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Gainesville, GA

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Known as the “Poultry Capital of the World” because of the large amount of poultry plants in the area, Gainesville is a quiet industrial town situated in northeast Georgia. This city can be found snuggled into the foothill of the Blue Ridge Mountains near Lake Lanier, offering plenty of outdoor recreation, shopping, and beautiful holiday festivals less than 50 miles from downtown Atlanta. It is a heavily wooded area, with coniferous and deciduous trees being the most popular, and boasts one of the most diverse wildflower populations in the state.

Getting Around in Gainesville, GA

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The average commuter time in Gainesville is:
15 to 19 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 4.88%
  • 8.36%
  • 3.11%

Shop Locally

When a dollar begins burning a hole in your pocket, Gainesville has many locations to satisfy your spending needs. This vast array includes anything your heart desires, including fashion, jewelry, unique gifts, and tattoo shops available all day and into the night. For unique fashion looks, shop Dress Up Boutique located at 108 Washington Street for reasonably priced items such as sweaters, tops, bottoms, dresses, and shoes. If you want something unique, visit the Corner Cottage on 118 Main Street SW for interesting gifts, home décor, and embroidery. To satisfy formal needs, head on over to Christopher’s Tuxedo and Bridal on 101 Washington Street for quick, same-day service with a smile.

Take Care of Your Hea

Residents of this vibrant city are always on the lookout for simple ways to maintain their health, and there are numerous medical locations in this large city to turn to for quality healthcare. Northeast Georgia Health System offers the finest and most comprehensive medical services in the state of Georgia, and luckily, it is located right in Gainesville. It is top 5% in the nation in regards to women's healthcare, and number one in Georgia for general surgery. The Northeast Georgia Health System services over 800,000 patients in Northeast Georgia and it is a not-for-profit organization. According to Healthgrades, this facility is one of the Top 50 Best Hospitals for 2013.