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Big Canoe® Areas of Interest


The North Station just outside Big Canoe’s North Gate

The BIG CANOE® Community is located in two counties, Pickens and Dawson. Taxes are generally about the same for each county, averaging just under 1% a year of the purchase price. 

Children attend either Public schools in Jasper (Pickens Co.), or Dawsonville (Dawson Co), or private elementary school (Wildwood Christian Academy (K-7) open in Fall 2003, just outside the Main Gate).  School buses pick up and return children daily to the North Gate Wildcat area. 

Medical Facilities/Service:
Mountainside Medical Center and multiple Doctors/Dentists offices are located in Jasper, GA - approximately 12 miles from Big Canoe® Main Gate.

911 service
is available in The BIG CANOE® Community with a landing area for medical helicopters. The closest hospital is Piedmont Mountainside Hospital in Jasper.

Big Canoe® - Interdenominational Chapel; Jasper (12 miles) - Baptist, Catholic, Episcopalian, Methodist, Presbyterian; Roswell (30 miles) - Jewish Synagogue

Lake Sconti Restaurant (Inside Big Canoe®)
Mexicali Joe’s (Inside Big Canoe®)
Appalachian Grill (Just outside North Gate)
Fireside Grill and Il Forno (Foothills Village)
(Variety of additional restaurants located in Jasper (12 miles) and Dawsonville (16 miles)

Foothills Shopping Village – 1.5 miles from entrance – inside IGA.
Jasper, GA (12 miles) - CVS Drugs, Jasper Drug Store, Northside Pharmacy
Dawsonville, GA (16 miles) - CVS Drugs, Kroger Pharmacy

Grocery Shopping:
Foothills Shopping Village - IGA
Jasper, GA (12 miles) - Kroger, Blue Star, Ingles, Piggly-Wiggly
Dawsonville, GA (16 miles) - Ingles, Kroger

Gibbs Garden

Shopping Malls:
GA Premium Outlets – GA400 Dawsonville – 30 minutes
North Point Mall (Alpharetta) - 45 minutes
Riverstone Plaza (Canton) - 40 minutes
Town Center Mall (Marietta) - 50 minutes
North Georgia Premium Outlet Stores (Dawsonville) - 25 min.

Easily reachable via GA 400 on the East or I-75 to the West, Big Canoe® is approximately 1 hr 45 min from the Atlanta airport and only 70 miles from Chattanooga, TN.  Many residents commute daily to Atlanta or its suburbs.  Big Canoe's proximity to Atlanta makes it a perfect weekend get-a-way, or an easy commute for those who choose to live full time in the North Georgia Mountains.