Orange Shoals is the Original Green Belt Community located in Canton, Georgia, at the foothills of the Applachian Mountains, where every home backs up to National Wildlife Federation and Audubon certified community Green space.
The concept for Orange Shoals was developed entirely around the vision of the Greenbelt. Having seen what developers did to his family farm, Chaunkee Venable knew there had to be a better way. He dreamed of a neighborhood in which residents live within nature rather than destroy her.
As a child he and his sister and friends had played on the property that is now Orange Shoals. His vision was to preserve the land and build a community within nature. In laying out the plan for Orange Shoals he fought to protect the dozen or so natural springs on this lovely piece of property and carefully laid out the streets, lots, and common areas so that every resident literally has a 100-acre trail system right out their back door.
Chaunkee’s dream is a reality. As stewards of the Greenbelt, the residents of Orange Shoals are carrying forward that dream. Chaunkee’s sister Elaine worked hand-in-hand with him in mapping out the trails. With Chaunkee no longer with us, she relayed his vision which provides us clear direction in our guidelines for maintaining the trails here in Orange Shoals in as natural a state as possible. Orange Shoals is located in Canton, Georgia, at the foothills of the Applachian Mountains, in the equestrian area of eastern Cherokee County. Large, wooded homesites with mature trees. Every home backs up to more than 100 Acres of protected, neighborhood owned, greenspace. Orange Shoals has been certified by The Atlanta Audubon Society and the National Wildlife Federation as a wildlife sanctuary. Ammenities include 8 miles of inter-connected hiking/biking trails, creeks, waterfalls and shoals; Swim & Tennis Center with USTA league Orange Shoals tennis and Cherokee County Rec League Orange Shoals Swim Team.