Luxury Lake and Mountain - Summer '23 - Harry Norman, REALTORS

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Harry Norman, REALTORS ® Luxury Lake and Mountain has been proudly serving Rabun County and the surrounding areas from our Downtown Clayton office since 2007.

We understand that buying or selling any property is a major financial and emotional undertaking. Our agents and staff are here to guide you through the process, and to provide you with exceptional service at any price point.

Founded in 1930, Harry Norman, REALTORS® is Atlanta’s oldest and largest residential real estate firm with 13 sales offices, various franchise and satellite offices, and more than 1,100 real estate professionals. Harry Norman, REALTORS ® is a member of HomeServices of America, Inc.


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Harry Norman, REALTORS ® Luxury Lake And Mountain

141 S. Main St | Clayton, GA 30525


While you are enjoying all the outdoor and recreational activities that Rabun, Habersham, and White counties have to offer, why not learn some new skills along the way? Sprinkled throughout the magazine are just a few ideas we had. Have fun! Lake Burton Properties 4 Waterfall Club - Golf Community 16 Near Lake Burton 19 Seed Lake 20 Lake Rabun Properties 22 Holiday Events 25 Community Info 26 Mountain Properties 30 Lots & Acreage 40 Habersham and White Counties 42 CONTENTS Integrity | Local Knowledge | Global Connections
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by Peter McIntosh
Fireworks Photo
Pam Smith Receptionist, Secretary Gary Kyle Marketing Coordinator Nicole Griffin Office Administrator
Sandi Griffin Managing Broker Caleb Tyler 706-982-4646 Jennifer Tyler 706-968-8521 Laura Ogram 706-851-9923 Julie Barnett 404-697-3860 Leigh Barnett 404-931-3636 Timothy Butler 706-490-0630 Rosa Icela Carter 619-921-1796 Crawford Grice 706-490-3341 Jennifer Kyle 706-968-2255 Sarah Gillespie 404-735-6157 Claudette Gillespie 229-539-7874 Brad Fisher 706-490-2839 Jackie West 706-490-1374 Kay Whiten 706-490-5339 Diane Wilbanks 678-640-7495 Molly Williams 770-365-0816


Lake Burton is used by residents and visitors who enjoy the clear and clean lake water while skiing, boating, and fishing. The area is rich with wildlife, fish, and flora that are a delight to enjoy. Area amenities include the Waterfall Club with 18 hole golf course, two marinas with restaurants, Camp High Harbor, and the quaint shops and restaurants of nearby Clayton.

The surrounding forests are part of the beautiful southern Appalachian Mountains and protected national forest lands. The Lake Burton Civic Association sponsors numerous activities such as lake events, a tour of homes, and a golf tournament.

Lake Burton is the first in a chain of six Georgia Power lakes with an elevation of 1,866.5 feet. The reservoir covers approximately 2,775 acres, and holds almost 5 billion cubic feet of water. There are roughly 1,200 private homes on Lake Burton’s 62 miles of shoreline.

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Leased Lots 844 Fee Simple Lots 328 Total Lots 1,172 Shoreline/miles 62 Elevation 1866.6’ Acreage 2775 Year Impounded 1919

Custom 5BR, 4.5b home offers long range lake views from a protected swimming cove


This newly constructed 5BR, 4.5b contemporary custom home is situated on a 1.19 acre lot in Cherokee Cove offering long range lake views from a protected swimming cove. The clean-lined interior features painted white shiplap walls and ceilings with hardwood flooring throughout. The open floor plan features an oversized professional kitchen with Wolf, SubZero and Bosch appliances, custom cabinetry, granite and quartz countertops, coffee bar, walk-in pantry and access to a grilling deck and screened dining porch. The vaulted great room provides long water views from both the dining area and generous family room with a masonry stone fireplace at it’s center. A lakeside screened porch features a stone fireplace with inset flat screen TV and access to a side yard that is set up for a future hot tub location. The main floor owner’s suite offers a spectacular view down Cherokee Cove, a walk-in closet and spa-like bath with marble flooring, soaking tub, and oversized marble tiled shower. The terrace level provides a secondary family room with lake views, a masonry stone fireplace, wet bar and access to a covered stone terrace. The terrace level provides three additional guest bedrooms and a home office that could be used as a 5th guest bedroom, each with lake views. Additional amenities include a 3 car-garage, gated entry, professional landscaping, lakeside outdoor fireplace with fieldstone patio, whole house generator, 2-stall boathouse and swim dock.

