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Georgia/North Carolina Mountains & Lakes Regional Guide

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Proudly serving the Mountain and Lake areas of: Ellijay ~ Blue Ridge ~ Blairsville ~ Young Harris ~ Hiawassee, Georgia and Murphy ~ Hayesville ~ Andrews ~ Warne, North Carolina ~ Copper Hill, Tennessee www.MtnsAndLakesOnline.com


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Shelagh Whitney

Andrea Bowman

Bus 706-896-8633 Office 800-997-4981 Cell 828-226-2455 andreabowman@yahoo.com 3680 Hwy 76 • Young Harris, GA 30582

REALTOR®

828.508.8272

email: shelagh@dnet.net

ShelaghWhitney.com

SCENIC REALTY

GA Broker Lic. H45969 NC Broker Lic. C13198

Each Office Indpendently Owned & Operated

Hospitality welcomes you to this dramatic & tranquil estate. The custom built elegance & stately presentation begins on a path of yesterday with the gated entrance, towering willows, large pond with geese, creeks & manicured grounds. Home features a chefs kitchen, 2 dining rooms, sunroom, huge great room with stone FP, family room, outdoor entertainment area, gazebo, rock walls, Koi pond & fountain. Completely furnished with custom drapes & 2 ATV’s included. $1,100,000 MLS# 203398

GREAT BUY on this 2BR/3BA home with large screened in deck with hot tub & dining area. Deeded river access within walking distance. Home was remodeled in 2009. Finished basement with kitchen, large great room, & gentle terrain. $179,000 MLS#202609

CHARMING! 3bd/3ba cabin in woods w/cath ceilings, upgraded KIT w/granite & tile w/SS appls. Rocked f/p & workshop/laundry area in bsmnt that is partially fin’d. Scrnd porch w/swing. #199417, $189,900

PRIVATE RIDGELINE RETREAT! 15+ Acres of big panoramic views across Lake Chatuge & Brasstown Bald! No commercial in sight, no road noise plus southern exposure... Tough to find! The perfect escape location for a single family home or legacy compound as the property is pre-approved for up to 9 spacious homesites! Only 2 hours north of Atlanta. It may be time to reinvent your future! $397,000 Owner/Agent

Elegant 3BR/2BA country charmer that comes completely furnished down to the linens & was renovated in 2004. Cozy fireplace, kitchen with abundant cabinetry, master bath with walk-in shower & large closet. Workshop, barn & your very own Silo. Small branch. $159,900 MLS#201535

SPRAWLING BRICK RANCH! 4bd/2.5ba w/views of Big Frog & surrounding mtns. GR w/exposed beams, wd burning f/p, blt-in book shelves. Restored wd flrs. 2car det’d & 1car att’d garg. #202269, $221,000

ONE OF A KIND! Log Lodge on shores of Blue Ridge Lake offers finest & distinctive qlty. S curved stairs to 3 lvls, sunken GR w/expansive views of lake, 4 TN fieldstone f/ps, 3 gas log f/ps. More! #201275, $2,850,000

BLUE RIDGE LAKE FRNTG! Log lodge w/ amazing views & water frntg! Db curved log stairs & massive ceilings w/sweeping views of lake. 4bd/6.2ba, 6 f/ps, 4 mstr suites & Much More! #201276, $2,950,000

CREEK FRONT LOT! Over 300 ft on Noisy Fausett Creek w/pvd drive to property. Bld your dream home on this 1.48 acre lot. Perched above lvl creek lined w/laurel & hardwoods. #200272, $159,000

COZY CABIN! Tucked away in wds on heavily wdd 1.96 ac gentle lot. 2bd/1.5ba cabin w/cath ceilings. Upgrades including granite c’tops, ctr island, ss appls, vessel sink, rock f/p. Come See! #203010, $134,900

LAKE FRONT CHALET! Mtn & Lake Views! 3bd/3ba home in gated comm. Wrap porches, decks & terraces. Lakeside scrnd porch. Open flr plan w/loft & mix of T&G & drywall. 1.58 acs. #199021, $299,900

54.5 WOODED ACRES! Perfect for development or private retreat. Loaded w/hardwoods. Spring on property & potential pond site. Gradual rise to ridge line w/views of Cohuttas. #199999, $981,000

Teresa Bidez Associate Broker

Bus 706-455-2911 Office 706-632-7311 AMAZING MTN HOME! Wall of glass opens to mtn views. Open flr plan w/cath ceiling on main lvl & fin’d terrace lvl w/2nd living area. Den w/f/p & blt-in desk & shelves. A Must See! #196307, $380,000

DEEP WATER Blue Ridge Lake Cottage w/ mtn views. 4bd/2ba lake home has upgraded KIT w/Bosch appls & farmhouse sink. Open GR/KIT, Patio w/rocked f/p w/views of lake. #200079, $625,000

STUNNING BLUE RIDGE LAKE FRNTG! 4bd/4.5ba home w/attention to detail. Gourmet KIT w/ctr island & granite c’tops, prof grade appls. 2 rvr rock f/ps, soaring ceilings. More! #196968, $1,020,000

OWN THE WHOLE MTN! 360 degree views! 51 ac estate w/2543+ ft elev. Views from every rm. 5bd/3.5ba, wrap cvrd porch, constant breeze. 3car garg. Remarkable prop! #201200, $2,900,000

teresabidez@tds.net www.BuyNorthGeorgia.com

274 West Main Street Blue Ridge, GA 30513

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Sonja Silvers 828-361-2595

57 Main Street • Hayesville, NC 28904 Serving Western NC & Northeast GA The only Realtors® “in” town

Cyndi Appling 828-557-4718

MLS # 200745 Level lot on rushing Tusquittee Creek with 175’ frontage, close to town, lined with trees for privacy, farmland on other side of creek. Priced to sell at $99,900.

MLS # 202622 Prime location, just 1 block from Hayesville town square, great for residential or office, wheelchair accessible, 2 car garage, storage bldg., carport & easy access. Many possibilites. $79,900

Debbie Jackson 828-361-7193

MLS # 200814 Finish it your way, fantastic floorplan, house is dried in and has well/septic. Appx. 80k to finish nicely. Great location between Hayesville and Hiawassee. $89,900.

