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Move to Georgia
Known for its southern hospitality, Georgia is filled with culture, history and fun. The state’s nationally recognized healthcare system, quality school systems and universities and warm climate make this state a great place for families, retirees and singles. Georgia has a large number of United States military bases, so families from around the country have made their home here. From the bustling big cities to the relaxed small towns, Georgia’s scenic beauty is a treat for everyone.
Georgia’s low cost of living, property rates and real estate costs have attracted many home buyers around the country. The median home price is $140,000. Georgia’s population has continued to grow over the past decade; many major corporations are headquartered in Georgia, helping boost the state’s economy and growth over the past decade.
Throughout the state there are well-maintained homes on spacious lots. Here you’ll find a variety of architectural styles, ranging from condos and cottages to exclusively-gated estate communities, while the classical Georgian Colonial is still prevalent. Many retirees relocate here for the warm weather and low housing costs, while families looking for good schools and military relocation have made Georgia home.
With diverse industries from agriculture to communications and major corporations such as Coca-Cola and Home Depot and a booming health care industry, Georgia has been able to remain a growing economy. Industries include a nationally recognized healthcare system, textile, agriculture, automobile and aircraft manufacturing, tourism, paper and chemical products and transportation. Combined with a low cost of living and real estate costs residents have the benefits and amenities of larger states, minus the costs. Georgia's personal income tax ranges from 1 percent to 6 percent within 6 tax brackets.
Here in Georgia, you’ll find culture and entertainment with true Southern charm. Here you’ll find many historic sites dedicated to the Civil War and the United States Military Forces. For those who prefer an active lifestyle, there is no shortage of outdoor sports and recreation including boating, camping, fishing, kayaking and rafting. The cool mountain region provides plenty of activities including mountain climbing, hiking and biking. And the warm weather year around and abundance of golf courses is great for golf enthusiasts. For those who enjoy the arts, you’ll find some of the most spectacular museums, theaters and galleries in the South. Georgia residents partake in numerous festivals from Macon’s Cherry Blossom Festival in the spring to the Georgia Apple Festival in the fall, while the annual Dogwood Festival is one of the largest in the nation.
For those who would prefer a snow-free winter, Georgia is the perfect place; residents rarely experience a January under 40 degrees. Summers are usually hot and humid reaching the high 90s. While the weather may stay warm throughout the year, residents do enjoy all four seasons. From the Atlantic coastline to the Appalachian Mountains, Georgia’s lush landscapes and pleasant weather make this the perfect place to be!
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