Blue Ridge Georgia

34.8640° N, 84.3241° W

Welcome to Blue Ridge Georgia

A charming mountain escape with a vibrant art scene and breathtaking natural beauty
Blue Ridge, Georgia, is a picturesque town nestled in the Appalachian Mountains, offering a perfect blend of natural splendor and quaint small-town charm. Known for its stunning landscapes, the vibrant arts community, and friendly locals, Blue Ridge attracts visitors and new residents who are looking to escape nature without sacrificing cultural amenities. The town's historic downtown area is lined with beautifully restored buildings that house galleries, shops, and restaurants, creating a lively and welcoming atmosphere that reflects the warm spirit of the community.

Surrounded by the lush forests and crystal-clear waters of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the area is an outdoor enthusiast's paradise. With its close proximity to the Appalachian Trail, the Toccoa River, and countless hiking trails and waterfalls, Blue Ridge offers endless opportunities for adventure and relaxation. The changing seasons bring their own beauty and activities, from colorful fall foliage and summer hikes to cozy winter evenings by the fire.

What to Love

  • Stunning mountain landscapes and outdoor activities
  • A thriving arts and crafts community
  • Cozy, upscale cabins and B&Bs
  • Rich history and heritage
  • Seasonal festivals and events

Local Lifestyle

Living in Blue Ridge means embracing the great outdoors and a slower pace of life, where community ties are strong, and nature's beauty is a constant backdrop. Residents take pride in their town's cultural heritage and natural surroundings, fostering a lifestyle that blends outdoor adventure with artistic expression. The local lifestyle is centered around the seasons, with activities and community events that celebrate the unique characteristics of each. Whether it's kayaking in the summer, hiking to see the fall colors, or attending a winter craft show, life in Blue Ridge is about appreciating the simple pleasures and the great outdoors.

Dining and Shopping

Blue Ridge's dining scene is as diverse as it is delicious, with options ranging from casual eateries to gourmet restaurants. Harvest on Main specializes in dishes made with local ingredients, offering a taste of Southern comfort food with a modern twist. The Black Sheep, housed in a historic home, offers upscale dining and an extensive wine list, perfect for special occasions. Blue Ridge Brewery serves craft beers and pub fare for a more laid-back atmosphere, making it a popular spot for locals and visitors alike.

Shopping in Blue Ridge is an adventure in itself, with a focus on local crafts, antiques, and unique finds. Blue Ridge Mountain Outfitters provides outdoor enthusiasts with all the gear they need for their next adventure. High Country Art and Antique is a treasure trove of local art, offering everything from paintings to pottery. The downtown area is dotted with boutique shops offering handmade jewelry, home decor, and artisanal foods, making finding a special souvenir or gift easy.

Things to Do

Blue Ridge is home to a wealth of activities and attractions for all interests. The Blue Ridge Scenic Railway is a must-do, offering a leisurely train ride through the beautiful mountain scenery, perfect for a relaxing day out. The area's vineyards and orchards offer tastings and tours, providing a glimpse into the local agricultural lifestyle and the chance to sample some of Georgia's finest wines and ciders.

For those looking to immerse themselves in nature, the surrounding national forests offer endless opportunities for hiking, fishing, and camping. Lake Blue Ridge and the Toccoa River are ideal for water sports, from boating to trout fishing. Meanwhile, the town's arts and cultural scene is vibrant, with galleries, theaters, and venues hosting everything from live music to craft workshops, ensuring there's always something new to explore and experience in Blue Ridge.

Overview for Blue Ridge Georgia, GA

12,363 people live in Blue Ridge Georgia, where the median age is 50 and the average individual income is $31,816. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Blue Ridge Georgia, GA

There's plenty to do around Blue Ridge Georgia, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Smokey Bear Cigars & Cafe, Blue Ridge Adventure Dog, and The Little Bakery.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.94 miles 16 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.16 miles 5 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining 3.08 miles 4 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.9 miles 4 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 3.17 miles 228 reviews 4.7/5 stars
Dining 2.99 miles 35 reviews 4.7/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Blue Ridge Georgia, GA

Blue Ridge Georgia has 5,431 households, with an average household size of 2.25. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Blue Ridge Georgia do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 12,363 people call Blue Ridge Georgia home. The population density is 83.26 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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47.27 / 52.73%

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Schools in Blue Ridge Georgia, GA

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The following schools are within or nearby Blue Ridge Georgia. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Fannin County Middle School
6th - 8th
West Fannin Elementary School
PreK - 5th
Fannin County High School
9th - 12th
Blue Ridge Elementary School
PreK - 5th
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