Ah, those lazy days of summer. Of course, when you're a resident of one of metro Atlanta's active adult communities, there's nothing lazy about this time of year! In fact, with acc... read more
Thanks to the beautiful weather, there is no season like fall in metro Atlanta. It’s the perfect time to get outside and enjoy spectacular vistas of brightly colored leaves and breathe in the crisp, cool air of the last few months of the year. And while there are so many destinations in and around Atlanta where you can savor fall, you don’t have to go far to have the most awesome autumn adventures. In fact, when you’re a resident of one of the area’s active adult communities, the delights of fall are right outside your front door. From walking trails and boating venues to fire pits and bocce ball courts, these 55+ communities offer something for everyone. So if you’re in the market for an outstanding residential experience this fall, be sure to check out these unparalleled options across the metro area.
2419 Lake Arrowhead Drive, Waleska, GA 30183
Recently named one of ideal-LIVING Magazine’s Top 100 Planned Communities, Lake Arrowhead is a bona fide treasure that comes alive with color and activity during the fall months. The centerpiece of the community, located just four miles outside of the historic town of Waleska in Cherokee County, is a 540-acre lake surrounded by mountains, pristine wilderness, walking trails and much more. The lake boasts nearly 20 miles of magnificent shoreline and crystal clear waters with depths of over 80 feet. To take in the beauty of the area, Lake Arrowhead’s new pavilion is an ideal spot to visit on a cool afternoon. Or you can navigate the calm water in your own boat or one provided by the community’s expanded boat rental program, which has become a popular option for homeowners.
If cruising the lake is not your preference, then you can turn to one of the many other offerings in this outstanding lakeside resort-style community, where every day feels like a vacation. Residents enjoy hiking along 11 miles of neighborhood trails, attending outdoor concerts and drive-in movies under the stars, playing tennis and pickleball, partaking in wine tastings, going horseback riding and taking advantage of an array of health and wellness activities. A full-time lifestyle director works onsite to maintain a bustling social calendar that includes exercise classes, community events and seasonal workshops. And for golf enthusiasts who love to hit the links in the fall, the championship Highlands Course is considered one of the best golf courses in Georgia.
And when you simply want to stay home and revel in the breathtaking natural beauty around you, there are plenty of residential options available at Lake Arrowhead. The most recent addition to the community is Marina Parc Villas, a collection of detached golf villas built by award-winning homebuilder Rezide Properties; the luxury residences offer lake views and a maintenance-free lifestyle starting in the mid-$400s. Additionally, for home buyers who prefer ranch home plans, there are three neighborhood options: The Woodlands, offering homes in the high-$200s; Highlands Vistas, with homes in the low- and mid-$300s; and Sanctuary Cove, which is one of the most coveted community locations with lakefront, lake view and interior lots available for purchase, several of which offer the option of individual deep-water docks. Whichever spot you choose, you’ll be in awe all autumn long.
2040 Mars Hill Road, Acworth, GA 30101
Over the last several years, Traton Homes has helped take metro Atlanta’s active adult market to new heights. The company currently has three 55+ communities in the area: Kirk Ridge in Marietta, Courtyards at Ebenezer in East Cobb and Courtyards at Camden in West Cobb. The latter is the most established active adult neighborhood and offers the type of exceptional neighborhood amenities that are perfect for the fall season. It all starts with Courtyards at Camden’s fire pit gathering area and a new community clubhouse, where residents can gather to enjoy the lovely weather and the company of great neighbors. There’s also a bocce ball court, community sidewalks, a walking trail with park access, a dog park and much more. Additionally, the convenient West Cobb location on Mars Hill Road is just minutes from the area’s best shopping, dining and recreation facilities, including Kennesaw Mountain National Park and Lake Acworth, which are ideal destinations for fall outings. Of course, there’s no place like home, and Traton understands how to make the most of metro Atlanta’s fantastic fall weather. Each ranch residence within Courtyards at Camden features its own private courtyard, which is perfect for relaxing, gardening or entertaining this autumn. It’s the best of all possible worlds in one of metro Atlanta’s most sought-after locales.