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Retirement Living In Cordele Crisp County - Georgia

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Area Description

Cordele-Crisp County offers the best of all worlds. Cordele has all of the "small town" charm you hope to find in a South Georgia community. Comfortable neighborhoods with shade-covered drive, Victorian and Federal style homes, and an active downtown district are only a few of the amenities that make Cordele an ideal place to live.

Cordele has retained its agricultural roots and this important economic sector continues to play a large role on its success today.

As the "Watermelon Capital of the World," Cordele is vibrant during the summer as the watermelon crop is harvested and shipped nationwide.

The community's Watermelon Days Festival is held annually in June and is just another reason to visit the community.

Region Characteristics

Area Amenities

Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   Lake Blackshear
Tall shady pine trees, large lakes and fishing ponds offer an outdoor landscape that is easily enjoyed in much of Crisp County by stepping our one’s back door.

Most prominent among the recreation areas of the country is the Veterans Memorial State Park, which offers more than 1,322 acres for camping, swimming, fishing, and golfing, and enjoying nature.

Located on Highway 280 between Cordele and Americus, and including the beautiful Lake Blackshear, the park now boasts a convention center, along with a dining and lodging resort, a marina and a championship 18-hole golf course.

In 2000 Cordele and Crisp County developed its recreation department complex complete with a gym, several special activity rooms and two full-size football fields, one of which has been dedicated in honor of long-time Recreation Department Director Cary Cason. This facility is located on North Fifth Street.

Also relatively new is the 78 acre baseball and softball complex at the intersection of Eighth Avenue and Pecan Street. Nine fields currently are in use and plans call for an additional five in the future.

Not only is this facility available for youth league games, bit it also allows tournament play on weekends which produces extra revenue for the county.

Crisp County Recreation Department
Crisp County Leisure Opportunities strives to provide events and activities for local children of all ages. We strive to provide them with the most enjoyable sporting experience that is safe and educational. It is our hope that you, the general public, will continue to support our youth activities and events through your continued cooperation and participation.

Crisp County Bike Rides
Crisp County bike rides are a wonderful way to see our area up close and personal. MapMyRide.com has provided several rides to see the county. MapMyRide.com is a community web site for road cyclists and mountain bikers who want to stay healthy, lose weight or train more effectively. MapMyRide.com provides easy-to-use, comprehensive web-based cycling tools to measure distance and count calories from cycling. With road cycling and mountain biking forums, training logs and tips from cycling experts, MapMyRide.com is the site where cyclists are.

The Best Cycling Route in Crisp County and Cordele, Georgia!

Cultural Activities

Crisp Area Arts Alliance offers an art center. Carnegie Library is located in downtown Cordele. Veterans museum at the Georgia Veterans State Park.

Public transportation

The transportation in our area is limited. There is a rental car service and a taxi service.

Medical Facilities

Crisp Regional Hospital has a wellness program on site.

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

For those of you that retire in Cordele Crisp 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 low 60's. Nights are cold with lows in the upper 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 Cordele Crisp County 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 upper 70's. Nights are cool with lows in the low 50's. Expect some rainy days in the spring.

Summertime in Cordele Crisp 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 low 70's. Expect a lot of days above 90°. Humidity with lots of moisture in the air may feel oppressive. Expect some rainy days in the summer.

If you retire in Cordele Crisp 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 upper 70's. Nights are cool with lows in the mid 50's. Expect a few days above 90°. Humidity may feel "sticky" with muggy evenings. Expect some rainy days in the fall.

Monthly Temperature Ranges

 Month  Low  Avg  High
 Jan  35  47  58
 Feb  38  50  62
 Mar  44  57  70
 Apr  51  64  77
 May  60  72  84
 Jun  68  79  90
 Jul  71  81  92
 Aug  70  81  91
 Sep  65  75  86
 Oct  53  66  78
 Nov  44  56  69
 Dec  37  48  60

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  7  0
 Mar  0  3  0
 Apr  0  0  0
 May  4  0  0
 Jun  15  0  0
 Jul  22  0  0
 Aug  19  0  0
 Sep  7  0  0
 Oct  1  1  0
 Nov  0  3  0
 Dec  0  11  0

Rain & Humidity

 Month  Rainfall  Rainy Days  Humidity
 Jan  5 "  9  39 %
 Feb  4 "  7  41 %
 Mar  5 "  7  46 %
 Apr  3 "  6  52 %
 May  3 "  6  61 %
 Jun  5 "  10  69 %
 Jul  5 "  10  72 %
 Aug  4 "  10  72 %
 Sep  4 "  6  67 %
 Oct  2 "  5  57 %
 Nov  4 "  6  49 %
 Dec  4 "  7  42 %


 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
 Nov  0 "  0  0
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Cost of Living for Cordele Crisp County, GA

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

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Senior Assistance in Cordele Crisp County, GA

Cordele Crisp County, Georgia offers the following assistance for seniors:

What Job or Volunteer Opportunities Does Cordele Crisp County Offer For Retirees?

There are numerous volunteer opportunities with the local excursion train and our state park. Seasonal volunteer opportunities are available with the Chamber of Commerce.

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