A dock overlooking a picturesque lake at Little Mulberry Park in Gwinnett County, Georgia

Homebuyers seeking a picturesque Georgia retirement now have another 55+ community to consider.

The Atlanta area is adding another premier 55+ community to its already impressive selection of 55+ communities. Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes in Hoschton will be the third Kolter Homes community in the area and the second-largest in the state upon completion. Slated for 1,300 homes, the community will have the resort-style amenities Cresswind communities are known for as well as 15 attractive floor plans

Diverse Floor Plans

Buyers can choose from four single-family home collections that each come with their own distinct features. The Arbor Collection is great for those looking to downsize on their two-story home. Homes in this collection run from 1,397 to 1,643 square feet with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and some include an additional den.

The Mulberry Collection has six floor plans that offer 1,713 to 2,167 square feet, two to three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and a two-car garage. The Jackson Collection has four floor plans that range from 2,136 to 2,592 square feet with three bedrooms and two-and-a-half to three bathrooms.

The largest collection by size is the Clearwater Collection. It has two floor plans with 2,600 or 2,815 square feet, three or four bedrooms, and two-and-a-half or three-and-a-half bathrooms.

Prices for all homes are expected to start in the mid $200s and go into the mid $300s.

Planned Amenities

Amenities in Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes will largely center around the The Club at Cresswind, a clubhouse that will be home to a fitness center, hobby rooms, a bar, and an indoor pool. Outdoors, The Club will have a resort-style pool, pickleball and tennis courts, an event lawn, and a bandshell. The community will also have walking trails and acres of greenspace.

While the amenities won’t be ready until 2021, interested buyers can look at sister communities Cresswind at Lake Lanier and Cresswind Peachtree City to see what Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes will eventually offer. 

Living in Hoschton, Georgia

Georgia has increasingly become a hotspot for retirees due to its milder climate, outdoor recreation, and the frequency of new 55+ communities being developed in the Atlanta area.

The state is also a friendly tax environment for retirees. Social Security isn't taxed in the state, and residents can receive a retirement income deduction of up to $65,000 per person for those over the age of 65. Also, there's no inheritance or estate tax in Georgia. Hoschton itself has a 7 percent sales tax and an average property tax of just under one percent.

Residents of the city enjoy a small-town feel that still comes with plenty of conveniences, like grocery stores, pharmacies, cultural amenities, and greenspace. There are a handful of hospitals nearby, including Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Northside Hospital Gwinnett, and Northridge Medical Center.

Homeowners will be just 45 minutes from Atlanta, which offers professional sports, plenty of dining options, entertainment venues, and an international airport.