If you are looking for a lifestyle change, whether it is retirement or just a new way of life, Thomasville is the perfect location. The national media consistently identifies Thomasville as one of the best places to retire in the nation. In 2005, CBS News/The Early Show singled out Thomasville as “outstanding in terms of climate, housing prices and entertainment opportunities.” US News & World Report called Thomasville “amenity rich for its small size.” Recently, USA Today featured Thomasville as a haven for retirement with its small-town appeal and our southern hospitality and cordial living landed Thomasville as one of the top 40 cities in the book, Retire in Style.
Regardless of whether you are looking for leisure living in a mild four-season environment, excellent shopping, dining and cultural activities with historic charm or world-class medical facilities, Thomasville has it all! A thriving small town like the ones you remember from your childhood, Thomasville is a place where you can escape the hustle and become part of a friendly community. Come for a visit and you may never want to leave!
From golfing to bird watching, Thomasville’s outdoor recreation includes two area golf courses, one private, one public; Birdsong Nature Center features educational programs on wildlife preservation along with bird watching trails and butterfly gardens; Myrtlewood Hunting Plantation offers championship sporting clay courses along with fishing and hunting. In addition, Cherokee Lake and Paradise Park provide a glimpse of the natural surroundings and rose gardens cherished by locals and visitors. The YMCA, with its three facilities, offers extensive programs designed for active adults, families and retirees.
Prefer to just relax and watch the world go by? Stroll through Thomasville's award-winning historic downtown or visit one of Thomasville’s famous landmarks, like The Big Oak. For lovers of the arts you will find the galleries and stage of Thomasville's Center for the Arts a place that showcases world-class talent. Here you can also apply your own talents through a variety of artistic workshops and programs. For those with a literary flair, Thomasville has a wealth of resources and groups for readers and writers alike!
If history is your passion, Thomasville is certainly the place for you! With a rich and notable past spanning hundreds of years, Thomasville is unique because of its preserved historical fabric. The Thomas County Museum of History offers a fascinating glimpse into the past and often presents lectures on outstanding historians. The Thomas County Genealogical Library gives the opportunity to trace family lineage.
For continuing education, Thomasville offers a range of classrooms. Archbold Hospital, in addition to its excellent care and diverse medical staff, sponsors periodic lectures by staff members. Thomas University, an accredited liberal arts university, offers courses for adults in addition to a full undergraduate and graduate degree program. Southwest Georgia Technical College offers Associate Degree Diplomas as well as Technical Certificate of Credit Programs in over 70 different program areas.
Like to stay busy helping others? Hands on Thomas County, founded in 2003, builds a sense of civic responsibility by bringing individuals, businesses, schools and organizations together through volunteer activities. Habitat for Humanity offers a great opportunity for a cross section of citizens with a desire for home improvement to build, renovate and make a dream a reality for some of our deserving residents. Thomasville Landmarks is dedicated to the preservation of historic buildings, some listed on the National Register of Historic Place, and welcomes talented individuals willing to give some time to restoration.
Whatever your lifestyle, you’ll find Thomasville accommodates it. So, come visit…and stay awhile!
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