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Ellijay River, GA

Discover the picturesque mountain lifestyle you've been dreaming along the beautiful Ellijay River, GA. With stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and surrounded by miles of hiking and biking trails, Ellijay River is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the great outdoors. With easy access to nearby towns like Blue Ridge and Ellijay, you'll have plenty of opportunities to explore all that the North Georgia mountains have to offer.

Ellijay River rapids during early fall, North Georgia

Ellijay River Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $728K
Lowest Price $49K
Highest Price $1.8M
Total Listings 28
Avg. Price/SQFT $368

Property Types (active listings)

Discover Ellijay River Real Estate

Located in the stunning North Georgia mountains, the Ellijay River is the perfect place for those seeking a serene and peaceful lifestyle away from the hustle and bustle of urban centers. This idyllic river boasts picturesque views of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains, lush forests, and winding rivers, making this area the perfect escape for those seeking a tranquil mountain escape.

The real estate market along the Ellijay River offers a comparatively limited yet desirable selection of properties for sale. Single-family log cabin style homes dominate the market, nested within the lush forestry and many boasting riverfront views. Additionally, compared to other towns in Northern Georgia, the Ellijay River real estate market provides ample affordable options.

Many of the log cabin-style homes in the area are characterized by beautiful wood finishing, stone fireplaces, and picturesque mountain views. Ranging from 1500-3000 square feet, these properties offer a cozy retreat for families or those seeking a truly scenic lifestyle. Of course, the size and acreage vary from property to property, with many homes featuring ample land.

In addition to the beautiful homes of the Ellijay River, there are just as many opportunities to purchase land. These plots come in varying sizes, ranging from one acre to over 200 acres, providing an abundance of space to cater to diverse buyers seeking to realize their vision of building their dream home or investing in expansive and breathtaking land.

Ellijay River Highlights & Amenities

Surrounded by breathtaking scenery and offering a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities, one of the main draws of the Ellijay River is its natural beauty. With its crystal-clear waters spanning over 50 miles, the Ellijay River is a popular spot for tubing, kayaking, canoeing, and flyfishing. The river is also home to a variety of wildlife, including trout, bass, otters, and beavers. 

The Ellijay River shoreline is home to several parks and recreation spots, such as the Cohutta Wilderness Area and Carter's Lake Wildlife Management Area. It is also encompassed by the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest, which presents endless opportunities for hiking, camping, and taking in breathtaking scenery.

The riverfront communities also boast several wineries and vineyards, including tourist favorites Cartecay Vineyards and Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard & Winery, which offer wine tastings and charming tours. This area is also well known for its apple orchards and farms, which offer seasonal fun for the family such as apple picking and hayrides.

Speaking of apples, the Georgia Apple Festival, held in Ellijay in October, draws thousands of visitors each year and features local art and music, food vendors, orchard tours, and a parade. The town of Ellijay, which is named after the river, is located nearby and offers shopping, dining, and entertainment options.

Ellijay River: Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Is the Ellijay River area a good place for families?
A. Yes, the Ellijay River area is a great for families. Running through the city of Ellijay, it offers plenty of outdoor activities and events for families, such as hiking, fishing, and river tubing. There are also excellent schools in the area.

Q. What are the schools like in the Ellijay River area?
A. The schools in Ellijay River are highly-rated and offer excellent educational opportunities for students. The Gilmer County School District serves the area and includes several elementary, middle, and high schools.


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Panoramic view of the vibrant North Georgia mountains and forestry

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