4 Communities in Dallas
Dallas is a city in Paulding County, Georgia. It is popular for its close proximity to the arts and culture of Atlanta. The city also boasts its own historic downtown and history museum. With year-round warmth and plenty of outdoor recreation, retirees are flocking to Dallas.
Climate & Geography
Dallas has a humid subtropical climate. Summer temperatures reach the 80s and winters can dip into the 30s. The average annual precipitation is roughly 50 inches of rainfall. Snowfall can occur but is varied from year to year.
Located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountain, Dallas has a hilly terrain. The highest points in the city are Elsberry Mountain and Ray Mountain. All the waterways that run through the city flow into the Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa River Basin. Pumpkinvine Creek is the largest body of water that flows through the city and into the Etowah River.
Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment
The pleasant weather in Dallas lets residents enjoy an abundance of outdoor recreation throughout the year. Homeowners can bike and camp along the Silver Comet Trail, hike through Pickett's Mill Battlefield State Historic Site, and fish at White Oak Park.
Indoor, residents enjoy the art and history at Paulding Fine Arts and Paulding County Historical Society and Museum. There are also antique shops, a small theater, and breweries throughout the city.
For a wider array of arts, entertainment, and sporting events, residents can travel 50 minutes to Atlanta.
Cost of Living & Taxes
The overall cost of living in Dallas is just slightly above the national average. Health care and grocery costs are below average, but transportation and housing costs are above average.
Social Security benefits are not taxed in Georgia. All other forms of retirement income are taxed, but they are also eligible for substantial exclusions. For retirees 62 to 64, the exclusion is $35,000, and for retirees over 65, the exclusion is $65,000. Property taxes are below average, but retirees over 65 may be eligible for a double homestead exemption. Dallas has a 7 percent sales tax.
The Atlanta metro area ranks in the top 60 communities on Gallup's Well-Being Index.
There are three hospitals that U.S. News rates as high performing within 15 miles of Dallas. They are WellStar Paulding Hospital, WellStar Cobb Hospital, and WellStar Douglas Hospital. WellStar Paulding Hospital is rated high performing in its treatment of heart failure. WellStar Cobb Hospital is regionally ranked and rated high performing in treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, colon cancer surgery, and heart failure. WellStar Douglas Hospital is also rated high performing in treating heart failure.