612 Cherokee Road | $6,725,000 | 20112996

JULIE BARNETT 404-697-3860


This newly constructed fee simple 6 bedroom, 6 full bath, 2 half bath American Farmhouse style home is an entertainer’s dream, designed for lakeside socializing and gathering. The main floor features rugged, reclaimed heart Pine flooring cut from antique beams, refined white shiplap walls and lots of windows showcasing the lake to create a relaxed yet sophisticated atmosphere. The foyer entry opens to a spacious living room/dining room with a gas starter fireplace and French doors leading to a lakeside covered porch with Ipe decking. The well-equipped kitchen features a built-in dining nook, durable Caesarstone countertops, Jennair appliances including a 42” paneled refrigerator/freezer, 36” stainless gas range, under counter wine cooler, nugget ice maker and double sinks. The main floor owner’s suite provides lake views and a serene en-suite bath with freestanding tub, Carrera marble topped double vanity, marble and subway tiled shower with seamless glass enclosure, separate water closet and walk-in closet. A main floor guest bedroom offers lake views, a private full bath with Carrera marble topped double vanity, tiled shower, water closet and linen closet. A powder room and laundry room complete the main floor. The second floor opens to a generous landing with built-in bunk beds to sleep extra guests. Two additional guest bedrooms each enjoy shiplap walls, reclaimed pine flooring, lake views and en-suite full baths. The terrace level features a guest bedroom with lake views and en-suite bath with shower/tub combo along with a 2nd large bedroom with built-in twin over queen bunk beds and an en suite bath with honed granite topped double vanity, oversized tiled shower and walk-in closet. A spacious family room includes a fireplace with gas starter, game area and full wet bar with under counter beverage cooler, nugget ice maker and microwave drawer. French doors lead out to a landscaped lakeside yard with stone steps leading down to the 2-story boathouse and swim dock. The picturesque boathouse is the perfect spot to spend the summer or watch football games in the fall with a fireplace, built-in ceiling heaters, Ipe cabinetry and Ipe decking. A detached 3-car garage is heated and cooled and could double as a gym, game area or other living space. The home features security systems with cameras on all the buildings. This conveniently located home offers fully paved access and is within walking distance to multiple dining options at LaPrades Marina. Some photos are virtually staged.

15 Laprades Road | $4,950,000 | 20100223 JULIE BARNETT 404-697-3860

This fee simple, newly constructed 6BR home is designed for lakeside gathering

A lake front oasis featuring a delightful outdoor kitchen and breathtaking views


Welcome to this modern lake front oasis on the stunning shores of Lake Burton. This exceptional modern home boasts 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, a bunk room, and an inviting open floor plan designed to maximize comfort and enjoyment. As you step inside, prepare to be captivated by the seamless blend of indoor and outdoor living spaces, perfect for entertaining or simply relaxing in the embrace of nature’s beauty. The highlight of this exquisite residence is the telescoping door that effortlessly opens to create a harmonious flow between the great room and kitchen, extending the living area to the great outdoors. Revel in the serenity of the surrounding lake and mountain views as you unwind by the gas fireplace in the great room, which also features a dining area accommodating eight or more guests. The well-equipped kitchen is a chef’s delight, offering everything you need to create culinary masterpieces. For those who appreciate the art of al fresco dining, the outdoor lakeside kitchen is an absolute delight. Indulge your senses with a wood-burning Forno Bravo pizza oven, a Lynx power burner, a Sedona gas grill, a Green Egg, an under-counter fridge, and a sink, ensuring every outdoor cooking experience is an absolute pleasure. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the outdoors on the covered porch, complete with a gas fire pit, where you can savor breathtaking views over the long-range lake and mountain vistas. The two-story boathouse features an oversized top deck where you can marvel at the spectacular 4th of July fireworks illuminating the night sky, creating an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. The level point lot is a rare gem, offering a flat lawn and a beach area for enjoying lakeside recreational activities. With its seamless blend of indoor and outdoor living, breathtaking views, and attention to detail, this home is the epitome of modern elegance and serenity. Don’t miss the opportunity to make this extraordinary retreat your own! Additional features include: Radiant heated bathroom floors, pre-wired for EV charger at house and boathouse, full house generator, Hot Springs hot tub, built-in ceiling heaters on porch, and outdoor shower.

146 Cheyenne Lane | $4,195,000 | 20122973 | PENDING JULIE BARNETT 404-697-3860

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This charming Lake Burton home features 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths plus an office and flex room, with long range lake and mountain views to the north. The main floor offers an open floor plan with hardwood flooring, vaulted wood paneled ceilings and a great room with a stone fireplace at its center. A spacious kitchen opens to a dining area with wet bar and access to a lakeside screened dining porch and sun deck with overlooking the lake and distant mountains. The main floor owner’s suite features a high vaulted ceiling, access to a private lakeside screened porch and a private bath with double vanities, bead-board paneling and a walk-in closet. A powder room and laundry closet finish out the main floor. The terrace level features a family room with a wood burning stove and sliding doors leading to a large screened patio. One guest bedroom is equipped with a private bath and a 2nd guest bedroom shares a bath with a large office and smaller flex room. A 2-car garage houses a golf cart that provides easy access to the 2-story boathouse and swim dock located just across the street from the bottom of the driveway. The private boathouse offers beautiful lake and mountain views, a screened porch and deep water. This home is conveniently located just a 6 minute drive from Waterfall Club and a 12 minute drive from shops and dining in downtown Clayton.

537 Meeting House Mountain Road | $2,200,000 | 20105164

LEIGH BARNETT 404-931-3636

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Near Lake Burton - This charming Lake Burton home features 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths plus an office and flex room, with long range lake and mountain views to the north. The main floor offers an open floor plan with hardwood flooring, vaulted wood paneled ceilings and a great room with a stone fireplace at its center. A spacious kitchen opens to a dining area with wet bar and access to a lakeside screened dining porch and sun deck with overlooking the lake and distant mountains. The main floor owner’s suite features a high vaulted ceiling, access to a private lakeside screened porch and a private bath with double vanities, bead-board paneling and a walk-in closet. A powder room and laundry closet finish out the main floor. The terrace level features a family room with a wood burning stove and sliding doors leading to a large screened patio. One guest bedroom is equipped with a private bath and a 2nd guest bedroom shares a bath with a large office and smaller flex room. A 2-car garage houses a golf cart that provides easy access to the 2-story boathouse and swim dock located just across the street from the bottom of the driveway. The private boathouse offers beautiful lake and mountain views, a screened porch and deep water. This home is conveniently located just a 6 minute drive from Waterfall Club and a 12 minute drive from shops and dining in downtown Clayton.

