Sitting just a short drive away from Atlanta, Conyers, Georgia, is an excellent respite from the urban hustle and bustle. This town of more than 15,000 residents boasts natural landscapes with small town living. That's why it's a great place to raise a family or start a business.
The town of Conyers had its start in the mid-1840s as a watering spot along the Georgia Railroad, running from Augusta to Atlanta. The city incorporated in 1854 with over 400 residents. Conyers remained a transportation hub for the area, connected to the nearby town of Milstead by a private railroad that facilitated moving cotton on to textile mills in the region.
The beauty of the area attracts people to come and experience the peace of a rural setting. A center of gathering, the Monastery of the Holy Spirit offers locals and visitors a place for retreat and relaxation. Set on 2300 acres of rolling, wooded hills, the monastery is home to over 40 Trappist monks, who welcome people of all faiths. The monks offer a place for retreat and respite year round.
Local horse enthusiasts love the fact that the Georgia International Horse Park is so close. Built originally to host the equestrian and mountain bike events for the 1996 Olympics, the venue hosts many competitive and show events throughout the year. It's well-known for its annual Cherry Blossom Festival.
The Horse Park plays host to other organizations. The North Georgia Live Steamers offer rides on miniature trains pulled by functioning steam engine locomotives. The track runs in and around the woods, giving everyone a smile by the end of the ride. It's fun for kids and parents alike.
The Cherokee Run Golf Club is a course designed by Arnold Palmer that sits within the Horse Park. It's a challenging course that offers subtle breaks and natural beauty around every turn. After a round of golf, lunch is a must in the clubhouse dining room with master chefs turning out flavorful meals seven days a week.
Conyers is home to the Georgia Revolution FC, a semi-professional soccer team playing in the South Atlantic Conference of the NPSL. Locals can enjoy their games during the summer.
Families enjoy spending time at Pine Log Park. They can take a stroll on the nature trail, play basketball, enjoy the playground, or have a picnic. The park's tennis courts offer a place to learn how to play the game or to expand their skills.
Residents are a mix of people who commute into Atlanta via I-20 and those who are employed locally. Top employers include DiversiTech, Pratt Industries, Acuity Lighting, and Golden State Foods.
The Rockdale County School District provides education for local children in Conyers. The kids attend elementary at the Pine Street, CJ Hicks, and Flat Shoals schools. For middle school, they attend Edwards or Conyers Middle. High school is at Rockdale High. The Rockdale Career Academy combines a high school academic curriculum with the opportunity to explore career options.
For those who enjoy antiques, shopping in Conyers is a joy, especially in Olde Town Conyers where antique shops abound. Olde Towne also offers excellent restaurants and shops of all types. For day-to-day shopping, most locals head out to shops along the I-20 corridor.
One of the best parts of living in Conyers is eating out. This town offers a ton of chain restaurant options alongside some of the best Southern cooking around. For a bit of nightlife, local head over to Hank & Jerry's Tavern or Marshall Sports Bar and Grill.
Lawns in the Conyers area are a mix of different types of grass, each having its own advantages. Bermuda grass remains a popular choice, especially in yards that get plenty of sun. It works well in high traffic areas making it an ideal choice for sports fields and golf courses, as well as yards that see a lot of foot traffic. Centipede grass loves the warm weather, so it does better in Conyers than in areas north of Atlanta. It is incredibly hardy and can tolerate some drought conditions. Tall fescue works well in both shade and sun. It does need more water during the summer and grows best in spring and fall.
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