Best 55 Plus Communities in Georgia
Georgia is one of the most popular destinations for active adult retirement. With big cities, quaint southern towns, rolling hills, a lot of history, ideal climate, and below average cost of living, there really is something for everyone.
If you’re thinking about retiring in The Peach State and prefer to be around like-minded contemporaries of a similar age, here are a few of the best 55+ communities in Georgia to consider.
Located in Gainesville (one of the 10 most affordable retirement communities according to AARP Magazine), this is the only 55+ Georgia community directly on Lake Lanier. It’s also Georgia’s best-selling, most-awarded active adult community—and there’s good reason for all the accolades. Cresswind's 40,000-square-foot three-story clubhouse is a haven for 55+ active adults, with indoor and outdoor swimming pools, meeting and activity rooms and a demonstration kitchen. Adjacent to the clubhouse are tennis and pickleball courts, an open-air amphitheater and a community boathouse and marina on Lake Lanier, which is a prime destination for trophy bass fishing.
Located 25 minutes from downtown Atlanta, this 55+ Georgia community features resort-style amenities specifically designed for active seniors. With a focus on fitness, nutrition and relationships, Cresswind Peachtree City is all about helping residents live better, longer. At its center is a brand-new 17,000-square-foot community clubhouse complete with fitness center, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis, arts & crafts room, and more. Residents also enjoy easy access to golf courses and nearly 100 miles of golf cart, bike, and walking paths.
The South’s natural beauty meets resort-style living in what’s considered to be one of the best Atlanta 55+ communities. NatureWalk’s three distinct neighborhoods are designed to accommodate varying lifestyles, including those 55 and over, where rolling hillsides are lined with Georgia pines and nature trails for hiking, biking, and walking along the banks of historic Pumpkinvine Creek. Residents have access to miles of nature trails, a Disney-style water park and swimming facilities, dog park, community gardens, a tennis center, acres of green space and much more.
Named the “Best Neighborhood in the United States” by Where to Retire magazine, Soleil combines an exciting array of activities for active adults with maintenance-free, ranch-style homes, each designed for comfort, energy efficiency and easy maintenance. It all comes together in the town’s gated 55+ community nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This 55+ Georgia retirement community offers a clubhouse with fitness, indoor pool, arts and crafts center, teaching kitchen, media room, theater and performing arts center. Outdoor amenities include walking trails, tennis, a lagoon-style pool, community gardens and an adjacent golf course.