133 Lake View Lane | $1,150,000 | 20118877 MOLLY WILLIAMS 770-365-0816



The private club was designed as a refreshing retreat from the responsibilities of the “real world.” Overlooking the pristine shores of Lake Burton, Waterfall Club offers some of the most breathtaking scenery found anywhere. A spectacular 18 hole golf course is the heart of Waterfall Club. It also features a 52,000 SF athletic center complete with fitness center, a sauna, steam room, spa, Junior Olympic swimming pool, indoor tennis, basketball, and more.

Waterfall Club is also conveniently located to Anchorage and LaPrades marinas, and is just a short drive to Downtown Clayton.


Perched above Lake Burton with stunning views of the lake, mountains, sunset and 3rd hole at Waterfall Club, this 5,000± SF 4-story home offers an ideal floor plan for entertaining. The foyer entry introduces a separate dining room and entry hall to the great room with high vaulted ceilings and a wall of windows showcasing lake and mountain views. The well-appointed kitchen features stainless steel appliances, leathered granite counter tops and custom cabinetry. The main floor covered porch is the perfect spot to relax after a day of golf. A generous main floor owners’ suite offers lake views and a private bath with soaking tub, separate shower, separate vanities, walkin closets and a separate entrance to the laundry room. The upstairs features a reading loft, guest bedroom, bunk room, full bath and a flex room that could be used as an office or nursery. Guests can slip away downstairs to their own private haven on the first basement level with a comfortable family room with fireplace, access to a lakeside porch and 2 guest bedrooms with lake views that share a full bath. Downstairs, the 2nd basement level is unfinished with the potential for a game room, additional bedrooms, or a home office.

123 Village Club Trail | $1,885,000| 20121527

JULIE BARNETT 404-697-3860


This gently sloping .509 acre lot overlooks the 15th fairway, features views of Lake Burton and rolling distant mountains, and provides a great building site. The unobstructed views from future homes make this a perfect location for your mountain cottage.

J41 Bent Grass Way | $69,000 | 20016435

JULIE BARNETT 404-697-3860


Tying knots isn’t just for the Scouts. Learning a few basics can really come in handy when you’re out fishing, moving cargo, or securing your boat to the pier properly after a day on the lake - this is a good one to actually know.

There are many excellent app choices in this category, such as Knots By Grog. Many offer video and animated instruction. Learning to tie knots effectively is different for many people. Try some of these apps out to see which teaching style works best for you.

Waterfall Club dining

Goat Cliff Estates

At an elevation of approximately 2,450’, the 180 degree views facing Northwest, West and Southwest over the waters of Lake Burton are breathtaking from this 2.81 acre improved lot! The Goat Cliff Estates community offers shared lake access with a common clubhouse and mooring dock in Acorn Creek Cove. Recently, underground fiber optic has been installed up to the lot so working from home while enjoying a magnificent view is feasible! Underground utilities, grading work and a 3-bedroom septic permit have been completed. This property awaits your creative vision to bring it to life with a new construction home worthy of the views. Located only 15 minutes from Downtown Clayton, less than 5 minutes from Waterfall Club, and less than 10 minutes from Anchorage Marina.

0 Sonya Drive - Lot 11 | $325,000 | 20104718

SARAH GILLESPIE 404-735-6157

Lake and mountain views from this 1.27 acre lot in a gated community above Lake Burton. Buildable lot with paved roads, 5-minute drive to LaPrade’s Marina for restaurants, boat storage, and lake access, close proximity to Waterfall Club, and, easy access to downtown Clayton.

Ivy Ridge Way - Lot 41 | $65,000 | 20109743

JENNIFER KYLE 706-968-2255


The NE Georgia region

The immediate area around us is chockfull of great trails and waterfalls just waiting to be appreciated. There are tons of options for trail guide apps.

AllTrails is one offering which is available with free and pay-for options. Many offer route planning and tracking, reviews, difficulty assessments, maps and help you search for trails that are family and dogfriendly too!

What are you waiting for?

The Summit at Lake Burton Community clubhouse and lake access dock


Seed Lake provides a quiet peace and serenity that defines the underlying character of the lake. It is probably the most overlooked of this chain of lakes, which may appeal to many pleasure boaters, anglers, and residents.

Seed Lake is the narrow Tallulah River impoundment of 240 acres with a shoreline of approximately 13 miles. It was impounded in 1926, and is the second in the chain of Georgia Power lakes, and is downstream from the Burton Dam.

Access to Seed Lake is limited to one boat ramp on the north side of the lake. It’s surrounded by national forest and Georgia Power property, Membership in the Seed Lake Association is available for all property owners.


Being prepared

With all of the walking, biking and exploring that you’ll be getting into around here, it’s a good plan to brush up on you basic first-aid skills.

Know before you go

Of course, having an idea of what to do beforehand is best practice. Carrying a quality, waterproof first aid packet doesn’t add much weight or take much space. These are available in town from some outdoor gear vendors.

