Atlanta : Georgia

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What Atlanta is like for active adults
Atlanta is Georgia's largest city and with over 5 million area residents, the 9th largest metro area in the U.S.  For a variety of reasons tens of thousands of people will be moving to retirement communities. It has a relatively mild climate and lower cost of living, tremendous cultural and recreational opportunities, and many already live here or have relatives in the area.  Atlanta is home to a number of colleges and universities including Emory and Georgia State.  Atlanta was home to the 1996 Summer Olympics.
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Where to Live & Real Estate Values

Active adults can either live in the many residential areas in town, or choose an active community further out. The choices are limitless, along with the price options.
According to the National Association of Realtors the median selling price of a home in the Atlanta Metro was $115,100 in the first quarter of 2013.  In late 2012 City-Data suggests the median home price in Atlanta proper was a little below $220,000. Many new developments in the outer parts of the Metro have been very hard hit by the real estate bust.

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What is special about this retirement community
Atlanta is a great city of the world with major universities, hospitals, museums, and international businesses. It is a vibrant city and one where the cost of living is not that high. Many people got to know Atlanta better thanks to its hosting the 1996 summer Olympics.
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What is not special about this retirement community
Traffic, crime, rampant growth, and summer time heat and humidity are some of Atlanta's downsides.
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What kinds of people like retiring here

Retirees who want to live in a large city with mild climate, colleges and sports teams.

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Local economy is driven by

Atlanta is one of the largest economies in the country.  Many U.S. corporations comprise a large portion of Atlanta's economy, which was effected by both the housing and financial crises in 2008.

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Climate and Physical Environment

Atlanta is in a humid sub-tropical climate and experiences four seasons. Winters are cool with some days below freezing. The January average is 43.5 degrees.  Summers are hot and humid with the  average July temperature 80 degrees.

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Restaurants & Cultural Scene
Georgia Tech, Emory, and Morehouse are just a few of the prestigious institutions of higher learning in Atlanta. It hosts a sports team for just about every professional sport. And its cultural infrastructure includes every major orchestra, ballet, art museum, etc.
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Crime
Crime in Atlanta is almost double the national average.
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Medical facilities
Atlanta has some of the finest medical institutions in the world, along with specialists for every aspect of medicine.
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Transportation
Atlanta's airport is a central hub and one of the busiest in the world. Its MARTA mass transit system is first rate.
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Valuable Links
Atlanta on Wikipedia
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Facts about ATLANTA
  • State: GA
  • Environment: Urban,Suburban,College Town,Cultural Center,LGBT,Singles,
  • City Population: 100,001+
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 41-60
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 41,001-60,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $100,000-$200,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: 2000-4000
  • Total Crime Index: 121+ (very high)
  • Cost of Living Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Culture Index: 121+ (very high)
  • State Sales Tax: No
  • State Income Tax: No
  • Name of the Guide: jb

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