Real Estate News, Georgia

Great News from Big Canoe in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Big Canoe long range mountain views
Published on April 13, 2017

Here’s good news to cheer about from Big Canoe located in one of the most affordable mountain towns near Atlanta. Big Canoe real estate sales are up 42% over 2016, which was the community's best year since 2006. Resale home transactions are up 25% over 2016, which was the community's best year in history for home resales. Developer lots, preferred builder homes, preferred builder home sites, and resale home sites sales are all up from 2016.

Big Canoe continues to see enhanced traffic in both quantity and quality, with optimistic signs that the trend will continue throughout 2017. By those numbers, it seems that homes are going fast here in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Atlanta. 

Did you know beginning in April and running through May, property owners can enjoy a two-month trial of any amenity at a 50% discount?The amenity trial program is only for Golf, Tennis or Fitness. Considering the 12-month obligation for all amenity programs, this is a great way to try what you like without making a commitment. And when the two-month trial is up, memberships can be canceled, or left to renew automatically at the regular rate.

Just one hour from Atlanta, and nestled in one of Georgia's most affordable mountain towns, Big Canoe in Jasper is an 8,000 acre mountain sanctuary. Featuring 3 different fresh water lakes, 3 waterfalls, and more than 20 miles of award winning hiking trails, you'll find a wonderful, private life here in the mountains near Atlanta. Whether you play Big Canoe golf, or like to spend your days fishing on the lake, its a great place to raise a family, or to stay active in retirement. Big Canoe also won 2017 Best Tennis Community of the Year.

There is also plenty to do at Big Canoe in the mountains near Atlanta. Highlights in and around Jasper include:

  • Visiting the local wineries and vineyards. Fainting Goat Vineyards and Sharp Mountain. The vineyards are two of the best in the region.
  • Eagle's Rest Park, for hiking, sightseeing and picnics
  • Horseback riding at Bent Tree Stables
  • Catch a play at Tater Patch Players Community Theatre in downtown Jasper
  • Enjoy delicious, southern meals at downtown Jasper restaurants

So what makes Jasper one of Georgia's most affordable mountain towns? Low taxes, lower food costs, lower medical care costs, to name a few. Yes, you can find homes in the under $200,000 but you can also find mid-range stunning mountain Big Canoe homes for sale. Here’s one in particular we find of interest this week:

1007 Summit Drive, Big Canoe, GA 30143 - 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths

This week, we’re featuring beautiful brand new construction from Big Canoe Building Group! With 3BR/3.5BA, you’ll love the high-end craftsman charm throughout, which includes shiplap walls, exposed cedarwood beams, a leathered granite kitchen island, zero-entry master shower, rough-sawn bar on the terrace level and an outdoor stacked-stone fireplace on the covered back porch.

If you happen to be in the area this week, stop in during the annual Big Canoe Easter Egg Hunt taking place between 10:30am and 1pm at the Wildcat Recreation Area. Later this month, the Big Canoe Chapel Women’s Guild’s Legacy of Caring Gala and Auction is taking place on April 29th 5:30pm-7:30pm. After dinner, bid on a wide range of live and silent auction items, including wine tastings, dinners, vacations, Braves tickets, art work and jewelry, and even white water rafting. Entertainment will be provided by world renowned, magician/comedian, Joe Turner, and live music will be by Big Canoe favorite, Bill Pound. Tickets, $75, include dinner with wine and are available from Big Canoe. Proceeds support charitable organizations in Pickens and Dawson counties whose primary focus is the well being of women and children.

There’s always something fun happening for families of all ages at this award winning mountain community. Why not explore Big Canoe real estate now, and play a round of Big Canoe golf. Spring is a lovely season to be in the Blue Ridge Mountains and if you act fast, you can catch the two-month amenity trial at half the normal rate.