Atlanta Area, GA 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

Active adults and retirees considering Georgia as their new home should explore 55+ communities in the Atlanta area. With over 20 communities in and around Atlanta, there's a community to match nearly every preference.

Active adults and retirees considering Georgia as their new home should explore 55+ communities in the Atlanta area. With over 20 communities in and around Atlanta, there's a community to match nearly every preference.

The warm climate of the city is particularly enticing for retirees from northern states seeking milder weather. Consequently, the Atlanta area serves as an excellent retirement destination for both out-of-state residents and native Georgians wanting to stay close to home.

Atlanta Area Climate & Geography

The Atlanta area features a humid subtropical climate with distinct seasons. Summers are consistently hot and humid, with July nights averaging 71 degrees and afternoons reaching around 89. January sees lows in the low 30s and highs near 52. While snow is rare, occasional dustings may occur once or twice a year. The region receives an average of around 50 inches of rainfall annually.

Ranked as the ninth largest metropolitan area in the country, Atlanta is home to just over 5 million people. Nestled at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Atlanta spans approximately 132.4 square miles. Boasting a lively downtown and expansive suburbs, active adults can opt for big-city living or a more relaxed pace just beyond the urban center. Many 55+ communities are being developed in the suburban areas surrounding the city, most within an hour's drive of downtown, with many situated on the north side of the city.

Recreation, Culture & Entertainment in the Atlanta Area

The Atlanta area draws in active adults with its urban conveniences, serving as a major cultural and entertainment hub hosting various museums, theaters, and art galleries. Notable attractions include the Georgia Aquarium, Fox Theater, and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

Sports enthusiasts appreciate Atlanta for its professional teams, including the Atlanta Braves (baseball), Atlanta Hawks (basketball), and Atlanta Falcons (football), all located downtown. Golfers enjoy the abundance of courses in and around Atlanta, catering to all skill levels. The Peachtree Road Race, the world's largest 10-kilometer race, takes place annually on Independence Day.

With over 30 colleges and universities in the area, active adults seeking further education have ample opportunities. Institutions such as Georgia State University, Georgia Tech University, and the Savannah College of Art & Design, all located in Atlanta, offer continuing education programs.

Atlanta Area Cost of Living & Taxes

The cost of living in the Atlanta area aligns closely with the national average. Georgia's progressive tax structure comprises six brackets ranging from 1 percent to 6 percent. The state imposes a 4 percent sales tax on goods, exempting prescription drugs, approved medical devices, and home-use food items. However, taxes are levied on alcohol, tobacco, and motor fuel. Property taxes are paid to the county where the residence is situated.

Atlanta Area Health Care

The Atlanta area boasts some of the finest medical services and healthcare options in Georgia. With approximately 60 hospitals in the vicinity, residents of 55+ communities have access to a wide range of healthcare facilities. Emory University Hospital ranks 11th nationally for adult specialties, including cardiac care, diagnostic radiology, and neurosciences.

In this video, we'll showcase why Atlanta is the perfect destination for retirees looking to enjoy a blend of southern comfort, urban sophistication, and a vibrant retirement lifestyle.


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125 communities near Atlanta Area

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McConnell Green - Powder Springs, GA

McConnell Green

For Sale
  • Mid $400ks - Mid $500ks
  • 97 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2018 - 2019
  • No Reviews
Wellstone - Cumming, GA

Wellstone

For Sale
  • High $300ks - Mid $400ks
  • 96 Homes (2 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2006 - 2014
  • 2 reviews
Orchards of Windward - Alpharetta, GA

Orchards of Windward

For Sale
  • High $400ks - Mid $500ks
  • 96 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2003 - 2004
  • No Reviews
Courtyards at Camden - Acworth, GA

Courtyards at Camden

For Sale
  • High $500ks - High $600ks
  • 95 Homes (1 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2019 - 2022
  • No Reviews
Lakeside at River Green - Canton, GA

Lakeside at River Green

For Sale
  • Low $600ks - High $900ks
  • 94 Homes (10 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2022 - Present
  • No Reviews
Crescent Pointe at Great Sky - Canton, GA

Crescent Pointe at Great Sky

For Sale
  • Mid $500ks - Mid $600ks
  • 92 Homes (2 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2023 - Present
  • No Reviews
The Orchards at Sweetapple - Alpharetta GA

