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  • The Springs at Sterling on The Lake by Jim Chapman, Flowery Branch, Georgia

    Posted Under: General Area in Flowery Branch, Home Buying in Flowery Branch  |  March 18, 2012 8:08 AM  |  2,043 views  |  No comments

    Springs at Sterling on the Lake, Georgia

    Springs at Sterling on The Lake is a Jim Chapman community in Flowery Branch, Georgia.  This elegant community of just 275 homes is open to residents of all ages yet is very appealing to the discerning active adult homebuyer. Its low maintenance homes offer residents the opportunity to spend their free time enjoying the scenic community, wonderful amenities and area attractions.

    The Springs is located within the larger master planned community of Sterling on The Lake. It is set on 1,000 acres of rolling terrain about 45 minutes from Atlanta. Sparkling lakes, waterfalls and streams dot the community landscape with 200 acres of open space highlighted with scenic trails for biking or walking.

    The Springs portion of the community opened in 2011 and today offers new construction homes priced from the high $100’s to the mid $300’s. Interested homebuyers can choose from seven single family floor plans sized from 1,700 to 2,900 square feet. Optional features include a loft space, 3-car garage, basement, spacious backyard space, screened porch with fireplace and more. High quality craftsmanship is featured throughout with details such as masonry exteriors, vaulted ceilings, custom wood trim, gourmet kitchens, spa-like master baths and ample storage space.  

    Residents of The Springs at Sterling on The Lake will enjoy their own private collection of amenities once completed. In the meantime, they are able to utilize all the amenities with the larger Sterling on The Lake community. An 8,000 square foot clubhouse offers a fitness center, a stadium seating movie-theater, a relaxing social gathering space with a cozy fireplace and a catering kitchen. Outdoors there are multiple swimming pools including a competition style pool with a waterfall and infinity edge, a free-form pool with a zero-entry edge and for children, a wading pool complete with a pint-sizes water slide. Other outdoor features include eight lighted tennis courts, a basketball court, a two-acre village lawn, a covered pavilion and four playgrounds.

    With 75 acres of water throughout the community, residents are encouraged to enjoy catch and release fishing or water activities such as canoeing and kayaking. Residents can take advantage of complimentary rentals for these activities. Future plans call for a private clubhouse to be built within The Springs portion of the community. This facility will have another outdoor swimming pool and recreation area.

    Although this is not an age-restricted active adult community, it is very appealing to the active adult homebuyer thanks to its low-maintenance lifestyle, beautiful scenic setting, quality built homes and social lifestyle. Professional lawn care and landscape is included and there is an activities director on-hand coordinating special events and social gatherings.

    With so much to enjoy inside the community it’s easy to spend most of your time relaxing the days away enjoying the beautiful waterfront views. The town of Flowery Branch itself offers several outdoor amenities including golf courses, parks and landmarks as well as everyday conveniences including shopping centers, restaurants, grocery stores, banks and more. The Mall of Georgia is about 15 minutes away and Atlanta is just 45 miles from the community.

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  • The Springs at Sterling on The Lake, Flowery Branch, Georgia

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Flowery Branch  |  November 8, 2011 8:26 AM  |  2,474 views  |  No comments
    The Springs at Sterling on The Lake, Flowery Branch, GeorgiaSterling on The Lake is a fabulous master-planned community in Flowery Branch, Georgia, 45 minutes northeast of Atlanta. Within this sprawling community on 1,000 acres sits a small enclave of 275 single-family homes by Jim Chapman Communities known as The Springs at Sterling on The Lake. Residents of all ages enjoy the low-maintenance living at this unique resort-style community boasting 200 acres of open spaces and lovely nature features including lakes, streams and waterfalls.

    Homes in this intimate sized community are attractively priced from the high $100’s to the mid $300’s.  There are seven floor plans to choose from, all of which are single-family designs sized from 1,700 to 2,900 square feet. Many offer options such as wooded home sites, outdoor living spaces, masonry exteriors, second-story loft spaces, basements and 3-car garages. Homebuyers appreciate the high-end touches such as gourmet kitchens with custom cabinetry and state-of-the-art appliances, zero-step garage entries, wider doorways, screened porches with fireplaces and much more. Numerous options are available to personalize each floor plan to create the perfect retirement destination.

    Amenities at The Springs are centered around an 8,000 square foot clubhouse. Features include a fitness center, gathering room, catering kitchen and a movie theater with stadium seating. Outdoors there are sports courts for tennis and basketball plus playgrounds perfect for the grandkids. There is a wonderful outdoor pavilion playing host to community concerts and a fabulous swimming pool.  The zero-entry edge, competition pool features a waterfall and infinity edge plus there is a wading pool for children with a water slide and a water park.

    Throughout the community are 75 acres of lakes, all of which offer catch and release fishing with complimentary rentals of rowboats, canoes and kayaks. There are also miles of wide sidewalks perfect for walking, jogging or bike riding. Future plans call for a private outdoor swimming pool and recreation center reserved just for residents of The Springs portion of the community.

