Grayson : Georgia

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What it's Like to Retire in Grayson

Grayson is an affluent town of about 1,500 people in the Atlanta area. With an average age of 35, it serves as a bedroom community for the greater Atlanta area. The median household income is in the upper $70's.

Where to Retire in Grayson and Home Prices

There are active adult communities in this area (See Active Communities link at right and also look under neighboring towns in the Georgia Directory). Median selling price was approximately $180,000 in mid-2013.


What is special about Grayson

Grayson Day, held annually on a Saturday at the end of April, features a parade down Main Street, food vendors, crafts, and live music. The city and local businesses sponsor the event, which takes place mostly in the centrally located Grayson City Park.

What is not special about Grayson

Traffic in the Atlanta area is high.  The area is having a hard time recovering from the economic slump.

Who will like retirement in Grayson

People who want to remain in the Atlanta area but live in a quieter town will like Grayson.

Local economy is driven by

This is more of a bedroom community that depends on the greater Atlanta economy.

Climate and Physical Environment

Average January temperatures are in the low 40's, whereas average July temp is in the high 70's. Grayson is approximately 27 miles from Atlanta.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Gwinnett County Public Library serves Grayson. Nearby Atlanta has all of the cultural venues one could want.


Crime rate is below the national average in Grayson.


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