Designed by famed architect Jeff Burton in 2004, the golf course at Heron Bay Golf and Country Club is 7,000 yards of perfect fairways on the outskirts of Henry County in Locust Grove. Initially an exclusive destination for golf connoisseurs, Heron Bay became a homeowners’ retreat in 2008 when award-winning property-developer Minerva Properties unveiled a plan to turn the commercial center into a master-planned community.
The community is still welcoming homeowners and will feature over 2,100 homes and 10 miles of scenic nature trails winding throughout the community upon completion. Named Community of the Year by the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, over four thousand people already call Heron Bay their home.
Heron Bay Amenities
Heron Bay Aquatic Center features a Junior Olympic-sized pool, mushroom waterfalls in a shallow, beach-entry kids pool, a plunge pool with two water slides and two water lounge areas. An on-site events coordinator plans resident activities and other fun events throughout the year. Heron Bay also offers a children’s play park and several smaller pocket parks.
The Lakefront Park overlooks the 1,100-acre Cole Reservoir and includes five acres of gorgeous, terraced grounds, an open-air pavilion with a catering kitchen, two fire pits and arbor-covered swings.
Miles of nature trails adjacent to the Cubihatcha Outdoor Center, a county nature trails system and preserve deeply connect homeowners with the surrounding nature and promote a serene atmosphere. In addition, there is a community sports field located in the Meadow Glen neighborhood.
Homeowners in this community also have access to a fitness center featuring treadmills, ellipticals, electronic bikes and a total body weight machine. Tennis enthusiasts find their calling here with four lighted tennis courts and several teams registered with the Atlanta Lawn Tennis Association (ALTA).
Residents at this stunning community can also spend their afternoons on the green at Heron Bay Golf and Country Club, a beautiful 18-hole golf course. This course winds along the beautiful Cole Reservoir and provides players with spectacular panoramic views of the Locust Grove area.
Homes at Heron Bay
Heron Bay creates the perfect atmosphere for families, new home buyers and active adults, all blended in one large community. Homebuyers interested in purchasing a home at Heron Bay will not only be impressed with the community events and amenities but will also find a wide variety of home styles, prices and floor plans. Several different builders are currently building at Heron Bay.
Heatherland Homes at Heron Bay
Heatherland Homes, established in 2015, produces premium floorplans tailored to meet every homeowner’s needs. Heatherland Homes currently has homes available at Heron Bay priced from the $400,000s. There are three thoughtfully planned floorplans offered, and at this time, three listings are available.
The Carie Plan highlights an open concept floor plan with a kitchen featuring stainless steel appliances, a family and breakfast room. This plan boasts covered porches in the front and back, perfect for outdoor entertaining. There is also a laundry room off the primary bedroom, tile in all baths and the laundry room and hardwood floors on the main level and staircase. The home is four-sided brick with an attached, three-car side entry garage. The home features three bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths and 2,941 square feet priced from $477,150.
Featuring a double owner’s suite, The Marshall Plan is priced from $512,530. Highlights include a butler’s bar, a powder room and a laundry room on the first floor. Features of the owner’s suite include walk-in closets, double vanity in the bathroom as well as a garden tub. A large media room, spacious kitchen island and sizeable second bedrooms set this plan apart from its neighbors. This single-family residence boasts five bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths and sits on 4,000 square feet.
The Raleigh plan is currently available featuring four bedrooms and four-and-a-half baths on 4,121 square feet, priced from $555,000. The kitchen boasts custom cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, a breakfast area and a grilling porch. The owner suite on the main level features dual walk-in closets and the second level has a media room and three bedrooms, each with a private bath. The spacious dining room and three-car garage are perfect for a homeowner looking for plenty of space.
Heatherland Homes is also currently developing a new pocket community within Heron Bay on Linkview Crossing. This development will feature 81 units priced from the low $400,000s and will range from 2,759 to 4,121 square feet. These homes will feature three to six bedrooms, hardwood floors on the staircase and main level, stainless steel appliances and covered porches.
D.R. Horton at Heron Bay
With only one opportunity currently available in the Heron Bay community, D.R. Horton has been a top homebuilder since 1978, building homes to meet the desires of every homebuyer. Their homes feature large kitchen islands, granite countertops, beautiful landscaping and access to an array of amenities in the Heron Bay master-planned community.
There is currently a five-bedroom and four-and-a-half-bath home available in the Heron Bay community from D.R. Horton. This home sits on 3,486 square feet and features The Georgetown plan. A spacious island kitchen includes a breakfast area and extended family room with a laundry room and powder room situated on the main level. The private owner’s bath features a luxury bath, and the second level includes a flex space that can be used as a media room or den.
Nestled in Locust Grove
Located just 30 minutes south of Atlanta in Henry County, homeowners enjoy a convenient location between the large southern hubs of Macon and Atlanta. Named for the gorgeous groves of locust trees, Locust Grove is a charming town that has experienced outstanding growth in both population and business. Residents can enjoy the boutiques, eateries and unique local businesses that can be found in historic downtown Locust Grove or enjoy fantastic shopping at Tanger Outlet Center. Residents also enjoy easy access to I-75, SR 42 and leading roads connect travelers to the major cities of Atlanta, Macon, Griffin and Jackson.
This dynamic city of more than 5,600 people provides both visitors and residents with a growing selection of retail, dining, lodging and business opportunities. Originally a major rail distribution center for cotton, peaches and other farm products, the city has since experienced tremendous growth and is now a booming city that offers nearly every amenity a resident could desire.
A favorite attraction in downtown Locust Grove is the Train Platform, which allows visitors and residents alike a safe and enjoyable way to watch the trains as they travel along the Norfolk Southern Line. There are event picnic tables on the covered platform, providing a great space to enjoy a pleasant picnic while watching the trains.
The Locust Grove Farmer’s Market, which takes place every Saturday, June through October, is held at the new Train Platform. Shoppers can purchase some of the best local fruits, vegetables and other homemade items from 8 a.m. until noon each Saturday.
Downtown Locust Grove is home to several community events throughout the year. Resident favorite events include the Peach Stand Road Race in May, Groovin…in the Grove in September, a Trunk or Treat event in October, tree lighting in November and Christmas…in the Grove.
If you are searching for a new home in a community that provides a unique blend of small-town charm and big-city amenity, Locust Grove is the perfect town. To stay updated on Heron Bay community development visit www.heronbayinfo.com. For more Atlanta Real Estate news, visit www.atlantarealestateforum.com.