Living & Visiting Here

Nestled in the beautiful foothills of the Southern Appalachian Mountains, Stephens County is the perfect destination for relaxation, exploration and adventure.

Historic Downtown Toccoa provides the perfect backdrop for annual community events, including A Taste of Toccoa, the Ida Cox Music Festival, Currahee Military Weekend, the Toccoa Harvest Festival, Christmas Fest, and more.

Stephens County boasts a wide variety of hot spots and attractions you won't want to miss. There's something for everyone!

With attractions like Currahee Mountain, Toccoa Falls, Lake Hartwell and the Chattahoochee National Forest, our residents and guests enjoy visiting, living and working in a breathtaking

Our new, four-lane highway will make the trip from I-85 to Toccoa a snap. Amtrak's Crescent line stops in Toccoa on its way from New York to New Orleans. The county airport has a new terminal as well as a newly re-surfaced landing strip.

Our work force is well-qualified, well-trained and highly-motivated. More than 70 percent have high school diplomas, and more than a third have college degrees.

For nearly 150 years, people here have been making things. Our labor force can fill existing jobs and has the skillset needed for the future of industry. Our colleges and industrial areas speak to our long-term commitment in support of industry.

Our local manufacturers produce aerospace products, automotive parts, bathroom accessories, cabinets, cartons, copper and tin-coated wire, corrugated boxes, elevator components, fabricated steel products, fragrances, furniture, industrial coatings, insulation, machined parts, pallets, pharmaceuticals, plastics, pumps, storage buildings, textiles and textile products, wind chimes, and wood products.

We have national retailers, local shops, and professional services. While we enjoy the big box stores like Walmart and Home Depot, we are also home to a multitude of locally-owned retail shops and businesses. This blend creates a competitive balance that serves our community well.

Additionally, we are blessed with many professional providers, doctors and lawyers, accountants and others who provide quality services to our citizens.

Our City Commission, County Commission and Chamber of Commerce are strongly committed to working together to support existing and new businesses. The Economic Development Authority, Airport Authority and Hospital Authority all offer opportunities for residents of the community to be active in producing a welcoming environment for business here.

As they like to say here in North Georgia, come see us and set a spell. You won't want to leave.