Conyers is an eastern suburb of Atlanta, Georgia, popular for its historic downtown. With ample hiking and golfing opportunities, as well as boutique shopping, Conyers is a popular destination among active adults. In addition, residents love its pleasant weather, affordable housing, and community events.
Climate & Geography
Located in Northern Georgia, Conyers has a humid subtropical climate characterized by short, mild winters and long, hot summers. Summer temperatures can be moderated by its elevation, but humidity levels are high. There are frequent thunderstorms in spring, resulting in higher-than-average rainfall throughout the year. Snow is rare, but possible. There are typically around 213 days of sunshine each year.
Conyers, and the greater Atlanta metro area, are located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. The terrain is mildly hilly, getting flatter toward the agricultural fields further west.
Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment
Residents looking for outdoor recreation can head to Arabia Mountain, just west of the city, which has several hiking trails and campgrounds. 30 minutes to the east is the popular Hard Labor Creek Park, which features trails, a lake for boating and swimming, and an 18-hole golf course. Additionally, there are three golf courses located within the city.
Olde Town Conyers is the historic shopping district of the town, offering boutique shops, antique stores, and local cafes. Residents can also enjoy seasonal and holiday events in the Olde Town Pavilion as well as live theater at the Center Street Arts. The area also houses the Lewis Vaughn Botanical Gardens.
For designer shopping, world-class dining, and sport events, residents can head west to Atlanta, just over a half-hour away.
Cost of Living & Taxes
The cost of living in Conyers is lower than average, which is mainly due to its very low housing costs. Many factors, like groceries and health care, are also below average, whereas transportation costs are above average.
Georgia does not tax Social Security, and while all other forms of retirement income are taxed, there are significant exclusions available for retirees. Property taxes in the state are low, and Georgia offers a double homestead exemption for qualifying retirees. Sales taxes are average, relative to the rest of the U.S.
The Atlanta metro area scores well on Gallup’s Well-Being Index, ranking in the top 60 communities.
Conyers has one local hospital, Piedmont Rockdale Hospital. The nearest hospital that is rated high performing by U.S. News is Piedmont Henry Hospital in Stockbridge. Nearby Atlanta has several nationally ranked hospitals, including Emory University Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown.