A Relocation Specialist Guide: Moving to North Georgia

A Relocation Specialist Guide: Moving to North Georgia

  • Laura Elleby
  • 05/4/23

If you could envision your perfect life right now, what would it look like? For many, it would be waking up every morning to panoramic mountain views, surrounded by lush pine trees and pristine lakes. The only noise you would hear would be the sound of nature right outside your window. Rush hour would be a thing of the past, and the closest thing you would experience to a traffic jam would be getting to and from town during a seasonal festival. If this laidback, tranquil lifestyle sounds appealing, look no further than North Georgia. 

Nestled at the southern peaks of the Appalachian Mountains, North Georgia has some of the most beautiful mountain towns you will find anywhere in the country, especially in Fannin County and Gilmer County. Many of these scenic mountain communities are just a short drive to some of Georgia's most naturally beautiful sites, including the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest and Springer Mountain, the starting point of the famed Appalachian Trail. It also boasts some of the region's best wineries and breweries. North Georgia truly has something for everyone. And with remote work becoming more readily available, there's never been a better time to move to North Georgia. 

Why you need a relocation specialist 

Once you have decided to move to North Georgia, you will need to find the perfect community to settle down in. With so many wonderful mountain towns in the region, how do you know where to start? First and foremost, you will need to team up with a relocation specialist to help you navigate the local market.

So, what is a relocation specialist, and how will working with one help you find your dream home? 

A relocation specialist is an experienced real estate agent specializing in real estate transactions in your local area. They also help buyers handle many of the practical details that come with moving to a brand-new area, such as recommending local service providers and offering additional resources to their clients. Their mission is to make your move to a new area as seamless and worry-free as possible. By working with a relocation specialist, you are teaming up with a trusted agent who will go above and beyond to ensure you find the right home in your ideal community. 

North Georgia communities

If you have never lived in North Georgia, one of the biggest challenges is deciding which amazing area to move to. North Georgia has no shortage of charming small towns where you can experience the best of mountain living. 

How do you know which community is right for you? The best way to figure that out is to explore for yourself. Spend as much time as you can in some of the different towns in Fannin County, especially when special events and festivals are on the calendar. No matter the time of year, there's always something to look forward to! 

By exploring the different communities, you can discover your new favorite restaurants or meet your future neighbors. Need more insight into the area? Your real estate agent is a wealth of information about the local area! Choosing the right community can be overwhelming, but knowing more about some of the area's most prominent towns could help you narrow down your search. 

Mineral Bluff

Are you searching for that quintessential small-town charm in the heart of the mountains? Look no further than Mineral Bluff. From its rustic railroad depot to its historic post office, being in Mineral Bluff feels like you have stepped into a storybook, thanks to its village charm and stunning mountain views. 

Located just outside Blue Ridge, Mineral Bluff is a tiny, tranquil town with less than 250 residents to its name. Mineral Bluff is known for having the best mineral springs in the region and is considered one of North Georgia's hidden gems. And with its proximity to Long Creek Falls, Long Range Mountains, and the Tallulah Gorge State Park, Mineral Bluff is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts.

Area attractions

  • Grumpy Old Men Brewing
  • Fannin Brewing Company
  • Long Creek Falls 
  • Mineral Bluff Depot
  • Ron Henry Horseshoe Bend Park  

Blue Ridge

When you think of living in North Georgia, chances are that Blue Ridge immediately comes to mind. That's because Blue Ridge is one of North Georgia's liveliest communities, featuring some of the region's most incredible events and festivals. Heat things up at the Blue Ridge Fire and Ice Chili Cookoff, where you can try award-winning chili while marveling at impressive ice sculptures. The Fire and Ice Chili Cookoff is just one of the numerous fun-filled events held throughout the year.

If you love fishing, grab your fishing rods and reels. Blue Ridge is one of the country's premier trout fishing destinations, especially in April when they host Blue Ridge Troutfest & Outdoor Adventures, one of the biggest celebrations in town. Blue Ridge also has many concerts and live shows throughout the year. No matter what you're into, you will find it in Blue Ridge. 

Area attractions

  • Blue Ridge Park
  • Blue Ridge Community Theater
  • Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Center
  • Mercier Orchards
  • Old Toccoa Farm


Outdoor serenity takes many forms in North Georgia, but if your idea of peace involves being out on the water, then Morganton is the right community for you. With its majestic rolling hills and tranquil blue waters, Morganton has some of Georgia's most spectacular waterfront properties. Wake up every morning to beautiful lakefront views. You could sit out on your patio with a hot cup of coffee, listen to the loons on the water, or take out your fishing boat and cast your line. Morganton's lakes are known for their many varieties of fish, including trout, whitefish, and perch. If you prefer water sports, spend a day at Morganton Point Recreation Area. Whether you're passionate about fishing, kayaking, or water skiing, Morganton is the perfect summer getaway for water enthusiasts. 

That said, being out on the water isn't the only way to relieve stress in Morganton. It's also the perfect place to get an adrenaline rush — especially if you love driving. Did you know Morganton is one of the few places you can drive a tank? It's true. At Tank Town USA, you can not only drive a tank, but you can also (legally) run over cars! So whether you prefer to be on the water or driving a tank, there's something for everyone in Morganton.

Area attractions

  • Morganton Point Recreation Area
  • Lake Blue Ridge
  • Tank Town USA
  • Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
  • Serenberry Vineyards

Find your dream home in North Georgia

Are you ready to make your move to North Georgia? Whether you're searching for homes for sale in Blue Ridge or Morganton cabins, you need to team up with a relocation specialist who can help you easily navigate the local market — you need trusted Realtor Laura Elleby on your side. With many years of industry experience and local market expertise backing her, Laura is your trusted resource in North Georgia real estate. Laura proudly serves buyers and sellers in Mineral Bluff, Blue Ridge, Morganton, and the surrounding area. If you're ready to begin your house hunt, contact Laura today!

*Header photo courtesy of Laura Elleby

Work With Laura

Looking for a new home in Blue Ridge or selling a prized property in Morganton or Mineral Bluff? With my expertise as a seasoned realtor, I guide buyers in uncovering their dream homes amidst the captivating landscapes of Blue Ridge, while also assisting sellers in Morganton and Mineral Bluff to find the perfect buyer for their esteemed real estate. For a streamlined, enriching property buying or selling journey, don't hesitate to get in touch. Together, we'll make your real estate aspirations come to life!

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