Written by Riezl Baker, Luxury Lake Oconee Real Estate Group

We have a wonderful community for all ages– one that offers a multitude of amenities and endless activities that build connection and fosters interaction across generations. Over the past years, we have welcomed a new generation of young parents, who gave up the urban life, to strike a balance for a quality of life. They value being close to family and friends, and were drawn to the area for it’s beauty, vibrancy and the safe environment it provides. I recently chatted with friends who made the decision (B.C.-before children) to raise their families in the area, and are making a difference by getting involved and giving back to the community.




Ty, Laney and three kids: Eleanor (6), John (4) and James (2).

How they got to Reynolds

Laney: “Ty’s parents have a home in Reynolds. We wanted to be closer to family. We also wanted a fun, safe community with a great hospital as well as quality school and church options. Eleanor is going to be in 1st grade at Lake Oconee Academy and the boys will be in preschool at Gatewood.”

Ty: “Our favorite things about the community are the people we have met, the activities throughout the year and the proximity to Atlanta for my work. It’s always nice to be driving home to Reynolds after a busy day in the city.

(Ty is a Private Wealth Advisor with Rockefeller Capital Management. He is in Atlanta
1-2 days per week with his team, or meeting with clients throughout Georgia.)

Community Involvement

Laney and Ty are active members of Lake Oconee Church. Ty is involved at Lake Oconee Academy and is a member of the Young Professionals Advisory Board for St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital. Laney is a member of 100 Women Who Care and recently helped coordinate Denim and Diamonds, Lake Oconee Academy’s biggest fundraiser.