Living

Small Town Living and Big City Amenities…

From the mountains to the lake, the charm of the county is in the exceedingly beautiful surroundings complimented by neighborly and helpful residents with small town friendliness and progressive awareness.  Property taxes in Dawson County are about 50 percent lower than those in neighboring counties, and the public school system is excellent, with a number of schools winning awards of merit. Housing choices range from in town or rural living, and from historic homes and modest homes, to a considerable market of upscale modern apartments and townhouses along with residential communities of luxury homes in Dawsonville and on Lake Lanier just five miles away.  With an average July high of 87 degrees and average January low of 30 degrees, Dawson County residents enjoy a moderate climate.

Local activities span golfing at the Chestatee course next to Lake Lanier as well as at the Crystal Falls Golf Club, and other surrounding courses to secluded mountain hiking,  and exceptional Premium Outlet discount shopping.  Seasonal activities include fun at Burt’s Pumpkin Farm or Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze, Fausett Farm Sunflowers, and the incredible summer or winter diversions at Lake Lanier, plus Atlanta’s professional sports. Combine the Atlanta amenities of major touring performance concerts and theater, museums, the zoo, international airport, fine dining, and the leisure time possibilities are endless.

Dawson County is home to annual festivals and events such as the Spring Wildflowers Celebration at Amicalola Falls State Park, The unique Mountain Moonshine Festival is one of the largest carshows/craft festival in the area.

With modern amenities  and the excitement and services of an Atlanta lifestyle as close as 30 minutes, Dawson County life in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains is easy going, friendly, and free of traffic and smog.  On a clear day, the skyline of Atlanta can be seen from several vantages in Dawson County…