“After over a year of staying at home, many people are dreaming about a Florida beach retirement. Florida dominates this year’s ranking of the Best Places to Retire, taking eight of the top 10 spots on the list,” Emily Brandon, U.S. News senior editor for retirement said in a press release.
But you don’t have to move south to enjoy a good retirement. Georgia was on the list, too, including its capital city. Here’s how each of the Peach State cities faired on the list.
No. 79: Augusta
Augusta scored 6.6. overall, with a 7.4 in housing affordability and 6.1 in health care. The city has been recognized by AARP as an age-friendly community. That makes it inclusive, accessible and encouraging of active and healthy aging.
No. 90: Atlanta
Atlanta’s overall score of 6.5 includes a 6.3 on housing affordability and 6.6. for health care. According to Retireable, the city has plenty of 55-plus communities and a great selection of shops and restaurants to pass the time in your post-working days.
No 95: Savannah
Savannah’s overall score is 6.5. It scored 6.6 in housing affordability and 5.9 in health care. It’s also been among Forbes’s best places to retire. That’s due in part to its good ranking on the independent think tank Milken Institute’s best cities for successful aging.
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