Historic Downtown Hartwell is situated one mile from Lake Hartwell. Hartwell is Located between Atlanta and Greenville, in pristine Northeast GA, Hartwell is easily accessible from I-85 off exit 177. Downtown Hartwell is a vibrant economic center for Hart County and the City of Hartwell that offers a wide array of retail shops such as: men and women's boutiques, a brew pub, music, arts and crafts, design and decorator shops, restaurants, and government offices that are available day and night, twelve months a year. Our mission is to work together to revitalize, promote, and beautify downtown Hartwell as the viable hub of our community. This will provide for feasible preservation of our historic and natural resources, encourage quality growth, economic prosperity, and further maintain our small-town experience. We will be responsible stewards of community resources in order to enhance our quality of life and retain our sense of community. We work with potential new business owners to find and secure appropriate business space in downtown Hartwell, provide support for existing business owners to aid in retention and expansion opportunities, partner with the Hart County Chamber of Commerce to aid in the facilitation of all downtown events, operate Social Media campaigns that target residents and tourist alike, ensure our downtown is marketed as a destination in traditional media marketing through local access TV, local newspaper, and kiosk displays. We provide downtown plantings to beautify the square, work with the city to plan streetscape projects, and help the Historic Preservation Commission to protect historic properties through design guidelines and a façade grant program.