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Goodwater, Alabama is a small, quiet community located in Coosa County, 49 miles north of Montgomery. It is near Lake Martin, which is one of the largest man-made lakes in the United States. Goodwater is also just northwest of Alexander City, which is a small, but progressive city of 16,000 residents. Lake Martin is a popular recreational lake in the south and is home to a mix of full time and part time residents in stately lake front homes, condominiums and cabins. Currently, there are more than 300 miles of undeveloped shoreline around Lake Martin. The Goodwater area offers everything imaginable for recreation, including fishing, boating, sailing, and skiing, hiking, biking and camping. The region also has some of the best golf in the South with easy access to numerous stops along the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. The town of Goodwater is a safe, friendly community, whether you're considering it for a vacation, permanent family residence or retirement home. Besides Goodwater and Alexander City, other communities in the area include Jackson Gap and Dadeville. Each town has its own unique characteristics and appeal.

In Goodwater, approximately 79 percent of housing is owner-occupied. Another advantage to living in the town is its low real estate taxes and affordable cost of living. The area boasts a good local economy, excellent health care and outstanding school system and active churches. Housing availability in the Lake Martin area is excellent, ranging from single family homes in town to condos to resort-like lake developments. The average cost of a five-year-old, non-lake home in the area for a family of four is $225,000. Goodwater is about 78 miles southeast of Birmingham, 49 miles northeast of Montgomery, 123 miles southwest of Atlanta, and 70 miles northwest of Columbus, Georgia. U.S. Highway 280 runs through neighboring Alexander City connecting cities from Birmingham to Savannah, Georgia, and interstate highways 85 and 65 are less than an hour away. Twelve motor freight carriers serve the Alexander City area daily and interchange with other carriers throughout the region, and ground freight delivery to the city is available on a daily basis. Russell Field, Alexander City's municipal airport, is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, provides 5400 feet of lighted runway, and offers service to executive jet aircraft.

The town of Goodwater is situated within Coosa County, Alabama. As of the 2000 census, the entire county had a population of 12,202 residents. Goodwater is the largest city in the county with a population of approximately 5,000. The county seat for Coosa County is the small village of Rockford, with a population of 500 residents. Although Goodwater is just a few miles northwest of Alexander City the latter town is in Tallapoosa County. For more information on the area, including names of real estate agents, please contact the Alexander City Chamber of Commerce at 120 Tallapoosa Street, Alexander City, Alabama 35010, 256-234-3461.


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