SOURCE: Georgia Lifestyles Publishing, Inc.

September 10, 2008 12:00 ET

Retire in Georgia™ Magazine Names "The 10 Best Places to Retire in Georgia"

Ten of Georgia's Communities Earn Recognition as the Best Places to Retire

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - September 10, 2008) - Retire in Georgia magazine, a publication of Georgia Lifestyles Publishing, Inc., announces "The 10 Best Places to Retire in Georgia." Retire in Georgia received nominations from cities and counties spanning the entire state. The editorial staff compared criteria such as climate, travel and tourism assets, technology infrastructure, cost of living, healthcare infrastructure, housing, population dynamics, community commitment, state and local parks systems and lifelong learning opportunities when making their decision. Each community is profiled in the Fall/Winter issue of Retire in Georgia magazine, which will be available online in late September at

"Narrowing our list to only 10 was difficult, given all the great communities that were nominated," said Rick Duke, co-founder and editor of Retire in Georgia. "We are lucky to live in a state with such diverse options. The recipients of this year's awards are not ranked, but rather they stand together as a representation of the rural, urban and mountain communities that draw retirees to Georgia. This wide spectrum of options adds to Georgia's appeal as a retirement destination for everyone."

The 10 Best Places to Retire in Georgia are:

-- City of Decatur (DeKalb County)
-- Peachtree City (Fayette County)
-- Blairsville-Union County
-- Cobb County
-- Dublin-Laurens County
-- Georgia's Lake Country (Morgan, Greene, Putnam and Baldwin Counties)
-- City of Perry (Houston County)
-- Augusta and the Clarks Hill Lake Region (Warren, Wilkes, Washington,
   Lincoln, McDuffie and Columbia Counties)
-- Dalton-Whitfield County
-- Moultrie-Colquitt County

For a complete list of finalists, as well as those receiving honorable mention and Georgia communities on the rise for future consideration, please visit our Website at

About Retire in Georgia

Retire in Georgia is Georgia's premier active adult lifestyle guide. It is the first and most comprehensive source for amenity-seeking active adults considering visiting and relocating to Georgia. Retire in Georgia supports Georgia counties seeking to promote themselves as a retirement destination; developers of amenity-focused, active adult and various other senior housing retirement communities; and businesses/professional services serving the 50-plus market. Retire in Georgia is a partner of the Georgia Tourism Foundation. The magazine is distributed through more than 40 Visitor and Regional Visitor Information Centers, as well as chambers of commerce, county commissions, and government, economic development, and business organizations throughout the state. It is also mailed to subscribers in Georgia and around the country, along with targeted complimentary mailings to households in states with an established pattern of relocations to Georgia.

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Rick Duke
    Editor for Retire in Georgia
    (404) 276-0090
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