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Old 06-22-2012, 09:35 PM
 
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Default Forbes Magazine: Atlanta Among Top 25 Places to Retire

Atlanta, Savannah among best places to retire | The Biz Beat


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Old 06-22-2012, 09:36 PM
 
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Atlanta, Georgia - William P. Barrett - Forbes
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Old 06-22-2012, 09:37 PM
 
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The 25 Best Places To Retire In 2012 - Forbes
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Old 06-23-2012, 06:00 PM
 
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I've never seen a $96,000 house in metro Atlanta. I don't think I'd want to live in it if I did. Where could these houses possibly be?
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Old 06-23-2012, 06:31 PM
 
Location: ๏̯͡๏﴿ Gwinnett-That's a Civil Matter-County
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I've never seen a $96,000 house in metro Atlanta. I don't think I'd want to live in it if I did. Where could these houses possibly be?
The house next to me sold for $108k
It's a two story 4/2.5 in a cul de sac, built in 04. Nice subd in buford. Buford ain't buckhead but it's a nice area. Close to one of the nicest malls in the state and all the necessities and reasonably good schools. Original price was low two hundreds. It's by no means unique. Theres a few others like it, even bigger on private lots with woods views on the market for about $120.

The last ranch that I am aware of selling in here sold for around $100k. I believe it was an auction.

Granted, this isn't atlanta, but I know there's a number of houses ITP that are even cheaper yet. Not the best neighborhoods.

I would highly disagree that Atlanta is a good place to retire though. Too much of a rat race if you ask me.

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Old 06-23-2012, 07:18 PM
 
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These lists are dumb.

A few years ago, all the best places to retire were college towns. A lot of seniors like college towns because they are easy to navigate, have most of the amenities of a large city while being a small town, and most importantly have excellent health care, provided the college has a medical school. Some hospitals are better than others at geriatric medicine, and that becomes more important later on.

In fact, for most retirees, access to health care is at the top of the list, and for that, I would rank Atlanta highly, especially in the Perimeter area, or maybe close to Emory. The only problem I have had with Emory is as good as it is, it seems to be an overburdened system and I have had better luck with physicians that practice out of St. Josephs. Emory's campus at Johns Creek, though, is very nice and reminds me of a Mayo or Cleveland Clinic.
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Old 06-23-2012, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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I've never seen a $96,000 house in metro Atlanta. I don't think I'd want to live in it if I did. Where could these houses possibly be?
You must not be looking very hard. There are dozens just in Cobb. Do a search on any realty web site.
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