty of 1821. Pike was carved from Monroe, and Lamar, and Upson were then carved from Pike and Monroe. Though not along the primary route of Sherman's March to the Sea, many areas experienced the devastation in the wake of the Union Army. Primarily a farming community, mills began to crop up around Thomaston near the turn of the century. Some are still in operation today. The natural beauty of the region has made tourism a significant contributor to the local economies. Sprewell Bluff State Park is a 1300 acre park offering fishing, hiking trails, and Warm Springs is the famous ‘home away from home' of President Franklin Roosevelt. The little White House draws many visitors each year.
On your way down here to visit the area, you may just find that parcel of land that is just right for you and your family to build that country cottage, horse ranch, or your own ‘little white house'.
For those wishing to take full advantage of all that south of metro Atlanta has to offer year round, Southland Custom Homes is a metro Atlanta Builder that specializes in custom home building for the entire metro Atlanta area. Southland Custom Homes is an on-your-lot 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 metro Atlanta 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 south of metro Atlanta, Southland Custom Homes is sure to meet and exceed your expectations.
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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:
John's Creek Kennesaw
Lake Blue Ridge
North Druid Hills
The North Georgia mountains