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Hiawassee, GA

The lakefront community of Hiawassee is found just a few miles from the North Carolina-Georgia border. This charming town, the county seat of Towns County, is recognized for its incredible mountain views, stunning scenery, and exclusive waterfront properties. Hiawassee is also home to the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, which hosts year-round events, but is most well-known for the Georgia Mountain Fair every summer.

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Aerial view over Hiawassee and lake during autumn sunset

Hiawassee Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $685K
Lowest Price $89K
Highest Price $5M
Total Listings 128
Avg. Days On Market 84
Avg. Price/SQFT $278

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The lakefront city of Hiawassee is a popular destination for passionate hikers, campers, boaters, and all other sorts of nature-lovers. Hiawassee is situated on Lake Chatuge and surrounded by the gorgeous Appalachian mountains. Its exclusive location makes for highly-desirable real estate—with many homes falling into the luxury category. 

When it comes to real estate in Hiawassee, the market is primarily single-family homes with a few condo and townhome properties. Many purchase a home in this area for vacation purposes, although there are also a significant number of buyers who have chosen to live here year-round. Regardless, Northern Georgia is known for its cabin style properties, and Hiawassee is no different.

Detached homes for sale are built in cabin or traditional (often Craftsman) styles. Wrap-around porches, stone and vinyl siding, and multiple levels are typical features of homes in this city. Some of the most desirable properties are located on the waterfront, and these tend to be luxury homes. While price point ranges, homes for sale in Hiawassee are priced a bit higher than other Northern Georgia cities because of how desirable the properties are—and with beautiful views and forested lots, it’s no wonder! 

Because of this Hiawassee's desirability, many do purchase real estate for its investment potential and/or as a rental property, and this includes the area’s condos and townhomes. Ranch style bungalows and multi-family homes are typically lower priced, and square footage can range from under 1,000 square feet to about 2,000.

The luxury homes for sale in Hiawassee are a sight to behold. With much more variety in architectural style (including modern, farmhouse, Craftsman, and more), these properties offer homebuyers expansive acreage and excellent locations—often right on the waterfront. Contemporary interior upgrades (although with a distinctive cabinlike flair) and private docks are typical of luxury homes in this city.

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Hiawassee Highlights & Amenities

Tucked away into the mountainside, Hiawassee may be a bit of a trek to get to, but does offer all of the amenities that one would expect. This city, although small in size, has a suburban feel to it. The vast majority of the town’s retail and dining options are located right on Main Street, and includes a mixture of local businesses and chains.

The downtown area is home to the local government buildings, a post office, and Hiawassee Town Square—a small green space with a gazebo. Just south of this area is the public boat launch, and to the north is the Hiawassee fruit and vegetable market. It is also just a short drive to Lake Chatuge Beach, the outdoor sports complex (with pickleball courts and baseball fields), and campgrounds. The Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds host the Georgia Mountain Fair annually, which is a big draw for visitors and Hiawassee residents alike. This is also the home of the Hamilton Rhododendron Gardens. 

Other area highlights include Lake Chatuge Recreation Area, which is found directly across the lake from Hiawassee. The Bell Mountain hiking trails are located east of the downtown area. Brasstown Bald, which is the mountain range’s highest peak, is also just a short drive southwest. Residents of Hiawassee enjoy the privacy that this community has to offer, as well as the hiking, fishing, camping, swimming, and boating opportunities. 

U.S. Route 76 takes commuters west to Young Harris and south to Macedonia. The city of Blairsville is located on the other side of Brasstown Bald.

Hiawassee: Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What does “Hiawassee” mean?
A. The area of Hiawassee was originally home to the Cherokee peoples, and the name “Hiawassee” comes from the word “Ayuhwasi”, which means “meadow.”

Q. Can I access the Appalachian Trail from Hiawassee, GA?
A. The Appalachian Trail can be accessed about halfway between Macedonia and Scorpion Hollow, at the Unicoi Gap. This is about a 15-minute drive south from downtown Hiawassee.

Q. How far is Hiawassee, GA from Atlanta?
A. Depending on the route, Hiawassee is about 110 miles north of Atlanta, which is just over a 2-hour drive by car.

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