Don’t forget about Fido!

There are even pet first aid apps and specialty packs available in town as well.


Seed Lake provides a quiet peace and serenity that defines the character of the lake.

Leased Lots 97 Fee Simple Lots 44 Total Lots 141 Shoreline/miles 13 Elevation 1752.5’ Acreage 240 Year Impounded 1926


Lake Rabun offers a wonderful setting for water skiing, fishing, and afternoon cruises. Nearby Glen Ella Springs Inn, Lake Rabun Hotel, and The Orchard Golf Club offer the community enjoyable amenities. The surrounding area is abundant with wildlife including white tail deer, red and gray fox, raccoon, bobcats, and black bears. Wild turkey and ruffled grouse can also seen in the area. There are many hiking trails and lush waterfalls within a short distance for your quiet enjoyment. The active Lake Rabun Association sponsors many events throughout the year, such as The Rabun Ramble 5k & 10k Run; 4th of July fireworks, the Wooden Boat Parade and other July 4th activities, and the Lake Rabun Tour of Homes.

Lake Rabun is the third of six lakes that follow the course of the Tallulah River basin. Construction on Mathis Dam was completed in 1915. Lake Rabun became a haven for Atlantans who would make the day-long trip to enjoy lake life. At an elevation of 1,689 feet and surface area of 835 acres with 25 miles of shoreline, it is the second largest lake in the six lake chain.

706-212-0228 | 22 - LAKE RABUN PROPERTIES

Lake Rabun offers a wonderful setting for water skiing, fishing, and afternoon cruises, along with a rich history of community.

Leased Lots 210 Fee Simple Lots 275 Total Lots 485 Shoreline/miles 25 Elevation 1689.6’ Acreage 835 Year Impounded 1915

Deer Haven II

Corner lot in this quiet neighborhood. Paved access, wooded lot, situated on West side of the ridge. Located near Lake Rabun. Short Sale.

0 Brenary Lane | $95,000 | 20074491

TIMOTHY BUTLER 706-490-0630


Learning about birds in our area is a great way to get outside and explore

Merlin Bird ID (with birdsong ID)

This app helps you identify birds you see and hear and offers ID tips, range maps, photos, and sounds to help you learn about the birds you spot and to build your birding skills.

Audubon Bird Guide

The Audubon Bird Guide is a free and complete field guide to over 800 species of North American birds. Built for all experience levels, it will help you identify the birds around you, keep track of the birds you’ve seen, and get outside to find new birds in your area!

Deer Haven II

Two contiguous lots featuring excellent Lake Rabun views! Purchase one or both for a mountain estate. Each 3 acre lot offers paved road access, a graded drive, and a building site.

Lot 13 Brenary Lane | $149,900 | 20088938

Lot 12 Brenary Lane | $129,900 | 20088937 BRAD FISHER 706-490-2839



LAKE BURTON ---------------


9 a.m. | Lake Burton Fun Run

9:30 p.m. | Lake Burton Fireworks


Ski Patriots Salute to America Show | Sunday afternoon

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7:30 a.m. | 17th annual Rabun Ramble 5K and 10K


10 a.m. | Wooden boat parade Dusk | Fireworks display

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10 a.m. | 20th annual Independence Day Celebration

11 a.m. | Sky Valley Rubber Duck Race

11:45 a.m. | July 4th parade

5:30 p.m. | Sid Weber Cancer Fund BBQ

9:15 p.m. | Fireworks over the lake!

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Dusk | Dillard Fireworks Display

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2 p.m. | Demorest Glorious 4th of July Celebration

4 p.m. | Parade begins

Foods, crafts, music, activities with fireworks at dusk


Rabun County Communities

Clayton is known for its thriving downtown, shopping, restaurants, unique lodging, and proximity to all forms of outdoor activities.

Dillard, just below the NC border, is home to The Dillard House and other restaurants, small shops, and lodging.

Heaven’s Landing is a gated community with a paved concrete runway for use by community members and guests.

Lakemont is an unincorporated community just north of Lake Rabun on OLD 441 S. The quaint downtown area features a restaurant, an art gallery, gift shop, and a small park along the bank of Tiger Creek.

Tiger rests near the base of Tiger Mountain. It’s known for the Tiger Drive-In Theater, Goats on the Roof, Tiger Mountain Vineyards, and Stonewall Creek Vineyards. Tiger is home to the Rabun County High, Middle, Elementary, and Primary schools, as well as the Board of Education and Mountain Education Center. The Tiger Four-Way is a wellknown landmark where Old 441 S and Tiger Connector Cross.

Waterfall Club is a private community above Lake Burtonand club featuring dining, golf course, and fitness center. Learn more about it on page 14.

Wiley is a small unincorporated community along 441 in between Tiger and Lakemont. It’s claim to fame is you can see the Lakemont post office from the Wiley post office parking lot.

Habersham County Communities

Clarkesville hosts a bustling downtown noted for its dining, art & antiques shops, an active community theater and other interesting stores. The Soque River flows past Clarkesville and is known for it’s Trout fishing.

Tallulah Falls is located just along the beautiful Tallulah Gorge and Rabun/Habersham county line. People from all over come to see the awe-inspiring beauty of North Georgia’s natural wonder! It is also home to the Tallulah Gorge State Park, which features trails, an interpretive center, camping, and more!

