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Living a Lakeside Lifestyle in Hayesville, North_Carolina

Hayesville combines small-town charm with the beauty of its lakes, rivers and streams. Opportunities for camping, golf, fishing, hiking, horseback riding and water sports are plentiful.  Lake Chatuge has over 130 miles of shoreline, much of which can never be developed. This very small town (less than 400 folks) has a surprising amount of culture and many activities. Walk to the beautiful Town Square without downtown auto traffic. Hayesville is near the mountains and lakes. There is hiking, golf, bicycle trails, mild climate, and cool summers. . The artists' community in Hayesville is diverse and growing.

Where to Retire in Hayesville and Home Prices

There are active adult communities in the area, both in Hayesville and towns like Murphy, Andrews, and Hiawassee. The Median price in mid-2022 was $262,787, a rise of over 20% from a year earlier, according to Zillow

What Is Special about Hayesville

Lovely small town in the fast-growing and highly desirable southwest corner of North Carolina. The people who live here and the people who move here all seem to like its small town charm.

What Is Not Special about Hayesville

No big town here, so Hayesville won't appeal to everyone. Some of the locals complain that too many people from Florida are moving here.

Climate and Physical Environment

Hayesville is tucked in the extreme southwestern corner of South Carolina near Tennessee, Geogia, and South Carolina. The average July high temperature is 86 and the average January low is 25. The wettest month is January (7")

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

There are a number of artists who live in and around Hayesville. The Clay County Historical & Arts Museum is housed in the Old County Jail Museum. Licklog Players is a volunteer organization of children and adults who are committed to the theatre arts. Lilith Lidseen Performing Arts Center is the home to the Peacock Playhouse.


The crime rate in Hayesville is a little below the national average.

Medical Facilities

Three Hospitals within 20 miles


The nearest airport is in Chattanooga, Tennessee about 100 miles away.  The town is a little above average in walkabilty when compared to other communities.

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