When you consider the real estate market in Georgia, there are locations and options for every lifestyle. Some people prefer the mountains, others love the coast. You’ll find residents enjoying the luxury of lake life, or navigating wooded hunting trails on weekend outings, while others still are content with a home in town on an acre or two.
The property professionals at United Country Real Estate | Georgia Land and Home are all residents of the state, and all well-versed in helping clients buy and sell rural and lifestyle properties. We feel blessed to live in Georgia amongst the scenic, natural beauty of the land and the rivers, lakes and other waterways across the state.
Let’s take a closer look at Georgia and some of its regions, cities and communities to help you determine the best location for your next move.
Savannah | Chatham County: Savannah is a charming Coastal Georgia city that offers residents plenty of outdoor activities, including fishing, boating and relaxing at the beach. This popular city is also known for its rich, significant history and Southern charm with plenty of exciting events and art galleries to explore. The cost of living in Savannah is relatively low, making it an affordable option for those looking to settle down in the South.
St. Simons Island | Glynn County: St. Simons Island is a peaceful community on the Georgia coast that offers residents access to some of the best beaches and water activities the state has to offer. With a small-town vibe, this island is perfect for those who love engaging in nature like golfing, fishing and hiking while enjoying life’s finer things. Luxury homes and estates are among the most common property types here, and the island's natural beauty and laid-back atmosphere make it worth the investment.
Big Canoe | Dawson & Pickens Counties: Big Canoe is a mountain community offering residents access to hiking, biking and other adventures within the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain region. Big Canoe is also known for its golf courses and other amenities, making it a perfect spot for retirees or families looking for a vacation home.
Dahlonega | Lumpkin County: Dahlonega is a charming mountain town located among the Blue Ridge Mountains. The town is known for its wineries and gold rush history. With plenty of hiking trails, fishing spots, such as the Chestatee River and Etowah River, and campgrounds nearby Blood Mountain and surrounding areas, Dahlonega is perfect for those who love the great outdoors. The cost of living in Dahlonega is affordable, making it ideal for those who prefer a small-town lifestyle.
Hiawassee | Towns County: Hiawassee and the surrounding communities are an outdoor enthusiast's paradise. With access to the beautiful Lake Chatuge and Brasstown Bald Mountain, residents can enjoy hiking, fishing, boating and camping with ease. The cost of living is relatively low, and the small-town atmosphere provides a welcoming sense of community. With events such as the Georgia Mountain Fair and Georgia Mountain Fall Festival, there's always something fun to do in Hiawassee.
Helen | White County: Helen is a charming Alpine-style town in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The town is known for its Oktoberfest celebrations, but there's plenty to do year-round, such as hiking the nearby trails of the Chattahoochee National Forest and North Georgia Mountains, tubing down the Chattahoochee River and exploring the local shops and restaurants. The town has a strong sense of community, with events such as the Helen Trout Tournament and the Annual Christmas Parade. In White and neighboring counties, the North Georgia wine scene is thriving, as well.
Clayton | Rabun County: Clayton, Ga., is backdropped by the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, offering hiking and camping opportunities in nearby national forests. Residents can also enjoy water sports on nearby Lake Burton, Tallulah Falls Lake and Lake Rabun. The town has a low cost of living and a close-knit community that enjoys several annual events, such as the Moonlight Market and the Mountain Heritage Festival.
Gainesville | Hall County: In charming Gainesville, relaxation and recreation in the outdoors is a staple of life. The city is home to Lake Lanier, which provides a wealth of boating, fishing and swimming opportunities. The downtown area is filled with unique shops and restaurants and has a rich cultural history with museums and historic sites to explore. Gainesville’s popular local events include the Mule Camp Market and the Butterfly Festival.
Jefferson | Jackson County: Jefferson is a modest town established in the early 19th century, and is home to many historic sites and museums. Residents can enjoy outdoor activities, such as hiking at the nearby Hurricane Shoals Park or fishing at the Bear Creek Reservoir. The Jefferson Memorial Day Festival and the Jackson County Agricultural Fair are among the top-attended annual events here.
Winder & Auburn | Barrow County: Winder stands out with its historic downtown area and several local parks, while the fast-growing Auburn offers easy access to Atlanta and a robust business district. Both towns have a moderate cost of living. Residents can enjoy a wide range of activities at nearby Fort Yargo State Park, as well.
Athens | Clarke County: Depending on the source, Athens is considered either a northeast or east-central Georgia city. What’s not disputed however, is Athens’ status as a vibrant college town with thriving arts and lively music scenes. Home to the University of Georgia, residents can enjoy sporting events, concerts and theater productions in Athens. The city’s State Botanical Garden and the Athens Greenway are always worth a visit, and the restaurant and nightlife options are diverse. The annual AthFest music festival and the Twilight Criterium bike race are just a few of the many events that make Athens a fun and exciting place to live.
Adairsville | Bartow County: Adairsville is a historic community with a bustling downtown area. It is known for its southern hospitality and charm. Nature lovers will appreciate the proximity to several parks and lakes for fishing, boating and hiking, especially in the Pinelog Wildlife Management Area. The cost of living is affordable, and there are local restaurants and unique shops to explore. Adairsville also hosts events such as the Annual Railfest and the Adairsville Day Festival.
Canton | Cherokee County: With a mix of suburban and rural lifestyles for residents, Canton offers something for just about everyone. Unique local businesses stand out, and the nearby Etowah River provides a wealth of recreational opportunities, including fishing and kayaking. Cherokee County has a growing job market, making it ideal for those seeking employment or raising families.
Peachtree Corners | Gwinnett County: Peachtree Corners offers a high quality of life with easy access to Atlanta, low cost of living and a booming business district. The suburb has a strong focus on natural amenities with several parks and walking trails, including the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. Residents can enjoy a range of entertainment options, including local festivals and concerts at the nearby Infinite Energy Center.
Cumming | Forsyth County & Atlanta | Fulton County: In the heart of the Atlanta Metro Area, Cumming provides a more suburban feel with access to Lake Lanier, as well as several parks and trails. Atlanta, of course, offers all the amenities of a major city, including world-class dining and entertainment, professional sports teams and a flourishing arts scene. Forsyth County has a low cost of living and a growing job market, making it an attractive option for families and professionals.
Macon | Bibb County: Macon is a vibrant city located in the heart of Georgia, offering residents access to plenty of cultural events, including concerts, festivals and museums. The city is also home to several parks, perfect for hiking, biking and picnicking. Macon is affordable for families or young professionals looking to settle down in the South.
Augusta | Richmond County: A truly east-central Georgia city that borders South Carolina, Augusta is a bustling metro known for its world-renowned golf course the Augusta National, and its historic downtown district. The city also touts plenty of outdoor recreation including kayaking, fishing and hiking. If you’re searching for property in Georgia, Augusta is a great place to call home.
Cordele | Crisp County: Cordele is a small South Georgia town known for its historic architecture and gorgeous Lake Blackshear. The town is surrounded by many other lakes and rivers, making it a perfect spot for fishing, boating, camping and more.
Valdosta | Lowndes County: Valdosta is a charming town found in southern Georgia, in fact about as far south as you can go in the state, right near the Florida state line. It offers residents plenty of hunting, fishing and hiking opportunities. Valdosta is home to several museums and cultural attractions, and it’s a really nice spot to enjoy serene life in the country.