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Retirement Living In Monroe - Georgia

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Area Description

There are few cities that offer as much small town beauty, entertainment, and diversity as Monroe, Georgia. Nestled in the Alcovy River basin between the urban sprawl of Atlanta and classic Athens, Monroe offers the best of both worlds. Our rich history draws visitors to Monroe; our small town atmosphere, engaging cultural life, and high tech capabilities entice them to stay. Monroe's future is exemplified by intermingling historic areas with planned residential growth and high-tech industries.

The City of Monroe offers many events and activities throughout the year, including festivals, concerts, parades, and road races. Our weekly farmers market brings the rural farms into the town center life where neighbors gather and small businesses thrive. Monroe is the proud home of Clearview Regional Hospital, which is a new facility that continues to grow. For years, many visitors have portrayed our city as the perfect place for visiting with friends, shopping, dining, and strolling the streets of a beautiful downtown. The charm of Monroe makes it feel like home. We're certain you will love it here!

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Area Amenities

Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   Monroe is part of the Project Road Share cycling routes connecting a series of biking trailheads throughout the county. We are happy to share our roads! In downtown, Childers Park is the perfect place for walking. The 17-acre passive park is next to the Monroe-Walton County Library and features walking paths and a dog park for our four-legged friends. Matthews Park has a public lake which is a great spot for fishing, and right outside the city the Hard Labor Creek Reservoir covers 1,370 acres. There are two golf courses in Monroe and lots of opportunities for getting fit in one of our local gyms. Public tennis courts can be found in Hammond Park. If you'd like to continue your personal education, the Monroe campus of Athens Tech is ready to assist you in reaching your learning goals. Walton County is also the Antiques Capital of Georgia with over 250,000 square feet of antique markets in Monroe alone. For even more opportunities to have unique experiences, the college town of Athens, Georgia is about a 30-minute drive away, or you can be in the heart of Atlanta in 45 minutes. Monroe's location really offers the best of both worlds - small town living with big city accessibility.

Cultural Activities

You can really have it all living in Monroe! Small town community with access to culture and amenities that you'd expect in larger cities. Throughout the year, city sponsored events bring thousands of people to the historic downtown area to enjoy family, friends, and our unique local businesses. From May to October, the Monroe Farmers Market fills downtown with local produce and handmade goods from artisans. During the summer months, the First Friday Concert Series attracts huge crowds to the courthouse lawn for dancing and music through the night. Ice skating downtown is available the last week of January, and the Classic Memories Car Show happens every March when hundreds of classic cars line the streets of downtown for one of the largest car shows in the region. Walton County is also the Antiques Capital of Georgia with over 250,000 square feet of antique markets in Monroe alone. The Monroe Culture & Heritage Museum is the place to learn about the rich history of the town and get the latest information about upcoming events in the the Monroe Visitors Center which is in the lobby area of the museum.

Public transportation

We are within an hour drive to Atlanta-Hartsfield International Airport. Monroe is also home to the Monroe-Walton County Airport.

Medical Facilities

Piedmont Walton Hospital is a 77-bed acute care hospital serving Walton County and the surrounding area. We offer a full range of medical services and procedures. The hospital has more than 400 employees including physicians and healthcare professionals. There is 24-hour emergency services plus medical, surgical and diagnostic care, including:
Bone and Joint Center
Heart Care
Imaging and Radiology
Surgery Services
Women's Services
Wound Healing

Ridgeview Behavioral Health Hospital is also located in Monroe, GA.

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

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

Winter temperatures are cold with averages in the mid 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 Monroe such as 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 Monroe is a great time to enjoy your retirement with 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 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 Monroe, you can look forward to fall weather activities such as biking on a bike path, enjoying a walking path and more! Fall 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 fall.

Monthly Temperature Ranges

 Month  Low  Avg  High
 Jan  31  42  53
 Feb  34  46  57
 Mar  40  53  65
 Apr  47  60  73
 May  56  69  81
 Jun  65  76  88
 Jul  69  79  90
 Aug  68  79  89
 Sep  61  72  83
 Oct  50  62  74
 Nov  41  53  65
 Dec  33  44  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  17  0
 Feb  0  12  0
 Mar  0  6  0
 Apr  0  1  0
 May  2  0  0
 Jun  10  0  0
 Jul  17  0  0
 Aug  13  0  0
 Sep  4  0  0
 Oct  0  1  0
 Nov  0  6  0
 Dec  0  15  0

Rain & Humidity

 Month  Rainfall  Rainy Days  Humidity
 Jan  4 "  10  33 %
 Feb  5 "  9  35 %
 Mar  5 "  9  40 %
 Apr  3 "  8  47 %
 May  3 "  8  57 %
 Jun  4 "  10  65 %
 Jul  4 "  10  69 %
 Aug  4 "  9  69 %
 Sep  4 "  7  63 %
 Oct  3 "  7  53 %
 Nov  4 "  8  44 %
 Dec  4 "  9  36 %


 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
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Cost of Living for Monroe, GA

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

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Senior Housing Options

From downtown lofts to historic single-family homes, Monroe has a wide range of housing options with more being planned and built over the next several years.

Senior Assistance in Monroe, GA

Monroe, Georgia offers the following assistance for seniors:

Walton County has a vibrant senior center that offers meals and other services. The Felker Community Center in Monroe hosts, at no charge, the Walton County Senior Fitness program designed with senior health and safety in mind. Local pharmacies offer free delivery to seniors.

What Job or Volunteer Opportunities Does Monroe Offer For Retirees?

There are many opportunities for community involvement through volunteer work. The Monroe Visitors Center, Monroe Culture & Heritage Museum, Clearview Regional Hospital, and the Monroe Art Guild all use numerous volunteers for their activities. City-sponsored events provide an avenue for serving with friends and connecting with neighbors while helping to work the various monthly events going on downtown.

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