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Retirement Living In Augusta - Georgia

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Area Description

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. Nestled on the banks of the mighty Savannah River, the Garden City is a blend of Southern charm and city fun. Arts and culture. Shopping and fine cuisine. Dynamic recreation. In no time at all, you’ll understand why Augusta is the best-kept secret along the Savannah River.

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Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   Augusta, Georgia is a great place to live. It's year-round mild temperatures make it both a great place to live and also a great place to retire. Augusta has an active arts scene with a variety of art shops along Artists Row offering you the opportunity to make hand-made pottery or enjoy a three day festival with more than 120 artisans, food vendors offering global cuisine, and five stages of non-stop performances. Augustans cannot get enough of the outdoor recreational opportunities: enjoy a leisurely paddle down the Augusta Canal and see nature in it's natural habitat in one of only two of Georgia's National Heritage Areas. Or how about a bike ride along the new 1.3 mile River Levee Trail? Peddle along two suspension bridges while the beautiful Savannah River is your backdrop. Augusta is the second oldest city in the state of Georgia, so there is a lot of history. The Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson tells the story of how a young boy being raised in Augusta during the Civil War helped to shape a man and a president. Or if you wish to know more about Augusta's history visit the Augusta Museum of History, which also features a James Brown Exhibit. Augusta also offers a very eclectic and diverse culinary scene, that is sure to be anything except for boring, and will keep you hungry. Augusta is also home to other great annual events such as the Sacred Heart Garden Festival or the largest half Ironman event - The Augusta Half Ironman.

Cultural Activities

The rich arts community is Augusta is sure to offer a little something for every taste. The Imperial Theatre, once a vaudeville theatre, now showcases ballets, to plays, to musicals, to concerts. Looking for something a little bigger? The James Brown Arena and William Bell Auditorium have calendars are filled with big name acts such as Boys to Men, Carrie Underwood, REO Speedwagon and more.

Public transportation

Augusta currently has an active bus line, taxi and Uber services and many rental car facilities.

Medical Facilities

University Health Care System
Children's Hospital of Georgia
Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center
Doctor's Hospital
Trinity Hospital
Augusta University Health

What Will The Climate And Weather Be Like If I Retire In Augusta, Georgia?

For those of you that retire in Augusta, you will have hotter temperatures than other areas of the USA.

Winter temperatures are cold with averages in the upper 40's and highs in the upper 50's. Nights are cold with lows in the mid 30's. Expect some rainy days in the winter.

If the weather in the spring is too cold for the outdoors, enjoy some indoor activities in Augusta such as a movie, a visit to a museum, dining, nightlife or some shopping. Spring temperatures are cool with averages in the mid 60's and highs in the mid 70's. Nights are cool with lows in the low 50's. Expect some rainy days in the spring.

Summertime in Augusta is a great time to enjoy your retirement with an outdoor concert, a local festival or other outdoor activity! Summer temperatures are warm with averages in the low 80's and highs in the low 90's. Nights are mild with lows in the low 70's. Expect a lot of days above 90°. Humidity may feel uncomfortable. Expect some rainy days in the summer.

If you retire in Augusta, you can look forward to fall weather activities such as biking on a bike path, hiking, enjoying a walking path and more! Fall temperatures are mild with averages in the mid 60's and highs in the upper 70's. Nights are cool with lows in the mid 50's. Expect a few days above 90°. Expect some rainy days in the fall.

Monthly Temperature Ranges

 Month  Low  Avg  High
 Jan  35  46  56
 Feb  38  49  61
 Mar  44  56  69
 Apr  50  63  76
 May  60  72  84
 Jun  68  79  90
 Jul  71  82  93
 Aug  70  81  91
 Sep  64  75  86
 Oct  53  65  77
 Nov  44  56  68
 Dec  37  48  59

Monthly Average # of Hot and Cold Days

 Month  Days Greater Than 90 F°  Days Less Than 32 F°  Days Less Than 0 F°
 Jan  0  13  0
 Feb  0  8  0
 Mar  0  3  0
 Apr  1  1  0
 May  5  0  0
 Jun  16  0  0
 Jul  23  0  0
 Aug  17  0  0
 Sep  8  0  0
 Oct  0  0  0
 Nov  0  4  0
 Dec  0  11  0

Rain & Humidity

 Month  Rainfall  Rainy Days  Humidity
 Jan  4 "  10  34 %
 Feb  4 "  9  37 %
 Mar  4 "  9  42 %
 Apr  3 "  7  49 %
 May  3 "  7  58 %
 Jun  5 "  10  66 %
 Jul  5 "  11  70 %
 Aug  5 "  10  70 %
 Sep  3 "  7  64 %
 Oct  3 "  6  54 %
 Nov  3 "  7  45 %
 Dec  4 "  9  37 %


 Month  Snowfall  Snow On Ground Days  Snowy Days
 Jan  0 "  0  0
 Feb  0 "  0  0
 Mar  0 "  0  0
 Apr  0 "  0  0
 May  0 "  0  0
 Jun  0 "  0  0
 Jul  0 "  0  0
 Aug  0 "  0  0
 Sep  0 "  0  0
 Oct  0 "  0  0
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Cost of Living for Augusta, GA

Augusta, Georgia cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Assistance in Augusta, GA

Augusta, Georgia offers the following assistance for seniors:

Augusta has elder care facilities and well as senior transportation services.

What Job or Volunteer Opportunities Does Augusta Offer For Retirees?

Two of Augusta, Georgia's main economic drivers are health care and military, and each of these offer opportunities for seniors to volunteer. There are also a number of local non-profit groups that rely on seniors to assist with special events. The Augusta Sports Council uses volunteers for their sporting events, the Greater Augusta Arts Council uses volunteers for their events and festivals and the performing arts community also offers volunteer opportunities that would be perfect for a senior.

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