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Quality of Life

Naturally beautiful. Nurtured for flourishing life satisfaction.

For nature lovers, sportsmen, and outdoor enthusiasts, inviting paths converge in Brooks County. First of all, Quitman sits at the heart of Georgia’s Camellia Trail, and no wonder. Known as Georgia’s “Camellia City,” Quitman was home to Betty Sheffield, whose work with Camellia japonicas is legendary among garden lovers. Today, her life-size statue presides over the lush garden at the Brooks County Museum and Cultural Center. Seeking a less cultivated brand of natural beauty? You’ll be glad to know Brooks County is a true outdoor paradise, drawing visitors from around the region for quail and deer hunting, fishing, and equestrian activities across spectacular settings of forests and lakes. See the sights on horseback, or take a spin on Georgia’s scenic State Bicycle Route 10, running directly through downtown Quitman.

Flourishing flowers and families: While moss-laden oaks and gorgeous Georgia landscapes give a feeling of timelessness, Brooks County is in fact the perfect place for today and for tomorrow, with a vibrant community that nurtures a higher quality of life by working together to create a more prosperous future. For example, thirteen local civic clubs joined together to transform the former city library into the Museum and Cultural Center. With an eye on academic quality, new school leadership is collaborating with local industry to ensure graduates meet global standards with solid and transferrable skills and learning agility. Boasting one of Georgia’s largest historic districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the 417-acre Quitman Historic District offers both rich architectural character as well as attractive development opportunities for life and work.

A distinctively delicious flavor of life: A year-round summer climate, fertile soil for natural beauty and growth, along with a deeply enthusiastic community spirit, make Brooks County a lively and refreshing choice for year-round enjoyment. Naturally, we love to celebrate—with the annual Skillet Festival showcasing local artisanal crafts, foods, and antiques; Morven’s Peach Festival; and the Pavo Peacock Festival, not to mention a summer-long calendar of delightful events and a smashing winter holiday calendar starting with Camellia City Christmas and ending with our New Year’s Eve bash.

Perfect proximity: From forward-thinking schools to great 24-7 community healthcare at the Brooks County Medical Center, families have what they need right here. However, the County is also perfectly positioned for easy access to larger metro areas, thus greatly expanding options in everything from higher education to healthcare. Just an hour and half from Atlantic and Gulf beaches, Brooks is the perfect place to work and play, to grow and learn, to live your life and love your life.


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