Gainesville through the Eyes of Its Residents

The City of Gainesville, the county seat of Hall County, is located in Northeast Georgia, approximately 50 miles northeast of Atlanta and 100 miles southwest of Greenville, South Carolina. Gainesville is the largest of six cities in Hall County with a population of more than 35,000. As the business hub for Northeast Georgia, Gainesville's daytime population is estimated more than 100,000.


The City of Gainesville remains financially sound operating on a fiscal year budget. In cooperation with the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce and other community organizations, the City actively recruits new industry to the area while working with existing industry to encourage expansion, growth, and diversification.


The assessed value of taxable property in Gainesville as of January 2017 was $5.8 billion. That's an 8.25 % increase from the previous year.

Did You Know?


When it comes to location, Gainesville is second to none. Located at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the 19th largest city in the state is surrounded on three sides by Lake Sidney Lanier. Gainesville is small enough to know your neighbor, yet large enough to offer the services and cultural experiences of a much larger city. Gainesville will be 197 years old on Nov. 30.