The Orchards at Sweetapple

For Sale
  • High $400ks - Low $500ks
  • 92 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2004 - 2005
  • No Reviews
Bel-Aire - Powder Springs GA

Bel-Aire

For Sale
  • Low $400ks - High $500ks
  • 90 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2012 - 2018
  • 2 reviews
Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge - Cumming, GA

Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge

For Sale
  • High $300ks - High $400ks
  • 88 Homes (1 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2008 - 2010
  • No Reviews
The Orchards of Habersham Grove - Cumming GA

The Orchards of Habersham Grove

For Sale
  • High $400ks - High $400ks
  • 88 Homes (1 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2006 - 2012
  • No Reviews
Longleaf Woodstock - Woodstock GA

Longleaf Woodstock

For Sale
  • High $600ks - High $600ks
  • 86 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2016 - Present
  • No Reviews
Heritage at Towne Lake - Woodstock, GA

Heritage at Towne Lake

For Sale
  • High $400ks - Low $600ks
  • 85 Homes (1 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2018 - Present
  • No Reviews
Kelly Preserve - Loganville, GA

Kelly Preserve

For Sale
  • High $300ks - High $400ks
  • 85 Homes (4 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2023 - Present
  • No Reviews
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Sweet Briar Farms

For Sale
  • Mid $400ks - Low $600ks
  • 85 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2017 - Present
  • 2 reviews
Meadows at Jodeco - McDonough, GA

Meadows at Jodeco

For Sale
  • Low $300ks - High $300ks
  • 84 Homes (1 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2006 - 2019
  • 1 reviews
Harris Orchards at Duluth - Duluth GA

Harris Orchards at Duluth

For Sale
  • Mid $200ks - High $300ks
  • 84 Homes
  • No Age Restrictions
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2001 - 2001
  • No Reviews
Brayden Park - Canton GA

Brayden Park

For Sale
  • Low $500ks - High $500ks
  • 81 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2017 - 2021
  • No Reviews

Aspen Grove

For Sale
  • Low $400ks - High $400ks
  • 81 Homes (1 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2020 - Present
  • No Reviews
The Haven at Slater Mill - Douglasville, GA

The Haven at Slater Mill

For Sale
  • Mid $300ks - High $400ks
  • 80 Homes (2 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2007 - 2020
  • No Reviews
Nestledown Farm - Cumming GA

Nestledown Farm

For Sale
  • Mid $400ks - High $500ks
  • 80 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2017 - 2021
  • No Reviews
Lakecrest - Buford GA

Lakecrest

For Sale
  • Mid $500ks - Mid $600ks
  • 77 Homes (3 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2022 - Present
  • No Reviews
The Villas at Blackberry Run - Dallas GA

The Villas at Blackberry Run

For Sale
  • High $300ks - High $400ks
  • 77 Homes (3 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2006 - 2010
  • No Reviews
Cottage Links at Corrydell - Covington, GA

Cottage Links at Corrydell

For Sale
  • Low $300ks - High $400ks
  • 75 Homes (1 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2005 - Present
  • No Reviews
Piedmont Village - Jasper GA

Piedmont Village

For Sale
  • Low $300ks - Low $300ks
  • 75 Homes (1 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2019 - 2022
  • No Reviews
Heron Pond - Woodstock, GA

Heron Pond

For Sale
  • High $400ks - High $500ks
  • 75 Homes (1 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2014 - 2016
  • No Reviews
Longleaf Battle Park - Marietta GA

Longleaf Battle Park

For Sale
  • Mid $600ks - High $600ks
  • 71 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2017 - Present
  • No Reviews
The Gardens at Arbor Springs - Newnan GA

The Gardens at Arbor Springs

For Sale
  • High $700ks - High $800ks
  • 71 Homes (4 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2019 - Present
  • No Reviews
Park Meadows - Suwanee, GA

Park Meadows

For Sale
  • Mid $400ks - Mid $500ks
  • 69 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2015 - 2016
  • No Reviews
Village Green at East Cobb - Marietta, GA

Village Green at East Cobb

For Sale
  • Low $500ks - Low $600ks
  • 69 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2016 - 2019
  • No Reviews
Grace - Acworth, GA

Grace

For Sale
  • Mid $300ks - Mid $400ks
  • 66 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2017 - 2019
  • No Reviews

$369,000

1056 Southern Hills Drive, Banning, CA

Meadow Ranch Community

  • 3 bed
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  • 3 bath
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  • 2320 SqFt
MLS CV23099287
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