Augusta, Ga.: A Great Small City for Retiring in Good Health

This city known for the Masters golf tournament appeals to many -- from sports enthusiasts to nature lovers.

Augusta, Georgia, USA skyline on the Savannah River.
(Image credit: Sean Pavone)

Population: 197,182

Cost of living: 89.3 (national median: 100)

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Sandra Block
Senior Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Block joined Kiplinger in June 2012 from USA Today, where she was a reporter and personal finance columnist for more than 15 years. Prior to that, she worked for the Akron Beacon-Journal and Dow Jones Newswires. In 1993, she was a Knight-Bagehot fellow in economics and business journalism at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She has a BA in communications from Bethany College in Bethany, W.Va.