Towns County

Tate City is an unincorporated community located in Towns County just below the Georgia/ North Carolina border along the Tallulah River.

Mountain City is just north of Clayton. Mountain City is home to the Foxfire Museum - Appalachian life and history. Nearby Black Rock Mountain State Park boasts amazing views, camping, hiking, and a visitor’s center.

Persimmon is an unincorporated rural community in rural Rabun County northwest of Clayton

Rabun Gap has been a center of farming in Rabun County. It is home to the Hambidge Center, a retreat for artists and writers, and nearby Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School.

Sky Valley is the highest city in Georgia at an elevation of 3,124 ft. It features waterfalls, hiking trails and beautiful views. It is also home to the Sky Valley Country Club and community.

Cornelia is larger charming, historic town south of Clarkesville. Shop, eat and enjoy the historic and scenic attractions including a city park system.

Demorest hosts Georgia’s longest running Fourth of July festival and parade. Piedmont College and Habersham Medical Center are located here.

Lakemont Clarkesville
Sky Valley Tallulah Gorge


For home buyers with children, it’s no secret that quality schools are an important consideration when choosing a place to live. Rabun and Habersham counties offer exceptional public and private school options. The area’s proximity to some of Georgia’s top colleges and universities, and to North and South Carolina offers great opportunities for those seeking to continue their education.

Georgia Department of Education

Rabun County

Rabun County Primary School

Rabun County Elementary School

Rabun County Middle School

Rabun County High School

Mountain Education Charter High School

Private Schools

Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School

Tallulah Falls School

Colleges and Universities

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta GA

N. Georgia Technical College, Clarkesville GA

Piedmont College, Demorest GA

Toccoa Falls College, Toccoa GA

Truett McConnell University, Cleveland GA

University of Georgia, Athens

Young Harris College, Young Harris GA

Clemson University, Clemson, SC

Western NC University, Cullowhee NC

Habersham County

Elementary Schools

Baldwin Elementary

Clarkesville Elementary

Cornelia Elementary

Demorest Elementary

Fairview Elementary

Hazel Grove Elementary

Level Grove Elementary

Woodville Elementary

Middle Schools

Hilliard A. Wilbanks Middle School

North Habersham Middle

South Habersham Middle

High School

Habersham Central

Giving back

Harry Norman, REALTORS Luxury Lake and Mountain is firmly invested in our community. It is important to us to give back to our local charities, events, police, emergency, and fire services. Equally, we give to our schools and students’ academic pursuits through scholarship assistance and programs support though advertising and time.


Downtown Clayton

Downtown Clayton is a small, bustling town located in the mountains of Northeast Georgia. The main street offers restaurants, upscale boutiques, shopping, and historic charm.

Personal Understanding

Buying or selling a mountain home or lakefront property is a major life event. Our agents and brokers understand that. They are trained to know the process of buying and selling, and will guide you through the course from start to finish.

Downtown Clayton


The lakes aren’t the only thing happening in this corner of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The county hosts over 148,000 acres of the Chattahoochee National Forest. It’s also home to the beauty and adventure of the Tallulah Gorge State Park, the famous and scenic Chattooga and Tallulah Rivers, and it offers all kinds of adventure for those who love to RV, tour, camp, hike, or just take in the scenery. Find your perfect home in the mountains of Rabun County!

Downtown Clayton - Here is your opportunity to own one of the most prominent retail locations in thriving Clayton, Georgia! This incredible location ensures high foot traffic and visibility for your business. The historic masonry building zoned CBD offers three levels: The main floor and retail space offers large picture windows facing the sidewalk, hardwood floors, high ceilings, an ADA compliant bathroom, private office space, and kitchenette. The upper level also has hardwood floors, high ceilings and windows overlooking Main Street. Also on the upper level and accessible from the exterior stairway at the back of the building is a separate living space complete with hardwood floors, built-in cabinetry, high ceilings, a full bathroom with double vanity, full kitchen with dining area and outdoor deck with sunset views.

55 N. Main Street | $1,495,000 | 20114544 | Commercial Listing SARAH GILLESPIE 404-735-6157


There is potential to convert the entire upper level of the building into a private living space by simply opening a pre-existing doorway. The lower level offers concrete floors, exposed wood ceilings and storage areas with a separate entrance at the back of the building with potential as a separate business space.

Downtown Clayton is a bustling small town located in the mountains of Northeast Georgia in Rabun County and recently named an Appalachian Trail Community. The main street offers award winning restaurants, upscale boutiques and historic charm and character. Rabun County is home to 3 state parks, the luxury lake communities of Lake Burton, Lake Rabun and Seed Lake and exemplary school systems including: Rabun County, Rabun Gap Nacoochee and Tallulah Falls.


Parker Ranch - This is a rare opportunity to purchase a property rich with local history within the city limits of Downtown Clayton. The Parker Ranch is a beautiful inn that was originally constructed as a private summer home in 1907. The main structure imbues a sense of peaceful, old-world elegance. Positioned on over 6 acres, the property offers the inn building with eight guest rooms, a dining room, commercial kitchen, two detached guest cottages and a detached event space that has been a popular music listening room. There is room to expand with at least 2-3 undeveloped acres. The property is currently zoned R3. Bring your creative vision to this iconic property!

