If you retire to Thomasville, know that this city stands out as one of the cheapest places to retire to, and one of the most diversified cities in the US.
Among the annual events and festivals this town has to offer are: concert series; cultural center; live theater; antique shows; lecture series; auctions; the Thomasville Rose Show and Festival; Plantation Ball; golf; Bird festival; market days; music and drama; peacock festival; fall festival; agricultural fair; plantation wildlife arts festival; annual chicken pilau dinner; Christmas parade; Christmas Candlelight tour and Old South Day.
Over 100 years ago, Thomasville was touted as one of the most fashionable places in the world to visit. During the Victorian era, many wealthy northern socialites and pleasure seekers traveled by rail to enjoy this city as their grand winter resort.
Attracted to the life of South Georgia, many made their winter home and built winter cottages there. Today, more than fifty of these grand historic homes still grace its streets. You can the same experience if you retire in this beautiful city.
One of the many attractions is the Rose Garden, which encompasses more than 500 individual rose bushes. Imagine! Thomasville's mighty and majestic 323-year-old oak tree stands as one of the show spots of the city and one of the marvels of nature. This oak tree is wider than the Niagara Falls is deep, and is the largest live oak tree east of the Mississippi. In addition, there are 565 acres of lush fields, forests, and swamp which provide a pristine haven for birds and other native wildlife.
Sometimes, it’s the simple things in life we treasure most. When you retire to Thomasville not only offers affordable housing, but a great climate as well. With a large variety of restaurants, offering a diverse cuisine, you will never run out of places to dine or take in the special ambiance this city has to offer.