Columns, Culture and Lake Country... why you'll love living where I do

What's to love about living in the heart of Central Georgia?  So much, but I've been asked to choose three photos to lure you into feeling the same about my neck of the woods so here goes.

I'll start with the rich history behind our city of columns.  Milledgeville is one of only two cities in the country that was designed and built as a capital. It served as capital from 1804 to 1868 after the legislature of 1803 called for the survey and establishment of a city named after the then Governor John Milledge.  This beautiful building now is the center of Georgia Military College and downtown Milledgeville is still a beautiful historic treasure with many 19th century homes still standing and a huge historic district that protects the rich unique beauty of the area.  The featured photo in this post is the former Governor's Mansion. It's still open for tours and I've been lucky enough to get to have dinner and drinks there a few times with my Donald. The other local college, Georgia College and State University has dinner theater tickets annually that allow for a lovely dinner there and then a play at Russell Auditorium or even the Campus Black Box Theater that is converted from a former movie house where I saw movies on dates as a teenager.

Next, now does this look photo worthy? Yes you eat first with you eyes and Aubry Lane's the platting is always top notch. The wine Selection is wonderful and it has a fantastic chef/owner.  It's my go to date night place. It's also my go to you want to visit and go out to dinner place. The service is always wonderful.  For small town America it's not always easy to be successful with this kind of restaurant, but Jason Medders is very successful and also has a second restaurant in town too. I'm pretty suck on my go to dish of pecan crusted trout, but Donald is adventurous and I always try what he's having and it's always been good.

There are a few other places in town in my go to list that I love to dine at with Jackson's at Lake Sinclair being one of them. It's one of only two places where you can take your boat for dinner.   But for being in small town we have lots of culture and plenty of great food. 

Speaking of the lake... doesn't that view just sooth your soul? It always does mine. I won't get into the details of my day and the final walkthrough gone wrong, but I know that the lake will wash it all away at the end of the day. Even if I just get close to it when I walk my dogs this evening when I get home. My most peaceful place is out in the lake before the sunset in my kayak with Donald. It's a time I treasure. Lake living, is the best living. I have a sign in my office that a dear friend gave to me that says LIFE is better AT THE LAKE.  It's really true. 

Living in this community, growing up here, and raising my family here has been amazing. I'm not an "account" at my bank, I'm a person, they greet me by name when I walk in the door. When I show property I always know who the neighbors are because we're ALL neighbors at Lake Sinclair. We have a community facebook page with nearly 6000 members and we plan "get togethers".  We've had them at local restaurants, lake lots and even homes. People wave at each other, people are friendly here. It's a great place to live.

Now don't all call at once, but anyone who is captivated by my little neck of woods... call me... I'm sure I can help you find your little slice of our paradise.

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Comment balloon 15 commentsTammy Lankford, • September 29 2016 03:30PM



What a great community you live in.  I love that you are not an account at the bank, that is so nice, and that your Lake Sinclair has an FB page and has get togethers.  Thanks for taking me on a wonderful journey to your slice of heaven.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 4 years ago

Tammy Lankford, - You are a wonderful representative for your town and I am sure your pictures and descriptions will inspire many of us to visit Lake Sinclair.

Posted by Susan Laxson CRS, Local Knowledge & Global Network (Palm Properties) over 4 years ago

Tammy, as always, you've done an excellent job with this post. Your knowledge and love for Lake Sinclair shines through. 

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) over 4 years ago

Good afternoon Tammy! You certainly have a strong argument! Enjoy your day

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) over 4 years ago

Tammy - SOLD!  Sign me up and I'll also take a reservation at the lovely restaurant!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker, 602-380-4886 (HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000) over 4 years ago

Tammy, you have lured me for sure.  Great choice of photos.  I can see why Aubry Lane is your go to date night restaurant ... yes, we do eat with our eyes first.  

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) over 4 years ago

Maybe you should consider doing a blog with photos of the interior of that former Governor's Mansion? Those are beautiful buildings, and the sea bass is nothing to sneeze at, either. :)

Posted by Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you (RE/MAX Gold) over 4 years ago

There is a lot of history in your area and the lake just tops it off

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 4 years ago

Tammy, love this post and makes me want to move to Lake Sinclair. Oh yes, and have dinner at Aubry Lane.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate over 4 years ago

It is easy to see why you love where you live (and sell) Tammy Lankford, 

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 4 years ago

You sold me.  I always drool at the GA architecture, landscape and food.  Maybe some day I'll make it to your neck of the woods.

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) over 4 years ago

Wonderful showcase of architecture and the lake. You paint a beautiful picture of your area, Tammy. Aren't you glad you stayed late to get it done? 

Posted by Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell (Front Gate Real Estate) over 4 years ago

Good afternoon Tammy. What an inviting and enticing introduction to your home.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 4 years ago

I'll be back to reply to all your comments tomorrow.  It was a thankfully a very busy day in real estate.


Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 4 years ago

Some nice photos and what a great post for your reasons, thx

Posted by David Alan Baker Laveen & South Phoenix Realtor, Your local Expert (Keller Williams Realty Phoenix) over 4 years ago