Like many of the counties in Northeast Georgia, Hall County originated from ceded Native American land. In December 1818, the Georgia county was created from Cherokee lands ceded by the Treaty of Cherokee Agency and the Treaty of Washington. The county is named after Lyman Hall, who was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and a governor of Georgia.
Hall County, which is located Northeast of Atlanta and consists of 429 square miles, has experienced explosive growth in recent decades. The population rose from 139,277 in 2000 to about 187,743 in 2009 - that's a 34.8 percent increase!
What makes Hall County so attractive to residents? For one thing, Hall County prides itself on being the regional center of cutting edge research and progress:
• A strong banking and financial sector
• The regional seat of the federal court
• The region's largest major hospital
• A sport's center with headquarters for the Atlanta Falcons, Road Atlanta and Olympic Rowing
• Several education institutions such as Gainesville College and Lanier Technical College
There's also plenty of historic sites to visit as well as modern day attractions, such as:
• Lake Sidney Lanier
• Lanier National Speedway
• Georgia Mountains Center
• Gainesville Commercial Historic District
Contact The Safford Group, your Atlanta-area real estate experts, today to learn more about all the wonderful communities in Hall County, Georgia, including: Braselton, Buford, Clermont, Flowery Branch, Gainesville, Gillsville, Lula and Oakwood. There's plenty of available listings in these beautiful communities as well as the greater Atlanta area. And be sure to request your FREE homebuying guide today.