Best Community of the Year
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 17, 2013
Real Estate Scorecard monitors the hottest Baby Boomer trends when it comes to those relocating at retirement. Farmer’s markets, social clubs and volunteerism continue to rise higher up on the desired amenities list yet when most folks think of amenities, they think of those built with brick and mortar such as fitness centers, tennis courts, and swimming pools.
Big Canoe, an award winning Georgia mountain community has found another sweet spot according to Real Estate Scorecard. The Villages Festival started out as a small weekly outdoor food market inside the community has expanded into the ‘place to be’ on Saturday mornings in the northern Georgia mountains. More than 60 local farmers and artisans offer their specialties at the Big Canoe Villages Festival, the gathering place now located just outside Big Canoe’s gated entrance. This northern Georgia mountain community has been attracting Baby Boomers for decades, those desiring to live in a national park-like atmosphere in close proximity to Amicalola Falls and Gibbs Gardens. Big Canoe is a best master planned community spreading across 8 mountains with three fresh water lakes and a championship golf course but it’s the Village Festival that’s got folks buzzing with excitement as the spring season kicks off.
Like an outdoor street market folks would expect to find in France or Italy, there are plenty of opportunities to taste cheeses, breads, and olives as festival attendees explore this mountain festival. Vendors sell fresh vegetables, plants, fruits, homemade cheeses, coffee, breads, fresh seafood, lamb, beef, fried pies, pottery, can goods, baskets, jewelry, mushrooms, honey, soaps, pastries, glass painted vases and hats. Some of the vendors are making quite a name for themselves such as Mercier Orchards who's famous for fried apple pies and cider. Coles Lake Creamery is known for their scrumptious artisan goat cheese. Blue Donkey Coffee brings in tasty coffee beans grown in the lush forest of Honduras and these are just a few of the outstanding vendors at the Big Canoe Villages Festival.
Often times, Baby Boomer’s moving from big cities express concern about the closeness of a quality grocery store when living in the mountains. Living at Big Canoe offers the best of both worlds, a close grocery store and artisan farmer’s market. Foothills IGA Market is the grocery store located 1.5 miles from the gated entrance. IGA was founded in 1926 and has over 5,000 food stores globally. Whether folks are gourmet chef or amateur taste tester, anyone living at Big Canoe can have a delicious foodie experience, all within biking distance of this award winning Georgia mountain community.
Big Canoe turned a section of their event field into a hometown lifestyle amenity. Big Canoe is hosting the Tour of Homes on May 3rd and 4th. The 4th is on a Saturday and is a great chance to enjoy the Big Canoe Villages Festival. On Sunday, visit Amicalola Falls, a 600 foot waterfall and Gibbs Gardens, one of the largest public gardens in the Southeast. From Real Estate Scorecard's research, all of these lifestyle experiences make Big Canoe one of the best places to live in the northern Georgia mountains.
Call Big Canoe direct at 866.244.2266 to learn more about the Tour of Homes.
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