Adventure Men’s Journal names Gainesville one of 50 best places in U.S. to live
Gainesville, GA – 03/23/07: Adventure Men’s Journal magazine named Gainesville one of its “50 Best Places to Live” in the April 2007 issue. The magazine reviewed the nation’s 10 largest cities and found a town within an hour that has carved out its own identity. The magazine cites Gainesville’s small town atmosphere and proximity to Atlanta which says makes it one of the country’s best “commuter towns.”
The writer says “although it is uptown enough to support a Parisian-style creperie and a symphony orchestra, it is enveloped by miles of rolling pastureland tended by crusty sixth-generation farmers — just the sort of ‘countrypolitan’ monumentalized on the downtown square.”
The article also notes Old Joe, the downtown Confederate soldier statue, Lake Lanier and the Olympic rowing venue.
Dahlonega is listed as one of the best “hideaways” for those looking for a second home or a base for telecommuting. It is touted as the place where “the oxford-cloth Atlanta exurbs end and flannel-shirted Appalachia begins” and mentions the area’s lush mountain landscape, the Appalachian Trail Dahlonega’s gold mining history.
Copies of the article are available at the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce at 230 E.E. Butler Parkway in Gainesville. 770-532-6206.