The northern suburbs of Atlanta are becoming a popular spot for active adults, especially Soleil Laurel Canyon.

If you’re looking for a 55+ community close to the big city of Atlanta but don’t want to deal with big city headaches like traffic you can find plenty to love in Canton, Georgia, just 40 miles outside of Atlanta. Though there’s plenty to do in Atlanta, such as Centennial Olympic Park, the Georgia Aquarium, the Margaret Mitchell House and Museum, and Stone Mountain Park, the Canton area offers quite a variety of activities, such as Boling Park, the Canton Theatre, Lake Allatoona, and Merchant’s Walk Library, among others.


And when it comes to where to live in Canton, Soleil Laurel Canyon offers a lot to love. Situated adjacent to The Fairways of Canton Golf Course in Laurel Canyon, this age-restricted community offers a variety of options for residents who like to stay active.

The 28,000 square-foot Craftsman-style Grand Clubhouse contains a fully-equipped fitness center with an aerobics studio, private massage rooms, and a heated indoor saline lap pool. There’s an arts and crafts center with two kilns for pottery hobbyists, a theater and performing arts center, an elegant library with billiards, two card rooms, a gourmet teaching kitchen, and other amenities.

Outdoors, Soleil Laurel Canyon offers a zero-entry pool, lagoon-style pool, and an expansive patio for lots of leisure time. Outdoor activities include six clay and two all-weather tennis courts and two bocce courts. There’s also an amphitheater overlooking a lake, as well as scenic walking trails, a lakeside gazebo, and a community garden.

Modern Homes

Construction of Soleil Laurel Canyon began in 2007. There are 978 single-family homes in this gated community with both new construction homes and resale homes available for sale, ranging from the high $200s to the mid $500s. Floor plans range in size from 1,418 to 2,996 and come in a variety of model styles that include two to four bedrooms, two to three-and-a-half bathrooms, and attached two to two-and-a-half car garages. Some models offer second-floor lofts.

An Active Lifestyle

Two full-time activity directors are on-site to help inspire residents to stay active. There are also 50 clubs catering to a large variety of interests, from health and wellness groups to dance classes, a Monday Night Football group, a veterans group, chess club, men’s breakfast club, the Soleil Singers, and Canyon Cookers are just a few of them.  

With plenty to do within the community and a variety of entertainment options in Canton and nearby Atlanta, Soleil Laurel Canyon is just the place to call home.