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Welcome to Whitaker Downs

This is the official Web site of the Whitaker Downs Homeowners Association. It is designed to be a comprehensive information resource for the residents of Whitaker Downs and interested members of the surrounding community.

Whitaker Downs is a traditional pool-and-tennis neighborhood located in Jackson County, Georgia, about 55 miles northeast of Atlanta, 26 miles northwest of Athens, and 17 miles southeast of Gainesville. It is a covenant-protected community regulated by the provisions of the Georgia Property Owners’ Association Act.

Click here for an aerial view of Whitaker Downs and to get directions to our community.

Easter Egg Hunt April 15

The annual Whitaker Downs Easter Egg Hunt will be held Saturday, April 15, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the swimming pool cabana.

Board to Allow Golf Carts on Recreation Field

The HOA board of directors voted last month to allow residents to drive golf carts to and from the recreation field, which previously was open only to foot traffic.

The recreation field borders Walnut Creek and is accessible by easement through the property of David Chapman at 462 Reece Drive.

“Our purpose in implementing this policy change is to encourage better use of this valuable community asset,” said board president Beth Thackery.

Persons using carts would be required to sign a legal waiver and display a permit/decal on their carts. The waiver would require permit holders to agree that carts are to be used only for travel between Reece Drive and the recreation area, that carts are not to stray from the designated easement, and that once in the area, carts must be parked in and remain in a designated parking zone. No types of motorized vehicles other than golf carts are allowed.

Permit decals are available from the board of directors. To obtain a decal, simply send an e-mail to boardofdirectors@whitakerdowns.com. Failure to abide by the rules and stipulations of the signed agreement may, at the discretion of the HOA board of directors, result in fines and/or retraction of permission to access the recreation field via golf cart.

Beth Thackery Elected Board President

Beth Thackery was elected president of the Whitaker Downs Homeowners Association board of directors at the board's regular meeting Oct. 9.

She replaces outgoing president Todd DeBella, who resigned his position due to his impending relocation to Gwinnett County.

An 11-year resident of Whitaker Downs, Thackery was elected to the board at the HOA's annual meeting last December. She currently serves as the board liaison to the Pool Committee and the Landscape Committee.

WD Golf Club Seeks Members

The Whitaker Downs Golf club is seeking new players to join its weekly outing, according to club chairman Larry Reinhardt.

“Enthusiasm and interest are far more important than talent.” Reinhardt said. “We have many different skill levels in the group and would love to have more neighbors participate.”

The club plays weekly, usually on Wednesdays or Thursdays, at different courses in the Hoschton area. Anyone interested in joining should send an e-mail to larry.reinhardt.jr@gmail.com.

Jackson County Offers Online Mapping Service

The Jackson County Tax Assessor's Office sponsors a Web site allowing you to view online parcel maps, aerial photography, and sales histories for the past three years. Click here to view the map of Whitaker Downs, then click on different properties to view ownership and assessment information.