Hart County is located between Atlanta and Charlotte, in pristine Northeast GA, Hartwell is easily accessible from I-85 off exit 177.
Active Retirement Living
Active Retirement living is seeing a surge in growth in the last ten years in Hartwell. In 2016 it was announced a groundbreaking start, with a 40 acre development called Oakview Crossing being developed right on the main road leading into town. This transition senior living housing will have 60 independent villas, an assistant living facility and memory care wing amongst the tranquil setting of the woodland Oaks. In addition, AnMed urgent care center and many other medical offices, retail and restaurants will be right next door for a pleasant and convenient walk to the shops for our seniors.
The Bell Family YMCA is very an active location for people of all ages to enjoy the classes offered. Swim at the community pool, take a dance, yoga or zumba class, try the new pastime of pickleball, or enjoy the ball fields or basketball courts, all for a low cost membership for the individual or family.
Education in Hart County is very good with 5 public schools, a College and Career Academy, one Charter School, and 244 teachers and 3,497 students. Average student to teacher ratio is 15:1. Hart is serviced by 3 Elementary schools, one Middle School, one High School, and one Charter High School. In addition, Athens Tech has a satellite campus in Elbert County just 17 miles away.
Evening classes for adults are offered at Hart County High School, North Georgia Technical College in Toccoa, and Truett-McConnell College at Cleveland. Colleges and Universities that are in commuting distance are; Clemson University at Clemson, SC (43 miles) with 16,876 students, Emmanuel College at Franklin Springs (20 miles) with 850 students, and University of Georgia at Athens (41 miles) with 32,941 students.
Hart County Board of Education: http://www.hart.k12.ga.us/
Medical facilities servicing Hart County include: St. Marys/Sacred Heart Regional Medical Center in Lavonia (56 beds) with a 24-hour emergency room and intensive care unit, in addition there are 6 dentists, an Urgent Care Clinic, 17 MDs, 2 nursing homes (209 beds), Public health department, 28 Emergency Medical Technicians, 8 ambulances, 1 quick response vehicle (QVR), 1 mental health/substance abuse center, and an Emertius owned senior living assisted and memory care location.
Plans are in place for a 6 acre AnMed facility to house Urgent Care and other specialities just 5 minutes from the Downtown area.