Finding Apartments for Rent in Jonesboro, GA
Finding a great apartment for rent in Jonesboro, Georgia should be relatively easy. The city offers a great deal of attractions, conveniences and is easy to navigate. This small city of less than 5,000 residents is located about 20 minutes south of downtown Atlanta.
To really enjoy Jonesboro, though, you would have to experience the area for yourself. Although there are a great many lovely neighborhoods to choose from, two of the more sought after areas in Jonesboro include the Lake Spivey and Lake Jodeco communities.
Top Neighborhoods in Jonesboro, GA
Jonesboro is filled with fantastic neighborhoods, so finding an apartment for rent which fits your needs should be relatively simple. One of Jonesboro's top communities is the Lake Spivey area. Lake Spivey offers convenient access to major roads, and there is an 18-hole golf course, gorgeous natural lake and a quiet residential community. Many retail centers with highly familiar stores are close to the Lake Spivey area.
Also among the top neighborhoods in Jonesboro is Lake Jodeco. Lake Jodeco is easily accessed from Interstate 75 and from major roads in the area. Lake Jodeco is also a picturesque area close to several convenient attractions, great shopping, natural lakes and some private educational institutions.
Cultural Attractions in Jonesboro, GA
There are several cultural attractions available in Jonesboro, GA and most are very conveniently accessed from apartments for rent in the area. For example, Clayton County International Park, located right off of Highway 138 in Jonesboro, was originally built to accommodate some of the competitions during the 1996 Olympic Games; it has since accommodated the filming of some scenes in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The Clayton County International Park features a beach area, a 6-acre lake, a 17-court tennis center, walking trails and a pavilion for group picnics.
Other parks in the Jonesboro which are maintained by the Clayton County Parks and Recreation Department include Battleground Park, located off Jodeco Road, and Massengale Park located at the corner of Williamson Mill Road and Haines Street).
Jonesboro is actually the site where one of the major, decisive Civil War battles took place (it was called the Battle of Jonesborough). Thus, much of downtown Jonesboro and the Jonesboro Historic District offers historical sites and museums which point toward the city's rich and storied history. One example is the 1867 Train Depot, located off Main Street, is a well-preserved building which now serves as the city's welcome center. Further, the 1867 Train Depot also serves as the Road to Tara Museum, housing many artifacts, including costumes worn by Gone With The Wind actresses Hattie McDaniel (who played Mammy) and Ann Rutherford (who played Careen O’Hara). Stately Oaks, located off Jodeco Road, was a major landmark used by both northern and southern troops during the Civil War is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is open for both tours and special events.
Interesting, especially for history buffs, is the fact that the city of Jonesboro is the setting for the fictitional Tara Plantation featured in Margaret Mitchell's classic Gone With The Wind. Mitchell is said to have conducted extensive research in preparation for writing the book at the 1898 Courthouse, located off of South McDonough Street.
Dining in Jonesboro, GA
There are a number of exquisite dining options in the city of Jonesboro. For example, there are a number of casual dining restaurants that are well-known throughout the country as well as independent restaurants serving a wide variety of ethnic cuisines. Of course, being in the south, there are also a number of restaurants serving southern-styled foods and neighborhood grills convenient to the apartments for rent in Jonesboro, GA. There are so many different dining choices available throughout Jonesboro, you'll always have plenty of dining choices to satisfy your appetite, and so many delectable dishes to try, you'll never have to feel guilty about wanting to dine out often.
Transportation Options in Jonesboro, GA
The major roads running through Jonesboro, GA are Interstate 75, Interstate 675, Georgia Highway 85, Highway 138 and US 41. Those roads make it easy to commute to and from Atlanta as well as Henry, Fayette and other parts of Clayton County and are convenient to several of the apartments for rent in Jonesboro. However, it is important to note that there is no public transportation system currently operating in Jonesboro (although the county is considering re-establishing a county-wide transit system).
Shopping in Jonesboro, GA
While Jonesboro does not have a major shopping mall inside its borders, there are still a number of independent shops and antique stores in the city. Those who prefer, however, major shopping malls can access them by taking just a short drive to neighboring cities. For instance, Southlake Mall in Morrow is just an eight minute drive from Jonesboro, the Fayette Pavilion is just 15 minutes away in Fayetteville and South Point Mall in McDonough takes just 20 minutes when traveling down Interstate 75.
Weather in Jonesboro, GA
The weather in Georgia, and particularly in Jonesboro, GA is warm and often humid. The fall season is particularly mild, and winters in Georgia are particularly mild (except for an occasional cold streak which generally lasts only a few weeks). Georgia is far more prone to ice storms and black ice (icy patches not easily seen by the naked eye) instead of snow storms like those found in northern states. The warm weather and mild winters encourage residents to get out of their Jonesboro apartments to explore local parks and nearby attractions.View Apartments in Jonesboro, Georgia
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