Head on over to Georgia for a retirement that can’t be beat. NewHomeSource found the top five cities to retire in Georgia , so you can find the perfect place to start this exciting new chapter of your life.
Top 5 Cities to Retire in Georgia
1. Sandy Springs, Georgia
The beautiful Sandy Springs sits just outside Atlanta’s 285 loop, giving retirees almost instant access to the city, while still maintaining a luxurious suburban atmosphere surrounded by multiple golf courses, including the Chastain Park course and the Peachtree Golf Club.
If staying close to your family is important, Sandy Springs is a great city for all ages. It is listed it as the ninth healthiest city in America, in the top 20 cities for millennials and a great place to raise a family, thanks to its well-rated public schools.
For the people who love the great outdoors, living in Sandy Springs offers up the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, a beautiful park with trails that wind through amazing forests, riparian entertainment and sublime views. Other local parks make staying active and enjoying the great outdoors easy and fun.
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2. Augusta, Georgia
Augusta is a beautiful community on the Georgia/South Carolina state line, on the shores of the Savannah River. Its low cost of living and beautiful scenery make it an obvious pick for retirees hoping to live life to the fullest in Georgia.
Along the banks of the Savannah River, you can enjoy the Augusta Riverwalk for lovely views. The Augusta Museum of History and Morris Museum of Art give you interesting places to spend your days. History buffs can also visit the boyhood home of Woodrow Wilson.
Augusta is a great place to live for anyone on a fixed budget. It was listed amongst the top 100 cities in America with the lowest cost of living. The median home value in Augusta is over $80,000 lower than the national median, and the median rent in Augusta is about $150 a month lower than national median rent.
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3. Atlanta, Georgia
Even though about half the streets have the word ‘peach’ incorporated in their names, the vibrant city of Atlanta has much more to offer retirees than Georgia’s most iconic export.
Prove that you are young at heart when you visit the Georgia Aquarium and Zoo Atlanta, two nationally recognized menageries serving up fun for all ages. Be the cool grandparent when you take your family to Six Flags Over Georgia.
Museum and culture lovers can visit the Atlanta Botanical Garden for beautiful views and a relaxing time. The Fernbank Museum of Natural History and the High Museum of Art have interesting exhibits. The Atlanta History Center serves up local history about this iconic city.
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4. Savannah, Georgia
Savannah serves up Southern Charm, lovely historic vignettes, and iconic live oak trees in a famous coastal city. For retirees, Savannah’s beautiful scenery, pleasant climate, and low cost of living make it an obvious choice as a retirement destination in Georgia.
If you love amazing architecture, a coastal environment, historic charm, and an exciting city culture then Savannah is perfect for your retirement! The Historic District is an inspiring place to spend the afternoon and includes the beautiful Forsyth Park. Chippewa Square is home to a museum, theater, and Forrest Gump’s bus bench.
Savannah’s median home is listed at $145,100, almost $40,000 lower than the national median, and median rent in Savannah over $30 lower than the national median. With this affordable cost of living, retirees can make their income last longer, and take advantage of all the fun things Savannah has to offer.
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5. Athens, Georgia
Athens, GA offers something special to all types of retirees. This Northeastern city in Georgia, famous for its historic architecture, is a beautiful place to call home, with a warm and welcoming community for you to get engaged with.
Life on the banks of the Oconee River is beautiful and peaceful. The State Botanical Garden of Georgia has lovely walking paths and amazing flowers. The Tree that Owns Itself demonstrates the area’s quirky culture. The Georgia Museum of Natural History and the Georgia Museum of Art showcase some of the most interesting pieces in the University of Georgia’s collection.
For people on a fixed budget, Athens offers up flexibility and a low cost of living. Median home value in Athens is listed at $152,600, over $20,000 lower than the national median. The median rent in Athens, GA is listed at $799, almost $50 less a month than the national median rent.
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Georgia is a tax friendly state for retirees. Georgia does not tax social security income and provides deductions up to $65,000 per person over the age of 65 for all retirement income. The state does not have an inheritance or estate tax either.
Georgia considers numerous streams of income as retirement income. Social security, income from public and private pensions, interest and dividend income, capital gains income, income from royalites, net income from real estate, and up to $4,000 of earned income are all eligible for deductions.
Seniors over the age of 62 can exempt some of your property and county taxes.
After graduating in 2016 from The University of Texas with a degree in English, Sanda Brown became a content writer for the BDX with a focus on website copy and content marketing.
At the BDX, Sanda helps write and edit articles on NewHomeSource.com, writes website copy for builders, and manages a team of freelancers that work on additional content needs.