Sterling Estates of West Cobb is a retirement home in Marietta, which according to a study is one of the top places in Georgia to retire.
Photo: AJC file photo
Photo: AJC file photo

Study says Cobb has two of Georgia’s best places to retire

In a shock to no one, Cobb County was well represented in a recent ranking of best places to retire in all of Georgia.

SmartAsset, a New York personal finance website, looked at the city’s number of doctors’ offices, recreation centers and retirement centers per 1,000 residents. It also took into account the percentage of seniors in the area and the average percentage of sales and incomes taxes paid.

In the end, Austell came in at the third spot and Marietta held the sixth slot.

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And when it came to medial care, Austell and Marietta respectively took the third and fourth positions. 

We have to level with you, though: Cobb wasn’t anywhere in the top 10 ranking for recreation and social activities.

That’s okay, because Marietta took the top spot in the “tax burden” ranking with many other metro Atlanta cities close behind or virtually tying. Mableton came in at ninth.

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The website calculated effective rates based on $35,000 in annual earnings from retirement savings, social security or part-time employment, and then looked at how much disposable income went to taxable goods.

Gwinnett County also did well for itself in the retirement ranking.

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