Canton, GA (July 17, 2014) - The Aurora Awards, a design competition of the Southeast Building Conference that honors excellence in building and design, has recently named Soleil Laurel Canyon the Best 50+ Retirement Community. Winners were announced July 8, 2014.

Soleil Laurel Canyon, an active adult community located in the rolling hills of the North Georgia Mountains, competed against similar projects from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. Entries were judged by the following criteria:
•Appropriateness of materials for the market
•Architectural design
•Common areas
•Community entrance
•Floor plan function and design
•Interior merchandising and finishing
•Overall master/site plan
•Recreational facilities

The 2014 award winners were selected by a distinguished panel of industry experts.
Due to their recent award recognition, Soleil Laurel Canyon is now eligible to win the Grand Aurora in its category. The winning entry will be showcased during the 2014 Aurora Awards Black Tie Gala on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Tallahassee, Fla.
Soleil Laurel Canyon offers a decorated model park featuring a selection of eight cottage, traditional and craftsman-style single family homes from the low $200,000s to $400,000s. These two and three bedroom designer floor plans are open and elegant with details such as 11’ foot ceilings, satin nickel hardware, marble vanities and designer lighting.  All of Soleil’s homes are designed for aging-in-place with stepless-entry access, wide doorways and roll-in showers. 
Interested buyers are encouraged to visit the active adult community and experience all Soleil has to offer.
About Soleil Laurel Canyon:
Soleil Laurel Canyon was named in 2013 as one of the 50 best master-planned communities in the United States by Where to Retire magazine. It also won both the 2012 OBIE award for Atlanta’s 50+ Community of the Year and best amenity package. Residents enjoy exceptional recreational amenities including a 28,000 square-foot clubhouse, gourmet teaching kitchen, fitness center and aerobics studio, library, performing arts theater, card rooms and an arts and crafts workshop. Outside the clubhouse, the tennis center, an amphitheater, community garden, greenhouse, lagoon-style pool, walking trails and adjacent Fairways of Canton golf course complete the resort-style environment. A full-time lifestyle team ensures a broad array of activities for active adults. Soleil Laurel Canyon’s developer is Active Lifestyle Communities, which is a partnership between Southeast Capital Companies and Patrick Malloy Communities. 
Southeast Capital Companies, LLC:
Southeast Capital Companies, LLC (SEC) is an integrated real estate acquisition and development group that specializes in value-add/opportunistic acquisitions and development of multi-family, single-family, and mixed-use land and housing projects. Southeast Capital has enjoyed great success over its 16 year history and provides a sophisticated network of results-oriented real estate services managed by an experienced and committed team of professionals. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, SEC is active throughout the southeast. For more information, visit:
Patrick Malloy Communities:
Patrick Malloy Communities is among the most active builders in the metropolitan Atlanta area, having built homes in several master planned communities. In recent years the company has grown its development division through land purchases, joint ventures and the development of lots for sale to third parties or internally to its own homebuilding division. The company is also a key home builder at Soleil Laurel Canyon in Cherokee County, Harmony on the Lakes in Cherokee County, StoneBridge in Coweta County, and is actively building in Mill Pond in Carroll County, Brookmont in Douglas County, and Union Crossing, The Lakes at Cedar Grove, and Providence Place all in South Fulton. For more information about Patrick Malloy Communities, visit:

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