Blue Ridge, GA Real Estate News

By HomeSalesForce.com Team Brokered by eXp Realty, Canton, Alpharetta, Roswell, Woodstock, Atlanta
(eXp Realty)
Perfect vacation rental investment or starter home opportunity! Less than 1 mile walking distance to Downtown Blue Ridge. Perfect location for quiet cabin living & enjoyment of restaurants, shopping & sites downtown. Fenced yard, patio, separate game room great for entertaining or child's play area. Separate/private entrance to basement. Recent updates: painted kitchen cabinets, fully screened porch with quiet enjoyment & removable panels for enjoyment in the winter. This one is a MUST SEE! Anti-theft alarm system with keypad lock system. Monitored by ETC. Homes Close to Where You Work Follow This Home Free Home Values Schedule a Showing/Request Info Presented By: Showing Agent: John Thomas eXp Realty 770-650-9300   SUBSCRIBE FOR OTHER VIDEO AND NEWS!http://www.youtube.com/subscription...
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By Karyn Smith Woody
(Harry Norman Realtors)
The Blue Ridge Scenic Railway in downtown Blue Ridge, GA offersThe Santa Express: Featuring “Twas the Night Before Christmas”. • Please check the TRAIN SCHEDULE for various dates and times• • Daytime fun-filled trip with Santa. While on board your family will hear the “Twas the Night Before Christmas”, sing Christmas Carols, visit with Christmas characters and visit with Santa. Each child receives a traditional BRSR memento, BRSR Christmas Activity Book and a candy cane.APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR TRIP TIME • • • • ENCLOSED CLIMATE CONTROL COACHES ONLY • • • •...For more information, visit http://www.brscenic.com/event/df409eef9dd66df56c67b03515868c6a
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By Karyn Smith Woody
(Harry Norman Realtors)
Check out the Blue Ridge Community Theatre  in Blue Ridge, GA as they present Dickens'  Christmas Carol , an  adaptation of Charles Dickens by Mark  Landon-Smith.... a twist on the classical tale of  holiday spirit... directed by Norma Bean. Shows November 27th - December 13th Monday through Saturday @7:30PM, Sunday at 2 PM Click Here for Directions Click Here for Ticket Info 
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By Karyn Smith Woody
(Harry Norman Realtors)
Live Theater - The Secret Garden         Date: March 13, 2015 Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM EDT  For more info:  http://www.blueridgecommunitytheater.com/     Event Description: Sunny D Children's Theater presents - "The Secret Garden". Follow the life of young Mary Lennox who as an orphan is sent from India to live with her Uncle in England. Written by Helen P. Avery    
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By Karyn Smith Woody
(Harry Norman Realtors)
Brew, Breweries &  Live Music abounds duringFebruary & March, 2015 in downtown Blue Ridge , GA   Sip your way through Blue Ridge, GA at their charming  local brew pubs and craft breweries.. Check out Blue Ridge Brewery, Fannin Brewing Company, Grumpy Old Men Brewery, Mercier Orchards (Hard Cider and Wine), Out of The Blue (fill up your growlers). Local pubs and taverns offering craft brews and great food include: Blue Ridge Brewery, Chester Brunnenmeyers Bar & Grill (new!), Black Bear Bier Garten, The Whistlestop, Fightingtown Tavern and The Boro Inn . Local micro-brewers, Fannin Brewing Company and Grumpy Old Men Brewery, have regular tastings at their brewing facilities where you can tour, sip and mingle with friends and locals. On weekends there is live music in the air at a lot of t...
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By Karyn Smith Woody
(Harry Norman Realtors)
Do you love beautiful paintings of flowers, landscapes & rustic barns? Then check out the Artist-in-Residence, Ms. Robyn Cappelli, at the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association in downtown Blue Ridge, GA. Robyn's artwork will be on display now through March 28, 2015. She will also be offering a workshop on March 14, 2015. Workshop is free for members, $25 for non members. For more information, visit www.blueridgearts.net Call 706-632-2144 or email blueridgearts@gmail.com The Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association is located at 420 West Main Street in downtown Blue Ridge, GA   Blue Ridge Mountains Arts AssociationGallery Hours:10am - 6pm Tuesday - SundayClosed Monday    
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By Karyn Smith Woody
(Harry Norman Realtors)
  If you love adventure and the outdoors, you must check out Blue Ridge Adventure Wear at 661B East Main Street in Downtown Blue Ridge, GA, next to the train depot. BLUE RIDGE ADVENTURE WEAR is THE lifestyle-clothing store for the mountains. Whether you are looking for casual clothing for summer fun at the lake, hiking the many trails in Fannin County or snuggling in the cool fall nights at the cabin, they are your one stop shop for a wide range of quality apparel and footwear. Visit their friendly store in Blue Ridge, GA,  where you will find a large selection of Life Is Good, Columbia Sportswear, Woolrich, ExOfficio and Royal Robbins clothing lines.  They also have the Southern-inspired line of t-shirts, SweeTea. Going hiking? Or need a pair of casual yet comfortable shoes for stroll...
