Jackson County Real Estate Trends, Community Events, and Hot Spots!

You’ll find this blog to be a wealth of information, covering everything from local market statistics and home values to community happenings, events, and hot spots. That’s because I care about the community and want to help you find your place in it. Please reach out if you have any questions at all. I’d love to talk with you!

Jan. 26, 2023

Hot Spot of the Week- Hoschton Coffee Company

logo of Hoschton Coffee Company

NOW OPEN! Hoschton Coffee Company fill such a need in our community, and I am thrilled they are here! And based on the crowds, it seems many people agree.

Coffee was DELICIOUS, bagels were super fresh (and I'll be back to try the jalapeno cheddar cream cheese!) and yummy, owners were friendly, and I can't wait to grab a cup of coffee and sit and work at one of their tables. And there were some delicious-looking FRESH pastries (muffins, cookies, etc) tempting me for my next visit. Plus it's woman & Veteran-owned, and there's a great story behind the coffee.

They told me a mobile app is coming with the potential for curbside delivery and loyalty rewards. I, for one, am already planning to be a regular!

For more information:
Address: 73 City Square, Hoschton (Hosch Hall next to City Hall!)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HoschtonCoffeeCompany/

Jan. 26, 2023

Hot Spot of the Week: The Inside Story Bookstore & Cafe

Logo of The Inside Story book store

There is nothing better than a hot cup of coffee, a comfy chair, and a great book. And how lucky are we to have a spot with ALL of those things in the same space?? I am so excited to welcome The Inside Story to our area- a bookstore & cafe that is family-friendly, delicious, and adorable!

My kids LOVED the play area- blocks & drawing supplies, plus a great selection of books to choose from. And I got to sit by and supervise while sipping a yummy mocha. Seriously- such a fun family activity!

To check out The Inside Story:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theinsidestorybookstoreandcafe
Address: 55 Freedom Parkway, Hoschton (in the Laguna shopping center)

Jan. 26, 2023

Hot Spot of the Week- Cozy's

Cozy's logo from their building

In the market for a new sofa? Bedroom set? Dining room set? Mattress? You absolutely need to check out Cozy's in downtown Hoschton!

Not only are the owners super sweet and helpful, but they have a huge selection (seriously.. a whole touch screen kiosk with catalog after catalog of items!) and GREAT prices! We were able to get a new, adorable bedroom set for my toddler (headboard, footboard, rails, box springs, mattress, night stand, and dresser) for $1,300! I couldn't believe it. And they even offer delivery!

You can scope out their inventory on their website (below), hop into their store to see what they have in stock, or browse the kiosk in-store. But they are ABSOLUTELY worth a stop the next time you are in the market for a furniture upgrade!

For more information about Cozy's, check them out:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CozysfurnitureGA
Address: 25 City Square, Hoschton (next to Sliced)
Phone: (706) 684-0341
Shop Online! https://www.cozysfurniturega.com/

Jan. 26, 2023

Hot Spot of the Week- Diesel Donuts

Hot Spot of the Week Diesel Donuts

Is there anything better than a hot, fresh donut? NO WAY! That's why Diesel Donuts in the Jefferson square has been a welcome addition to our area! Delicious, creative donut options (plus your traditional favorites) and some hot coffee- nothing better for a cold morning!

For more information about Diesel Donuts, check them out:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DieselDonutsJeffersonGa
Address: 48 E Public Square, Jefferson
Phone: (706) 367-0001

Jan. 26, 2023

Hot Spot of the Week: Warren's Snack Shack

Living in Jackson County Hot Spot of the Week Warren's Snack Shack in Jefferson, GA

To me, Warren's Snack Shack is the ULTIMATE "grab a bit to eat" kind of place. Reminds me of sweet summertime dinners! Located in Jefferson, Warren's is a bit tucked away. I had driven by it a million times before we finally stopped by for a quick lunch! We had cheeseburgers, and honestly, they were really tasty and obviously fresh! The fries were yummy, too.

Make sure you check out Warren's the next time you're looking for a quick, freshly made burger or hotdog!

For more information, check them out:
Address: 627 Lee Street, Jefferson
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/warrenssnackshack/

Jan. 26, 2023

Hot Spot of the Week: Sliced

Sliced pizza logo and building exterior

I could eat pizza every day of the week. I swear, I could! And I am ALWAYS on the hunt for the most delicious pizza because, let's face it, Pizza Hut/Dominos/Papa Johns just don't cut it sometimes.

