It is Spring (officially) in the mountains. Friday we had 70 degree temperature. Today looking out my window we have snow flurries. If that isn't Spring I don't know what is. But this leads me to write a bit about the North Georgia Mountains.
The common misconceptions about Georgia are, It is flat , and it is hot. This is because many experience Atlanta in the summer, or drive through Georgia on I 95. In both cases it is hot and on I-95 really flat. But there are mountains in Georgia.. I am at 2500 feet. You can be as high as 4,000 feet in spots. The beauty of the North Georgia Mountains are fourfold.
1 The climate is good. You do not have harsh winters. You are rarely iced in. The summers are great and altitude cools. It is rare that we at 2500 feet run the A?C. So from a fuel standpoint you will heat less in the winter.
2 Because of our late development we are very ecologically minded. Some counties are almost 50 percent green space. Having said that many counties are in the top 50 in the US in Growth.
3 Prices are great. COMPARE US. I cannot tell you how many people are so thankful they came to Georgia before they bought elsewhere in the mountains.
4 The people are great. We are not inundated with visitors and tourists. For sure you will find more out of state plates in car parks in the summer sometimes than local. But you never feel like you are a foreigner in your own land. So people are good and helpful.