Small communities in the Atlanta area provide active adults with tight-knit communities near big-city amenities.

There’s something to be said for small active adult communities, where an intimate setting offers folks a tight-knit neighborhood and small-town feel. While larger communities seem to have events happening all of the time, and thousands of people sharing common spaces, which can be fun and a good motivation to stay social and active, small communities can still offer plenty to do but in a much more personal setting.

For those of you who crave a more low-key atmosphere, and are looking for a 55+ community in the Atlanta area, we’ve gathered a list of the five best small communities that are sure to fit your lifestyle.

Creekstone Point - Cumming, Georgia

Located in Cumming, Georgia, Creekstone Point is just northeast of Atlanta, where residents can enjoy limitless dining and entertainment options. Closer to home, though, there’s a Kroger, several restaurants and a bank located just a few minutes away from this 55+ community.  

Creekstone Point has 40 single-family homes that feature spacious kitchens, patios, and all-brick driveways. Sizes range from 2,978 to 3,385 square feet with four bedrooms, three or three-and-a-half bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. Most homes have first-floor master suites with lofts for additional flex space. A two-level floor plan is also available. When it comes to amenities, most of them are in and around the clubhouse, which has a fitness center, a multi-purpose room, and green spaces for picnics and other outdoor activities.

Meadows at Jodeco - McDonough, Georgia

Meadows at Jodeco is an active adult, gated community with 84 low-maintenance homes in a quiet, neighborhood setting. Attached models range in size from 1,400 to 1,916 square feet and offer two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and two or two-and-a-half car garages, along with private courtyards, and are available on a resale-only basis.

Homebuyers can also buy detached, single-family homes that offer a little more space—between 1,642 and 1,995 square feet—with two or three bedrooms, two or three bathrooms, and an attached two-and-a-half car garage, with a courtyard. These homes are available as resale or new construction.

Amenities include a clubhouse, a workout room, a catering kitchen, an outdoor pool, a sun deck, scenic ponds, a gazebo with barbeque, and more.

Located just outside of Atlanta in McDonough, the Meadows at Jodeco is near Highway 75 for easy access to numerous dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Golfers will also enjoy various private and public golf courses in the area.

The Haven at Slater Mill - Douglasville, Georgia

The Haven at Slater Mill is a quaint active adult community that offers 80 ranch quadruplex homes ranging in size from 1,340 to almost 2,375 square feet. Each unit includes two or three bedrooms, two or three bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage, with spacious master suites, a bonus room, and open floor plans.

Located in beautiful Douglasville, situated just off of I-20, about 20 miles west of Atlanta, The Haven at Slater Mill is near Arbor Place Mall, which has great shopping, and Cedar Mountain Park and Chapel Hills Golf Course, if you’re into outdoor recreation.

Amenities within the 55+ community include a 2,400 square-foot clubhouse that includes an exercise room and a hobby and game room. There’s also an outdoor pool, a veranda for relaxing, and walking trails.

Cedar Crest Village - Acworth, Georgia

Located in Paulding County, Cedar Crest Village is close to places such as Super Target, Wal-Mart, and Publix, and offers convenient access to everyday amenities such as medical facilities, dining, shopping, and entertainment. There’s also the Bentwater Golf Links and Governor’s Town Club for active golfers.

Homebuyers can choose from three different floor plans that feature classic English Cottage designs. Each of the 104, low-maintenance homes within the community offers 2,200 square feet of living space with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. Also, a second floor has bedrooms with additional storage space.

Amenities include a clubhouse that has a gathering room, a game room, and a catering kitchen. Outside, there’s a pavilion and an outdoor eating area. And with a small homeowners’ association fee, homeowners spend less time on lawn maintenance and more time on games and hobbies.

Bel-Aire - Powder Springs, Georgia

Bel-Aire is a 55+ community that offers 167 single-family homes in two neighborhoods. The Hillside Courtyard neighborhood offers a variety of floorplans that range from 1,621 to 2,162 square feet, with two- or three-bedroom models that include two or three bathrooms, an attached two-car garage, and an attached front porch.

Parkside, the second neighborhood in Bel-Aire features ranch-style, single-family homes that range from 2,072 to 3,141 square feet of living space. With three bedrooms, two to four bathrooms, and an attached rear-load, two-car garage, these homes include finished attics with ample storage space.

Amenities include a bocce court, a community garden, a dog park, and a clubhouse that features a catering kitchen, an exercise room, and a multi-purpose room. An annual homeowners’ association fee takes care of the general upkeep of the community grounds and allows homeowners to relax, pick up a new hobby, and enjoy all that Bel-Aire has to offer.