Covington, GA 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

Covington is a small city in north central Georgia, roughly halfway between Atlanta and Athens. Sometimes referred to as the Hollywood of the South, many films and TV shows have been filmed in the area including the Jungle Cruise, Footloose, In the Heat of the Night, Halloween II, Legacies, and Sweet Magnolias. Covington is popular with retirees looking for 55+ communities due to a lower cost of living than nearby Atlanta, and the opportunity to explore nearby natural areas and historical sites. 

Covington is a small city in north central Georgia, roughly halfway between Atlanta and Athens. Sometimes referred to as the Hollywood of the South, many films and TV shows have been filmed in the area including the Jungle Cruise, Footloose, In the Heat of the Night, Halloween II, Legacies, and Sweet Magnolias. Covington is popular with retirees looking for 55+ communities due to a lower cost of living than nearby Atlanta, and the opportunity to explore nearby natural areas and historical sites. 

Cost of Living & Taxes

Covington's cost of living is almost 6% lower than the national average. Housing is significantly less expensive than the rest of the country and state. On a 100 point scale where 100 is the national average Covington's housing is 69.4 vs. Georgia at 82.4. Transportation is more expensive than both Georgia and the rest of the country. Groceries are less expensive than the U.S. average, other costs are on par with both state and national averages.

 Covington is in Newton County where the average property tax is 0.98% and sales tax is 7% which includes the 4% state sales tax plus a 3% Newton County tax. Georgia has a state income tax with rates ranging from 1% to 5.75%. Social Security is not taxable but other retirement income is although residents 65 and older can get a maximum deduction of $65,000.  

Recreation & Entertainment

There are a variety of leisure options for active adults in the Covington area, including: 

Historical sites and museums

  • Covington Square

Outdoor activities

  • Ashton Hills Golf Club
  • Turner Lake
  • Cherokee Run Golf Club
  • Porterdale Yellow River Park

Other activities

  • Fox Vineyards and Winery

Climate

The Covington area sees about 41 inches of rain per year, much of it falling during the month of August. Average winter temperatures range from 35° to 51° and snowfall in the area averages 1 inch with the greatest chance of snow in February. Summer in Covington is hot and humid with summer temperatures averaging between 71° and 91° with 73% humidity.  

Health Care

The closest hospitals to Covington are: 

Piedmont Newton Hospital in Covington is a 103 bed acute care non profit community hospital. Piedmont Newton has been named as one of the top small hospitals by Georgia Trend and has won awards from Leapfrog Group, American Heart/American Stroke Association, Healthgrades, and more. 

Piedmont Rockdale Hospital in Conyers is a 161 bed hospital which has won awards from the American Heart/American Stroke Association for stroke care excellence. They are also accredited by the American College of Radiology and the American College of Cardiology.

Piedmont Walton Hospital in Monroe, 17 miles from Covington. Piedmont Walton is a 77 bed community hospital with a designated Level III trauma center. The hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission, American College of Radiology, American Nurses Credentialing Center, and the American College of Cardiology.


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$369,000

1056 Southern Hills Drive, Banning, CA

Meadow Ranch Community

  • 3 bed
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  • 3 bath
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  • 2320 SqFt
MLS CV23099287
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