The Beautiful And Unique City Of Jasper, GA
What would it take to create perfect and unique get-away for your family? In a world bustling with theme parks and manmade high-gear attractions, it seems there is nothing new under the sun. But perhaps that is exactly why you would love Jasper Georgia. Jasper Georgia is a beautiful and unique town situated in the North Georgia Mountains. It is a town of around 3700 people, but annually scores of tourist and visitors make it a point to visit Jasper. It is nicknamed “The First Mountain City” and when you step onto its soil you feel you have time-traveled back to 1853 when this beautiful town was built. It was established as a city in 1957. But a closer look shows you, this is not your run-of-the-mill mountain town.
Jasper was named for American Revolutionary War Hero, William Jasper. Colonel Tate was a local marble baron who built his home in Jasper in 1920. His beautiful, pink marble mansion is on the Georgia State List of “things to see”. The huge gardens feature oak and black walnut trees that are century’s old. The massive gardens are meticulously maintained in the style in which they were designed. There are six working fountains on the grounds. This mansion and its grounds are so beautiful, people travel globally to hold weddings and special events at the mansion.
The historic Woodbridge Inn is also a popular destination. The beautifully constructed inn, sits on an ancient Cherokee Indian site of Worship (or Cherokee Holy Grounds). The breathtaking accommodations and excellent menu and dinning choices make the Woodbridge Inn a Jasper Visitors requirement.
Jasper Georgia has several widespread mountain communities perfect for living or visiting. One example is the award winning community of Big Canoe, which was named 2011 Community of the year and won the National Silver Award in 2014. This is one of the most beautiful places to live in the world with low crime, clean air and more than its fair share of natural blessings. Big Canoe is the perfect place to raise a family.
Another coveted neighborhood is Bent Tree. The gated community has all the charm of mountain living with the addition of championship golf courses, pools, and a 110 acre stream fed lake (Lake Tamarac), tennis courts and hiking trails. The love for horses thrives in this area as noted with the beautiful stables and champion horses of the residents. All this with a gorgeous mountain view from your back yard!
Jasper Georgia has all the old world charm one would expect and all of the luxury one would desire. There are art galleries and spas for elegance. There are water sports and outdoor adventures to satisfy the most courageous. There is casual food, or fine wine sampling from near-by mountain wineries.
There is nothing you cannot find in Jasper. With a rich heritage with the Cherokee Indian Tribe, there are plenty of museums and locations to tour the life of the mighty Indian. There are also Civil War sites and the town is rich with the preservation of its history. Even with all this, there is a unique history that belongs to the mountain people that you can find nowhere else. There is a lifestyle and a culture that was created and born in the Georgia Mountains.
Jasper has not forgotten the shopping divas. The shopping in Jasper is wonderful and the range is far-reaching. From high end stores to down-home boutiques; the shopping is a winner.
If you miss big city while visiting Jasper; you are only 50 miles from modern day city life in Atlanta Georgia. In less than an hour you can visit all the sites and events in a major metropolitan city and then retreat by car to a little mountain paradise in the evening.
The City of jasper publishes a calendar of their annual events. It is well worth checking out. There are many free family adventures, fairs and farmers markets. There are sporting events. There are special events for adults to enjoy the local beers and wines. The historical sites are well taken care of and the tours are educational. Many of the festivals and tours are hands on experiences. Children are learning about the rich heritage of the mountain people while they think they are just having fun. The features and wonderful sights to see and things to do are far too numerous to list. It is safe to say, you will be thrilled, entertained and catered to. You will make memories that will stay with you forever.
Jasper is a world rich in natural beauty and natural resources. Jasper is class and elegance and Jasper is casual and laid back. Jasper is the essence of yesterday and the love of today and the dream of tomorrow. There is little wonder that visitors flock back time and time again. However, do not let all this fool you. Jasper is not a tourist attraction that mountain people happen to live in. Jasper is a unique and beautiful and thriving city in the mountains, that tourist just happen to enjoy. The heart of Jasper is its people. They are a good, strong, and fun-loving American people. And when you visit these people, you are family. You are welcome and treated with hospitality. And when you leave, there is always a little part of you that is looking forward to your return. And when you return, you will feel right at home.
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Data compiled using 1st quarter 2020 data vs. same period from 2019
|RATING*||SCHOOL NAME||GRADES||SCHOOL TYPE|
|4||Hill City Elementary School||Kindergarten - 5th Grade||Public|
|4||Tate Elementary School||Kindergarten - 4th Grade||Public|
|2||Jasper Elementary School||5th Grade - 6th Grade||Public|
|3||Harmony Elementary School||Kindergarten - 5th Grade||Public|
|3||Pickens Junior High School||7th Grade - 8th Grade||Public|
|3||Jasper Middle School||6th Grade - 8th Grade||Public|
|4||Pickens County High School||9th Grade - 12th Grade||Public|
|N/A||Wildwood Christian Academy||Preschool - 12th Grade||Private/Charter|
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