Retire in Auburn

Best Retirement City - Auburn

See why many believe that Auburn is the best city to retire

Tigers... No, we're not talking about the type of wildlife you have to look out for as a resident. We're talking about both the mascot of the University of Auburn, and the symbol of the town of Auburn: one of the fastest growing towns in the US in terms of population, GDP and employment growth. With warm weather, friendly taxes, and a low cost of living, it's no wonder Auburn is growing so fast. The city has a great communal culture, with most residents dedicated to the local athletics, especially Auburn football. Although the city itself isn't exactly a restaurant hotspot, Atlanta is less than two hours away for a night out or special occasion. Auburn has a variety of interesting neighborhoods, from Cary Creek in the heart of the city, to the old world European style homes of Barkley Crest. East Lake is another popular community with shopping, dining, and most importantly, close proximity to Auburn University! Click on the above tabs to learn more about what it's like to retire in Auburn.

City Highlights

  1. Low cost of living
  2. Highly educated
  3. Mild winters
  4. Auburn University culture
  5. Auburn University football

Potential Drawbacks

  1. Distance from skiing/beach
  2. Few hospitals within 25 miles
  3. Closest airport >40 miles away

At a glance



Median age:


Median Household Income:

$ 37,715

Nearest City with Population of 200k+:

Montgomery, AL

Population Growth Last 3 Years




Age Breakdown (%)

  • 55 and under
  • 55 to 64 years
  • 65 to 74 years
  • Over 75

Gender breakdown over 65 years (%)

  • Men
  • Women


Closest Airport:

Columbus Metropolitan Airport

Distance to Closest Airport:


Closest Major Airport:

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Distance to Closest Major Airport:


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