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Athens, Georgia

Address: 507 Woodhaven Way
Price: $187,900
Square feet: 1,663
Price per square foot: $113

Spacious and sunny, this brick end-unit condo includes two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Walking into the home, there's a covered entry that leads to a foyer. The living room has a fireplace. In the dining room, you'll find a bay window. And the sunroom at the back leads to a private, enclosed patio. The kitchen has custom cabinetry, standard appliances and solid surface countertops.

This condo is located in Woodhaven, in what is called a Naturally Occurring Retirement Community. So while there's no age restriction, most residents are retirement age or close to it. Exterior maintenance, trash pick-up and landscaping are included in the $200-per-month condo fee. There's also an optional $300 per year membership for the homeowners' association, which gets you access to the pool, park and tennis courts. In Athens, you'll enjoy the culture of a college town and a good state tax climate, notes Forbes.

Carolyn Abney; Keller Williams Realty; 706-316-2900

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