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By Geza Csuros
(Geza Design)
We quit the rat race eight years ago, and moved to the North Georgia Mountains. This was a life changing decision, and as it turns out, a great decision. Both my wife and I quit good jobs, left successful businesses behind to find ourselves a more tranquil, less stressful lives. Was not all that easy initially, but through the years our entrepreneurial spirit overcame all obstacles, and we created a very successful, yet almost stress free and definitely FUN business. Now we live on the property we purchased in 2007 that not only offers a lifestyle we searched for but also pays our bills and allows us to save for retirement. Not that I will ever retire - I like to stay active, and will do so as long as I am physically capable. Good track record though - my grandfather who passed on at th...
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By Donna Yates, Blue Ridge Mountains
(BHGRE - Metro Brokers)
Should I Buy a Vacation Home? A critical component to the overall answer is personal based on one's own financial landscape and goals.  That aside, Where? and ask yourself "Why" ?? are you thinking about buying a vacation home. The obvious is for personal enjoyment more than likely. But perhaps the focus is more for investment purposes or a place for a permanent retirement haven in a few years, in which case can put you ahead of the game now. There are some tax benefits such as mortgage interest and property taxes which are deductible and help to offset the house payment.  If you treat the second home as a rental property, you can fully depreciate it, as well. You are required to occupy it for two weeks per year or 10% of the total rented time, whichever is less. Before jumping into bu...
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By Donna Yates, Blue Ridge Mountains
(BHGRE - Metro Brokers)
North Georgia's Spring Tonic Harvested in Blue Ridge Mountains     I am a southern gal for sure and Georgia home grown but I admit, I do not recall ever hearing about “ramps” in reference to a vegetable.  Ramps are spring onions, wild leeks, wood leeks and wild garlic. I do know about spring onions and leeks and even garlic (my personal favorite); just never heard them called ramps.  In case you are not familiar with “ramps” either, they are the first green vegetable to emerge in the spring in the North Georgia Mountains.  Do not look for these along the Georgia coast, because you will only find them in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains or deep in the Cohutta forest.   "The old timers say they are a spring tonic. ... If you sit down to a big meal of ramps, don't be surprised if...
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By Donna Yates, Blue Ridge Mountains
(BHGRE - Metro Brokers)
A taste of spring is in the air this weekend in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  So pretty outside weatherwise, even though a little nippy this morning but blue skies and clear viewing across Lake Blue Ridge to the Blue Ridge Mountains beyond. The temp is sure to push 70 as the day warms. Plenty of sunshine to go around. A wonderful day to "unplug" for a little bit and take a walk with my two cocker spaniels and five (yes, five) cats!  I am not the crazy old cat lady but sometimes, I wonder.  I rescue cats and darn, if I haven't gotten attached to every one of them.  I get a kick out of how they will all follow me and the dogs, keeping their distance but always keeping us in their sights. I really enjoy leisurely walks around the lake.  So interesting to come up on an unbeaten path  to explor...
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By Donna Yates, Blue Ridge Mountains
(BHGRE - Metro Brokers)
Mercier Orchards is a beautiful apple orchard which opened back in 1943 by Bill and Adele Mercier. Still family owned and operated and celebrating 70 years of fruitful harvest! This is a "must-do" when visiting Blue Ridge. A huge favorite among locals and visitors alike. Strawberries, cherries, blueberries, peaches, plums, nectarines and of course apples! are currently grown and harvested.   Events such as U-PICK, kite flying, kids baking classes, along with a deli, bakery and farm winery make this a perfect outing for everyone.  Kids will really get a kick out picking their own apples!   Come by the store on February 22nd from 10:00am - 2:00pm for customer appreciation.  Enjoy door prizes, music, magic, and so much more!    Call  1(800) 361-7731 for more information.    The show Gettin...
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By Karyn Smith Woody
(Harry Norman Realtors)
Welcome Spring Charity Ball An Elegant Evening of Hors d'oeuvres, Dancing, and an Arts & Crafts Auction at Willow Creek Falls & Vineyard in Blue Ridge, Georgia       Join Willow Creek Falls & Vineyard for an elegant evening of generosity, artful inspiration, and of course, dancing. 6-11PM March 1, 2014Willow Creek Falls and Vineyard 35 Trackside Court Blue Ridge, GA 30513   Click Here for DirectionsTake a look at Willow Creek Falls & Vineyard's beautiful location!www.willowcreekfalls.com         Join Willow Creek Falls & Vineyard as they support Mountain Area Christian Academy, the Fannin County Food Bank, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. The 2014 Welcome Spring Charity Ball will feature heavy, delectable hors d'oeuvres and a variety of beverages, an auction of arts and crafts, dan...
