Blairsville Georgia is a thriving community

Drive north from Atlanta along US-19 N for two hours from and you will discover one of Georgia’s best kept secrets, the town of Blairsville.  A mere 99.2 miles for Atlanta, Blairsville is tucked away serenely in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  With a population of 652, according to the 2010 census, it is the perfect place for people looking for a place to relax and enjoy beautiful scenery.

Blairsville is a town that has a respect for its rich history of gold prospectors, Cherokee Indians, and early settlers.   Many of its 19th Century houses not only stand but have been lovingly restored and the town square is still home to its historic Union City Courthouse and a number of local businesses.  The brick and granite courthouse hosts many local music performances.  Visitors can also tour the 1906 Butt Mock house which was recently restored and is home to the town’s “Museum of Mountain Living.”

Blairsville is home to a thriving community of artists who have been drawn by its tranquility, history, and natural beauty.  Every month there is a calendar of events that include Appalachian musical artists, theatrical performances and art exhibitions.   Every year, on the third and second weekends of October, Blairsville is host to the Sorghum Festival and which celebrates the sorghum harvest and showcases rural mountain culture and skills such as bluegrass music and clogging.   During the last weekend of every July, Blairsville is home to The Green Bean Festival which has the unique Green Bean Pizza eating contest, a canning contest, beauty pageants, and a tractor parade.

The town also is in an incredible location for those who enjoy outdoor activities.  Lake Nottley is a TVA reservoir which is a 20 mile long lake which is perfect for boating and fishing.  The lake is surrounded by the Chattahoochee National Forest.  Here, one can follow the renowned Appalachian Trail with elevations that vary from 2500 feet to 4500 feet that extends some 75 miles.  That might be the reason why Blairsville is nicknamed, the City of Mountains. The trails have spectacular views of high mountain peaks and surging rivers.  You can literally step back in time and walk in the footsteps of the Cherokee Indians. 

Due to its elevation of 1,883 above sea level, Blairsville has a more temperate climate than other southern locations.  In many respects it has a climate that resembles New England.  This is probably the reason the town’s motto is: A Place for all Seasons.

If you’re thinking of moving to a place that has natural beauty and serenity you cannot beat Blairsville.  And it is a town that also offers, cultural and outdoor activities you can enjoy.   Blairsville real estate is sitting right there in the Blue Ridge Mountains for you to discover.  Now Georgia’s best kept secret is out.