The five county metro region of Albany, Georgia includes the counties of Baker, Dougherty, Lee, Terrell, and Worth. It is the hometown of Ray Charles- Georgia on my mind- and Paula Deen, everyone's favorite southern cook. Agriculture, like much of south Georgia, is the predominant trade and a source of regional pride. Albany is the pecan capital of the world- just ask them! The region is frequently referred to as Plantation Trace. A number of plantations are located there, and it is a popular quail-hunting destination. The beauty of antebellum homes, small town culture and Southern hospitality characterizes it.
Though the Civil War did not have battles here, the area contributed many troops to the confederate army, and with its agricultural base, the area came to be known as the breadbasket to the confederates. Following the war, sharecropping became a way of life, and cotton re-emerged as the dominant source of livelihood. Through reconstruction and two world wars, life along the river remained relatively unchanged. The Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s became the catalyst for progressive change in the area. It didn't change easily, and it didn't happen overnight. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke here in 1961, and a tribute to his contribution is at the Civil Rights Institute at Mt. Zion. The advent of Motown brought recognition to one of Albany's brightest artists- Ray Charles.
Life on the River has its own challenges and rewards. The flood of '94 devastated the entire region with over 500 million worth of damages. But as before- the residents rebuilt. This time, a coalition of public and private sectors working together implemented a plan to not only rebuild, but re-invent the region. The Flint River is the centerpiece of this effort, and a mix of commercial, institutional, and residential activities grace the river. The Flint Riverquarium, the Hilton Inn and conference center, the Civil Rights Institute, and other projects have created a draw to residents and visitors alike. Albany State University provides advanced degrees in nursing, education, criminal justice, and business. The five county area has plenty of land for you to build on. Whether it is on one of the many lakes in the region, the riverfront, or acreage for your farm, come and see the inspiration for "Georgia on my mind".
For those wishing to take full advantage of all that Albany and the South Georgia area has to offer year round, Southland Custom Homes is a GA Builder that specializes in custom home building for the Albany, Georgia area. Southland Custom Homes is an on-your-lot custom home builder, meaning that they build the home of your dreams in the location of your choice!
With over a 100 floorplan options to choose from and an array of top-of-the-line interior appointments, Southland Custom Homes is among the premier GA Builders. In addition to providing a huge selection of plan options, Southland Custom Homes will even work with new homebuyers to alter a specific floorplan so that it is exactly what the buyer wants. If you are looking for a custom builder in Albany, Georgia, Southland Custom Homes is sure to meet and exceed your expectations.
Southland Custom Homes, a custom builder in Albany, GA has model showrooms located in Macon(3956 Bloomfield Village Drive, Macon, GA 31206), Dawsonville(98 Bethel Drive., Dawsonville, GA 3053), and Marietta(265 N. Cobb PKWY, Marietta, GA 30062). Stop by or call us today at 1-866-56-BUILD* to see all that Southland has to offer!
If you are looking for a home builder in GA, Southland Custom Homes builds in the following locations:
Ben Hill County
Jeff Davis County
We also build in the following cities in Georgia:
North Druid Hills