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- Cream & Shuga

Nothin' like a good iced coffee on a hot summer day! And YUM, Cream & Shuga of Jefferson definitely delivered! Adorable atmosphere, great location close to downtown Jefferson, delicious coffee, and I can't wait to try their lunch options!

Have you checked out Cream & Shuga yet? What should I try for lunch next time??

Jan. 26, 2023

Dog Parks & Dog-Friendly Places In & Around Jackson County

Calling all dog lovers! When the weather is nice, there is nothing better than taking your four-legged friend out to play. So where are the best places to take your pup? Check out the list below, and comment with any additional spots!

Dog Parks

Dog-Friendly Locations

Jan. 26, 2023

Hot Spot of the Week: The Galloping Galette

Want to be transported across the Atlantic for a meal? Check out The Galloping Galette in downtown Braselton (located between Naked South Boutique and Cotton Calf) and be instantly transported to France! Authentic French cuisine (Galettes and Crepes!) from authentic French owners with delightful service- definitely a 10!

Warning- it's much more filling than you would think!! I was stuffed after my La Bretonne (mozzerella, cinnamon apples, sausage) but just HAD to splurge for La Chocolate crepe- it's my favorite!

Location: 9924 Davis Street, Suite 7, Braselton, GA
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/pg/TGG.TheGallopingGalette

Jan. 26, 2023

Hot Spot of the Week: Local Station

Have you ever REALLY experienced Braselton if you haven't stopped at Local Station? I don't think so! It's a Braselton staple.

Local Station is THE spot in Braselton for lunch or dinner, drinks with the ladies, or just a snack on the patio! The drinks are delicious, service is stellar, and the food is great (I had a less-than-stellar lunch today, but the service took care of it!).

Personally, I love to enjoy the patio or fresh air at the bar with a yummy drink and delicious salad. What's your favorite thing at Local Station?

Address: 108 Brassie Lane, Braselton
Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/American-Restaurant/Local-Station-632795316907113/

Jan. 26, 2023

Hot Spot of the Week: Joy Company Market

I love all things LOCAL! I mean, Georgia does have the BEST of everything. So I adore the concept behind Joy Company Market in downtown Braselton- a local shop owned by local people selling local goods!

They truly have a little bit of everything: fresh produce from local farmers (delivered on Thursdays, I hear!); local honey, spices, and herbs; fresh meats and cheeses; bread mixes; local beers; and so, so much more! Even some really cute gift ideas like decorative dish towels, cups, etc.

I'll be stopping back in later this week to pick up a mum for my front porch to start decorating for fall, y'all.

Joy Company Market
Address: 56 Henry Street, Braselton, GA 30517
Website: https://www.facebook.com/JoyCompanyMarket/

Jan. 26, 2023

Jackson County's Best Of- Indoor Activities for Kids

While warmer weather is on the way, while we are in the midst of cold, rainy weather, my kids are going absolutely bonkers stuck in the house! So it's time to get out and explore. Where are the BEST places to take your kids on the cold, rainy days? Below are our favorites; comment below with YOUR favorites!

So where are YOUR favorite places to take your kids when the weather stinks?? Comment below!

Jan. 26, 2023

Hot Spot of the Week- Super Baked Pizza & Wings

Could anyone else eat pizza EVERY day and not get sick of it?? I certainly could! So I was thrilled to hear a new pizza spot was opening- Super Baked Pizza & Wings!

Located next to the U-Haul spot on 53 (close to Moonshiners and Cork & Keg), if you blink, you may miss it! But it is SO worth seeking them out! Fresh baked pizza (reminds me of a Marcos style pizza), plus a LOOOONG menu of other yummy-sounding items. I can't wait to try some other things on the menu!

For more information, check them out:
Address: 6562 GA-53, Braselton, GA 30517
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Super-Baked-Pizza-Braselton-130603058843530/
Phone: (770) 535-1331

Jan. 26, 2023

Spotlight on our Libraries!

You pass by them all the time, maybe grab a book or two here and there, but do you REALLY know all that our libraries in Jackson County have to offer? We are lucky to have some GREAT libraries! Check out the amazing programs and services our libraries offer (in addition to, of course, a wonderful selection of books):

All of our libraries offer the following through PINES:

  • eBooks
  • Audiobooks
  • Online language learning through Mango Languages
  • Magazines
  • eRead Kids- ebooks for children
  • Access to ABC Mouse (at the library only)
  • Free admission to Zoo Atlanta for up to 4 people (after viewing the special zoo video!)
  • Passes for free admission & parking to most of Georgia's state parks
  • Free or discounted rates to many museums and educational venues across the state
  • Online legal forms

Library Locations & Additional Services

Braselton- https://braselton.prlib.org/
Braselton location offers a variety of storytimes and special events that vary by month. See below for February 2020's calendar. You can always check out their website to see upcoming events!

