36 Years Ago, the Property Owners Gained Control

Note – as you read this post, you can click on the links (yellow text) for additional Bent Tree corporate history.  And, since today is Veterans Day, click here for a 2017 post about the visionary behind the Bent Tree dream.

Thirty-six years ago, a settlement agreement was reached between Bent Tree Corporation (not the same as BTCI) and Bent Tree Property Owners Association, Inc.  The amenities/common properties were turned over to the property owners, under a management arrangement on November 1, 1983 and the actual transfer of ownership to the property owners occurred later that month.  Bent Tree Community, Inc. was established by BTPOA to own and operate the facilities on behalf of the Bent Tree property owners.   The following quote is from the November 1983 Echo (the first Echo published by BTCI instead of by Bent Tree Country Club):

from November 1983 Echo

from November 1983 Echo


A sampling of homes

Here are links to homes for sale in Bent Tree, at a variety of prices:

50 Years Ago This Month

On October 30, 1969 the Pickens County Progress had a front page article announcing the plans for the development of Bent Tree.  The first line of the article began “Last Thursday night at the Lions Club meeting personnel from Spratlin Associates, Inc., of Atlanta revealed for the first time publicly the projected plans for a multi-million dollar investment in Pickens County…”.

from the October 30, 1969 Pickens County Progress newspaper

from the October 30, 1969 Pickens County Progress newspaper

“Make this YOUR country retreat in the North GA mountains!”

Click here to link to the listing information for 353 Tamarack Drive in Bent Tree.  This 3 bed, 2 bath rustic octagon cabin is right across the street from the 19th Hole and has an asking price of $184,900.

“Come see this nature-lovers’ paradise.”

11 Briar Vista in Bent Tree hit the market with an asking price of $133,900.  Click here to link to the listing information.  While looking at the listing, the lot size jumped out at me as unusually small (it says the 2 bed / 2 bath home sits on only .33 acres). So, I looked it up on the tax assessor’s site, which says the home is actually on a .42 acre lot.  And, there might be a possibility to purchase/combine the empty lots adjacent to the property, to make it an even better nature-lovers’ paradise.

“Beautiful lake home near the beach in Bent Tree.”

Click here to link to the listing information for 181 Fox Den Circle in Bent Tree. The asking price for this 3 bed, 2½ bath lake home is $449,000.