Local Area Information

Local Area Information

Just 53 miles north of Atlanta, Gainesville/Hall County lies at the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, the southern-most chain of the Appalachians.

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.

Make sure to check out the Official Gainesville Tourism Guide

Local Area Hotels

There are currently no special rates or blocks associated with any local hotel.

Ramada by Wyndham Gainesville
Distance from NGMC Gainesville: 0.5 Miles

Hampton Inn Gainesville
Distance from NGMC Gainesville: 1.0 Miles

The Guest Lodge Gainesville
Distance from NGMC Gainesville: 1.5 Miles

Econo Lodge
Distance from NGMC Gainesville: 1.5 Miles

Super 8 by Wyndham Gainesville
Distance from NGMC Gainesville: 1.5 Miles

Hilton Garden Inn Gainesville
Distance from NGMC Gainesville: 3.0 Miles

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Gainesville
Distance from NGMC Gainesville: 3.0 Miles

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Gainesville
Distance from NGMC Gainesville: 4.0 Miles

Parks & Farms

This region is spotted with a number of pristine lakes, ideal for fishing and sailing. Among them is Lake Lanier, 38,000 acres and 607 miles of shoreline that attract more than 16 million visitors each year. In fact, Gainesville was home to the 1996 Olympic Rowing and Sprint Canoe/Kayaking competition and the venue is still a popular site for world-class rowing events.

And there is more: 47 public parks, more than any other U. S. county; eight championship golf courses; 34 tennis courts; 10 marinas and more than 450 campsites. Of course, taking advantage of these great outdoor settings depends in many instances on climate. Mild winters, moderate spring and fall weather, and surprisingly temperate summers allow area residents to make the most of their surroundings. Yet, for those who seek the thrill of quality snow skiing in winter and the ocean surf in summer, both are within four to six hour drives of Gainesville and Hall County.

Culture & History

Shopping & Entertainment

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  • Wear a mask – a cloth face cover can protect other people in case you are infected. Everyone should wear a cloth face cover in public settings and when around people who don’t live in your household. Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.
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We want to thank our community and local businesses for their amazing generosity during this time. Here are some ways you can support our community and staff:

  • Donate items and resources

    We are currently receiving donations of items and other resources through the Foundation. Learn how to donate resources and other needed items by clicking here.

  • Sew Masks for Healthcare Workers

    Many people in our community are sewing masks for our healthcare workers. We have created some mask sewing instructions and information about drop-off locations. Get detailed mask-making instructions here.

  • Send a Digital Letter

    We would like your help making digital letters for the residents at New Horizons Nursing home. Email a letter to NewHorizonsAdmin@nghs.com and we will hand them out to our residents and staff to enjoy.

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