Lake Burton

What You Get

Real Estate

Lake Burton, located in Rabun County in northern Georgia, is about 100 miles from Atlanta and the northernmost of a series of five lakes which comprise the Tallulah River Watershed. The Lake Burton real estate market is a top ten marketplace for lake property in Georgia.

The average list price for Lake Burton homes for sale is $1,199,000. Normally there are about 100 lake homes for sale at Lake Burton, and 70 listings for lots and land.


The public school system in Lake Burton is in the Rabun County District. For  complete details see the Rabun County School System. To explore the private schools in the area, go to the Atlanta Area Association of Public Schools for a closer look.

Parks & Rec

With 2,800 acres and sixty-two miles of shoreline, Lake Burton is an excellent destination for water sports like boating, wakeboarding, tubing, water skiing and fishing. Canoes, kayaks and paddle boards are available at some locations. The park has 54 campsites on 32 acres with a picnic shelter, boat dock and ramp and a wheelchair accessible fishing pier. There are hiking trails along with seasonal canoe rentals.

Shopping & Dining

The Burton Gallery and Emporium as well as The Chop House are local favorites.

More To Know

Check out Georgia Power’s Lakes and learn more about Lake Burton at Explore Lake Burton.

Why We Like It

Lake Burton is gorgeous and offers a reasonably distanced weekend getaway retreat for a second home, or a perfect place for a laid back lifestyle completely surrounded by natural beauty.