McDonough, GA is a quaint town of around 22,000 people about 30 miles to the south of Atlanta. The median sales price for houses is holding steady at $155,000 based on 201 home sales. There are plenty of new or older homes to choose from. The average listing price has currently risen slightly to $225,000. The town is cozy and friendly, with down-home restaurants and appealing shopping areas to visit.
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The centerpiece of the pleasant town is the historic McDonough Square. A walking tour of the area is bound to turn up interesting history of the area. Or, try one of the themed Town Tours. The Henry County Courthouse in the square was built in 1897 in a Romanesque style by well-known architects. Residents enjoy shopping at one of the unique shops as they stroll. After meandering around town, people often head to one of the many charming and welcoming local restaurants including a delicious Italian restaurant and many others that offer southern style, Cajun/creole and tasty barbeque. Town events include the annual Geranium Festival and Christmas Extravaganza. Haunted History Tours and Ladies Night Out are monthly occurrences. The Atlanta Motor Speedway is located nearby, and the Miss Georgia USA pageant is hosted here. Another fun activity is the Southern Belle Farm, which offers the whole family a farm experience with berry picking, cow milking and animal petting, and it also hosts a fall corn maze and pumpkin patch.
The parks and recreation department has many nice parks and activities for residents of all ages. The town also has many arts and cultural events. The Henry Players have been voted the Best Theatre Experience in the Metro Atlanta Area and their award winning actors and directors bring their talent to the local stage. The non-profit McDonough Arts works to sustain the artistic atmosphere in historic McDonough, by hosting art events throughout the year such as the Art in the Park series and juried art shows. There are also several art galleries, and the Henry Arts Alliance. Historical sites include the Veterans Wall, Veterans Military Museum and Historical Village at Heritage Park. Visitors can walk through the historical village and view a century-old corn crib, village garden, log cabin, cookhouse, schoolhouse, library, country store and locomotive. The intact Nash Farm Battlefield was the location of the biggest Cavalry raid in Georgia's history and a massive Confederate campsite. The historical town of McDonough, GA offers quiet, friendly small town living in close proximity to Atlanta.