Good news: Columbus is a hot spot for grannies and geezers who want to get it on.
U.S. News & World Report has named Columbus one of the “Top 10 Places for Swinging Single Seniors to Retire.”
At www.usnews.com, it reports that nearly half of Americans age 65 or older are single. To help them find the hottest hangouts for hooking up, it got a demographer to find the cities with the most single seniors, then used a search tool for the best places to retire.
The other nine cities that popped out were Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Memphis, Tenn.; Milford, Conn.; Providence, R.I.; Quincy, Mass.; Reno, Nev.; Santa Fe, N.M.; Santa Rosa, Calif.; and Towson, Md.
One advantage here: Old-school romantics can go back to class. “Retiring to a college town such as Providence, R.I., or Columbus, Ga., gives you plenty of ideas to seek help with your homework or to discuss the week’s reading over coffee,” says U.S. News.
It says our median income for those age 55-75 is $39,246 and our sales tax is 7 percent. But that tax dropped 1 percent Jan. 1, so the good news just keeps getting better.