Niche ranked Oconee County as the number one best county to live in Georgia for the second consecutive year! The county leads communities like Forsyth County and Metro Atlanta communities Cobb and Fayette counties in the 2017 ranking. Rankings are based on crime, public schools, cost of living, job opportunities, and local amenities from U.S. Census, FBI, BLS, and CDC reports. Remarkably, Oconee County moved to number 12 on Niche’s list of best counties to live in the United States from #24 on last year’s list.

Niche rigorously analyzes dozens of public data sets and millions of reviews to produce comprehensive rankings, report cards, and profiles for every K-12 school, college, and neighborhood in the United States. View Niche’s list of best counties to live in Georgia, here, and Oconee County’s Niche profile, here.


“There are many many opportunities to get involved in the community. I have interacted with well over 50 local businesses, helped non-profits, and utilized the school’s abundance of options. If myself as a senior in Highschool can be this involved, imagine what you, as a prospective business owner/homeowner/parent, can do!” – Current Resident