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Retirement Options

Retirees agree that Augusta is the perfect place to embrace that next chapter in life. Quality healthcare, affordable housing, and a glorious climate compound Augusta's desirability as a retirement haven.

  • U.S. News & World Report named Augusta one of ten best places to retire on less than $40,000 per year in 2013
  • Where To Retire magazine, CNN/Money magazine and the Wall Street Journal have also recognized Augusta as a premiere place for retirees.


Retirement Living Facilities & Golf Course Communities

Several retirement living facilities provide continuous care packages that cater to a spectrum of changing needs with age, from independent living, to assisted living, to nursing care.

Although Augusta offers a varied selection of communities designed specifically for retirees, many choose to reside in one of the city’s golf course communities such as West Lake, Jones Creek, Goshen Plantation and Mount Vintage Plantation. Savannah Lakes Village in nearby McCormick, S.C. is a popular choice for those seeking solace on Strom Thurmond Lake.


Senior Adult Fitness Activities

Active retirees who aren’t ready to settle down find that Augusta presents plenty of ways to stay mentally engaged and physically fit. Many join a team in a senior tennis league, take advantage of the CSRA's greenspaces, sign up for exercise programs at one of the many area health clubs, or take classes at any one of the 10 YMCA locations across the area.


Travel-hungry Adventurers

Living in Augusta puts you within a three hour drive of Georgia's beaches to the south and mountains to the north. The convenience of I-20 means that weekend destinations around the southeast are only a tank of gas away. Alternatively, Augusta Regional Airport lets you see the wider world.


Area Clubs and Volunteer Opportunities

Augusta's retirement community is among the city’s most active, supporting the arts and charities with both funding and essential volunteer hours. Retirees wishing to connect with like-minded people of all ages and give back to the community have no trouble establishing membership in faith-based groups and traditional Rotary, Kiwanis, and Exchange clubs located throughout the area. More than 300 non-profit agencies in the region seek capable, enthusiastic volunteers. The presence of many health care facilities offer an abundance of ways to serve in the medical field.

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