Toccoa : Georgia

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What it's Like to Retire in Toccoa

Toccoa is a small town bordering on giant Lake Hartswell in northeastern Georgia. The population was 8,500 in 2010.  Atlanta is approximately 90 miles, Athens is 50. The area is rural with many people having seasonal or weekend homes on the Lake.  Toccoa Falls College is a Christian College.


Where to Retire in Toccoa and Home Prices

In 2012 the median price of a home was $75,000.  There is a new all-ages development being built in Toccoa (see Active Communities link above).


What is special about Toccoa

Toccoa means beautiful in Cherokee. During WWII there was an army paratrooper training base here, now the Currahee Military Museum celebrates that history. The downtown has been redeveloped and attracts locals and tourists.


What is not special about Toccoa

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Who will like retirement in Toccoa

People who want to live on or near a lake in a small town or rural setting will like living in Toccoa.


Local economy is driven by

There are a number of fairly large companies and organizations that fuel the local economy, and those include Coats & Clark, Standard Register, and Toccoa Falls College.


Climate and Physical Environment

The average January temperature is about 40 and the average July temperature in the high 70s. Obviously it can get much hotter in the heat of the day.


Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Toccoa has several restaurants, a Walmart, and a Carnegie Library. There is a symphony orchestra as well. There are numerous festivals throughout the year such as The Taste of Toccoa.



The crime rate is lower than average.


Medical facilities

Stevens County Hospital provides emergency services. There are other hospitals in the area.



There is a private airport with 5,000'  runway, along with an AMTRAK station.


Valuable Links

Wikipedia page on Toccoa


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Facts about TOCCOA
  • State: GA
  • Environment: Rural,Lake,
  • 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: 20,001-40,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): Less than $100,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Cost of Living Index: <80 (Very low)
  • Culture Index: 81-90 (low)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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