Calhoun

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The city of Calhoun, Georgia is a part of the Atlanta metropolitan area and is the county seat of Gordon Country. Calhoun is the 58th largest city in the state of Georgia and is largely a blue collar community. The city motto of Calhoun is “The Land of the Cherokee” in reference to the rich history of Cherokee nation that once held the lands that would one day be Calhoun. The city has a humid subtropical climate with high temperatures and precipitation throughout the year. Calhoun has been home to many notable people such as lyric tenor Roland Hayes, Cherokee leader Stand Waite and Olympic Gold medalist William Thompson.

Though Calhoun began its history as part of the Cherokee Nation President Andrew Jackson forced the tribes out to make room for more settlers. The community that would become Calhoun began as a small town named Dawsonville and was later renamed Calhoun in honor of Senator John Calhoun in 1850. The budding community became the county seat in 1851 and was officially incorporated in January of 1852. The city prides itself on its place in history and has several museums and sites that help preserve that history including the New Echota Historic site which was the first Cherokee capital, the Oakleigh/Gordon County Historical Society, the Roland Hayes Museum and Mercer Air Museum.

The United States Census of 2010 reported that Calhoun was home to 15,650 residents and spanned 11.7 square miles giving the city a population density of 911.7 people per square feet. According to city-data.com, in 2012 the estimated median household income in the city was $28,103 and the estimated per capita income was $17,157. The site reported that in 2012 the estimated median house or condo value was $131,655 and that the mean price of housing units and houses in 2009 was $169,057.

Public education in the city is provided by Calhoun City School District and the Gordon County School District. Private schools in Calhoun include the Downing Clark Academy, Inc. the Georgia-Cumberland Academy and others. Homes for sale in Calhoun range from starter homes and fixer uppers up through sprawling historic homes and luxury homes. Rental options in Calhoun include apartments, houses and multi-family structures like duplexes. Other real estate options include townhomes and condominiums with a variety of amenities for sale or lease.

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Schools

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Dining and Shopping

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Entertainment

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Parks and Recreation

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