Winder : Georgia

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What it's Like to Retire in Winder

Winder, Georgia, is a small town and the county seat of Barrow County. The town has a population of approximately 14,000 and is home to Fort Yargo State Park, historic sites, parks and a golf course. Picture of Barrow County Courthouse courtesy of Wikipedia and Ashley.Farrows.

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Where to Retire in Winder and Home Prices

The median sale price of a home was about $120,000 in late 2014, according to City-Data.com.

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What is special about Winder

Winder is a small town with a variety of outdoor opportunities.  The nearby State Park offers camping, fishing and boating, along with mountain biking and hiking. The town also boasts a modern library, art center, and golf course.

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What is not special about Winder

Winder is somewhat isolated, is not considered a walkable community, and has a high crime rate.

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Who will like retirement in Winder

Retireees who enjoy the outdoors would enjoy living here, it has a low cost of living, a medical center, and a historic downtown.

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Local economy is driven by

Manufacturing and Retail drives the economy.

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Climate and Physical Environment

January's average temperature is about 40 degrees, and July's average is about 78.

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Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Winder is home to several restaurants, shops, an art center, golf course and Fort Yargo State Park.  The town also hosts several festivals and events throughout the year.

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Crime

The crime rate here is higher than the national average.

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Medical facilities

Barrow Regional Medical Center 

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Transportation

The nearest airport is in Athens, about 25 miles away; the nearest international airport is in Atlanta, about 60 miles away.

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Facts about WINDER
  • State: GA
  • Environment: Urban,Small Town,Outdoor Oriented,
  • City Population: 10,000-25,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 21-40
  • 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: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 111-120 (high)
  • Cost of Living Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Culture Index: <80 (Very low)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
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