Winder : Georgia


What It Is Like to Retire in Winder

Winder, Georgia, is a small town and the county seat of Barrow County. The town has a population of approximately 14,000 and is home to Fort Yargo State Park, historic sites, parks and a golf course. Photo of Barrow County Courthouse courtesy of Wikipedia and Ashley.farrow, Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0/


Where to Retire in Winder and Home Prices

The median home value was $224,524 in early 2021, according to Zillow.

What Is Special about Winder

Winder is a small town with a variety of outdoor opportunities.  The nearby State Park offers camping, fishing and boating, along with mountain biking and hiking. The town also boasts a modern library, art center, and golf course.


What Is Not Special about Winder

Winder is somewhat isolated, is not considered a walkable community, and has a high crime rate.


Who Will Like Retirement in Winder

Retirees who enjoy the outdoors would enjoy living here, it has a low cost of living, a medical center, and a historic downtown.


Local Economy Is Driven by

Manufacturing and Retail drives the economy.


Climate and Physical Environment

January's average temperature is about 40 degrees, and July's average is about 78.


Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Winder is home to several restaurants, shops, an art center, golf course and Fort Yargo State Park.  The town also hosts several festivals and events throughout the year.



The crime rate here is higher than the national average.


Medical Facilities

Barrow Regional Medical Center 



The nearest airport is in Athens, about 25 miles away; the nearest international airport is in Atlanta, about 60 miles away.


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City of Winder


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