Quality of Life

In addition to being the “Peanut Capital of the World,” we are often labeled as the “Quail Hunting Capital of the World.” People from community guide all over the world visit the many quail hunting plantations in Worth County, several of which are open to the public. Many of these grand facilities offer deer hunting, dove hunting, fishing, luxurious accommodations and excellent meals to compliment the quail hunting adventure.

Many of the residents and visitors of Worth County enjoy leisure time on and around Lake Blackshear. It offers 8,700 aquatic acres for swimming, fishing, boating, water skiing, camping, and picnicking.

An energized downtown retail district in the County Seat of Sylvester has locals shopping at home. Revitalization efforts, renovations, and an attractive streetscape design have allowed downtown to become a magnet for both local consumer dollars and tourist spending. The cost of living in Worth County is low at 76.7, which is based on a national average of 100.

As a member of the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association, the Sylvester-Worth County Recreation Department is a family-friendly organization dedicated to enhancing the recreational opportunities of Worth County residents. The SWCRD offers baseball, softball, t-ball, football, soccer, cheerleading, and basketball. Facilities include multiple ball fields and a gymnasium. For adults, the Recreation Department sponsors an adult church coed softball league and aerobics classes. We also have a Splash Park, five community parks for recreation and relaxation as well as a Community Village Garden where you can pick your own produce. Amenities include picnic pavilions, playgrounds, an amphitheater, a walking/jogging track, and basketball and tennis courts. In addition, the Mary Shipp Senior Center offers activities for Senior Citizens five days a week.

Worth County is centrally located so you are only a short drive from Multi-Cultural Arts in Atlanta, the grandeur of the north Georgia mountains, the beauty of the Atlantic coast, or the Gulf of Mexico.