Heard County - Lifestyle

Award-Winning Schools & Easy Living

Franklin, Georgia, has been named one of the “Top 50 Small Cities to Raise Your Children” by Bloomberg Businessweek. A small and close-knit community, Heard County offers scenic beauty including the Chattahoochee River in Franklin, panoramic hilltop views, numerous streams and vast granite rock outcroppings.

Residents have available to them an excellent school system, three public libraries, a county health department, emergency services, fire protection, a nursing home and nearby hospitals. Educational institutions offer graduate, undergraduate and vocational education.

Located in nearby Carrollton, you’ll find the State University of West Georgia. LaGrange College is only 19 miles from Franklin. West Central Technical College and West Georgia Technical College are also about 20 miles from the city, with West Georgia Technical College offering a satellite program in the Franklin Industrial Park. In addition to recreational opportunities offered by the school, residents can enjoy the 25,900-acre West Point Lake.

Located near the banks of the Chattahoochee River, the former Heard County Recreation Department invites residents to enjoy recreational activities year round, including baseball and softball fields, tennis courts, and a walking trail. A new state-of-the-art recreational facility, an arena, and a skate park provide even more fun for residents.