Harris County, Georgia, located along the border to Alabama, combines small-town charm and rural character with rapid growth that is producing some of the newest homes in the state. Affordable housing can be found in small towns, in subdivisions or even on farms. Beautifully preserved parkland and wildlife areas make for scenic living, while fishing, hiking, boating, camping and swimming are all available as healthy recreations. The mild climate promotes outdoor activities for the entire family.
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Pine Mountain, the largest city in Harris County, is home to the 14,000-acre Callaway Gardens resort complex, which offers a wide variety of recreational attractions, including an enclosed butterfly habitat, horticultural displays, a white sand beach and the world's largest azalea garden. Lakes, golf courses and walking and biking trails provide for additional leisure activities. The area's rich tourism is further bolstered by the nearby F. D. Roosevelt State Park, the largest park in Georgia, full of picnic areas and outdoor sporting activities. Waverly Hall, conveniently located in southeast Harris County just north of Columbus, is known for the Village Green walking trail that runs through the town, tying together the community via the local businesses and restaurants found alongside. At the center of Harris County is the city of Hamilton, which serves as the county seat. The small community hosts the public school district's one high school, where students may participate in dual enrollment at one of several nearby colleges.
The county's biggest industry is tourism, and its largest employer is the Callaway Gardens resort. Local attractions also drive healthy growth in the retail and service sectors. Koch Industries additionally employs many residents at its processing plant in Pine Mountain Valley. Other major industries include steel fabrication, wood products and horticulture and greenhouses. The region is undergoing rapid expansion, and the potential for business development is huge. Real estate, finance and insurance are booming right alongside the recent influxes in population. Harris County is also conveniently located between LaGrange and Columbus, and Atlanta is only an hour away, opening residents up to many opportunities nearby.