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Chattahoochee River, GA

Spanning 430 miles, the Chattahoochee River is the longest river in the state. Beginning in North Georgia, this river winds around several Blue Ridge Mountain communities, including Helen, Sautee Nacoochee, and Demorest, before veering westward. The Chattahoochee River acts as the border between Georgia and Alabama, eventually ending in Chattahoochee, Florida, and it provides Atlanta with much of its drinking water. Many choose to live on or near the river for its multitude of fishing, kayaking, river tubing, and rafting opportunities. 


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Chattahoochee River Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $789K
Lowest Price $85K
Highest Price $5M
Total Listings 45
Avg. Days On Market 42
Avg. Price/SQFT $232

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Despite its tremendous length, real estate on the bank of the Chattahoochee River is both limited and in especially high-demand. Northern Georgia is perhaps best known for its gorgeous cabin homes and its outdoor recreation, meaning that private, riverfront homes are a sought-after luxury. A number of the properties along the Chattahoochee River have been converted into hotels/Airbnbs or rental homes, which can be an additional source of income for interested owners. 

There is no one category that one can place Chattahoochee River homes into. Architecturally, homes for sale in this area of Northern Georgia typically encompass both cabin style homes and traditional cottages. Both of these styles can include both bungalows and multi-story homes, which custom builds frequently found in this region, as well.

The miles of riverfront is mostly untouched land, which includes farmland, rolling hills, and thick forest. Part of the desirability of a riverfront home is its privacy—and the Chattahoochee River offers just that. In areas such as Sautee Nacoochee, the riverfront region is primarily farmland, and most properties are located away from the community’s historic center (with very few exceptions, of course). 

Home features vary from property to property, but there are a few characteristics typical of the area. Cabins and cottages that are situated on the riverfront tend to have large decks for entertaining. Owners often have patio furniture, grills/barbecues (or even fire pits), and beautiful landscaping. Depending on the home, there may also be a walkway to the Chattahoochee River, with a private boat or kayak launch. 

Price point also varies, but generally riverfront (and by extension, all waterfront) homes are higher in price on account of their private locations and spectacular views. Acreage is a defining factor, although many of the homes for sale have generous lot sizes—usually about 3 acres and upwards. Luxury homes (priced upwards of a million dollars) are also commonly found on the Chattahoochee River.

Chattahoochee River Highlights & Amenities

There’s much to love with a Chattahoochee River home. Nature-lovers will enjoy the quiet, forest lifestyle, elevated by the ambiance of the river. While river access is always just steps away, there are many opportunities to discover other kinds of outdoor recreation close by. The North Georgia communities around the Chattahoochee River include Helen, Sautee Nacoochee, Clarkesville, Cleveland, and Demorest

The Chattahoochee River itself begins in the mountains in Northern Georgia. A preserved, rural area, this region is home to hiking trails and the Upper Chattahoochee Campground. Horse Trough Falls and the nearby Appalachian Trail are two area highlights. Following the river southwards will yield more camping and hiking opportunities.

One of the most popular activities is river tubing and rafting. The Chattahoochee River has numerous spots where residents and visitors can launch from, although there are main spots in Scorpion Hollow and Helen. Riverfront homes that are located near the center of the town are quite desirable (especially in the case of Helen—a town modeled after Bavaria), for shops, restaurants, and entertainment are quite literally just steps away. 

Other Chattahoochee River highlights include area museums and historic buildings, such the Nacoochee Indian Mound and Hardman Historic Site. Ziplining is another popular area activity as well as fishing, kayaking, and hiking at the various parks (such as Mossy Creek State Park and the Buck Shoals Wildlife Management Area) on the riverfront.

Chattahoochee River: Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Can I swim in the Chattahoochee River?
A. Yes and no! Because the Chattahoochee River has areas with strong rapids, it is advisable to only swim in designated areas. It’s great for rafting, but can be dangerous for swimmers.

Q. What kind of fish can I catch in the Chattahoochee River?
A. The Chattahoochee River is home to many species of fish, including bass, trout, and catfish. Those interested in fishing in the river, however, must have a valid Georgia fishing license, and should review all rules and regulations beforehand.

Q. Is the Chattahoochee River cursed?
A. The Chattahoochee River and its tributaries have been the subject of many stories—especially Lake Lanier. The river itself, however, is said to be the home of a large, snake-like monster. While this is only a story, those finding themselves around the Chattahoochee River should be careful of the very real species of snakes that are native to the area.

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