Lake Lanier-Oakwood Community Information

The allure of a relaxing environment defined by scenic beauty and outdoor amenities combined with the economic opportunities afforded by the city?s proximity to Greater Atlanta make living in Lake Lanier-Oakwood a rewarding choice for people of all ages. Whether you are looking to buy a home to retire, raise a family, or to serve as vacation property, the city of Oakwood and those located on Lake Lanier make for the perfect real estate investment.

Local Education

West Hall is the only high school in Oakwood and is supported by the feeder schools of West Hall Middle and Oakwood Elementary Schools. Maranatha Christian Academy is the city?s lone private school and offers classes for grades K-12. For those looking to pursue higher education, several colleges and universities are located within an hour?s drive. The University of Georgia is located approximately 45 miles away in nearby Athens while Georgia Tech is situated near downtown Atlanta. Also in Atlanta is world-renowned Emory University. Gainesville College, Gwinnett Technical College and North Georgia College and State University are each located within 20 minutes of downtown Oakwood.


With the population in Atlanta continuously growing, the need for more recreational venues has also risen. Today, the state?s most popular recreational venue is Lake Lanier, which attracts more than 8 million visitors per year. Set in the landscape that was formerly the rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this area has been transformed into a wonderland of outdoor recreation and lakeside resort destination. Amenities at the lake include golf, horseback riding, fishing and boating, a beachside water park and a harbor landing which has been fitted with all new docks.

The major hotel chain on the lake is the Hilton, which received a $30 million facelift in the late 1990s by KSL Management Properties. In 2001, the Hilton at Lake Lanier Islands was transformed into the Emerald Pointe Resort & Conference Center. The hotel remains the cornerstone of lakeside entertainment.

Community Events

Oakwood and the residential communities of Lake Lanier are social towns with a special events calendar filled with parades, festivals, fairs, themed celebrations and carnivals to entertain both its residents and visitors alike. A notable event is the annual magic Night of Lights, which is a holiday light extravaganza spanning more than six miles.

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