Join with us as we enjoy the best of what the Southern Appalachian Mountains offer: clear rivers and streams, scenic mountain peaks and valleys, peaceful groves and meadows. Our area also can boast of an advantageous location with access to highly developed thoroughfares that connect us to the economic center of the South, as well as a nationally acclaimed university.
If you seek that relaxed, friendly, year-round-vacation lifestyle that’s not too far removed from metropolitan culture, then you’ve come home. Many newcomers choose our safe, quiet residential areas, not only because of our beautiful mountains, but also because of the wide range of employment opportunities, convenient access to quality educational facilities, shopping and community services only minutes away.
Lumpkin County’s growth can be attributed to families, retirees and second-home owners who have chosen to immerse themselves in our layered mountain vistas, pristine rivers, and Dahlonega’s historic public square. Our residents play hard and have ample facilities to participate in a variety of cultural, historical and leisure activities. From a thriving arts community, to impromptu mountain music, to gold panning, to phenomenal golf courses and other recreational venues, Lumpkin County residents enjoy their chosen community to the fullest.
Outdoor enthusiasts make this their prime destination for hiking, canoeing and kayaking, trout fishing, horseback riding, cycling, golf, mountain biking, four wheeling, and some of the most magnificent motorcycle rides in the country.
Dahlonega’s historic Square is the hub of the county’s thriving tourism industry. Residents enjoy the city’s charm as much as the visitors do. Connected by shaded, brick sidewalks, shops and galleries, restaurants, and entertainment spots fill our 19th-century buildings. It’s not unusual to hear musicians “jamming” on the Square and see artists with their sketch pads whiling away the pretty afternoons.
The University of North Georgia (UNG) is an attraction in and of itself, drawing thousands of students to the area every year, many of whom choose to stay upon graduation while others return again and again with their families for vacations, reunions, and possibly retirement. UNG also provides ample opportunities for lifelong learning for Lumpkin County’s adult population through a full menu of continuing education classes including traditional and online professional development courses, computer skills classes, and trade recertification.
Our scenic, unspoiled natural environment, hard-working people and pro-business attitude make this a place where businesses can prosper and families grow, with each aspect of the community reinforcing and supporting the other.
Lumpkin County residents and businesses escape the daily traffic and stress of metro-Atlanta while still reaping the rewards of proximity to the transportation hub of the Southeast. Lumpkin County offers the excellent quality of life you’ve dreamed about. It’s no wonder that U.S. News & World Report in 2007 chose Dahlonega as the third most economical retirement location in the country.
We at the Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber of Commerce proudly present this publication to help you learn more about our thriving community just north of Atlanta. This magazine includes information as basic as numbers to call to get the utilities connected at a new home, to information about Lumpkin County’s fine schools and medical facilities, to an overview of the economic strength of the area—all vital information if you are considering moving your family, your business and/or your employees to our area.
Please know that you can count on the staff here at the Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber of Commerce to assist you with any questions about Dahlonega and Lumpkin County or to direct you to one of our member businesses who can best meet your needs. We invite you to make yourself at home in Lumpkin County, to contribute to this vibrant community and to enjoy its bounty. Please allow us to help you call Dahlonega-Lumpkin County your home.