Where People, Lifestyle & Design Live Together
Old Toccoa Farm. The Time is Right, the Lifestyle is Essential.
Just 90 minutes from Atlanta, tucked perfectly into the foothills of the world’s oldest mountain range, you will find the town of Blue Ridge, Georgia, an historic mountain town that has never lost its identity or compromised is local authenticity. Safely protected between the million+ acre Chattahoochee and Cherokee National Forests, Blue Ridge offers social distancing on an epic scale. Here, nature stands center-stage, far removed from the crowds and unrest.
As the lockdowns from the early days of the pandemic loosened their grip, Blue Ridge quickly became a haven for those on the move. “We had been visiting Blue Ridge frequently for several years now and had it on our radar as a possible destination to move to in a few years, but as we began to navigate through the pandemic, we decided not to wait any longer and we purchased a lot in Old Toccoa Farm.” With 24/7 manned and gated security, a world-renowned golf course and home architecture that is more mountain home than mountain cabin, Old Toccoa Farm is benefiting from the surge in real estate activity. “After we opened the full 18-holes last September, we have experienced steady a healthy uptick in real estate sales. After the lockdowns in May were removed, not only has real estate activity been exceptional, our membership sales have been robust and our rounds of golf have been off the charts. For the first time in the history of golf, golf has become an essential exercise.” We feel fortunate that we have a product that people are starving for and we know this is a true blessing. There are many who are not doing so well and we’re doing all we can to assist those who have been negatively affected this past year.
Here words like quiet charm, preservation, and authenticity mean something and people are searching for this as a way of life and not just a vacation. Local breweries with outdoor seating, wineries with open air pavilions, local restaurants with outdoor dining have created safe havens for small groups of people to enjoy life. Couple that with miles and miles of walking trails, crystal clear lakes, and rivers, and there is no wonder why people are attracted to the Blue Ridge area. “At Old Toccoa Farm, our focus is to create an environment where our members and visiting guests can enjoy the best of what Blue Ridge offers, with the added social component that can only be achieved through membership. “The golf course and community are beautiful but the real value here at Old Toccoa Farm are the people. We have met so many wonderful people and we owe it to our membership to Old Toccoa Farm. Even at our age, in our mid 60’s, we have developed new friendships that will stay with us for the rest of our lives. It’s just awesome here.”
Many of our members like to tell me that Blue Ridge is the college town for adults and Old Toccoa Farm is the residential housing for us adult college students. They may not be enrolled in school per se, but they are enjoying the combination of meeting new people, participating in an activity-based lifestyle and living in beautiful mountain homes. It’s no wonder Old Toccoa Farm’s tagline is “where people, lifestyle and design live together.
For those unfamiliar with Old Toccoa Farm, it’s a 400+ acre mountain lifestyle community, conveniently located 5-miles from downtown Blue Ridge, offering well maintained walking trails, 4,300+ feet of Toccoa River frontage for kayaking and fly fishing, and a golf course that was recently nominated for Golf Digest’s “Best New Course in America 2020”. In addition, in 2021, Old Toccoa Farm will be opening 17, one-bedroom, overnight stay accommodations for golfers and visiting prospects along with the highly anticipated, Old Toccoa Farm Tavern (think great burgers and salads). The hospitality component of Old Toccoa Farm will be kicking into gear and so too will a full calendar of member activities and programs. “We are just hoping that restrictions we have been living through these past 9 months subside and we can all get back to a healthy activity-based lifestyle with our friends and families.”
Their new tagline, “where people, lifestyle and design live together,” is truly what you see and experience each day when on property. You will notice the lifestyle immediately upon arrival, any day of the week. A healthy combination of member play and public play fills the tee-sheet and has the course thriving. You will also see members and guests enjoying scheduled yoga classes down by the river, and member couples walking their dogs on the nature trails. Off-property, members who enjoy boating and socializing on Lake Blue Ridge, including “Friday Night Tie-Ups”. Other water enthusiasts have enjoyed kayaking down the Toccoa River or wetting a line from the expansive Toccoa River frontage offered inside the gates of Old Toccoa Farm. Trout rise here and the fishery is a special place for seasoned anglers or those just getting started. And as the leaves begin to drop and the cool mountain breezes turns to frost in the mornings, this mountain community transitions once again. The late fall and winter welcome’s small gatherings of friends and families around the community fire pits, and the smell and sounds of crackling fires fills the air. Maybe even a brief snowfall to blanket the ground and this community truly offers a four seasons life for its members.
Georgia’s favorite mountain town, with its charming downtown and cool vibe, coupled with Old Toccoa Farm, an unpretentious amenity-based community, provides those looking for a new way and a new place to live, with something special to consider. With over $20 million in new home construction scheduled for winter 2020 and spring 2021, now is the time to visit Old Toccoa Farm– there has never been a better time! To schedule a visit and learn more about Old Toccoa Farm call 706.946.4653. ACLM
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