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Retirement Living in Brunswick and Glynn County - Georgia

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Area Description

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. The rest of the population on the mainland, including the City of Brunswick is approximately 60,000. We have a diverse economy with a number of industries, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, a regional medical center including a VA outpatient Clinic, regional commercial center, commercial and general aviation, 2 major east-west 4-lane corridors across the state, I-95 running through our County, 4-year college of the University System of Georgia, Coastal Pines Technical College, a major vacation destination with approximately 2 million visitors per year, numerous recreation amenities including beaches, golf, waterpark, etc.

We are a major destination for retirees to mainland Glynn County and the islands of St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island and Sea Island. The entire community has the small town flavor, friendliness, history, beauty and a year round desirable climate.

Includes Cities/Towns: Brunswick, Jekyll Island, Saint Simons Island, Sea Island.

Region Characteristics

Area Amenities

Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   You'll find pristine beaches, fun activities, family attractions & more. Visit our Visitor Bureau website showing all the amenities: GoldenIsles.com.

Cultural Activities

There are active arts organizations in the community, the Glynn Arts Association, Island Players, Golden Isles Arts and Humanities, Coastal Georgia Historical Society, Community Concert, and the Coastal Symphony.

Public transportation

Air Transportation in Brunswick provided by Delta. Delta and other major carriers are available in nearby Jacksonville, Fla. and Savannah, Georgia.

Medical Facilities

316 bed acute care facility, Southeast Georgia Health System, serving Glynn, Camden, McIntosh and Brantley Counties which also having immediate care centers serving those locations as well. Most specialties are served here. Only one of perhaps a 100 facilities in the U.S. with Cyber-Knife at a recognized cancer center. As a result of and increasing age population in the region, there are a number of quality retirement communities and services available.


Monthly Temperatures / Rain / Snow

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain  Snow
 Jan  42.4  52.1  61.7  3.4 "  0.0 "
 Feb  46.0  55.4  64.7  3.8 "  0.0 "
 Mar  51.4  61.1  70.7  4.0 "  0.0 "
 Apr  57.4  67.1  76.7  2.6 "  0.0 "
 May  65.9  74.8  83.7  2.2 "  0.0 "
 Jun  72.4  80.8  89.1  5.3 "  0.0 "
 Jul  74.4  83.0  91.6  4.6 "  0.0 "
 Aug  74.4  82.3  90.1  6.6 "  0.0 "
 Sep  70.9  78.2  85.6  6.1 "  0.0 "
 Oct  61.9  70.2  78.6  4.5 "  0.0 "
 Nov  52.4  61.8  71.1  2.1 "  0.0 "
 Dec  45.0  54.3  63.6  2.7 "  0.1 "

We are on the Coast of Georgia, however, we haven't experience a hit by a hurricane since 1898. We are the western point of the eastern seaboard, with a longitude even with Cleveland, Ohio.

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Cost of Living for Brunswick and Glynn County, GA

Brunswick and Glynn County, Georgia cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Housing Options

State veterans home is in Dublin, Georgia, approximately 2 hour drive away.

Senior Assistance in Brunswick and Glynn County, GA

Brunswick and Glynn County, Georgia offers the following assistance for seniors:

Job or Volunteer Opportunities

Numerous opportunities available through United Way agencies and other non-profits and educational mentoring programs.

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