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Retire to Georgia

Georgia, the Peach State, is one of the original 13 colonies and the 4th state admitted to the Union of the United States.

Forsyth Park in Savannah
Forsyth Park in Savannah, GA
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Georgia is in the southeastern region of the U.S. with Alabama to the west and South Carolina and the Atlantic Ocean to the east.

Large cities include Atlanta, the capital city, Columbus and Augusta. Georgia's terrain is characterized by the coastal plain in the south, the hilly Piedmont central region and the mountains in the north.

Georgia's climate is subtropical with hot and humid summers except at the higher elevations in the mountains of the north. Annual precipitation is moderate to above average.

Georgia is a world leader in agriculture (pecans), media (Time Warner and CNN) and transportation (Atlanta International Airport). Georgia is a low tax state with state income and sales taxes.

Retirement Cities

Georgia is a favorite of retirees and three places are included in our survey of best places to retire. Get video tours of these great cities at Georgia videos.

Athens, GA
To the Athens, GA City Report
Ranks high in: Population Growth, Taxes, Population Age, Nearest Big City, Diversity, Recreation
Population: 123,371
City Type: Lakes & Rivers, College Town
Climate Type: Warm & Humid
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Valdosta, GA
To the Valdosta, GA City Report
Ranks high in: Home Prices, Big City Home Price Comparison, Taxes, Population Age, Home Energy Use, Diversity
Population: 56,474
City Type: College Town, Wine Country
Climate Type: Warm & Humid
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Newnan, GA
To the Newnan, GA City Report
Ranks high in: Building Permit Growth, Taxes, Diversity
Population: 37,912
City Type: Lakes & Rivers
Climate Type: Temperate & Humid
Local Resources:
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