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Welcome to Northeast Georgia

Home to nearly 200,000 people, Gainesville & Hall County, Ga., is filled with abundant opportunity and strong community spirit, making it the perfect place to live, work and play. It’s been called the Queen City, the Poultry Capital, and the Hospitality Capital of the World – but its breathtaking scenic beauty, endless opportunities for fun and recreation, thriving economic environment, family friendly culture and incredible location are why so many residents and businesses like to call it home. And, after exploring all Gainesville & Hall County has to offer, we hope you will too.

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Incredible Location

Situated 45 minutes northeast of Atlanta and 45 minutes northwest of Athens, Gainesville-Hall County sits on the shores of Lake Lanier and at the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains, making it the perfect location to enjoy all north Georgia has to offer. We’re also just down the road from some of the southeast’s most popular destinations.

Life in Gainesville

Gainesville combines Southern, small-town charm with exceptional outdoor recreation, a thriving arts community, an amazing variety of restaurants, a strong retail presence, top-notch education programs, world-class medical facilities, a moderate climate, and limitless opportunities to plug-into the local community. You might be surprised at all Gainesville & Hall County has to offer, and whatever you’re into is within reach.

4.2% Cost of living is 4.2% lower than the national average
$51,202 Median household income of $51,202
$159,400 $159,400 median home price
700 700 miles of shoreline on Lake Lanier
5 5 golf courses
45+ More than 45 parks
69.7ºF Temperate Climate 69.7 degrees average high
1 of 50 One of the 50 fastest growing metros in the U.S.
#1 #1 State for Business (5 years in a row)
18 Thriving industry: 18 Georgia companies made Fortune 500 in 2016
  • “I came because of my family and the location, but I stayed because of the opportunities I have here.”

    Erine Raybon-Rojas, MD
    Internal Medicine
    Northeast Georgia Medical Center

A Great Place to Call Home

In addition to its scenic beauty, charm and ample amenities, Gainesville-Hall County is a diverse and tight-knit community where you can easily find your tribe and create long-lasting friendships. With an affordable cost of living and a variety of housing opportunities, our community is a place where you can quickly and easily plant your roots. And, with new restaurants, retailers, and housing options under construction on the Gainesville square, the area is quickly transforming into an even more vibrant hub for social activity.

The housing options are vast – with family-friendly neighborhoods just minutes from the hospital, homes on the lake, acreage in the country, master-planned golf communities, family-friendly developments with great amenities, and plenty of apartments and townhomes close to the heart of the city.

Chattahoochee Country Club is the area’s premier family-focused, member-owned private club with amenities such as fitness, tennis, golf, dining and newly renovated aquatic center complete with waterslides, a spray ground and junior Olympic pool.

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Top Notch Education

Hall County is home to two public school systems, several private schools, a public university, a private university and a technical college. In addition, it sits just north of Gwinnett County, home to the largest school system in the state and is an hour’s drive from eight other major universities.

Hall County School System
Gainesville City School System
Lakeview Academy
Riverside Military Academy
Gwinnett County Public Schools
Buford City Schools
Brenau University
University of North Georgia
Lanier Technical College

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