Jackson County, GA may not be top of mind when you think of areas in Georgia bustling with life and activity. For decades the Northeastern County has been seen as a rural area. Today, however, nothing could be further from the truth.
While it’s true that a large area of the county is still quite rural, the eastern portion has evolved rapidly in the past decade and is now considered by some to be an extension of Atlanta.
Why move to Jackson County, GA
What made all the difference? And what caused so much progress in such a short amount of time?
In a word, business.
As new companies moved to Jackson County, many of them in e-commerce, jobs were created. Employment improved the local economy which, in turn, attracted new workers from outside the state.
The unemployment rate in Jackson County at 2.9% is below the national average and still shrinking. The cost of living in Jackson County is also 4.9% lower than average in the United States.
Jackson County, GA real estate
Those looking for homes for sale in Jackson County, GA are in for a treat, too. Home appreciation has risen over 16% since last year. Combine that with the low home costs and it’s no wonder the population continues to rise year after year.
There are hundreds of available single-family homes in the area – from 6-bedroom equestrian-friendly gated estates with circular driveways to sunlit-flooded 3-bedroom Ranch-style homes with wooded backyards.
If you’re looking for land, Jackson County has multi-acre properties you can turn into farmland, a horse ranch, hunting grounds, and whatever you envision.
In addition, public schools throughout the county are highly rated and the low crime rate makes Jackson County one of the safest places to live in Georgia. The state infrastructure also makes it easy to access key cities and destinations.
Living in Jackson County, GA
Jackson County is a quiet, conservative area with very traditional values. Neighbors are happy to come together for any reason, whether it’s to lend a helping hand or help organize a community sports game.
Niche.com rated the towns of Jefferson and Commerce, and the Atlanta suburb of Hoschton as the Top 3 Best Places to Live in Jackson County in 2019.
Those looking for a more suburban feel will enjoy the town of Jefferson. With a population of just over 10,000, Jefferson is where many big businesses come to settle in Jackson County, and many of its residents commute there for employment. Jefferson’s proximity to bigger cities like Athens and Buford allows families to get the best of rural and city life that Georgia can provide.
A review that gave the town of Commerce a 6 out of 6 stars said, “It is so peaceful and everyone you meet is super friendly and inviting. We are only about an hour to Black Rock Mountain State park, and very close by to other state parks.”
The tiny suburb of Hoschton (population: 1,600+) also got a thumbs up for its greenery and the “southern sweetness” of its residents. According to a top review, “Moving to Hoschton was one of the best decisions I have ever made to this day and I hope more people get to share this same experience as I did.”
If you’re looking to relocate to a place where you can live a quiet, happy life, Jackson County has everything you need. With growing job numbers, high-performing schools, a low crime rate, and affordable housing, it may very well be the best county to call home in Georgia.
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