Woodstock, GA 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

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Overview

Woodstock is a city located in Northern Georgia, just northwest of Atlanta. The city offers its residents charm in a hilly area near the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Woodstock community enjoys a number of local festivals and events throughout the year, and the city provides easy access to local and commercial shopping.

Climate & Geography

Woodstock experiences more sunny days and larger amounts of rainfall than the national average. Although the temperature may drop a few degrees below freezing in the winter months, Woodstock rarely receives any snow, averaging just two inches per year. 

Woodstock is located approximately 30 miles northwest of Atlanta in a hilly and green area near the Blue Ridge Mountains. Rubes Creek, Noonday Creek, and Little River all run through Woodstock.

Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment

Woodstock offers residents a variety of local small businesses, commercial shops, and restaurants, providing anything one might need. Woodstock is home to The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta, an outlet mall with a wide selection of well-known brands. For larger scale shopping, Atlanta is just 30 miles away. Woodstock is a close-knit community that is proud of their small-town vibe. The city hosts many festivals and events throughout the year.

Woodstock provides its residents with plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation. Olde Rope Mill Park offers a variety of activities, including fishing, nature trails, canoeing, and kayaking in Little River. The family-owned Berry Patch Farm has existed in Woodstock for decades. The farm offers a space where residents can hand pick blueberries during the warmer months.

Dixie Speedway, one of the larger tracks in Georgia, offers sports fans viewing of monster trucks, race cars, and motorcycles as they speed across the track.

Cost of Living & Taxes

The cost of living in Woodstock is higher than the state and national averages. Housing plays the largest role in raising the cost of living in Woodstock. Income tax can range from 1 percent to 6 percent, and Social Security is not taxed in Georgia. Sales tax is 6 percent in Woodstock, which is lower than the national average.

Health Care

Gallup’s Well-Being Index rates the state of Georgia and the city of Atlanta on the higher end of average.

There are a number of medical centers and hospitals in the Woodstock area for locals to choose from. Wellstar Kennestone Hospital, ranked No. 5 in the state by U.S. News, is in nearby Marietta. University Hospital and Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital, ranked No. 1 & No. 2 in the state, are located in Atlanta.

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