Forsyth County, GA is one of the fastest-growing counties in the U.S. and offers premier neighborhoods to build a new home. With a fantastic North Georgia location, plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation, family-oriented events and activities, and a highly-ranked school system, Forsyth County is one of the most in-demand areas to buy land and build a custom home. Here’s are some of the reasons our Ecraft teams loves this area!

Building a Home in Forsyth County, GA

1) Great Location 

Forsyth County is just 30 minutes northeast of downtown Atlanta, but offers peaceful, upscale, exurban living at its finest. With a large footprint of nearly 250 square miles (plenty of areas to choose from) yet anchored by the growing cities of Cumming and Gainesville, here you can find all the shopping, entertaining, and dining you want, but with the conveniences and close access to Atlanta that you need.

2) Lots of Outdoor Recreation  

Located at the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and alongside expansive Lake Lanier, Forsyth County is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. Explore the mountains for hiking, camping, horseback riding, waterfall chasing, or simply sightseeing on a gorgeous fall day. Or, pack your water gear and head to Lake Lanier, one of the largest recreational lakes in Georgia. Whether you prefer the peace and quiet of boating or fishing, or family-style fun and entertainment at Margaritaville at Lanier Islands, you’ll enjoy one of Georgia’s greatest amenities so close to home.

3) Fun Amenities  

No matter where you live in Forsyth County, all are welcome to enjoy the wonderful events, activities, and amenities of the county’s largest city, Cumming. The City of Cumming Fairgrounds host a variety of events throughout the year, including holiday celebrations, a rodeo, and the Country Fair & Festival. The Cumming City Center (scheduled to open in 2022) is a master-planned retail, dining, and entertainment development that is sure to be a star attraction for the entire region. And with dozens of parks, preserves, and sports complexes, there’s plenty of room to run, walk, picnic, and play throughout the county.

4) Excellent Public School System

Forsyth County Schools is the sixth largest district in Georgia, and has been ranked the third best in the state with an A+ rating, according to In fact, U.S. News & World Report’s list of “2021 Best High Schools” includes most of Forsyth County’s high schools.  

5) High Home Values

Home values in Forsyth County have increased by 28.8% over the last year, and are projected to continue climbing for the foreseeable future — a testament to the area’s increasing popularity and growth. For new homeowners who buy at today’s still-low interest rates, that translates to a great investment for the future, and a wonderful place to call home now.

If Forsyth County sounds like the ideal place to build your new custom home in North Georgia, contact us to schedule an appointment with us!