A Golf and Equestrian Community
River Forest is a 1,700 acre development located 15 minutes south of McDonough in Monroe County just one mile from I-75. River Forest offers 400 acres of greenspace with three parks – one of which features 1,000 feet of river frontage – and includes 625 estate lots set back from wooded, winding roads
A Unique Community
The entrance to River Forest features a grand stacked stone wall, one of the largest in Georgia. An elaborate waterfall and beautiful landscaping hint at the natural beauty contained within the community. A variety of lots are available, including fairway lots, river lots – the community includes more than four miles of frontage on the Little Towaliga River – and lots with access to the equestrian center and nature trails.
Bicyclists and pedestrians will have their own paved paths, while the 65-acre equestrian center will offer equine enthusiasts an unmatched opportunity to live in a master-planned setting just a short trip from their stables. The equine center will include covered rinks, barns, and trails.
A Little Slice of Heaven
You won't expect it. You've barely escaped the tentacles of Atlanta or left Macon in your rear view mirror. You're in middle Georgia. You're not expecting to find rolling hills, spectacular golf, world class amenities, and luxury homes in this part of Georgia. But what you find upon entering the gated community of River Forest is the best of both worlds.
A high-end golf course, clay tennis courts, a top-notch fitness facility, and an Olympic size pool. An 80-acre equestrian center with two stables. Homes ranging in prices from high $400s and up. Lot prices well below those in other master-planned communities. A friendly welcome at the sales office, and a feeling of community.
From the tee box no. 1, a golfer gazes across the course. As birds sing, the fresh cut grass helps him anticipate the golf experience at River Forest. 100-year old hardwoods line the fairways. Water and undulating hills pose welcome challenges, inviting a well-placed drive to tame them.
Since its opening in 2003, The Club at River Forest has received rave reviews. It was selected as one of the top 10 private courses in the state by Georgia Fairways magazine in 2005, but perhaps the most powerful endorsement is the number of members – more than 700 – who have decided to join the Club. Many of these members have also purchased lots at River Forest.
The club's unique topography, challenging layout, and lush fairways offer a perfect setting for homes amid the nature at River Forest. A ribbon of serenity winds through the community, the golf course – and its stunning clubhouse – a common bond for the hundreds of residents who call River Forest Home.
Given the great piece of land, I was expecting some really exceptional holes. I didn't expect to find 18 of them though. There is a terrific variety from start to finish.
Many of the lots at River Forest offer golf, river, and other scenic views. But one of the most spectacular lots was preserved by developer David Aldridge for all residents to enjoy. On that lot, he sited the community's clubhouse, which serves as a hub of activity for the entire community. With 15 mile views in all directions, visitors to the clubhouse quickly understand the appeal of River Forest.
At lunch time and in the evenings you’ll find members and residents enjoying casual meals, a game of bunco, or white tablecloth family dining. During the day, the clubhouse is abuzz with activity as golfers, tennis players, and swimmers travel to and from the focal point of the community.
All lots in River Forest are a quick drive from the clubhouse area facilities and equestrian center. Adjacent to the clubhouse, residents will find tennis courts, an Olympic size pool with zero entry and several water features, and a dedicated exercise facility complete with cardio equipment, machines and free weights. In addition to the clubhouse area, pocket parks are woven throughout the community and more than miles of paved walking and jogging paths beckon residents.
The community's 80-acre equestrian center sets it apart from many other communities. The equestrian center has heated and un-heated stables, riding rings, ample pasture, as well as trails for horseback riding.
With its hardwoods, varied lot sizes, and different home styles, River Forest is designed to look and feel like it is built over time. Brick tudors, modest cottages, and shingle-style homes ming together, as do a variety of neighbors. River Forest is home to young couples, growing families, and empty nesters.
Prime lots are still available at River Forest, including some with spectacular views, river frontage or access, and others with close proximity to parks and other amenities. Lot prices are among the best values in North and Middle Georgia. Homebuilders and individual buyers both are encouraged to call us to learn more about lot availability.
Our visitors have been stunned by the amount of greenspace and river frontage available at River Forest. There aren't many communities in Atlanta where the sounds of nature are louder than the sounds of your neighbors.
Ron Isbell, Vice President, River Forest, Inc.