The city of Winder, Georgia is the county seat of Barrow County. Home to about 16,000 people it has a landmass of thirteen square miles. The original inhabitants were Creek and Cherokee Indians who used it as a trading center, with white settlers arriving in the late 1700s. The town remained a sleepy settlement until the coming of the railroad about 100 years later, with Winder named for John H. Winder, the general manager of the Seaboard Air Line Railway. The city is proud of its small-town heritage with many old buildings preserved and repurposed for modern use. The city’s historic commercial district and historic residential district are both on the National Register of Historic Places.
Homebuyers new to Winder will find many recreation, shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities in and around town. Outdoor pursuits center on Fort Yargo State Park, site of a fort built in 1792 to protect settlers from Creek Indian attacks. Today it houses a 260-acre lake and hosts swimming, hiking, biking, fishing, boating, and picnicking. There are several shopping plazas in the city in addition to Downtown Winder, which houses locally owned shops, boutiques, restaurants, and coffee shops. Diners have a multitude of options with cuisine from pizza and subs to steak and seafood accessible. Cultural venues include the Winder Cultural Arts Center for both visual and performing arts and the Barrow County Museum for local history. And Atlanta, with all of its entertainment and nightlife options, is just 42 miles away.
From two bedroom condos in gated communities to classic Country charmers to French Chateau style estates on multiple acres of land, homes for sale in Winder come in all shapes and sizes. Open layouts with floor plans of 1,000 to 6,000 square feet and as many as six bedrooms are waiting to be discovered in Winder houses for sale. Desirable modern amenities presented in lovingly cared for properties will entice homebuyers to settle down in the friendly community of Winder. If you are interested in any of the homes for sale in Winder, please call us today.