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Old 01-28-2009, 08:27 AM
 
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The title says it all. We love mountains, deep dark woods, mossy rocks, waterfalls, streams, wildlife, peace, quiet, stars and an idyllic lake setting. Don't care if it is populated or isolated. Looking for our life long "dream" residence. We don't have to be on the lake, just in the vicinity. My hubby wants at least 10 acres. I love to flower garden and someday would like horses. Any ideas appreciated!
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Old 01-28-2009, 09:32 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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I have two uncles that reside on either side of Lake Chatuge in the Blue Ridge/Hiawassee area. It is absolutely breathtaking, and you couldn't dynamite them out of there.

www.lakechatugelife.com
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Old 01-28-2009, 12:04 PM
 
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Are you wanting a place to call home or just buying a place to have land? I've noticed your on all the forums of every state looking to buy mountain land and yet your still wanting to purchase a bunch of land in Florida. Are you looking for a place to call home or just buying up a bunch of property?
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Old 01-28-2009, 05:37 PM
 
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Looking to find our final resting place. My hubby wants to be in Alabama near his fam/friends, my parents want us in North Georgia, and I want to be in the Smokies. I have a lot of people to please! Let alone my 4 kids that all have their opinion. In my dream world, I would move to Washington State or Alaska, but that is not going to happen realistically. I wish I had the money to buy land in each spot! Just doing a lot of research right now.
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Old 01-28-2009, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Triangle, North Carolina
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Looking to find our final resting place. My hubby wants to be in Alabama near his fam/friends, my parents want us in North Georgia, and I want to be in the Smokies. I have a lot of people to please! Let alone my 4 kids that all have their opinion. In my dream world, I would move to Washington State or Alaska, but that is not going to happen realistically. I wish I had the money to buy land in each spot! Just doing a lot of research right now.
Heather, Some good and bad. Lovin' Decatur hit the nail on the head regarding the area. You cannot beat areas in the following counties in N.GA
Fannin, Union, Towns, Rabun, and Lumpkin.

Bad news, I noticed the area in your sentence highlighted, money.
Nice areas in N.GA and with anything in the realm of 10 acres is going to cost many many dollars. Some locations in Young Harris and Blue Ridge can head north of 700k.
Over the last few years, mountain land or North Georgia property has been in high demand and still is. All one needs to do is travel Rt 52 on a nice clear day and you will see why.
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Old 01-29-2009, 10:31 PM
 
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If you can live a little south of the mountains, foothills, say around Clarksville or Cornelia, you might find some good buys and you are an hour, maybe less, from the mountains you love. Having lived in the Hiawassee area for a couple of years, the area, though gorgeous, was too hard to deal with for yard work etc. Flat land up there is a premium. We moved back further to the south, but only 2 hours away.

All the best with your plans and dreams.
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Old 01-30-2009, 01:46 PM
 
Location: North Georgia
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I live in Young Harris, which is right between Blairsville and Hiawasse. If you know where to look you can still find affordable land here. Now, ten acres will set you back considerably in this area, I'll tell you that right now. But, if you're willing to downsize on the acreage a home here is very attainable in my opinion.
Now, you mentioned having four kids. I would definitely look into buying in Union county so they can attend that school system. Towns county, which is the school system for Hiawassee leaves a lot to be desired as far as education and enrichment . I can tell you more about the school systems if you want, just DM me.
Union county has all the same scenery and also has a lake, it's not really different at all, Hiawassee is just a little smaller and a little more rural.
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