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Clarkesville, GA

The county seat of Habersham County, Clarksville, Georgia is a city surrounded by fields and forests. It is probably most well-known for being the home of the Miles Through Time Automotive Museum and the Chattahoochee Mountain Fair. Clarksville expertly mixes urban and rural, and offers both a multitude of retail opportunities as well as gorgeous, private forested properties.

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Clarkesville Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $650K
Lowest Price $115K
Highest Price $5.5M
Total Listings 110
Avg. Days On Market 68
Avg. Price/SQFT $246

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Situated by the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains is the city of Clarkesville. A mixture of untouched forest and small-town life, Clarkesville is a quiet and quaint escape from fast-paced urban centers. The city is surrounded by rivers, forests, and farmland, as well as a multitude of small lakes. Clarkesville provides the idyllic atmosphere that is perfect for summer vacationers, retirees, and even families.

The real estate market in Clarkesville encompasses both suburban-like Craftsman style homes and secluded cabins. As many make the move to this region of Georgia for the rural, forest lifestyle, and so the latter are quite desirable. Unlike some other cities in Northern Georgia, the Clarksville real estate market offers a lot of home at much more affordable price points. 

Consisting primarily of single-family homes (with a select number of townhomes located in the city center), Clarkesville sees a lot of variation in architectural style. Homes for sale can range quite significantly in design and include Farmhouse, Craftsman, Ranch, Cabin, and Cape Cod styles. Construction dates and price points also vary, and a number of new developments are popping up in the area. New construction homes in Clarkesville are typically built in Craftsman or other similar Traditional styles, and are typically priced around $300,000 to $500,000.

Both new construction properties and older properties can have a single or multi-story floor plan. Square footage is also quite generous, with bungalows starting at over 1,000 square feet and multi-story homes starting at 2,200 square feet. Of course, this changes from property to property, with a significant portion of the homes on the market soaring over those numbers. Acreage is also a factor, and many homes have significant land attached to the homes themselves.

One of the more appealing features of Clarkesville is the views; Its mountain location means that homes for sale can be located on long, rural roads, and can overlook the city. There are also opportunities to own a riverfront home. Some new subdivisions, such as Rockford Farm, have one of the major selling features as mountain views or waterfront locations—plus, of course, modern interior upgrades. 

Luxury homes in Clarkesville are more often the picturesque cabin style homes that are associated with this area. Private docks, generous square footage and acreage, and exceptional views are just a few of the features of a luxury waterfront home in this city.

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Clarkesville Highlights & Amenities

With a population of under 2,000, Clarkesville is a small city—but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t great amenities for residents. Beyond its intimate charm and beautiful scenery, Clarkesville is home to the Mile Through Time Automotive Museum (which showcases vintage cars) and the Chattahoochee Mountain Fair. The fair happens every year at the start of September, and has rides, games, food, and other kinds of entertainment for the entire family to enjoy.

The city’s shops and restaurants (both local and large chains) are found along Washington Street/GA-17 (Old Historic U.S. 441). This includes everything from thrift stores to banks, fast food restaurants to gift shops. There are two main commercial areas, one in the north end and one in the south end. The north end is also home to the Clarkesville Library and Pitts Park, which is a large green space with a playground for the kids. 

Other points of interest around Clarkesville include the city’s bowling alley, the Ruby C. Fulbright Aquatic Center, and Mauldin House (a historic home and property located on Jefferson Street). Henderson Falls Park, the Lake Russell State Wildlife Management Area, and Mossy Creek State Park are just some of the region’s large preserves that offer hiking, camping, kayaking, swimming, and more. 

The closest community to Clarkesville is Demorest, which is located four miles to the south. Toccoa is found eastward, while Sautee Nacoochee and Helen are a few miles northwest.

Clarkesville: Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How did Clarkesville, GA get its name?
A. Clarkesville was named after the North Carolina General and politician, John C. Clarke. He was the son of Elijah Clarke, who was a Revolutionary hero.

Q. How long has the Chattahoochee Mountain Fair been happening?
A. The Chattahoochee Mountain Fair has been a fun, family event since 1975.

Q. When was Mauldin House built?
A. Mauldin House (which also goes by “Little Pink Cottage”) was built in 1820. It was once located on East Water Street, but was later moved to Jefferson Street.

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