"Your Big Canoe Connection"

Big Canoe(R) Community

Big Canoe is a gated community nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. 
Big Canoe is located only 60 miles north of Atlanta, and enjoys easy access from both
Georgia 400 as well as I-75. The community is approximately 8,000 acres and covers
both Pickens and Dawson counties.

You will never get bored with the variety of amenities Big Canoe offers. The community
is home to three clear water lakes: Lake Petit, Lake Sconti and Lake Disharoon.  Enjoy
boating and fishing at your leisure. Miles of hiking and Jeep trails weave throughout
Big Canoe.  Enjoy the views from the 27-hole Joe Lee designed golf course and stay
fit at the state-of-the-art Fitness Center with racquet ball and indoor pool.

Tips for Finding the Perfect Neighborhood

1. Make a list of all of the amenities that are close by in the neighborhood you are considering as your new residence.  Keep in mind what distances and routes to each of these places are acceptable and what are not.

2. Determine what the best features of the neighborhoods are.  This is especially helpful if you are deciding between a few different neighborhoods.

Are there parks nearby?
Is it scenic and visually appealing?
Are there quiet areas, streets, culs de sac?
Are the people friendly in the neighborhood?
Is the neighborhood clean?  Yards, streets, parks?
Are there nice trees and foliage?
Do the lots have large or small yards?
Are there walkways and are they easily accessible?
Is it a safe neighborhood?
What are the market values of the homes in the area?
Are there many houses for sale?
How long ago was the community developed?
What is the average age of the people in the area?
Are there families with small children in the area?
What is the proximity to schools?
Are there community events or organizations?

3. Walk around in the neighborhood.  The best way to determine the cleanliness and friendliness of the neighborhood is to walk around in it and meet its residents.