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Spotlight On.... Blue Ridge!

  1. Statistics for 2014: Average home price (Fannin County) of $230,567; Average Days on Market – 146; Residential Properties Sold – 600. 

  2. The Fannin County School District is located in Blue Ridge,  and includes five schools that serve 3,099 students in grades PK through 12.

  3. Major employers include Fannin County School System, Fannin Regional Hospital, Tri-State EMC, Ingles Market, Inc., Walmart, Mercier Orchards, The Home Depot, and Blue Ridge Mountain EMC.

  4. Close proximity to Chattanooga (80 miles) and Atlanta (90 miles) – less than two hours drive from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

  5. Founded in 1887, this railroad town is bustling with tourist attractions, including the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, which takes riders on a 26-mile journey alongside the Toccoa River.

  6. Downtown Blue Ridge provides a variety of shopping and dining choices.

  7. The Mountain Arts Association provides community, cultural activity, and quality entertainment to local residents. The Swan Drive-In is one of only four drive-ins still operating in Georgia.

  8. Blue Ridge’s natural beauty and charm make it the perfect site for arts and cultural festivals throughout the year.

  9. Lake Blue Ridge is located in the Chattahoochee National Forest and stretches 11 miles southeast from the Blue Ridge dam. The river is noted among fishermen for its sunfish, trout, and bass.

  10. Horseback riding, hiking, rafting, and tubing on the Toccoa River are popular outdoor activities in Blue Ridge.

  11. Home to Mercier Orchards, the largest apple orchard in the Southeast. Blue Ridge is a popular destination in the Fall, when apple picking is in full swing.

  12. Blue Ridge is a popular weekend getaway destination for Georgia residents and the surrounding states, with many options for cabin rentals.

Other Resources:

City of Blue Ridge

Welcome to Georgia's Blue Ridge Experience

Trip Advisor: Blue Ridge

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