Fayetteville in state’s Top 10 best places to retire


A report by SmartAsset.com has Fayetteville listed in the Top 10 best places to retire in Georgia.

SmartAsset.com in determining the best places to retire examined three factors. Those included tax-friendliness, medical care and social life.

Fayetteville ranked No. 10 on the list of best cities in the state for a retiree.

The survey looked at state and local tax rates, including income and sales tax, with those taxes based on a $35,000 income level. Fayetteville’s tax rate came in at 17 percent, which was similar to the other Top 10 cities.

The survey also reviewed the number of doctor’s office per 1,000 people, with Fayetteville scoring .7 offices.

In terms of recreation centers per 1,000 people, Fayetteville has .2 centers. And with retirement centers, Fayetteville has .4 per 1,000 people.

Fayetteville does have the largest percentage of seniors, at 17.6 percent, compared to all the other Top 10 cities.

The Top 10 best cities in Georgia for retirees were, in ranking order, Cumming, Stone Mountain, Dacula, Decatur, Austell, Marietta, Snellville, Lawrenceville, Suwanee and Fayetteville.