Anderson Creek Retreat is a 1,200 acre Blue Ridge Mountain community in the heart of Georgia’s outdoor recreation country next to the Chattahoochee National Forest near the historic mountain towns of Ellijay and Blue Ridge. Residents enjoy an outdoor lifestyle in a protected rural setting just 80 miles from downtown Atlanta.
The community offers more than 12 miles trails through diverse Appalachian settings for hikers, bikers and equestrians. Community parkland fly-fishing in the Creek Preserve and expansive views from the trails in the mile-long Ridge Preserve next to the National Forest. Residents can explore nineteenth century homestead ruins, remnants of moonshine stills, and old logging and wagon roads used by the families that settled Anderson Creek in the 1840’s. Public golf courses and whitewater rivers are located nearby.
Homesites of 3 acres and more with backdoor access to trails are located on hardwood ridges overlooking pastures, creeks and undisturbed woodlands. Architectural guidelines encourage regional styles and covenants protect long-term property values
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Acreage 1,200 acres (480 hectares)
Equestrian A five-stall barn, acres of pasture and miles of private trails through a diverse landscape next to the National Forest offer a unique equestrian experience.
Recreation The Ridge Preserve and Creek Preserve include 130 acres of community parks protected by conservation easements. The Creek Preserve includes camp sites, a stone pavilion, bath house, and the Anderson family homestead ruins. The community also offers a playground and community gardens and is convenient to rivers for whitewater rafting.
Biking Trails Residents can ride their bikes on single-track trails and old logging and wagon roads. Gilmer County hosts national mountain biking events each year in the Cohutta Wilderness and Aska Trails area.
Golf Nearby Eighteen hole public golf courses are in Ellijay, Blairsville and Dahlonega.
Fishing Anderson Lake offers bass and bream and Anderson Creek offers catch and release fly-fishing for native Brown and Rainbow trout. Nearby trout waters include the Tickanetley and Noontootla Creeks and the Cartecay and Toccoa River.
Nature Trails Anderson Creek Retreat offers miles of hiking trails and residents also explore the 750,000 acre Chattahoochee National Forest next door. The Rich Mountain Wilderness is across the valley and the Appalachian Trail is only eight miles away along a high ridge.
Healthcare North Georgia Medical Center offers 24-hour emergency care and is less than a 20-minute drive from Anderson Creek Retreat.
Shopping & Dining The specialty shops and restaurants of downtown Ellijay are less than 20 minutes away.
Area Attractions The southern Appalachians are rich in Scotch-Irish culture, with local craftsmen and artists offering classes and selling hand-crafted goods and locally grown foods just down the road in Apple Alley, the Apple Capital of Georgia. The historic towns of Ellijay, Blue Ridge and Dahlonega offer museums, historical buildings, and events. Atlanta is less than two hours away.