ANSWERS AND INFORMATION

We created this page in response to the many questions we answer regularly from folks investigating purchase and new owners too. If you discover something that you need to know is missing, please let us know. We hope to answer your questions and capsule what ownership in Paradise Valley is really all about.   Did we do that ? Our 5 most common (popular) questions are answered quickly here.


WHAT Paradise Valley Campground ( PVC ) has 289 privately owned deeded RV Lots on 60.3 acres of rolling terrain, easy access, paved roads, a not-heated pool, coin laundry facilities, a pavilion with kitchen and extensive common property. Averaging less than 5 lots per gross acre, PVC is organized with an Association under Georgia non-profit HOA laws ( NOT Georgia's later POA laws) and is managed hands-on by our elected Board Members. In addition to RVs, small cabins and sheds are allowed on lots, space permitting. 12-Wide Park Models are permitted. RVs must be self contained. Lot sizes vary considerably up to one acre. PVC has many, many trees, nice views and significant frontage on Town Creek, a stocked trout stream. The annual cost of ownership is very reasonable. See Maps page for a variety of Campground and area maps.

WHY PVC was a for-profit venture that opened, marketing lots to the greater Atlanta area, offering close-by, cool mountain recreation for as little as $5,000. The project was developed by Broadway & Davis, beginning in the very early nineties following their successful completion of Brookside, another deeded lot RV park, located on Hwy 129 in this area. .

WHEN The first Plat (lot map) was recorded in March of 1992. Phase II was recorded in 1993; III in 1994. Remarkably PVC reached nine phases; probably a record for an RV Park. Phase IX was recorded in 2001. Developer lots were sold until mid 2006. An "anti-new RV park", White County RV Park Code was adopted in 2005. It placed certain restrictions on lot improvements in existing parks. County Permits / Inspections in the nineties were at best, minimal. Current Permits, Inspections and Planning review, tends to mirror most urban areas, although the County is mostly rural? White County attitudes and regulations are constantly changing (not stable) so verify carefully and do not assume you may do what was done in the past or that today's rules (practices) will be good tomorrow. Construction permits for new cabins are now often processed through a County, make work, "Variance" procedure, which has largely had outcomes favorable to owners, although of course at extra cost in White County fees. Ugh / 

WHERE PVC is in the North Georgia Mountains' foothills in White County, about 6 miles north of the City of Cleveland, 30528. ( Latitude 34.637657, Longitude -83.850106, Elevation 1650' ) The park address is 1000 Paradise Valley Road. To get to PVC take #129 North from Cleveland, to Paradise Valley Rd left, just past Linda's Chevron Station. PVC is slightly over a mile on your right. It's easy access all the way and no steep hills. There are several road signs in front of PVC. The North Carolina border is about 38 miles north on #129 through Blairsville, GA. See the Maps page on this site for more detail. The Campground address is, 1000 Paradise Valley Road, Cleveland, GA 30528. Use this in your GPS. Mail sent to this address is received by the Board of Directors.

USE  Since 2015, we have received endless questions about general Lot use, renting here and living here, too. I offer the several paragraphs below to provide answers, a basic understanding of the current situation, and a brief description of what has transpired.

RENTING: The Paradise Valley Board in the Spring of 2015, following a "winter of difficulties", (2014/2015) authored and issued a, "rental protocol" (?) which directs, "..no rental of lots from November through March". In 2016 a Board sponsored By-Law change was voted and approved by the general ownership to establish the Annual Season as April 1 to October 31. This action strengthened rental period limitations by relating to "seasonal" language found in both White County and Paradise documents. There is currently no Lot renting in November through March. (Don't ask ! We don't know what a "protocol" is either?)

OWNING: Paradise and White County documents specify "recreational use" for Paradise Valley Campground. However, about 35 Lots are occupied by owners all year; they reside here . [Historically, owners have resided here in varying numbers since the 1992/3 first days, even while "recreational use only" is codified.] There is no prohibition against staying on your "owned" lot at any particular time of year. In 2015 the Board initiated a program to "identify and enroll" those residing in Paradise, as "Caretakers" and assigned each one off-season duties.

1) You are welcome to purchase and use a lot for your RV home base if you actually travel some with the RV, or simply use your lot seasonally or intermittently. Similarly, if your lot has a "parked" RV, or park model, or any form of RV other than a "moving RV", seasonal, intermittent use or use with extended absence, is welcome. A separate (location elsewhere), maintained legal residence address, is significant in establishing and/or verifying this criteria under questionable circumstances.

