Top 5 Georgia Active Adult Communities without Golf
There is certainly no shortage of outdoor recreation activities in Georgia. From hiking to fishing to kayaking, pickleball, and more, active adults have a plethora of options to live their best life. Sure, golf is also huge in The Peach State, but here we’ll take a closer look at some of the best Georgia communities without golf. After all, golf communities come with some things that aren’t for everyone—increased traffic and fees to name a couple.
The Georgia communities without golf featured here are all designed with active adults in mind, and while many still have golf nearby, residents of these non-golf communities can enjoy a peaceful and fulfilling living environment sans the greens, fairways, and golf crowds.
The city of Evans is consistently ranked as one of the top places to live in Georgia. Residents of this 73-acre wooded Georgia retirement community have access to everything from independent active adult living to assisted living and skilled nursing depending on the needs of the resident. With 47,000 square feet of common areas, the community offers a wide variety of activities and recreation with an indoor heated saltwater swimming pool, high-end Wellness Center, pickleball courts, placid ponds, dog park, mini-gardens, meandering walking trails and bike paths, and a clubhouse with a diverse social calendar.
Less than an hour from downtown Atlanta, Cresswind at Lake Lanier is Georgia’s best-selling, most-awarded active adult community. The fact that it’s a non-golf Georgia community doesn’t phase residents as there are plenty of world-class lifestyle amenities to stay fit and active. The 40,000-square-foot three-story clubhouse is the centerpiece of community life, 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—a prime destination for trophy bass fishing.
Yet another Cresswind community with a focus on fitness, relationships, education and entertainment, this Georgia community without golf features resort-style amenities and homes designed with active adults in mind. Minutes to the Legends Golf Course at The Château Élan Golf Club for those who prefer to play but not live in a golf community, onsite amenities include an outdoor pool, a fitness center with yoga studio, demonstration kitchen, arts and crafts studio, and more. The community also boasts the largest private pickleball facility in Georgia, and an abundance of outdoor recreation, with miles of walking trails and two lakes for fishing, kayaking, and paddleboarding.
Residents of this master-planned Georgia community don’t even realize golf isn’t onsite as they enjoy morning strolls through miles of walking, jogging, and biking trails, casting a line in Lake Sterling, and unwinding with a family picnic at the Village Green. The Lakeside Clubhouse features a spacious veranda with an outdoor fireplace for those cool Georgia nights, a 27-seat movie theater, a caterer’s kitchen for hosting events, a 24-hour fitness center and two large swimming pools. And as if that all wasn’t enough, a full-time activities’ director coordinates regular events, community gatherings, exercise classes, and more.
No golf in this Georgia community, but it sure is a boater’s paradise! Encompassing an 1,100-acre maritime peninsula surrounded by the St. Marys River, offering immediate access to the open ocean, and uncrowded waters surrounded by the Low-Country marshes, Cumberland Harbour is a great place to bring your boat, kayak, paddleboard, and canoe. In addition, residents enjoy even more recreational options through amenities including an aquatics center with three swimming pools, fitness center, tennis and pickleball courts, and walking and biking trails.
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