Blue Ridge

A million miles away from the traffic, stress and anxiety of the city.
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Welcome to Blue Ridge

Tale a Deep Breath and Relax

Surround yourself with beauty, relaxation, and natural fun in Georgia’s Blue Ridge, only 90 miles north of Atlanta via I-575 and Hwy 515, but a million miles away from the traffic, stress and anxiety of the city. With 106,000 acres located in the Chattahoochee National Forest, Blue Ridge is definitely the cure for whatever ails you. Rent a cozy cabin or a luxury mountain home, or stay in a bed & breakfast inn or hotel, and simply relax.
 

Enjoy Mother Nature at Her Best

Renew your spirit on a day hiking to nearby waterfalls or horseback riding on forested trails in the Chattahoochee National Forest. Bring the family and discover the thrill of an Ocoee River whitewater rafting adventure or a ride on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. Pick strawberries or blueberries at Mercier's, a 65 year old family orchard. Catch a trout on the tailwaters of the Toccoa River or a clear mountain stream; Blue Ridge is the Trout Fishing Capital of Georgia.
 
Georgia's Blue Ridge and Fannin County offer more dining experiences than ever, from gourmet to traditional Southern cuisine. There are some things you just have to eat when you come to the mountains, however, including local mountain trout, barbeque and Brunswick Stew, grits, and homemade biscuits. Don't forget to try out fried apple pies, apple bread, apple butter, and naturally, apple cider.
 
You'll find fine dining in Downtown Blue Ridge and on the banks of the Toccoa River at Toccoa Riverside Restaurant. Some of the finest food in the mountains can be found in Downtown Blue Ridge, where new gourmet restaurants like Harvest on Main, Christy Lee's Courtyard Grille, and Blue Ridge Brewery add flavor to traditional favorite spots like Serenity Garden, Victorian House (now VH Blue Orleans Bistro) and Danielle's. On the outskirts of Blue Ridge, Cucina Rustica sets a new standard for fine Italian dining in the mountains, and a also offers a great casual choice at Cucina Pizzeria next door.
 
For breakfast, brunch or lunch, try L & L Beanery in downtown Blue Ridge, Sisters Restaurant or the Bumblebee Cafe in Blue Ridge. Don't miss lunch at Angelina's Italian Delicatessen, Blue Ridge Barbeque, Mercier Orchards or Sue's, for the best hamburger in Blue Ridge. And for traditional Southern fare, you can't beat The Village Restaurant and Pete's Place, on Highway 515 at Cohutta General Store.
 
Some folks prefer to kick back and relax in the cabin with a romantic picnic supper from some fantastic gourmet catering shops. Or buy some homegrown tomatoes at a roadside stand and make tomato sandwiches for lunch! In any event, eating is a treat in the Georgia mountains. It's part of the trip!
 
Blue Ridge was named by Georgia Trent Magazine as one of Georgia's Eight Great Renaissance Cities! Read the article here.

Overview for Blue Ridge, GA

12,363 people live in Blue Ridge, where the median age is 50 and the average individual income is $31,816. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

12,363

Total Population

50 years

Median Age

Medium

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$31,816

Average individual Income

Around Blue Ridge, GA

There's plenty to do around Blue Ridge, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Smokey Bear Cigars & Cafe, Blue Ridge Adventure Dog, and 34th Degree Wine Merchant.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.94 miles 16 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.16 miles 5 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining 2.9 miles 4 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.08 miles 4 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 3.17 miles 228 reviews 4.7/5 stars
Dining 2.99 miles 35 reviews 4.7/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Blue Ridge, GA

Blue Ridge has 5,431 households, with an average household size of 2.25. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Blue Ridge do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 12,363 people call Blue Ridge home. The population density is 83.26 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

12,363

Total Population

Medium

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

50

Median Age

47.27 / 52.73%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
5,431

Total Households

2.25

Average Household Size

$31,816

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Marital Status

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Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Blue Ridge, GA

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The following schools are within or nearby Blue Ridge. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Fannin County Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
West Fannin Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Fannin County High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Blue Ridge Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5

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