    Although The Springs is not an age-restricted 55+ community, it does feature everything you’ve come to expect from an active adult resort-style community complete with fantastic amenities, low-maintenance homes and a full-time activities director. Residents enjoy a wide variety of special events, classes and social gatherings. Within the community and within the area residents enjoy wonderful shopping, retail spaces, recreation and everyday conveniences. Gainesville, Buford and the Mall of Georgia are all less than 15-minutes from the community while Atlanta is just 45 miles away.  

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  • Cresswind at Lake Lanier, Gainesville, Georgia

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Gainesville  |  March 26, 2011 3:27 PM  |  2,744 views  |  No comments
    Cresswind at Lake Lanier, GeorgiaAbout 45 minutes outside Atlanta, Georgia is the tranquil active adult community known as Cresswind at Lake Lanier. The gated community, for residents age 55 and better, is located in the scenic town of Gainesville, Georgia on the shores of Lake Lanier. Almost half of the entire community has been designated a wildlife sanctuary by the National Audubon Society. The neighboring Blue Ridge Mountains offer amazing vistas and an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities. An ideal year-round climate ensures it’s always a good time to spend time in the great outdoors.

    The amenities at Cresswind Lake Lanier will be centered a brand new 36,000 square foot clubhouse. Earlier this year construction began on the $8 million plus facility. Plans call for an impressive line-up of amenities including a state-of-the-art fitness center with aerobics studio for group fitness classes, an indoor lap pool, hobby and game rooms, large party room, learning center with WiFi Internet access, demonstration kitchen and more. Outdoors there will be a resort-style swimming pool, tennis courts, bocce ball, pickleball, horseshoes and miles of trails for walking or biking. The completion of the Cresswind community clubhouse is highly anticipated!

    In the meantime, residents can simply enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors. This unique Georgia active adult community is set on 692 miles of Lake Lanier shoreline. There are lovely parks, relaxing picnic areas and campgrounds to sleep under the stars. Boaters can purchase a boat slip at the dock behind the community clubhouse and the marina boasts everything needed to ensure a great day on the lake.

    Cresswind Lake Lanier is planned for 799 homes upon completion. Sizes range from 1,250 square feet to nearly 3,000 square feet with pricing beginning in the high $100’s. There are 17 floor plans to choose from each featuring luxury touches such as granite countertops, spacious designs and relaxing master suites. To ensure convenient living for active adults, all of the homes are single-level designs and some offer basements which can be finished or unfinished. There are wonderful opportunities to select large homesites with beautiful wooded views.

    With the beauty of nature right in your own backyard and a phenomenal new clubhouse in the works, Cresswind Lake Lanier will surely become one of the most popular active adult communities in Georgia.

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  • Cresswind at Lake Lanier, Gainesville, Georgia

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Gainesville  |  December 2, 2010 2:39 PM  |  2,735 views  |  1 comment
    Cresswind at Lake Lanier GeorgiaGainesville, Georgia is home to a beautiful 55+ community tucked away in a tranquil nature setting amidst beautiful forests and interesting wildlife. Cresswind at Lake Lanier is a unique active adult community offering beautifully designed homes in an equally beautiful setting. The community is set on the shores of Lake Lanier and many of the homes boast beautiful views of the scenic surroundings. The National Audubon Society designated nearly half of the community as a wildlife sanctuary.

    Residents of this Georgia active adult community enjoy a private setting still close to the big city of Atlanta just 45 minutes away. Also nearby are the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains, the Georgia Mall and the popular Chateau Elan Winery and Golf Resort. Gainesville and the surrounding areas are home to historic downtown districts, charming shops, wonderful dining, hospitals, golf courses and more.

    Cresswind Lake Lanier opened in 2007 and is planned for 799 homes upon completion. Plans include a stunning clubhouse spanning three levels and 36,000 square feet. The clubhouse will offer a wealth of luxury amenities to compliment the outdoor amenities centered around Lake Lanier. With 692 miles of shoreline, Lake Lanier is Georgia’s largest recreational lake. Cresswind is centrally situated on the lake and offers a community marina with boathouse. Residents have the opportunity to purchase a boat slip at the dock right behind the community clubhouse.

    The future clubhouse of this gorgeous active adult community in Georgia will be home to a wealth of amenities to ensure residents enjoy a healthy and exciting lifestyle. There will be a state-of-the-art fitness center with aerobics studio, an indoor swimming pool, tennis courts, pickleball courts, bocce ball and horseshoes. There will also be miles of walking trails throughout the community perfect for a relaxing evening stroll or an invigorating morning run. Other amenities will include hobby and game rooms, a large party room, a resort-style outdoor swimming pool and even a community lawn theater. There will be a learning center with internet access and even a demonstration kitchen perfect for taking a class on making the perfect holiday meal! Today residents enjoy a wide variety of recreational excitement including fishing, boating, kayaking, canoeing, bird watching and more.

    The homes of Cresswind at Lake Lanier will all be single family style ranging in size from 1,250 to nearly 3,000 square feet. There are 17 floor plans to choose from each featuring two or three bedrooms with luxurious interior touches. Some of the homes offer basements and there are options for finishing the basement as well. Buyers will be pleased with the beautiful home sites to choose from many of which offer beautiful wooded views. Prices begin in the high $100’s.

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