Georgia has a varied topography, from mountains in the north to the Intracoastal Waterway on the east. You’ll also find many people who have lived their entire lives here. Much of the state seems caught in its past; this many be a good thing or a bad thing. Reminders of the Civil War abound, including lovely antebellum homes on leafy streets. Spanish moss drips from magnolia trees. In towns spared General Sherman’s wrath during his march from Atlanta to the the sea in 1864 one expects to find Margaret Mitchell around any corner. There really does seem to be a Georgia state of mind.
Located about an hour east of Atlanta, this 1,300 acre retirement community has single family homes for sale. The plan is for 600+ homes to eventually be built here. There are no age restrictions, and the average resident’s age is early 60s. Children are allowed as residents. The vast majority of residents are from in-state. A golf course with views of Georgia’s second largest lake (Lake Oconee) is one of the primary drawing cards. There is also a full service marina. Discounted rates are offered if you’d like to come check it out.
This retirement community (75 miles east of Atlanta) is a nice size, about 7,000 acres, and offers single-family homes and town homes for sale. The average age of residents, 52, is slightly less than the norm, and there are no age restrictions. If you enjoy golf, then this could be the place for you, as there are three championship courses here. About half the residents are from Georgia and half are from out-of-state, primarily from Ohio, Florida and Michigan. Contact the sales department for information on visiting before buying.