Top 5 Best Things About Grayson

Posted by Kia Crawford on June 21st, 2016 in Grayson Ga. | No Comments

Grayson, Georgia is the ultimate small town. With just under 3,000 residents, you get to know your neighbors pretty quickly. Even so, it’s just a short drive away from big city living — though you would never know it just by visiting. It stands almost as a testimony to days gone by, when times were simpler and a Coke cost a nickel.

However, there are many events, shops and activities in Grayson that make it stand out among the rest. Here are 5 of the best things about Grayson. Be sure to check these out, whether you move here, are visiting or live nearby! shutterstock_161025542

1. A Celebration of Community

Every spring, residents and visitors alike crowd into Grayson Community Park to celebrate those who have made a difference in the community, whether by fighting overseas or leading the town to prosperity. On Grayson Day, the park fills with tents of vendors who bring crafts, music, arts and, of course, lots and lots of food. The day starts with a parade celebrating hometown heroes, includes a 5K run and ends with a family event like a movie screening. You don’t want to miss out!

2. A Top Restaurant in Gwinnett

If you ask locals where you should eat if you are visiting Grayson, they will likely give you one unanimous answer: graft. This award-winning restaurant serves locally-sourced produce and uses only the freshest ingredients to make breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch. You can also enjoy a wide selection of wine, cocktails and beer. If you plan on eating at graft on Friday or Saturday night, be sure to make a reservation. Tables go quickly!

shutterstock_3723979633. A Place to Relax

Whether you need a quick cup of joe, a place to meet with your Bible study group or somewhere to study for finals, Grayson Coffee House is the place to go. Every cup of coffee is made fresh with beans from Jittery Joe’s, a roaster just up the road in Athens. They also provide great pastries from graft (just next door), artisan bagels from Masada Bakery in Norcross and sweets from Totally Baked in Grayson. Come in a couple times, and you’ll be on a first-name basis with the coffee house owners!

4. A Sample of Local Brews

Every fall, you can enjoy music from local musicians, as well as beers from some of Georgia’s best breweries, at the Grayson Blues and Brews Festival. More than 100 craft brews are featured at this festival, and you can try them all! Tickets for this event, Hosted by Grayson’s Downtown Development Authority generally go for $15 to $55, and proceeds go toward the Grayson Children’s Fund. Be on the lookout for details about this year’s festival!

5. A Place to Explore

In and around Grayson, you will find a few parks that are well worth an afternoon. As you may have noticed, Grayson Community Park is a hotspot for locals to gather, either to enjoy the nice weather or for an event. You can also check out Tribble Mill Park on Grayson-New Hope Road. Here, you can go hiking, enjoy a day of fishing and even go horseback riding. Nearby is also Alexander Park. This park also features walking paths and fishing, but has an added feature: and 18-hole disc golf course.

These, along with many other amenities and events, make Grayson one of the best towns in the metro Atlanta area. Dogwood Forest of Grayson is making it easier for you or your loved one to make a move here by opening an assisted living community, conveniently located on Grayson Highway. For more information about the services we offer, contact us today!