Thanks to the beautiful weather, fall is one of the most active seasons in metro Atlanta. There really is no better time to get out there and enjoy the spectacular vistas and breathe in the fresh air that the season ushers in during these last few months of the year. And while there are so many destinations in and around Atlanta where you can savor fall, finding great activities and programming is often as easy as walking outside your front door—especially when you live in one of the area’s active adult communities. From outdoor amenities like hiking trails and golf courses to classes that allow you to spend time with your neighbors while learning something new, these 55+ communities truly offer something for everyone. So set out on a fall afternoon adventure and check out your options. You might just find the perfect community to call home as 2018 draws to a close.
Soleil Laurel Canyon
102 High Mountain Trace
Canton, GA 30114
Soleil Laurel Canyon offers a resort lifestyle filled with premium programming for Soleil residents. The community boasts a full-time lifestyle director and team that plans family-friendly events in the community throughout the year, such as musical programs, theater troupes and pool parties. Fall is the perfect time for setting out along Soleil’s onsite hiking trails for a cool afternoon exploring with grandchildren of all ages. Soleil’s clubhouse is the perfect place for get-togethers with friends visiting in the community; guests can enjoy clubhouse features like the billiards room and library and can even register to accompany residents to sports activities such as pickleball and tennis. Whatever you are in the mood for, Soleil Laurel Canyon has free time with family and friends covered this season.
2419 Lake Arrowhead Drive
Waleska, GA 30183
There’s something special about the lake and mountains—something serene, peaceful and transforming. And when you add one of the most pristine lakes in the Southeast, you redefine mountain, lake and golf living. You’ll fall in love with Lake Arrowhead’s 540-acre, crystal clear lake with 21 miles of shoreline that sits as the centerpiece of the property. The community’s lifestyle director has the pleasure of providing an exciting array of activities and events for owners year-round. Residents can enjoy lake tours at sunset, as well as the community’s lakeside park, which features grills, oversized swings and more. World-class amenities include a championship golf course, tennis facility, pickleball courts, swimming pools and championship bass fishing. Hike along eight miles of neighborhood trails or enjoy an afternoon of horseback riding. The community regularly hosts outdoor concerts, cooking classes, drive-in movies under the stars, golf tournaments, wine tastings and health and wellness classes, just to name a few. For these reasons and more, Lake Arrowhead has become the perfect “staycation” for homeowners and their families.
NatureWalk at Seven Hills
76 Seven Hills Blvd
Dallas, GA 30132
Say you live in NatureWalk. And, let’s say this particular weekend you have family or friends coming over for a visit. What shall you do to entertain? The answer is easy. At NatureWalk, you can choose biking, walking or hiking through miles of extraordinary nature trails that wind through the Pumpkinvine Creek River Basin. Or, gather vegetables from the community garden and follow that up with a riverside picnic. Looking for something a little more active? How about tennis, basketball or volleyball? And you can always head over to the community clubhouse to connect with neighbors or enjoy the beautiful weather as you drive along the community’s delightful golf cart paths.
150 Cottage Hill Road
Carrollton, GA 30177
Situated on the historic Brown’s Farm property in Carrollton, Windmill Park earns its name from the original farm windmill standing on the site in remembrance of the land’s heritage. The picturesque community of ranch homes, which is the newest offering from Traton Homes, strives for a small-town feel, where neighbors greet each other on sidewalk strolls, enjoy light-hearted fun on bocce or pickleball courts and gather in the quaint pocket parks dotting the development. A community clubhouse serves as the central point for social events, while walking trails beckon peaceful exploration and encourage wandering over to the nearby Carrollton Greenbelt.