This cute little town has always been known for its wine country access and Lake Lanier lifestyle. Now major growth is elevating its allure to new heights.

Welcome to Dawsonville

A north Lake Lanier community replete with relaxed vibes and quiet charisma, the city of Dawsonville finds an idyllic balance between incredible retail, outdoor recreation, and a well-maintained, small-town atmosphere. Nestled in a prime position just north of Cumming on 400, Dawsonville Real Estate residents find commuting to Atlanta a breeze.
A lack of nightly rental restrictions for Airbnb and VRBO-style services has allowed residents to make some extra income by opening up their properties and allowing others to experience the dreamy relaxation of Dawsonville, even just for the night.
Gorgeous mountain views and lakefront estates saturate the market in Dawsonville. Massive acreage, close proximity to trails and parks, and timeless traditional architecture are all hallmarks of many Dawsonville homes. Mature landscaping and a remote feel are also common — yet residents are never far from the excitement of Atlanta and have the additional luxury of modern amenities in these newer-build homes.

What to Love

  • Just one hour to ATL
  • Sunset views of the mountains
  • Family-friendly lifestyle, particularly for active families

Local Lifestyle

Dawsonville acts as the gateway to the Georgia Wine Trail, which meanders up towards Dahlonega and further north. The city is separate from the busier areas south of the lake and yet still has one of the premier retail destinations in the state. Dawsonville homes for sale in Friendly neighborhoods such as Chestatee are abundant, and Chestatee, in particular, is the only neighborhood on Lake Lanier with its own golf course and clubhouse in addition to community docks.

Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping

One of the most well-known facets of Dawsonville is that it’s the home of the North Georgia Premium Outlets — an upscale haven for retail enthusiasts that are growing in leaps and bounds. The outlet carries over 100 stores, including designer brands such as Coach, Gucci, Versace, and Michael Kors. The city is also rich in boutiques and independent shops as well, including local favorites like Ten Point, The Blue Barn, West Elm Outlet, and Restoration Hardware Outlet.
Dining at the outlet is a perfect way to take a break during a day of retail therapy, particularly due to the abundance of different choices available. Classic mall pretzels at staples like Auntie Anne’s and smoothies from Freshens Yogurt will keep any shopper happily fueled for further excursions.
But the culinary options of Dawsonville are not just confined to those in the sprawling shopping outlet. Local restaurants such as Blue Bicycle are always a smash among visitors and residents alike, and here the patrons fall in love with the cozy ambiance and New American fare of this quintessential bistro.

Things to Do

Those who can’t get enough of traversing the fairways will want to take up residency in the Chestatee neighborhood, whose Golf Club is the only golf and marina community on all of Lake Lanier. Dawsonville is also the location of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, a favorite among history buffs.
Along with its lake amenities and noteworthy sites, the city of Dawsonville also hosts a number of community events that keep the social calendar robust throughout the year. The Downtown Dawsonville at Farmers Market Pavilion, for instance, brings out the freshest produce and goods from locally-owned farms and vendors throughout the spring and summer seasons.
The Annual Mountain Moonshine Festival & Car Show is a one-of-a-kind, truly southern bonanza held over a weekend in October, which brings out the best in local moonshine distillers and antique cars each year.


Dawsonville is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
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