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Oconee is second wealthiest county in Georgia

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Georgia, a state known for its rich history and diverse economy, boasts a variety of living experiences. From the affordable to the affluent, Georgia's counties offer a spectrum of lifestyles. Among these, Oconee County stands out as the second wealthiest in the state.

Oconee County, nestled in the northeastern part of Georgia, is not just a place of wealth but also of natural beauty and historical significance. With a median household income of $106,165, it's clear that the residents of this county enjoy a level of affluence above the national average. This economic prosperity is reflected in the quality of life and amenities available to its residents.

A Blend of Nature and History

One of the most striking features of Oconee County is its lush green landscapes. These serene settings provide a peaceful backdrop to the daily lives of its inhabitants. Adding to its charm are the well-preserved historic sites scattered throughout the county. These sites not only enrich the cultural fabric of the area but also serve as a reminder of its rich heritage.

The exceptional school system is a significant draw for families considering a move to Oconee County. The county's commitment to education is evident in its well-funded schools and high academic standards. Coupled with a notably low crime rate, Oconee County offers families a nurturing and safe environment. This focus on education and safety is a cornerstone of the community's ethos.

Despite its affluence, the cost of living in Oconee County is reasonable, especially considering the high-quality amenities and services available to residents. Housing, a major component of the cost of living, reflects the county's prosperity. The average home value in Oconee County is $496,040, indicating a robust real estate market and a preference for quality in residential spaces.

A Historical Highlight

An interesting historical note about Oconee County is its connection to Jeannette Rankin, the first woman elected to the US House of Representatives. Rankin's choice to invest in land throughout the county underscores its longstanding appeal and significance.



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Izzy Mendalbaum
Izzy Mendalbaum
Dec 11, 2023

Lots of obvious truth in this article. Why would any professional who works in Clarke County live here when just across the river is fabulous public schools, safety and peace. I'm not saying ACC brought this on themselves, but ACC brought this on themselves.

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Displacement in Clarke County IS unique to People of Color. I beg you to research Linnentown and the effects it had on the community.

I find it funny that right wingers always point to communist countries when asking people to move…why not point to socialist countries, like Sweden and the like. Every other developed country has more healthcare, less working hours, maternity and paternity leave, all the things that help families thrive. Families break up more often because of money than any other reason, so maybe start there. When you’re constantly living in survival mode, you’re not going to be the best parent or partner.

I also never once said I hated the idea of money. You made…

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Paul Bunce
Paul Bunce
Dec 11, 2023

That's because Oconee is overstocked with overpaid college professors.

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Patrick Cline
Patrick Cline
Dec 12, 2023
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UGA is pretty difficult to gain admission. Does everyone just want to go there because of Kirby and the overpaid racecar team and staff or do you think it has anything to do with those professors?


With the state of ACC school system, UGA would have an awfully hard time competing for talented professors with families without the existence of OC. UGA is a research university that has to get top researchers to succeed. Fewer and fewer find ACC a place they want to live.

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