Joyce Tyson 706-435-7393

MLS # 200976 Riverfront cabin situated on peaceful treelined street, furnished with designer rustic furniture. Listen to river from porch, fish from large party dock, firepit, a great getaway. Owner/Agent $217,000

Vacant Land For Sale:

MLS # 201817 Commerical 3200 sq ft. bldg. on Tusq. St with loading dock. $199,900 MLS # 201078 Secluded 24 ac. USFS and creek frontage, u.g. elec., and views $495,000 MLS# 199585 Quaint country home on 1/2+/acres with attached garage, small branch, large separate workshop. Perfect for the handy person to give it the TLC it deserves! $97,000

MLS# 193956 Great 2BR/2.5BA home, full basement, 2 car garage, huge storage building, large screened porch overlooking branch & close to town on 2.11+/-AC. $199,900

ANEW ERA Realty

5361 Hwy 294 - Murphy, NC 28906 Email: anew@brmemc.net Website: www.anewerarealty.com

MLS # 203013 Beautiful Mountain & Pasture views from this like new spacious 4BR/4BA home on 2.83 acre, less than 1 mile to town. Bring offers! $319,900

MLS # 202836 Tusquittee Creek 1 ac. lot, septic permit, great frontage on creek. $79,900 MLS # 194325 Beautiful 4.6 ac tract, close to town, bring the horses. $74,900

Call Today for ANEW Tomorrow

828-644-0974 800-745-5030

Lynda Wood Broker/Owner

Serving North Carolina, Georgia & Tennessee

Joe Jones

REALTOR®

Rhonda Stallard REALTOR®

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RARE LAND/HOME PACKAGE! Who says you can’t have it all? Get 4 +/- Acres and a 3BD/2BTH Log Cabin Kit. Acreage backs up to USFS! Call Joe for details/ materials list! (House pictured is for illustration only.) $275,000 MLS 195209

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NEAR NANTAHALA LAKE! Immaculate 3 BD/3BTH Cedar siding home on 1.25 +/- AC with garden space. Borders Queens Creek! Priced below tax value! Call Joe now for more details and to schedule your showing! $249,000 MLS 201233

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“COUNTRY LIVING AT ITS FINEST” Private 127 +/- Acre Estate, with custom 4 Bedroom, 3 Full Bath, 3 Partial Bath home. Approximately 6,700 sq ft! Elegant Owner Suite with oversized custom walk in closet. Gourmet Kitchen, Mud Room, Sun Room, Large Porch with Hot Tub and Fireplace! Many more amenities. Gated Entrance with intercom. Separate workshop with private office, large temperature controlled barn with tack room & workshop. Quaint potting shed could be used as studio! Stocked trout pond. Watch deer and wild turkey on gently rolling grounds with approx 20 acres of pasture! $2,100,000 MLS 200938

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GONE COUNTRY! That’s what everyone will say when you buy this private 5 Acre property. Small frame house, 2 mobiles, 3 septics, 3 springs & a creek! Organic garden beds, lots of fruit trees & several fenced sections. 26X30 open barn! Only $89,900! MLS 202725

EXCELLENT VIEW! You could spend hours on the front porch enjoying this view. Very well maintained, home is ready to move in to! 3BD/2BTH with new metal roof, garden spot, and extra storage. Call Rhonda for details. $89,900 MLS 193313

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FANTASTIC YEAR ROUND VIEW! 3BD/2BTH & open floor plan with large windows. 2 large decks & full walk out poured basement. Two car garage on other side of wall so basement can be finished without losing garage! All this on 10 Private Acres! $199,000 MLS 202019

LAKE/GOLF COURSE VIEW LOT! 1.98 +/- Acres with Septic Approval and Underground Utilities Available. Very wooded lot in Clay County, Cold Branch Subdivision. Seasonal view lot. Call Joe for details and plat. $150,000 MLS 200531

BEAR PAW RESORT! What a deal at only $92,000. Needs some cosmetic work, but priced to sell. 2 lots! Gated community with guard and no HOA fees! Access to tennis, pool & marina on Hiwassee Lake located in resort. Access Apalachia Lake in just minutes! Call Rhonda Now! MLS 200873

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CHARMING CABIN NEAR TWO LAKES! This 2/1 cabin will make you feel like you stepped back in time when life was slower and the world wasn’t so crazy. Snuggle up to the fire after a day of hiking and swimming! Would make great vacation home at only $59,500! MLS 198791


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Lynn Stephens

Melissa Maxie

Cell: 404.558.0844 www.lynnsellsellijay.com

Cell: 770.241.5618

Office: 706.276.2500

www.melissamaxie.com

“Two Top Producing Agents Working For You!”

Enjoy your own private pond! Well maintained 3/1 cabin on over 9 acres. Lots of privacy to enjoy the creek & pond. Two car detached garage for storage. Close to Carter’s Lake if you enjoy fishing on a larger pond!!! $209,000. MLS# 200155

FORECLOSURE! 3/1 home on 1.95 acres near McCaysville. Lots of storage in the walkin basement and small storage building. Needs some TLC but at this price, who cares? $57,750. MLS# 201283

SUPER CUTE home in relaxing Blackberry Mtn situated on 2 private lots for the price of one with seasonal pond views from the spacious deck. Walk down your backyard to 3 stocked fishing ponds & picnic areas. Private Cartecay River access included. Beautiful neighborhood! $163,000 MLS# 195037

spacious Cabin in the North GA Mtns! 2BR/2BA home + bonus loft. Log siding, green metal roof, rocking chair front porch, screened back porch, nicely landscaped, circular driveway all on a lovely private & wooded lot located on a dead-end street. $189,999 MLS# 199530

Bring the Horses! One owner 2/2 cabin on hard to find 10 acres of pasture land totally fenced. Single log sided detached garage, 3 stall run-in shed and absolutely orgeous property convenient to downtown Ellijay. There are even some mountain views. $299,999. MLS# 199129

Year Round Mtn Views! Fantastic Mountain home sitting on over 6 acres in the beautiful Big Creek area. This custom 4/3 log home with a large wrap around porch and a finished terrace level has two separate detached two-vehicle garages. Bring the entire family because there is plenty of room! $495,000.

FORECLOSURE! Elegance in the Mountains! 4 BR/3.5BA spacious home located in the prestigious Ridgemont Development. Master on the main, 4 FP’s, gourmet kitchen, beautiful stone work all around inside & out, screened porches, large professionally landscaped yard, spacious 2-3 car garage & more! Call for current price! MLS# 201310

BANK OWNED FORECLOSURE - Traditional 5BR/3Full + 2 half bath brick ranch home with a cascading waterfall & brick columns. Kitchen with eat-in bkfst area, sep DR, 2 FP’s, sunroom, 2 offices, full finished basement w/living area, a media room & large bedrooms. Attached & detached garage. Priced at $420,000 MLS# 203239

CH Carol Hayes & Associates Realty, LLC.

