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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.

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

For those of you that retire in Columbia County, 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 Columbia 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 mid 70's. Nights are cool with lows in the low 50's. Expect some rainy days in the spring.

Summertime in Columbia 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 low 80's and highs in the low 90's. Nights are mild with lows in the upper 60's. Expect a lot of days above 90°. Humidity may feel uncomfortable. Expect some rainy days in the summer.

If you retire in Columbia 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 mild 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 fall.

Monthly Temperature Ranges

 Month  Low  Avg  High
 Jan  34  45  55
 Feb  37  49  60
 Mar  43  56  68
 Apr  50  63  75
 May  59  71  83
 Jun  67  78  89
 Jul  71  81  92
 Aug  70  80  90
 Sep  64  74  85
 Oct  52  64  76
 Nov  43  55  67
 Dec  36  47  58

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  14  0
 Feb  0  9  0
 Mar  0  4  0
 Apr  0  1  0
 May  4  0  0
 Jun  13  0  0
 Jul  21  0  0
 Aug  16  0  0
 Sep  7  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  36 %
 Mar  4 "  9  41 %
 Apr  3 "  8  48 %
 May  3 "  7  58 %
 Jun  4 "  10  66 %
 Jul  5 "  10  70 %
 Aug  5 "  10  70 %
 Sep  3 "  7  64 %
 Oct  4 "  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
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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

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

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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