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Overall, Fredericksburg,VA is age friendly. Because of its history, both pre-revolution and Civil War history, there are many things to do if you are retired. Historic downtown Fredericksburg is beautiful with many quaint shops and stores and historical buildings and houses.
Fredericksburg has many small and large businesses that hire part time and full time, and two large regional hospitals that can be used for healthcare and also volunteering if you are retired, but want to stay active. There are also many Doctors offices and healthcare clinics.
The Fredericksburg area also has many restaurants, theaters, stores and shopping centers, most of which are accessible via "FRED", which is a very inexpensive bus service offered to the Fredericksburg and surrounding areas. Other transportation options are available as well, for example, Uber and Lyft have many drivers in the area. All the Uber rides I have taken had friendly drivers, and many were older people driving to make money. There are also educational opportunities available through University of Mary Washington, and Germanna Community College.
in general, Fredericksburg is age friendly and a nice place to live or visit!
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How did Virginia earn the grade of B? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Virginia has a state sales tax of 5.30%. Of particular interest is that Virginia does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Virginia has an effective property tax rate of 0.79%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Virginia earned its state tax grade of B.
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