North Georgia Real Estate

A Brief History

The first real estate in Georgia was land ceded by the Cherokee and Creek Indians, and doled out under a headright system to Revolutionary War soldiers as payment for their service. The original plots were 200-acre parcels granted in 1783. Corruption ensued, as legislators were giving away more land than was available. The government ended this fraudulent system in 1795, and developed a land lottery system to distribute the acreage. Union County was formed as a result of one lottery in 1832.

At the time of its creation, Union County, Georgia was one of the most isolated places in the state. Railroads built after the Civil War helped open up the area, as did the first paved road completed in 1926. North Georgia remained a remote and rural area until 1991, when the Zell Miller Mountain Parkway (Highway 515) was completed. It allowed residents and tourists to easily drive from the mountains to Atlanta, and small towns like Blairsville, Blue Ridge and Hiawassee became popular tourist destinations and desirable retirement places.

Sources: The New Georgia Encyclopedia and Our Georgia History.

For Sale

North Georgia real estate has come a long way in the last 200 years, but pristine parcels and beautiful homes with established landscaping are still available. The following properties are for sale in Union and Towns County, Georgia. Click an image to see more photos and a complete description.

Blairsville, GA Estate

Blairsville Estate: $399,000

Stunning 6-Bedroom home on 7.7 acres near town. MUST-SEE...

Hiawassee, GA Lot

Hiawassee Mountain View Lot: $67,000

2.5 Acre Lot with panoramic mountain view...

13.6-Acre Parcel For Sale

Blairsville 13.6-Acre Parcel: $6,000 per acre

Lush Mull Valley acreage at a bargain price...

Blairsville, GA Commercial Property

Blairsville Commercial Property: $299,000

Income-producing property available as whole or separate...

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