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Living in Northern Georgia and Western North Carolina

Northern Georgia and Western North Carolina offer scenic views of America’s Appalachian Mountains, historic towns, refreshing lakes and TVA reservoirs, lakes, hiking trails, and much more; all with the feeling of southern comfort you know and love. Further down, you will read about cities, events, and features this area has to offer and why it is simply the best area to relocate to, purchase a vacation home in, or buy a prime vacant lot at a reasonable price for your dream home.

 

Ellijay, GA

Tucked away in America’s Appalachia between Atlanta and Chattanooga lays the “Apple Capital of Georgia”, the City of Ellijay. This town is a small retreat from the big cities, but don’t let that fool you. There is always something going on in this historic town, and there is surely something for you. The Apple Festival is in October each year but there is almost always something happening on the Square downtown. Live music, car shows, carnivals, antique sales are just a few of the exciting things you can find in Ellijay GA. The scenic mountain ranges surrounding the small city provide great hiking trails; the lakes in the area are awesome for fishing both dockside and on a boat. The various stores in the area from ma and pop stores to big brand retailers are sure to have in stock whatever it is you’re looking for. If you are looking for something above the fireplace and a story to go along with it, we have that. If you’re looking for a load of lumber, by golly we have that too.

With a population just over 1,600 residents, there is something about Ellijay that provides a comforting level of community. The residents here truly love their quaint city and would love you to become part of it as well. Between the Gilmer County School District, and Ellijay’s own Dalton State College, you can rest assured that raising a family here is a great option and truly gives those growing up a sense of community.

Click here for the Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce.

 

Blue Ridge, GA

Blue Ridge, Georgia provides a beautiful countryside landscape with unique properties available at an affordable price. It boasts a large selection of natural resources keen to travelers from around the world, ranging from waterfalls, skiing, boating, great hiking trails, horseback riding, great fishing, a national park, and so much more. With a population of around 1,200 residents, you will be sure to experience the friendliness this city has to offer.

Regarding the growing and reasonable real estate market in Blue Ridge, it is quite feasible to turn the lovely landscape this city has to offer into your own personal backyard. Between the vacant lots that can be used for new construction builds, and pre-existing properties, a reasonable amount of them being lakefront, you can be sure that whatever it is you are looking for, Blue Ridge offers it somewhere. In relation to surrounding areas and nearby lakefront communities, properties in Blue Ridge are a great bargain for today’s real estate prices. We understand that it is difficult to find a reasonably-priced home with a majestic mountain view. Talk to us today about what Blue Ridge has to offer and we would be thrilled to show you the different options which can cater to most needs and desires of your next property.

Click here for the Fannin County Chamber of Commerce.

 

Blairsville, GA

Between Atlanta and Knoxville lies the town of Blairsville, Georgia. This gorgeous town of about 650 residents lies within Union County, on the border of Atlanta and Tennessee, and is known as the “City of Mountains”. That’s because Blairsville is nestled within the Appalachian Mountain range and offers breathtaking views of one of America’s most unique countrysides. But, that’s not all Blairsville has to offer. Both residents and visitors alike always take advantage of what this small city has to offer, ranging from boating and fishing in Lake Nottely, Vogel State Park, waterfalls, horseback riding, hunting, whitewater rafting, the annual Sorghum Festival, Butternut Creek Golf Course, a wealth of restaurants available, and much more. Lake Nottely is also proud to boast two marinas, picnicking and camping grounds, and multiple public boat launches. Blairsville is also a listed Appalachian Trail Community, which ensures a scenic trail will always be maintained and provided to the people. The city is part of the Union County school system, which was recognized as an “Outstanding school district” by Standard and Poors. The sense of family is strong here, and if you are in the process of or about to raise a family, Blairsville has everything you need to maintain a strong relationship with loved ones, build bonds, enjoy each other’s company, and many different activities to take part in.

Click here for the Union County Chamber of Commerce.

