Georgia 55+ Living: 2 New Home Communities to see

Georgia 55+ Living: 2 New Home Communities to see

While the temperature outside may take some time to rise as winter leaves and spring arrives, the active adult real estate market in metro Atlanta is as hot as it can be. In fact, home buyers over the age of 55 have more options than ever when it comes to finding the perfect residence for their golden years. In fact, three local homebuilders in particular each have something new for those active adults who are looking for the right community to call home. From outstanding floor plans and exceptional interior and exterior features to fantastic onsite amenities galore, the offerings from these metro Atlanta developers should be the first to spring to mind if you’re in the market for your forever home.

Artisan Built Communities

Located in southern Paulding County, Heritage Pointe at The Georgian is one of Artisan Built Communities’ most coveted 55+ communities. An exclusive gated active adult neighborhood within the larger master-planned golf course community of The Georgian, Heritage Pointe has been recognized for offering a low-maintenance lifestyle in a serene setting that’s coupled with access to a host of big city conveniences, as Atlanta is only an hour’s drive away. Recently, Artisan Built announced presales for the newest phase within the active adult community, releasing 26 new home sites and three inventory homes, which together feature four of the homebuilder’s most popular floor plans.

Homes in the newest phase feature between 1,500 and 2,300 square feet of living space in an easy-to-navigate one-level living arrangement, including up to three bedrooms and three bathrooms depending on the chosen plan, as well as two-car garages. As with all Artisan Built homes, the beautifully crafted floor plans are flexible and offer an array of features that expand the living space, such as covered front or side patios and options for second-level living. The four floor plans available—The Monroe, The Rabun, The Chamblee and The Braselton—each boast trademarks like open and airy kitchens and great rooms, large owner’s suites, vaulted ceilings, optional fireplaces in several rooms, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and much more. Additionally, lawn care and maintenance service is part of the package.

Heritage Pointe itself is equally impressive, with a number of home sites located directly across from The Frog, which is recognized as one of the top golf courses in the State of Georgia. In addition, the community is a golf cart-friendly resort-style locale that not only includes access to the award-winning golf course, but also all of The Georgian’s amenities, including a water park with an Olympic-sized pool, a clubhouse, a tennis center and group activities—all designed to help residents maintain an active and healthy lifestyle year round. There are even playgrounds available for visiting grandchildren. And in the near future, an active adult-only amenity package will be available; ground has been broken on this private spot within Heritage Pointe, which will add an extra level of luxury for the community’s residents.

Interested home buyers are encouraged to add their names to the community’s interest list to learn more about upcoming opportunities and planned developments. VIP list members will be able to select their preferred home sites quickly to begin the homebuilding process. As Stephen Haines, president of Artisan Built Communities states, “This new phase at Heritage Pointe at The Georgian unlocks elegant and connected living for active adult home buyers.”

Lake Arrowhead

A gated mountain, lake and golf master-planned community located just outside of Canton, Lake Arrowhead has become one of the area’s most popular destinations for home buyers 55 and older, thanks in large part to its natural environment and outdoor appeal. At the heart of the community is a 540-acre lake with over 21 miles of shoreline, a marina, lakeside park and more. Over the years, the community has been honored with the prestigious “America’s 100 Best Places to Live” by Ideal Living Magazine and Top Master Planned Community in the Country by Private Communities.

According to Judie Woodall, a managing member of Strategic Real Estate Advisors, 2024 is chock full of new neighborhoods, new floor plans and new construction homes. To start, Lake Arrowhead’s highly sought-after model home, The Red Bud, is now available in the community’s newest neighborhood, Franklin Elm, a heavily wooded private enclave located in The Woodlands section of the community. The Red Bud floor plan, which comes courtesy of Majestic Lifestyle Builders, is spacious and boasts up to four bedrooms and three baths within 1,796 and 2,428 square feet of living space; it also features a private covered outdoor patio and a host of additional features and finishes. Franklin Elm could not be better for 55+ home buyers who want the perfect balance between serenity and activity, as the neighborhood is a quiet cul-de-sac of new construction ranch-style homes set on oversized wooded lots that offers access to everything that makes Lake Arrowhead one of the area’s most desired residential spots.

What’s more, Lake Arrowhead provides home buyers with access to an entire portfolio of homes, which are built by some of the metro Atlanta’s most prolific homebuilders, including John Wieland Homes, Rezide Properties and Majestic Lifestyle Builders. So whether you are looking for a master-on-the-main mountain cottage In Red Cloud Cabins starting in the mid-$300s, a single-family ranch home in Woodlands and Highlands Vista ranging from the $300s to the $600s or a newly designed maintenance-free golf villa that offers long range mountain and golf course views starting in the $400s, Lake ­Arrowhead has something for everyone. This includes the upcoming launch of two additional neighborhoods in 2024 built by Rezide Properties: Marina Parc Villas phase two will offer single-family master-on-main floor plans with expansive long-range lake and mountain views starting in the $800s, while the maintenance-free Waterview townhomes will also showcase lake and mountain views starting in the mid-$500s.

Lake Arrowhead invites home buyers to visit the community to learn about 2024 closing cost incentives, the interior renovation to the golf clubhouse that will be complete this spring, the new boat rental program with a new fleet of boats that is scheduled to launch this season and the additional trails that are being added to the existing 18 miles of hiking trails.

Traton Homes

The newest active adult community from Traton Homes is Courtyards at ­Traditions, conveniently located in bustling Cumming at the intersection of Majors Road and Highway 9 in Forsyth County. An enclave of 42 beautifully designed ranch-style homes, Courtyards brings vibrant living to the 55+ age-restricted community lifestyle. The homes, priced from the mid-$500s to $600s, feature everything from ample storage space and two- or three-car garages to 10-foot ceilings, gourmet kitchens with large islands, luxurious owner’s suites, bonus room options and much more, including optional basements and second-level living. Six distinctive floor plans are available for home buyers to consider, with each one featuring two bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths. All homes are completely customizable for each homeowner’s unique needs, with space available for a dedicated exercise space, a playroom for the grandchildren, a home studio for crafts and activities and much more. And, of course, lawn maintenance is included throughout the year.

The gem of every home, however, is the personal courtyard; according to Kimberly Garwood, director of marketing for Traton Homes, the courtyard serves as “an oasis for relaxation, but also as a versatile space for outdoor entertaining. Picture yourself slowly enjoying morning coffee and a pastry, hosting a gathering with friends or winding down from a busy day.”

Outside of the homes themselves, amenities are right around the corner at Courtyards at Traditions. With easy access to Georgia 400, the community offers access to the area’s finest shopping, dining and entertainment options, from the Big Green Parkway to The Collection at Forsyth, Avalon and North Point Mall. For outdoor enthusiasts, nearby Sawnee Mountain Preserve and Lake Lanier offer opportunities for adventure, from hiking and water sports to picnicking and birdwatching. Forsyth County’s reputation for golf courses, festivals and local attractions is well-earned, making it the perfect backdrop for a fulfilling retirement filled with active pursuits.

A decorated model home is now open for home buyers to peruse and consider, and presale opportunities are available to begin personalizing a home purchase. As Garwood notes, all of the homes at Courtyards at Traditions “offer more than just a place to live—they are gateways to a life of leisure and contentment, leaving ample time to pursue passions.”