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residents. All students have taken some class
from a post-secondary institution. Educational
opportunities include career advancement/
development and lifestyle enrichment.

   Tourism & Recreation Destination

   Gainesville/Hall County is a regional
and international tourism and recreation
destination and the community has resources
such as a state-of-the-art regional visitors’
center near Interstate 985, and recreational/
athletic centers, that make Gainesville/Hall
County the necessary first stop for tourists
looking to explore Lake Lanier and the
North Georgia Mountains.

  Lake Lanier Olympic Park                                                                                                                                                                      VISION 2030

   Lake Lanier Olympic Park is a central
destination for serious and recreational sports
enthusiasts and is an economic engine for
the community. The Park is integrated into
the community's wellness and commitment
to quality of life initiatives. The Lake Lanier
Olympic Park is host to national and
international sporting events including
triathlons, canoe/kayak, rowing and other
water sports. The Park is recognized regionally
for the natural beauty and value it provides
our residents.

  “Harbor Town”                                      “Violin,” a sculpture by Andrew Crawford, Burd Performing Arts Center, Brenau University
  Mixed Use Community
                                                     pottery, with venues to support performing       other public forms of transportation. There is
   There is a major mixed-use community on
Lake Lanier, with restaurants, an amphitheater,      arts including outdoor amphitheaters.            a connection of walking and bike trails that
and commercial, retail, and residential space.
The community is a tourist attraction and            					support and encourage an active lifestyle and
considered a model for the creative blending         Community of Towns
of residential and commercial development.                                                            pedestrian activity.

   Green Space Initiative                            Future development preserves the

   Gainesville/Hall County has the greatest          traditional scale of Gainesville/Hall County     Post Office Relocated
amount of green space (parks, recreation
areas and privately owned open land) of any          buildings, streets, and public spaces and        The Post Office has been relocated to
urban county in Georgia. Elachee Nature
Science Center in Chicopee Woods, Smithgall          encourages connectedness among residents, Midtown Gainesville and the historic
Woodland Garden and Don Carter State Park
are key anchors of the green space effort.           workers, and visitors.                           Green Street area has become a greater
A highlight of the green space initiative is a
network of pathways connecting North Hall,                                                                    community asset.
Gainesville, and South Hall.
                                                     Local and Regional Transportation
   Gainesville/Hall County                           Connects the Communities
   is an Art Mecca                                                                                    VISION 2030 is funded by private

   There are unique public art districts across      There are highway bypasses around                investments from the business community
Gainesville/Hall County. This includes downtown
Gainesville for performing visual arts, Lake Lanier  Gainesville, and traffic on Downtown’s Green     through the Greater Hall Chamber’s HALLMark
for music, Chicopee Woods for outdoor art
and Gillsville/Lula for cultural arts, folk art and  Street has lessened, protecting the historical   2015-20 Initiative.

                                                     significance and visual beauty of the corridor.  For information:

                                                     Residents have easy and quick access to Athens   V ISION 2030

                                                     and the University of Georgia, Atlanta and       770-532-6206

                                                     Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, Emory University     Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce

                                                     and Georgia Tech through commuter rail or

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