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Living a Lakeside Lifestyle in Blue Ridge, Georgia

Blue Ridge is a very small lake and mountain town near the gorgeous Lake Blue Ridge in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The town is on the border with Tennessee and North Carolina.  The town has about 1200 residents. Blue Ridge is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Georgia.  the Toccoa River, the Blue Ridge Mountains, and the southern tip of the Appalachian Trail all draw tourists and  from all over the United States and abroad. Photo of Lake Blue Ridge courtesy of Wikipedia and Skyeberpunk.

Where to Retire in Blue Ridge and Home Prices

The area is busy with new active adult communities (see link at left). From the picture above it is easy to see the attraction. 
According to Zillow, the median home value was $418,718 in late 2022, which is a 21/3% rise from a year earlier.

What Is Special about Blue Ridge

Lake Blue Ridge or crystal clear Toccoa River.  Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. Outdoor sports like river rafting and hiking. Fantastic scenery. Relaxed lifestyle in the mountains. The town has a busy arts and festival schedule.

What Is Not Special about Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge is a very small town and rural - not for big city types

Climate and Physical Environment

In north Georgia up against the Tennessee border. It is on Lake Blue Ridge in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Average January temperatures are below 40.  Chattanooga is about an hour away and Atlanta just a bit further.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Blue Ridge boasts arts fairs, gallery tours, exhibits, receptions, festivals, classes, concerts and plays produced and sponsored by local organizations. The Blue Ridge Community Theatre is in the renovated Hampton Square building. The Blue Ridge Mountain Association of the Arts sponsors the Blue Ridge Writers Conference, concerts in the park, gallery exhibits and more. The Swan Drive-in Theatre is one of 4 left in Georgia.


Crime is below average in Blue Ridge.

Medical Facilities

Fannin Regional Hospital is in Blue Ridge.


Chattanooga Airport is the nearest big airport, about 62 miles. Atlanta is 76 miles

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