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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 E. 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 E. Foster Realty have served the real estate needs of North Georgia for over 40 years. After four 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.

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


"No One Knows Blue Ridge Like We Do" 

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Mountain Properties


Blue Ridge Information:


Total population 12,108
Male population 5,750
Female population 6,358
Median age 50.60
Median age (male) 48.90
Median age (female) 50.70

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

Never married 2,010
Married 5,488
Separated 52
Widowed 1,070
Divorced 1,780

Population by age

Under 15 1,760
Age 15 to 24 1,162
Ages 25 to 44 2,191
Ages 45 to 64 3,478
Age 65 and over 3,517

Population mobility

Live in the same house as 1 year ago 10,699
Moved from abroad 50
Moved from a different state 316
Moved from the same county 234
Moved from the same state 642

Population by poverty level

Above poverty level 10,329
Below poverty level (daily income under $1.90/day) 1,365


White collar 3,623
Blue collar 1,194

Class of worker

Self employed 991
Private company 3,046
Not for profit company 127
Government workers 653


Total households 4,986
Family households 3,087
Non-family households 1,899
Households with children 1,178
Households without children 3,808
Average people per household 2.39

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

No high school 375
Some high school 4,278
Some college 3,114
Associate degree 870
Bachelors degree 1,126
Graduate degree Not available


Average household income $65,652
Median household income $51,111
Median income under 25 $0
Median income 25-44 $67,560
Median income 45-64 $60,481
Median income over 65 $39,093

Housing occupancy

Housing units 8,418
Occupied housing units 4,986
Owner occupied units 3,724
Renter occupied units 1,262
Median housing costs per month $633
Median gross rent per month $681

Housing by year built

Year built median 1993
Built before 1939 222
Built between 1940 and 1949 301
Built between 1950 and 1959 392
Built between 1960 and 1969 439
Built between 1970 and 1979 560
Built between 1980 and 1989 1,644
Built between 1990 and 1999 1,956
Built between 2000 and 2009 2,490
Built after 2010 414

Housing mortgage situation

Houses with mortgage 1,704
Houses without mortgage 2,020
Median value with mortgage $202,900
Median value without mortgage $202,800
Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the 2019 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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