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Best Places to Retire in Georgia

Best Places to Retire in Georgia
Do you want to retire in Georgia? Below are our recommendations for the best places to retire in Georgia. Click on the destination links to find area description and characteristics, area amenities and things to do, climate and weather, housing options, cost of living, senior assistance, area demographics and job & volunteer opportunities.

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retire in Oglethorpe County - Athens/Clark County areaOglethorpe County - Athens/Clark County area, Georgia - Oglethorpe County is adjacent to the city of Athens, home of the University of Georgia, and just a short drive from the popular Lake Oconee recreation area. We are situated about half way between Interstate 85 (the Commerce Outlet Malls!) and Interstate 20 to the south, which gives access to the Augusta area.


retire in Dublin, Laurens County, GeorgiaDublin, Laurens County, Georgia, Georgia - Ranging in size from a few thousand in population to almost 75,000, the communities in middle Georgia have a rich history, deep agricultural roots, and a thriving music, shopping, and food scene. Often called the backroads of Georgia, this region has many untouched natural areas with an abundance of hunting, fishing, golfing, hiking, birding, and boating adventures.

retire in DahlonegaDahlonega, Georgia - Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this area is known for its expansive mountain vistas, roaring waterfalls and gurgling streams, postcard-worthy wineries and friendly residents. This peaceful country haven seems like a million miles from the hustle and bustle of city life.


retire in Conyers (Rockdale County)Conyers (Rockdale County), Georgia - We are located 25 miles east of Atlanta, and 45 miles west of Athens. The city of Conyers is the county seat of Rockdale County. Rockdale County is the second smallest county out of 159 counties in Georgia. Conyers-Rockdale has many attractions such as: 1. The Monastery of the Holy Spirit (a Cistercian Trappist Monk Community).

retire in LaGrange, GA  (West Georgia, Troup County)LaGrange, GA (West Georgia, Troup County), Georgia - LaGrange (Troup County), GA is the hub of economic and recreational activities for West Georgia. We are close to everything and far from ordinary! Located less than an hour from the Atlanta Harsfield-Jackson airport, Auburn, AL and Columbus, GA (home of Ft. Benning), LaGrange is perfectly situated on I-85 and I-185.

retire in Columbia CountyColumbia County, Georgia - Columbia County’s estimated population increased from 124,053 in April 2010 to 131,627 in July 2012, making it the 45th fastest growing U.S. county. Census estimates put Columbia County’s median household income at about $66,500. That’s about 34 percent higher that the statewide median household income.

retire in Twin City, Emanuel CountyTwin City, Emanuel County, Georgia - Twin City is a charming, historic community in Eastern Emanuel County that is just beginning to realize its potential as a heritage tourism destination. It is also home to George L. Smith State Park where recreational opportunities abound. Several restaurants in town offer classic, home-made, country cooking and Lew's Barbeque, famous in the region, is known as one of Georgia's 100 Best.

retire in Northeast Georgia MountainsNortheast Georgia Mountains, Georgia - Blairsville-Union County, in the heart of North Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, is one of the state’s best kept secrets. Only a two- to three-hour drive from cities like Atlanta, Ga., and Greenville, S.C., it is worlds apart – an authentic pre-Civil War mountain community located deep in the heart of the Chattahoochee National Forest and enveloped in North Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains.

retire in AugustaAugusta, Georgia - Augusta epitomizes the Classic South. Founded as a trading post during the British colonial period, the city showcases Antebellum mansions, hallowed historic sites, and quiet, tree-lined avenues perfect for relaxing strolls. While Augusta celebrates its colorful past, it is equally proud of its exciting present.

retire in Floyd CountyFloyd County, Georgia - Floyd County has one of the most diverse ecosystems in the nation. We are also the premiere location for healthcare with a massive list of available care providers. Our schools are excellent and we have a strong sense of community. Not to mention our commitment to the arts and volunteering, we have something for everyone and anyone.

retire in MonroeMonroe, Georgia - There are few cities that offer as much small town beauty, entertainment, and diversity as Monroe, Georgia. Nestled in the Alcovy River basin between the urban sprawl of Atlanta and classic Athens, Monroe offers the best of both worlds. Our rich history draws visitors to Monroe; our small town atmosphere, engaging cultural life, and high tech capabilities entice them to stay.

retire in Macon-Bibb CountyMacon-Bibb County, Georgia - Macon Bibb-County is a centrally located city in the heart of Georgia. We are known for wide streets, many parks, and successful urban revitalization. With a city and county population of around 150,000, the region is populated enough to feel like an urban oasis, but small enough to have that rural, small town feeling. Because of our location, we are not too far from other parts of Georgia.

retire in White County GeorgiaWhite County Georgia, Georgia - About White County White County, the 123rd county formed in Georgia, was created in 1857 from a part of the original land lot county of Habersham. In early times, the area of White County formed a transitional boundary between the Cherokee and Creek Native-American nations. The county was named for Newton County Rep. David T.

retire in PerryPerry, Georgia - No matter the season, Perry, Georgia located 90 miles south of Atlanta and home to the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter is year round fun. The City is full of historic homes and picturesque churches. Downtown Perry is filled with southern boutiques and restaurants making the perfect afternoon retreat. Perry is proud of its blooms and blossoms.

retire in DuluthDuluth, Georgia - Duluth, Georgia is in Gwinnett County and is considered Metro Atlanta. Inside the city limits, you will find a beautiful downtown center, which has great walkability.

