Peachtree City : Georgia

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What it's Like to Retire in Peachtree City

Peachtree City is a planned community about 25 miles south of Atlanta, Georgia.  Although it is famous for its golf cart oriented transportation system, it is not a 55+ community - it is for people of all ages - the median age is 37.5. The population was about 35,000 in 2008. Peachtree City is actually made up of 5 separate communities: Aberdeen, Braelinn, Glenloch, Kedron, and Wilksmoor (the newest).  Each has its own shopping areas, recreational facilities, and elementary schools.

The city's amenities include four swimming pools, a soccer complex, an ALTA-approved tennis center, baseball, softball, and football fields, a 2,000-seat amphitheater, a BMX track, a senior center, a teen center, numerous parks and playgrounds, as well as the Kedron Fieldhouse and Acquatic Center.
 

Where to Retire in Peachtree City and Home Prices

Peachtree City is one of the wealthiest towns in Georgia with an average income over $80,000.  Zillow calls it a very hot market in late 2016, with the median home value at $292,600 and an average listing price of close to $400,000. 

 

What is special about Peachtree City

CNN Money Magazine chose Peachtree City as one of the 100 best places to live in 2005. It is one of the largest and most successful planned communities in the world. Peachtree City is a designated Free Trade Zone. Peachtree City has every kind of amenity, including 3 golf courses and its own airfield. Check out this Youtube video about Peachtree City's golf cart culture.
 

What is not special about Peachtree City

Believe it or not, golf carts are often blamed for traffic congestion.
 

Who will like retirement in Peachtree City

Retirees who would like an all-ages planned community with several neigborhoods and downtowns, a senior center, acquatic center, many parks and and an amphitheater would enjoy living here. The crime rate is very low, and you drive your golf cart anywhere.

 

Local economy is driven by

Peachtree City has its own industrial park with many major companies having operations here. It also has several downtowns.
 

Climate and Physical Environment

The median January temperature is in the low 40's.  The median July temp is about 80.  Peachtree City is in mid-western Georgia.
 

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater is the local center of culture.
 

Crime

The crime rate in Peachtree City is about 1/3 the national average.
 

Medical facilities

Fayette Community Hospital is 8 miles away.
 

Transportation

Many households own a golf cart (9000+ and more than any city in the world), which is used as an extra vehicle for local transportation. Many streets are designated for golf cart use. Peachtree City has its own airfield, Falcon Field, which is home to 165 aircraft.
 

Valuable Links

Georgia retirement guide
Wikipedia guide to Peachtree City
Peachtree City Official Website
 

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