Carol Hayes Broker, CRS, GRI, REOS (Foreclosure Specialist)

Cell: 770-601-1021 Office: 770-464-9095

Email: Carol@CarolHayes.com Visit me on the web at www.carolhayesandassociates.com

My owners got transferred and moved off and left me alone. I am looking for a new family that will love me. My Realtor® has reduced my price as low as she can. If you are looking for a 3BR/2BA home with a full basement and situated on 2 private acres please call Carol Hayes @ 770-601-1021 or email her at Carol@carolhayes.com. $119,900 MLS # 201795 GAMLS 2903503

Sellers are motivated to sale or lease purchase this 3/2 on 3+ acres with lots of road frontage. Beautiful Pecan, Walnut & oak trees for beauty and shade. Above ground pool and huge deck has provided so much fun and cookouts with family and friends. 2 car garage w/ 1 side a paint booth for him to tinker and storage or doghouse room for his get away. Agent Owned. $179,900 MLS # 203082 & GAMLS 2923801

Priced to sell. Oversized 4BR/2.5BA home in a great area. Wonderful family home with plenty of room. Full partially finished basement with drive under garage. Formal living room and seperate family room w/ judges paneling and gas starter in fireplace. Passive walking trails and private back yard. $183,700 MLS# 199979 GAMLS # 2922041

JUST LISTED! 3BR/2BA Doublewide on 4 private acres. Owners are constantly adding new features to this property like the huge rock water garden on a timer, and the large party deck & another deck at the hot tub for entertaining. This property has carport, workshop & storage golore. The master BA has been remodeled to have a walkin oversized shower w/two shower heads. MUST SEE! $133,000 MLS 203184

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Each office independently owned & operated

Karen Godfrey

224 Chatuge Way • PO Box 749 • Hiawassee, GA 30546

cell 706.781.9708 office 706.896.4183

ABR, GRI, REALTOR®

email: karengodfrey@remax.net

CHARMING LAKEFRONT CABIN. 2BR/2.5 BA cabin is located on a deepwater cove of Lake Chatuge. Cabin features, cath ceilings, wood burning stone FP, full unfinished basement. Den/rec rm, wet bar. Detached 2 car garage. All appliances included. REDUCED!! $675,000 196480

ELEGANT MOUNTAIN CABIN. 3BR/3.5BA designed for family/entertaining. Open flr plan. Customized throughout. Kitchen with granite countertops, all appliances, impressive rock FP, each BR could be a master suite, impressive lg timbers cath ceilings, oversized loft area. Media/rec rm. Minutes from town. View. REDUCED $499,900. 194968

IMPRESSIVE TIMBERFRAME MTN 3BR/2.5BA HOME on 2 acres w/long range mtn views. Dream kitchen w/state of the art appliances, custom cabinets, granite, stone gas log FP. Spacious master BR/BA on main flr. Wood & slate flooring! Finished basement with den/rec rm, lower level garage. Oversized deck to enjoy fabulous views. $495,000. 173676

TOUCHED BY TRADITION 4BR/3BA home on 1.47 acres minutes from town. Cath. ceilings, open flr plan, hickory hardwood flr, lg master suite on main flr, finished daylight basement has lg den/rec rm, 1 car garage. Paved driveway. Great home for families. $289,900. 192335

CREEFRONT 2BR/2BA Upstairs features GR/ Kitchen with cathedral ceilings, wd burning rock FP, wd flrs,tile. Lower level features GR, kitchenette, 2BR/1BA. Wide covered porches on 2 sides to enjoy this beautiful creekfront. Private setting, great natural landscaping. REDUCED! OWNER SAYS SELL. $249,900. 190753

CHARACTER AND CHARM describes this CREEKFRONT DESIGNER HOME. 490ft of bubbling crk/landscaped to perfection. Main level: GR/DR/KIT features beamed ceilings, stone gas log FP, Custom Kit w/granite countertops, SS appliances. Master suite features cath ceilings, wall of windows overlooks crk. Outdoor living spaces. Great vacation home! Bring offers. $239,900. 196532

GOT TO SEE… NEWLY REMODELED!! 2BR2BA cabin. NEW wood floors,NEW carpet, NEW tile bathrooms, NEW heating system, NEW appliances. Lower level features newly remodeled bath with tiled shower, den area. RV hookup and lg storage building. Landscaped/paved circular drive. 1.5 miles from marina. NEW ON MARKET! $142,900 202247

CHARMING RANCH CLOSE TO TOWN! 3BR/2BA home inviting and spacious for family/entertaining. Appliances included, new HP, Wall of windows to enjoy beautiful mountain view. Screened porch. Level .81 landscaped and handicap accessible. 1 car garage plus detached 2 car garage. GREAT PRICE. $169,900. 202547

COUNTRY COTTAGE 3BR/2.5 BA home on corner landscaped lot with circular paved drive. GR with wood beamed ceiling. Great FP/hearth area, spacious dining area, sunroom, detached garage with breezeway. NEW roof. Close to public lake access area. EXCEPTIONAL PRICE! $162,500. 202666

AWESOME LAKE & MOUNTAIN VIEWS! FURNISHED 2BR/1BA cozy cabin, wood burning FP with gas logs, 3 covered porches to enjoy the views! Full unfinished basement ready to finish your way. Carefree landscaping, circular driveway. Close to town, shopping, and public lake access/boat ramp. Immaculate with proven rental history. REDUCED. $185,900. 199726.

LAKE ACCESS/COVERED DOCK SLIP. Level .79 acres easy building site, lake/mtn view, exceptional common area, close to town/shopping. Gated community in great neighborhood. Affordable lake living. MOTIVATED SELLERS! $165,000.

