Home to just under 5,000 people, Jonesboro, Georgia, is a lovely suburban community conveniently located just outside Atlanta. Jonesboro is the county seat of Clayton County and is well-established with a history that dates back to 1823 when it was founded as Leaksville. The town was renamed in 1846 in honor of the Macon and Western Railroad officer Samuel G. Jones. Then in 1859 Jonesboro was incorporated. Comprised of just over two-and-a-half square miles, the city’s recent history includes many interesting happenings, including being the host for the 1996 Summer Olympics’ beach volleyball competition which was held at Clayton County International Park.
Adding to its intrigue and charm, several scenes from the 1977 movies "In Hot Pursuit" and "Smokey and the Bandit" were filmed here, as were scenes from the movie "We Are Marshall." Additionally, one of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s album covers was photographed in Jonesboro near the intersection of Main and Mill streets. Beyond being an appealing destination for film and photography, Jonesboro is an excellent place to live. This family-friendly community is served by the Clayton County Public Schools district and offers prospective homebuyers a delightful suburban lifestyle with simultaneous easy access to big-city attractions and amenities. Residents can easily enjoy a long list of fantastic options for shopping, dining, entertainment, and recreation, which is why homebuyers should consider Jonesboro real estate.
Real estate in Jonesboro includes some attached housing options but is primarily comprised of single-family homes. Homes for sale in Jonesboro include older and newer homes, as well as houses both large and small. Whether you are single, a couple, a small or growing family, empty-nesters, retirees, or someone in between, we can help you find the perfect Jonesboro property to suit your needs and personal tastes. Because of the diversity of available homes in Jonesboro, listing prices fall across a relatively broad range. If you would like to learn more about the Jonesboro, Georgia housing market, we would love the opportunity to answer all of your questions, so please do not hesitate to contact us at your earliest convenience.
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