Dawsonville

Population: 2,613
Median Home Sale: $139,250
Median Household Income: $52,964
Median Commute: 30.00
The Edge of the World in Dawsonville, GA. Photo By: Jeff Gunn
Dawsonville is a city in Dawson County, Georgia that consists of approximately 1.9 square miles of land. It is located about 10 miles northwest of Lake Lanier, a man-made reservoir that is used as a source of drinking water by Atlanta. They have a population of 2,536 residents, which is an increase Read More +
Dawsonville is a city in Dawson County, Georgia that consists of approximately 1.9 square miles of land. It is located about 10 miles northwest of Lake Lanier, a man-made reservoir that is used as a source of drinking water by Atlanta. They have a population of 2,536 residents, which is an increase of 139% since the year 2000. The average purchase price of a home or condo in Dawsonville is $187,318, with the average rental price being around $806 per month. Property taxes in Dawson County are about 50% lower than property taxes in neighboring counties. Dawsonville is the birthplace of NASCAR racing.

If you are visiting Dawsonville, you will want to check out The Kangaroo Conservation Center, which holds the largest concentration of kangaroos in the world, other than Australia. If you are in Dawsonville between the end of November and the end of December, be sure to visit the annual Magical Nights of Lights, a 6 mile multi-colored Christmas holiday lights display that is believed to be the largest annual animated Christmas holiday light show in the world.

If you are in Dawsonville in October, be sure to stop by the annual Mountain Moonshine Festival in Downtown Dawsonville. This is a free festival, and all of the proceeds go to help the needy children in Dawson County. At the Moonshine Festival, you will find crafts, food, a large car show, a parade, dancing, kid’s games, rides and much more. You can explore and learn about the history of Dawsonville during the prohibition era and the Great Depression. Read less –