I stared this site 14 years ago when I sold my business and at 58 years started looking at options for retirement and maybe moving to a new area. Maybe a slower pace and change of scenery. Moving from a city to a smaller town seemed like a good idea and sure enough at age 72 here I am at a Del Webb community in an area with several small towns in South Hall county in Northeast Georgia. Braselton, Flowery Branch, Hoschton are some of the towns in this area, all close to a bigger small town of Gainesville Georgia.
Using the Internet as much as possible to research your options, combined with some short trips to different towns to see what different areas offer, is the way to go.
I have another site that featured Active Adult Communities. Take a look.
I hope you find something that suits you as I did and enjoy your retirement!