[caption id="attachment_141" align="alignright" width="231" caption="Retirement Communities in Georgia"][/caption]From quiet country living to easygoing urban flair, retirement communities in Georgia offer something for every senior looking to retire to a place with a bit of diversity. As a low-cost-of-living state that boasts friendly neighborhoods, beautiful natural landscapes, and a variety of cultural, historical, and athletic interests, living in Georgia affords active seniors the chance to discover new pastimes, reignite old ones and enjoy the relaxation and peace of mind that retirement communities in Georgia have to offer.Why Retire to Georgia?Unlike retirement communities elsewhere, Georgia communities benefit from unique amenities like outdoor activities specifically beneficial to the older set, such as walking and golfing. In addition, Georgia boasts a lower cost of living than most retirement states, and a wide variety of pastimes that range from arts and culture to sports and entertainment.In fact, Georgia is home to several world-renowned attractions such as Centennial Olympic Park and the largest aquarium in the world—the Georgia Aquarium holds over 10 million gallons of water and houses hundreds of species as part of about 60 exhibits. Searching for retirement communities in Georgia can open the door for your loved ones to explore new and exciting experiences and enjoy the benefits of living near these and many other attractions for years to come.Communities to NoteLaurel Grove. Located in the quiet outskirts of Lawrenceville, just minutes away from Stone Mountain, Centennial Olympic Park and Vogel State Park, Laurel Grove is an ideal retirement spot for active seniors seeking to connect with the outdoors, whether their passion is walking, cycling, or simply nature watching. Its facilities feature various apartment floor plans to suit every need and lifestyle, 24-hour supervision and facilities and amenities that foster an independent lifestyle while at the same time providing residents with peace of mind.Pine Gate. Pine Gate is one of those retirement communities in Georgia that fully benefits from the seclusion of Macon's beautiful countryside. Its location affords residents opportunities to fully relax without dealing with the hustle and bustle of city life. Still, residents can enjoy great shopping, wonderful local attractions and world-famous historical sites, while also taking art, dance and educational classes. Some apartments include kitchenettes as part of their all-inclusive month-to-month rates.Riverplace. Riverplace is located in Columbus, Ga., an area characterized by its rich history and its museums. Shopping, dining and quality healthcare are readily accessible, and amenities at Riverplace, such as healthy and special diet meals, the hair salon, and a fitness center, place importance on the physical, mental and emotional well-being of residents. In fact, they can even bring their beloved pet companions to live in the facilities for a small fee.Alternatives for Seniors is a print and online directory that specifically caters to the senior housing and senior care concerns of senior citizens and their families since 1992. Contact us at 888-743-9928, or visit the Alternatives for Seniors website to begin searching for the perfect home for you or your loved ones. Also, be sure to join our Facebook community and follow us on Twitter.