As the setting of Margaret Mitchell’s “Gone with the Wind,” Jonesboro attracts a steady flow of visitors looking to experience the city’s quintessential charm.
Originally named Leaksville, Jonesboro was renamed around 1845 in honor of railroad engineer Colonel Samuel Goode Jones. Thanks to the city’s railroads, Jonesboro became a market hub, serving surrounding Fayette and Henry counties.
Jonesboro market trends indicate an increase of $35 (49%) in the average price per square foot over the past 6 months. The average sales price fell to $110,000 from $112,225 six months ago. The average time on market for properties in Jonesboro is 28 days. Buyers can expect to pay 100% of the seller’s asking price.
Market data provided by U.S. Census Bureau and the local listing feed.
Tour the Road to Tara Museum to see items from “Gone with the Wind” along with Civil War artifacts.
Calling all movie fans! This museum perfect for those movie fans or history buff. There are items from the famous movie and book along with artifacts from the Civil War. They have the reproductions of Scarlett’s most famous dresses, foreign edition library and the four portraits of the main characters. For more information on just how unique this museum is click on the following link: Tara Museum
Take the family for a swim at The BEACH at Clayton County International Park –
Clayton County International Park has plenty of year-round entertainment family fun.The Beach at International Park offers a 6-acre lake, kiddie pool, sandy beaches. The beach volleyball area is still equipped with what was used when the 1996 Olympic athletes competed for gold. The park includes a 17-court tennis center, fitness center, indoor and outdoor playgrounds, fishing lakes, walking and biking trails and picnic areas. For more information: Clayton County International Park
Play golf at award-winning Lake Spivey Golf Club
Lake Spivey Golf Club offers a championship layout that includes 18 holes of fun, fair and challenging golf. It has a balance of distance, contour, wooded roughs and water presents which everyone can enjoy playing on. It was built in 1963 and was the first course in the country to use Crenshaw Bentgrass greens in 1991. They were voted by Golf Digest as the “Best Value” in Atlanta, GA! Take time to visit their website for more information. Lake Spivey Golf Club
Tour the Stately Oaks Antebellum Home and Historic Community
Stately Oaks is a plain Greek Revival antebellum home located in Clayton County, Georgia, It’s the home of “Gone with the Wind.” Guest are able to tour the original cook’s log cabin, one-room schoolhouse, Creek Indian Village, Juddy’s Country Store, and much more.
Check out additional information here: Stately Oaks
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