Oak Valley, Georgia

Here’s a snippet of the fictional town of Oak Valley, Georgia:

Two hours south east of Atlanta

Population: 25,000

An artsy and eclectic town with strong southern traditions (in spite of the artsy and eclectic nature) and beautiful architecture. Valley College brings students from all over Georgia with about 5,000 students enrolled. Valley Military Prep School is a junior college military science school with about 800 students.

Cooper Lake is about 10 miles from the city limits for boating, swimming, fishing, camping, and other water activities. This is a popular location for most everyone in town.

Town square that includes:

The Creative Gallery – a gallery for fine art with a spotlight on Georgia artists.

Statements – a handcrafted jewelry store owned and operated by three cousins who are jewelry designers. All the jewelry in their store is one of a kind and created by one of the cousins. Jodi Farris, Hildi Farris, and Zoe Benson.
The Blue Heron – an upscale restaurant. The menu changes seasonally. All product is sourced in Georgia. The owner/chef, Violet Dean, is French trained. After spending 6 years in Atlanta as a very young executive chef at one of the top restaurants in town, she came home to the Georgia town where she started college but dropped out to go to culinary school in France.

Trina’s Designs – a women’s wear shop. Features a special line for “real” women designed by the owner.

Walcott’s Haberdashery – an old-fashioned men’s store owned by one of the founding families of the town.

Downtown Coffee Shop – a coffee shop just off the square but with a view of the square area. Located in an old warehouse where other shops and offices were located. The interior is industrial with dark walls, but not cold. It has some comfortable couches along with single seating areas for people to set up laptops to work. There are also tables and chairs. The place serves coffee and pastries and sandwiches at lunch time.