Located in the heart of Gilmer county is a small town packed with southern charm, called Ellijay. Many folks know Ellijay for it’s famous Apple Festival. This event draws folks from all over the Southeast. Ellijay has many shops and fun restaurants from family style to more upscale dining. You can also go Glamping (Camping for folks who want to be pampered) in the area. Gilmer county has some gated communities for those who want a summer home or full time living. The Coosawatte river runs through the county and land on the water can be found. Also from Ellijay you are a short ride to Carters Lake as well as a short ride to Blue Ridge or Blairsville. Ellijay is a great destination for those who want to be in the mountains but also want convenience of shopping and amenities. Click here to check out our Mortgage Calculator.