Senior Living in the Atlanta Area
Given the city’s lower cost of living and the number of great neighborhoods and local attractions, Atlanta enjoys a quality of life that most other major metropolitan areas in the United States simply can't compete with.
One of Atlanta’s most sought-after neighborhoods, Midtown, has the beautiful and historic Piedmont Park as its centerpiece. Midtown Atlanta is wonderfully walkable, making it easy for residents to navigate the neighborhood's shops, restaurants, museums, theaters and businesses. Highlights include the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the High Museum of Art and the Atlanta Botanical Garden.
Inman Park, which includes the eclectic Little Five Points neighborhood, is a
very diverse part of the city that mixes both residential and commercial properties. It is also home to one of the city's most popular annual events – the Inman Park Festival.
If you're looking for a quaint neighborhood that exudes friendliness, then the Ormewood Park section is for you. On the other hand, the Virginia-Highland neighborhood is one of the city's more popular shopping destinations thanks to its vibrant collection of shops, cafes and eateries.
Atlanta’s wonderful climate, low cost of living and great tax situation make it an excellent choice for retirees. Georgia has become very tax-friendly for retired people. Retirement income for people over 62 is exempt up to $35,000 per person, and almost all non-working income will be exempt by 2016. Social Security income is exempt, and there is no inheritance tax.
Senior Services in Atlanta
The Atlanta Regional Commission is the Area Agency on Aging. Visit its website for information on health, transportation, employment, volunteer and other services for older adults living in and around Atlanta.