Big Canoe

10591 Big Canoe, Jasper, Georgia
Golf Golf
Lake Lake
Mountain Mountain
Tennis Tennis
Fitness Fitness

Bigger is better in the Blue Ridge Mountains at this gated community sprawling across 7 mountains near Dahlonega, one of the coolest north Georgia cities, and only one hour north of Atlanta. Established in the late 1970's, Big Canoe built lifestyle amenities and outdoor hiking in Georgia that will brush a smile upon your face. At an elevation of 3,200 feet, four distinct seasons and long range mountain views will compete for your attention while playing the links overlooking one of Big Canoe's private fresh water lakes. 

BIG CANOE AMENITIES

  • 24 Hour Manned Gated Entrance
  • 27 Hole Championship Golf Course designed by Joe Lee
    • 9 Hole Creek Course overlooking Lake Sconti
    • 9 Hole Cherokee Course with dramatic elevations
    • 9 Hole Choctaw Course accented by waterfalls and rushing creeks
  • Lodge-style Golf Clubhouse overlooking Lake Sconti
  • 16,000 Square Foot Fitness Center
  • Indoor Heated Saline Swimming Pool
  • Resort-style Outdoor Swimming Pool bordering the Beach
  • Wildcat Recreation Center with Outdoor Swimming Pool and Kids Pool
  • Ballfields - Soccer, Baseball, Basketball and Bocce Ball
  • Ten Lighted Tennis Courts
  • 22 Miles of Paved and Gravel Trails for fantastic hiking in Georgia
  • Three Private Lakes stocked with Trout, Bass, Bream and Crappie
  • Community Boat Docks and Marina Store
  • The Villages Market
  • Three Dog Parks

Big Canoe emcompasses over 8,000 acres from gate to gate, with 30% of its acreage protected as green space. 22 miles of hiking trails meander through the lush forest providing outdoor adventures for active adults and families of all ages. Even Fido has his own Dog Parks at Big Canoe. Tall hardwoods canopy over 100 miles of the community's streets, gently winding through a seven neighborhoods. This northern Georgia gated community is a Certified Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. Adjacent to Big Canoe is 28,000 acre Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area. Less than 10 miles from Big Canoe's entrance gate is Amicalola Falls State Park, a popular northern Georgia state park, home to Southeast's tallest waterfall. Gibbs Gardens is even closer and is an impressive world class garden reminding us of The Biltmore Estate in Asheville North Carolina.

Baby Boomers searching for North Georgia cities to retire in would be smart to consider Big Canoe. It's apparent careful thought was given when designing this best master planned community in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia, knowing property owners wouldn't want to leave this mountain paradise for daily necessities. Built inside the gates, residents of Big Canoe have the convenience of restaurants, a post office, and chapel for worship, in addition to the comprehensive community's amenities. Just outside Big Canoe's gates is a strip shopping center with a IGA grocery store, shops and a private school. Every Saturday, local vendors cater to Big Canoe residents selling farm fresh vegetables, fruits, homemade cheeses, jams, jellies, baked goods, pottery to handmade jewelry at the Village Festival just beyond the gated entrance.

Lifestyle amenities include a 27 hole championship golf course designed by Joe Lee, a new Lodge-style clubhouse, 2 indoor and 8 outdoor tennis courts, racquetball courts, 3 swimming pool recreation areas, a state of the art high tech fitness center and spa, beachfront lake and much more. The golf course elevation fluctuations will challenge the most seasoned golfer's while distracting their attention by the scenic Blue Ridge Mountain views, rushing streams and cascading waterfalls. It is no surprise to us that Big Canoe's golf course has been rated as one of the Top Golf Courses in Georgia. Residents at this Northern Georgia mountain community of Big Canoe have the unique opportunity to pay for amenities 'a la carte' verses expensive annual memberships.

If fishing is more of your sport, cast a line in Lake Petit to catch Rainbow Trout in the stocked lake. Pick up a fishing rod, bait or rent a pontoon boat at The Shack, the community's marina. There are three private fresh lakes at Big Canoe to enjoy a day on the water or bring your camera over to the Swim Complex to capture the smiles from your grandchildren as they slide down the exciting natural Rock Slide built just for them. The Swim Complex is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. When the outdoor swimming pools are closed, the 16,000 square foot Fitness Center & Spa is home to an indoor saline 5 lane lap pool. The Big Canoe Tennis Club has over 300 active members providing plenty of opportunities year round to compete in tennis tournaments at the Tennis Complex. More than 50 friendly social clubs exist at Big Canoe to insure you will have plenty of fun things to do after you settle in your new home. Ridgerunners is the largest social club at Big Canoe with more than 400 female members.

