What Makes Grayson a Great Community?


Posted by Kia Crawford on October 24th, 2016 in Grayson | No Comments

map-with-grayson-georgiaOutside of the hubbub of Lawrenceville in Gwinnett County, you will find the sleepy town of Grayson. It has long been a destination for those who may work in Atlanta or other larger cities as a respite and a great place to get away from all the noise at the end of the day. With under 3,000 people living here, Grayson is the definition of “Small-town America.” Here, everyone knows your name — including Mayor Allison Wilkerson.

Yet, you’re never too far from the thrills and fun of Atlanta and the surrounding area. Just a few miles down the road is the main artery into the city: I-85. You would never know it, though, with the sincere community of Grayson. That’s why Dogwood Forest has chosen this town as the location for its newest community.

Why Residents Love Grayson

open-air-concertGrayson is a town built on tradition and friendliness. Every spring, residents gather to celebrate Grayson Day. On that day, Grayson Community Park is filled with artisan vendors, crafts and lots of food. It is a celebration of members of the community who have made a difference, whether here or even overseas. Like any traditional small-town festival, there is a parade you don’t want to miss.

There are other great festivals throughout the year, including the Grayson Blues and Brews Festival in the fall. Hosted by Grayson’s Downtown Development Authority, this festival features local beer from all over the state, as well as some stellar music. All proceeds go toward the Grayson Children’s Fund.

Everyday living in Grayson is also spectacular, especially when it comes to food. There are many great local restaurants in the area, including the award-winning restaurant graft. Lauded for its use of fresh, locally-sourced produce and a great drink selection, graft is a must-visit. Right next door is the Grayson Coffee House, which serves fresh-roasted coffee from Jittery Joe’s in Athens. And, of course, every local knows there’s no better way to start their day than with breakfast from Grayson’s Olde Post Cafe, a community staple for over 40 years.

Dogwood Forest in Grayson

As you can see, Grayson was a natural choice as a location for the next Dogwood Forest community. Slated to open in 2017, we are working hard to make sure we create the best assisted living community anywhere. So far, we have laid concrete and built the internal structure with steel, ensuring the building itself meets some of the highest safety standards in the world. We are also including compartmentalizing electronic smoke doors so that, if a fire does break out, it is quickly contained.

If you are interested in seeing how we’re doing, come on out to the site, just off of Grayson Highway! Or, if you’d rather, you can follow updates on our Facebook and Twitter pages! For more information about our Grayson or any of our other communities, contact us today. We look forward to serving you!