With a population of just over 33,000 people, Dalton, GA offers big city convenience alongside small town charm. The 19.8-square-mile area is a popular place for young families to settle down, largely because of its low cost of living when compared to the United States average. Homes are also quite affordable. The average home price of $122,000 is much lower than the national average.
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Dalton, GA's low crime and proximity to two different school districts add to the family atmosphere. The area is served by both Dalton City School District and Whitfield County School District, which together, boasts 19 elementary schools, six middle schools, five high schools, two alternative schools and one charter school. Several private schools are also nearby, and those seeking higher education can attend Dalton State College in town or travel to University of Tennessee - Chattanooga, which is just 27 miles from Dalton.
Temperatures are mild throughout the year in Dalton, GA. Summers range between 70 and 90 degrees and winters between 30 and 50, making the city's outdoor attractions popular no matter the season. Located near the Blue Ridge Mountains, Dalton provides many opportunities for fishing, kayaking in the area's rivers or simply spending a day on the golf course. Civil War or history buffs can tour the area's ghost towns or spend a day of remembrance at Dalton Confederate Cemetery. Families also enjoy the city's many festivals, including the Liberty Tree Festival and Prater's Mill Country Fair. Indoor activities are abundant. Many residents choose to spend afternoons shopping at Walnut Square Mall, taking in a movie at one of the area theaters, dining in popular local eateries or visiting one of several art galleries. If Dalton, GA's melting pot of culture, art, history and nature sound like they could be your new home, begin your search for the perfect home by checking out our homes for sale.