HANDYMAN SPECIAL! 3BR/2BA country cabin on nice wooded corner lot. Wide covered rocking chair porch plus open decks to enjoy scenery. Cathedral ceilings, rock flr to ceiling wood burning FP, gas heat /central air. Large storage area. Located within 5 miles of shopping/schools. PRICED TO SELL…”AS IS”. BELOW tax appraisal. $119,900. 199042

EXCEPTIONAL UNRESTRICTED 1.15 ACRE lot. Easily accessible, 2 BR septic system installed. Electric available at property line. Very nice storage buildings on property. Perfect cabin site or RV. OWNER SAYS SELL! REDUCED. $25000. 202003

Attention Lake Buyers! Charming 3BR/3BA lakefront cottage. Designed for comfort w/open flr plan, GR opens to the sunroom overlooking lake. Gas log FP, Master suite on main, lower level features 2BR/1BA, den, garage. Located at the end of a quiet street. $690,000. 196070

UNRESTRICTED AFFORDABLE LAKE ACCESS LOTS! 3 lots available. Paved rd frontage, public water available, quiet neighborhood. Perfect for RV or lake getaway! PRICED TO SELL…. REDUCED! $39,900 EACH. Owner/agent. 181059

LAKE AREA WITHOUT THE HIGH PRICES! From this new development you can walk across the street to paved walking/biking trails along Lake Chatuge. Lg public boat ramp & access area, 1 mile to golf course. Paved streets, water, underground utilities…easy to build on. Priced from $39,900 - $59,900. Owner/agent.

View virtual tours on my website at www.ChatugeLakeHomes.com September/October 2010


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The Northeast Georgia Board of Realtors®, in partnership with The Ridges Resort in Hiawassee, Proudly Presents...

The 2010 Lake Chatuge Tour of Homes

Saturday, October 2nd & Sunday, October 3rd Tour inside the most beautiful homes on Lake Chatuge! •

The boat will stop to allow each ticket holder time to look inside.

Boat leaves from the Ridges Resort in Hiawassee, GA at 11:00am, 2:00pm & 5:00pm. (Driving tour also available.)

Tickets are $25.00 per person. Only 25 boat tour tickets available for each tour time. Reservations required.

Tickets may be purchased from the Towns County Chamber of Commerce (706-896-4966), The Ridges Resort (706-896-2262) or the Northeast Georgia Board of Realtors® at (706-781-3030).

Special room rates available at The Ridges Resort in Hiawassee for tour guests. Ask for the “Lake Tour” special when making your reservation.

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Ken Bryant

RE/MAX Hiawassee Realty

REALTOR®

“Specializing in Waterfront and Mountain/Lake View Properties”

Cell: 828-557-0350 - Office: 706-896-4183

224 Chatuge Way Hiawassee, GA 30546 remaxhiawassee.com

Email: kenbryant@remax.net - Website: kenbryant.remax.com

Short Sale!!! REDUCED $30,000!!! 2BR/ 2BA bath with large loft, wide, rushing creek, lots of privacy, very tranquil, back porch faces creek. Property has 125’ of creek frontage (trout stream). RV hook-up. $249,900 MLS# 186954 Owner/Agent

Short Sale!!! REDUCED $20,000!!! One of the best lake and mountain view lots in Clay and Towns County. 180 degree direct southern exposure, level building site, approved for 3-bedroom septic. 1 acre. $229,900 MLS# 187821 Owner/Agent

Short Sale!!! REDUCED $30,000!!! Upscale 3BR/2.5BA creek front cabin with large deck overlooking large, noisy stocked trout steam. $339,900 MLS# 187559 Owner/Agent

Short Sale!!! REDUCED $40,000!!! Great lake & long-range mountain views, close to Hayesville and Hiawassee, end-of-road privacy & good building site. 1.565 acres. $129,900 MLS# 187399 Owner/Agent

SHORT SALE!!! NEW LAKE FRONT CONSTRUCTION!!! $100,000 BELOW COST!!! 3BR/3BA home with 165ft of Lake Front. Hand hewn log & stone siding, wrap around & covered porches, french doors & windows, custom trim, hickory hdwd floors, maple cabinets, kohler fixtures, granite & marble countertops & SS appliances. Stone FP, kitchen island bar/cooktop. Level lot. Private subdivision. Fiber Optics. Detached 2 car garage. $749,900 MLS# 201834 Owner/Agent

Short Sale!!! REDUCED $40,000!!! Excellent lake and long-range mountain views, close to Hayesville and Hiawassee, end-of-road privacy, 3BR septic permit, level lot and ready to build on. 1.37 acres. $119,900 MLS# 187600 Owner/Agent

Short Sale!!! REDUCED $140,000!!! This 3BR/ 4BA home has one of the best views of Lake Chatuge & the surrounding valleys & mtn ranges. Almost 320 degree view of mtn ranges & pastures. 180 degree view of Lake Chatuge & Chatuge Shores Golf Course. Home offers finished basement with garage, open floor plan, cathedral ceilings, paved drive & large covered porches. Three finished levels and vinyl siding for low maintenance. $349,900 MLS# 191463 Owner/Agent

Short Sale!!! REDUCED $100,000!!! One of the best view lots in The Ridges Golf & Country Club. Fantastic 180 degree view of Lake Chatuge & surrounding mountains. Gentle slope, fiber optics, city water, community sewer, direct southern & protected northern exposures. .85 acre. $279,900 MLS# 187947 Owner/Agent

Cypress Pointe at Lake Chatuge is the area’s nicest gated lakeside community!

Exit Realty Mountain Properties Serving the Mountains of North Georgia & Western North Carolina

3259 Dogwood Lane Hiawassee, GA 30546

Prices starting at $99,900 with boatslip.

Cypress Pointe adjoins USFS lands on two sides and features 20’ paved roads, beautifully landscaped gated entrance with water feature, large tree-shaded lots, all underground utilities, fiber optics for hi-speed Internet, TV, and Telephone. Located just 4 miles from Hiawassee, this unique development offers nearby walking/hiking/biking trails on USFS, public boat ramp and beach area. All lots have either a deeded boat slip in the community boat dock or boat dock permits. Prices have been reduced- Starting at $99,900.

Chip Rainwater Bus: 706-896-8633 - Office: 800-997-4981 Cell: 828-508-2404 SCENIC REALTY Email: chip@brmemc.net Each Office Indpendently Owned & Operated

Toll Free: 877-203-5151 Local: 706-896-2140 Website: www.exitng.com

STUNNING LAKE FRONT ON CHATUGE! Over 8500 square feet in this 5BR home with 4BA’s & 3 half baths. Study, family room, 4 car garage, hickory/tile floors, full bar, exercise room, guest suite and huge master suite with sitting room and FP. $2,400,000. MLS# 198659 Call Charlie - 706-781-7314

ONE OF THE BEST BUYS ON LAKE CHATUGE. 2BR/2BA ranch with stone gas log FP, wood floors, carpet BR’s, large screened in porch that overlooks lake. Triple level decking and hot tub. Swim dock in place. $350,000. MLS# 200259 Call Erin - 706-414-8242

