For active adults 55+ in retirement, living in St. Simons Island, could be like going to paradise. The island, one of the Golden Islands, is immediately adjacent to Sea Island, which has some of its exclusive resort facilities here. About 13,000 mostly affluent people live here, the average age is a fairly high 51. Brunswick is the biggest nearby town, although Jacksonville and Savannah are relatively close. The downtown is tiny but has nice shops and restaurants. The Casino, home to the Visitors Center and a branch of the library, is the center of local activities and entertainments.
There are beautiful sandy beaches, luxurious homes, and summer temperatures lasts for nearly 7 months. Nowhere is there any indication that you are anywhere but in an Eden, with Spanish moss dripping from the live oaks as you play golf on some world famous tracks. Active adults 55+ come to the “Low Country” for a blissful retirement community free from urban problems. Money Magazine recently voted St. Simons Island as the #2 retirement location in the U.S. The island is in Glynn County. Photo of St. Simons Park courtesy of Wikipedia and Bubba73, Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0/