The Property

Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and tucked away in the heart of Tallapoosa, Georgia, lies the Old Town Preserve. Unlike anywhere else, this sprawling expanse of 720 acres that is nothing short of a natural paradise. It is bordered along the western boundary by the bold Walker Creek, along with Providence Church Road; along the northern boundary by the Norfolk Southern Railroad (2,800 feet +/- of railroad track frontage), and other private ownerships; along the eastern border by Old Highway 100 (2,450 feet +/- of road frontage), along with different private ownerships; and on the south by several private ownerships.

Dominated by mature timber, the Preserve’s rolling topography weaves a captivating canvas of lush greens and rugged terrains, offering breathtaking views that are a treat for the senses. A 25-acre lake glistens under the Georgia sun at the center of this vast wilderness. In addition, the Preserve is home to four serene ponds, each a sanctuary for local wildlife and an idyllic spot for visitors seeking solitude. Endless creeks run through the landscape, their gentle sounds adding a soothing melody to the Preserve’s serene symphony. Also adjoining the 25-acre lake is a 4,400 ft FAA-approved landing strip accompanied by a 10,000 sf aircraft hangar. 

Custom Home

A testament to the Preserve’s commitment to luxury is the grand 7,716 sqft custom home built by John Weiland. Placed at the heart of the property, the home is a perfect blend of luxury and comfort. The custom home has 10 bedrooms, 7.5 baths, a conference room, a media room, and an office. Nothing is overlooked with the layout and design. Adding to the allure is the gated front entrance with a guardhouse, signifying the exclusivity and security of this property. Paved roads provide easy access to its many wonders and bountiful wildlife that call it home. Utilities include; underground power, water, gas, sewer, and fiber optic. At Old Town Preserve, nature’s splendor meets human ingenuity, creating a haven of tranquility and luxury.

The Community 

Old Town Preserve is so-named with a hint towards the Creek or Muscogee Native American words from Tallapoosa, Georgia. It is derived from Talwa posa, meaning “Grandmother Town.” These tribes are considered among the oldest groups in the Southeast. Tallapoosa, Georgia, has a rich history and is known as a place of great ceremonial importance to Native Americans, including the Choctaw, Creek, and Cherokee tribes. Around 1842, gold was discovered by a local farmer, William Owens, and some 100,000 pennyweights were mined.

In the late 1800s, the Georgia-Alabama Investment and Development Company spurred the founding of a new City, Tallapoosa, along the tracks of the Georgia Pacific Railroad. Tallapoosa is labeled “A Georgia Town with a great future” because of the mineral resources and the creation of the Tallapoosa Land, Mineral, and Mining Company by Ralph L. Spencer, who also drew the winemaking industry to the area. The local economy employs 2,250 people, with sectors such as Honda Precision Parts, Wayne Davis Concrete Co, E.J. Brooks Co, British American Rubber Co, and Custom Beverage Concepts, to name a few. 

Tallapoosa, Georgia, is strategically located between Atlanta, Birmingham, and Chattanooga, also known as the ABC triangle. Its location provides a 45 minute commute to the busiest airport in the world, Hartfield Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia.


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  • 25+/- acre lake
  • Custom home/lodge
  • FAA Private airstrip

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