Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains on the shores of Lake Lanier, Gainesville, Georgia has a long history and natural beauty. Located an hour northeast of Atlanta and an hour northwest of Athens, Gainesville’s central location makes it a desirable apartment-renting location.
Lake Lanier’s 540-mile shoreline is a popular destination. In addition to boating and swimming, Lake Lanier offers golf courses, a water park, horseback trails, campgrounds, and more. Gainesville’s Rock Creek Greenway is a two-mile trail from downtown to Lake Lanier.
Before the city was named for Edmund Pendleton Gaines, a hero of the War of 1812, it was known as Mule Camp Springs. Every October, Gainesville hosts the Mule Camp Springs Festival, featuring crafts, a carnival, and of course, mule rides.
Gainesville is rich in activities and centrally located to Georgia’s major metro areas, making it a great location to find rental apartments.