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Photo by Arlen Kennedy Photography                                                               Atlanta Botanical Garden / Gainesville

COMMUNITIES                                                                                                                                                                                  A B OCUOTMHMAULNL I TCIOEUS N T Y

Gainesville/Hall County

Hall County and our cities and towns are the perfect place                                       up-and-comers take advantage of the
to call “home.” With our Southern charm and proximity to                                         impeccable business climate; Gainesville
Atlanta, you’ll find the best of both worlds in Hall County.                                     was rated as one of the “Best Small Places
                                                                                                 for Business and Careers” for the last four

Eight communities comprise Hall                   friendly, walkable center of commerce and      consecutive years by Forbes magazine.
           County, all with unique personalities  government, and a Georgia Main Street          Likewise an older generation takes
           and opportunities you won’t find       City. Visitors and residents especially enjoy  advantage of Gainesville’s small-town feel
           anywhere else. Whether you prefer      the array of boutiques, galleries, eateries,   with an abundance of recreational activities.
metropolitan areas or a more “home town”          antique shops, and more that surround the      Gainesville was recognized as one of the
feel, you can discover how easy it is to feel at  Downtown Square.                               “Top 5 Places to Retire Affordably” by Where to
home in Gainesville/Hall County. 	                	 The bustling, yet friendly city serves as    Retire Magazine. With so much to offer,
                                                  the county seat, and its diverse population    it’s no wonder Gainesville was designated
                                                                                                 one of Georgia’s “Cities of Excellence.”

Gainesville – Pop. 38,000                         continues to grow at a steady rate. Young

	 Chartered in 1821, Gainesville was named

for General Edmund P. Gaines, a hero of the

War of 1812. Since its establishment the city

has been the center of trade and business

in North Georgia, and two centuries later,

Gainesville is still a thriving epicenter of

commerce, entertainment, and opportunities.

	 One of the most charming aspects of

Gainesville is the beautiful downtown

district, which was destroyed by a tornado in

1936 and later rebuilt by President Franklin      Dragon Boat Race
D. Roosevelt. Today the area is a vibrant,

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