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Something for Everyone

This is the kind of place where kids still play tag in the front yard and families still gather for Sunday lunch after church. It’s a place with small towns and mid-sized cities connected by open spaces and traditional values such as the importance of hard work and education. In Effingham County, you can enjoy unique shops and city-style fine dining just minutes away from country-style living, along with the peace of mind provided by some of the world’s top medical professionals at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, making Effingham a regional medical hub.

If you appreciate outdoor recreation, there’s a lot to like, with extensive trails for hiking and biking, challenging golf courses, and great places for hunting and fishing. If you’ve dreamed of lakeside living, you’ll enjoy beautiful Lake Sara, surrounded by year-round homes and deep enough to support a healthy population of trophy-sized fish.

There’s plenty to do all year long in Effingham County. Besides exciting high school sports and an annual state rodeo championship that draws throngs of fans, the Effingham Performance Center presents national and international talent. Facilities like the new Richard E. Workman Sport and Fitness Complex and the Helen Matthes Library continue to enhance the area’s already outstanding quality of life. And, yes, you’ll find vibrant retail shopping from the historic downtown to boutiques and large national stores throughout the area.