I tried Sliced soon after it opened in the Hoschton square and immediately fell in LOVE! They seriously have the BEST pizza, cooked fresh and made or order. DELICIOUS! And y'all... their garlic knots with the best marinara sauce in the world? YUM! And then I always throw in some salad just to feel better about eating pizza. When I was pregnant, I couldn't get enough of their mozzarella sticks.

Sliced is my ULTIMATE pizza stop, and easily my favorite meal in Jackson County. Oh, and have you tried their draft root beer? YUM YUM YUM!

Address: 21 City Square, Hoschton
Website: http://slicedhoschton.com/

Jan. 26, 2023

Hot Spot of the Week: The Olive Basket

Come Visit the Olive Basket sign

UPDATE: The Olive Basket has changed its name to North Georgia Olive Oil Co!

One of my favorite parts of going to a restaurant is the bread and dipping sauce; seriously, I am such a carb-o-holic! So I am SO EXCITED to try my recent purchase from The Olive Basket in Downtown Braselton. I picked up some of their fresh, premium Tuscan Herb Infused Olive Oil and I absolutely cannot wait to pair it with some fresh bread! I am salivating just thinking of it!

If you haven't visited yet, The Olive Basket is in the old Braselton Brothers building right next to Naked South (just outside and around the corner from Galloping Galette & Cotton Calf). They feature TONS of freshly made olive oils and balsamic vinegars in a variety of flavors! And the best part? They are HEALTHY for you! The method behind making these oils ensures that all of the nutrients remain intact, so you get all the good stuff!

Not only did they have an amazing selection of oils & vinegars (as well as some skin care stuff and other fun things!), but the owner is an absolute delight and is such a genuine, positive person to talk to! LOVE it!

With the holidays sneaking up on us, I know someone in your life would love the gift of delicious olive oil or balsamic vinegar, so hop on over and check them out!

Location: 9924 Davis Street, #5, Braselton, GA 30517
Web: https://www.facebook.com/Olivebasketbraselton/

Jan. 26, 2023

Hot Spot of the Week: Braselton Brewing Company

I am absolutely LOVING the growth in downtown Braselton. So many great places popping up! And quite possibly my favorite is the addition of Braselton Brewing Company! Located across from the town green, Braselton Brewing Company took an old, historic building (I believe it was a cotton gin?) and renovated it into a beautiful brewpub!

BBC features a number of their own brews, plus some local wines, and a decent food menu! I am a fan of the pretzel bites & beer cheese, personally! An assortment of beers leaves a little something for everyone.

And then the ambiance? It's beautiful inside, plus a dog-friendly patio and upstairs space perfect for small events! This is THE place to meet friends for dinner and drinks, or even just wind down after a long week.

Overall, I give BBC two paws from the furry friends and two thumbs up from me!

Location: 9859 Davis Street, Braselton, GA 30517
Website: https://www.braseltonbrewing.com/

Jan. 26, 2023

Hot Spot of the Week: Linda's Kitchen

Sign in front of Linda's Kitchen

Sometimes, the BEST places are the most unsuspecting from the outside. And Linda's Kitchen fits that bill to a T! Attached to a gas station on the "rural" side of Jefferson, you wouldn't think much of it passing by... unless you saw the drive-thru line to the street! And that's pretty commonplace!

Linda's Kitchen is only open select hours/days, and only offers breakfast foods. But they are homemade, fresh, and straight from your grandma's kitchen! Basically, you can add whatever you want to a biscuit, have some eggs or hash browns, and grab a coffee or sweet tea and be on your way! My favorite is a traditional sausage biscuit with hash browns and a sweet tea! YUM!

If you haven't stopped by Linda's for a breakfast biscuit yet, you're definitely missing out!

For more information on Linda's Kitchen:
Phone: 706-367-9387
Address: 1402 Jackson Trail Road, Jefferson

Jan. 26, 2023

Hot Spot of the Week- Elements

Y'all... I cannot say enough about Elements Day Spa and Marketplace in downtown Braselton. I finally cashed in my Mother's Day gift certificate for a 60-minute massage with Lisa, and it was heavenly! They offer a variety of spa services, and they have an adorable boutique attached with some cute ladies' clothes! It is my FAVORITE Braselton spot for a relaxing day! ❤️

Elements Day Spa front window