Best Georgia Gated Communities with Pickleball

by Robert Borges on July 7, 2020

Pickleball, anyone?

It’s one of the fastest-growing sports in America, and if you’re not familiar, rest assured that it’s not some vegan food fad, and in fact, has nothing to do with fermented cucumbers at all. Instead, it’s a paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong—and baby boomers are loving it for exercise and socialization. 

Georgia is home to many incredible active adult communities, most of which feature world-class recreational activities, with pickleball a common denominator throughout. 

Let’s take a look at some of the best Georgia gated communities with pickleball.


Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes- Hoschton, GA

When exploring the best Georgia gated communities with pickleball, why not start with the one that has the largest private pickleball facility in Georgia and one of the largest in the Southeast? That’s right, Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes is a new, gated 55+ community in the metro Atlanta, Georgia area with a focus on fitness, nutrition, and relationships and resort-style amenities and homes designed with active adults in mind. In addition to pickleball, residents will enjoy an abundance of outdoor recreation, with miles of walking trails and two lakes for fishing, kayaking, and paddleboarding.


Cumberland Harbour- St. Mary’s GA

This gated Georgia pickleball community is anchored by The Springhouse, a sprawling social center of the community with an open-air bar and gathering space for clubs, events, and activities. Aside from the impressive pickleball courts, residents enjoy an active lifestyle through a variety of amenities including an aquatics center with three swimming pools, fitness center, tennis & pickleball courts, walking & biking trails, and canoe & kayak waterways. Best of all, the community is encompassed by a 1,100-acre maritime peninsula surrounded by the St. Marys River, The North River, and the Intracoastal Waterway.


Waterfall at Lake Burton- Clayton, GA 

Overlooking the 2,775-acre Lake Burton, this gated Georgia community with pickleball features luxury homes and villas in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Club membership at this northeast Georgia retreat provides access to championship golf, four onsite restaurants, an athletic center, and outdoor leisure throughout the nearby Chattahoochee National Forest. Residents who are club members have dock access at the Club's "day dock," where fishing, swimming, kayaking, and picnicking are encouraged. Boats also are available for half or full day rentals.


The Landings- Savannah, GA 

Named the “Best Planned Community of 2017" by Savannah Magazine and “One of America’s Healthiest Clubs” by Prevo Health Solutions, this private gated community on Georgia's coast offers an extraordinary country club lifestyle most people only dream about. Just minutes from the vibrant, historic city of Savannah, The Landings is set against a dramatic landscape of pristine tidal marshes and moss-draped maritime forests. Residents enjoy a world of incredible amenities, including pickleball, six championship golf courses, 30 miles of biking and walking trails, two deep water marinas, and a variety of nearly 100 social clubs!


Lake Arrowhead- Waleska, GA

Members of this gated Georgia community enjoy clubhouse amenities including a fully stocked clubhouse, fine dining at the Highland Grill, and a veranda with long-range mountain views. A full range of recreational amenities includes two swimming pools, tennis and pickleball courts, nature trails, community parks, a sandy beach and a private marina. With crystal clear waters and depths over 80 feet, Lake Arrowhead is ranked as one of the cleanest lakes in the state and is ideal for pontoon boating, canoeing, kayaking, row boating, and small craft sailing. Residents stay active and connected with year-round activities such as outdoor concerts, drive-in movies, golf tournaments, wine tastings, health & wellness classes, and more.