There is one extraordinary benefit of the current real estate market in Coweta County GA!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Richard Weisser Realty

The real estate market in Coweta County GAAt one time, Coweta County Georgia was the fastest growing county in the entire United States. But the nearly uncontrolled explosive development threatened the rural character of the former bedroom community, now a suburb of Atlanta.

When the earth movers ceased their incessant drone in late 2006, the days of the great land grab ended. And acreage as a commodity was no longer traded.

So at least for now, I can drive a few short miles and be a totally different world, devoid of sprawl and in essentially the same state as it was fifty years ago.

Anthropological history, at least for now, is taking a much needed breather I Coweta County.

And I for one am glad! (I took these photos today!}

Coweta County has a rural flair!

Coweta County Georgia is a place of rural beauty!

Comments (24)

Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528
Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956 - New City, NY
Real Estate Salesperson

It seems we need to go farther and farther afield to reach those sleepy rural enclaves.  I miss them!

Nov 21, 2010 01:40 PM
Richard Iarossi
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Crofton, MD
Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate


Progress does have a cost...not always good though.


Nov 21, 2010 02:33 PM
Leslie Ebersole
Swanepoel T3 Group - Saint Charles, IL
I help brokers build businesses they love.

Wonderful photos. A drive in the country is a wonderful way to spend the afternoon...nicer when it's not too far away.

Nov 21, 2010 05:20 PM
Laura Giannotta
Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore - Little Egg Harbor, NJ
Your Realtor Down the Shore!

Wonderful autumn colors in Georgia Richard!  I too like to admire open spaces, and appreciate it when they're not too far away!

Nov 21, 2010 09:06 PM
Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

Richard, I am sure it is a blessing. And of course you know I love those photos, especially the first one... :D

Nov 21, 2010 10:28 PM
Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley,, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland

HA!  When I heard that Loudoun County, where I live, was limiting development in the western areas to only large tracks of land, no more 1/4 acre or even 3 acre lots, all I could say was, "THANK GOODNESS". 

Folks in the southern areas of the county are not so lucky.  That said, growth needs to keep pace with employment opportunities and we still have both. 

Nov 21, 2010 11:00 PM
Richard Weisser
Richard Weisser Realty - Newnan, GA
Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional

It's a dichotomy. We are in the real estate business and development is good for the bottom line, but scenes like these to right to the spirit of the premise:

"Under all is the land!"

Nov 21, 2010 11:27 PM
Dwight Carson
Re/Max United Realty - Lillington, NC

Richard, as a rural farm boy that grew up with open spaces, I appreciated what you are saying here.  It pains me to see growth for the sake of growth and tax base.  Several places around have been smart about it but many governments are filled with greed and think that everything should be R10 if they can get more tax money.  We are facing that here also as we catch some of your traffic relocating to Fort Bragg from McPherson.  I hope we do not lose our rural space.  Of course, some of this also has to do with farmers in our area.  As the next generation decides not to farm, families are left with land that the rent does not even pay the taxes on.  Inevitably one of the children are short on money and the farm gets sold to ............a developer!  If you have anybody in your area that is moving to Fort Bragg and needs a good person in this area, my team is ready.  As a former school administrator I can be of great service to those that have a particular concern about the quality of schools in the areas around Fort Bragg and would appreciate any referrals.

Nov 21, 2010 11:30 PM
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County

It is nice to be able to escape the development. Lets hope some of these rural settings will remain for a long time. Nice photos

Nov 21, 2010 11:43 PM
Patricia Aulson
Realtor - Portsmouth NH Homes-Hampton NH Homes

I too like the first photo, but they are all nice.  It is sad to see some of these changes in the area that we live in. The population grows and more people move into Exeter, NH all the time. I 've been here for the last 19 years and I liked it the way it was.  Some things I don't want to change.  THis is one of them.

Happy holiday ....enjoy!

Patricia/Seacoast NH & ME

Nov 21, 2010 11:51 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Richard, when we first moved into our area, people wondered why we wanted to live so far away. The housing boon has caught up and there isn't much countryside left. My wife keep saying pretty soon there won't be any trees left.

Nov 22, 2010 12:22 AM
Irene Kennedy Realtor® in Northwestern NJ
Weichert - Lopatcong, NJ

Like you, Richard, I appreciate the rural aspects of my area - within commuting distance of New York City no less!

Nov 22, 2010 12:28 AM
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Richard these are exactly the scene I love seeing and I am sure the animals too are happy about this break, so many wildlife git displaced.

Nov 22, 2010 12:28 AM
James McGary
Agents Set Free, Inc - Irvine, CA

Interestingly enough, Under all is the land.  The directive from NAR is to facilitate the purchase of land.  Sounds like you don't advocate the directive.

Nov 22, 2010 01:41 AM
Claudette Millette
The Buyers' Counsel - Ashland, MA
Buyer, Broker - Metrowest Mass


It sounds as though you have the best of both worlds available close by.  I also have access to some rural areas and Boston is only twenty miles away. 

Those are lovely photos of your local farming areas.  What is it about a scene with cows that evokes such a sense of peace? 



Nov 22, 2010 01:44 AM
April Hayden-Munson
Brookfield, WI
Brookfield Wisconsin Real Estate

I understand your thoughts - but I would like to see more development, it sure puts folks to work!

Nov 22, 2010 06:22 AM
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Richard, those areas, few and far between, that don't change are a Godsend to our psyche some days.

Nov 22, 2010 08:06 AM
Claude Cross
Homes By Cross, Inc. - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte NC Homes For Sale

Richard - Excellent Seasonal Photos ! I am looking forward to a drive for Thanksgiving and soaking up the scenery

Nov 22, 2010 09:16 AM
Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

Those photos look like they could have been taken in my beloved home of Franklin TN.

Nov 22, 2010 04:03 PM
Ann Allen Hoover
RE/MAX Advantage South - Hoover, AL
CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL

Oh Richard, those are wonderful and make me want to jump in the car and go for a drive.  Luckily I don't have to go very far to get away from urbania!

Nov 23, 2010 01:55 AM