Explore Blairsville, GA
By Karyn Smith Woody
(Harry Norman Realtors)
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It's MOVIE TIME at the BLAIRSVILLE CINEMA                                                                      The Blairsville Cinema reopened under new ownership last year and is now the place to go for new movies in Blairsville, GA. The cinema has new movies come out every Friday and has full service concessions. Tickets are very reasonably priced! Blairsville Cinema owners Linda, Donald, and Jason Lingerfelt are excited to announce that the Blairsville Cinema is completely remodeled. It has all new seating and a fresh new look. Linda says, "We want it to be a safe environment where families can go see a movie without leaving Union County. It will be something fun to do close to home." Blairsville Cinemaoffers a complete concession stand with delicious popcorn, candy, soft drinks, an...
By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
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  At 4,784 feet above mean sea level, Brasstown Bald is Georgia’s tallest mountain peak. A bald is so named because of the dearth of trees near the summit. Unlike the higher mountains of the Western United States, this is not due to being above the tree line but is believed to be the result of severe climatic chances in the high elevations. You can ascend the bulk of the mountain by vehicle, but the last six tenths of a mile requires a rigorous walk along a paved albeit sometimes steep trail. On a clear day, you can see as far the skyscrapers in Atlanta to the south and the Great Smoky Mountains to the north. Brasstown Bald is a great place to spend an afternoon in the Georgia Mountains! If you have never been there, I highly recommend that you plan a trip soon!  
By Karyn Smith Woody
(Harry Norman Realtors)
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Did you know that Blairsville, GA is home to the Misty Mountain Railroad, America's largest, privately-owned O-gauge Train Display? The Misty Mountain Railroad features 14 Lionel trains traveling over a mile of track through tunnels and over bridges and trestes on a 4,000 square foot layout of Southern Appalachia. The fantasy journey includes scaled historic buildings from Atlanta, Blairsville, Dahlonega and Gainesville in Georgia and The Biltmore House in Asheville, NC. More than 20,000 people visit the display each year. The Misty Mountain Railroad is located one mile north of Alexander's Store on Town Creek Rd, just south of Blairsville GA at 16 Misty Mountain Lane. Tours are available Fridays & Mondays at 2PM May - December and Saturdays & Wednesdays at 2PM year round. A $5 donation...
By Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS, Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA
(Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA)
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Pappy's Riverside Restaurant is located on the Nottely River in Blairsville Ga. This rustic restaurant is known for its Old South Traditional Slow Smoked Bar-B-Que, as well as aged Char Broiled Steaks. But today we were headed to Pappy's for breakfast, and get some of the best pancakes around. Of course that will be on top of our eggs, biscuit, gravy, fried potatoes and plenty of hot coffee for this chilly December morning. They had the fire going, but our favorite place to sit is by the glass windows overlooking the river. Pappy’s Riverside Restaurant serves lunch & dinner and if you stop in on the weekends you’ll enjoy live Blue Grass music while dining. If you’re having a get-together and don’t want to do all the cooking – they do catering and take out too.    Call Pappy’s Riverside...
By Karyn Smith Woody
(Harry Norman Realtors)
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Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of Northeast Georgia, The Lodge at Copperhead is one of Georgia's best kept secrets. The colossal rustic Lodge features an award-winning restaurant, grand lobby with over-sized fireplace, 171 Club Room, wrap around covered porch for comfortable dining and fireside seating. The downstairs Hotel offers well-apointed Guest Suites, Conference Room and Lobby. For a mountain wilderness experience, cozy log cabin rentals are within a short walking distance to the hub of activity. Flanking the Lodge "The Yard," is a natural Ampitheatre, overlooking the pool and Coperhead Creek. From outdoor movies, family and class reunions, bon fires, to live music entertainment, "The Yard" is the gateway of Southern Hospitality. Plan your stay and next special event: www.t...
By Karyn Smith Woody
(Harry Norman Realtors)
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Owen Glen has opened a new entrance for the 350 acre private golf community on Highway 129 just 6 miles north of historic Blairsville, GA. "Living at Owen Glen just got much more convenient," said Jeff Barbic, broker-in-charge. "Residents are now just minutes away from Blairsville's shopping, dining, medical and professional services. We expect that our visibility and close proximity to Blairsville will heighten interest in our community." Work continues on the landscaping, new entrance signage and a gate house. Owen Glen's Welcome Center has been moved to the new entrance and enhancements are currently underway there as well. Owen Glen property owners currently enjoy the 7,667 yard Old Union Golf Course, the Golf Shop and related practice facilities. The first phas of Ivy Log Creek Par...
