Gainesville-Hall County has a highly competitive housing market. Well-planned communities provide lifestyle choices catering to a broad range of interests. In 2016, Hall County governments issued more than 1,000 new single-family home permits. Gainesville processed 440 single-family home permits, the highest annual total in the city’s history. Flowery Branch issued 172 single-family home permits, and unincorporated Hall County processed another 372 single-family permits.
The average single-family-home sale price in Gainesville-Hall County in 2016 was $250,000, up 8% from 2015, and the median home sale price was $257,000. The number of single-family home sales was up 8% in 2016 from a year earlier.
Housing developments such as Sterling on the Lake (894 acres in Flowery Branch), Marina Bay on Lake Lanier (385 acres in North Hall County), Reunion (550 acres in Braselton) and Mundy Mill (400 acres in South Hall County) offer master-planned communities with spectacular amenities.
Types of North Georgia Housing
The downtown Gainesville, GA housing market features a stately historic district with charming turn-of-the century homes bordered by mature in-town neighborhoods where giant hardwoods, magnolias and colorful azaleas abound.
The shores of famed Lake Sidney Lanier offer lake living at its best with a variety of lakeside residential communities featuring golf, tennis, and swimming.
If you prefer the country life, the picturesque Hall County countryside is dotted with small farms and rolling acreage with the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains as a backdrop.
Retirement living is also at its best is available with several age restricted communities with many amenities. High-quality retirement developments are thriving in Hall County. The recently constructed Ashton Senior Living Personal Home Care on Enota Drive is a 52,000-square-foot development with 65 units in Gainesville. Also on Enota Drive is BeeHive Homes, a new 19-suite personal care home in a residential setting. The new Lanier Lodge overlooking beautiful Lake Lanier at Thompson Bridge Road is nearly 95,000 square feet with 90 units, including 20 assisted living units.
Cresswind at Lake Lanier, a 214-acre retirement development on the shores of Lake Lanier, claimed the title “50+ Housing Community of the Year” from the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association. The development will have 700 homes once completed. Other growing retirement developments include The Holbrook, Lanier Village Estates and Myrtle Terraces.
The Village at Deaton Creek for active adults in South Hall County was ranked one of the fastest growing residential developments in Metro Atlanta and Georgia and is completely built out with some 1,500 homes.
Atlanta River Walk is a new planned 500-acre mixed-use development in Braselton. The project will be centered around a man-made “river” and feature international restaurants, high-end shopping, single and multi-family housing, Class A office park, senior housing, movie theater, boutique hotel, conference center, supermarket, and amphitheater.