Barrow County

Barrow County, Georgia offers the advantage of living a slower pace of life while residing within 45 minutes of

Atlanta, Georgia, a center of culture and commerce in the Southeast. Barrow County schools compete well against those in adjoining counties, especially concentrating on STEM subjects. Excellent healthcare is available in Barrow County, Georgia including a brand new Northeast Georgia Health System hospital in Braselton, Barrow Regional Medical Center in Winder, and specialty healthcare services that exist in the region, such as research hospitals in Atlanta and in Athens, Georgia. With Barrow County, Georgia’s lower cost of living and proximity to a wide array of cultural and recreational amenities, you can see why this area continues to experience rapid growth.

Barrow County has numerous fine dining and fast-casual restaurants that will suit anyone’s desires. From the Bistro Off Broad, Latin Flavors, Feast26 and Smokey Gringos in downtown Winder, to the wide variety of restaurants at the Exchange, and Edee’s Shack BBQ in Statham, you will never go hungry in Barrow County.

Before you eat, you may want to work up your appetite at Fort Yargo State Park. Fort Yargo is Georgia’s seventh most-visited state park, offering hiking, biking, fishing, lake swimming, camping, cabin rental, disc golf, and numerous other outdoor activities. You can enter through the new entrance off HWY 81 and visit the new state-of-the-art Welcome Center or you can work up a sweat by taking the new Wilkins Walking Trail from Lee Street to the Welcome Center (.98 miles each way).

When the sun goes down, the good times continue! The Innovation Amphitheatre on Austin Road offers a diverse array of concerts and performances from up-and-coming artists to your favorites from yesteryear. At Jug Tavern Park in Winder, thousands will crowd downtown at the various festivals, concerts and events that are scheduled throughout the year.

To finish off the night, you may want to visit the View at Latin Flavors to take in the lights and views from one of Barrow’s tallest buildings.

Live, work and play is not just a slogan, it’s a way of life in Barrow County!

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