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
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.
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. .
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
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,
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
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 /
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
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
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
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,
drivers license, insurance, tax filing ) 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(??). (Fall 2018: Obfuscation
increases on the Caretaker topic, as non-residents
are made Caretakers. What's a Caretaker? Who
Knows ? I surely don't
|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. Boxes available.
Cleveland Vet Hospital
|Closings, Real Estate
|| Atty. Don
Ferguson, Cleveland; the most PVC experience
|Dues / Fees PVC
||PVC dues / year
2022, pay in May. See Treasurer*
Habersham EMC Electric Utility
($30/mo service + used KWs)
||Fire, Ambulance, Crime (Hospital
MEDICAL, LOCAL, VISIT
Care Facility NGPG, 2578 Helen Hwy (75),
Family Eyecare, Dr. Calvin Dalton
White County # 6
US 129; about 2 mi from PVC; nearest
"Clickers" ( Front Entry
||PVC entry gate
||Contact here for small
clickers; fits golf car,
motorcycle, key-chain ( $ 10 )..
has had standard larger Stanley clickers* .($25) ??
Cart Batteries & Repair
Golden Age Passport
||Gainesville. (now: America the Beautiful
pass at $80 ! )
( Urgent Care only in White County )
Cornelia, GA open. ( Cleveland
store closed in 2017)
||Hot Spot at PVC
||Pavilion, password protected,
paid for by owners, short range
Best average reception,
dependent !! ATT network OK
some lots. Sprint good some lots.
Assume nothing !
- cabins, lots, contents
Mountain Agency, Cleveland - "Auto
||PVC has boxes
small old or $25 modern (CBU type), per
year. See Treasurer*
Limited availability from time to time...
White County News print, online, classifieds
Property Tax Assessor
is $200 to $600. Payments due County Nov 15.
|Real Estate Sales
Smith has had most sales. See PVC listings
lots for sale.
lawn care, trees, etc ... All
Services for various topics.
|Telephone, Land Line
( VoIP maybe? )
Windstream, DSL & DISH bundles too.
Be Careful !!
Activations, a dealer in Canton; install
DISH Corp Office; install, service &
referral to sales
|Trailer Parking (storage)
||PVC storage lot
||Spaces $120 / yr. Utility
Trailers only. See Treasurer*
||Household up front, Big stuff in back. Read
|Water & Sewer
( provided by HOA )
potable Water Systems & many septic
tanks, lift stations, and drain fields.
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.