When most people think of retirement, they think of Florida, but Georgia is quickly becoming a strong contender as an amazing state to live out your golden years in. If you are looking for a retirement community for you and your loved ones then you should seriously consider moving to the metro Atlanta area. From an abundance of activities to occupy your time to senior-friendly tax laws, Georgia has a lot going it as a go-to place for retirement. Here are 4 reasons why you should retire in Metro Atlanta!
Georgia is in the running as one of the top 10 states for those looking to enjoy their golden years, particularly when it comes to tax laws. Firstly, they mandated that Social Security income is exempt from state taxes. What’s more, those who are more than 65 years old, enjoy a tax break on a slew of different types of retirement incomes for up to $65,000 for every taxpayer, or $130,000 for every couple. In this case, income includes royalties, pensions, dividends, annuities, and capital gains, to name a few. Last but not least, there is no inheritance tax, and people who are more than 62 years old can file for an exemption from state and property taxes, depending on age and income.
Living costs in Atlanta are below average compared to the rest of the country. Reports have found that living expenses here are actually 1.7% lower than the national average, making the city and its surroundings ideal for those who want to get the most out of every dollar. From medical, grocery, and long-term care, the metro area offers affordable options for residents over the age of 55. If every cent is important, it can make a big difference.
Loads of Housing Options
When it comes to looking for a home within your budget and lifestyle, choice and variety is vital. We are happy to say that in metro Atlanta, you will be spoilt for choice, with an abundance of housing options for both individuals and couples who are more than 55 years old. In fact, there are more than enough quality retirement communities like ours located all through the metro area.
Full of Fun Activities
Atlanta was dubbed 8th place in the entire country for retirement when it comes to the sheer amount of activities they offer to those enjoying their retirement. In fact, did you know that metro Atlanta actually has roughly the same number of museums per capita as a myriad of some of the country’s most famous and happening states, like New York and Washington D.C. Museums aside, there is also a host of outdoor activities for those that prefer to venture into nature, as well as more shopping and dining options than one person can ever fully explore. Rich in culture and life, you will never be bored here!
Our Retirement Community
Located in Metro Atlanta, our community is surrounded by numerous areas of attraction, and fi that’s not enough, we also organize a packed calendar of exciting events under our Celebrations Activities & Events program. Offering the best of metro Atlanta and so much more, we welcome you and ensure that your golden years will be filled with fulfilling moments and happy memories.