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Where to Retire in Cumming and Home Prices

There are a number of active adult communities in the Cumming area (see Cumming Active Communities link above). The median home value of a home here was $285,000 in late 2017, according to Zillow.

What is special about Cumming

Cumming has a rich history thanks to its gold mining past.  The area attracts people from Atlanta who want to escape the hassle of the city.  There are a large number of shopping areas, excellent medical centers.  There are many paved hiking trails and many excellent modern parks and recreation areas.  Roads are relatively good with many four-lane parkways to facilitate easy travel.  The Georgia 400 goes through Forsyth county connecting Cumming with the downtown Atlanta area and outer 285 beltway.

What is not special about Cumming

If you are not the outdoors-type, you may not find much to do in Cumming.  The GA 400 highway is frequently at a standstill, making downtown Atlanta and Airport drives lengthy and frustrating.

Climate and Physical Environment

Median January temperature is 40 degrees.  Average Summer highs are in the low 90's.  The rainy season is December through April.  The county is hilly with many forests and greenbelts.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The city holds the Cumming Country Fair & Festival every October.  The variety of restaurants is endless, with all the large chain restaurants represented, as well as hundreds of independent and ethnic restaurants available.

Crime

The crime rate is slightly above the national average.

Medical facilities

Northside Hospital Forsyth provides acute care for Cumming, with many large medical institutions 35 miles away in Atlanta.

Transportation

Amtrak is 19 miles away in Gainesville.  The nearest airport is 50 miles away in Atlanta.

Valuable Links

City of Cumming

Forsyth County statistics (salary, population, crime, etc.)

Forsyth County (Wikipedia Entry)

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