Two hours northeast of Atlanta and just minutes south of the Georgia-North Carolina border is Hiawassee, Georgia. This lakeside city encompasses 2.2 square miles, 0.5 miles of which is water. Hiawassee also has one of the higher elevations North Georgia towns, sitting at 1,972 feet.
Hiawassee gets its name from the Cherokee (or Creek) word Ayuhwasi, which means “meadow.” This name refers to the surprisingly mild terrain of the town, which is situated in the Hiwassee River basin. Unlike other cities in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Hiawassee features plenty of grassy knolls and gentle slopes that lead down toward Lake Chatuge, a large, man-made reservoir lake.
Land for sale in Hiawassee typically ranges from $10,138 - $59,537, which is significantly higher than the state average of $14,242 per acre. This is because 20% of our listings include river-front, lake-front, or creek-front land, while 35% of our listings include river, lake, or creek views.
Most waterways other than Lake Chatuge are outside of Hiawassee’s city limits, but still run through the available plots of land in the surrounding area. Allen Mill Creek runs to the southeast of town, while Bell Creek branches off to the northeast. Woodring Branch and Sutton Branch lead west on the other side of Lake Chatuge.
Trees are plentiful in Hiawassee. Hardwoods like oak and hickory are common here, as are flowering trees like dogwood and magnolia. You can see some of these specimens at the Fred Hamilton Rhododendron Garden at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds.
Our listings include lots as small as 0.11 acres and as large as 112 acres. Many of the smaller lots are zoned for residential use, but there are several commercial lots at all price points, too.
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