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By Karyn Smith Woody
(Harry Norman Realtors)
Blue Ridge, GA voters could see a referendum on the sale of alcohol on Sunday this March, according to a decision by the Blue Ridge City Council on December 10, 2013. Several restaurants in Blue Ridge requested that the council do whatever is necessary to allow Sunday sales of alcohol to generate revenue for the restaurants and tax revenue for the city. According to Mayor Donna Whitener, conferring with city attorney David Syfan, Sunday sales will have to be approved by Blue Ridge voters. There had been some previous discussion about whether or not the council could approve Sunday sales without having a referendum. The council voted 4-0 to move forward with the process that could lead to the referendum. That process includes drawing up an ordinance allowing Sunday alcohol sales, setting...
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By Karyn Smith Woody
(Harry Norman Realtors)
Art Walk in Downtown Blue Ridge, GA   Enjoy the art galleries on Main Street during their monthly Art Walk on the third Saturday of each month from May through December from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Included but growing, are Multitudes Gallery, High Country Art & Antiques and Turning Leaf - A Fine Art Gallery. Multitudes at 706-632-1718, Turning Leaf at 706-632-6625 and High Country Art at 706-632-6882 706-632-1718 If you haven’t experienced the ART of downtown Blue Ridge, Fall is the perfect time to do it!    
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By Donna Yates, Blue Ridge Mountains
(BHGRE - Metro Brokers)
Undiscovered Stars   I love to run across local people in the Blue Ridge area of the North Georgia mountains and discover their unique gifts and talents.  I think it's so important to promote local businesses, where you can find "gems" almost anywhere you go.  These wonderful, undiscovered stars are not looking for attention, and are usually a little embarrassed when the focus is on them.  I think I caught Alta off guard... The other day, on the spur of the moment, I decided to have lunch at the local Pizza Hut on East Main Street in Blue Ridge. The lunch rush was over and I just wanted a quiet place to relax for a few minutes.  Alta, my server was friendly and provided excellent service.  While I awaited my pizza to arrive, I noticed a lot of photographs displayed throughout the dinin...
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By austin lansing, Austin Lansing
(Coldwell Banker High Country Realty)
We are excited to announce the launch of our redesigned website. The new website was redesigned to simplify search and provide custom options relevant to our area. Some features we have added include search by view, frontage, and terrain. In addition we have upgraded to newer web standards to improve user experience. Our goals are to improve our ability to market our clients real estate listings and improve potential clients' experience while searching for Real Estate in the Blue Ridge Georgia mountains. In addition, we have moved to a WordPress platform to help organize and present data. We are excited to offer our sales professionals a platform to communicate with our potential clients. Our sales associates will be able to blog from our website to offer our clients relevant and curren...
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By Karyn Smith Woody
(Harry Norman Realtors)
      See some very funny plays this spring at the Blue Ridge Community Theater in the mountain town of Blue Ridge, GA.  A comedy, “Don’t Talk to the Actors,” will be on stage from April 11 - 28. For a night out combine a great dinner in town and a show at the Blue Ridge Community Theater. There are lots of great restaurants in Blue Ridge, click HERE for a great Blue Ridge, GA Restaurant Guide. Blue Ridge Community Theater, a community theater group located in downtown Blue Ridge, enriches the cultural life of residents and visitors through performances, productions and education of all aspects of contemporary and classic theater.   Located at 2591 East 1st Street across from The Swan Drive-In. Call them at (706) 632-9223, or on the web atwww.blueridgecommunitytheater.com/
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By Karyn Smith Woody
(Harry Norman Realtors)
The Blue Ridge Scenic Railway in Blue Ridge, GA begins its 2013 excursion schedule on March 15th!!!  The train is a great way to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of spring in the mountains as it winds its way from Blue Ridge, GA  to McCaysville, GA along the Toccoa River.  Bring the kids for the Easter Eggspress on Saturday, March 30. Book your tickets and get more info at http://brscenic.com/ or give them a call at 877-413-TRAIN (8724) or 706-632-TRAIN (8724) Book your tickets and get more info at http://brscenic.com/ or give them a call at 877-413-TRAIN (8724) or 706-632-TRAIN (8724)
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Go To the Swan Drive-In Blue Ridge, GA   One of three remaining drive-in theaters in Georgia, offering first run movies on weekends. Call 706-632-5235 to see what's playing or see the Swan website at www.swan-drive-in.com. Located at 651 Summit Street in Blue Ridge. 
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