Griffin : Georgia

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What it's 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".

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 right). 
The median home value in Griffin in mid-2017 was $107,500, according to Zillow.


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


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Facts about GRIFFIN
  • State: GA
  • Environment: Small-mid Sized City,
  • City Population: 10,000-25,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 41-60
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 20,001-40,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): Less than $100,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 111-120 (high)
  • Cost of Living Index: <80 (Very low)
  • Culture Index: 81-90 (low)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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