Approximately 2,600 homes have been built to date of the 4,750 planned. Mountain rustic architecture is the common thread throughout Big Canoe. From mountain top estates to cozy mountain cottages, new homes for sale at Big Canoe start in the $300k's. Re-sales can be found under $200k. If you prefer to build a home, lots for sale at Big Canoe are available from the 50k's. Model homes can be explored in the community's newest neighborhoods. Big Canoe approved builders include Big Canoe Building Group, Jim LaBonte Builders Inc, Chris Vann Builders and Dan DeJiacomo Builders. There is no time requirement to begin construction in most neighborhoods. This gated community has 24 hour security providing the ultimate sense of privacy, an attribute Baby Boomer's especially appreciate when searching for where to retire in Georgia.

Originally a second home and vacation community, more and more retirees are drawn to Big Canoe to enjoy its preserved natural beauty, hiking in Georgia, fresh water private lakes, and low cost of living. Equally as important as nature is with the peace of mind in knowing that quality medical care is only about 16 miles away at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital. This hospital was named 2011 Small Hospital of the Year in one of the finest north Georgia cities.

Our real estate score for Big Canoe in Jasper Georgia is 82.

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Big CanoeYour score:92 / 100Reviews:42

Property Owner Reviews

Property Owner: 30143BC9
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
60/100
HOA/POA Dues:
80/100
Membership Fees:
80/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
80/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:86/100
Property Owner: Jeff30143BC
Combination of natural environment and proximity to major city/resources is unbeatable. 1 hour and 15 minutes to Atlanta airport!
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
80/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:97/100
Property Owner: Roger30143BC
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
80/100
Developer Creditability:
80/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
80/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:90/100
Property Owner: Lamart30143BC
Your score seems to low to both of us.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:100/100
Property Owner: Michael30143BC
It's like living in an adult Disney World, we love it!
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:100/100
Property Owner: 30143BC7
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
80/100
Membership Fees:
80/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
80/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:91/100
Property Owner: 30143BC6
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
60/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:94/100
Property Owner: 30143BC5
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
60/100
Membership Fees:
60/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
20/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:77/100
Property Owner: 30143BC4
We moved to Big Canoe from Atlanta and love the lifestyle. I have to pinch myself to believe I live in such a beautiful place.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
60/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:93/100
Property Owner: Terry30143BC
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
60/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
60/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
80/100
Average:86/100

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Our Score:
Platinum
82/100

Property Owner Reviews

Property Owner: 30143BC9
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
60/100
HOA/POA Dues:
80/100
Membership Fees:
80/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
80/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:86/100
Property Owner: Jeff30143BC
Combination of natural environment and proximity to major city/resources is unbeatable. 1 hour and 15 minutes to Atlanta airport!
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
80/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:97/100
Property Owner: Roger30143BC
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
80/100
Developer Creditability:
80/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
80/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:90/100
Property Owner: Lamart30143BC
Your score seems to low to both of us.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:100/100
Property Owner: Michael30143BC
It's like living in an adult Disney World, we love it!
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:100/100
Property Owner: 30143BC7
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
80/100
Membership Fees:
80/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
80/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:91/100
Property Owner: 30143BC6
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
60/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:94/100
Property Owner: 30143BC5
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
60/100
Membership Fees:
60/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
20/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:77/100
Property Owner: 30143BC4
We moved to Big Canoe from Atlanta and love the lifestyle. I have to pinch myself to believe I live in such a beautiful place.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
60/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:93/100
Property Owner: Terry30143BC
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
60/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
60/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
80/100
Average:86/100

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Proximity

Nearest Hospital:
15miles
80/100
Nearest State Park:
1 mile
100/100
Nearest Shopping Mall:
20 miles
60/100
Nearest Good Restaurants:
2 miles
100/100
Nearest Airport - Commercial:
77 miles
20/100
Nearest College:
16 miles
60/100
Nearest Landfill:
11 miles
40/100
Nearest Nuclear Facility:
108 miles
100/100
Proximity Average90/100

Amenities

Clubhouse:
100/100
Dining:
60/100
Dog Park:
60/100
Fitness Center:
100/100
Golf Course:
100/100
Lake:
80/100
Marina:
80/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Spa:
60/100
Swimming Pool:
100/100
Tennis:
100/100
Walking Trails:
100/100

Curb Appeal

Gated Entrance:
Yes
80/100
Streets Paved:
Yes
100/100
Street Lighting:
Underground
80/100
Landscaping:
Enhanced
100/100
Architecture Style:
Mountain Rustic
Water:
Community
Sewer:
Community
Natural Gas:
No

Developer Credibility

Bill Byrne acquired Big Canoe in 1987 and joined forces ten years later with Jay Nexsen, President of Greenwood Communities and Resorts. Together this powerhouse team has continued to develop best master-planned communities with a focus on conservation and high quality amenities while keeping Big Canoe fiscally sound with large reserves.

