Veterans from the local area, including from left, Roberto Perez, Jr. and Chris Renfro, along with Perez's son Daniel, 16, met on the south steps of the Texas State Capitol Saturday May 20, 2017 to continue to bring awareness to the plight of the Veteran in the United States. The group was representing Veterans March On America and Victory For Veterans Foundation and their hope is to raise funds to assist other veteran organizations. The turnout was small due to inclement weather. RALPH BARRERA/AMERICAN-STATESMAN
Photo: Ralph Barrera/Austin American-Statesman
Photo: Ralph Barrera/Austin American-Statesman

Report: Georgia is one of the best states for military retirees

Life after the armed forces can be tough, but living in Georgia may offer some solace. The state has been named one of the best states for military retirees by WalletHub

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Researchers compared the 50 states and Washington D.C. using 22 metrics across three major sections: economic environment, quality of life and health care.  

The Peach City came in at No. 12 overall, while Florida, Montana and New Hampshire earned first, second and third place, respectively.

Those states also cracked the top five spots in these subcategories: most veterans per capita, highest percentage of veteran-owned business and most job opportunities for veterans. 

Georgia’s high economic environment ranking (No. 11) helped it make it to the top 20 list, but it wasn’t the only Southern state to make the cut. 

South Carolina was No. 5, Texas was No. 8 and Virginia was No. 10, overall.

Want to know how other areas fared? Take a look at the map of findings below. 

Source: WalletHub

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