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Blairsville, GA

The county seat of Union County, Blairsville is a small city located at the southern tip of Lake Nottely. This quaint, Georgia community is known for its multitude of events and festivals (which happen year-round), as well as the beautiful mountains in the area, such as Brasstown Bald. Blairsville, Georgia offers residents a desirable, small-town feel with beautiful cabin and ranch properties throughout.

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Blairsville Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $518K
Lowest Price $82.5K
Highest Price $2.3M
Total Listings 268
Avg. Days On Market 64
Avg. Price/SQFT $269

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With the nickname, “City of Mountains”, Blairsville is a gorgeous Northern Georgia community situated in the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is located at the base of Brasstown Bald, which is the highest point of elevation in the state, as well as at the edge of Lake Nottely. The Blairsville real estate market comprises gorgeous ranch style homes and quaint cabins, many of which are tucked away into the mountainside and provide exceptional views. Blairsville is a great option for those searching for a rustic vacation spot, or for those looking for year-round, small-town living. 

Homes in Blairsville encompass a wide range of construction dates, price points, and property features. From Craftsman style homes to cabins with their distinctive wrap-around porches, this city offers a bit of choice for homebuyers—although the latter is the more popular home design. As Blairsville combines forest, mountain, and lake properties, cabins are a highly-desirable home style, which is also quite typical of surrounding cities and towns.

While older properties do tend to be priced slightly lower, price range (which varies significantly) depends more on location than other features. It is not uncommon for lower priced homes to come equipped with ample acreage, multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, and modern interior upgrades. Of course, this is on a home-by-home basis. Regardless, Blairsville also provides many opportunities to purchase land, or purchase a home that needs some renovating, which could be ideal for those who have a specific home (their dream home) in mind.

Luxury homes come up less often on the Blairsville market, but offer potential buyers a lot of exclusive features. It is not uncommon for a luxury home for sale to be between 3,000 and 5,000 square feet, with some properties soaring over 6,000. Then, of course, is the property itself, and luxury homes for sale in Blairsville tend to be located on secluded roads on very large, often forested, lots. All the modern amenities one might desire can be found in these homes, with some of the most highly-desired properties being located on the waterfront or overlooking the mountainside. Construction dates and home style range, and each luxury home has its own unique charm.

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Blairsville Highlights & Amenities

Blairsville epitomizes Northern Georgia living. As a small city, this area features a lot of sought-after amenities, including shops, restaurants, schools, and even Butternut Creek Golf Course. Residents of Blairsville love the area for its rich landscape and opportunities for outdoor recreation. 

While much of the city’s retail and dining options are found off of the Young Harris Highway (U.S. Route 76), the downtown area of Blairsville is found along Young Harris Street, which centers upon the Union County Historical Courthouse. This is where many of the small, local businesses are located. Chain stores and restaurants, as well as grocery stores, are situated along the major roads. 

Blairsville is also home to the Mountain Life Museum, the Union County Public Library, and four schools: Union County Primary School, Union County Elementary School, Union County Middle School, and Union County High School (which includes a football field, a sports complex, and the Union County Schools Fine Arts Center).

Outside of the city, residents and vacationers can take advantage of this scenic location, and take part in a number of outdoor recreation activities, including off-roading, hiking, disc golf, boating, and so much more. 

Just to the west is the small community of Youngstown. To the northeast is Young Harris and Brasstown Bald. The vast expanse of the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests are located just south of Blairsville.

Blairsville: Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is there to do in Blairsville, GA?
A. Blairsville is a beautiful city perfect for nature-lovers. Its downtown, called Blairsville Square, is home to unique shops and restaurants—including the oldest diner in the county, Hole In The Wall.

Q. Is Lake Nottely good for fishing?
A. Lake Nottely, the area’s gorgeous reservoir, is a great spot for fishing. Other popular activities include swimming, boating, and camping.

Q. How did Blairsville get its name?
A. Blairsville was originally a significant site during the gold rush, but its name itself comes from James Blair, a soldier in the Revolutionary War and politician.

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