Development Authority

Downtown Dahlonega is one of the nation’s foremost historic downtown centers and is a winner of the National Main Street Center’s Great American Main Street Award and the Georgia Downtown Association’s Award for Excellence in Downtown Development.

Shopping and dining choices are abundant with retail stores, restaurants, charming inns and boutique hotels, salons, spas, arts, and professional service businesses.Downtown is also the home of the University of North Georgia and the Dahlonega Gold Museum. The downtown district is one of the city’s two National Register of Historic Districts. Dahlonega is a National Main Street City, a Preserve America Community, a National Tree City, and a designated Appalachian Trail Community.

The Dahlonega Main Street Program uses investment incentives to facilitate the use of basements, upper floors, outdoor plazas and underutilized spaces for residential development and new or expanding commercial infill construction. Contact us to learn more!