Cherokee Heights is a residential area of Waycross, Georgia 31501. When the town was started around 1874 it was also became the seat of Ware County. The town was located “downtown” . Most residential areas were located in the same vicinity where industry and commerce were located. When my grandfather built his home on Oconee Road in Cherokee Heights in the 1930’s, that area was considered “the farm” he always said. It is about a mile and a half from the downtown area. It has grown during the years. There are a few buildable lots left, but not many.
When you walk through the community you get a sense of enjoyment. The tall pines kind of protect you from the elements. Although you can speak to anyone who has purchased in the area and they can tell you exactly how many trees they have taken out!
Of course “Cherokee Heights” is really kind of a “catch all” for that area of town. If you actually looked on deeds you might not find the words ‘Cherokee Heights’ on many of them, but we know what you mean. A good number of the homes were built in the mid-century era and many of them have had updates; floors have been re-finished, roofs replaced, and many a floor plan has been re-worked. But we love it-the homes have a classic style about them and no two of them are alike.
You are actually coming up on a beautiful season in Waycross. I believe everyone that has ever lived in Cherokee Heights, or Waycross for that matter, has planted a dogwood or red bud tree, a Japanese magnolia, or camellia or azalea bushes. The area just speaks to you when you are driving through in Spring.
We hope you will decide Waycross is right for you. Our area has so much to offer. And also consider the Cherokee Heights area as well. We look forward to your visit. Contact us for more information. Thank you. George T. Fesperman, III ABR, GRI