95 Parker Lane | $1,495,000 | 20124913/20124914

SARAH GILLESPIE 404-735-6157


Tate City - Serenity and seclusion await at this 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home on over 30 private acres at the heart of Tate City, a remote community that’s accessed by meandering down a gravel road along the Tallulah River basin headwaters. The property abuts thousands of acres of National Forest land. This area is known for amazing fishing, hiking, and simply being immersed in the natural environment. The property offers room to expand with an unfinished basement and ample acreage for additional structures.

1710 Tate City Road | $825,000 | 20128071

SARAH GILLESPIE 404-735-6157

Why Choose Luxury Lake and Mountain?

We are your One Stop Shop – We strive to provide you with a positive experience. We want to find that perfect lakefront home or mountain property in Georgia for you. If you’re thinking about selling, we’ll work to get your listing noticed with the firstclass marketing reach of our local and Atlanta offices and their established affiliations and services.

Selecting a REALTOR ® shouldn’t be a flip-of-thecoin choice. Take the time to give us a call and see what sets us apart from the local competition. If you are thinking about buying or selling a home on Lake Burton, Lake Rabun, Seed Lake or in the mountains of North Georgia, please call us first.



Get your Galileo on

With relatively low light pollution in the area, star gazing is an excellent hobby to delve into.

Explore the heavens above

Many constellation, star and planet finders typically show a real-time sky map, day or night, on your device as you rotate in any direction. Many feature up-to-date event calendars so you can catch those annual or once in a lifetime events.

Learn about the solar system, planets, constellations, stars, comets, spacecraft, and more! Star Walk 2 is a well-known star guide app.


Dillard - This 4BR, 3b, one level home sits in the heart of Wolffork Valley surrounded by pastoral views. A rocking chair porch introduces the great room with a sunken living area and shiplap wrapped gas fireplace, a window seat with storage, a separate dining area and kitchen with Quartzite countertops, soft-close custom cabinets, stainless appliances, and an island with open shelving. Enjoy the back deck with the tranquil sight of cows grazing and horses frolicking in the pastures next door. The primary wing has a gracious hallway to the walk-in pantry, the laundry room and 2-car garage. The primary bedroom has shiplap accents and an en suite bath with double quartzite vanity and large shower. The opposite wing offers a bedroom with en suite bath with tub and 2 additional bedrooms with a shared bath. Extras include two outbuildings, chain link fencing and separate dog run. This home has been renovated with new siding, new roofing, new oak flooring throughout, new back deck, and 2-car garage.

301 Wolffork Church Road | $750,000 | 20109944

JULIE BARNETT 404-697-3860

Virtually staged

Welcome to this charming 3 bedroom, 2 bath cottage in Smoky Mountain Village, a 55-and-older community. A foyer entrance introduces a great room with a classic gas burning fireplace framed with marble with hidden TV cabinet, wood flooring, Pioneer surround sound system, and a kitchen with stainless appliances, granite countertops and breakfast bar. A walk-in pantry offers the extra space you need for storage. The screened porch off the great room has a wood-burning stone fireplace and EZ Breeze System that allows enjoyment of the private backyard through all the seasons. The spacious owner’s bedroom occupies its own wing, away from noisy guests, with a owner’s bath with granite counter tops, heated flooring, and large closets with custom built-in. The guest wing includes 2 bedrooms, one being used as an office with built-in shelving and cedar-lined closet. The shared bath has granite countertops and heated flooring. The 2-car garage has a lift to the insulated attic storage area making it easy to store bulky items. The beautifully manicured lawn has its own sprinkler system. Engage in this vibrant community by participating in the monthly socials and get-togethers, walks with friends and shopping and dining in Clayton, just a half a mile away.

59 Smoky Mountain Lane | $685,000 | 20084475

JULIE BARNETT 404-697-3860


If you’re looking for beautiful ridge top mountain views within close proximity to Lake Rabun and Tallulah Gorge State Park look no further. This 5 bedroom 5.5 bathroom home is located in the established Long Laurel community. Step inside to an open living space with vaulted 2-story ceilings and hardwood floors throughout the main level. The spacious gourmet kitchen offers stainless steel appliances, solid surface countertops and bar seating. In the living room, get cozy next to the wood burning stone fireplace and enjoy a large dining area that’s perfect for entertaining. A covered porch invites you to enjoy the beautiful eastern mountain views. A separate laundry room is located just off of the kitchen and includes built-in cabinets. The spacious owner’s suite, located on the main level offers ample room for a king-sized bed. The owner’s bath includes a separate soaking tub, shower, double vanities and water closet. Upstairs you’ll find a loft space with a built-in desk and 2 bedrooms each with en suite bathrooms. The finished basement offers a separate living area complete with a kitchenette, family room, and two bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and another covered porch. This home could comfortably accommodate multiple families. It would be ideal as a vacation home or a full time residence. Located along a paved road, it has easy access to many desirable attractions in the area and is only a 10-15 minute drive to the amenities of Downtown Clayton. Laurel Ridge does not allow short term rentals. Minimum rental period is 3 months.

