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If you are relocating, living, or visiting, the Conyers Newcomer’s Guide is just what you need to get acquainted with the area and find resources that fit your lifestyle. Learn about things to do and get informed about things to know. With our online guide, finding what you need in your new location is no longer difficult. Our newcomer’s guide is an online resource for people new or moving here and for people living and visiting the area. While moving to a new area can be scary, being able to find your perfect community to live and play is important. Locating businesses that provide for your essential needs is also critical for a smooth transition. Even those who have lived here all their lives can find new things to do and use our directory of services to maintain their lifestyle. Besides getting facts about the area, the Conyers Newcomer’s Guide provides a handy, go-to directory of local, small businesses that you can trust. Our listings are from reputed businesses that provide the highest level of service.
Welcome to Conyers! When you are new to an area, you probably have a lot of questions that need to be answered right away.  You can quickly figure out where the grocery store and gas station are located, but what about your immediate essentials? You will need to know about emergency information such as where the nearest hospitals are located. And you will need to handle your vehicle and license registrations, register your children into school, and establish your postal services, banking, insurance, etc. in your first 30 days. Two tasks you will need to complete within 30 days of your move are getting your vehicle registration and driver’s license updated with your new address. You will need to bring a few documents and are required to successfully complete an eye exam besides other testing. And Georgia has one-time title ad valorem tax applied to all vehicles when registered. The tax is based on Rockdale County’s mill tax and the value of the vehicle. If you have children under the age of 18, you probably are well aware of the schools that your children will be attending because the school system was one area where based your home location. Now is the time to start getting them registered. If you haven’t already, contact the school to setup an appointment to speak with the administration. There are a number of other tasks you might have prioritized in your first 30 days. For help, search other topics in our guide, or contact the Conyers Welcome Center located in Old Towne or the Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce. If there is one thing we know about Conyers, there are many friendly people who want to help make your new home the best it can be.
This family-friendly community is the second smallest county in Georgia based on its area of 132 square miles. The county lies approximately 25 miles east of Atlanta along Interstate 20 with its major exit interchange at Georgia Highway 20/Georgia Highway 138. Data from the 2010 Census Bureau indicates the population is 85,215 with a population density of 657 per square mile. The median age of residents is 35 years with 30.5% of the population being between the ages of 25 and 44, 27.5% under 18 years of age, 24% between the ages of 45 to 64, 8.8% between the ages of 18 to 24, and  9.2% over the age of 65. The median household income is estimated at $53,599. Rockdale County was formed in 1870 and gets its name from the granite bedrock that is found not far below the surface. Rockdale’s only incorporated town, Conyers, was chosen as the county seat.  The county started as a stop for travelers between Atlanta and Augusta. The Depot, currently home to Conyers’ Welcome Center, is a remnant of that time period. W.D. Conyers, a banker and railroad director, donated land so that workers could lay the area’s first rail track and construct the depot. The Depot is located in the Conyers Historical District, where you can find restaurants and shops. Other places with historical significance regarding the county’s earliest history include Hightower Trail, Historic Milstead Village, and many of the gristmills and newly formed churches in the area. Hightower Trail, which is known as the boundary between the Cherokee and Creek Indians who inhabited the area before the county was formed, is a road that traverses the northern part of the county. The historic Milstead Village is located along the Yellow River and is one of the earliest booming areas developed in Rockdale County. The area was supported by a cotton mill, Milstead Manufacturing, established in 1902 by Frank Milstead and which eventually became Callaway Mills. Although Callaway Mills ceased operations in 1961, many employees transitioned into jobs with other companies that had come into the area. Today, the economy of Rockdale County is supported by many industrial facilities besides a vibrant suburban area. Industries such as AT&T Golden State Foods, Lithonia Lighting, and Pratt Industries provide many of the jobs in the county. Retail chains such as Home Depot, Kohl’s, Lowe’s, Target, and Walmart are also major employers within the county. In addition, Rockdale County boasts a many small, local businesses. The Conyers Rockdale Chamber of Commerce is well known across Georgia for its continued development in economic growth. More recently, the county has attracted many film companies and has been dubbed “the biggest little filming community”. Rockdale County has been designed film ready by the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office. Some of the films shot in the county include Fast and Furious 5, A Joyful Noise, Prisoners, American Pie Reunion, Cartoon Network’s Ben 10 1 & 2, and Zombieland. In addition, the popular television series The Vampire Diaries and The Originals shoot in the county.

Rockdale County Facts

Age Distribution

  • Under 18 27.5%
  • Ages 18 to 24 8.8%
  • Ages 25 to 44 30.5%
  • Ages 45 to 64 24%
  • Over 65 9.2%

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Preparing To Move

Conyers is a great place to live, work, and play. We love this area and welcome you to enjoy it along with us. Now that you are ready to make the step and search for a place to live, we can recommend some well established realtors to help you look at your housing options. This area offers a multitude of award-winning communities to look for your next home. Besides realtors, our online directory includes property management companies, rental agents, community developers, and more. There are many benefits to having a realtor who is local to the Conyers area and knows the local communities, such as Honey Creek, Milstead, and Old Towne. A realtor can help you find a home in the right environment based on your needs. Some realtors have specialties with finding you a home in family-oriented communities, tennis and golf club communities, historical homes, or other areas of expertise. If you have children, make sure your realtor can assist you with locating a home in a child-friendly neighborhood within one of our good school districts besides pointing you in the direction for local after-school activities. If you are an empty nester, choose a realtor who can help you locate a home in an adult community with more senior-oriented activities. You are sure to find out quickly why Conyers is the place to live, work, and play!

Just For Fun
Living close in Conyers offers many conveniences. From access to major sporting events to arts and theater performances to exciting exhibits, festivals and outdoor activities, you will be a short drive away from many events and attractions. Plus there are plenty of hidden gems such as the historical Old Towne where you will find a variety of local shops and restaurants.
Festivals and Events
Old Town Conyers, the Georgia International Horse Park (GIHP), and the Monastery of the Holy Spirit are some of the local spots in Conyers where you can regularly find activities for the entire family. Old Town Conyers boasts a black box theater where the Conyers Rockdale Council for the Arts brings well know musicians, comedy shows, and theatrical performances from The New Depot Players and others. Old Town Conyers also holds Fourth of July firework celebrations, summer music events, Christmas holiday parades, and more. The GIHP continuously hosts shows and events throughout the year. Additionally, the Monastery’s Fall Festival every October brings tens of thousands of visitors to the area for fun family-friendly activities.
Conyers has no shortage of places to visit for the history buff or outdoor enthusiast. You can visit Veteran Memorial Park in Black Shoals Park, see the old Costley Mill, or tour homes in historic Old Towne. While you are out and about, stop by the Depot, which is now home to the Conyers Welcome Center, and visit the old jail and courthouse.
If you are an outdoor enthusiast, you might be interested in The Path where cyclists can ride through Rockdale and provides access into DeKalb and Newton counties. Visit Pine Log Park to have a picnic, take a nature hike, or bring the kids to the playground. Regional recreation areas like Johnson Park, Wheeler Park, the Earl O’Neal Sports Complex, and the South Rockdale Community Park are just a few venues for activities such as bicycling, swimming, tennis, or softball. If it is quiet and solitude you are looking for, take a stroll through the serene grounds at The Monastery of the Holy Spirit. The Georgia International Horse Park offers horse and mountain bike trails, and venues where events are regularly held.  The nearby Cherokee Run Golf Club has world class resort for the golfer. And Wheeler Park has the Rockdale Tennis Center for the tennis player. These three sports venues offer competitions that regularly attract visitors to Conyers.