The draw for so many people to the beautiful state of Georgia often times involves simple living. When you live in the South, time seems to slow down, stand-still almost, and it allows you to appreciate the finer things in life. In our great state, there are plenty of slow-paced towns that we can recognize for not necessarily adapting to the hustle-and-bustle of everyday life, but instead, for keeping things simple. Check out these towns that made our list:
1. Blue Ridge
With just under 1,300 residents, Blue Ridge, Georgia is a popular vacation destination for most. Residents and visitors alike can spend their days outdoors hiking, fishing, golfing, or just enjoying the mountains.
2. Sandy Springs
Although it's labeled a "suburban city", Sandy Springs is still like a small town to us. The town offers so many types of sports and recreation leagues for kids, plus a healthy community events calendar.
With no more than 1,000 residents, Hiawassee sure is a beautiful town in Georgia. You can hit the trails and revel in the simplicity of nature, or stroll along the beautiful Lake Chatuge.
This small town in Georgia is growing in popularity, however it still remains just as tiny and terrific as ever. You can grab a cup of coffee and a piece of fried pie, and appreciate the simplicity this town has to offer.
Nestled on the bank of the Flint River, Montezuma has a population of less than 3,700 residents. It's slow-paced, despite being incorporated specifically as a railroad town.
Although growing in modernity, Dahlonega is always beautiful in the most simple of ways. Especially around holiday-times, Dahlonega lights up Georgia like no other town can.
The town of Toccoa, Georgia is such a small, simple place, they even have a "Traveler Rest" where visitors can rock their day away on porch chairs.
It might not be a small town by population standards, but it certainly is charming enough to make this list. What's more, Brunswick also brings in plenty of visitors to The Big Oak, which just oozes simple living and relaxation. You know a town is slow-paced and simple when they honor a gigantic Oak tree daily.
Ahh, the City of Roses. How can we NOT add a town that frequently, annually, and happily stops to smell the roses?
Visiting Plains, Georgia is a one-of-a-kind experience. Not just because of the historical importance involving President Jimmy Carter, but because it's the type of town that hasn't changed their ways, which is exactly what makes them special.
About 6,000 people call Blakely, Georgia home. Visitors, however, come from far and wide to walk across one of the oldest southernmost covered bridges in the country.
Greensboro is rich in history and tradition, not to mention riddled with antebellum homes and churches. But you know they're simple living when they value their farmer's markets the way they do.
13. Big Canoe
Located near the foothills of the North Georgia Appalachian Mountains, Big Canoe is a beautifully small town that appreciates simplicity and nature. Just imagine all of the pure beauty that Georgian mountains offer.
14. Ball Ground
Some could say Ball Ground is set in their ways, which is why they made this list. We love the small towns in Georgia that don't take life too seriously, and instead honor history and culture.
Now we know that can’t be all the towns in our whole state that promote simple living. If we missed any, shout them out in the comments! Your suggestions may just help make a Part 2 list possible. 😉