Dawsonville, Georgia, is a charming city located in Dawson County, approximately 60 miles north of Atlanta.

Welcome to Dawsonville

Known for its scenic surroundings, outdoor activities, and a rich history in motorsports
Dawsonville, Georgia, is a charming city located in Dawson County, approximately 60 miles north of Atlanta. Known for its scenic surroundings, outdoor activities, and rich history in motorsports, Dawsonville offers a unique blend of rural charm and modern conveniences. Here's a neighborhood guide to help you explore the different areas and attractions in Dawsonville:

Downtown Dawsonville

Historic Downtown Dawsonville

  • Description: The downtown area exudes a small-town feel with historic buildings, local shops, and restaurants. It's a walkable district with a welcoming community atmosphere.
  • Things to Do: Explore antique stores, dine in local restaurants, and attend community events in the downtown square.

Georgia Racing Hall of Fame

  • Description: Located in downtown Dawsonville, the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame celebrates the state's racing history, particularly in NASCAR. It's a must-visit for motorsports enthusiasts.
  • Things to Do: Learn about racing legends, view exhibits and memorabilia, and attend events at the Hall of Fame.

Residential Areas

Dawson Forest

  • Description: Dawson Forest is a large, wooded area with a mix of residential communities and natural spaces. It provides a peaceful and rural living environment.
  • Things to Do: Explore hiking and biking trails, enjoy nature walks, and experience the tranquility of the forest.

Chestatee Overlook

  • Description: Chestatee Overlook is a residential community that offers scenic views of the North Georgia mountains. It's known for its spacious lots and upscale homes.
  • Things to Do: Enjoy the mountain views, explore nearby parks, and participate in community events.

Parks and Outdoor Recreation

Amicalola Falls State Park

  • Description: While technically just outside Dawsonville, Amicalola Falls State Park is a nearby attraction featuring a stunning waterfall, hiking trails, and a lodge.
  • Things to Do: Hike to the top of Amicalola Falls, explore the trails, and enjoy outdoor activities in the park.

Lake Lanier

  • Description: Dawsonville is close to Lake Lanier, offering opportunities for boating, fishing, and water recreation. Several parks along the lake provide amenities for outdoor enthusiasts.
  • Things to Do: Boat on the lake, fish, picnic in lakeside parks, and enjoy the natural beauty of Lake Lanier.


Dawson County Schools

  • Description: Dawsonville is served by the Dawson County School District, providing a range of educational options for local residents.
  • Things to Do: Attend school events, engage with the local school community, and explore educational programs.

Shopping and Dining

North Georgia Premium Outlets

  • Description: Located just south of Dawsonville, the North Georgia Premium Outlets offer a variety of shopping options with brand-name stores and discounts.
  • Things to Do: Shop for apparel and accessories, enjoy dining at the food court, and take advantage of discounted prices.
Dawsonville's neighborhoods offer a mix of rural and suburban living, with access to outdoor adventures, historic sites, and a close-knit community. Whether you're exploring downtown Dawsonville, enjoying the natural beauty of Dawson Forest, or learning about racing history at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, Dawsonville provides a relaxed and scenic environment for residents.

Overview for Dawsonville, GA

3,594 people live in Dawsonville, where the median age is 33 and the average individual income is $28,922. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

33 years

Median Age


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Average individual Income

Around Dawsonville, GA

There's plenty to do around Dawsonville, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Old Dad's Wing Sauce, Hong Kong, and Crushed Botanicals Apothecary.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 1.08 miles 4 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.48 miles 11 reviews 4.5/5 stars
Dining 1.11 miles 3 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.51 miles 23 reviews 4.3/5 stars
Dining 4.91 miles 2 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 1.27 miles 68 reviews 4.2/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Dawsonville, GA

Dawsonville has 1,176 households, with an average household size of 2.94. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Dawsonville do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 3,594 people call Dawsonville home. The population density is 418.36 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

54.2 / 45.8%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group


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10-17 Years


18-24 Years


25-64 Years


65-74 Years


75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree

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Households with Children

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Dawsonville, GA

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The following schools are within or nearby Dawsonville. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
School rating
Robinson Elementary School
PreK - 5th
Dawson County High School
10th - 12th
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