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Blue Ridge Georgia Country Real Estate "No One Knows Blue Ridge Like We Do"

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If You're Lucky Enough to Live in God's Country, You're Lucky Enough®



Looking for a vacation home that generates income? Call us! We specialize in helping find you just the right cabin to maximize rental potential and provide an awe-inspiring haven for you and your family in the mountains.


Welcome to John Foster Realty, your source for North Georgia Real Estate.

Where else in the world can you.......

    Enjoy thousands of acres of untamed forest as your neighbor?

    Go to a drive-in movie after exploring the countryside on the scenic railway?

    Search for 'Fairy Crosses' after visiting a secluded waterfall?

Blue Ridge, Georgia is where! Step back in time. Buy or rent an exquisite cabin overlooking the vast Cohutta Wilderness Area, the largest game preserve east of the Mississippi River, which appears essentially the same as it did hundreds of years ago. Make your trip memorable with a ride on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, then take-in a modern movie at the old-time Swan Drive-In Theater. Don't forget to stop by our Country Real Estate office in Morganton before beginning your sightseeing excursion of historic Highway 60.  Once you arrive, you might want to stay awhile......

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Surrounded by three National Forests, the Chattahoochee, the Nantahala and the Cherokee, North Georgia remains unspoiled due to an abundance of U.S.F.S. & Wildlife Management lands, leaving nearly half of Fannin County untouched! With plenty of space for all types of outdoor activities, your investment in the Blue Ridge Mountains is literally enhanced by thousands of acres of protected forests. The strikingly beautiful and timeless mountain ranges attract many people who seek tranquility.

Fannin County can be found in the northernmost area of Georgia.  Located in the Tri-State area which includes Tennessee and North Carolina, Blue Ridge is perfectly positioned about 90 minutes from Atlanta or Chattanooga. About half of the homes are retirement or weekend get-away cabins.

Lake Blue Ridge is known for its sparkling blue waters and exceptional fishing. The many rivers of the region, running clear and clean, offer whitewater rafting, fishing and pure enjoyment for the river enthusiast. With over 550 miles of DNR Trout waters, Fannin County is Georgia's Official "Trout Capitol". We have a superb school system known for its academics, dedicated high school band and sports programs. Fannin Regional Hospital and the Riverstone Medical Campus offer a wide range of state of the art medical services.

Blue Ridge and the surrounding community buzz with activity ~ Fairs, car shows, craft displays, harvest sales, musical gatherings, art festivals like "Arts in the Park", the Blue Ridge Community Theatre and Blue Ridge Scenic Railway.  Blue Ridge is now an official "Trail Town". This area is also rich with antique shops and restaurants open all year round.

With very reasonable property taxes, a low cost-of-living and notable Southern hospitality, it's easy to spend a weekend or lifetime here.

The professionals at John Foster Realty have served the real estate needs of North Georgia for almost 50 years. After decades of continuous membership in the National Association of Realtors, John was recently awarded Realtor Emeritus status. Born and raised in Fannin, the Foster Family takes pride in the rich history of the area and their knowledge of the real estate market.

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Blue Ridge offers a unique mountain lifestyle where arts, culture and conveniences are just around the corner, but solitude is at your doorstep.

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Blue Ridge Information:


Total population 12,363
Male population 5,844
Female population 6,519
Median age 50.00
Median age (male) 48.90
Median age (female) 51.40

Marital status (Number of people who have the following marital status)

Never married 1,962
Married 5,983
Separated 86
Widowed 841
Divorced 1,787

Population by age

Under 15 1,790
Age 15 to 24 1,028
Ages 25 to 44 2,457
Ages 45 to 64 3,106
Age 65 and over 3,982

Population mobility

Live in the same house as 1 year ago 11,123
Moved from abroad 0
Moved from a different state 349
Moved from the same county 268
Moved from the same state 494

Population by poverty level

Above poverty level 10,942
Below poverty level (daily income under $1.90/day) 1,118


White collar 3,524
Blue collar 1,252

Class of worker

Self employed 1,088
Private company 2,998
Not for profit company 62
Government workers 628


Total households 5,431
Family households 3,506
Non-family households 1,925
Households with children 1,283
Households without children 4,148
Average people per household 2.25

Education (Number of people who have achieved the following levels of education)

No high school 319
Some high school 4,519
Some college 2,856
Associate degree 1,045
Bachelors degree 1,347
Graduate degree 993


Average household income $70,642
Median household income $51,967
Median income under 25 $0
Median income 25-44 $53,374
Median income 45-64 $58,923
Median income over 65 $46,168

Housing occupancy

Housing units 8,645
Occupied housing units 5,431
Owner occupied units 3,739
Renter occupied units 1,692
Median housing costs per month $655
Median gross rent per month $644

Housing by year built

Year built median 1994
Built before 1939 320
Built between 1940 and 1949 225
Built between 1950 and 1959 279
Built between 1960 and 1969 494
Built between 1970 and 1979 801
Built between 1980 and 1989 1,499
Built between 1990 and 1999 1,653
Built between 2000 and 2009 2,467
Built after 2010 907

Housing mortgage situation

Houses with mortgage 1,668
Houses without mortgage 2,071
Median value with mortgage $210,200
Median value without mortgage $236,700
Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the 2021 American Community Survey and is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed. No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.
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