Sky Valley, Georgia

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Sky Valley is a town in Rabun County, Georgia, United States and is nestled in a scenic mountain valley on the northwest slopes of Rabun Bald, Georgia's second-highest peak. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 250.

It is home to Sky Valley Resort, which features golfing, tennis and swimming. The resort used to have the only winter ski area in Georgia, but after changing ownership in 2004, the resort's ski slopes were permanently closed[1]. The only highway or other through-road is the Dillard/Highlands Road (Georgia State Route 246 and N.C. Highway 106) between Dillard, Georgia and Highlands, North Carolina . The northern city limit is the North Carolina state line, where the highway zigzags crossing in five different places (two of which are into and out of the city).

Geography

Sky Valley is located at 34°59′10″N 83°19′29″W / 34.98611°N 83.32472°W / 34.98611; -83.32472 (34.986008, -83.324688)[3]. Based on latitude, Sky Valley is the northernmost city in the state.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.8 km²), all of it land. The elevation of the valley floor is approximately 3100 feet above sea level, while areas within the city limits on the slopes of Rabun Bald exceed 4200 feet. Sky Valley is Georgia's highest incorporated city and one of the highest municipalities in the Eastern United States.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 221 people, 112 households, and 81 families residing in the city. The population density was 72.9 people per square mile (28.2/km²). There were 675 housing units at an average density of 222.6/sq mi (86.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.48% White, 4.07% African American, and 0.45% from two or more races.

There were 112 households out of which 11.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.9% were married couples living together, 4.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.8% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.97 and the average family size was 2.30.

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