Why Habersham County?

Vanderbilt Homes is excited about our new homes coming soon to Clarkesville, Georgia, located in beautiful Habersham County. It’s a part of North Georgia with amazing outdoor adventures, beautiful views, and fun local events. It’s an outstanding place to live, and we can’t wait to welcome more homeowners to the area with our new community, The Orchard.

Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Habersham County is home to crystal clear rivers, cascading waterfalls, and breathtaking views. Known for its outdoor beauty, this slice of northeast Georgia also showcases award-winning golf courses, annual festivals that draw thousands of tourists, and quirky local attractions that are truly unique.

Local Festivals

Clarkesville is the county seat and plays host to several festivals each year, including the Mountain Laurel Festival held in May. It is the oldest festival of its kind in Georgia, hosting live entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, and an annual parade. People travel from all over the southeast to attend.

Hiking on the Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail runs through Habersham at Young Lick Mountain, the county’s highest point. Hikers and outdoor enthusiasts love the views from atop the mountain, as well as those found at Tallulah Gorge and Tallulah Falls. The gorge is one of the southeast’s most popular hiking canyons, where trails overlook the rim and the cascading falls beneath.

Crystal Clear Lakes

Rivers and lakes in Habersham run clear and sparkling, offering fishing, kayaking, and canoeing adventures. Lake Burton has 62 miles of shoreline with campsites, picnic areas, and public access beach sites. Nancy Town Lake is inside the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest, where visitors can fish, camp, swim, and even enjoy horseback riding in this nearly pristine environment.

Unique Local Attractions

For rainy days when it’s better to be indoors, visitors explore the Cornelia Road Railroad Depot Museum and the Loudermilk Boarding House Museum. Loudermilk is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is home to the locally curated and highly prized Panoramic Encyclopedia of Everything Elvis. There are also great dining destinations, unique shops featuring hometown artisans, and local wineries offering tastings and tours.

Clarkesville and the new homes offered at The Orchard are an easy drive from Atlanta, GA or Greenville, SC. This is perfect for homebuyers looking to escape the traffic and hustle of city life, a chance to enjoy a peaceful lifestyle amid the Blue Ridge Mountain foothills but still close to local conveniences. Check back soon at www.vanderbilthomesga.com for more details on homes coming soon to The Orchard.

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