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After basking in the sun this summer—and oftentimes trying to figure out how to escape the Southern heat and humidity—autumn in metro Atlanta can be quite refreshing. It is a beautiful time of year to enjoy what the area has to offer. That’s especially true for the area’s active adult communities and what they have in store for residents, which may include guided nature hikes along beautiful paths that line clear creeks, pickleball on a specially designed court at an activities center or even planting a fall garden with neighbors and friends who may come to visit. On the following pages, learn more about several local active adult communities that offer an array of amenities that are perfect to enjoy this season.
2419 Lake Arrowhead Drive
Waleska, GA 30183
From pontoon boating and kayaking to golf and a sport court, Lake Arrowhead in Waleska is a perfect spot for fun and relaxation this fall. Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the community features a 540-acre lake surrounded by walking, jogging and hiking trails, allowing you to take in the breathtaking fall foliage throughout the season from either on the land or out on the water. It also boasts the Highlands golf course, where you can get a refreshing start to your day out on the links. Or, spend a cool day at Red Cloud Park or Great Festival Park, conveniently located on the property.
Lake Arrowhead recently completed a new neighborhood, Sanctuary Cove, which reflects lakeside living at its finest. It also launched the Premier Homesite Sales Program, which allows homebuyers who may still be a few years away from retirement to secure their dream home in advance. And whether new homeowners are one or five years away from retirement, they can begin to enjoy the amenities offered while also building relationships with future neighbors and friends. According to Judie Woodall, Managing Member of Strategic Real Estate Advisors with Lake Arrowhead, “ are interested in choices that make sense for their today life with the opportunity to map out their future with a little more certainty.”
NatureWalk at Seven Hills
76 Seven Hills Blvd.
Dallas, GA 30132
NatureWalk at Seven Hills, which is located about 45 minutes northwest of Atlanta, is a large master-planned community comprised of three unique neighborhoods, including an active adult community that’s perfect for empty nesters. The rolling hills that surround the area are stunning and offer an abundance of nature trails perfect for hiking, biking and walking. Golf cart paths also enhance the community, connecting neighbors and providing quick access to amenities, such as two clubhouses, a community garden, a dog park, tennis center, playground, resort-style water park, volleyball court, an amphitheater, pickleball and so much more.
Soleil Laurel Canyon
102 High Mountain Trace
Canton, GA 30114
Tucked away in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains in Canton and just a short drive from Atlanta, Soleil Laurel Canyon is a place where empty nesters can enjoy an array of recreation, culture and entertainment. With a full event calendar year round boasting more than 50 onsite social clubs and activity groups, fall is no different. There are Friday Night Movies for residents to enjoy and Monday Night Football for those who can’t wait to cheer on their favorite NFL teams, as well as bocce ball, dance classes and a speaker series, just to name a few, all of which can be found at the community’s 30,000-square-foot clubhouse. What’s more, for those who love to play golf during the fall months, The Fairways of Canton golf course is located just outside the gates of the community. You can even spend time at Soleil’s community garden and greenhouse, taking in the bounty that fall brings. Regardless of what you are passionate about, you’re sure to find something to enjoy at Soleil Lauren Canyon and bond with residents and neighbors who become longtime friends.
Timberbrook by Lennar
Sharpsburg, GA 30277
Timberbrook by Lennar has just recently started welcoming home buyers to design a dream home in the community, having opened its beautifully decorated model homes and 5,000-square-foot amenity center on September 7. The latter features a card room, a fitness center, a full kitchen, an outdoor pool, a grill and a flower garden, among other amenities that are ideal for use during the fall season. “Many have said they love the feel of living in a resort-style community that features many amenities, from swim, tennis and pickleball to gardening and special events—all right outside their door,” says Heidi Schneider, Marketing Manager with Lennar Atlanta. “Our 55+ active adult community offers something for everyone.”
Social events and clubs are still being established for future homeowners in this community, but Schneider believes it will be a perfect fit for those 55 and older who are looking for a peaceful place to call home and truly enjoy a simpler life during their golden years. She states, “This age group wants to remain active, social and connected while living in a home that meets their needs now and in the future.”