Griffin : Georgia


What It Is Like to Retire in Griffin

Griffin Georgia is a small town of 24,000 having a strong revival. It is located about 25 miles south of Atlanta.  The western legend Doc Holliday was born and established his dental practice here. The town has been featured in numerous books and movies, most notably "Driving Miss Daisy". Photo of Griffin City Hall and photo of Building on East Solomon St. (dated 1894) courtesy of Wikipedia and Michael Rivera, Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0/

Where to Retire in Griffin and Home Prices

It is home to one of the largest master planned communities in the country, Peachtree City (see Griffin Active Communities" link at left). 
The median home value in Griffin in early 2020 was $141,744, according to Zillow, and considers it a "Very Hot" market at this time.


What Is Special about Griffin

Small town in revival. Featured in the movie, "Driving Miss Daisy". Visit the historic downtown. Home town of Doc Holliday.

What Is Not Special about Griffin

Not for people who don't like small towns.

Who Will Like Retirement in Griffin

if you want to live in Georgia in a small town or in the big development of Peachtree City, this is a place to consider.

Local Economy Is Driven by

Retirees and Peachtree City

Climate and Physical Environment

Griffin is in central Georgia, south of Atlanta.  The average July high temperature is 90 and the average January low is 32. The wettest month is July (5").

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Griffin is home to a Ballet Theatre, Choral Arts and Griffin School for the Arts;  The town also has several parks, a reservoir for fishing, and golf courses; several events and festivals are held throughout the year; Atlanta is just 25 miles north.



Crime in Griffin is nearly double the national average.

Medical Facilities

Spalding Regional Hospital serves Griffin. There are 3 other hospitals within 21 miles.


Griffin is close enough to Atlanta to enjoy that fabulous airport.

Valuable Links

Georgia retirement guide
Griffin Wikipedia entry
Griffin Chamber of Commerce


What people are saying about Griffin

Peachtree City confusion----
I can see how the author got the two confused, but---- There is a large \"Sun City Peachtree \" community located slightly outside of the town of Griffin and a city, also attractive to retirees, called Peachtree City about 30 miles away in a different county: Fayette. One might want to look at both locations for retirement.
Posted by hcbury on August 24, 2019

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