retire in City of ForsythCity of Forsyth, Georgia - There is a magical place nestled in the heart of Georgia that is ready to charm you with her diverse history and star-studded past. The City of Forsyth and Monroe County is in the middle of the state and close to Georgia's most trilling attractions -- on the pathway to and from the coastal regions, and rich in beauty and adventure.

retire in Brunswick and Glynn County GeorgiaBrunswick and Glynn County Georgia, Georgia - We are located on the Coast of Georgia 70 miles below Savannah, Ga. and 55 miles north of Jacksonville, Fla. Brunswick is the only incorporated city in Glynn County with a population of approximately 16,000. In our county are St. Simons Island, population 16,000; Jekyll Island with population of approximately 600; Sea Island with a population of approximately 800.

retire in Carroll CountyCarroll County, Georgia - Located an hour from Atlanta, we have the big city life when we want it including entertainment, sports, travel, and more. But right here in Carroll County, it is possible to be born, grow up, go to school, get a PHD, get a good job, raise a family, enjoy many cultural and recreational activities, and never even leave Carroll County. And many people don’t leave.

retire in Metro AtlantaMetro Atlanta, Georgia - Metro Atlanta is a premier destination for business professionals, families and retirees. The area is home to 5.6 million people and more than 150,000 businesses. Metro Atlanta’s diverse economy, global access, abundant talent, low costs of business and living, and vibrant quality of life are reasons to choose metro Atlanta.

retire in Meriwether CountyMeriwether County, Georgia - Beautiful, rural countryside with lots of rolling hills and farmland. Seven small communities make up the county, each with its own distinctive characteristics and history.

retire in MilledgevilleMilledgeville, Georgia - Bathed in an intoxicating mixture of magnolia and moonlight, her classic beauty is unsurpassed. Find an adventure in Milledgeville. If you want to get down, then get downtown! Locally-sourced restaurants, original live music and organic coffee shops are steps away from fascinating museums, impressive art galleries, trendy fashion boutiques and funky antique stores.

retire in Coastal Georgia - Camden CountyCoastal Georgia - Camden County, Georgia - Camden County is “Georgia’s Coastal Community of Choice”. The county’s prime location along the Atlantic gives its citizens the attraction of a small, quaint coastal town. Camden County is best known for its rich history, natural scenic beauty and Southern hospitality. Work and leisure depend on the sea, the forests and the mild climate, which averages seventy degrees year round.

retire in Cordele Crisp CountyCordele Crisp County, Georgia - Cordele-Crisp County offers the best of all worlds. Cordele has all of the "small town" charm you hope to find in a South Georgia community. Comfortable neighborhoods with shade-covered drive, Victorian and Federal style homes, and an active downtown district are only a few of the amenities that make Cordele an ideal place to live.

retire in Greene CountyGreene County, Georgia - Located in Greene County, Georgia, halfway between Atlanta and Augusta, Lake Oconee is an oasis of tranquility, rejuvenation and recreation. Lake Oconee’s 19,000 acres boast more fish per square foot than any other lake in Georgia, as well as swimming, boating and a plethora of water activities. For the avid golfer, Greene County is home to over 120 holes of championship golf.

retire in MadisonMadison, Georgia - A magical southern city just an hour east of Atlanta, Madison is the town Sherman refused to burn on his infamous March to the Sea. Its National Register Historic District is one of the state’s largest collection of 19th century architecture, earning it a place on Budget Travel’s 2012 “16 Most Picturesque Villages in the World” and Travel Holiday’s 2001 “#1 Small Town in America.

retire in Pickens CountyPickens County, Georgia - Pickens County offers a unique mix of Economic Development and residential Privacy. We are located between Chattanooga and Atlanta. Just an hour away from the hustle & bustle of the city but still close enough to enjoy the downtown atmosphere from time to time. Food Here in Pickens is something to get excited about. From farm to table restaurant to world renowned Chefs, Pickens has it all.

retire in GeorgiaGeorgia, Georgia - Eatonton-Putnam County is nestled in the heart of Georgia's Lake Country, both lakes Oconee and Sinclair offer recreational activities for the whole family. www.visiteatonton.

retire in Savannah, GASavannah, GA, Georgia - Established in 1733, Savannah is chic and sophisticated with plenty of stories to tell. Known for its rich history, natural beauty, eclectic architecture and romantic ambiance, Savannah tells the tale of past generations with an added modern punch of high-style boutiques, galleries and restaurants.

retire in Northwest Georgia- Whitfield CountyNorthwest Georgia- Whitfield County, Georgia - Northwest Georgia is a beautiful region full of beautiful landscapes. The tourist region is The Historic High Country, with tremendous amounts of fascinating historical areas from The Civil War, railways, and home of the Carpet Capital of the World.

retire in SwainsboroSwainsboro, Georgia - Swainsboro has been known for years as the “Crossroads of the Great South.” This crossroads is more than just the intersection of North/South Main Street and East/West Main Street, it is the crossroads of two of the most historically relevant cross-country routes in America. U.S. Route 80 intersects with U.S.

retire in Thomson-McDuffie CountyThomson-McDuffie County, Georgia - Retirees looking for a slower pace of life will find their dream community in McDuffie County; away from the crowds, traffic, and excessive development often associated with life in major cities. Living here is a step back into history and southern hospitality.


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