Dacula, GA 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

Dacula is a small city in north central Georgia, roughly thirty miles northeast of Atlanta and 30 miles west of Athens. The city's location near the beginning of the Appalachian Mountains allows for a variety of recreational opportunities for 55+ active adults. History buffs will also enjoy Dacula's historic buildings which are some of the oldest in the greater Atlanta area.

Dacula is a small city in north central Georgia, roughly thirty miles northeast of Atlanta and 30 miles west of Athens. The city's location near the beginning of the Appalachian Mountains allows for a variety of recreational opportunities for 55+ active adults. History buffs will also enjoy Dacula's historic buildings which are some of the oldest in the greater Atlanta area.

Cost of Living & Taxes

The cost of living in Dacula is 5.1% higher than average in the U.S., mostly due to housing costs. On a 100 point scale where 100 is average for the U.S. as a whole, Dacula's housing cost average is 117.6 compared to Georgia's 82.4 average. Other cost categories such as grocery, health, utilities and transportation are on par with national averages. 

Dacula is in Gwinnett County where the average property tax is 1% and sales tax is 6% which includes the 4% state sales tax plus a 2% Gwinnett 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, Culture & Entertainment

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

Historical sites and museums

  • Freeman's Mill
  • William Harris Homestead
  • Elisha Winn House
  • Gwinnett County Veterans Memorial Museum

Outdoor activities

  • Little Mulberry Park
  • Providence Golf Club
  • Fort Yargo State Park
  • Hamilton Mill Golf Club

Climate

The Dacula area sees about 42 inches of rain per year, much of it falling during the month of August. Average winter temperatures range from 34° to 50° and snowfall in the area averages 2.2 inches with the greatest chance of snow in February. Summer in Dacula is hot and humid with summer temperatures averaging between 70° and 90° with 72% humidity.  

Health Care

The closest hospitals to Dacula are: 

Northside Hospital Gwinnett is a 388 bed Level II trauma center and a Level I emergency cardiac care center. They are certified by the Joint Commission for chest pain treatment and as a certified advanced primary stroke center.

Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton is a 134 bed community hospital. NGMC Braselton has received quality achievement awards from the American Heart/American Stroke Association and is listed by the state of Georgia as a primary stroke center.

Northeast Georgia Medical Barrow in Winder is a 56 bed community hospital which has been named as one of Georgia's top 5 small hospitals. NGMC Barrow is fully accredited by the federal agency DNV Healthcare, The American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, and more. 


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The Courtyards at Bailey Farms - Dacula, GA

The Courtyards at Bailey Farms

For Sale
  • Low $400ks - Mid $600ks
  • 128 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2023 - Present
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Summit at Auburn Hills - Dacula, GA

Summit at Auburn Hills

For Sale
  • Low $400ks - High $400ks
  • 52 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2017 - 2021
  • No Reviews

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Meadow Ranch Community

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  • 2320 SqFt
MLS CV23099287
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