(Athens, Ga.) April 19, 2012— Where To Retire has named The Georgia Club, Athens one of America’s Top 50 Communities In Which To Retire. The recent pick confirms dozens of media lists compiled by sources such as Fortune and CNN touting the benefits of retiring in a college town.
In the past five years, Athens, Georgia has earned dozens of media accolades. Here are some of the recent quotes: “Athens is one of four great places to retire”—Fortune Magazine; “Athens is one of the best places to thrive”, BestBoomerTowns.com; “Athens is ranked # 5 among the best cities of 2009”—Kiplinger’s Personal Finance; “Athens is one of the best 25 arts destinations”—American Style; “Athens is one of the best 25 places to Retire”— CNNMoney.com.
American Baby Boomers, freed by technology to work from home, are seeking sunbelt destinations that have it all — a low cost of living, excellent health care, and life-long learning. The University of Georgia, located in Athens offers seniors the opportunity to audit many classes at no charge.
Those seeking to retire this year can benefit from the slowdown in real estate.
Developers of The Georgia Club are offering significant incentives to those who purchase a new home this spring. According to sales director, Tom Valdes, buyers who purchase one of the new homes within the well-established community can realize prices as low as $270,000 and incentives that range from golf carts to designer allowances. The Georgia Club offers 27 holes of championship golf and classic Southern architecture with front porches and alley accessed garages.
Developers of The Georgia Club believe baby boomers will soon be returning to the sunbelt housing market and this month are unveiling ten new home designs for those who wish to retire near the college town of Athens.
To date— over 238 families have chosen The Georgia Club near Athens as their permanent home, says Valdes, "Many for the reason that college town living keeps them thinking and feeling young."
The Georgia Club The Georgia Club is a privately owned debt-free golf community offering a 27-hole Denis Griffiths championship golf course, swimming, tennis and fitness facilities, and an extensive calendar of events suited for both families and retirees. The community is within minutes of downtown Athens, Georgia and the University of Georgia and less than 40 miles from metro Atlanta. Featuring classic Southern architecture, generous green space and nostalgic streetscapes, homes are priced from the $270,000s to over $1 million.