Atlanta is Georgia’s key metropolitan area and a city that has become emblematic of the USA’s New South. About half of all the jobs in Georgia are in the Atlanta area. Atlanta Hartsfield International is one of the world’s busiest Airports. Retirement in Atlanta offers rich history, relatively low real estate prices compared to much of the rest of the country, and many other retirement amenities.
Atlanta also offers the prospective retiree, visitor, and resident a diverse number of great restaurants, nightlife, sports facilities and more.
Atlanta has hosted the Superbowl, the World Series, and was the venue for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games.
In 1864 General Sherman’s infamous “March to the Sea” set fire to Atlanta and then created destruction all the way to Savannah in a military action that was intended to break the morale of the local population which supported the Confederacy.
Georgia has not forgotten this tragic historic time, and towns along this path showcase the event in many ways.
As you travel away from the bustling Atlanta the Old South weaves its magic on the visitor. Savannah is noted for antebellum mansions and a huge historic district of almost 22 square miles. Georgia wilderness areas includeOkefenokee National Wildlife Refuge (and swamp), the Chattahoochee River and the Oconee National Forest. Lake Oconee region is a golfer’s dream with seven championship course.