Big Canoe is closely managed by the Property Owners Association and the development team for more than twenty years. No negative news is found on the internet about Big Canoe, Greenwood Communities and Resorts or Bill Byrne.

100/100

Sold Pricing

Mean Price (lot):
$58,000
Median Price (lot):
$57,000
Mode Price (lot):
$0
Mean Price (home):
$326,460
Median Price (home):
$300,000
Mode Price (home):
$305,000
Number of homes built:
2,600
According to public records, 40 sales have closed in the first ten months of 2011. 36 homes were sold and 4 lots were sold.
Pricing updated annually for prior 12-24 month period. Mean price is defined as average sold price, Median price as middle sold price and Mode price is defined as most often sold price.

Taxes

County:
Pickens / Dawson
Real Estate:
0.0089%
Sales Tax:
7.00%
Southeast Average
Real Estate: 0.4685%
Sales Tax: 7.53%
The real estate tax millage rate has been converted for you to an annual percentage.

HOA/POA Annual Dues

Annual Dues:
$2,784

Annual Club Membership Dues

Golf:
$1,800
Sport:
$726
Social:
$0
Southeast Average
Golf: $7,670
Sport: $2,295
Social: $4,993

Initiation Fees/Deposits

Golf:
$0
Sport:
$0
Social:
$0
Southeast Average
Golf: $33,501
Sport: $10,980
Social: $18,685

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Discover the top employers, best rated schools and helpful travel information as you explore the area. Request relocation information now!

Community Scorecard

Our Score:
Platinum
82/100

Proximity

Nearest Hospital:
15miles
80/100
Nearest State Park:
1 mile
100/100
Nearest Shopping Mall:
20 miles
60/100
Nearest Good Restaurants:
2 miles
100/100
Nearest Airport - Commercial:
77 miles
20/100
Nearest College:
16 miles
60/100
Nearest Landfill:
11 miles
40/100
Nearest Nuclear Facility:
108 miles
100/100
Proximity Average90/100

Amenities

Clubhouse:
100/100
Dining:
60/100
Dog Park:
60/100
Fitness Center:
100/100
Golf Course:
100/100
Lake:
80/100
Marina:
80/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Spa:
60/100
Swimming Pool:
100/100
Tennis:
100/100
Walking Trails:
100/100

Hidden from Standard
Hidden from Narrow

Curb Appeal

Gated Entrance:
Yes
80/100
Streets Paved:
Yes
100/100
Street Lighting:
Underground
80/100
Landscaping:
Enhanced
100/100
Architecture Style:
Mountain Rustic
Water:
Community
Sewer:
Community
Natural Gas:
No

Developer Credibility

Bill Byrne acquired Big Canoe in 1987 and joined forces ten years later with Jay Nexsen, President of Greenwood Communities and Resorts. Together this powerhouse team has continued to develop best master-planned communities with a focus on conservation and high quality amenities while keeping Big Canoe fiscally sound with large reserves.

Big Canoe is closely managed by the Property Owners Association and the development team for more than twenty years. No negative news is found on the internet about Big Canoe, Greenwood Communities and Resorts or Bill Byrne.

100/100

Taxes

County:
Pickens / Dawson
Real Estate:
0.0089%
Sales Tax:
7.00%
Southeast Average
Real Estate: 0.4685%
Sales Tax: 7.53%
The real estate tax millage rate has been converted for you to an annual percentage.

HOA/POA Annual Dues

Annual Dues:
$2,784

Annual Club Membership Dues

Golf:
$1,800
Sport:
$726
Social:
$0
Southeast Average
Golf: $7,670
Sport: $2,295
Social: $4,993

Initiation Fees/Deposits

Golf:
$0
Sport:
$0
Social:
$0
Southeast Average
Golf: $33,501
Sport: $10,980
Social: $18,685