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Georgia’s Where the Peaches Grow: A Peek Into Georgia

???????When you think of Georgia, the first thing that probably comes to mind is peaches. The state has earned the nickname of being the “Peach State”, thanks to the importance of peaches in GA’s agricultural economy—the peach growers have the reputation of producing some of the highest quality fruit. That’s why in 1995, the peach became the official state fruit. So, needless to say, peaches hold a very special place in the heart of the state. But Georgia is more than just its delicious peaches. From its relaxing and beautiful coastline, to the gorgeous scenery of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Georgia is a great state to call home. With a humid, subtropical climate, cold winters are non-existent, allowing you to enjoy where you live year round.

Georgia’s tax situation is also something to boast about; it’s one of Kiplinger’s top ten most tax friendly states for retirees. The sales tax is only 4%, and social security income is exempt from being taxed all together. Other tax areas, like property tax, also fare well in the state of Georgia.

??????????????????????????????????????????Taxes aside, the Peach State offers much more for its residents. With bustling cities like Atlanta, and historic havens like Savannah, you’ll always have somewhere to explore and be entertained. Savannah is the state’s oldest city, established in 1733, and was the first capital of GA. It’s also one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts, with Spanish moss covered trees, cobblestone streets and old buildings and homes lining the roads, waiting to tell a story. People come to admire the city’s elegant architecture, ironwork, fountains and green squares found throughout, and to learn about the city’s amazing history. It’s also won several accolades; the New York Times named it one of the World’s Top Ten Trendy Travel Hot Spots, among others. It’s also home to exciting festivals, like the huge St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, and the Savannah Music Festival, which has grown into one of the biggest and most diverse music festivals along the East Coast. With all the history, festivals, shopping, and dining to do in this beautiful city, you’ll never encounter a dull moment. And the community of Savannah Quarters is right in the midst of it all.

Atlanta is one of the South’s largest cities, and another hot spot in GA. This city was founded in 1837, at the end of the Western & Atlantic railroad line. Today it is still a major transportation hub, for both the country and the world. But within the bustle of this city you’ll also find it’s a cultural hub, too. With a flair for the arts, Atlanta has a wide selection of museums, classical music venues, and a thriving theatre scene. For sports fans, Atlanta is home to major sports teams like the Falcons and the Braves. The excitement you’ll discover in this city is never-ending! Reynolds Plantation, a community located in Greensboro, GA, isn’t far from all the excitement Atlanta has to offer, and gives you a quieter place to call home when you don’t want to take on the big city.

Even from a Hollywood standpoint, Georgia has fared well. Classics like Fried Green Tomatoes have been filmed in this Southern state, as well as Driving Miss Daisy and The Blind Side.

Georgia is a state that can fulfill any desire you might have. With great cities to explore, an enticing coastline and beautiful mountain scenery, a little touch of Hollywood, great weather, and friendly taxes, you can’t go wrong. It’s like biting into a big, juicy peach: living here is delicious.


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Soleil Laurel Canyon - Georgia 55 Plus Communities

Soleil Laurel Canyon - Georgia 55 Plus Communities

Canton, Georgia

Soleil Laurel Canyon is a master-planned, Active Adult/55+ community situated in Canton, GA, just 45 minutes north of Atlanta. This gated, low maintenance community offers an array of homes priced from the $200s to the $400s and expansive amenities including a 28,000+ sq. ft. clubhouse, two pools, tennis courts, walking trails, teaching kitchen, fitness center and much more.
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Waterways - Best Places to Live in Georgia

Waterways - Best Places to Live in Georgia

Richmond Hill, Georgia

Waterways is a 2,300-acre master-planned community located just 30 minutes from historic Savannah, Georgia, in charming Richmond Hill. Surrounded by a 1,600 acre nature preserve, this is a place where six-and-a-half miles of marsh frontage, over four miles of winding lagoons, and more than a thousand acres of ancient oak hammocks embrace our new homes and homesites.
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East Haven

East Haven

Marietta, Georgia

East Haven is an enclave of 28 luxury townhomes located in East Cobb for those 55 and better. This community features easy-living, lock-and-leave townhomes. We design our communities specifically for your active lifestyle with everything you want.. live inspired!
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The Landings on Skidaway Island - Savannah's Choice for Island Living

The Landings on Skidaway Island - Savannah's Choice for Island Living

Savannah, Georgia

The Landings on Skidaway Island is a private gated community known as much for its beauty as for its personality. Located on the Intracoastal Waterway and just 12 miles from the charming and historic city of Savannah, GA, The Landings celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2012.
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Savannah Quarters  - Modern Living. Historic Charm.

Savannah Quarters - Modern Living. Historic Charm.

Pooler, Georgia

Developed by SunCal, Savannah Quarters, Savannah Quarters is a master planned community ideally located less than 15 minutes from the center of historic Savannah, GA.
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Currahee Club

Currahee Club

Toccoa, Georgia

With 1,200 breathtaking acres, Currahee Club offers some of the finest real estate in North Georgia. The master-planned community features golf course, lake, and mountain homes on unique lots shaped by their natural surroundings. Visit us today, and enjoy the lifestyle you deserve...
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Osprey Cove - Georgia Private Communities

Osprey Cove - Georgia Private Communities

Saint Marys, Georgia

Located just 21 minutes from Jacksonville, FL International airport, and just a 90 minute drive to Savannah, GA and St. Augustine, Osprey Cove is a constant recipient in the "Top 100 places to Retire." Kiplinger rated Georgia as the #3 in the Top 10 Tax Friendly states for Retirees. This plush coastal community boasts 665 homes. Home buyers in search of an active lifestyle are finding the right fit at Osprey Cove with private golf, tennis, boating and fishing available year round.
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Nature Walk at Seven Hills

Nature Walk at Seven Hills

Dallas, Georgia

Enjoy this master planned community by Artisan Built Communities known for amenities that embrace Nature and are designed for Active Adults. Located near Marietta GA in beautiful Dallas, GA.
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Cresswind at Lake Lanier

Cresswind at Lake Lanier

Gainesville, Georgia

Cresswind at Lake Lanier is the premier, gated, active-adult community located in Gainesville, Georgia. This historic city is bordered by the foothills of the northeast Georgia mountains and picturesque Lake Lanier, less than 50 miles northeast of Atlanta. With distinctive seasons and relatively moderate temperatures, this area has quickly become a haven for active adults.
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Cresswind Peachtree City

Cresswind Peachtree City

Peachtree City, Georgia

At Cresswind Peachtree City, residents enjoy a long list of amenities specifically designed for those 55 and over. Located among 400 wooded acres with rolling hills and winding trails, Cresswind Peachtree City offers a haven for active living in an ideal location near Atlanta, Georgia. With a focus on fitness, nutrition and relationships, Cresswind Peachtree City is designed to help residents live better, longer. Cresswind Peachtree City features a brand-new 17,000-square-foot community clubhouse, offering a fitness center, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis, arts & crafts room, and more.
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Cumberland Harbour

Cumberland Harbour

St. Marys, Georgia

Welcome to the Low-Country! Located on a peninsula bounded by rivers and ocean we are Georgia's Premier Coastal Community. Enjoy world-class amenities with pools, tennis, fitness center, parks and community docks. All protected by manned/gated 24/7 security for peace of mind.
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