ALMOST BRAND NEW 2BR/1.5BA RUSTIC HOME ON .85 ACRES. Master on main. Loft bedroom upstairs. Great kitchen with newer appliances. 2BR septic on file. Perfect mountain getaway. $114,500. MLS# 194766 Call Erin - 706-414-8242

FURNISHED CABIN IN YOUNG HARRIS ON .75 ACRES. 3BR/2BA home with seasonal mountain views. Living area on main. Covered porch, rock FP, vaulted ceilings, loft BR, pull under garage and storage in basement. $199,500. MLS# 201985 Call Bill - 706-835-6525

CHALET WITH YEAR ROUND MOUNTAIN VIEWS. 3BR/2.5BA home with over 4500 square feet of space on .84 acres. Hardwood floors, tiled baths, Granite counters, garage basement, decks, full loft and nice big sun deck off master suite. $298,000. MLS# 202664 Call Pat - 828-389-0661

UPDATED RANCH WITH YEAR ROUND MOUNTAIN VIEWS. 2BR/1BA home on 1 acre with carport. Price includes new refrigerator, wood floors, windows, roof, heat & A/C, hot water heater, & new survey. $149,000. MLS# 191024 Call Charlie - 706-781-7314

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Georgia Carolina Premier Properties Is Proud To Announce It Is Now Part of The Coldwell Banker High Country Realty Family!

Visit our website at www.cbHighCountry.com

LAKEFRONT HOME! Beautiful deep water lot! With positioning of incredible home, proximity to Lake Chatuge & wall of windows, the lake is everywhere! 6bd/5ba w/ upscale features. MLS #193497, $1,500,000.

NEAR LAKE CHATUGE! 4bd/3ba wd sided cabin near Hiawassee & lake. Lvl yd & rm for garden. Db drive leads to fin’d bsmnt. Laundry could be moved to main lvl. Move in ready! MLS #197982, $149,900.

HI RIVER COUNTRY! All daily living on main lvl. Borders 200+ ft brook. Great floor plan & perfect for entertaining. Guest suite complete w/FR, bdrm/bath over garage. 1.04 acs. MLS #197447, $345,000.

ON LAKE CHATUGE! Spac rms, granite c’tops & tile in KIT & baths, wd flr in living area & carpet in bdrms. 3bd/2.5ba. Deeded cvr’d boat slip, stone f/p in cvrd pavilion on banks of lake! MLS #191657, $389,000.

HIAWASSEE RIVER AREA! Qlty 2bd/2.5ba cabin style home w/attention to detail. This cute cabin is an eye catcher sitting on over 2 acres of land with easy access. Tucked away for privacy. MLS #200112, $199,000.

AMAZING VIEW! Picturesque property sitting atop a hill. Survey entire valley. Executive home w/4bd/3ba w/upgrades. Transfer switch & dual fuel heating. 1.78 acs. MLS #201040, $599,000.

VIEWS OF HIAWASSEE RIVER! Newly constructed, never lived in cabin w/superb views of river, mtns & valleys! Very priv 2.12 ac location yet near Hiawassee. Very motivated seller. MLS #196105, $175,000.

SUNSET BAY COMM! 3bd/2.5ba condo w/spac rooms, granite c’tops & tile in KIT & baths. Deeded cvrd boat slip. Cvrd pavilion w/stone f/p on banks of Lake Chatuge. Comm tennis crt. MLS #198984, $349,900.

UNIQUE PROPERTY! 1.85 acs joining Swallows Crk Mgmt area. Vy secluded. 3bd/2ba home sold furnished. Wood burning f/p. Adjoining acrg avail. A Definite Must See! MLS #192005, $329,000.

ENJOY MOUNTAIN AIR! Great location just minutes to Hiawassee. 2 porches to enjoy mtn air & your very own pond. Grt family flr plan. 3 bedrooms 2 bath, screened porch. 1.16 acs. MLS #202347, $154,900.

TOCCOA RIVERFRONT CABIN! 263 ft frntg. 3bd/2ba log-sided cabin sold furn’d. Upscale furnishings thruout. 3 decks, sec sys, whole house intercom/radio/cd sys. Too Much To Mention. MLS #201762, $439,900.

NESTLED ON SHADY LOT! 4bd/4ba home w/low maintenance landscaping, outdoor living space, gorgeous mtn views. Sep guest qrts above db car garage. Adjoining lot avail. MLS #202257, $299,900.

STUNNING LAKEFRONT LOCATION! 4bd/3.5ba w/ huge KIT w/lrg island, breakfast area overlooking priv lake setting. Mstr & laundry on main. Guest studio apt above garage. MLS #202776, $299,900.

RUSTIC D-LOG CABIN! 2bd/2ba w/hrdwd flrs, lots of windows, flr to ceiling f/p. Decks both lvls, porch off upper bdrm, vented f/p w/gas logs. Beautiful yr rnd mtn & lake views! MLS #202107, $149,900.

FORECLOSURE! Gentle 45.18 acs. Family estate w/4bds/3baths, gourmet KIT w/prof grade appls. Lanai, pool w/rockscape, spa, 3 ponds, pole barn & incredible mtn views! A must see! MLS #202099, $700,000.

GORGEOUS LONG RANGE MTN VIEWS! Ultimate privacy! Rustic 3bd/2ba home w/wd flrs & T&G ceilings. Mstr on main, lg bath w/garden tub & sep shower. Full fin’d bsmnt. 43.94 acs. MLS #202440, $449,000.

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Why You Should Use A REALTOR®

All real estate licensees are not the same. Only real estate licensees who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® are properly called REALTORS®. They proudly display the REALTOR “®” logo on the business card or other marketing and sales literature. REALTORS® are committed to treat all parties to a transaction honestly. REALTORS® subscribe to a strict code of ethics and are expected to maintain a higher level of knowledge of the process of buying and selling real estate. An independent survey reports that 84% of home buyers would use the same REALTOR® again. Real estate transactions involve one of the biggest financial investments most people experience in their lifetime. Transactions today usually exceed $100,000. If you had a $100,000 income tax problem, would you attempt to deal with it without the help of a CPA? If you had a $100,000 legal question, would you deal with it without the help of an attorney? Considering the small upside cost and the large downside risk, it would be foolish to consider a deal in real estate without the professional assistance of a REALTOR®. But if you’re still not convinced of the value of a REALTOR®, here are a dozen more reasons to use one: 1. Your REALTOR® can help you determine your buying power -- that is, your financial reserves plus your borrowing capacity. If you give a REALTOR® some basic information about your available savings, income and current debt, he or she can refer you to lenders best qualified to help you. Most lenders -- banks and mortgage companies -- offer limited choices. 2. Your REALTOR® has many resources to assist you in your home search. Sometimes the property you are seeking is available but not actively advertised in the market, and it will take some investigation by your agent to find all available properties. 3. Your REALTOR® can assist you in the selection process by providing objective information about each property. Agents who are REALTORS® have access to a variety of informational resources. REALTORS® can provide local community information on utilities, zoning. schools, etc. There are two things you’ll want to know. First, will the property provide the environment I want for a home or investment? Second, will the property have resale value when I am ready to sell? www.MtnsAndLakesOnline.com


