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Retirement Living In LaGrange, GA (West Georgia, Troup County)

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Area Description

LaGrange (Troup County), GA is the hub of economic and recreational activities for West Georgia. We are close to everything and far from ordinary! Located less than an hour from the Atlanta Harsfield-Jackson airport, Auburn, AL and Columbus, GA (home of Ft. Benning), LaGrange is perfectly situated on I-85 and I-185.

With more Fortune 500 companies per capita than any other city our size, LaGrange has a low unemployment rate, a strong, diverse economy and an easy-going pace of life. We like to say we have "rush minutes, not rush hours." Shopping, dining, a dynamic arts community, three craft breweries and outstanding medical facilities make us an attractive location to people of all ages.

West Point Lake provides plenty of outdoor activities along with our outstanding recreation facilities. We are four hours from the gulf beaches and two hours from the mountains. We are also a 20 minute drive to Callaway Gardens where you can enjoy beautiful flowers, a butterfly center, great golf and one of the best Christmas light displays in the country.

Beautiful antebellum homes, a lively downtown and a strong sense of history are our hallmarks. We have the amenities of a larger, more metropolitan area while maintaining our small-town feel. We have exciting things happening. Great Wolf Lodge, an indoor water park resort as well as a new Courtyard by Marriott opened in 2018.

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Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   West Point Lake is a 25,000 acre lake with 525 miles of shoreline. Visitors can enjoy a leisurely boat ride to watch the sunset, and you will probably see a few bald eagles while you're at it. Water skiing, jet skiing, fishing, sailing, kayaking, camping and birdwatching can be enjoyed most months of the year thanks to our mild climate.

We have several state-of- the-art fitness centers, three golf courses, two indoor swimming pools and lots of tennis courts. The newly opened Thread Trail is an environmentally sensitive, non-motorized, multipurpose trail designed to increase the health and wellness of the community through providing a safe environment for fitness, recreation, transportation and special events. When complete, it will span 29 miles.

The newly opened 2200 seat Sweetland Amphitheatre hosts several concerts a year. The AMC 10 Cinema is conveniently located in downtown so that dinner and a movie are just steps away.

The Liberty Hill Sporting Club offers sporting clays, guided hunts and corporate retreat facilities on a 700 acre Georgia Centennial Heritage Farm.

In the fall, the Hummingbird Festival in nearby Hogansville draws thousands to this quaint town which features beautiful antebellum homes, plenty of antique shopping and the new Hummingbird Trail comprised of gigantic hummingbirds beautifully painted by local artists.

Just to the south of LaGrange, on the border between GA and AL, sits the bustling little town of West Point. Home to Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, West Point is situated right on the Chattahoochee River where you can enjoy fishing and kayaking, or you can dine nearby in one of the many specialty restaurants in the downtown area.

The Roosevelt State Park on top of Pine Mountain Ridge is just a 20 minute drive from downtown LaGrange. Georgia’s largest state park is a hiker’s and backpacker’s haven. More than 40 miles of trails, including the popular 23-mile Pine Mountain Trail, wind through hardwood and pines, over creeks and past small waterfalls.

Cultural Activities

LaGrange's cultural offerings rival that of much larger cities.

The LaGrange Art Museum offers continuously changing exhibits, and their Creative Learning Center offers classes of all kinds.

The Lafayette Dance Academy presents two ballet performances a year, including the Nutcracker every Christmas. The LaGrange Symphony Orchestra performs an outstanding concert series every year in the acoustically perfect Callaway Auditorium.

LaGrange College (the oldest private college in Georgia) presents a multitude of musical and theater performances for the public to enjoy. The College also sponsors an annual lecture series and trip, 3-D Journeys.

Every spring, people travel from all over the country to hear nationally known storytellers at the Azalea Storytelling Festival.

The Legacy Museum highlights the colorful history of our area with ever-changing exhibits.

Hills & Dales, the historic estate of textile magnate Fuller E. Callaway is open to the public. Tour the Neel Reid designed home, stroll through the historic Ferrell Gardens, and experience the serenity of this 35-acre estate.

You can also spend an educational afternoon at The Biblical History Center (formerly called Explorations in Antiquity) where you can encounter the ancient biblical world through its history and culture. Through authentic archaeological replicas, Biblical meal presentations, daily life artifacts in the Biblical Life Artifacts Gallery, lectures, and other personal experiences, ancient Middle Eastern culture comes back to life.

Public transportation

Troup Transit is a program offered by Troup County Parks and Recreation which provides accessible transportation for essential needs of the citizens of Troup County. Priority is given to elder adults and those with disabilities. Troup County Transit provides Door-to-Door service as a shared ride system so availability is first come first serve.

