The Lynn Stephens & Melissa Maxie Team

The Lynn Stephens & Melissa Maxie Team

  • Office: (706) 276-2500
  • Direct: (770) 241-5618
Brookstone Estates

Welcome to the Apple Capital of Georgia

Experience all four seasons of splendor in our mountains and enjoy the warm hospitality of our local shops, restaurants and residents.  The city of Ellijay is the historic county seat of Gilmer County, the Apple Capital of Georgia.  We offer you a lifestyle that can be compared to few.  Our easy climate, majestic mountain vistas, cold clear rivers, abundant antique shops, activities that appeal to all ages and so much more.

Location & Directions

Situated seventy-five miles north of Atlanta, Ellijay lies at the center of one of north Georgia's most beautiful mountain wilderness areas.  The origin of the town name excites considerable speculation, but conventional wisdom holds that Ellijay is an Anglicized form of a Native Cherokee word, perhaps meaning "place of green things" or "many waters." The latter definition seems sensible because the town of Ellijay, once a large Cherokee trading center, lies near the headwaters of the Coosawattee River at the confluence of the Cartecay and the Ellijay rivers.