Jasper Georgia is a quiet great place to live. jasper homes average, outside of the gated communities, 150,000. So you can live on an acre or more in at least a 3 bedroom 2 bath with out breaking the bank.
"Downtown Jasper" , I am an ex NYC kid, so I am a bit of a downtown snob, is growing with new and different restaurants. We are experiencing a growth in business and shops. All of these indicators tell me that Jasper is poised for growth .
What makes Jasper unique is that it is called the First Mountain City. We are at the start of the Smoky Mountains that change names along the way as the run to Maine. So Jasper is county and beautiful but offers easy access to Atlanta. There are medical facilities along with a regional hospital in Jasper. We have an airport as well. So you can fly in in the summer from Florida and back in the winter if you so choose.
There are gated communities in the area as well offering tennis golf and many amenities.
Schools are good here as well and you have choices between public and private. The school system here does impress me.
So If you are thinking mountains consider Jasper . You will be pleasantly surprised and glad you did.