Retire in Valdosta, GA

Livability Score
45
** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
Total Population
56324
Median Househould Income
29828
Median Age
26.6
65 Years and Over
5815
Median Home Value
127800
Unemployed
4021
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. GG'S Southern Kitchen

I found this place on Yelp as my friends and I were road tripping home from ATL. We were hungry and were craving some authentic Southern cooking so we...

2. Tandoor

Don't judge a book by its cover. We did and almost didn't eat here. The outside of the resturaunt is run down but don't let it fool you. We ended up...

3. Sam's Carry Out BBQ

The only thing better than Sam's barbecue is Sam himself. Sam's shining personality and warm heart for the community Valdosta is evident in the wonderful...

4. Steel Magnolias

Well deserved perfect score, and absolutely worth a diversion from the highway for an excellent lunch. The place exudes high-end class and sophistication in...

5. 306 North

Cannot find a reason to not go with the big five. Had a great time with the servers. Loved the spunk of the top floor patio. Everything, everything we had...

Golf
1. Francis Lake Golf Course

I had a great time playing here. The lake comes into play on a few holes but you shouldn't lose a dozen golf balls. The greens were faster than I expected...

2. Stone Creek Golf

Semi private golf club and gated community convenient to I-75 with a fun and challenging 18 holes. Dr. Young Tillman and his boys built this one themselves...

3. Moody Quiet Pines

Great breakfast here very busy long lines but move very quick. Food is very good and prices are very reasonable Nice little golf course to.

Active
1. Anytime Fitness

My favorite gym in Valdosta! Erika and Adam ( owners) always take great care of their members. Always clean!! Nice equipment! I love the 24-hour access...

2. Crossfit Valdosta

This is a great gym. You will be pushed to your limit every day. Trebor is an awesome coach and he definitely pushes you harder and harder each time. I...

3. Freedom Park

We decided to take the day off and go hiking... unfortunately two of the three parks we picked were flooded! At the last minute, I found this place on...

4. Reed Bingham State Park

I come to walk the trails. Love the nature walks. I havent come to fish yet, but one day. You do need a parking pass which is cheap. Great for kids. They...

5. Wild Adventures Theme Park

Great experience! We went on a Friday from about 2pm-7:30 and there were no lines for any rides all day. All of the employees we encountered were super...

Arts
1. The Mill Pizza Buffet & Games

Amazing experience, we took our niece here for lunch on her 8th birthday and all had a fantastic time! The staff was helpful and had wonderful customer...

2. Jump'n Jacks 4 Kidz

Great place to take the kids and let them run and jump until they are tired :) It is full of inflatable bounce houses and slides. Owner Ben Schnake has made...

3. Horse Creek Winery

They had plenty of choices of wine to meet your taste buds. You so need to pay $6 for 5 small samples. I think they were 1/2 ounce but you get to take your...

4. Wild Adventures Theme Park

Great experience! We went on a Friday from about 2pm-7:30 and there were no lines for any rides all day. All of the employees we encountered were super...

5. The Squirrel's Nest

Doug Carter started decorating and selling furniture over 15 years ago with Carter and Company Furniture. He quickly became the best decorator and expanded...

Shopping
1. Publix Super Markets

Passing through Valdosta and I needed a reliable grocery store to pick up some snacks, baby items, and lunch. This Publix met all my expectations. The...

2. T3 Outdoors

T3 is a family owned and run small business in Valdosta. The service is great and the prices are even better. I trust T3 with outfitting my family for...

3. Santana Scissor

My favorite! Had two scissors and thinning shears sharpened! Literally like new! Anthony is the most fabulous person as well!!! Thank you so much for always...

4. The Flower Gallery

It's rare to receive such great customer service. I ordered an arrangement for my mother's birthday (same day delivery). The price was a little high,...

5. Hogan's Pharmacy

Love the fact that will deliver medicine to my office!! They have been my pharmacy for over 20 years because i know and trust the staff there. They also...

Health
1. Advanced Dental Care

ADC is the best dentists in town! The staff rocks your socks, and always makes the whole visit freaking awesome. I've been going here for years now and they...

2. Valdosta Family Medicine

I really can't say enough about the care I've received at this practice. My first visit was the day I discovered that Convenient Care had closed, and I had...

3. Care Medical & Chiropractic Center

Dr Moorman has a great office and a great staff! They are always very helpful and professional. They always work me into their busy schedule! I trust...

4. Valdosta Family Dentistry

This is the best dentist office I have ever been to in my life. Dr. Black and his staff are excellent. Very professional and friendly. They know what they...

5. Brian Griner MD

The convenience of the walk in clinic is great!! It is easy to schedule an appointment with the office. I have never had any problem getting my thyroid meds...

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