917 Long Laurel Ridge | $455,000 | 20086038 | PENDING SARAH GILLESPIE 404-735-6157

Enjoy stylish in-town living in downtown Clayton in these 2BR, 2.5b transitional farmhouse style town homes. With a “Joanna Gaines” feel, these clean-lined town homes feature 9’ plus ceilings, oak flooring, modern kitchen with stainless appliances and subway tile back splash. The open floor plan offers space for dining and lounging around the fireplace. A generous covered back deck offers space for grilling, dining and lounging while enjoying the mountains in the background. A powder room is located under the stairs for guests. Upstairs, the primary bedroom offers a vaulted ceiling and en suite bath with designer tile, seamless glass shower door and double vanity. Covered decks on the main floor and off the primary bedroom provide quiet spaces to enjoy a good book. A guest bedroom offers a private full bath with tiled floor and shower. Enjoy easy access to casual and fine dining, boutique shopping and after hours entertainment, along with all the outdoor activities of Rabun County and the surrounding mountains, rivers and lakes. Whether purchased for your own personal enjoyment or as a rental investment, this is a great chance to take advantage of our abundance of beautiful waterfalls and hiking trails, white water rafting, wonderful views, and coveted lakes.

21 Cottonwood St., pictured this page — $459,000 | 20108770

43 Cottonwood St. — $459,000 | 20053620 JULIE BARNETT 404-697-3860


This great 3 bedroom, 2 bath house located in the city limits of Clayton is near downtown amenities. It features a vaulted ceiling in the living area with a fireplace, hardwood floors in all areas except the bedrooms, spacious kitchen, and a 2-car garage. Everything is well proportioned to allow for plenty of room in the primary bedroom and two guest bedrooms. The exterior features concrete siding and low maintenance materials. The back of the house has a grilling deck and a place to chill in nice weather. Overall a nice home close to everything!

172 Toole Street | $375,000 BRAD FISHER 706-490-2839



Kingwood Resort - Excellent lot directly on the 15th fairway. The location is convenient to Highway 76E and great views of the fairway. The lot has a very gentle portion and the rest is sloped making new construction simpler with less grading in most cases. Enjoy all of the amenities available in the neighborhood such as golf, pools, fitness center, restaurant/bar and more with a membership to the club. Bring your plans and be a part of a great community. Water and sewer available.

Kingwood Drive - Lot 6 | $35,000 | 20110659

BRAD FISHER 706-490-2839

Stekoa Valley - Easy access to this undeveloped 4.48 acres tract located in Stekoa Valley, county road frontage of just over 480 feet, tract is wooded with access from a private road. Potential for good building sites, from the upper part of this tract you will have views of the valley.

Access is also easy from Highway 441 S. off Rickman Airfield Road.

0 Rickman Airfield Drive | $105,000 | 20049455

JACKIE WEST 706-490-1374

Kingwood Resort


Hide and Seek on a global level

Geocaching is a fun way to get outside and to explore. There are geocaches all over the area. Some are easy to find, and some are quite difficult to locate. It’s a great hobby for all ages, families and students.

GPS treasure hunting

Use your GPS enabled device to locate hidden containers left by other adventurers. Fill out a log book, collect the tiny treasures, and leave a new one behind for the next explorers. There are also specific geocache games to play. You can keep track of your finds online as well. Sign up to create your own geocaches for others to find as well!

Geocaching is a popular app with many features. It offers a free and pay for version as well as a community website.

Towns County - This 1.7 acre lot sits on the top ridge of Young Harris Mountain within the Chatuge Heights Community. Paved road access leads you to the stunning home site with multi-layered long range mountain views. Fantastic location with easy access to Hiawassee and Young Harris which includes the marina at Ridges Resort, Lake Chatuge, Bell Mountain and the Brasstown Valley Resort and Spa. Do not miss this opportunity to build your dream mountain home in North Georgia!

0 Harris Ridge Road | $49,900 | 20090584 MOLLY WILLIAMS 770-365-0816

Smoky Mountain Village - A wonderful over 55 gated community.. Public water, sewer, natural gas, and underground utilities in place. Ready for you to build corner lot with lovely view, quiet cul-de-sac location. Community is well planned and landscaping of the entire community is remarkable. Nice clubhouse and community activities are popular. Seller is a licensed real estate broker.

0 Smoky Meadow Trail | $76,500 | 20061919

TIMOTHY BUTLER 706-490-0630 GARELIC#238602

Sky Valley - Beautiful .73 acre high elevation lot with long range mountain views! The Sky Valley community offers waterfalls, walking trails, golf, pool, fishing, tennis and more. Come join in the mountain living and build your dream home here!

$15,000 | 20011918

JENNIFER TYLER 706-968-8521



Habersham and White Counties rest in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Find your new home here and enjoy all they have to offer!

Habersham is home to seven charming and historical towns, Habersham County features rivers, lakes, beautiful waterfalls, hiking and horseback trails, and camping and swimming sites. Cultural activities can be found in six museums, a nationally recognized historic country inn, a community theater, and a liberal arts college.

Other lakes and rivers, including the trophy trout waters of the Soque River, bring fishermen from far and near. Habersham also features two golf courses.

Some local events include: Spring Wine Highway Weekend, Mountain Laurel Festival, Taste of Clarkesville, Batesville Days, and the Habersham County Parade. Seasonal water releases bring thousands of white water thrill seekers and visitors to the beautiful Tallulah Gorge.


