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Living in Bainbridge

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Discover the true beauty of the South and experience the graciousness of Southern Hospitality.

Bainbridge, the “Bass Capitol of Georgia,” is located about 40 miles northwest of Tallahassee.  To learn more about the Bainbridge-Decatur County area, click here.


The Outdoor Opportunities are Endless.

The Earle May Boat Basin offers activities such as boat races, a brand-new bicycle park, and wonderful walking trails through the beautiful woods of South Georgia.  With exceptional Mega Ramps, a walking trail, petting zoo, picnic pavilions, beach with swimming area, campground, and playground, there is something for everyone.  The City’s Amphitheater is also located at the Park.  Here, many community events happen throughout the year, including River Town Days, July 4, and numerous bass fishing tournaments.

The City of Bainbridge leisure services offers all ages the opportunity to participate in baseball, softball, soccer, and many other sports.  Bainbridge has several parks located throughout the city, including a large park located along the Flint River.  Many of these parks have buildings that can be rented for private and civic use alike.

Bainbridge also is home to the Bainbridge Country Club, which boasts an 18-hole course, 4 clay tennis courts, a ballroom, grill, and newly renovated swimming pool! Social memberships are available for those interested.  This 18-hole course first opened in 1921 gives you the opportunity to play a mature, challenging, and fun round of golf that can be described simply as satisfying.

Additionally, Bainbridge has recently enacted an open-container law in the area, which has caused more people to utilize the Gazebo, common area, and picnic tables in the town square.  The downtown area is also home to music festivals, church gatherings, military services, and art shows throughout the year.


Educational Institutions.

The combination of a public high school, a private Christian high school, and charter schools offer families a wide choice of education selection.  Bainbridge is home to both the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) and the Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC).

ABAC’s location includes 173 acres of oak and pine trees close to the beautiful Flint River.  Students are given the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science in Business and Nursing without transferring to a different location.  Regardless of what career path sparks the interest of an incoming student, ABAC in Bainbridge is prepared to nurture that passion and turn it into a reality.

The SRTC offers over 155 associate degree, diploma, and technical certificate programs of study that will prepare students to succeed in today’s technically advanced economy.  The college offers flexible class schedules and the latest technology to provide their students a stellar learning environment.


Holiday Celebrations.

The community in Bainbridge, Georgia is a close knit one that enjoys celebrating together.  The city is known for their extravagant holiday celebrations.  These events include the Christmas parade, 4th of July at the boat basin, a special Veterans Day celebration, and the famous Lights Along the Flint River.

The City of Bainbridge also hosts a huge Halloween event in Willis Park.  The event includes costumes, fellowship, and a lot of candy!  This event is known for the show of well-thought out costumes that the children arrive in.  Check out last year’s Halloween event here!


Access to Health Care and Specialty Clinics.

Bainbridge offers access to health care and specialty clinics.

The Memorial Hospital and Manor is located in the heart of Bainbridge.  Patients say that Memorial Hospital and Manor has some of the nicest, friendliest, most dedicated employees and physicians that they have seen in any hospital.  Under the leadership of the Hospital Authority of the City of Bainbridge and Decatur County, the facility continues to grow to meet the needs of Bainbridge, Decatur County, and the surrounding communities.


At THF, we encourage our team members to be a part of our city and community.

From the local Chamber to being involved in our Bainbridge schools, our people are giving back and are engaged in the community.