This area is home to several top-notch senior living and retirement communities and with recent data showing Georgia ranking as one of the fastest growing and most attractive places for those 55 years and older, it’s a great fit! According to BankRate.com and MarketWatch.com, metro Atlanta is a great place to live because of its mild winters, beautiful architecture, abundance of culinary experiences and activities that reflect plenty of Southern charm. Another feature is also what the 55-plus communities themselves offer residents — lavish pools, private courtyards, golf, tennis and swimming, indoor features like high countertops, low-maintenance landscaping and neighborhood social events that allow residents to socialize and enjoy the golden years with friends, just to name a few.
Below is more information about what some of metro Atlanta’s best 55-plus communities offer their residents, in addition to the great amenities someone might consider if they are looking to relocate to this area.
Seven Hills, Dallas
One way to describe Seven Hills is “resort living.” Located approximately 45 minutes northwest of Atlanta, this development boasts three living sections that cater specifically to active adults: The Villas at Blackberry Run, Windsong at Seven Hills and Windsong Manor. The neighborhoods contain single-family detached ranch homes with zero-step entries and include private courtyards maintained by he homeowners. “The features of the home themselves are amenities,” says Carrie Roeger with Windsong Properties. Blackberry Run and Windsong include a clubhouse specifically for active adults with catering kitchens and a game room, a great room and an exercise room. Sidewalks and front porches from which neighbors can wave to each other also inspires a cozy and comfortable environment. Outside of the home, this master-planned community showcases a 13-acre water park with a junior Olympic swimming pool, infinity pools, and a super saucer slide. Residents may also take advantage of the clubhouse, tennis, basketball and volleyballs courts, walking paths, outdoor amphitheater and community garden. The community also has a full-time activities director and tennis pro on staff to make your living experience even more fulfilling.
Soleil Laurel Canyon, Canton
This secluded and unique community is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, or about an hour from Downtown Atlanta, and is a perfect match for active adults seeking a carefree resort lifestyle. Soleil Laurel Canyon has eight floor plans it offers residents, all of which can be customized in their design gallery to meet the needs and desires of every resident. The neighborhood also features maintenance-free living, with lawn care, in-home security monitoring and cable TV included in a month’s homeowner’s association fee. At Soleil, there’s also a niche for everyone — use of its 28,000-square foot clubhouse, an arts and crafts center, gourmet teaching kitchen, theatre and performing arts center and fitness center, in addition to a full social calendar of happenings to keep residents entertained year round. Outdoors, residents are invited to enjoy walking trails, a lake, tennis and pickle ball courts, a pool, bocce ball and so much more. Outside the community, residents can catch a movie or musical, or visit the local museums in Waleska or Woodstock. Canton also offers and an array of shopping and dining options and Soleil is just a short drive from fishing, boating and swimming at Lake Allatoona or Carter’s Lake.
The Georgia Club, Statham
The Georgia Club is the state’s premier golf and country club community. Nestled on 1,500 acres that cover parts of Oconee and Barrow counties, it is currently home to nearly 300 families. Conveniently located within 12 miles of Athens and less than 50 miles from metro Atlanta, The Georgia Club also offers easy access to two of Georgia’s most vibrant cities. The community features a traditional Southern architectural style and nostalgic streetscapes set against a backdrop of rolling green hills, towering hardwood trees and the fairways of the golf course. With a variety of homes attractively priced from the high $200,000’s and up, preferred builders and strict architectural controls ensure that the character and quality of the community is preserved. The Georgia Club features 27 holes of championship golf, as well as a state-of-the-art fitness center and tennis facilities. In addition, residents are treated to a wide variety of social events throughout the year, including wine dinners, golf tournaments, special holiday brunches, lectures, seasonal events, junior sports camps, ladies luncheons, holiday activities and more.