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February 21, 2022

What It's Like to Live in Guyton, GA

If you'd love to live in a small, charming town with big city access, great weather, a solid job market, and tons of things to do, you'll love the lifestyle in Guyton, GA! This town of just 2,100 residents near the Georgia coast embraces its history, but looks to the future with great schools, low unemployment, and beautiful new housing. Here's what it's like to live in Guyton, GA:

Mild Weather

Being just an hour or so from the Georgia coast, the weather in Guyton is mild year-round. Summers can be hot and humid, with temperatures regularly hitting the low to mid-90s, but in the winters, the weather generally only reaches into the 60s, with lows sometimes dipping down into the 30s (but don’t worry; snow is rare!). The area gets about 213 days of sunshine a year, perfect for enjoying the beautiful weather outside in any season.

Strong Job Market

While the job market in Guyton is strong and on track to grow by 44% over the next 10 years, the town is also close enough to Savannah to take advantage of that city's employment opportunities. Many people in this area work in advanced manufacturing, aerospace, entertainment production, health tech, creative and tech services, and many more industries. Guyton's unemployment rate is well below the national average at just 2.9%.

Great Schools

Schools in the Effingham County School District are rated above average. Students in Guyton are served by four elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school. Parents can feel confident knowing their school-aged children are getting the best educational foundation possible.

Outdoor Fun

The beaches of the Atlantic Coast are never far away when you live in Guyton! Tybee Island is just over an hour away, but there are small towns and barrier islands up and down the coast to explore. Hilton Head Island, another popular beach destination, is also just an hour away.

There are several nearby wildlife refuges which are peaceful places for hiking, biking, and wildlife observation, and also offer some seasonal hunting and fishing (please refer to local hunting and fishing guidelines and license requirements). The Savannah National Wildlife Refuge is 45 minutes away, while the coastal Wassaw National Wildlife Refuge is about an hour and a half away.

Another option for outdoor recreation is the Savannah River, which flows near Guyton and is an ideal place to enjoy kayaking and boating.

Plenty To Do

Main Street in downtown Guyton is a picturesque destination for local shopping and dining. Enjoy casual, down home cooking in restaurants like Claudette’s Country Kitchen, or more upscale cuisine in The Laughing Boar. Butterducks Winery is a small farm winery in Guyton and produces and sells a wide variety of specialty wines.

New Homes

If you're thinking of making a move to Guyton, GA, New Haven at Belmont Glen is a beautiful new community featuring a variety of single-family homes to meet anyone's budget. Home sizes range from 1,200 to 4,250 square feet of interior living space and start in the $290s. Start enjoying the good life in Guyton right away with onsite amenities like a swimming pool, tot pool, playground, tennis courts and more. Contact us to schedule an appointment to visit our model home. We can’t wait to welcome you home to Guyton!

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