Ray Charles famously had Georgia on his mind. Do you, too? If not, perhaps you should. From friendly neighbors to green spaces galore, this gorgeous and diverse state is a great place to live.
9 Reasons to Move to Georgia
Georgia has so much more to offer besides its famous peaches.
Need more convincing than a song lyric? Here are 9 reasons moving to Georgia might be the best decision you ever make.
The median price of a home in the US is $258,500. For Georgia? Not so much. The median home price here is a mere $148,100, or more than $110,000 cheaper. Rent, gasoline, and property tax are all cheaper than national averages as well.
2. Political Variability
While the South is generally associated with the political right, the gap between the two parties has been narrowing in Georgia in recent years. For example, Hillary Clinton won around 30-40% of votes in the vast majority of Southern states, but in Georgia, the race was much closer — 45.3% to 50.4%.
5. The Great Outdoors
Georgia is known for its warm weather — the average high for January is 52 degrees, while the average year-round temperature is 62.55 degrees. And there are plenty of places where you can enjoy it. Georgia has loads of beaches, and nearly 50 state parks, so it shouldn’t be any surprise that this natural playground also has some of the best fresh produce around.
8. Easy Access to the Whole World
The international airport in Atlanta is the busiest airport in the world, meaning that living in Georgia puts the world on your doorstep. All you need to do is buy a ticket.
10 Things the Rest of the Country Should Thank Georgia For
If you love attractions related to the Civil War, the architecture of the 1800s, Coca-Cola, Jimmy Carter, or Gone With the Wind, Georgia is the state for you.