Griffin is an affordable city in Northern Georgia. The city offers active adults plenty to do, with a variety of shopping and entertainment options. Serene nature parks and a local theater give Griffin its small town charm, all while being less than an hour away from the city of Atlanta.
Climate & Geography
With a humid subtropical climate type, summers in Griffin are hot and winters are mild. Griffin receives more sunny days per year than average and more rainfall. The city rarely receives snow, averaging just 1 inch per year.
The city resides on hilly land within the Piedmont Plateau, south of Atlanta and the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment
Several serene natural areas are located throughout Griffin. Wyomia Tyus Olympic Park offers a peaceful nature trail near the lake. The UGA Research and Education Garden is often open for the public to explore and take in the natural surroundings.
Griffin offers several shopping and dining options, providing residents with everything one would need within a close distance to home. The city features several festivals and events throughout the year, and hosts a seasonal farmers market. The local Camelot Theatre is a nonprofit organization that puts on multiple shows each year.
Besides that, Griffin is less than an hour away from Atlanta, offering active adults convenient access to more extensive shopping and entertainment options when desired.
Cost of Living & Taxes
The overall cost of living in Griffin is lower than the state and national averages. This is mainly due to the lower cost of housing, although grocery, health, and utility costs are all lower than the state and national averages as well.
Sales tax in Griffin is about average, at 7.0 percent. Georgia has no Social Security tax, and income tax can range from 1.0 percent to 6.0 percent.
The state of Georgia scores higher than average on Gallup’s Well-Being Index.
WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital is conveniently located in Griffin. Emory University Hospital and Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital are both located in Atlanta, and ranked the No. 1 and No. 2 hospitals in the state by U.S. News.