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Area Description

Pickens County offers a unique mix of Economic Development and residential Privacy. We are located between Chattanooga and Atlanta. Just an hour away from the hustle & bustle of the city but still close enough to enjoy the downtown atmosphere from time to time. Food Here in Pickens is something to get excited about. From farm to table restaurant to world renowned Chefs, Pickens has it all. Our Community of care offers unparalleled giving each year.

We have a wonderful community filled with fun and interesting things to do. We may just be "North Georgia's Best Kept Secret."

Includes Cities/Towns: Fairmount, Jasper, Marble Hill, Talking Rock, Tate.

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Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   Great hiking, ATV and bicycle trails! Enjoy riding, zip lining, & kayaking. Relax by a pool, on a sandy beach, on the tennis court or golf course at our beautiful mountain resort. Stroll through Gibbs Gardens where nature has been sculpted by man. Dine chefs, unique menus and fresh ingredients from local farms - barbecue to international cuisine. Antiques, jewelry, stylish clothing, western wear, outdoor gear Pickens offers a family shopping experience.

Our calendar is filled with events like the Jeep Fest, Marble Fest and Mardi Gras in the mountains. Visit our many music venues.Discover the history of the Native Americans, observe the tools, houses and living conditions of the early settlers. Learn about the role that Georgia marble has and still plays in shaping this nation. From historic jails, schools, homes and commercial buildings; you find unique architecture in the Pickens County area.

So much. So Close. A short drive from North Atlanta. Visit us in Pickens County, the gateway to the North Georgia Mountains that are rich in history, full of interesting attractions and surrounded by nature.

Cultural Activities

Antiques, art, theater, outdoor concerts, museums, and so much more!

Public transportation

Bus by appointment

Medical Facilities

Piedmont Mountainside Hospital – a 52-bed hospital, located in the foothills of the North Georgia mountains – is dedicated to delivering unsurpassed medical care to the residents of Pickens County and surrounding communities.


Monthly Temperatures / Rain / Snow

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain  Snow
 Jan  30.0  39.0  48.0  5.5 "  0.9 "
 Feb  34.0  43.0  52.0  5.4 "  0.5 "
 Mar  40.0  50.5  61.0  5.3 "  0.5 "
 Apr  47.0  58.0  69.0  4.6 "  0.1 "
 May  55.0  65.5  76.0  4.1 "  0.0 "
 Jun  63.0  73.0  83.0  4.8 "  0.0 "
 Jul  67.0  76.5  86.0  5.5 "  0.0 "
 Aug  66.0  75.5  85.0  4.4 "  0.0 "
 Sep  60.0  69.5  79.0  4.1 "  0.0 "
 Oct  49.0  59.5  70.0  3.9 "  0.0 "
 Nov  41.0  50.5  60.0  4.9 "  0.0 "
 Dec  34.0  42.0  50.0  4.9 "  0.2 "

Summers in Pickens are Warm & sunny for all your outdoor activities, including swimming, boating, and outdoor concerts!

Fall is a beautiful time here in Pickens! the leaves begin to change to colors of orange, red & yellow. This is perfect for those scenic drives through the mountains!

Spring is a fresh time here. All the flowers and trees are in bloom and the temperatures are just right for an outdoor picnic or a beautiful hike.

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Cost of Living for Pickens County, GA

Pickens County, Georgia cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Housing Options

Senior Assistance in Pickens County, GA

Pickens County, Georgia offers the following assistance for seniors:

Job or Volunteer Opportunities

Pickens County has a vast array of volunteer opportunities including CARES, Good Samaritan, Pickens County Animal Rescue, & Keep Pickens Beautiful!

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