Every year Forbes releases its much anticipated top 25 places to retire in the U.S. and we’re thrilled to announce that Savannah is once again on the list for 2020! With its southern charm, coastal lifestyle, lower taxes and mild climate, we agree it’s the perfect place for retirees and soon-to-be retirees to call home.
Forbes compared more than 750 locales across America, using a comprehensive list of criteria. They considered factors such as home prices, availability of medical care, cost of living, taxes, weather, crime rate, and even climate change risk — all of which are important to retirees who are looking to stay active, connect with others and enjoy a happy and healthy lifestyle. Only those cities that offered the best retirement value — a high quality of life at an affordable price — made it to the final list.
Forbes made some adjustments to this year’s study to reflect current concerns related to COVID-19. For example, the 2020 list includes fewer small college towns, due to the belief that educational and cultural opportunities that made them appealing may be slow to return.
Among the most notable findings from Forbes research, Savannah’s cost of living is 12% below the national average and the median home price is 41% below the national average. The state of Georgia also offers big tax breaks for retirees. Plus, Savannah ranks well on the Milken Institute list of best cities for successful aging.
With so much to see and do in Savannah, it’s no wonder people are delighted to discover that it’s the ideal location for a long and active retirement. And at The Landings, you’ll find not only retirees, but families of all ages who enjoy world-class amenities spread throughout The Landings’ neighborhoods, including seven unique dining venues, a state-of-the-art wellness center, five swimming pools, six championship golf courses, tennis and pickleball courts, 30 miles of walking trails, and two deep-water marinas — all with easy access to all of the beauty and charm of downtown historic Savannah.