Julie Barnett
Harry Norman, Realtors® is licensed in Georgia and North Carolina
Julie Barnett
Harry Norman Realtors® Luxury Lake and Mountain
Cell: 404-697-3860
Office: 706.212.0228
Fax: 706.212.0161



352 Chinkapin Dr.
Clayton, GA 30525
For Sale

Price: $250,000
Property Type: Land / Farm
Lot Size: 6.19 acres

Great Building Lot with Breathtaking Views


6.19 acre incredible lot with breathtaking views in gated Chinkapin at Burton. Fantastic 270 degree views of layered distant mountains stretching into North Carolina.  The property joins U. S. Forest  Service land.  Privacy and security with paved roads, underground utilities and community water service. Lot graded for a 6 bedroom home site with septic system installed.  Next to Waterfall Club and easy access to both LaPrades Marina and Anchorage Marina.

From the Owner:

The Haven at Chinkapin

In the late 1990s we started our search for the ideal piece of mountain property with these criteria:

  • Private but not isolated
  • Beautiful view of layered mountains
  • Reasonable proximity to Atlanta
  • Under 30 minutes to amenities and necessities—groceries, liquor stores, hospitals, etc.
  • Land that could be walked upon comfortably and used for gardening, hiking/strolling and just spreading out.


We began our search in the Highlands-Cashiers-Lake Toxaway corridor in North Carolina along Highway 64 and walked many sites and lots. I guess we were thinking that the elevation had to be at least 3,000 feet to count as real mountains and we were both from North Carolina.

The real estate brokers that we encountered were always dismayed that our concept of “getting out to take a look,” meant you put on your hiking boots and walked all across and up and down and all around the property lines!

One lot in particular at Lake Toxaway caught our attention on a weekend visit, so much so, that we came back the next. It was a Friday night in early autumn and we decided to hike up to the back property line, (probably with a cocktail!) which ran along the crest of the mountain that formed the eastern edge of the Lake Toxaway residential community. As we neared the top, we could hear the birds settling in, the sun was going down behind us and there was a refreshing evening breeze-- and the distinct sounds of a Friday night football game! We thought we had found the privacy we were seeking and were suddenly confronted by the cheering of crowds, the bark of announcers and the blaring pep band! We reached the top and looked over directly at the brightly lit county stadium that we had never noticed in the daytime. DEAL BREAKER

After several fruitless months we re-assessed the geography of our search. By this time we had made the 2+ hour trip to Highlands and Lake Toxaway over curvy, single-lane roads multiple times. “Car-sick” re-entered our vocabulary. We had also noticed how much it rained and that the climate zone for Highlands/Cashiers/Toxaway is 2+ zones colder and harsher than Atlanta. Amenities were a considerable distance away.

We had a startling (and way too obvious) revelation—Lake Burton! Lots of friends and family on the lake, under 2 hours from Atlanta. Enough altitude to have cool nights and day-time temperatures well below Atlanta and reachable on broad highways from several different directions.

We walked over many properties and then we found Chinkapin at Burton Mountain. A gated community with roughly 40 lots, averaging around 3 acres and ideally located next door to Waterfall Country Club, 5 minutes from Anchorage Marina on Lake Burton and 15 minutes from the Dairy Queen in Clayton. We put together 4 lots, just under 12 acres that are contiguous to the US Forestry Land and high up on the north face of Burton Mountain. The location gives us the best of both worlds—close to Clayton and its services, several year-round neighbors and a gate for security but with total privacy once you turn down the driveway to Lots 18 and 19. Upon reaching the cleared home site, you take in the amazing 270 degree views, centering on the 4,000 foot mountains 8 miles north in North Carolina and then look west to the mountains sheltering the Appalachian Trail. When we first bought the property, you could see the back nine at Waterfall to the east but we enjoyed the privacy so much that we let it grow back up.

In the span of a few hundred feet you enter a different world of the freshest mountain breezes, the singing of birds and the rustling leaves of the Chinkapin Oaks and the smell of the white pines. The green leaves of the trees against the blue of the sky are so vivid it hurts your eyes. At night there are less than 5 pinpricks of light in the vast darkness of layered mountains and private US Forestry land under a sky with stars uncountable.

In the cool of the early morning a river of fog winds its way through the valleys below and a wild turkey flies over head.

Information herein deemed reliable, but subject to change.

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