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Living a Mountain Lifestyle in Clayton, Georgia

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Where to Retire in Clayton and Home Prices

Zillow reports the median home value is $220,930 in mid-2021. There are single family homes, townhomes and condos, along with cabins on the mountains with beautiful views. (There is an airpark community here, see link at left).

What Is Special about Clayton

Clayton is in a scenic place (near both a State Park and National Forest), with a low cost of living, has an active downtown with shops and restaurants, and offers a lot of outdoor activities.

What Is Not Special about Clayton

The small town is isolated with the nearest large city (Atlanta) about 100 miles away, and Clayton gets more than 60 inches of rain annually.

Climate and Physical Environment

The average January temperature is 37 degrees, with July's average at 72 degrees. Clayton's annual rainfall is close to 70 inches, and it gets about 6 inches of snow during the winter months.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Clayton has farm-to-table restaurants, a winery and a popular old-fashion soda fountain in the town's pharmacy. There is an active Historical Society in Clayton, and Rabun County has music and performing arts offerings, a few museums, and festivals.


The crime rate here is a little above average.

Medical Facilities

Mountain Lakes Medical Center is located in Clayton.


The nearest airport is in Atlanta, about 115 miles away.

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