Frugal and Friendly Places to Retire in the US

36. Augusta, Georgia

Augusta, Georgia skyline at dusk
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Augusta — best known as the site of the annual Masters Golf Tournament — is a Southern gem that sets a high standard for retirement living. The weather is warm and beautiful, and the crime rate is low.

The town is rich in Southern history, and it offers a wide variety of shopping and nightlife options. The area has a median household income of about $42,600.

The area is known for its top-notch health care, including medical centers that focus exclusively on women's health.