Pine wooded land is abundant in Ellijay, Georgia, a scenic mountain community where the views are equaled only by the beautiful homes, historic sites, and homes that dot the hillside. Luxurious log cabins as well as modest Southern one-story homes fill the landscape of Gilmer County. Ellijay is equally as full of the spacious, grand homes that characterize the southeast as it is the quaint cabins that make it feel so pleasantly rustic. Opportunities for land ownership in acreage parcels of all sizes is also abundant.
The Georgia Apple Festival is held each fall in Ellijay, which attracts hundreds of visitors and tourists from all over the world to experience the wonder of North Georgia in the autumn. Ellijay is known year-round as the Apple Capital of Georgia. For those who enjoy getting outside, the world is yours. Miles of hiking and biking trails, water activities, plentiful camping, and beautiful parks abound. But it’s not all recreation and relaxation – kids have plenty of schooling opportunities to choose from within the Gilmer County School District. Several elementary schools, two middle schools, and a high school serve the region. Dalton State College is nearby for young adults.
Ellijay is not your average American town. With more forests, creekbeds, and mountainsides than shopping centers and chain restaurants, its charm and country atmosphere is evident but not overwhelming. There is still an abundance of fine dining opportunities as well as numerous shopping areas, spread out over the hills of the town. Antique shops, in particular, are a hallmark of Ellijay. As an Applachian Trail community, Ellijay is located right on the pathway that encourages thousands of ambitious hikers to walk its 2,200 mile stretch from Georgia to Maine each year. The Appalachian Foothills Parkway also runs through Ellijay, giving those who are driving, not hiking, a chance to see the sights and easily navigate the region.