Milledgeville : Georgia

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What it's Like to Retire in Milledgeville

Milledgeville,Georgia, the county seat ofBaldwinCounty, was named for John Milledge who was governor from 1802 to 1806.  The town served as the state capitol from 1804 to 1868, and became a very prosperous town as the surrounding countryside was caught up in the cotton boom.  Famous architects designed beautiful homes, churches and the Governor’s Mansion.  Milledgeville is a historical town and the downtown and historical district have been revitalized.  It is also home to Georgia College and State University and Georgia Military College.  Picture of the Second Capitol Building courtesy of Wikipedia and Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division,HABSGA, 5-Milg 6-2.  Picture of the Governor’s Mansion courtesy of Wikipedia and L.D. Andrew.


Where to Retire in Milledgeville and Home Prices

According to, the median sale price of a home in Milledgeville was $136,700 in late 2014.


What is special about Milledgeville

Small town atmosphere; college town; Lake Sinclair; historical museums.


What is not special about Milledgeville

Summers can be hot and humid; There is a state prison located in Milledgeville; not a walkable community


Who will like retirement in Milledgeville

Retirees who want a college town with a low cost of living might like it here. It probably appeals to people from Georgia and the South more than for transplants from elsewhere, who might find it too different. This is not an affluent town.


Local economy is driven by

Tourism and Education


Climate and Physical Environment

The average January temperature is 44 degrees and the average July temperature is 81 degrees.


Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Old Governor's Mansion; Lockerly Aboretum; Bantram Education Forest; Antebellum Capitol Museum



Milledgeville's crime rate is below the national average.


Medical facilities

Oconee Regional Medical Center; Central State Hospital is Georgia's largest facility for mental illness and developmental disorders



Middle Georgia Regional Airport is 42 miles away in Macon;  The closest international airport is 100 miles away in Atlanta.


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  • State: GA
  • Environment: College Town,Small-mid Sized City,
  • City Population: 10,000-25,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 41-60
  • Avg July Temperature: 81+
  • Median HH Income: 20,001-40,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $100,000-$200,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Cost of Living Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Culture Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
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