Waleska : Georgia

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What it's Like to Retire in Waleska

Waleska is a very small town (under 1,000) in northwest Georgia. It is home to Reinhardt College (800 students) and about 20 miles from Kennesaw State University.

Photo of Lake Arrowhead courtesy of Wikipedia and NickMason.

Where to Retire in Waleska and Home Prices

Lake Arrowhead is a popular resort and gated community on the outskirts of town (see Active Communities link at top right).
Median home prices in Waleska were a little over $150,000 in late 2014, according to


What is special about Waleska

Lake Arrowhead is the largest man-made, privately owned lake in Georgia. Reinhardt College is a four-year college affiliated with The United Methodist Church

What is not special about Waleska

Living in a small town is not for everyone.

Who will like retirement in Waleska

People who want the low key life of being in the mountains and near a lake in a very small town will like Waleska.

Local economy is driven by

Tourism and Lake Arrowhead.

Climate and Physical Environment

The average July high temperature is 86 and the average January low is 29. The wettest month is March (6+"). Waleska is in north central Georgia.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Reinhardt College offers some cultural opportunities.


Crime in Waleska is slightly lower than the national average.

Medical facilities

There are 3 hospital within 20 miles - in Canton, Jasper, and Carterville.


Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is about 50 miles away.


Valuable Links

Wikipedia for Lake Arrowhead
Georgia retirement guide


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Facts about WALESKA
  • State: GA
  • Environment: College Town,Lake,
  • City Population: Less than 10,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 21-40
  • Avg July Temperature: 0 -20
  • 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: 81-90 (low)
  • Cost of Living Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Culture Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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