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Retirement Living in Columbia County - Georgia

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Area Description

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.

Includes Cities/Towns: Appling, Augusta, Evans, Grovetown, Harlem, Marlow.

Region Characteristics

Area Amenities

Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   Enjoy numerous trails surrounded by a canal, rivers, and Clarks Hill Lake, the largest man-made lake east of the Mississippi River and the Southeast’s premiere fishing destination. Home to the International Disc Golf Center and several championship disc golf courses, families enjoy our safe, friendly, easily-accessible attractions and accommodations.

Cultural Activities

Significant number of community events (50+ each year) that include concerts, festivals, tournaments, shows and other interesting functions as well as galleries, specialty stores, and the fast-growing community for retail establishments in the region.

Public transportation

Nearby Augusta Regional Airport and just two hours from Atlanta's Harsfield-Jackson Airport and one hour from Columbia Metropolitan Airport

Medical Facilities

Serving roughly 500,000 metropolitan area citizens and countless others who travel from all over the world to receive specialized attention, the Augusta MSA is one of the preeminent medical communities of the South. Just within a short driving distance of downtown Evans in Columbia County, there are 7 major hospitals and numerous individual practices that employ approximately 25,000 local healthcare professionals. The local industry is equipped to meet a wide array of basic and specialized healthcare needs, thus ensuring that local demand will be met in times of affliction. Columbia County citizens enjoy the luxuries of healthcare proximity and availability.


Monthly Temperatures / Rain / Snow

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain  Snow
 Jan  30.8  42.9  55.0  5.0 "  0.2 "
 Feb  33.1  46.6  60.1  4.2 "  0.2 "
 Mar  40.0  54.1  68.2  4.9 "  0.0 "
 Apr  46.8  61.5  76.2  3.3 "  0.0 "
 May  55.4  69.5  83.7  3.4 "  0.0 "
 Jun  63.6  76.7  89.8  4.0 "  0.0 "
 Jul  67.6  80.3  93.0  4.2 "  0.0 "
 Aug  66.6  78.9  91.3  4.1 "  0.0 "
 Sep  60.6  73.4  86.1  3.6 "  0.0 "
 Oct  47.7  62.2  76.7  3.5 "  0.0 "
 Nov  39.5  53.4  67.3  3.2 "  0.0 "
 Dec  32.8  45.3  57.8  3.7 "  0.1 "

With an average annual temperature of 64.2 degrees and snowfall only on the rarest of occasions, Columbia County boasts some of the most moderate and comfortable weather conditions in the U.S.

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Cost of Living for Columbia County, GA

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

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Senior Housing Options

We have a variety of housing options in Columbia County. From upscale gated communities, to modest affordable housing and everything in between. Just this year, several new retirement homes have opened in Columbia County!

Senior Assistance in Columbia County, GA

Columbia County, Georgia offers the following assistance for seniors:

For Columbia County residents 60 years of age and older, the Senior Center provides:

Activities start daily at 10:00am unless otherwise noted.
Free transportation to and from your house to the center.
Free nutritious lunches served daily.
Home delivered meals for those citizens that are in need of assistance.

Arts and Crafts
Guest Speakers
Holiday and Themed Parties
Ceramic Classes
Shopping Trips
Health Screening

Job or Volunteer Opportunities

Within the Augusta MSA there are more than 2,000 nonprofit organizations including churches, museums, foundations, civic clubs, veterans groups, hospitals, clinics, universities, colleges, schools, etc. Most of which strongly depend on volunteers.

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