There are several affordable taxi services in town. There is also a shuttle system that makes several runs daily to the Atlanta airport.

Medical Facilities

As the premier provider of comprehensive health services in the West Georgia and East Alabama regions, Wellstar/West Georgia Medical Center has been honored for its achievements in many areas of patient care. Named Best Large Hospital in Georgia, Wellstar/West Georgia Medical is also ranked among the top 10 percent of all U.S., Southeastern region and Georgia hospitals for Medical Excellence in:
Overall Hospital Care, Overall Medical Care and Overall Surgical Care.

The Enoch Callaway Cancer Clinic at Wellstar/West Georgia Medical, helps the patient from diagnosis to treatment, whether chemotherapy, radiation, surgery or other support therapies are needed.

From prevention and diagnosis to treatment and cardiac rehabilitation, the West Georgia Heart Clinic, provides exceptional cardiovascular care for the people of our region. In fact, in the 2014 CareChex® rankings, the Cardiac Care program is ranked No. 4 in Georgia and among the top 10 percent of all U.S. hospitals for Medical Excellence.

LaGrange is also home to the Emory of LaGrange Clinic, a large multi-specialty clinic that strives to meet the medical needs of the community with primary care such as Family Practice and Internal Medicine to specialty care such as Pulmonary Medicine, Hematology/Oncology, Surgery, Gastroenterology, Cardiology, Urology, Orthopedics, OB/GYN, ENT, Radiology and Ophthalmology.

LaGrange also has an urgent care center which can handle small emergencies.

What Will The Climate And Weather Be Like If I Retire In LaGrange, GA (West Georgia, Troup County)?

LaGrange has a very temperate climate with four distinct seasons, the shortest being winter. You can enjoy outdoor activities year-round. In the spring, the azaleas, tulips and dogwood are abundant and beautiful. In the summer, the hydrangeas show their true colors, and in the fall, the leaves are brilliant.

The average rainfall is 53 inches per year. Ice and snow are extremely rare. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 103.

On average, there are 211 sunny days per year in LaGrange, Georgia. The July high is around 90 degrees. The January low is 34. Our comfort index, which is based on humidity during the hot months, is a 33 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable.

Monthly Temperature Ranges

 Month  Low  Avg  High
 Jan  32  43  55
 Feb  35  47  59
 Mar  41  54  68
 Apr  48  61  75
 May  56  69  82
 Jun  65  76  88
 Jul  68  79  90
 Aug  68  78  89
 Sep  61  72  84
 Oct  50  62  75
 Nov  41  53  66
 Dec  34  45  57

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  17  0
 Feb  0  12  0
 Mar  0  5  0
 Apr  0  1  0
 May  2  0  0
 Jun  11  0  0
 Jul  16  0  0
 Aug  13  0  0
 Sep  4  0  0
 Oct  0  1  0
 Nov  0  7  0
 Dec  0  14  0

Rain & Humidity

 Month  Rainfall  Rainy Days  Humidity
 Jan  4 "  9  34 %
 Feb  5 "  8  36 %
 Mar  5 "  8  42 %
 Apr  4 "  7  48 %
 May  3 "  7  59 %
 Jun  4 "  9  67 %
 Jul  5 "  9  70 %
 Aug  4 "  8  70 %
 Sep  4 "  7  64 %
 Oct  3 "  6  53 %
 Nov  5 "  7  44 %
 Dec  5 "  8  37 %


 Month  Snowfall  Snow On Ground Days  Snowy Days
 Jan  0 "  1  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
 Dec  0 "  0  0

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Cost of Living for LaGrange, GA (West Georgia, Troup County)

LaGrange, GA (West Georgia, Troup County) cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Housing Options

Housing in LaGrange is extremely affordable. The average home price is $117,000. There is a wide range of housing options, from lake homes, to condos, to subdivisions with large yards, and neighborhoods with garden homes. There are many nice apartment complexes as well as homes for rent. There are two very nice independent/assisted living communities, as well as a memory care center. The cost of living is quite affordable.

Senior Assistance in LaGrange, GA (West Georgia, Troup County)

LaGrange, GA (West Georgia, Troup County) offers the following assistance for seniors:

Services for seniors include a very modern Active Life Center which services adults 55 and older. Meals are served daily and transportation is provided. Meals on Wheels is divided among the local churches. There are home health options available as well as visiting nurses.

What Job or Volunteer Opportunities Does LaGrange, GA (West Georgia, Troup County) Offer For Retirees?

Whatever your interest, LaGrange more than likely has a volunteer opportunity available, from volunteering in schools, to being a docent at Hills & Dales or helping out with any of the arts organizations or a United Way agency.

The hospital utilizes a team of volunteers to man the reception desk, work in the gift shop, and to provide much needed services at their Hospice facility.

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