Cumming's affordability, proximity to natural spaces, and popular 55+ communities make it a great spot for active adults.

The Atlanta suburb of Cumming, GA has been known for a few years now as one of the best places to retire.

While aspects such as tax friendliness, healthcare access, and social environment attributed to its reputation, Cumming also has great outdoor attractions such as Sawnee Mountain Preserve and the Big Creek Greenway, a linear park that will eventually have 15 miles of concrete paths for walking, biking, jogging, and inline skating.

On top of that, there’s plenty of world-class restaurants and shops in Cumming, such as the Collections of Forsyth open-air mall. Just under an hour away is Atlanta, where there’s a never-ending array of restaurants and attractions.

Another reason so many people are retiring to Cumming is the selection of active adult communities. We've found some of the most popular.

The Orchards at Brannon Oak Farm

Low $300s - High $300s

The Orchards at Brannon Oak Farm is a 55+ community with 218 attached and single-family homes available for resale only. All homes offer low-maintenance exteriors and master suites on the first floor. Amenities include a 3,600 square-foot clubhouse that features a fitness center, a grand room with fireplace, and two card and game rooms where clubs meet on a regular basis. There’s also a catering kitchen and a gentlemen’s den and library. Outside the clubhouse are a pool, covered veranda, barbecue grills, and an event lawn. There’s also a fire pit where neighbors can gather to converse and enjoy the warm weather.

The Orchards of Stoney Point

High $200s - High $300s

With 130 attached homes, The Orchards of Stoney Point has two collections to choose from, The Arbors and Southern Heritage. Each collection features spacious floor plans, high ceilings, elegant fixtures, gourmet kitchens, large master suites, and screened porches. The Arbors is made up of two-story townhome villas while the Southern Heritage collections feature ranch-style condos. Amenities include a clubhouse with a fitness center, card and game tables, a grand room with a fireplace and TV, and a catering kitchen that can be used to prepare food for parties, meetings, and holiday events. Outside, there’s a pool, a sundeck, and a barbecue area.

Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge

High $200s - Low $300s

Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge is an intimate 55+ community situated 25 miles outside of Atlanta that features 80 quadruplexes and eight duplexes. Each unit includes two or three bedrooms, an unfinished bonus room, two or three bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. All models offer open floor plans and low-maintenance exteriors. Amenities include a 2,400 square-foot clubhouse with an exercise room, a hobby and game room, a lounge area with a TV, and an outdoor swimming pool and patio.

Ballantrae at Creekstone 

High $200s - High $400s

Made up of 68 ranch-style, attached homes that range in size from around 2,700 square feet to 3,600 square feet, the houses at Ballantrae at Creekstone offer active adults a low-maintenance lifestyle. They have two to five bedrooms, two to three-and-a-half bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. These ranch-style homes have high ceilings, ornate molding, casement windows, spacious master suites, and hardwood floors. The clubhouse is the focal point of the amenities, with a fitness room and a multi-purpose room. Outdoors is a putting green, a scenic pond, and other waterscapes.

Creekstone Point

Low $500s - Low $600s

Creekstone Point is a quaint, active adult community with 40 single-family homes. These new homes have four bedrooms, three or three-and-a-half bathrooms, and attached two-car garages. Most plans have first-floor master suites with lofts for additional bedrooms and flex space. A two-level floorplan is also available as an option. Most of the amenities are in and around the clubhouse, where residents can enjoy the fitness center, a multi-purpose room, and green spaces outside for picnics and other outdoor activities.