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River Forest is a 1,700 acre development located 15 minutes south of McDonough in Monroe County just one mile from I-75. River Forest offers 400 acres of greenspace with three parks – one of which features 1,000 feet of river frontage – and includes 625 estate lots set back from wooded, winding roads

Buyers are responsible for selecting their own builders and home plans, with minimum home sizes of 2,400 square feet for single-story homes and 2,600 square feet for two-story homes.

A Unique Community

The entrance to River Forest features a grand stacked stone wall, one of the largest in Georgia. An elaborate waterfall and beautiful landscaping hint at the natural beauty contained within the community. A variety of lots are available, including fairway lots, river lots – the community includes more than four miles of frontage on the Little Towaliga River – and lots with access to the equestrian center and nature trails.

Bicyclists and pedestrians will have their own paved paths, while the 65-acre equestrian center will offer equine enthusiasts an unmatched opportunity to live in a master-planned setting just a short trip from their stables. The equine center will include covered rinks, barns, and trails.

Preserving the Rural Character of Monroe County

River Forest, with its expansive greenspace areas, lakes, and river frontage blends well with the largely rural environment of Monroe County. The community will be the largest and most high-end development in the history of largely rural Monroe County, according to long time county resident and local Realtor Jimmy Pace.

“This is the biggest development we’ve ever had in this area, and we’re expecting a major influx of people in the county,” said Pace, who has purchased a lot at River Forest. “Between the golf, the river frontage, and the covenants, I’m convinced this is being done right. I’ve seen a lot of real estate in Monroe County in 20 years, and I decided to buy here.”

Monroe County is approximately 45 miles south of Atlanta and 25 miles north of Macon in central Georgia. Residents benefit from low taxes and easy access to Atlanta, Macon, Hartsfield International Airport, and the I-75 corridor. The recreational amenities and small-town atmosphere in Monroe County offer are a rare find so close to Atlanta, according to Forsyth-Monroe Chamber of Commerce President Pam Christopher.

“River Forest is an exciting new development for Monroe County. We are thrilled to have a new subdivision that touts a wonderful golf course and amenities that are sure to please and attract new residents,” said Christopher. “The subdivision’s ease of access to the interstate allows residents to enjoy the wonderful quality of life in Monroe County while being only minutes from Atlanta’s attractions and Hartsfield Airport.”

Monroe County offers serene quality of life that many long to find, according to Christopher. She also noted that Monroe County has top-rated schools, both public and private. The county’s public school systems are ranked second in Central Georgia based on SAT and ACT test scores.

River Forest is being developed by River Forest, Inc., an Atlanta-based company with a local office on Johnstonville Road. For more information please call 800-451-6325.