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4. Your REALTOR® can help you negotiate. There are myriad negotiating factors, including but not limited to price, financing, terms, date of possession and often the inclusion or exclusion of repairs and furnishings or equipment. The purchase agreement should provide a period of time for you to complete appropriate inspections and investigations of the property before you are bound to complete the purchase. Your agent can advise you as to which investigations and inspections are recommended or required. 5. Your REALTOR® provides due diligence during the evaluation of the property. Depending on the area and property, this could include inspections for termites, dry rot, asbestos, faulty structure, roof condition, septic tank and well tests, just to name a few. Your REALTOR® can assist you in finding qualified responsible professionals to do most of these investigations and provide you with written reports. You will also want to see a preliminary report on the title of the property. Title indicates ownership of property and can be mired in confusing status of past owners or rights of access. The title to most properties will have some limitations; for example, easements (access rights) for utilities. Your REALTOR®, title company or attorney can help you resolve issues that might cause problems at a later date. 6. Your REALTOR® can help you in understanding different financing options and in identifying qualified lenders. 7. Your REALTOR® can guide you through the closing process and make sure everything flows together smoothly. 8. When selling your home, your REALTOR® can give you up-to-date information on what is happening in the marketplace and the price, financing, terms and condition of competing properties. These are key factors in getting your property sold at the best price, quickly and with minimum hassle. 9. Your REALTOR® markets your property to other real estate agents and the public. Often, your REALTOR® can recommend repairs or cosmetic work that will significantly enhance the salability of your property. Your REALTOR® markets your property to other real estate agents and the public. In many markets across the country, over 50% of real estate sales are cooperative sales; that is, a real estate agent other than yours brings in the buyer. Your REALTOR® acts as the marketing coordinator, disbursing information about your property to other real estate agents through a Multiple Listing Service or other cooperative marketing networks, open houses for agents, etc. The REALTOR® Code of Ethics requires REALTORS® to utilize these cooperative relationships when they benefit their clients. 10. Your REALTOR® will know when, where and how to advertise your property. There is a misconception that advertising sells real estate. The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® studies show that 82% of real estate sales are the result of agent contacts through previous clients, referrals, friends, family and personal contacts. When a property is marketed with the help of your REALTOR®, you do not have to allow strangers into your home. Your REALTOR® will generally prescreen and accompany qualified prospects through your property. 11. Your REALTOR® can help you objectively evaluate every buyer’s proposal without compromising your marketing position. This initial agreement is only the beginning of a process of appraisals, inspections and financing -- a lot of possible pitfalls. Your REALTOR® can help you write a legally binding, win-win agreement that will be more likely to make it through the process. 12. Your REALTOR® can help close the sale of your home. Between the initial sales agreement and closing (or settlement), questions may arise. For example, unexpected repairs are required to obtain financing or a cloud in the title is discovered. The required paperwork alone is overwhelming for most sellers. Your REALTOR® is the best person to objectively help you resolve these issues and move the transaction to closing (or settlement).

Article taken from www.realtor.com

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HIAWASSEE REALTY 224 Chatuge Way • Hiawassee, GA 30546

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TWIN MOUNTAIN ROAD – Two homes for the price of one!! Spectacular lake & mtn views. Fully renovated 2BR chalet with large detached garage with 2BR/1BA guest house. Furnished, wood floors, SS appliances, river rock FP & wood stove. All in a secluded location. #201265 $239,900

WINDY RIDGE LANE – What a view! 320° lake, mtn & golf course views. Finished basement with garage. Open floor plan, Cathedral ceiling in Family Room. Paved drive. Room for outbuildings. 3 finished levels. Vinyl siding for low maintenance. REDUCED $140,000. Owner/Agent #191463 $349,900

DOE TRAIL – Awesome year-round views from this immaculate, cozy cabin. Cathedral ceilings, rock gaslog fireplace, covered porches/decks and full, unfinished basement. Carefree landscaping with circular driveway. #199726 $197,500

CHATUGE HEIGHTS – Remarkable Craftsman-design home overlooking Young Harris Valley and Lake Chatuge. One-level living with basement hobby room, oversized two-car garage, and private 1.2 acres. Wrap-around covered porch and features galore. #201429 $449,000

RIDGEWAY DRIVE – Private & secluded park-like setting for this 5BR/5.5BA lake front home with private guest house. Wide lake & mountain views on deep water with aluminum dock. Solid cypress & cedar siding. Sunroom, exercise room, and over-sized garage. #199038 $1,495,000 Owner/Agent

SMITHFIELD LANE – Creek front home with unique custom touches. Rustic cabin feel, crafted T&G vaulted ceiling in GR, granite kitchen counters, wood floors, FP in Master, screened porch, security system & plasma TV. In a park-like setting on Brasstown Creek. Lease/purchase possible. #178628 $329,000

ADMIRAL POINT – Awesome lake front home! Well-kept 4BR/2BA home with two living areas, 2 kitchens, stone fireplace sunroom/office, spacious rooms, covered boat dock, carport with storage and much more. Located within walking distance of downtown Hiawassee. #198928 $574,900

STATELINE ROAD – Charming, newly remodeled 2BR/2BA cabin with cathedral ceilings and spacious Great Room/Kitchen area. New wood flooring, carpet and tile in baths, HVAC, and appliances. RV hook-up and large storage building. Paved circular drive. #202247 $142,000

THE ISLAND – REDUCED!! Own your own island in Lake Chatuge! The possibilities are endless! 4.14 acres above visible high-water elevation. 7-bedroom septic system in place along with city water, cable and electric. Some owner financing possible. #185204 $999,000

ASHE BRANCH CIRCLE – Luxury 4BR/3.5BA mountain home in golf course community. Complete in-law suite /apartment on lower level. Great patio with full kitchen and grill. Lavish landscaping and great mountain and golf course views. #196843 $799,000

