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Living a Small town Lifestyle in Cherokee County, Georgia

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Where to Retire in Cherokee County and Home Prices

Cherokee County is made up of several small towns, each with their own flavor.  You can choose to live within the towns, in nearby rural areas, or by a lake, so prices will vary.  There are active adult communities in the area, see link on left.

What Is Special about Cherokee County

Cherokee County is growing, and offers all types of recreation with parks, golf, trails and lakes; The many small towns have historical sites, farmers markets, and downtowns that feature restaurants, shopping, museums and galleries; Reinhardt University presents many cultural events throughout the year; Lake Allatoona boasts 270 miles of shoreline with parks, campsites, fishing, sailing and kayaking.

What Is Not Special about Cherokee County

Cherokee County is chilly in the winter; You need a car to get around

Climate and Physical Environment

The average January temperature is 40 degrees and July's average temperature is 78 degrees.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Throughout the county there are museums, galleries, restaurants and shops along with over 20 parks that offer many types of recreation; Reinhardt University, in Waleska, is home to the Falany Performing Arts Center which presents fine arts and performing arts series for both the students and the community. Funk Heritage Center, also located on the University's campus, features collections and exhibits of Native American life and art, and an Appalachian Settlement which tells the story of Georgia's early residents.  The county is also home to the Dixie Speedway, miles of bike, hiking and equestrian trails, a polo club, and the Wiley Creek Duck Preserve.


The crime rate in Cherokee County is below the national average.

Medical Facilities

Northside Hospital-Cherokee is located in the heart of Cherokee County in Canton, with a new replacement hospital scheduled to open in 2017.  


Cherokee Area Transportation System (CATS), serves all of the Cherokee County area, rural and suburban; The Cherokee County Airport is located about six miles northeast of downtown Canton; The closest international airport is in Atlanta, about 50 miles away; Interstate 575 bisects the county.

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