Make Georgia Your Retirement Destination
If you looked up the definition of southern hospitality, Georgia would be at the top of that list. It's a state known for genuine people, diverse culture, and a climate that makes it an ideal place for retirees. Rich history, and affordable living are just a few of the many reasons Georgia draws so much attention. There are options for city lovers, or for those who prefer serene country living. With 253 active adult communities to choose from, retiring here is an opportunity not to be missed.
Georgia had a population of 10.1 million in 2014, and continues to grow. The ethnic, melting pot here has made it a hot spot for over 3000 international companies, and has also enriched the arts. The capital of Atlanta, and the ever charming Savannah, are famous for being top tourist attractions, and are steeped in history. Georgia is the "Peach State" for the simple fact that the peaches are superior in any form whether it be straight off the tree or in a pie. Blueberries are also a staple crop in this agriculturally rich state.
The mild climate, and varied geography, is what makes senior living here so memorable. Summers average around 90 degrees, and winters 40-50 degrees with light snowfall depending on the year. Great weather allows for ample outdoor recreation which is what Georgia is known for. Stunning mountains, rivers, and miles of coastline provide plenty of opportunity for fishing, hiking, golf, or whatever else peaks your interest.
Cost of living is below the national average, with median home prices around $169.9 according to a market comparison done by Realtor.com. Retirement income for those 65 and over is tax exempt up to $65,000, and social security is also an exemption. 55+ communities throughout Georgia offer beautiful options, at affordable prices that vary based upon location.
The list of things to see and do in Georgia are endless. Experience the birthplace of Martin Luther King Jr. in Atlanta, and learn about the civil rights movement. Visit the home of Gone With the Wind's creator Margaret Mitchell, who's award winning saga captured the deep South. If moving to the coast is your dream, or it's just taking a day trip, the beaches here are truly special. Located along the barrier islands, Tybee, Jekyll, and St. Simon's island offer visitors spectacular scenery, wildlife, and charming port towns. Georgians are proud of their southern cuisine, and deservedly so. From the ubiquitous Brunswick Stew, fried chicken, and peach cobbler, this place is the comfort food capital of the U.S. Cycle enthusiasts have it made, and in fact most iconic sites around here are best explored on a bicycle. Spanning almost 3000 roadways, Georgia Bikes is a route network created to provide cyclists with a way to get around whether it be for recreation or for sport.
Once you're here you'll feel right at home. Let Active Adult Living help you find the perfect 55+ community, and you too will have "Georgia on Your Mind."
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