Don’t burst our Peachtree City Bubble


The crown jewel of Peachtree City, the Multi Use Path System, is being put in jeopardy. One household in the Waterwood Bend community is attempting to privatize the cart path beside their home. This cart path was in place when they purchased the home and moved into Peachtree City 3 1/2 years ago.

If this privilege is given to them, it must be given to other homeowners in the same situation, therefore changing the entire feel of community within our city.

This will not affect every homeowner that has a cart path beside their home, as these easements were put in place differently through the years. There are now regulated ways that developers have to put in the access paths when a neighborhood is built. These regulations did not exist 41 years ago when this path was built.

Many of us in Peachtree City enjoy homes that have had many owners through the years. With that said, we are, in a way, all temporary residents in this amazing city.

When requests for ordinances, rules and regulations to be changed for current situations, desires and opinions, the greater good of the city must always be considered. These new rules have a lasting effect for generations to come. So, we must never change our sacred City Ordinances lightly.

I am a 40+ year resident of Fayette County, living in Peachtree City for 13 of those years, I have also had the privilege of being a Realtor in this county for 23 years. Peachtree City has always been seen as having a step above in property values, due in large part to the cart path system. If the use and access to the path system is diminished, this will have a catastrophic effect on the housing values in the city.

Erin Hawkins

Peachtree City, Ga.


  1. I think all vehicle licenses should be 16 for learner’s permit and 17 for individual that would include cars and golf carts.
    Kids are so immature and distracted, I see them on phones when driving cars and carts, there is very little situational awareness because they all live in “virtual” worlds of make believe.

  2. I feel like that bubble is already burst. I will not let my children use the cart path system without an adult present because of the moronic teenagers who speed like crazy on the cart paths. These teenagers in question are a disease to our community and I blame the parents. Any paths south of Balmoral Village apartments are fine. The paths surrounding the apartments and anything further north are too dangerous.