My wife and I regularly go up to the Smoky Mountains in the Fall. Being in Florida, we can experience the beauty of autumn and return to the warmth of Florida for the winter. We have become very interested in the northern Georgia area as a place to relocate to in a few years, but we are not real familiar with the area. We have been in Helen briefly and love the area. We have heard about Dahlonega and Ellijay and hoping someone can provide us with some insight as to the living conditions in either, or both of these towns (i.e. property prices, access to job market, winters, access to medical care, etc.) If anyone knows this area, your information will be of great assistance. We plan to head up that way in October/November this year, perhaps sooner if opportunity avails.