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Ellijay is the historic county seat of Gilmer County, Georgia which was cut from Cherokee County in 1832, and became the county seat in 1834. There are always exciting things to do in here in Ellijay, from Local Wineries, Shopping in our Historic Downtown area or enjoying Great Local Food, Sprawling Apple Orchards, Hiking, Biking and much, much more.
Ellijay was rated #2 in the 2018 Readers Digest Nicest Place to live contest. We are providing additional information below on our quaint little town. You might just decide this is a place you would want to live or escape to on the weekend. Included below are also examples of a few amazing listings for you to consider.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us by phone, email or text. We would be happy to help you "Escape to a Better Place".
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There is a wide variety of places to stay in Ellijay, including Hotels, Cabins, Villas and Glamping. Please find below an assortment of these:
Just a good hour's drive North of Atlanta, in the Georgia Appalachian mountains, four vineyards in Gilmer County and one in Pickens County form the heart of Ellijay Wine Country. We invite you to come visit the vineyards, taste our fine wines, and enjoy the events organized to further enhance your experience.
Local Food and Shopping
Our Downtown area has some of the most unique shops, wine and award-winning food that you can find. From great burgers, pizza, and wings to some of the best shopping that you can find. Our Historic Downtown area has it all.
All linked information is provided by the Gilmer County Chamber
Apples, Apples and more Apples
You can not talk about Ellijay and not mention the word "Apples". Ellijay is the Apple Capital of Georgia, we are home to the Apple Festival which plays host to over 300 of the most unique vendors that you will ever find. The Apple Festival is held the second and third weekend every year in October. In addition to the Apple Festival, we have some of the most beautiful apple orchards that you will ever lay eyes on.
Fans of the outdoors travel far and wide to come to Ellijay for many different reasons. Ellijay is the Mountain Bike Capital of Georgia with over 50 trails and endless miles of fun. We are also the start of the Appalachian Trail the longest hiking only path in the world, measuring 2,190 miles long. If you after fun in the water we have that too, from our amazing river acess to the breath taking views of Carters Lake Ellijay has a lot to offer.
Falling In Love
Now that we have made you fall in love with Ellijay, Let us help you call this beautiful magical place home. We have put together a collection of properties you can search through by clicking the box below. If you are looking for something else, such as a large tract of land or looking to build your beautiful "Forever Home" the plase feel free to contact us below.