Gainesville Real Estate
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Gainesville, which is located within Hall County, is surrounded by the Chattahoochee National Forest, the 38,000-acre Lake Sidney Lanier and overlooks the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Gainesville is home to Brenau University and has an historic and revitalized downtown with over 50 shops, restaurants and galleries. Year-round activities include the Mule Camp Market, an autumn festival showcasing mountain arts and crafts; Art in the Square; a summer farmers’ market; music festivals; Christmas Open House; and the Brenau BBQ Championship. Also, schoolchildren enjoy seeing plants and animals indigenous to the region at the Elachee Nature Science Center and many people enjoy playing golf at the Chattahoochee Golf Club.
Northeast Georgia Medical Center is based in Gainesville, offers first-class healthcare services to 13 counties in northeast Georgia and is recognized as the best hospital in Georgia for cardiac care. The medical center has more than 500 physicians serving the region as Gainesville and Hall County’s economies continue to grow and thrive. The labor market is now comprised of approximately 750,000 workers. Some of the top employers are Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Fieldale Farms, Kubota Manufacturing of America, Wrigley, SKF, ZF Industries, Alkermes Pharmaceutical, Lake Lanier Islands Resort and public and private schools. Retail is also growing with Lakeshore Mall in Gainesville, Stonebridge Village Shopping Center in South Hall and new retail development at New Holland Market and Beechwood Crossing.
Gainesville has many historic residential and commercial properties, which are on the National Register of Historic Places. The area’s average home purchase price is $131,150. However, custom-built homes on Lake Lanier in the City of Gainesville, and throughout Hall County, range in price from $300,000 to several million dollars. The City of Gainesville’s population is 35,000 and the Gainesville City School District has over 4,400 students, who are primarily served by Hall County schools.