In the heart of the North GA Mountains you'll find quaint and idyllic Blairsville. Nestled at the foothills of the Smokey Mountains, enjoy this gem of a town's peaceful and scenic vistas without missing out on great food, entertainment and some of the top performing public schools in the entire state of Georgia.
Once a railroad town, beautiful Buford is at the juxtaposition of the city and the country. Easy commutes via I85, GA 316 and I95 make Buford a perfect place to settle. With much of the area either nestled against the shoreline of Lake Lanier or just within minutes of a boat dock, Buford residents get the best of both worlds!
Braselton is home to Chateau Elan and has an interesting history! Residents of this city have their pick of exceptional restaurants, shops and truly wonderful communities. More recently, Braselton welcomed the first brand new hospital in the state of Georgia in 20 years. NGMC Braselton is a tremendous asset to the community.
At the foot of Sawnee Mountain, the last "almost" mountain in the Appalachian chain, lies Cumming, GA. Originally a poultry town, Cumming has bloomed into one of the largest suburbs of Atlanta. With highly ranked schools, Native American history, rolling pastures and excellent proximity to GA 400, this once sleepy town is highly attractive! Forsyth County is also blessed with many miles of Lake Lanier's sunny shoreline.
Dacula, is at the heart of what Georgia business leaders call the Innovation Cresent. Located just east of Lawrenceville, Dacula offers exceptional schools and a tremendous history. This area is home to some of the oldest buildings in Greater Atlanta. The unusual name comes from the combination of the names of nearby Decatur, GA and the city of Atlanta.
Small town feel with big city access! Flowery Branch, with it's historic downtown looks a bit like a movie set of another time. A train depot, a strip of shops and offices ... you can imagine it in another era. Lovely and nostalgic as the original town is, Flowery Branch is a perfect location for those who would love to be close to the lake, the town of Gainesville or the Atlanta area.
Gainesville has received many titles over the years because of its' location and because of its' people. The most notable are "Queen City of the Mountains" and the "Poultry Capital of the World". Our most recent designation came during 1996 when we served as host for the 1996 Olympic Rowing/Kayaking Venue. An NBC broadcaster called Gainesville, "Hospitality Capital of the World." We are proud of our location and proud of our heritage.
Gainesville has received recent recognition from Barron's Magazine where in a 2003 article Gainesville was named one of the best places to retire and from Men's Journal where in a 2007 article Gainesville was named as one the 50 best place to live.
There is much to see and do in our little corner of the world. Tourism in Gainesville-Hall County is a $247.3 million industry. For more information contact the Gainesville-Hall County Convention and Visitors Bureau or the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce.
Wonderful Hoschton is centrally located between Athens, Gainesville and Atlanta. Small and peaceful but full of history, wide-open spaces, abundant woodlands and views of the Piedmont region are just a few of the reasons to call Hoschton, home-sweet-home.
Recently celebrating its 200th birthday, Jefferson is the heart of Jackson County. With excellent access to I85, Jefferson has become a mecca for those wishing to still be in the country but without giving up an easy commute and short drives to all the city has to offer. Jefferson is home to the Crawford Long Museum.