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New Homes, Condos, and Townhomes for Sale in Clayton County

Including Jonesboro, Riverdale, College Park and Morrow.

Lovejoy High School hosts the district International Baccalaureate Program (IB). The IB Diploma Program is designed as an academically challenging and balanced program of education with final exams that prepare students for success at the university level and life beyond.

CCPS has two charter schools. Unidos Dual Language, Georgia’s first public dual language school is a model of excellence in language education. Unidos serves students in Pre-kindergarten through sixth grades. The second charter school is the Elite Scholars Academy the school serves grades 6-10 and will be expanding to the twelfth grade by 2014. The school operates on a year round calendar. Any student in the district may apply to enroll. Selection is based on a random lottery.

Clayton County also has a Math and Science Magnet and two fine arts magnet programs at Jackson Elementary and Mount Zion High Schools. Enrollment is based on application and/or audition.

Parts of Margaret Mitchell’s epic 1936 novel Gone with the Wind and the famous 1939 motion picture Gone with the Wind were set in Clayton County, including the location of the fictional plantation, Tara. Tara Boulevard was named for the plantation, and is the main north/south road through the county, carrying U.S. 41 and lesser-known State Route 3. Also a namesake is Tara Field, the county’s general aviation airport, actually located in a neighboring county where it was previously Henry County Airport. Parts of the novels Rhett Butler’s People and Scarlett and the Scarlett TV Mini-Series also took place in Clayton County. Rhett Butler’s People is a prequel, sequel, and companion to Gone with the Wind. Scarlett is a sequel to Gone with the Wind, also and also takes place briefly in Clayton County. In the above-mentioned novels, the fictional Twelve Oaks Plantation and others mentioned in the novels above, are located in and around Clayton County.

The 2012 film Flight features Clayton County briefly when the plane Denzel Washington was flying crash landed in a field next to a church in that area.

Parts of the film Smokey and the Bandit were also shot in and around Clayton County, namely in Jonesboro, as evidenced by a sign in the background of one of the scenes. Even though this particular scene was supposed to be set in Arkansas, a Willow Bend sign advertising brick homes in Clayton County can be spotted behind Sheriff George Branford. Many back roads and the movie town of Texarkana are actually the roads and the town of Jonesboro. Trinidad James filmed his music video for the song All Gold Everything in Clayton County.

Rap artist Waka Flocka Flame is also from Clayton County as he resides in Riverdale, Georgia.

New Homes, Condos, and Townhomes for Sale in Clayton County Including Jonesboro, Riverdale, College Park and Morrow. Lovejoy High School hosts the district International Baccalaureate Program