ANSWERS AND INFORMATION
In response to the many questions we answer regularly from folks investigating purchase and new
owners too, we created this page. If you discover something that you need to know about is missing, please let us know. We hope to answer
your questions and capsule what ownership in Paradise Valley is all about. Did we do that ?
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 and a minimum of 26 feet. 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.
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 in this area. .
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 park", County RV Park Code was
adopted in 2005. It places 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.
County attitudes and regulations are constantly
changing (not stable) so verify carefully and
not assume you may do what was done in the
past or that today's rules will be good tomorrow. Construction
permits for new cabins are now often processed
through a "Variance" procedure, which
has largely had outcomes favorable to owners.
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.
Both Paradise Valley documents and White County Zoning specify
“recreational use” yet
around 35 to 40 lots are occupied all year, by owners
who reside here. ( Historically,
owners have resided here in varying
numbers, since the beginning (mid nineties). While “recreation use only” is specified, this author is unaware of any
prohibition against staying here at any specific time of the year. ) The Paradise Valley Board, beginning
in the Spring of 2015, following a “winter of difficulties”, initiated a program to identify
and enroll those residing here
as “Caretakers”, providing assigned duties, and
also authored a “rental protocol” which
directs "no rental of lots" from November through March.
( "reside" here = residence
location; vote, file taxes, billing address,
SS, etc, etc ) In 2016 a Board sponsored By Laws
change was voted (approved) by the general
ownership to establish the Annual Season as April
1 to October 31.
Since the 2015 Board actions, we have received an endless flow of questions about lot
general use, living
here, and renting too. I offer these simple declarative statements to
provide an understanding of
our present situation:
(1) Do not rent a lot in PVC from November 1 through March,
as specified by the 2015 Board
authored “rental protocol”.
(2) You are welcome to purchase and use a lot
for your RV home base if you actually
travel some with the RV or use your lot seasonally
or intermittently. Similarly, if your lot has a
"parked" RV or park model or any
form of RV rather 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.
(3) 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. Exceptions to this, are those
lot/RV owners granted Caretaker status by the Board of Directors.
|PHONE / INFO
|Building Permits - PVC
||Visit PVC Committee*. Read the
|Cable TV (Service
Out of Business.
|Chamber of Commerce
Dahlonega CC 706-864-3711
|City of Cleveland
||Library in City of Cleveland
||30528 - across from Ingles on 75. Box available.
Cleveland Vet Hospital
|Closings, Real Estate
|| Atty. Don
Ferguson, Cleveland; the most PVC experience
|Dues / Fees PVC
||PVC dues / year
2015, pay in May. See Treasurer*
Habersham EMC Electric Utility
($25/mo + used KWs)
||Fire, Ambulance, Crime (Hospital
Family Eyecare, Dr. Calvin Dalton
White County # 6
US 129; about 2 mi from PVC; nearest
||PVC entry gate
for standard clickers*. Email
here for small
clickers; fits golf car,
motorcycle, keychain ( $ 10 )
Golden Age Passport
||Gainesville. (now: America the Beautiful pass)
||Gainesville, GA. No hospital in White County
Windstream. Walk-in, Cleveland, So. #129,
||Hot Spot at PVC
||Pavilion, pass protected,
paid for by owners, short range
Verizon - Best
reception, maybe? Location
dependent !! ATT network OK
some lots. Sprint good some lots.
- cabins, lots, contents
Keith Agency, Cleveland - "Auto
||PVC has boxes
old or $25 newer (CBU), per yr. See Treasurer*
White County News print, online, classifieds
Property Tax Assessor
||Typical tax $200 to $600. Payments due Dec.
|Real Estate Sales
Country has most PVC listings
|Services, All Types
Services for various topics.
|Telephone, Land Line
Windstream, DSL & DISH bundles too.
Activations, a dealer in Canton; install
DISH Corp Office; install, service &
referral to sales
|Trailer Parking (storage)
||PVC storage lot
||Spaces $120 / yr. Utility only. See Treasurer*
||Household up front, Big stuff in back. Read
|Water & Sewer
Water Systems & many septic tanks.
Offices Hwy 75
Offices Hwy 75
||County Offices Hwy 75
||Cans, cardboard, appliances & more. Call.
||County Commission, Courthouse, Cleveland
||N Brooks St, Cleveland. Tags & registration
Offices Hwy 75
||Non emergency contact
||Clerk of Court, Courthouse, Cleveland
||Call for info & help if needed
* To get in contact with the Treasurer or PVC Committees leave a message 706-865-9645.