Gainesville real estate
Gainesville Georgia is known as the “Queen City of the Mountains,”
it’s located fifty-two miles northeast of Atlanta, on the shore of Lake Lanier and lying at the southern edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Gainesville as the County Seat for Hall County is a major medical, judicial, and financial hub for northeast Georgia. The area has a large number of poultry processing plants, so the locals often call it the chicken capital of the world.
Electrical power came to Gainesville in 1902, and an electric trolley was soon in operation, running service to Chattahoochee Park, a pavilion built in the late 1890s on the Chattahoochee River.
Riverside Military Academy, Brenau Academy and Brenau University, Gainesville State College, and Lanier Technical College are all in or near Gainesville. The city is home to the Smithgall Arts Center, art galleries at Gainesville State College and Brenau University, and the Quinlan Visual Arts Center.
Homes and real estate in Gainesville
There are so many home buying choices in Gainesville, from lovely historic homes to bright new construction in varying styles and price ranges. If you fancy living close to Gainesville’s Downtown Square and business districts, there are choices in both single family homes and condominiums for sale.
With Lake Lanier on Gainesvilles doorstep you could even live lakeside and still be able to walk to jobs, schools, churches, parks and shopping! The Chattahoochee Country Club and the homes surrounding the course could be worth exploring if you like golf course living. New communities offering swimming, tennis, and trails are also being built on tree-lined streets.
Gainesville Symphony, and local theater companies thrive with the benefit of local foundation funding. The Elachee Nature Science Center and the Northeast Georgia History Center attest to the community’s concern for its natural environment and cultural legacy.
Amtrak connects Gainesville with the cities of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, Greensboro, Charlotte, Atlanta, Birmingham and New Orleans.
As of the censusof 2000, there were 25,578 people, 8,537 households, and 5,438 families residing in the city. The Hall County School District holds grades pre-school to grade twelve.