 

Young Harris, GA

Young Harris, Georgia is a quaint town in a historic area which actually boasts a modern and high-tech feature, Young Harris College. For years Young Harris was known only for Young Harris College, but in the past decade has gained fame as a relaxing golf and resort destination. The local businesses in the area provide great food, groceries, baked goods, legal services, saloons, home goods stores, and much more. It is quite the diverse town for its smaller size. It also has a current renewable energy project made possible by the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority. The GEFA Grant has allowed the City to install solar panels on 6 sites, including City Hall.  These installations are operating satisfactorily and will provide a yearly cost savings equivalent to roughly the amount of power that City Hall uses every eighteen months. Young Harris serves the community as a small town with a neighborly atmosphere. It is a great area to settle down in, just like former Georgia Governor Zell Miller decided to do.

Click here for the Towns County Chamber of Commerce.

 

Hiawassee, GA

Tucked nicely in Towns County, Georgia, on the border of Georgia and North Carolina, lies the rustic and mountain-range town of Hiawassee. Hiawassee is an Appalachian Trail community.  Like the other magnificent towns and cities we focus our real estate on, Hiawassee offers great mountain views and has a strong sense of community.  Coming from the Cherokee word of Ayuhwasi, Hiawassee originally means ‘Meadow’. The population is roughly 810 people, but don’t let that fool you. This is a busy town right between Charlotte, North Carolina and Chattanooga, Tennessee.

There are always things to do in Hiawassee. Choose from championship golf, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, water sports and tennis. Enjoy arts, crafts, antiquing, concerts, fairs and festivals. From charming cabins to full service conference resorts, this mountaintop town is designed to make your times always memorable, whether you’re here to stay, visiting loved ones, or passing on through.

Click here for the Towns County Chamber of Commerce.

 

Hayesville, NC

With a small population of around 300 people, Hayesville truly serves as America’s small town. Whether you enjoy hiking or biking on a mountain trail, fishing or boating on Lake Chatuge, shopping for antiques and handcrafted items, you will enjoy our charming shops and warm and friendly people. Hayesville is located within Clay County, which is the second fastest growing county in western North Carolina. Clay County’s Chamber of Commerce is one of the better ones in the area, providing information on everything from local restaurants, shops, tourism activities, campgrounds, information on natural features like Lake Chatuge, fishing and boating information, and more. Hayesville is a great place to settle down if you’re still looking for things to do outside while taking advantage of the great activities this area has to offer. It’ll keep the kids busy, or serve as a great outdoor retreat for a family getaway.

Click here for the Clay County Chamber of Commerce.

 

Murphy, NC

Murphy, North Carolina, is the county seat of Cherokee County located in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. The downtown area is beautiful with tree lined streets and many historic buildings restored to their original state. Murphy has restaurants, many shops, and other interesting establishments all within walking distance in the heart of town. Recreational activities are unlimited from local trout streams to mountain biking. Hiwassee Lake is considered one of the most beautiful in the state. Murphy offers something for every sports enthusiast from hunters, to fishermen, to water aquatics. If you are looking for a beautiful small town in the mountains, look no further! Murphy, with its population of 1700 people, offers everything a decent sized city has to offer, with the feeling of a small historic American town. It is indeed, small town life at the very best.

Click here for the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce.

 

Lake Chatuge

Lake Chatuge is a lake on the Georgia/North Carolina border which provides a beautiful 7,500 acre lakefront landscape with unique properties available at an affordable price. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and enjoy the stunning view of Lake Chatuge and the Blue Ridge Mountains. This pristine lake has 132 miles of shoreline and is ideal for fishing, swimming, boating and camping. A part of the Nantahala National Forest in Clay County, North Carolina, it is one of the most scenic lakes in the Tennessee Valley Authority water system. It boasts a large selection of natural resources which attracts travelers from around the world, ranging from waterfalls, skiing and boating, great hiking trails, great fishing, and so much more! Thirty-two species of fish inhabit Lake Chatuge, with smallmouth bass; large-mouth, spotted, white, and hybrids are stocked annually.