This time of year, the news media likes to publish their “best of” lists and top annual awards. People must like them because the media publish them year after year. Beginning today, we extol the virtues of a few of our favorite communities
At this time last year, Greensboro, GA’s Reynolds Plantation, which covers 80 miles of Lake Oconee shoreline an hour and a half northeast of Atlanta, seemed down and almost out. Homeowners had voted, quite emphatically, to reject an offer from Mercer and Jamie Reynolds to buy the
Lake Oconee is never far from any of the 6 1/2 golf courses at Reynolds Plantation. On the par 3 3rd at Tom Fazio's 27-hole National course, a narrow finger of the lake makes it clear that you are playing the "Cove" nine.
During our recent visit, we saw no visible sign that Reynolds had ever been in trouble –- the golf courses and their clubhouses were pristine, the 38,000 foot Lake Club was bustling with workout sessions, lunch crowds and other activities, and residents were roundly pleased that their
Reynolds and other Georgia golf communities received a big boost when the State announced that state tax on retiree income for those 65 and older will be phased out in 2016. Next year, the exclusion will be $100,000, with $150,000 in 2014 and $200,000 in 2015. The exclusion for residents 62 to 64 remains at $35,000.
Furnished golf villas at Reynolds Plantation start in the high $200s, single-family homes from the low $400s, and lots from around $50,000, with some lake view properties beginning in the low $100s. For a list of current Reynolds Plantation properties for sale, visit GolfHomesListed. Or contact us for more information and to arrange a "discovery" visit to Reynolds. The golf courses there are open all year.