Enjoy the small-town feel of this “little-big-city” county while reaping the benefits of a high quality of life. Nestled about 50 miles northeast of Downtown Atlanta, historic Hall County rests beside such natural splendors as the Blue Ridge Mountains and Lake Lanier. With more parks than any county in the nation, Hall makes outdoor enjoyment a priority. Gainesville is the county seat, and it offers employment in the agricultural, industrial, medical, educational and recreational fields.
Brenau University, University of North Georgia and Lanier Technical College all find a home in the county. Braselton stretches into Hall, as well as Gwinnett and Jackson counties, and provides access to unique locales like Château Élan Winery and Resort and Road Atlanta, which hosts world-class events like the Petit Le Mans. Learn more about Hall County by visiting, hallcounty.org.
The Town of Clermont, made up of less than 500 residents, hosts the Clermont Days Festival annually, a family-friendly festival with delicious food, children's activities, live music and great arts and crafts.
Flowery Branch marries small-town appeal and sensibilities with big city amenities. The proud home of the Atlanta Falcons, it is located near Lake Lanier for outdoor enjoyment year-round and its quaint downtown transports visitors to times long past with quality antique shops and lots of local history.
The county seat of Hall County, Gainesville is located 50 miles northeast of Atlanta in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and surrounded on three sides by Lake Lanier. It is the largest of six cities in Hall with a population of more than 35,000, but as the business hub for northeast Georgia, Gainesville’s daytime population is estimated at more than 100,000.
Lula is in both Hall and Banks counties in metro Atlanta and invites residents and visitors alike to zip through the trees at North Georgia Canopy Tours, play disc golf or enjoy the outdoors at Rafe Banks Park. Plan to attend the popular annual RailRoad Days festival in May.
Nestled between the Interstate 985 corridor and the tree-lined shores of Lake Lanier, Oakwood honors the city’s rich heritage while moving into a prosperous and well-planned future. The city’s master plan, “Oakwood 2030,” supports the Vision 2030 goals for Hall County to become a community of towns with an underlying theme based on wellness-oriented living through the protection of green space and creation of attractive streetscapes, walking trails and bike paths.