2) You are not to simply occupy a lot, with any type of RV unit, and just be present there continuously, annually, as if your lot /RV were a single family home; thereby establishing residence (residing). Exceptions to this condition, are those owners given Caretaker status by the Paradise Board of Directors and those grand-fathered(?). (Late 2018: 24/29 and 9 respectively best estimate and endless Board upset...)



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Building Permits - PVC Architectural Visit PVC Committee*. Read the Covenants.
Cable TV (Service Ended 10/2013) none Nex3 Communications. Out of Business.
Chamber of Commerce 706-865-5356 Cleveland; or Dahlonega CC 706-864-3711
City of Cleveland Library 706-865-5572 Library in City of Cleveland
Post Office 706-865-4511 30528 - across from Ingles on 75. Boxes available.
Vet Hospital 706-865-3188 Cleveland Vet Hospital
Closings, Real Estate 706-865-3999 Atty. Don Ferguson, Cleveland; the most PVC experience
Dues / Fees PVC PVC dues / year $536. for 2018, pay in May. See Treasurer*
Electric Service 706-754-2114 Habersham EMC Electric Utility  ($30/mo service + used KWs)
Emergency 911 Fire, Ambulance, Crime (Hospital in Gainesville)
Emergency, MEDICAL,  LOCAL, VISIT 706-348-4280 Urgent Care Facility NGPG, 2578 Helen Hwy (75), 8AM-8PM
Eye Care 706-219-4444 Dalton Family Eyecare, Dr. Calvin Dalton 
Fire Station, White County # 6    6449 US 129; about 2 mi from PVC; nearest
Gate "Clickers"  ( Front Entry Gate ) PVC entry gate Contact  here for small clickers; fits golf car,  motorcycle,  key-chain ( $ 10 ).. Treasurer  has standard larger Stanley clickers* .($25) 
Golf Cart Batteries & Repair 706-878-8740 See Services 
Golden Age Passport 770-297-3000 Gainesville. (now: America the Beautiful pass at $80 ! )
Hospital 770-219-9000 Gainesville, GA. ( Urgent Care only in White County )
Internet Access DSL 706-865-2442 Windstream.  Store in Cornelia, GA open. ( Cleveland store closed in 2017)
WIFI Hot Spot at PVC Pavilion, password protected, paid for by owners, short range
Cell Phone 706-894-2223 Best average reception, Verizon maybe? Location dependent !!  ATT network OK some lots. Sprint good some lots. Assume nothing !
Insurance - cabins, lots, contents  706-865-2189 Norton Mountain Agency, Cleveland - "Auto Owners"  
Mail Delivery PVC has boxes  Rent $15 small old or $25 modern (CBU type), per year. See Treasurer*    Limited availability from time to time...
Newspaper, Local 706-865-4718 White County News  print, online, classifieds
Property Tax Assessor 706-865-5328 Typical tax is $200 to $600. Payments due County Nov 15.
Real Estate Sales 770-597-2245 Mountain Country has most listings. See PVC listings lots for sale.
Services, lawn care, trees, etc ... All  Contractors, Etc. See Services for various topics.
Telephone, Land Line ( VoIP maybe? ) 800-501-1754 Windstream, DSL & DISH bundles too. Read here. Be Careful !! 
Television, DirecTV (satellite) 706-253-6988 Satellite Activations, a dealer in Canton; install & service
Television, DISH  (satellite) 706-865-1956 Local DISH Corp Office; install, service & referral to sales
Trailer Parking (storage) PVC storage lot Spaces $120 / yr. Utility Trailers only. See Treasurer*
Trash Disposal PVC dumpsters Household up front, Big stuff in back. Read RULES!   Map
Water & Sewer  ( provided by HOA ) Wells & Septic  Two separate PVC potable Water Systems  &  many septic tanks, lift stations, and drain fields.
White County Animal Control 706-219-2689  
Building Dept. 706-865-6496 County Offices Hwy 75
Planning Dept. 706-865-6768 County Offices Hwy 75
Health Dept. 706-865-2191 County Offices Hwy 75
Recycle 706-865-6768 Cans, cardboard, appliances & more. Call.
Commission 706-865-2235 County Commission, Courthouse, Cleveland
Tax Comm. 706-865-2225 N Brooks St, Cleveland. Tags & registration
Sr Center 706-865-4097  County Offices Hwy 75
Sheriff 706-865-5177 Non emergency contact
Public Records 706-865-2613 Clerk of Court, Courthouse, Cleveland
Poisons 800-282-5846 Call for info & help if needed 

* To get in contact with the Treasurer or PVC Committees leave a message 706-865-9645.





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