Violet Sky at the Home of President Carter, Plains, GA

Just a short walk from downtown Plains, Georgia leads to the home of the 39th President. Still in residence at the place, Jimmy Carter has made this average ranch home in rural America his home for decades.


James and Rosalynn Carter purchased and built this home just on the city limits of Plains in 1961. It has been the only house they have every owned. Married over 70 years, the Carters have raised their children, ran elections and political events from their Plains home. This modest house is valued at around $200,000 based on the local area.

The architecture and design of the residence gives a glimpse to the Carter’s past. It resembles his time of presidency and political significance.

Violet Sky at the Home of President Carter, Plains, GA

Violet Sky’s Visit

First driving past the home I noticed all the black cars. Very official and secure for a retired president. The signs in front of the home state there is no stopping in front of the home and traffic to keep moving.

The only place that you can view the home is from a distance at the park that offers a small platform overlooking the yard.

How to Visit

The site is free to visit and is located on U.S. Highway 280 just west of Plains, Georgia. The home is on the west bound left side of the road.

Thanks for reading and as always, keep on truckin’!

-Violet Sky

Violet Sky has had a life long passion for adventure! Growing up in Michigan and spending time traveling to over 31 states on family vacations by her eighteenth birthday gave her an appreciation for the open road. After finding the most beautiful beach she has dedicated her home port to Panama City Beach, Florida.


  1. Are you saying the Plains residence is not accessible to the public at all? Why then is there an official marker on the property in your picture? I would also recommend a visit to the Jimmy Carter Presidential Center in Atlanta? Have you been?


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