Located just east of Atlanta along I-20, the city of Conyers offers a unique and vibrant place to live with an excellent culinary scene, beautiful new housing developments, quaint streets with unique shopping and plenty of family events and festivals. With a population of just under 16,000, the small town appeal with quick access to the city offers the perfect opportunity for anyone looking for a great community in which to settle down.
Conyers is located 30 minutes from the hustle and bustle of Atlanta, making it the perfect location for a quick commute to work. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, one of the largest airports in the world, is located just 38 minutes away and provides thousands of jobs for the surrounding metro Atlanta area. There are also a growing number of opportunities right in Conyers. According to BestPlaces.net, future job growth over the next 10 years is expected to be around 43.7%, which is higher than the U.S. average of 33.5%.
The Conyers Rockdale Economic Development Council, Inc. shares the newest information about companies expanding to the area. Visit CREDCGA.org to check out the latest company news and expansion information.
Conyers is perfect for first-time home buyers, families, renters and people looking to invest in a fixer upper. The average home is valued at around $219,000. New builders are taking advantage of the growing market in Conyers, and new housing communities and townhomes are popping up around the area. Visit My Home Communities’ newest community Creekside at Olde Town to see their new homes under construction. You can also get an idea of what’s available for sale in Conyers by browsing homes through KNOWAtlanta Real Estate Services.
Things To Do
Explore the heart of Conyers in the historic Olde Town. Enjoy the quaint streets and unique shopping and dining options on the city’s Main Street. To start the historic excursion, Conyers welcomes guests at the Conyers Welcome Center, located in the Olde Depot. The center offers tours through the Lewis Vaughn Botanical Gardens and the Milstead 104 “Dinky” steam locomotive.
The Georgia International Horse Park is a world-class facility that hosted the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games as an equestrian and mountain bike venue. The 1,400-acre property now hosts horse and car shows, as well as fairs, festivals, concerts and banquets. Located within the horse park, Big Haynes Creek Park is a 650-acre recreational facility that offers fishing, hiking, canoeing and picnicking.
Conyers is also home to the Monastery of the Holy Spirit, a 2,300-acre property that is perfect for reflection and serenity. Visitors are welcome to walk the grounds of the Monastery seven days a week and can check out the visitor’s center and the Abbey Church from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
The Cherokee Run Golf Club was designed in 1995 by Arnold Palmer and is known as a destination golf course. The 72-hole course gets its name from the rolling and thickly wooded hills that were once occupied by the Cherokee people.
The small town charm of Conyers means there are plenty of community events all year long. The 41st annual Olde Town Fall Festival, which will be held in October, will have plenty of delicious food, live entertainment and a variety of vendors and children’s activities. In March, the Cherry Blossom festival welcomes springtime in Conyers. Guests and locals can enjoy over 300 booths of art vendors, food trucks and plenty of children’s activities and live entertainment.
Places To Eat
Dining options are plentiful in Conyers with many diverse family-owned businesses to choose from. Café Milano has been family operated for over 20 years and offers authentic Italian cuisine, as well as an extensive food and wine menu.
The Whistle Post Tavern offers more than just typical tavern fare. The spot has plenty of options, from seafood and steaks to wraps and appetizers, but it is most known for its good old fashioned American burger. The tavern also provides brunch on Sundays and live music on the weekends. During the week, guests can stop in for group trivia and karaoke nights.
Thai Palace and Sushi Bar became popular when the family-owned business was first located in California. Now located in Conyers, the restaurant offers a wide variety of sushi and other options that would satisfy any taste buds.
Nana’s Chicken-N-Waffles is true Cajun/Southern cuisine. This bite of New Orleans offers everything from fried green tomatoes and gumbo to beignets. Yum!
Piedmont Rockdale Hospital is located in Conyers, along with many other specialized doctors’ offices and centers. And, just a quick drive to Atlanta offers some of the country’s best hospitals and wellness centers.
Known for its quaint and unique charm, Conyers is home to small town feel right next to the big city. Entertainment, dining options and seasonal events make this a great place to explore and live. To learn more about the housing and job market, healthcare and recreational activities and events, visit www.conyersga.com.