“Why should retirees pull the moving van off Interstate 75 and unpack in Georgia? Affordability is one big selling point. The state combines a low cost of living and a light tax burden to rank No. 3 in affordability,” Bankrate said. “Weather is another strong point. The state has an average annual temperature of 64 degrees, fifth-warmest in the nation. Earthquakes are rare, and tornado risk is about average. The one downside is hurricanes — Georgia’s small coastline puts it at risk of tropical cyclones.”
The Peach State was No. 32 for wellness and No. 29 in crime. It ranked the lowest in all categories for culture at No. 41. Census data show it has one of the country’s lowest percentages of residents 65 and over.
As for where exactly you can retire in Georgia, some areas are a cut above the rest.
Union County offers plenty of activities for older adults. Fishing and golfing are among the activities retirees can enjoy. Stacker, which named the county the best place to retire in Georgia, said “Union County promises both adventure and solitude within its mountain community borders, which contain Georgia’s highest peak, Brasstown Bald.”