This is a very safe area. It is so funny to see that stores leave all their merchandise outside and it doesn't get stolen over the nights or weekends!
For a great listing of the many opportunities for play and leisure activities, there is a website called BlueMooseToDo.com. It lists classes, volunteer opportunities, resources, restaurants, etc. Good luck!
Coldwell Banker High Country
Blue Ridge-Ellijay-Cherry Log
I don't know a lot about Ellijay specifics. My company has an office in the Jasper area and I know some agents there that would be a great help in answering your questions and helping you find a home.
I have a wonderful home listed in Dawsonville, that's not too far away from Ellijay. I'm not sure your reasons for picking Ellijay so Dawsonville may not be an option for you.
Contact me if you would like me to get you in touch with one of our other agents or if I can assist you with anything else.
For a growing small town, it does very well to keep crime at bay. Both City of ellijay and city of East ellijay have their own police force and the county sheriff's department does well also. We have a brand new courthouse and retail development is growing.
Jobs here are mostly in the medical field, maybe some construction, but we are within communting distance of north Atlanta suburbs, so those would offer options. Best bet-go on newspaper and see what is being offered.
Judy Aselton, Realtor, ePRO
Ellijay and Blue Ridge and Cherry Log
My website or other local ones can connect you to school records so you can make your own determination.