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Ellijay, GA

Tucked away in the mountainside is the community of Ellijay, Georgia. Known for its gorgeous views and opportunities for outdoor recreation, this city makes a great forest escape. Ellijay is also home to the Georgia Apple Festival, which has been an October event for over 50 years. Its historic downtown is a hub for unique shops, including antique shops, and restaurants.


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Ellijay Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $598K
Lowest Price $49.9K
Highest Price $3M
Total Listings 403
Avg. Days On Market 67
Avg. Price/SQFT $301

Property Types (active listings)

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With its rich history and vibrant atmosphere, Ellijay, Georgia is a city for passionate nature-lovers. It is the county seat of Gilmer County, and the city of East Ellijay is found right next door. Real estate in Ellijay is quite unique, and takes on a number of architectural styles, but it is most well-known for its beautiful log cabins. For those dreaming or private, tranquil properties that are tucked away into the lush forest, then this is the perfect city to settle down in.

Homes for sale in Ellijay include everything from charming bungalows to large luxury homes. Properties on the real estate market include a wide range of construction dates as well. A good portion of the real estate market is made up of homes built before the 19670s. Typically, these are bungalows, as this was the prevalent style of the time. Homeowners have kept these historic homes well-maintained, and most have been upgraded and renovated on the inside. 

Historic homes in Ellijay don’t usually pop up on the real estate market, and are usually quite in-demand because of this. Some homes in the city have construction dates that go back as far as the 1940s, and make for a lovely, charming place to live. However, these properties are often built in Cottage or other Traditional styles, and not the log cabins that the city is recognized for.

Unlike some of the surrounding communities, the Ellijay real estate market consists of many different home styles and types. This includes a number of Cape Cod, Craftsman, and Traditional designs, available at a range of price points. Of course, those in the market for a log cabin home do also have a lot of choice in Ellijay. 

Cabin style homes for sale also range in price point. When it comes to luxury properties, these can lean either more contemporary or more rustic. Homes are also built on generously-sized lots, and offer residents a lot of privacy. Common home features include exposed beams and a fireplace, as well as a large backyard deck—which can have beautiful forest views or overlook the mountainside. 

Ellijay also has a number of vacant lots and land for sale, which presents a great opportunity to build your dream home. The city is also expanding, and subdivisions such as Highland Pointe allow homebuyers to purchase a new construction home.

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Ellijay Highlights & Amenities

With gorgeous landscapes and winding roads, Ellijay is the perfect community for nature enthusiasts. Its multitude of parks and trails means that residents get to enjoy an abundance of outdoor activities, just minutes from their front door. 

The city of Ellijay feels more like a small town. It has a historic downtown district located around Ellijay Circle on Old Highway 5. Local shops and businesses are found in historic buildings, and the city in particular is known for its antique and handmade goods. 

Harrison Park is the city’s centrally-located green area, perfect for jogging, walking the dog, or taking an afternoon stroll through the trails. In the south end, Hefner River Park (found near the cluster of Ellijay schools) is another popular hangout area for residents, as it features the river, tennis courts, and green sports fields. The area around this park is also home to playgrounds, a baseball diamond, and covered pavilions. 

The Georgia Apple Festival is a big draw for Ellijay. As the area is known for its apple orchards, the festival has been a big success for over half a century. Vendors not only include local produce and goods, but also arts and crafts, small attractions, and food. 

To the north of Ellijay are the communities of White Path and Cherry Log. To the south are Whitestone and Yukon. There are also several trails and parks around the city for hikers and mountain bikers to enjoy.

Ellijay: Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How far is Blue Ridge from Ellijay?
A. Both Blue Ridge and Ellijay, GA are popular, outdoorsy communities. Ellijay is about 15.5 miles south of Blue Ridge.

Q. What is the difference between Ellijay and East Ellijay?
A. Ellijay and East Ellijay are two separate cities, although they are located right next to each other. East Ellijay is where much of the larger, commercial areas are located, while Ellijay leans more rural and residential.

Q. Are there bears in Ellijay, GA?
A. Much of the area around Ellijay is untouched land, which is home to wild animals of all sorts. Black bear sightings, however, are a little bit more frequent in cities such as Ellijay. Residents should be mindful, although these animals don't typically do any harm.

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