The best places to retire in Georgia

(STACKER) – For many people, retirement is the reward after decades of work and starting a family. With all this anticipation, deciding where to spend that precious time can be a difficult one. That’s why Stacker used Niche data and rankings to compile a list of the best places to retire in Georgia. Niche rates places to retreat based on a variety of factors including the cost of living, health care, recreation, and weather.

Many retirees are looking for easy access to indoor and outdoor recreational activities, from hiking trails and water access to museums and theaters. Many desirable retirement destinations are also in close proximity to major cities that are rich in art, culture, and health resources. However, these selected locations have the crucial disadvantage of high cost of living, which is often due to high housing costs and which are not suitable for retirees with fixed incomes. Low crime rates also make a difference.

Read on to discover the best places to retire in Georgia.

# 25. Dunwoody
– Population: 49,371
– Median Home Value: $ 432,900 (56% own)
– Median rent: USD 1,468 (44% rent)
– Median household income: $ 96,057

# 24. Watkinsville
– Population: 2,904
– Median Home Value: $ 201,100 (71% own)
– Median rent: USD 1,085 (29% rent)
– Median household income: $ 72,500

# 23. Reidsville
– Population: 2,658
– Median Home Value: $ 85,500 (49% own)
– Median rent: USD 547 (51% rent)
– Median household income: $ 29,665

# 22. Wilmington Island
– Population: 15,834
Median Home Value: $ 263,700 (77% own)
– Median rent: USD 1,260 (23% rent)
– Median household income: $ 82,500

# 21. Clarkesville
– Population: 1,754
– Median Home Value: $ 142,900 (56% owner-occupied)
– Median rent: $ 694 (44% rent)
– Median household income: $ 44,293

# 20. White Marsh Island
– Population: 6,893
Median Home Value: $ 246,400 (65% own)
– Median rent: USD 1,257 (35% rent)
– Median household income: $ 74,318

# 19. Fayetteville
– Population: 17,586
– Median Home Value: $ 224,100 (71% own)
– Median rent: USD 1,157 (29% rent)
– Median household income: $ 73,526

# 18. Sandy springs
– Population: 107,072
– Median Home Value: $ 471,800 (48% own)
– Median rent: USD 1,327 (52% rent)
– Median household income: $ 78,613

# 17. Gray
– Population: 3,250
Median home value: $ 146,700 (59% owner-occupied)
– Median rent: 897 USD (41% rent)
– Median household income: $ 65,321

# 16. Martinez
– Population: 34,844
– Median Home Value: $ 162,600 (76% own)
– Median rent: USD 1,087 (24% rent)
– Median household income: $ 75,330

#fifteen. Decatur
– Population: 24,002
– Median Home Value: $ 521,900 (66% own)
– Median rent: USD 1,015 (34% rent)
– Median household income: $ 106,088

# 14. lightning
– Population: 2,651
– Median Home Value: $ 212,000 (56% own)
– Median Rent: $ 1,111 (44% rent)
– Median household income: $ 60,819

# 13. Tyrone
– Population: 7,295
– Median Home Value: $ 286,500 (85% own)
– Median rent: $ 999 (15% rent)
– Median household income: $ 103,929

# 12. North Druid Hill
– Population: 18,002
– Median Home Value: $ 366,800 (39% owner-occupied)
– Median rent: USD 1,456 (61% rent)
– Median household income: $ 66,660

# 11. Skidaway Island
– Population: 8,986
Median Home Value: $ 495,700 (91% own)
– Median rent: USD 1,362 (9% rent)
– Median household income: $ 93,690

# 10. Avondale Estates
– Population: 3,144
– Median Home Value: $ 371,400 (88% own)
– Median rent: USD 1,259 (12% rent)
– Median household income: $ 110,000

# 9. Peachtree City
– Population: 35,443
– Median Home Value: $ 338,900 (75% own)
– Median rent: USD 1,408 (25% rent)
– Median household income: $ 101,121

#8th. Talahi Island
– Population: 1,472
– Median Home Value: $ 383,200 (94% own)
– Median rent: no data available (6% rent)
– Median household income: $ 99,946

# 7. Berkeley Lake
– Population: 1,839
– Median Home Value: $ 442,000 (96% own)
– Median rent: 1,821 USD (4% rent)
– Median household income: $ 145,625

# 6. Viticulture
– Population: 12,934
– Median Home Value: $ 481,000 (37% own)
– Median rent: USD 1,439 (63% rent)
– Median household income: $ 81,973

# 5. Druid hill
– Population: 8,365
– Median Home Value: $ 645,600 (67% own)
– Median rent: USD 1,475 (33% rent)
– Median household income: $ 129,740

# 4. Clayton
– Population: 1,968
– Median Home Value: $ 129,000 (56% owner-occupied)
– Median rent: $ 659 (44% rent)
– Median household income: $ 33,417

# 3. St. Simons
– Population: 14,778
– Median Home Value: $ 371,800 (76% own)
– Median rent: USD 1,309 (24% rent)
– Median household income: $ 87,248

# 2. Northern Decatur
– Population: 16,701
– Median Home Value: $ 295,800 (57% own)
– Median rent: USD 1,205 (43% rent)
– Median household income: $ 79,449

#1. Dutch island
– Population: 1,162
– Median Home Value: $ 554,100 (100% owned)
– Median rent: no data available (0% rent)
– Median household income: $ 170,417

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