Community Focus: Mountain Crest
In the shadows of the peaceful north Georgia mountains and close to Forsyth County’s top schools, shopping and restaurants and just five miles from GA 400, Lennar Atlanta has unveiled Mountain Crest, a beautiful master-planned community with eight distinct neighborhoods and multi-million dollar resort-style amenities.
In December 2015, the Georgia division of Lennar, Lennar Atlanta – who is the second largest homebuilder in the U.S. – purchased 443,438 acres in Forsyth County, of which 150 acres are designated as open space.
“We just couldn’t pass on this beautiful property,” said Lennar Atlanta’s Director of Sales Patti Dunn. “Our land development team did a great job planning homesites primarily in the natural pasture areas, while saving much of the wooded areas as open space. Our vision for Mountain Crest is a master-planned resort lifestyle community that offers a variety of home styles and price points – a gorgeous and welcoming community where nearly anyone can find a home that suits their needs.”
Lennar Atlanta’s thoughtful design for Mountain Crest highlights its beautiful natural surroundings while it exhibits the company’s environmental sensitivity. The top homebuilder will take great care throughout each building phase to respect the existing slope of the land and minimize impact to streams and creeks. Lennar Atlanta estimates that construction will be completed in seven to 10 years.
When finished, Mountain Crest’s 674 homesites will include 117 townhomes, 92 single level living, and 465 single-family homes. Currently, 24 homes are being built, with some ready for immediate move-in. “Lennar Atlanta is one of Forsyth County’s prime homebuilders. We have set a new standard for family living here,” Dunn said. “Our construction is top notch, our neighborhoods are in great locations, and the amenities that we offer are just not found in many other new home neighborhoods in the area.”
Mountain Crest delights with its winding lanes, wide sidewalks, quiet cul-de-sacs, scenic wooded views and truly fabulous amenities including the huge clubhouse, pool, waterslide, six lighted tennis courts and so much more.
Multi-Million Dollar Amenities
Mountain Crest offers year-round resort-style living and includes multi-million dollar amenities for its residents:
- 8,000 square foot clubhouse with rooms for activities, clubs and social events
- Six lighted tennis courts and a viewing pavilion
- Four pickleball courts
- Junior Olympic swimming pool, waterslide and other water features
- Children’s playground
- A central Village Green (about the size of a football field) for games, picnics, concerts and open air gatherings, plus gardens, walking paths and benches
- Pocket parks in each neighborhood
- Extensive landscaping including tree-lined streets throughout
- In certain neighborhoods, residents will be able to enjoy garden beds, a smaller neighborhood clubhouse or a dedicated pool.
Eight different neighborhoods
Within Mountain Crest’s expansive masterplan, there will be six different family-friendly neighborhoods, with stand-alone homes on 60-, 75- and 90-foot lots. The first of these is Horseman’s Run, a welcoming neighborhood with two-story traditional homes, perfect for growing families who appreciate Forsyth’s highly-ranked public schools. The area also offers a number of well-regarded private schools and academies, while there are many arts organizations that bring culture and entertainment to the area.
Mountain Crest has also started selling homes in the gated active adult neighborhood of Bridlewood at Mountain Crest, a collection of single-level homes that are designed for easy living. Elegant, well-designed single-story homes in this gated neighborhood start from the low $300s. The spacious, low-maintenance homes include gourmet entertaining kitchens, roomy lofts for a hobby area or visiting family members, plenty of storage space and smart home wiring.
In Carriage Cove, eighteen charming homes with rear-alley load garages are situated in a crescent around the expansive central Village Green.
Stablegate at Mountain Crest, a vibrant townhome community, will be open for sale in late 2017, and other Mountain Crest neighborhoods will soon follow.
The wide variety of homes and townhomes in Mountain Crest will range from the mid $200s to the $600s.
Dunn notes that the thoughtful design of Mountain Crest, its wide selection of homes and the magnificent amenities raise the bar for living in booming Forsyth.
“Today’s buyers definitely want the top quality finishes and floorplans we offer, and they also like our Everything’s Included® plan. With Everything’s Included, Lennar is able to deliver tremendous value by simply including those features that are most desirable, while simultaneously removing the hassles, headaches and guesswork from the home-buying process. Our national purchasing power enables us to provide all these great features at the best possible value.”
Top Forsyth County Location
Forsyth County is located about 40 miles northeast of Atlanta and has grown rapidly over the last decade thanks to commercial and recreational opportunities – and because of the area’s well-built, well-priced housing. Forsyth has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the best places in America to get ahead for its excellent public schools and easy access to Atlanta and its world-class airport.
With many opportunities to enjoy nearby Lake Lanier and the north Georgia mountains, Forsyth has drawn many families and businesses. There are more than 15 parks in the county, including Sawnee Mountain Preserve, which consists of 963 acres of green space, hiking trails and an interactive visitors’ center; and the Big Creek Greenway, a 6.8-mile, 12-foot boardwalk and concrete path that is popular with cyclists, runners, and young families.
Since opening its Georgia headquarters in July 2010, Lennar Atlanta has built over 2,500 new homes in more than 50 communities throughout Georgia. To learn about new homes in other communities throughout the metro Atlanta area offered by Lennar Atlanta, call 404.931.7462 or visit lennar.com.