“It is always wonderful for Rome and Floyd County to be recognized for its outstanding quality of life,” said Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce Chairman Jimmy Byars, Hardy Realty. “With Rome and Floyd County’s lifestyle that appeals to all ages, quality medical facilities, a beautiful downtown in the picturesque Northwest Georgia foothills and affordable housing options, I truly believe Rome and Floyd County has something special to offer our senior community and recent retirees.”
Where to Retire magazine is the only magazine in America geared toward helping people with retirement relocation decisions. According to the magazine’s website, the publication introduces people to, “America’s most idyllic retirement towns, unveil undiscovered havens, and tout tax heavens.”
Where to Retire Editor Annette Fuller said Rome and Floyd County appeals to retirees for more reasons than just financial perks.
“It’s hard to believe that the words ‘tax’ and ‘friendly’ could be used in the same headline, which is why we compiled these eight cities, including Rome, that deliver the goods for retirees without heavy taxation. Cultural opportunities, lifelong-learning classes, outdoor fun, entertainment, dining options – or whatever is important to you in retirement – doesn’t have to be sacrificed for lower taxes,” Fuller said.
According to Where to Retire Magazine, each year, 700,000 Americans relocate to new towns to retire. Generally, relocating retirees are healthier, better educated and more affluent than those who choose to not relocate. They bring significant economic benefits to their new states and hometowns. Nationally, two dozen states and hundreds of towns seek to attract retirees as a source of economic development.
“Rome and Floyd County prides itself as being a wonderful community to live, work and play,” added Mr. Byars. "Our community is a wonderful family-oriented place where young professionals can come and raise a family, and it’s also a wonderful place to stay, get involved and retire.”