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Overview of Dawsonville

Dawsonville, GA, located in Dawson County, is home to an estimated 2,500 residents. Being just 10 miles northwest of Lake Lanier and 10 miles south of Amicalola State Park, Dawsonville is filled with natural, scenic views. Residents pride themselves on an exceptional school system, as well as a relaxed lifestyle, free of the traditional pressures urban life can often bring. The cost of living index in Dawsonville is at about 85, which is 15 percent lower than the national average. Property taxes in Dawson County are also about 50 percent lower than those in neighboring counties. Dawsonville apartments for rent truly have something to offer for everyone.

Living in Dawsonville, GA

Dawsonville apartments are conveniently located near various employment opportunities. According to City-Data, Dawsonville has an unemployment rate of about eight percent, which is lower than Georgia's state average. Healthcare and outdoor recreation are two large industries in this area. With Dawsons County's natural resources, outdoor recreational businesses are always thriving.

If you're looking for opportunities for higher education, there are several colleges in the county. Some of these include North Georgia College & State University, Gainesville State College and Georgia Gwinnett College.

Because Dawsonville is situated in the heart of a scenic rural region, it is an employment hub for regional workers. According to City-Data, the mean travel time to work for Dawsonville residents is about 28 minutes. However, residents living in apartments downtown may be able to walk to work. Dawsonville is considered "Somewhat Walkable" by Walkscore.com and has a walk score of 58 out of 100.

Dawsonville Attractions and Special Events

Dawsonville is home to several unique attractions. Because Dawsonville is only 10 miles from Lake Lanier, a 38,000 acre man-made reservoir, plenty of recreational activities are available. Approximately 7.5 million visitors come to this location each year to enjoy camping, fishing, boating, swimming, picnicking and sightseeing.

Another popular destination among residents is Amicalola Falls. This 729-foot waterfall is the highest in Georgia and has even been named one of the "Seven Natural Wonders of Georgia." This attraction is equipped with a wide array of things to do, including hiking trails, a restaurant and even a guest lodge and a shelter for those wishing to take a bit longer hikes.

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$530 and up

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$495 and up

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$1,129 and up

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$1,039 and up

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