Willowynd is a small community boasting 38 homes in the subdivision that was developed by RJC Builders in 2004. The neighborhood is a quiet oasis just off of Norton and Simonton Bridge Road in the bustling town called Watkinsville. Watkinsville, the county seat of Oconee County, was incorporated as a town December 14, 1815.
At one time, Watkinsville was the county seat of Clarke County until it moved to the present site of Athens. The Elder Mill Covered Bridge, south of Watkinsville, is one of only a few remaining covered bridges in Georgia. Built in the late 1800's, it was recently restored and is one of the last wooden bridges still being used on a public road. Watkinsville's Eagle Tavern, the county welcome center, displays furnishings typical of frontier life in the late 1700s. The house was a hotel and tavern for travelers from Madison and Greensboro.
As of 2013 data, the City of Watkinsville had a population of 2,899 persons. Since 2000, the city has experienced a population increase of 38.2% (more demographics...).
The Willowynd subdivision is just minutes from downtown, Athens, Georgia, home to R.E.M. and the B-52s, the city Rolling Stone named "#1 College Music Scene in America. You may know it for the University of Georgia, a Georgia Bulldog sports team, or as the "Classic City of the South", where rich tradition in the heart of a hip college town creates a culture unlike any other.
Nestled below the Blue Ridge Mountains, 80 miles from Atlanta, Athens is a harmony of old and new: wedding-perfect Antebellum architecture, contemporary art and eclectic nightlife, a Victorian-era downtown teeming with funky shops and one of the South's most progressive culinary scenes. For more on the Athens area, go to the Athens Visitor Information website.
We hope you will find your way to our quaint community either by purchase or a visit. We think you will be pleased to call it home.