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Big Canoe, GA

Big Canoe, Georgia is a gated community located in both Dawson County and Pickens County. It is home to a golf course, situated around Sconti Lake, and a marina, found on Lake Petit. Tight-knit and friendly, the community of Big Canoe also contains parks and event spaces, and is surrounded by miles of hiking trails. Residents of Big Canoe love the private, tranquil lifestyle this area provides.


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Big Canoe Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $752K
Lowest Price $300K
Highest Price $1.6M
Total Listings 32
Avg. Days On Market 66
Avg. Price/SQFT $253

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Those searching for luxury living just might find their dream home in Big Canoe. As a gated community, this area allows for additional privacy and tranquility, with homes situated on the region’s mountains. With a good mix of rental properties and year-round residents, this community is a great option for a range of buyers. 

The real estate market in Big Canoe is almost entirely composed of single-family homes—although there are also vacant lots for sale for those who wish to build their perfect forest cottage. In regards to architecture, most of the properties are Craftsman style cabins, with some of the most exclusive homes having waterfront views. Homes are custom built by a number of different builders, and new construction homes allow for a lot of customization. 

Big Canoe has a number of neighborhoods, and each offers something a little different. Audubon Ridge, for example, is a luxury neighborhood within Big Canoe, located in the heart of the community. Wildcat, as another example, is a large forest neighborhood that is continuously expanding, with many new construction homes on the market. 

Price point and home style do vary quite a bit. Big Canoe is home to a selection of “treetop” homes (forest bungalows with large windows—and excellent rental opportunity) that begin in the upper-$200,000 range, up to about $400,000. These picturesque little homes are uniquely round in design and are often located near the riverside. The majority of the homes for sale range between $500,000 and $800,000, and the appealing price point is a reason why Big Canoe is highly-desirable. 

Custom built homes in Big Canoe are also stunning on the inside. When it comes to square footage, properties typically range between 2,500 square feet and 3,500 square feet—although the luxury homes for sale are larger at 4,000 and upwards. Stone, wood beams, and vinyl siding are often used together in home exteriors for that traditional cabin/cottage feeling. Interiors lean into this style as well, with exposed beams, wood flooring, and fireplaces. Home in Big Canoe are the epitome of luxury, and often feature large, walk-in closets, stainless steel appliances, quartz or granite kitchen countertops, double vanity sinks in bathrooms, and even additional entertaining space (game rooms, office space, etc). New construction homes have also made efforts in sustainability, with low-energy appliances.

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Big Canoe Highlights & Amenities

With countless, resort-style amenities, Big Canoe truly is the perfect mountain getaway. The friendly, welcoming community is maintained by the property association. Year-round events and amenities make Big Canoe an exciting place to live, with the majority of the residents living here permanently. 

Big Canoe has its own private, gated entry and has three lakes: Lake Petit, Lake Sconti, and Lake Disharoon. The largest lake, Lake Petit, has a marina and a boat launch, as well as homes that line the waterfront. Big Canoe Beach Club is located on Disharoon, and is the perfect area for swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, and relaxing by the lakeside in the summertime. Right next door is the Big Canoe Wellness Center, which has a fitness center, sauna/spa, indoor squash and tennis courts, and indoor pool within its 17,000 square foot building.

The golf course at Big Canoe is another highlight. With 27-holes and dining opportunities at the Sconti Clubhouse, this is a favorite of residents and guests. Other amenities include the Big Canoe Racquet Club, which is the perfect spot for a game of tennis or racquetball, vast amounts of trails (including scenic hiking and jeep trails), and parks and playgrounds (located all throughout the community) for kids to enjoy. 

Outside of Big Canoe, residents can explore the wonders of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains. Hiking and biking trails, wine tasting, events, and more are found all around the area. The city of Jasper is located about 25 minutes west of Big Canoe, while the major city of Ellijay is about 40 minutes north.

Big Canoe: Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How did Big Canoe get its name?
A. Big Canoe’s history dates back thousands of years, but development really began in the early 20th century. The land changed hands many times throughout the years, before it was sold to the Byrne Corporation in 1987. This company founded Big Canoe Company, LLC.

Q. Does Big Canoe have HOA fees?
A. Big Canoe has a POA (Property Owners Association). Certain fees are required for use of the community amenities.

Q. Is Big Canoe closer to Blue Ridge or Atlanta?
A. Big Canoe is located roughly 55 minutes south of Blue Ridge, and 1 hour and 15 minutes north of downtown Atlanta (traffic depending, of course).

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