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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.

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

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The Landings on Skidaway Island

Savannah, GA
Homes: $250K - $1M+ and Lots: $80K - $400K

Welcome to The Landings.
Our vibrant, island lifestyle is made even richer by our proximity to the culture and excitement of Savannah, GA. The best of both worlds? You bet!
All the natural beauty of an island and the modern amenities of a city blended to make one of the most amazing places to live in the entire United States. You’ll always feel connected to the exhilaration of Savannah, while enjoying the privacy and security of having a home inside a gated community – better yet, a gated community on an island!
World-class, resort-style amenities, the feel of a small town and a number of distinct neighborhoods… each detail has been considered in creating a community of incomparable standards. With 40 years of national awards for golf and community excellence, The Landings on Skidaway Island offers a range of real estate opportunities fit for any lifestyle.

Life at The Landings comes with many outdoor opportunities too, including fishing in one of our many lagoons, 30 miles of nature trails, playgrounds, dog parks, not to mention year-round watersports. Set off on an adventure from either of our two full-service, deep-water marinas: Landings Harbor and Delegal Creek Marina. Both offer easy access to the Atlantic, and the Intracoastal Waterway – two ideal locations for enjoying the best maritime experience that the Southeast has to offer.
Here you’ll also find The Landings Club, our private luxury golf club offering 6 Championship golf courses, 4 Clubhouses, 7 Dining options, 31 Har-Tru tennis courts, Pickleball, Bocce, 5 pools, a 50,000 sq ft Wellness Center and much, much more. While you don’t have to join The Landings Club to live in The Landings, becoming a member of The Landings Club takes life at The Landings to a whole new level.

Discover more about The Landings on Skidaway Island by taking advantage of one of our Island Discovery Packages today! Learn more at www.thelandings.com or contact The Landings Welcome Center at 912-598-0500.

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Georgia Retirement Communities | Savannah Quarters | GA Golf Communities
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Savannah Quarters

Pooler, GA
Homes, Townhomes: $200,000 - $1,000,000 Lots: $75,000 - $250,000

Savannah Quarters is just minutes from historic Savannah – where beautiful homes and outstanding amenities combine with a vibrant club experience to create a unique lifestyle. Graceful, well-groomed landscaping in a beautiful Lowcountry setting creates the perfect sanctuary for residents to build their dream home. There are so many home-styles to choose from, with a selection of single-family homes, paired villas, townhomes, and estate lots.

The Club at Savannah Quarters features an 18-hole Greg Norman Signature Golf Course, a resort-style swimming pool and fitness center, tennis courts, fine dining and gracious Southern service.

The Village at Savannah Quarters features upscale shopping, local cuisine and is anchored by Publix. Enjoy all of the culture, history and the eclectic vibe of downtown Savannah and the beaches of Tybee Island and Hilton Head, and still enjoy the convenience of a community built with a modern, active lifestyle in mind. Savannah Quarters is also conveniently located close to a major airport, healthcare facilities, restaurants and hotels.

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55+ Homes near Atlanta GA | Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes

Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes

Hoschton, GA
New Homes from $300K

Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes is a new, gated 55+ community in the metro Atlanta, Georgia area, conveniently located in the master-planned community of Twin Lakes in Hoschton. With a focus on fitness, relationships, education and entertainment, Cresswind is designed to help residents live better, longer with resort-style amenities and homes designed with active adults in mind.

Residents will have exclusive access to a clubhouse offering a resort-style pool, fitness center with cardio studio, arts & crafts studio, and more. A full-time lifestyle director will plan a full calendar of clubs, activities, concerts, and events. With over 40 courts, Cresswind Georgia is home to Georgia’s largest private pickleball complex, one of the largest in the Southeast. In addition, residents will enjoy an abundance of outdoor recreation, with miles of walking trails and two lakes for fishing, kayaking, and paddleboarding.

Ranch-style homes will feature 2- to 4-Bedroom plans with options for Daylight Basements, Golf Cart Garages, Bonus Rooms and more.

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Finding and choosing the right active adult community can be a daunting task. This is where ideal-LIVING can help. Sign up below to receive our complimentary relocation package, which offers tips on how to find a community that suits your needs. In this guide, you’ll discover the top communities in Georgia, as well as what you can do to get started. Sign up for this free package to take the first step in your exciting journey.

Free Package includes:

 

  • ideal-LIVING Relocation Guide
    The ultimate guide to find your ideal destination, life and home. This annual guide contains more than 15 state maps, a location-based cost of living and climate comparison chart and discovery travel packages.
  • ideal-LIVING Magazine
    Quarterly print magazine features the best places to retire and/or purchase your ideal second home.
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    Receive our digital newsletter, two to three times a month, highlighting communities around the country and abroad.
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