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Contents
Meet the Commissioner.....................4 Calendar of Events..............................8 Contact Info & Numbers..................10 Real Estate Market ...........................12 Education & Schools........................20 Healthcare..........................................24 Community..........................................26 Business & Industry .........................28 Blairsville-Union County
Fun Facts .........................................32 Attractions & Recreation.................34 Arts & Culture ....................................42 Shopping & Dining............................44 Venues & Accommodations..............50 Membership Directory.....................51
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Butternut Creek Golf Course
I“Honey, What Do You Say We Move to the Mountains?”
It’s hard to imagine how many
times those words have been uttered over the years. But mountain dreams do come true! Whether it’s to raise a family, start a business or settle in to a more relaxing second half, folks who visit here tend to stay. Newcomers discover a way of life that seems almost too good to be true: Friendly, affordable, and as active or as laid back as you want to be.
Who’s Here May Surprise You
The diversity of people from all over who have moved here, especially over the last 20 years, adds an extra layer of welcome. You’ll find an eclectic mix of young retirees, free spirits, artists and young families, plus friendly locals and yes, a few good ol’ boys. Among your new neighbors, you’re almost certain to find someone from “back home.”
A Just-Right Mix
of Big and Small
Newcomers quickly discover a small- town way of life with just the right mix of big-city culture and conveniences. Among other things, you’ll find excellent healthcare, an incredible school system, a wide variety of arts and theater — plus recreational facilities that are the envy of our neighbors.
Best of all, the good life is affordable here! The cost of living is surprisingly low — Union County has the fifth lowest property tax rate in the state of Georgia. And who can put a price on the feeling of sunrise in the mountains? It turns out that coffee really does taste better with a view! Speaking of coffee, you can go from drinking a latte downtown to hik- ing a scenic waterfall, meandering a



















































































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