BILL BROWN COVE – Great private 2BR/2BA mountain getaway with wrap-around deck and screened porch. Full basement is climate controlled and stubbed for bath. #200708 $144,900

HIGHWAY 75 NORTH – REDUCED! Priced well below appraised value! 5BR/4BA lake front home with two-car garage, boat dock, level yard, and new roof. Beautiful lake and mountain views from screened porch. Close to town. Owner/Agent #202850 $515,000

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Mountain Options Realty www.mountainoptionsrealty.com

Donna Sticher

Annie Lee Tate

Broker/Owner

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706-374-6934 grann.1@tds.net

AWESOME YEAR ROUND MOUNTAIN VIEWS from this 3BR/2BA ranch home on 1.3 acres. Home offers cathedral ceilings and is situated on a wooded lot. All of this for only $125,500. MLS# 196135

INSTANT EQUITY WITH THIS 3BR/3.5BA FAMILY HOME on 4.05 acres. Cherry hardwood floors, banquet size dining room, full finished terrace level with wet bar & 2 FP’s. Lots of potential with this secluded home. $249,900. MLS# 198957

3BR/2BA LOG CABIN WITH LOTS TO OFFER ON 3.11 ACRES! Great room with stone FP, upstairs loft, breakfast room and nice open kitchen. T&G interior. $239,900. MLS# 201447

LONG RANGE VIEWS FROM THIS 3BR/4BA HOME with outdoor FP on main level deck. Unfinished lower level. Wood floors and walls. Great cabin in the Blue Ridge mountains. $245,000. MLS# 198300

GREAT ONE LEVEL RANCH on .81 acres. Freshly stained exterior. Sunroom, deck, out building, wooded lot, garden spot and screened porch. Freshly painted interior with new carpet. One step from covered parking to kitchen area. $149,900. MLS# 201757

2BR/2BA LAKEFRONT HOME ON 1.3 ACRES with double decker dock. Home is situated in a park-like setting with a gentle slope to the lake. Instant equity for only $479,000. MLS# 203022

3 Acre Retreat 2 BR/3BA plus a full finished basement. Very private & mtn views. Add’l acreage Available. $149,900

New 2BR/2BA Home! Full loft area, stone FP, cathedral ceilings, Full unfinished basement and hardwood Floors. $155,000

2BR/2BA HOME + LOFT! Two story great room with gas fireplace. Full basement. Huge front porch and private. $149,900

Built in 2008 Creekfront & FURNISHED Priced to move now. 2BR/2BA 3BR/3BA, FP, Full Basement, home with loft. Upgraded. Stone Mountain Views FP, catherral Ceilings. 1.41 Acres. $169,900 $169,900

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The McDream Team... “Selling the Mountains and Lakes one Dream at a Time!”

Donna Bragg 706.897.0215

1-800-950-4183 224 Chatuge Way * Hiawassee, GA 30546

P.J. McClure 706.897.4550

Room for all of your Toys! Upscale 3BR+LOFT/3.5BA, 4 car garage, hardiboard siding, oak & tile floors, kitchen w/SS appliances & granite counters, central VAC, rock FP, HUGE porch to enjoy the view! Close to lake! $379,000 MLS #183395

Lake Chatuge! Seller says make me an offer on this 2BR+loft/ 2BA on private wooded lot, updated kitchen & baths, vaulted ceiling & skylights in great room, low maintenance inside and out, full unfinished bsmt, boat dock! $500,000 MLS #168730

Investment opportunity! New 3BR/2BA+ loft, ample closet space, spacious kitchen. Level lot within walking distance of Young Harris College! $127,700 MLS #180188

Feels like Home! You’ll love sitting on the front porch of your 3BR/2BA home with dbl. garage, workshop/storage, fruit trees, garden spot, close to lake & golf! $99,350 MLS #184156

It’s the end-of-the-road! Private 4.938 acres, gorgeous mountain views & mature hardwoods, private well, septic approved, priced thousands below seller cost! $59,900 MLS #201975

BANK OWNED! estate-sized 17.0 ac. lot w/lake & mountain views! Several building sites. Located in well-established area of high-end homes w/UG utilites & paved road frontage, close to lake & golf! $269,000 MLS #193590

BOGO! Two homes for the price of one. 2.66 acres w/stocked pond, mtn. views! Main house is 3BR/2BA, large porch, FP, garage & workshop. Guest house +3 car garage!!! Income producing! $299,999 MLS #199716

WALK TO LAKE! Looking for something level? 2BR/2BA, easy maintenance, garden spot, convenient location! $139,000 MLS #197848

Soapstone Gated Mountain Community. Beautiful mountain views, privacy & amenities come with this 4BR/3.5BA home. Enjoy fishing, friends, and relaxation! $249,000 MLS #198094

LAKE ACCESS! 2BR/2BA cottage w/common area beach & boat launch on Lake Chatuge. Wonderful sunroom, granite kit., wood & tile floors, FP, and detached workshop/bunkhouse. $249,400. MLS #200091

Charming creekfront cottage! 3BR/2BA, new roof, paint, deck, and HVAC. Very private w/lots of flora & fauna. Garage, storage building, garden spot, & big sc. porch overlooking noisy creek. $179,900. MLS #201964

Nature’s Paradise! Privacy & character describe this 3 or 4BR/ 4BA home on 3.2 ac. Cozy up in front of a warm fire on a cold winter night, or enjoy the cool mtn. breeze from the big sc. porch on a hot summer day. Walk to Hiawassee River! $275,000 MLS #202285

