Embroidered into gently rolling hills just an hour northeast of Atlanta is the historic town of Flowery Branch, Georgia. This small town of just below 6,000 seamlessly weaves its historic charm and contemporary amenities to provide families with a quality of life that promotes community. A buyer can choose to live in a traditional colonial estate on a lush stretch of land carpeted in native grasses or a more modern-style home located in a state-of-the-art planned community. Flowery Branch offers a range of homes that generously incorporate cul-de-sacs and curvilinear streets to suit all budgets.
An ideal place to live should provide a place to play, work and raise kids. Since 2013, the town of Flowery Branch has been actively engaged in implementing a redevelopment plan that preserves and builds on its historic attributes while blending current planned community concepts that aim to create a space where families can comfortably live where they work. Some of this charming community’s assets include its proximity to numerous recreational opportunities, from Lake Lanier to the North Georgia mountains. Gainesville’s highly regarded medical centers are located just a short 17 minute drive to the north. Historic buildings dating back to the 1800s have been restored and redesigned to provide office and retail space. The town’s variety of restaurants - including Southern, Southwestern, Italian, Asian, home-style and seafood dishes - entice passers-by with their culinary delectations.
Throughout the year, residents enjoy a gentle speed of living while nestled among trees and lakes, where nature’s bounty merges with big-town conveniences. This town is dedicated to conserving its historic character, but it is also innovative. While its redevelopment plan is well underway to retain the town’s old-time character of narrow streets and repurposed buildings, Flowery Branch also envisions creating a community that is more pedestrian friendly by expanding open space, bike paths, multiuse trails and safe sidewalks. Promoting Flowery Branch as a destination is succeeding with efforts such as improving the visibility of gateways by motorists going to and from Lake Lanier. Redirecting traffic flow and building connectors to attract visitors is a core principle of the town’s plan. This is proving successful with an increased number of visitors stopping by to enjoy an ice cream cone in the park or a walk along Main Street to browse unique goods only local business can offer. The growing popularity of the town boasts a median income of $66,899, with a median house value of approximately $192,000. The weekly farmers market, the annual Flowery Branch Fall Festival, and barbecue and bluegrass engage all in the community at an affordable level. If you seek community, charm, recreation, value and brighter tomorrows, browse our listings for sale in Flowery Branch to find your North Georgia home.