Lake Laceola Community - Enjoy valuable family time both indoors and out at this exquisitely kept custom built 4BR, 4.5b home offering a mountain and lake luxury lifestyle. Over 9 acres of property, tucked away among scenic breathtaking views with ridge lines, mountaintops, rolling hills and luscious valleys, there are plenty of places to connect with nature in any direction that you walk. Acacia hand scraped floors, Brazilian walnut butcher block counter top, T&G ceilings, Tennessee River Rock, Elk Chandelier, high end stainless appliances, copper tub are just a few of the complementing finishes throughout the home. Primary bedroom on main, office, large kitchen with walk-in pantry, Laundry room, and decks to soak in those views. Terrace level features a wet bar, wine room, gun room, family room, game room and 3 additional bedrooms (one currently used as an office) and lots of storage space. There is plenty of parking with the attached 4-car garage and an additional detached 2-car garage. Outside sit by the fire pit, have fun at the horseshoe pit, or enjoy a stroll through the property and onto the adjoining 30 acre green space. Fully landscaped, whole home generator, fiber, alarm system, whole house speaker system. Lake Laceola is a private 120 acre lake featuring paved roads, a clubhouse for additional entertaining, pool and ramps for lake access. Convenient to Atlanta, downtown Cleveland, Helen, Habersham and Rabun Counties.

90 Timberwood Cove | $1,575,000 | 20108181 | PENDING

JENNIFER KYLE 706-968-2255

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A must-see custom-built masterpiece with 3 bedrooms 2.5 bathroom ranch-style home is nestled on a private 5.8 acres, partially fenced and at the end of the cul-de-sac. Consisting of a spacious, bright and open floor plan. Beautiful hardwoods throughout. Large owner’s suite with bath, stunning gourmet kitchen which overlooks the family room and dining area. Vaulted ceilings with beautifully accented wood beams, tray ceilings, and tiled bathroom floors. Exterior of home features Hardi-Plank siding with stone accents, a rocking chair front porch, fire pit and fenced back yard. This home has been impeccably maintained. The home is conveniently located to dining, shopping, and hospitals in Clarkesville, Gainesville, Cleveland and all of North Georgia.

121 Yonah Breeze Lane | $675,000 | 20112531

JENNIFER KYLE 706-968-2255


New construction in the Grand Oaks Subdivision, to be completed mid July. 4BR, 2b all on one level. As you step inside, you’ll be greeted by a spacious and inviting open floor plan. The large, light-filled, living space is ideal for hosting family and friends, and also features a ship lap wrapped gas fireplace. The kitchen has a large center island with bar stool seating , custom cabinets, granite countertops and a walk-in pantry. All decks feature Trex decking with the back screened in deck overlooking the partially wooded 1 acre lot. A grilling porch with steps to the backyard is attached to the screened in deck. LVP flooring throughout. The large primary room offers up a large walk-in closet that opens to the laundry room for convenience. 2-car garage. The Grand Oaks Subdivision features a neighborhood fishing pond, playground, a tennis court, and is located just minutes to Downtown Clarkesville. Currently under construction and easy to show. Ready for you to pick wall colors and countertops.

304 Windsong Ridge | $489,000 | 20121409

JENNIFER KYLE 706-968-2255


A rare find in Habersham County, a building lot with Mountain views in every direction. Build your dream home on this estate sized 7.03 acre lot and enjoy the sunrise morning, sunset evenings and starry night skies. The lot will allow a home with a walkout basement and offers some flat areas to create the outdoor space you are looking for as well. The Community features a 3 acre pond, walking trails, underground utilities and community water and is conveniently located within minutes to downtown Clarkesville. The property consists of Lot 15 and Lot 16A.

347 Highlands Drive | $199,500 | 20113002

JENNIFER KYLE 706-968-2255


Out for a stroll and see a beautiful flower or plant you’d like to know more about? Or maybe you want to inspire your students or children with your plant knowledge, or maybe you need advice on how to care for the plants in your home or yard?

PictureThis! is one such app. It uses your photo to accurately identify thousands of species of plants with good accuracy.

Sky Valley Garden Club project

Mud Creek Trail in Sky Valley is a great resource for discovering a few native species of trees and plants. Their Garden Club has information signage along the way. It is also a great place to go for a short stroll along the beautiful creek. Mud Creek Falls is quite breathtaking as well.

Photo by Brad Tinsley | Southern Grit Images | and

Lake Laceola Community - Hidden just off the square in Cleveland exists the beautiful private, gated community Lake Laceola. You can enjoy the mountain views, sunsets and sunrises that surround you in your new home all while being lake front. Amenities include a clubhouse with a kitchen, bar, workout room, great room, outdoor grill and covered/uncovered fire pits. Located just 1-1/2 hours north of Atlanta, makes for an easy drive to your place of serenity and peace. A short 5 minute drive to downtown Cleveland, Helen and close to numerous hiking trails and State Parks.

Lot 240 is a 2.85 acre lake front lot with a gradual slope to the lake.

S. Laceola Rd. - Lot 240 - $140,000 | 20111603

2 acre lake front lot with a gentle slope to the lake. 0 Lake Watch Pt. - Lot 106 - $195,000 | 20104880 | PENDING

JENNIFER KYLE 706-968-2255

Sweetgrass subdivision - Residential lot available in the developed, established community of Sweetgrass. Level and gentle rolling lots in a great location within Demorest City limits. Underground utilities, city water and sewer. .71 acre easy to build lot at the end of the cul-de-sac. Covenants and restrictions. Less than a 10 minute drive to Habersham Medical Center and 30 minutes to NEGA Medical Center in Gainesville.

1648 St. Augustine Court - $26,000 | 20086032

JENNIFER KYLE 706-968-2255


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