Maysville- https://maysville.prlib.org/
The Maysville location offers a variety of wonderful perks for their patrons:
1. We have a room devoted just to children and their activities.  We have toys and books and this is where we hold story time.  The children enjoy having their own space where they don't have to be so quiet.
2. Being in a small community, we are very interconnected with our patrons.  We know almost all of them, know about their families, what they like to read and they seem like they just enjoy talking to us.
3. Also being in a small community, we are involved in community outreach.  Along with the City of Maysville government, we host a community Egg Hunt at Easter and participate in the Fall Festival and parade in October.
4. Classes/Events include: Adult Spanish Classes (Monday), Storytime (Monday), Sewing Group (2nd and Last Tuesday) and Book Club (Second Thursday)

Nicholson (Harold S. Swindle Public Library)- https://nicholson.prlib.org/
The only Passport Acceptance Facility in Jackson County! We can assist with passport applications by appointment: (706) 757-3577

Commerce- https://commerce.prlib.org/
1. The Commerce Public Library is home to the Dorothy and Lamartine G. Hardman Jr. History Room, a wealth of local and state history as well as pictures, newspapers and microfilm. monthly programs on Korean Culture.
2. The library also has a Memorial Garden where families can sit and enjoy a good book or have a picnic.
3. We offer monthly programs on various aspects of Korean Culture.
4. We have  ESL classes, an interactive children’s program called Kidsercise and new  Anime Club for teens among much more.
5. See below for their February 2020 calendar of events! You can find updated calendars and events on their website.

You can also check out the hours and special events for these locations:

Jan. 26, 2023

Jackson County's Best Date Night Spots!

Date Night! What is better than finding a sitter and having an evening alone with your significant other? It's the best! We are so lucky to have a wide variety of Date Night locale's in & around Jackson County. Where are your go-to spots for Date Night? Check out this list, and contribute in the comments!

Revival Hall Taproom- With a huge, ever-changing variety of delicious drinks (plus some non-alcoholic treats), different food trucks on Fridays & Saturdays, and frequent special events (Comedy Night, Game Night, Live Music, etc.), Revival is the perfect place for a fun date night!

Blake's of Braselton- I love the charm & ambiance at Blake's for a date night! Drinks & snacks, live music on the weekends, and beautiful outdoor seating.

Local Station- Located in the heart of Braselton, Local Station features yummy drinks and a great view of charming Braselton. Grab a seat on the patio and enjoy a delicious meal!

Cotton Calf Kitchen- Looking for more elegance in your date night? Cotton Calf is the place for you! Melt-in-your-mouth steaks are the highlight of the menu, along with yummy drinks and a cool atmosphere. It's a bit pricey, but absolutely worth it for the quality of food and service!

Strange Duck Brewing- Located in Commerce, this new brewery is a great addition to Jackson County and would be perfect for a date night! Grab a cold beer, grab a spot outside, and enjoy the view! Weekend food trucks, some live music, and hopefully they will eventually get the putt-putt up and running!

Braselton Brewing Company- The owners of BBC took an old mill house and converted it to a beautiful, industrial-inspired brewery! With a variety of indoor and outdoor seating (outdoor seating is dog friendly!), a yummy menu (beer cheese & pretzels, anyone?), some live music, and delicious brews, this is a popular destination for local date nights!

Jan. 26, 2023

Hot Spots of the Week: The Porch Frog & Pretty Petals & Pickin's

In the spirit of the Braselton Artisan & Antique Festival this weekend (yipee!), I thought what better way to celebrate than to celebrate TWO local Artisan & Antique shops directly across the street from each other!

I've been a fan of The Porch Frog since their old location; they always have the best gifts and some adorable furniture pieces! I am new to Pretty Petals & Pickin's but stopped in a couple weeks ago and loved some of their items! I had also been eyeballing some adorable metal pieces they had hanging outside.

Both of these shops, located directly across the street from each other on 53 in downtown Hoschton, are GREAT for gifts or decor!

The Porch Frog:
**Unfortunately, The Porch Frog has closed its doors for good. We will miss you, Porch Frog!

Pretty Petals & Pickin's:
Address: 4165 Georgia 53, Hoschton, GA 30548
Website: https://prettypetalsandpickins.com/