By Karyn Smith Woody
(Harry Norman Realtors)
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Get ready for the Holiday Season at Pat's Hallmark in Blairsville, GA TWO DAYS ONLY!!! Holiday Open House Weekend - Sat, Nov 6th, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. & Sun, Nov 7th, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Enjoy two days of extra-special savings, including: Buy One, Get One 50% OFF on Hallmark Boxed Christmas Cards; Buy One, Get One For $0.99 on Hallmark Christmas Roll Wrap; Save $10 on Keepsake Interactive Ornament & Book Sets and many, many more! Don't miss it! For more information, please email patshallmark@windstream.net    
By Karyn Smith Woody
(Harry Norman Realtors)
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  Southern Tree Plantation Fall Fun Come to the North Georgia Mountains for Fall Fun at the Southern Tree Plantation  Events include pumpkins, hayrides, petting farm, marshmellow roasting, mountain crafts, maze, playground, pony rides, kids train ride. Fridays 12-6, Saturdays 10-6, Sundays 12-6   For more information, call 706-745-0601 or visit www.southerntreeplantation.com   Located in the heart of the North Georgia Mountains in Union County, Southern Tree Plantation is an active plantation growing thousands of pumpkins and Christmas trees. The Plantation is loaded with fun activities and things to do during our Fall and Christmas seasons. We are open to the general public during this time.They also specialize in outdoor weddings and large group events which are available year round. ...
By Karyn Smith Woody
(Harry Norman Realtors)
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The sale of beer and wine in stores and by the drink has passed in Blairsville, GA. The sale of liquor by the drink has also passed! We are no longer a dry county!
By Karyn Smith Woody
(Harry Norman Realtors)
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    Mary Ann Anderson, a travel writer who visited Blairsville GA and was hosted by the Blairsville, Union County Chamber of Commerce, wrote a story for McClatchy-Tribune wire service on five secret destinations in Georgia, Blairsville being one of them. (Link to full article can be found below.)  This story will get national pick up both online and in print. It is also picked up by news aggregates so you'll see it in some unique newsletters, etc.  It has already been tracked to well over 20 newspapers and untold online sites - and it was just posted yesterday.  The "results" show over 3 million hits!    http://www.newsobserver.com/2010/05/03/465118/these-are-some-of-georgias-best.html   This information was obtained from the Blairsville, Union County Chamber of Commerce.
By Karyn Smith Woody
(Harry Norman Realtors)
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The second annual Blairsvile Mountain Fair sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Blairsville is coming to town! This year will be Bigger & Better with lots of new attractions and vendors. Events include the 1st annual "Corn Hole" Tournamet, Square Dance, Tractor Pull, Lawnmower Race & more. Join Us April 27th - May 2nd, 2010 at the Blairsville Airport Industrial Park in Blairsville, GA! Free Parking. The Fair opens weekdays at 4PM, Saturday at 12PM and Sunday at 1PM. For more information, please call 706-781-6552    
By Chad Lariscy, Advocate For Mountain Living
(Keller Williams Realty Partners)
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On Thursday of last week, United Community Bank and the Owen Glen Sales Team announced a limited time opportunity to reserve up to 2 lots from a selected few at drastically reduced pricing. Owen Glen, an affordable Mountain Golf Community currently has lots available from $30,000. In addition to the low prices comes low financing rates. For a limited time, United Community Bank will be offering special financing of 2.99% on a 15 year Amortization with a 3 Year Call with 20% Down. Owen Glen is located in the Beautiful North Georgia Mountains just minutes north of Blairsville, GA. It is a 350 Acre Gated Master-Planned Community. There will be Architectural Guidelines as well as protective Covenants and Restrictions. As of now those guidelines and covenants have not been finalized. They d...
By Karyn Smith Woody
(Harry Norman Realtors)
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Hometown Halloween on the Square Sponsored by the DDA and the Union County Historical Society Blairsville's Hometown Halloween on the Square is held every year on Halloween evening, October 31st from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Businesses, organizations, churches, and individuals are invited to participate in this fun, family gathering - it's one of the best Halloween events around. Close to a hundred vendors register to set up around the town square. Many bring fantastic decorations and dress in orginal costumes. That means a whole lot of fun and candy! This old-fashioned community gathering features not only free candy, but costume contests, prizes, children's games, decorations, photo opportunities, and plenty of fun. Many of the nearby restaurants stay open to serve hot chocolate, coffee...
