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Best Places to Live & Retire in Georgia

From the Mountains to the Sea

Ideal-Living offers a free comprehensive service that begins with helping you find your Ideal Lifestyle. Until you know how you want to live, you can’t know where you want to live. We offer a wide array of tools to help you get answers to the questions that are keeping you from moving to your ideal destination. That includes finding the best place to retire in Georgia.100 Best Place to Live

This includes helping you find the best retirement communities in Georgia. Get the facts and compare all types of communities, such as gated communities, golf communities, active adult communities and 55+ adult communities.

We can help you gain all this information as well as put you in touch with representatives from the top retirement and resort communities in Georgia, this includes communities such as Reynolds Plantation (Lake Oconee), Sun City Peachtree, The Landings on Skidaway Island, Savannah Quarters and many more. With so many options, help is surely welcome and that is why we are here.

Besides its natural beauty, great beaches, mountains and nationally recognized retirement communities, Georgia is one of the most tax-friendly states for retirees and seniors. The tax benefits of living in Georgia include:

No tax on social security benefits
Limited state income tax
Full time residents qualify for Homestead Exemption
State property tax to be phased out before 2017
Food and prescription drugs exempt from state sales tax

 

 

Idyllic Communities in Ideal Locations

Georgia is a great place for vacationers and for retirees. There are beautiful beaches all along the coast, and amazing scenic mountain views inland. Explore the State of Georgia's rich history, natural beauty, and tempting trails. Enjoy tax-friendly living, pristine beaches, delicious restaurants and outdoor adventures. You never know, Georgia may be just what you’re looking for.

Prospective residents should choose a community that best fits their lifestyle. Some neighborhoods are only a short walk or ride away from bustling city centers. Others are closer to quieter, small-town shops.

Our free Digital Retirement GuideIdeal-Living Magazine and e-Newsletter offer an abundance of information on which states, towns and cities are the best for retirees, vacationers and second-home buyers. If you are looking to retire or relocate to any of the picturesque spots within the state, you’ll find the information you need from Ideal-Living. Our Ideal-Living Magazine includes numerous articles such as the top travel destinations, tips on selling your home, and how to make the most of your retirement.

Sample Communities to Discover

Alliance Home & Land Group

Alliance Home & Land Group
Keller Williams Premiere

Greensboro, GA
Homes from $200K - $5M+ Homesites from $30K - $2M+

Nestled along Georgia’s Lake Country shores are a wide array of communities to call home for even the most discerning of those looking to retire or relocate. There is no shortage of the finest golf courses, pickleball is all the rage, and a Ritz Carlton is in our backyard. Perfectly situated East of Atlanta for the convenience of a major airport and yet far enough removed to "get away from it all". Other notable spots: Athens, GA home of the University of Georgia Bulldogs, Madison, GA winner of “Best Small Town in America” and Augusta, GA home to The Masters Tournament – just to name a few.

Georgia’s Lake Country isn’t just a place, it’s a lifestyle! There is truly something for everyone and at every price point.

From land to lake homes…love where YOU live!

Reynolds Lake Oconee • Great Waters • Cuscowilla • Harbor Club • Del Webb on Lake Oconee • Lake Oconee to Lake Sinclair • Athens to Macon • Madison to Milledgeville and everywhere in between.

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Osprey Cove

Saint Marys, GA
Homes: $300K - $1.5M Homesites: $50K - $300K

The sun rises over the marsh grass, painting the sky in watercolors and reflecting off the pond your patio overlooks. Your golf bag sits by the front door as you eagerly prepare for a day on the greens. Afterward, you’ll join your friends on a boat cruise and take in the sunset over the St. Mary’s River. This is life at Osprey Cove.

Abutting the Florida state line, Osprey Cove is a highly prestigious private golf community in the town of St. Marys, Georgia. Spread out over 1,100 acres, Osprey Cove provides diverse real estate options, with preexisting, new, and custom-built single-family homes to fit a wide range of price points. A mix of architectural styles, sizes, and layouts adds visual interest to the neighborhoods. And since many homes face the course, marsh, creeks, or lakes, scenic views are all built guaranteed.

Of course, the real star at Osprey Cove is the golf course, which Golfweek ranked in its “Top 5 in Georgia” and Golf Digest awarded a 5-star rating. The 18-hole Mark McCumber-designed championship course works with the natural characteristics of the land and river, while incorporating strategy, variety, and surprise. This golf course is truly a highlight to living at Osprey Cove.

Even if you don’t play golf, there’s plenty to do in Osprey Cove. Visit the River Club to work out, play tennis, swim in the junior Olympic pool, or join one of many fitness classes. Kayak on the river or go ocean fishing for King mackerel and cobia.

Request more information about Osprey Cove for when you’re ready to start living the coastal life.

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Lakeside at River Green

Canton, GA
Homes from $500K to $850K

Lakeside at River Green is a new, gated active-adult neighborhood by John Wieland and his team at the JW Collection. Offering luxury, customizable one to three level single-family homes in a private neighborhood surrounded by natural scenic views, Lakeside at River Green truly is a unique environment for the age-qualified home buyer. Residents will enjoy amenities like pickleball, nature trails, a catch-and-release lake, and a 10,000+ sq. ft. neighborhood clubhouse in the Lakeside at River Green neighborhood.

Residents may also access the amenities available in the River Green master-planned community, which is located adjacent to Lakeside. River Green’s resort-style amenities include three swimming pools, soccer and playfields, lighted tennis courts and playgrounds, and its own newly renovated 10,000 sq. ft. clubhouse. Lakeside at River Green is just minutes from downtown Canton, the north metro Atlanta area, and top-quality healthcare services.

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