Byron, Georgia, is a community in the Macon area that is home to about 3,000 people. Byron is located in Peach County, where more than half of Georgia's annual peach production comes from. Many homes and subdivisions have large lots of 1 or more acres.
Those with Byron real estate enjoy easy access to points north and south via Interstate 75.
The community began as a mere flag stop on the Southwestern Railroad in the 1850s. It was maintained by Nimrod Jackson, so it soon became known as Jackson Station. The post office opened in 1860, and the town was incorporated in 1874. It was then renamed after the famous poet, Lord Byron. Byron became a railroad shipping point for the substantial agricultural products grown in the area. By the 1920s, the Byron area was one of the most prolific peach growing areas in the South.
Parks and Recreation
North Peach Park
in Byron is a popular destination for those that purchase Byron homes for sale. Blueberry bushes, pecan trees and chestnut trees can be picked by the public. The extensive facilities include playgrounds, tennis courts, basketball courts, volleyball courts, horseshoe pits and hiking paths. There are also baseball diamonds, football fields and soccer fields.
Attractions and Activities
The Downtown Farmers Market
is a very special open-air market that allows area farmers to sell their freshly picked fruit and vegetables directly to the public. It's open on Saturdays from April until August in Jailhouse Park. Handcrafted items and baked goods are also sold at the farmer's market.
The Georgia Peach Festival
is a week-long event that attracts about 10,000 visitors to the area every June. The festival occurs in the heart of a region that has been producing peaches ever since the first trees were planted here in the 1700s. Every year, the "World's Largest Peach Cobbler" is baked during the event. It measures 11-ft by five-ft, and it is eight-inches thick. Free samples are given to the attendees.
A potential Byron home buyer will find a couple of hundred homes for sale in Byron at any one time. Many of these Byron GA homes will be newer dwellings with 1,500 to 2,200 sq-ft of living space. There are also larger Byron properties with more than 4,000 sq-ft of living space. Real estate in Byron is usually reasonably priced, so buyers can often get a lot for their money.
Many Byron homes for sale are found in modern subdivisions, and they may feature popular amenities like brick facades, extra storage, multi-car garages and energy efficient systems. The young family seeking modestly priced Byron GA real estate will not be disappointed. Quaint 1930s-era bungalows and 1970s ranches with mature landscaping will be among the options that Leon and Connie
can show you. Leon and Connie Collins
can also show you Byron properties with acreage if you are interested.