The state of Georgia is a popular destination for active adults aged
55 or better, and the Atlanta area is one of its hottest places to
relocate. The city offers fine restaurants, diverse shopping
opportunities and impressive cultural attractions, as well as its own
rich history and distinctive southern charm.
If you are considering living near Atlanta, here are six of the area’s most popular active adult communities:
1. Sun City Peachtree
The diverse activities available at Sun City Peachtree
are centered around its magnificent 45,000 square foot amenity center.
Opened in 2009, this stunning clubhouse includes amenities such as a
state-of-the-art fitness center with indoor walking track and lap pool,
hobby and craft studios, game rooms, a computer lab, a ballroom, and a
146-seat movie theater with a stage. The grounds offer even more
amenities, such as a resort-style swimming pool (pictured left),
multiple sports courts, an 18-hole golf course, an outdoor
amphitheater, botanical gardens and scenic walking and biking trails.
2. Soleil Laurel Canyon
Nestled beside the North Georgia Mountains, Soleil Laurel Canyon
is a beautiful community that lies within close proximity of the heart
of Atlanta. The 28,000 square foot community clubhouse offers a diverse
range of resort-style amenities. In addition to the amenities commonly
found at many active adult communities, Soleil Laurel Canyon also
includes an indoor saline swimming pool, a theater and performing arts
center, a gourmet teaching kitchen and an on-site greenhouse and
3. Village at Deaton Creek
Just 40 miles north of Atlanta, Village at Deaton Creek
provides an amenity-rich environment with many diverse social
opportunities. With nearly 100 clubs and special groups, Village at
Deaton Creek truly offers social groups which will appeal to just about
any active adult resident. In addition to the many specialized clubs,
community parties and events bring residents together to easily meet new
friends and get to know neighbors.
4. Cresswind at Lake Lanier
For residents of Cresswind at Lake Lanier,
The Club of Cresswind provides a wide range of activities to support a
healthy, active adult lifestyle. This 36,000 square foot clubhouse
offers a state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor and outdoor swimming
pools, hobby and game rooms, a lifelong learning center and much more.
Yet this community’s most prominent feature is its location on the
shores of Lake Lanier, Georgia’s largest recreational lake.
5. Del Webb at Lake Oconee
Located 75 miles east of Atlanta, Del Webb at Lake Oconee
is the only Del Webb community in the country to be situated on the
shores of a navigable lake. This unique community prizes its natural
beauty. Over 30 percent of the community is preserved in its natural
state and homeowners enjoy large lots with plenty of space between their
neighbors. In addition to the many activities available in the 21,000
square foot clubhouse, residents can take to the water for fishing,
boating, sailing, water skiing and kayaking.
6. Brookhaven at John’s Creek
For those who want closer access to the city, Brookhaven at John’s Creek
is an intimate community set only 20 minutes northeast of Atlanta. With
only 189 homes, this small community offers a close-knit neighborhood
feel, as well as many amenities and social activities. The 5,500 square
foot clubhouse provides a variety of amenities and several social
groups help homeowners stay active with community events and
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