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Hall County, Georgia
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Enjoy the small-town feel of this “little-big-city” county while reaping the benefits of a high quality of life in Hall County. Nestled about 50 miles northeast of Downtown Atlanta, this historic county rests beside such natural splendors as the Blue Ridge Mountains and Lake Lanier, two of north Georgia’s most beautiful areas in the state. With its beginning in 1818, it is named for Dr. Lyman Hall, signer of the Declaration of Independence and later a governor of Georgia.
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, the University of North Georgia and Lanier Technical College also all find a home in the county. Braselton stretches into the county, as well as Gwinnett and Jackson counties, and provides access to unique locales like Château Élan Winery and Resort and Road Atlanta, which is an upscale replica French chateau that hosts world-class events like the Petit Le Mans and is set in 3,500 acres of vineyards and grounds off Interstate 85.
Learn more about Hall County Government and the services it offers residents by also visiting hallcounty.org.
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Hall County Cities
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.