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With modern amenities such as the highest broadband access anywhere in the world and the excitement and services of the Atlanta lifestyle as close as 30 minutes, Dawson County life in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains is easy going, friendly, free of traffic and smog. Did you know that on a clear day, the skyline of Atlanta can be seen from several vantages in Dawson County?
Experience small town living and big city amenities. From the mountains to Lake Lanier, the charm of the county is in the exceedingly beautiful surroundings complimented by friendly and helpful residents with small town values and progressive awareness. Property taxes in Dawson County are about 50 percent lower than those in neighboring counties and the public school system is excellent, with a number of schools winning awards of merit.
Although included in the Atlanta MSA, according to the 2010 Census the city of Dawsonville has a population of 2536 residents and, in 2011, the Dawson county population estimate was 22,459. However, including the surrounding counties of Cherokee, Fanin, Forsyth, Gilmer, Hall, Lumpkin, and Pickens, the labor force swells to 352K plus add that of nearby North Atlanta. When considering the radius population, there are 224,540 people within 15 miles, 1,203,636 within 30 miles and 5,006,598 within 50 miles.
Local activities span golfing to secluded mountain hiking or exciting white watering and exceptional Premium Outlet shopping. Seasonal activities include fairs and festivals plus the credible summer or winter diversions at Lake Lanier and Atlanta’s professional sports. Combine the Atlanta amenities of major touring performance concerts and theater, museums, the zoo, international airport, fine dining and the possibilities are endless.
To visit the Dawson County economic development site, click here.