Hoschton is a small city in Jackson County, Georgia, first established in the late 1800s. The area offers small-town living with easy access to large metropolitan cities in the surrounding area.
Climate and Geography
The climate in Northern Georgia is mostly humid subtropical, which is characterized by mild winters and hot, humid summers. Residents can expect more rainfall than the national average, almost no snowfall, and approximately 217 days of sunshine throughout the year.
The area’s closest body of water is the Mulberry River. Residents can also enjoy views of the state's Piedmont Region and Blue Ridge Mountains.
Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment
Hoschton is located just off Interstate 85, making it easy to travel to Atlanta and other areas in Northern Georgia. Residents can also visit Chateau Elan which offers wine tastings, spa services, golf, tennis, and dining. Golfers can find another course to play at the Reunion Golf Club. Other popular activities include shopping in the local antique stores.
Cost of Living & Taxes
The cost of living in Hoschton is higher than the state and national average due to housing costs. However other factors like transportation and health care fall below the state and national average.
Georgia’s effective income tax rate is 5.24 percent for single filers and 5.8 percent for joint filers. Social Security benefits are fully exempt from income tax in the state. While other forms of retirement income are taxable, residents who are 62+ may qualify for an exemption of up to $35,000; this exemption increases to $65,000 at age 65. The state also offers a homestead exemption to help alleviate property taxes.
Hoschton residents can receive health care services in neighboring towns from hospitals that have been rated high performing in many different procedures and conditions by U.S. News. These hospitals include Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gwinnett Medical Center, Northside Hospital-Forsyth, Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center, and St. Mary’s Health Care Systems-Athens.