With a metropolitan population of over five million, Atlanta is the largest city in the state of Georgia and thriving with a wealth of diversity. Although Atlanta’s metropolitan area is the fastest growing area in the nation, the numerous sub-sections of Atlanta offer close-knit communities for residents.
Offering a taste of all four seasons, the climate in the area is ideal for many who retire in Atlanta. The summers are warm, with average temperatures in July between 71 and 89 degrees. January is the coldest month, with an average high of 53 degrees. Snow is a rarity, another factor which makes Atlanta GA retirement very appealing. As it is with many southern cities, the temperatures are known to increase for a day or two in the winter, allowing residents to enjoy the outdoors in the spring-like temperatures.
With its high-rise and mid-rise buildings of moderns and postmodern vintage, Atlanta’s skyline is unlike any other in the South. The Bank of America Plaza, Atlanta’s tallest landmark, stands at 1,023 feet and is the tallest building in the southeastern United States.