Ball Ground

Ball Ground, Georgia

Drawn by the rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and abundant streams early settlers established a vital agricultural community in what is now Ball Ground. With convenient access to I-575, this growing community offers a positive business climate and varied residential options. Ball Ground is where they "Roll Out the Red Carpet…Not the Red Tape."

The population in Ball Ground exceeds 1,600 while over 225,000 reside in Cherokee County. In Ball Ground, the estimated median household income in 2013 was $61,836. The estimated median home value in 2013 was $194,491. Ball Ground includes the zip code 30107.


Ball Ground is served by the Cherokee County School District, the ninth-largest school system in Georgia. CCSD's high schools all have been named to The Washington Post's list of "America's Most Challenging High Schools." The School District consistently ranks in the top five out of the 180 school systems in Georgia. CCSD's average SAT score margin is 70 points over the National average and 110 points over the State average.


Interstate 575 run diagonally and directly through Ball Ground. Cherokee Area Transportation System (CATS) provides public transportation service for residents of Cherokee County.

The recently expanded Cherokee County Airport is located in Ball Ground off I-575 at exit 24. Atlanta-Hartsfield International Airport is one hour south of Ball Ground, GA.


Ball Ground, GA as part of Cherokee county consistently ranks lower in unemployment than the state average. Most jobs are in light industry and agriculture. The area's largest employers are the Cherokee County School District and Northside Hospital Cherokee. Other large employers include Chart, Meyn America, Awnex, and LAT Apparel.


A brand new Northside Hospital Cherokee is under construction in Cherokee county, off I-575 at Exit 19. The new Northside Hospital-Cherokee campus comprises the hospital, medical office building, and 900 parking spaces on a 50-acre complex scheduled to come online in 2017.


Adding to the quality of life in Ball Ground is the quaint historic downtown district. The community boasts four newly renovated parks and recreation facilities where patrons have free wireless internet service available.

Ball Ground city parks include Calvin Farmer Park with 15 acres (performance stage, pavilions, playground, duck pond, open fields and wooded areas); Downtown Park (wooded and shady spot for family fun and relaxation); City Park (venue for the Ball Ground Rocks the Park summer concert series, movies in the park, and private events); Lions Field (youth baseball); Community Center Complex (6,000 square foot building for rent with free use softball field, tennis courts and basketball court, plus 7 acres of wooded green space for hiking and relaxing); City Gym (indoor basketball facility).

CRPA operates Dwight Terry Park in Ball Ground, a 30 acre park with baseball/softball diamonds, a playground and a 1/2 mile paved walking track.

Gibbs Gardens is located in Ball Ground. This 30+ year project by Jim Gibbs features the North Georgia Mountains as a backdrop to the garden which is home to hundreds of intersecting streams, rolling lawns and colorful flowerbeds that make up the 19 gardens over 220 acresincluding the manor house, 24 ponds, 32 bridges and 19 waterfalls!

Civic Groups

Diverse community and cultural opportunities are provided by clubs and civic organizations in the city including Optimists and Lions; as well as a business and community association and numerous non-profit organizations.

Downtown Ball Ground

Ball Ground is an official Georgia Main Street Community, focused on revitalization of the central business district, design, promotion and economic development. Downtown Ball Ground offers one-of-a-kind shopping in a historic setting with art, antiques, boutiques and much more.

When it comes to great food, Downtown Ball Ground has something to offer everyone with over locally owned restaurants serving Cajun, German, Italian, and American fare.

The Wheeler House in downtown Ball Ground is a destination wedding venue that's been featured on "Say Yes to the Dress".

Ball Ground Neighborhoods

Ball Ground, Georgia offers several new and established residential communities with and without amenities. Home prices range from $100,000 to well over $500,000.

Ball Ground, GA Neighborhoods and Subdivisions under $200K

Calusa Lake, Cherokee Village, Laurel Lake, Nelson Ridge, Olde Mill, River Brooke, Sage Hill

Ball Ground, GA Neighborhoods and Subdivisions under $300K

Heritage Oaks, Mountain Brook, Mountain Brook North, Smithwick Crossing, The Estates of Bishop Lakes, The Preserve at Etowah

Ball Ground, GA Neighborhoods and Subdivisions under $500K

Creekside Estates, Dawson Creek, Hightower Lake, Northwoods, Ridge View Estates, River Run, Rock Chimneys, Stonewood Farms, The Oaks at Yellow Creek, The Preserve at Long Swamp, Wolf Creek Park

Ball Ground, GA Neighborhoods and Subdivisions over $500K

Estates at Sharp Mountain, Etowah Trails, Hawks Ridge, River Rock, River Run, Woodhaven Bend on the Etowah

Our Ball Ground real estate experts will help you find the right neighborhood for you and your family - whether it is an established home, new construction, a country club community, or a home on acreage, with golf, water, or views.

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Updated: 26th August, 2019 9:05 AM.