Cumming : Georgia

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What it's Like to Retire in Cumming

Cumming is a northeastern suburb of Atlanta with a population of the downtown are at around 6,000, though the entire Forsyth county is pretty much considered "Cumming" with a population of nearly 200,000 and growing fast. 

 

The town was the scene of a gold rush in the early 19th century but went into decline after the California Gold Rush. Lake Lanier offers tremendous outdoor recreation opportunities. (Photo of 4th of July parade courtesy of Wikipedia and Rossstatham)

 

Where to Retire in Cumming and Home Prices

There are a number of active adult communities in the Cumming area (see Cumming Active Communities link above). The median price of a home here was close to $300,000 in late 2014, significantly above the U.S. average.

 

What is special about Cumming

Cumming has a rich history thanks to its gold mining past.  The area attracts people from Atlanta who want to escape the hassle of the city.  There are a large number of shopping areas, excellent medical centers.  There are many paved hiking trails and many excellent modern parks and recreation areas.  Roads are relatively good with many four-lane parkways to facilitate easy travel.  The Georgia 400 goes through Forsyth county connecting Cumming with the downtown Atlanta area and outer 285 beltway.

 

What is not special about Cumming

If you are not the outdoors-type, you may not find much to do in Cumming.  The GA 400 highway is frequently at a standstill, making downtown Atlanta and Airport drives lengthy and frustrating.

 

Who will like retirement in Cumming

Those who like a small town with a lake and not far from a major city, (Atlanta) may like living in Cumming.

 

Local economy is driven by

Medical, Service, Construction and Retail

 

Climate and Physical Environment

Median January temperature is 40 degrees.  Average Summer highs are in the low 90's.  The rainy season is December through April.  The county is hilly with many forests and greenbelts.

 

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The city holds the Cumming Country Fair & Festival every October.  The variety of restaurants is endless, with all the large chain restaurants represented, as well as hundreds of independent and ethnic restaurants available.

 

Crime

The crime rate is slightly above the national average.

 

Medical facilities

Northside Hospital Forsyth provides acute care for Cumming, with many large medical institutions 35 miles away in Atlanta.
 

Transportation

Amtrak is 19 miles away in Gainesville.  The nearest airport is 50 miles away in Atlanta.

 

Valuable Links

City of Cumming

Forsyth County statistics (salary, population, crime, etc.)

Forsyth County (Wikipedia Entry)

 

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Facts about CUMMING
  • State: GA
  • Environment: Suburban,Small Town,
  • City Population: Less than 10,000
  • 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): $200,001-$300,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Cost of Living Index: 111-120 (high)
  • Culture Index: 81-90 (low)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: docrings

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