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Retirement Living In Carroll County - Georgia

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Area Description

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. In addition, many come
here for school or work and choose to stay.

Carroll County offers the complete package of education, healthcare,good jobs, quality of life, pro-business atmosphere, stable and cooperative government, strong economic and community development, and a community that takes care of her people like no other place.

Includes Cities/Towns: Bowdon, Bremen, Carrollton, Mount Zion, Temple, Villa Rica, Whitesburg.

Region Characteristics

Area Amenities

Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   Southeastern Quilt and Textile Museum,West Georgia Textile Heritage Trail and Southern Quilt Trail remind us of our area’s past as one of the biggest cotton fiber and fabric goods producer in the state. The Pine Mountain Gold Museum in Villa Rica documents the first gold strike in Georgia – and it wasn’t Dahlonega. There’s also a permanent exhibit dedicated to Coca-Cola’s Villa Rica connection: company founder Asa Candler was born here. McIntosh Reserve Park preserves
and celebrates the area’s rich Native American history while offering visitors some of the most beautiful natural sights in the South. The 527-acre park adjacent to the Chattahoochee River includes the site of McIntosh’s plantation, known as Lochau Talofau, or Acorn Bluff. The park combines recreation activities,preservation of cultural heritage, public education, fish and wildlife management and conservation of the Chattahoochee River Corridor. Visitors to McIntosh
Reserve can camp, hike and picnic. Horseback riding is also very popular at the park. Displays and signs within the park interpret this important part of our program.

Cultural Activities

Live music,plays and art shows abound in venues across the area like the Carrollton Cultural Arts
Center, Bowdon’s Copeland Hall, UWG’s Townsend Center,amphitheaters in Villa Rica and Carrollton, Mill Town Music Hall, the Lowell Opry House and numerous area eateries that feature live music.
Annual events such as Mayfest, McIntosh Reserve Fall Festival,A Taste of Carrollton, Villa Rica’s
Gold Rush Festival, Founder’s day events in Bowdon, Mt. Zion,Roopville and Temple and the
MeccaFest Fine Arts Festival create unique experiences for visitors and residents.

Public transportation

Medical Facilities

Tanner Health System, one of Thompson Reuters’ 15 Top Health Systems in the nation for 2012,provides
a vast continuum of patient care through four regional hospitals—Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton, Tanner Medical Center/Villa Rica, Higgins General Hospital in Bremen and the inpatient behavioral health facility Willowbrooke at Tanner. With a medical staff of more than 300 physicians representing 34 specialties,Tanner makes leading edge medicine accessible to residents throughout west Georgia and east Alabama.
In August 2012 the medical center opened the Trinka Davis Veterans Village as a multi-specialty CBOC and 27-bed Community Living Center (CLC). This combined facility provides improved access to health care services to Veterans in Carroll, Haralson, Douglas and Paulding. We also have several urgent care facilities.

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

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

Winter temperatures are cold with averages in the low 40's and highs in the mid 50's. Nights are cold with lows in the low 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 Carroll County such as a movie, a visit to a museum, dining, nightlife or some shopping. Spring temperatures are cool with averages in the low 60's and highs in the low 70's. Nights are cold with lows in the upper 40's. Expect some rainy days in the spring.

Summertime in Carroll County is a great time to enjoy your retirement with a day at the lake, an outdoor concert, a local festival or other outdoor activity! Summer temperatures are warm with averages in the upper 70's and highs in the upper 80's. Nights are mild with lows in the mid 60's. Expect some days above 90°. Humidity may feel uncomfortable. Expect some rainy days in the summer.

If you retire in Carroll County, 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 cool with averages in the low 60's and highs in the low 70's. Nights are cold with lows in the upper 40's. Expect some rainy days in the fall.

Monthly Temperature Ranges

 Month  Low  Avg  High
 Jan  30  41  52
 Feb  33  45  57
 Mar  39  52  65
 Apr  46  60  73
 May  55  68  80
 Jun  64  75  86
 Jul  68  78  88
 Aug  67  77  88
 Sep  60  71  82
 Oct  48  61  73
 Nov  39  52  64
 Dec  32  43  55

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  19  0
 Feb  0  14  0
 Mar  0  8  0
 Apr  0  2  0
 May  1  0  0
 Jun  7  0  0
 Jul  12  0  0
 Aug  10  0  0
 Sep  3  0  0
 Oct  0  1  0
 Nov  0  8  0
 Dec  0  17  0

Rain & Humidity

 Month  Rainfall  Rainy Days  Humidity
 Jan  5 "  10  32 %
 Feb  5 "  9  34 %
 Mar  5 "  9  39 %
 Apr  4 "  8  47 %
 May  4 "  8  58 %
 Jun  4 "  10  65 %
 Jul  5 "  11  69 %
 Aug  4 "  9  69 %
 Sep  4 "  7  63 %
 Oct  3 "  7  52 %
 Nov  4 "  8  43 %
 Dec  4 "  10  35 %


 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 Carroll County, GA

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

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Senior Assistance in Carroll County, GA

Carroll County, Georgia offers the following assistance for seniors:

What Job or Volunteer Opportunities Does Carroll County Offer For Retirees?

The community foundation of west Georgia has an up to date list of non-profits that need volunteers. The VA needs drivers to take vets to the VA hospital in Atlanta, Trinka Davis Veterans Village and Tanner hospitals need voluteers too. There is an abundance of possibilites in our area.

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