Pine Mountain : Georgia


What It Is Like to Retire in Pine Mountain

Pine Mountain and nearby Pine Mountain Valley are very small towns of just over 1,000 people on Georgia's western boundary, about half-way down the state. Nearby towns in this area are Hamilton (small but cute). This has always been a very peaceful region that attracts tourists. Nearby Warm Springs is where Franklin D. Roosevelt sought rest and rehabilitation throughout his life; he built his Little White House, now a museum, because he believed in the therapeutic value of the warm springs in that town. Dowdell Knob in FDR State Park, listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places courtesy of Wikipedia and Thomsonmg2000 (public domain); photo of Ida Cason Callaway Memorial Chapel courtesy of Wikipedia and Mooveeguy (public domain).

Where to Retire in Pine Mountain and Home Prices

There are some developments for second homes and retirement in the area (see link at right). 
Prices are somewhat higher than the Georgia average, reflecting the affluent crowd who purchases these second homes. In early 2020, the median home value was $209,728, according to Zillow.


What Is Special about Pine Mountain

Callaway Gardens is a very popular tourist attraction and resort in Pine Mountain Valley. The area is quite beautiful and is not only near Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park but also Warm Springs, which has the FDR Museum and Little White House where he died in 1945.

What Is Not Special about Pine Mountain

This is a very small town and a good drive to the bigger towns of Columbus or Atlanta.

Who Will Like Retirement in Pine Mountain

People looking for a vacation or weekend home, or who want to retire in a peaceful resort setting will like Pine Mountain. Politically speaking, the area is very Republican.

Local Economy Is Driven by

Tourism, agriculture, and construction.

Climate and Physical Environment

The terrain is hilly and forested. Average January temperature is in the low 40's. It will be cooler here than in the eastern part of the state.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Callaway Gardens is the local cultural attraction, as is nearby Warm Springs.


Crime rate is slightly below average.

Medical Facilities

There is a hospital in Warm Springs and a Medical Center in Lagrange.


The nearest airport is in Macon, Georgia, about 100 miles away, and Atlanta is the closest international airport about 150 miles from Pine Mountain


Valuable Links

Wikipedia page for Callaway Gardens
Little White House State Historic Site


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