Visit our website at www.LakeChatuge.com September/October 2010


Don’t Miss Out On These... Upcoming Area Events! Upcoming Towns County Events: September 25th – 26th: Summer’s Last Kiss - An Affair with the Arts. A community celebration of creative expression held on the square in beautiful Hiawassee, GA featuring art, music, dance, poetry, crafts, food and fun. Free admission. For more information go to www.summerslastkiss.com. October 2nd – 3rd: 2010 Lake Chatuge Tour of Homes presented by the Northeast Georgia Board of REALTORS® and The Ridges Resort. Tour inside some of the most beautiful homes on Lake Chatuge by boat. Tickets are $25.00 per person. For more information or to book your reservation contact Ashley Owens at 706-781-3030. October 8th – 16th: Georgia Mountain Fall Festival held in Hiawassee, GA. This nine day event features exciting musical performances, educational demonstrations, a flower show & the ever popular Georgia’s Official State Fiddlers’ Convention. For information call 706-896-4191 or visit www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com. October 23rd: Join us for our annual Harvest Festival at Crane Creek Vineyards as we celebrate the completion of the year’s harvest. There will be hayrides, grape stomping, tours of the winery, a kiddie tent and fun for the whole family! Adults $20, ages 13-20 $10, children under 12 free. Ticket price includes wine. For more information call 706-379-1236. Upcoming Union County Events: September 4th: Mountain Heritage Festival. Come celebrate the rich Appalachian history and culture. Open-air market features: local handicrafts, traditional foods and garden produce along with “old-ways” games and craft demonstrations, music and live animals. Festival is open from 10:00AM – 5:00PM. For information visit our website at www.unioncountyhistory.org. September 11th: Vogel’s Mountain Music/Arts and Craft Day Festival. This popular event includes Appalachian, bluegrass and gospel music; arts and crafts booths; demonstrations on spinning, blacksmithing and bowl carving; and food concessions provided by Vogel Volunteers. 10 AM to 5 PM. October 9th – 10th & 16th – 17th: Come celebrate the Art of Sorghum Syrup making at the 40th annual Sorghum Festival at Meeks Park! Activites include Arts & Crafts, Syrup Making, Greased Pole Climbin’, Log Sawin’, “Baccor” Spitin’, Rock Throwin’, Live Music, Face Painting and Food.

October 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th & 17th: The community of Cherry Log celebrates the harvest with the Cherry Log Festival. Serving delicious homemade breakfast and lunch, offering arts and crafts, homemade cakes, pies and canned goods, bluegrass, gospel and country music at the Cherry Log Community Clubhouse. Great food and entertainment. Fun for the whole family! For more information call 706-276-3217 October 24th: Come ride the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway for their Pumpkin Pickin Special Train Ride. Travel to the Great Pumkin Patch where you will get off the train to meet Farmer Brown and his loveable Scarecrow. While at the Patch choose your very own special pumpkin. Departures at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Reservations recommended. For reservations and/or information, call 706-632-9833 or 800-9341898 October 30th: Halloween Safe Zone / Nightmare on Main Street. Businesses stay open late to pass out candy and treats. Costume contest. Fun begins at 4:30 and runs until 8:30. Costume contest at 5:00, with a pet contest at 7:30. Halloween Movies in the park beginning at dusk. Upcoming Gilmer County Events: September 11th – October 31st: “Apple Pickin’ Jubilee” held on the farm at Hillcrest Orchards offers many fun activities including U-Pick apples, wagon rides, cow milking, live pig races, a Farmhouse and Moonshine Museum. Be sure to visit the petting farm.Entertainment on the Hillcrest Stage such as Blue Grass Bands and Cloggers. Delicious fried apple pies, doughnuts and fritters will satisfy your sweet tooth. The large farm market is filled with fresh picked apples, apple cider, jams, jellies, honey, sorghum and many other canned goods. September 17th & 18th: The 1st annual championship rodeo will be held at the Ellijay Fairgrounds. Rodeo brought to you by Gilmer County Saddle Club and Ronnie Thompson Ford. October 9th, 10th, 16th & 17th: Georgia Apple Festival. Enjoy handmade arts and crafts from over 200 vendors. Kids activities, plenty of great food choices, entertainment, and more. Fair will be at the Ellijay Lions Club Fairgrounds. Adults-$5.00 Children under 10: FREE! October 9th & 10th: Apple Arts on the Square. Food, Crafts, Entertainment in beautiful and historic Downtown Ellijay! 9:00AM - 5:00PM

October 16th: Fall Hoedown at Vogel State Park. Come celebrate autumn’s arrival with a 2pm cakewalk, 4:30pm hayrides, 5pm chili & drinks for sale, 6:30pm campfire & dancing, at 8pm a professional storyteller around a bonfire. 2:00PM – 9:00PM.

October 30th: Trick or Treat on the square. Free admission. 6:00PM - 10:00PM

October 30th: Hometown Halloween on the Square. “Haunting on the Square”, games, and lots of fun for the kids at this “Spooktacular” Event.

September 24th – 26th: Licklog Players Presents Leading Ladies (PG) at the Peacock Playhouse. Ticket ate $13.00 for adults and $8.00 for children. Curtain times are Thursday, Friday & Saturday - 8:00PM Sunday Matinee - 2:30PM

Upcoming Fannin County Events: September 6th: Labor Day BBQ at Downtown Blue Ridge City Park. Great family style entertainment, featuring Ole Time Music, Bluegrass & Gospel. 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Rain or shine. For more information call Carlie Hammond at 706-4553818 September 18th – 19th: 11th Annual Wildlife Arts Festival in downtown Blue Ridge City Park. More than 75 artists displaying original works. Don’t miss this event. 7th Annual Ride the Rails Festival. A two and one half mile round trip by railroad motor car traveling through the Iron Bridge over the beautiful Toccoa River, then returning over the bridge back to the beautiful Mineral Bluff Depot. $5.00 for adults $3.00 Children 2 to 12. Food, Cotton Candy, Popcorn, Hot Fresh Coffee, Soft Drinks, Model Train Sales, Tee Shirts & Motor Car Display. Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. October 1st – 3rd & 8th – 10th: Blue Ridge Community Theater presents The Smell of The Kill. Take three delicious, malicious wives, add three miserable, unloving husbands -------- and chill. That’s the recipe for this tantalizing comedy. Friday’s and Saturday’s at 7:30, Sunday’s at 2:00. Call 706-632-9223 for more information.

Upcoming Clay County Events:

October 29th – 31st: Licklog Players Presents Smell of the Kill (PG) at the Peacock Playhouse. Ticket ate $13.00 for adults and $8.00 for children. Curtain times are Thursday, Friday & Saturday - 8:00PM Sunday Matinee - 2:30PM Upcoming Cherokee County Events: September 4th: 10th Annual Heritage Walk & Festival. Enjoy a step back in time with this celebration of Cherokee County. Enjoy all-day historic walking tours and a heritage festival celebrating area artists, crafters, growers, food, live stage entertainment, and more. All events are free and open to the public. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. in historic downtown Murphy at the Old L&N Depot. For more information visit www. heritagepartners.org. September 18th: Kids’ Fair will be held in the Konehete Park in downtown Murphy from 10 am-4 pm. For more information call Family Resources: 828-837-3460. October 2nd & 3rd: Folk School Fall Festival. 10:00AM-5:00PM. Approximately 200 crafts people. Continuous live music and dancing, craft demonstrations, good food, and much more. For more information call: 828-837-2775/800-365-5724 or visit www.folkschool.org.

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