By Amanda Barnes, Blairsville GA, Real Estate
(Harry Norman Realtors)
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ARE YOU LOOKING TO SALE YOUR NORTH GA MOUNTAIN HOME.....IN TODAYS MARKET YOU CAN'T AFFORD TO HAVE YOUR HOME LISTED WITH THE WRONG COMPANY. ADVERTISING IS SO IMPORTMANT IN TODAYS MARKET.THATS WHY MANY PEOPOLE ARE CHOOSING AMANDA BROCK, REALTOR WITH UNION REALTY COMPANY IN BLAIRSVILLE, GA.I WOULD LOVE TO SHARE OUR ADVERTISING PLANS WITH YOU.... I KNOW YOU WILL LOVE IT AND SEE RESULTS.AND I KNOW THE MARKET IS TOUGH RIGHT NOW..... I HAVE A REDUCED COMMISSION RATE...WOW AMANDA BROCK AND UNION REALTY HAVE BEEN SUCESSFUL in this tough market because of our exceptional website and Internet marketing plans, and our commitment to professionalism and hard work. According to The National Association of Realtors Over 85% of homebuyers search online for homes.  The traffic to online real estate marke...
By Donna Yates, Blue Ridge Mountains
(BHGRE - Metro Brokers)
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North Georgia Blue Ridge Mountains | Blairsville, Georgia | Union County | Fatz CafeToday, the sun came out and the skies were blue again after eight straight days of rain. Torrential downpours at times with Ellijay getting as much as 4 inches in just a few hours. The North Georgia Mountain creeks and rivers were rolling for sure but we were more fortunate than our neighbors to the south and west of us. Paulding County for example, got as much as 15 inches of rain on Sunday alone. Areas that have never flooded, areas designated as not being in a flood zone flooded. My son's house had a near miss but a long time friend's house wasn't as fortunate. Neither house is in a flood plain. I took a short drive to revamp my spirit and headed to Blairsville for lunch at one of my favorite places, ...
By Donna Yates, Blue Ridge Mountains
(BHGRE - Metro Brokers)
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North Georgia Blue Ridge Mountains | Blairsville, Georgia | Union County | The Sourghum Festival   It's almost that time of year again!  My favorite time by far.  I love autumn in the North Georgia Mountains.  The air is fresh and crisp and leaves explode with vibrant color against the blue mountain ridges.  For me, it's the most wonderful time of the year.   In the evening, enjoy a warm fire and end the day with a feeling of pure comfort and joy.  Yes, I do love autumn in North Georgia, and with autumn comes great fall festivals.  Soon, we will be celebrating     THE 40TH ANNUAL SORGHUM FESTIVAL This is Blairsville's most famous event, taking place the 2nd and 3rd weekend in October.  Locals and visitors come together to celebrate the rich mountain heritage of this quiet town.  Sponsor...
By Amanda Barnes, Blairsville GA, Real Estate
(Harry Norman Realtors)
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Owner Financing on Homes and Lots IN THE NORTH GA MOUNTAINS:IMPORTANT PROPERTIES CHANGE DAILY SO PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL FOR A COMPLETE AND UPDATED LIST. tHANKS Click here to view properties What is Owner Financing? (aka "Seller Financing") You might be thinking, "Hey, could I just make payments directly to the seller instead of getting a mortgage? Then I wouldn't have to qualify for the mortgage." That indeed could be a good deal, except that owner-financed deals like this are rare. Here's why. The seller has to pay off their existing mortgage before they can sell. Let's say the seller is selling the house for $150,000 house, and they've got $110,000 left on the mortgage. If they sell it the regular way, where you get your own loan from a bank, then $110,000 of the your new mortgage will ...
By Mike Kelly, GRI
(Mike Kelly Realty )
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I've always wanted my own fire engine. Not the kiddie car type, but a full size red fire engine with sirens, hoses, ladders...the whole works. So when I heard that there was a 1936 Maxim fire engine for sale in North Georgia, I hesitated only a short time before I gave into temptation and made it mine. Now as all of you who have acquired fire engines know, the next big question is: what on earth am I going to do with it? Fortunately, I own a real estate company that will take any good publicity it can get. Suddenly my 1936 Maxim Fire Engine was slated to become a drawing card for Mike Kelly Realty. Getting the fire engine ready to meet the public took a lot of work. The brakes didn't work, the choke had to be set just right before the engine would start and plumes of black smoke poured...
By Chad Lariscy, Advocate For Mountain Living
(Keller Williams Realty Partners)
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A good friend and business associate Art Miller who is also a Realtor here at Blairsville Realty, has been heavily invested in writing an article for the Blairsville Union County Chamber of Commerce about the 10 Best Reasons To Retire in the North Georgia Mountains. I asked Art if he wouldn’t mind if I posted his thoughts here on The Porch so that you will know “Why You Should Retire in the North Georgia Mountains!” Reason 1: Why You Should Retire In The North Georgia Mountains Our Weather, Climate and Change of Seasons! Union County ranges in elevation from 1,600 ft. to 4,784 ft. above sea level. Because of its unique topography, Union County offers residents Four Distinct Seasons. Winters are generally mild, with an occasional dusting of snow. The average annual snowfall is 3 inches. ...

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