The state of Georgia offers active adults a diverse lineup of communities to consider. As the largest state east of the Mississippi River, Georgia is appealing for not only its hot summers and mild winters, but also for its rich history and culture. Fortunately for retirees, there is an abundance of active adult communities, many of which offer homes for around or under $250,000.
With so many affordable communities to choose from, The Peach State is a fantastic choice when it comes to deciding where to spend your retirement. Read on below to learn about just some of Georgia’s most affordable active adult communities.
Meadows at Jodeco - McDonough
First up is Meadows at Jodeco, a gated active lifestyle community of 84 low-maintenance homes. The community is located in McDonough and stands out for its relaxed atmosphere. Homebuyers can choose from single-family and attached home models.
Attached homes range from 1,400 to 1,916 square feet. Models provide two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a two- or two-and-a-half car garage. There are also private courtyards, perfect for sitting out and relaxing in the sun.
Single-family homes feature 1,642 to 1,995 square feet of space. These residences offer three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and an attached two-and-a-half-car garage. Some models feature a den or optional second-floor bonus suite. Each home comes with a scenic courtyard that is easily accessible from the living room or master suite.
In terms of recreation, the focal point of the community is the clubhouse. Here, residents can gather together and socialize, play cards, or relax in the multipurpose room. An exercise room is also available and offers top-notch cardiovascular and weight-training equipment. Outside the clubhouse, residents can lay poolside on the sundeck or go for a swim in the pool. Whatever it is you prefer, the community's low-maintenance lifestyle allows residents to embrace all that retirement has to offer.
Sun City Peachtree - Griffin
Sun City Peachtree is a grand-scale 55+ Del Webb community. Located near Atlanta, this 3,387-home community offers a spacious clubhouse, 18-hole golf course, and other high-end amenities. Ideally tucked away from the traffic and congestion of Atlanta, yet conveniently close to everything that the city has to offer, Sun City Peachtree offers a comfortable active lifestyle.
Homebuyers can select from a variety of single-family ranch floor plans that range from 1,103 to 2,722 square feet. Homes feature one to four bedrooms, one-and-a-half to three bathrooms, and attached two- or two-and-a-half-car garages. Many of the homes offer scenic views of the community’s mature trees, open spaces, and golf course.
Sun City Peachtree has everything from a state-of-the-art fitness center to an upscale community center that hosts an arts and crafts studio, an indoor lap pool, a 146-seat movie theatre, and more. Outdoors, residents will be able to engage in a number of activities. The summer months see a variety of events take place, such as summer concerts and outdoor movie screenings. The community feels like a true resort in every sense of the word.
The Orchards of Habersham Grove - Cumming
Located in Cumming, The Orchards of Habersham Grove is a low-maintenance 55+ community of just 88 homes. The attached home models offer 2,146 to 2,275 square feet of living space and come with two or three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and attached two-car garages. Many homes also provide the option of a second floor.
Regardless of the model, each home is designed with open floor plans and low-maintenance exteriors. Additionally, the homeowners’ association covers general maintenance of the community grounds and lawn care for all homes, allowing for maximum relaxation time.
For entertainment, residents turn to the clubhouse. Inside, amenities include an exercise room, a multipurpose room, and a catering kitchen. Outdoors, residents will be able to take full advantage of Georgia’s great weather by either swimming in the pool or by relaxing in the community's park.
The Glens at Mountain Brook - Woodstock
Attached homes offer approximately 1,400 to 1,800 square feet of space. They feature two or three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. The attached homes also include high ceilings, open layouts, hardwood floors, sunrooms, and patios.
The single-family homes come with 1,400 to 2,100 square feet of space with two or three bedrooms, two or three bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. Many homes feature open floor plans, step-less entry, gourmet kitchens, and spacious master suites.
Residents are strongly encouraged to spend their days the way they see fit. Residents can meet up and play games or cards at the clubhouse or attend a community event to mingle with neighbors. For those who share similar interests, they can always start a new club or group in the community. However you choose to spend your time, The Glens at Mountain Brook has you covered.
Lakeside Village - Blairsville
Rounding out the list is Lakeside Village in Blairsville. As its name implies, Lakeside Village sits on the shores of Lake Nottely, making this community ideal for those who love boating and hanging out by the water. The community contains 100 single-family homes that range from 1,176 to 3,000 square feet and contain two or three bedrooms and one to three bathrooms. Each home is unique, though many offer expansive outdoor patios, fireplaces, and lot sizes up to one acre.
Besides its impressive lake, residents of the community will find plenty more to do thanks to the clubhouse. The building has a multipurpose room and a game room. But of course, the real fun can be found outside. For some friendly competition, residents can compete with friends and neighbors at the pickleball or shuffleboard courts, gather at the patio space, and take in the beautiful lakes.