Jasper, Georgia; Small Town Living in the North Georgia Mountains

On September 21, 2010, Karin Elliott wrote -

Living in the Big Canoe Community is serene, but where do we go when we need to shop for groceries and go out to eat? Most of the time we just head over to Jasper. Located at the base of Appalachian  Mountain foothills Jasper, Georgia is known as the First Mountain City.  Jasper, the county seat of Pickens county has a real official Main Street complete with charming brick buildings, hand painted Coca-Cola muriels and a plethora of  locally run businesses and restaurants. Conveniently located just off 515 you can dart up to Jasper from Atlanta with only a few turns.

There is a lot of history and tradition in Jasper. Many of the street names are familiar here as a lot of the families are original and still currently residing many generations later here in Jasper and Pickens County. Jasper has it’s own jail house located in the center of town only steps away from the courthouse. Though it’s just a museum now it was active until about 1982. Have no fear, you won’t get thrown in the  Pokey for jaywalking the streets of Jasper, because there are plenty of crosswalks. However, you may get in trouble if you don’t pull over during a funeral procession; an old traditional courtesy that has been lost in larger cities. Plan to spend some time while in town because you are bound to run into friends. Did I mention that Jasper now has a Walmart?

Homes in Jasper range from farms to townhomes but the average Jasper home has a big lot, some shade trees, about 3 to 4 bedrooms and a lot of them even have pastoral views. The oldest Jasper home I found in for sale ws built in 1930, but the majority of the homes for sale are not more than 20 years old. Jasper home prices are from $40K up to over $1M with the average home falling in the mid $200K range. Some of the popular subdivisions are Big Canoe, Bent Tree, Jordan’s Crossing, Arbor Hills, and Hunters Ridge.

If you wish to do a search for homes in Jasper, go to my site and select Jasper for the city search. If you would like to see certain subdivisions, select search and then on the next page you can narrow your search to the subdivision of your choice.

Have Fun!
Karin Elliott-IBA Mountain Homes

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