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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Sun City Peachtree - Griffin GA

Sun City Peachtree

For Sale
  • High $200ks - Mid $600ks
  • 3387 Homes (23 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2007 - Present
  • 9 reviews
Cresswind at Lake Lanier - Gainesville, GA

Cresswind at Lake Lanier

For Sale
  • High $400ks - High $800ks
  • 934 Homes (14 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2007 - 2020
  • 9 reviews
Del Webb at Lake Oconee - Greensboro, GA

Del Webb at Lake Oconee

For Sale
  • Low $300ks - Mid $600ks
  • 866 Homes (17 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2007 - Present
  • 3 reviews
Village at Deaton Creek - Hoschton, GA

Village at Deaton Creek

For Sale
  • Mid $300ks - Mid $700ks
  • 1144 Homes (12 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2006 - 2015
  • 14 reviews
Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes - Hoschton, GA

Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes

For Sale
  • Mid $500ks - Mid $700ks
  • 1300 Homes (4 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2020 - Present
  • No Reviews
Soleil Laurel Canyon - Canton GA

Soleil Laurel Canyon

For Sale
  • Mid $400ks - Mid $600ks
  • 946 Homes (6 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2007 - 2023
  • 6 reviews
Del Webb at Chateau Elan - Braselton, GA

Del Webb Chateau Elan

For Sale
  • High $400ks - Mid $700ks
  • 784 Homes (14 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2018 - Present
  • No Reviews
Cresswind Peachtree City - Peachtree City GA

Cresswind Peachtree City

For Sale
  • Mid $500ks - High $800ks
  • 650 Homes (6 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2016 - Present
  • 2 reviews
Brookhaven at Johns Creek - Johns Creek GA

Brookhaven at Johns Creek

For Sale
  • High $500ks - Low $1Ms
  • 173 Homes (2 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2008 - 2015
  • 1 reviews
The Orchards of Roswell - Roswell, GA

The Orchards of Roswell

For Sale
  • High $400ks - High $400ks
  • 158 Homes (1 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2001 - 2011
  • 2 reviews
Soleil Belmont Park - Canton, GA

Soleil Belmont Park

For Sale
  • Low $600ks - High $800ks
  • 450 Homes (13 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2021 - 2022
  • No Reviews
The Springs at Sterling on the Lake - Flowery Branch GA

The Springs

For Sale
  • Mid $500ks - Mid $500ks
  • 275 Homes (4 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2011 - 2021
  • 2 reviews
Villas at Winder - Winder, GA

Villas at Winder

For Sale
  • Mid $300ks - Mid $300ks
  • 232 Homes (3 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2005 - 2016
  • No Reviews
Timberbrook - Newnan, GA

Timberbrook

For Sale
  • Low $500ks - Low $500ks
  • 226 Homes (2 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2017 - Present
  • No Reviews
Promenade at Sawnee Village - Cumming, GA

Promenade at Sawnee Village

For Sale
  • Mid $600ks - Mid $800ks
  • 221 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2024 - Present
  • No Reviews
The Orchards of Brannon Oak Farms - Cumming, GA

The Orchards of Brannon Oak Farm

For Sale
  • High $500ks - High $700ks
  • 218 Homes (1 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2009 - 2014
  • 1 reviews

The Retreat at Sterling on the Lake

For Sale
  • High $400ks - High $700ks
  • 214 Homes (13 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2020 - Present
  • No Reviews
Echols Farm - Hiram GA

Echols Farm

For Sale
  • Mid $400ks - High $500ks
  • 206 Homes (4 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2020 - Present
  • No Reviews
Poplar Place - Dallas, GA

Poplar Place

For Sale
  • High $300ks - High $400ks
  • 200 Homes (6 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2020 - Present
  • No Reviews

Lake Arrowhead

For Sale
  • Low $400ks - Low $700ks
  • 200 Homes (11 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2009 - Present
  • No Reviews
Overture Buckhead South - Atlanta, GA

Overture Buckhead South

For Rent
  • 1600s - 3700s
  • 190 Apartments
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2016 - 2017
  • No Reviews
Gatherings® at Herrington - Cumming GA

Herrington

For Sale
  • Low $400ks - High $600ks
  • 183 Homes (5 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2018 - Present
  • No Reviews
Spivey Village - Jonesboro, GA

Spivey Village

For Sale
  • Low $300ks - High $300ks
  • 182 Homes (1 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2003 - Present
  • No Reviews
Outlook Gwinnett - Buford, GA

Outlook Gwinnett

For Rent
  • 1600s - 2500s
  • 180 Apartments
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2022 - 2023
  • No Reviews
Annabelle on Main - Duluth, GA

Annabelle on Main

For Rent
  • 1600s - 3100s
  • 180 Apartments
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • Completed 2021
  • No Reviews
Everleigh Duluth - Duluth GA

Everleigh Duluth

For Rent
  • $1,600
  • 180 Apartments
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2021 - Present
  • No Reviews

Cottages of Woodstock

For Sale
  • Mid $400ks - Mid $400ks
  • 179 Homes (1 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2004 - 2013
  • No Reviews
Overture Barrett - Kennesaw, GA

Overture Barrett

For Rent
  • $1,901
  • 175 Apartments
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Unknown
  • 2016 - 2018
  • No Reviews
Stephens Point - Gainesville GA

Stephens Point

For Sale
  • Low $500ks - High $500ks
  • 174 Homes (1 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2020 - 2023
  • No Reviews
Silver Springs Village - Powder Springs GA

Silver Springs Village

For Sale
  • High $300ks - Low $400ks
  • 170 Homes (2 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2003 - 2018
  • 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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