Georgia Senior Resources
Assisted Living Guide
Centers in Georgia
Senior Communities Georgia
Senior Housing types include:
Single family homes
As well as Modular, Manufactured or Mobile homes which are
typically located in Parks or Subdivisions.
These various types of Senior housing can be located within
Villages, Townships, Cities, Lifestyle Communities, and
Senior Communities which can be
either rural, exurban, exurbia, suburan or urban.
Other property types include Beach and Lake property.
Georgia metro areas include:
Athens-Clarke County, GA
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA
Hinesville-Fort Stewart, GA
Warner Robins, GA
Living Communities In Georgia
Senior Community Guide’s purpose is to assist Seniors
living in Georgia or those interested in retirement in Georgia
with resources to find the best Senior Community for their
needs. Links to high-quality senior communities in our database
are provided along with links to other independent living
Find the perfect Senior Community for you or your loved on
today by contacting one of the great communities listed below
to have your questions answered, schedule a tour, or receive
Webb at Lake Oconee 1001 Muscogee Way Greensboro,
706-454-5430 Del Webb's Active Adult Community - Lake Oconee
GA is situated 75 miles east of Atlanta on Lake Oconee in
Greensboro, Georgia. The community is in a pristine and
enviable location that is flanked by resort-style amenities.
Del Webb on Lake Oconee will offer more than 850 homes located
across 400 acres bordering Lake Oconee and adjacent to award-winning
Reynolds Plantation. Every part of the community is designed
to foster the active adult lifestyle including a community
dock with convenient, worry-free lake access as residents
enjoy multiple community owned slips with watercraft. Homes
will be priced from the $200s. Lake Oconee Georgia is in
Georgia Senior Communities and facilities
types include: Independent Living Communities, Assisted
Living centers, Senior Apartments, Senior Living Communities,
Continuing Care Retirement Communities, Congregate housing,
and Active Adult Communities.
The type of Senior Community or facility
that is best for you depends on your desired level of independence.
The "Community Types" tab on the top of this page
helps with a further description of each type of Senior
Community or facility.
Edge 136 Marsh’s Edge Lane Saint
Simons Island, GA 31522
912-291-2010 Marsh’s Edge is a full service senior
community located on the beautiful Saint Simons Island.
Marsh’s Edge is a Continuing Care Retirement Community
(CCRC) located on St. Simons Island. Part of the legendary
Golden Isles near Historic Brunswick, Georgia, St. Simons
Island lies between Jekyll Island and Sea Island and is
easily accessed from the mainland via the Torras Causeway.
Here at Marsh’s Edge you will not
have to imagine enjoying life with the freedom to spend
time doing the things you love because you will be living
that freedom every day. With worries about home maintenance,
yard work and other chores left behind, you will have time
to pursue the things you love.
|Georgia has a
growing senior population which is sure to increasingly expand
in the future. This results in an ever growing supply of senior
communities that aim to fill the senior housing need. Metro
Atlanta has the greatest selection of senior communities due
in part to it's large population size.
Del Webb has several very nice Active Adult living communities
around Atlanta, such as its Sun City Peachtree in Griffin
and the wonderful Deaton Creek up I-85 and a short distance
from Chateau Elan. Deaton Creek is a 55+ active adult community
which has a wonderful 35,000 square feet activity center that
offers a multitude of amenities.
For the senior who wants to retire to
a state with plenty of learning opportunities, Georgia fits
the bill. If you’re 62 years of age and older, you can
enroll in college courses for credit or auditing (take the
class without “registering” for it) for free.
You only have to pay the supplies, textbooks, and/or lab fees
for the course. The only stipulation beyond that is you can’t
enroll for free into law, dental, or medical school but almost
anything else is available.
Income Taxes: There is a retirement income exclusion of about
$17,000 year from state income tax for those over 62 years,
read more - Georgia
Income Tax Exemption for Seniors Age 62+
Georgia is also full of natural beauty.
It has four distinct seasons that aren’t extreme in
nature. During the fall in Northern Georgia, you can visit
some of the best beautiful fall foliage in the United States.
No matter what you enjoy outdoors, Georgia has it available
for you. This makes it an excellent retirement destination.
Georgia is fortunate to have the North Georgia
Mountains where many Atlanta residents plan to retire. Reports
of snow birds moving back up from Florida to North Georgia
are frequent, especially around the Clayton GA area. Ellijay
is a great second home and eventually retirement area, as
well as Blue Ridge GA, Cumming, and convenient Dahlonega.
By Lake Lanier less than 50 miles North
of Atlanta GA, Cresswind is a wonderful 55 retirement community
you should check out. New 36,000 square foot clubhouse,
private marina with boat slips, and a new decorated model
home park. Come see us!
Village at Deaton Creek - This is a Del Webb
senior community north of Atlanta GA devloped by Del Webb.
Bonnie Kerr is the agent who lives in Deaton Creek and can
help you find a home there.
Coastal Georgia area is attracting people from all over
to retire in that wonderful environment. St. Simons Island
GA is famous for upscale retirement. There are a wide array
of new homes in Brunswick and the Golden Isles of Georgia.
The interior of Georgia has many small towns
that make a great place to retire. Historic Downtown Rome,
Del Webb at Lake Oconee, Warner Robbins, Gainesville, Lake
Lanier, Lake Sinclair and the Lake Country of Georgia.
in a large city, like Atlanta, is growing in popularity.
Sandy Springs is mentioned frequently as well as the Northern
Suburbs and South of Atlanta - Sun City Peachtree. In metro
Atlanta contact Susan Tausch(contact information is below),
a Senior Real Estate Specialist, who can help seniors evaluate
their housing choices.
Senior Resources and Information:
Professional Realty Services by Susan Tausch
Your New Home Specialist
for Active Adult Communities in Georgia
Susan has SRES designation. Senior Real
Estate Specialist is a designation for Realtors to address
the needs of 55-plus home buyers.
Susan Tausch, SRES, CRS, Associate Broker
New Homes Specialist
Multi-Million Dollar Producer
595 E. Crossville Rd., Roswell, GA 30075
Realty is a full service real estate firm
located in Brunswick and the Golden Isles of Georgia (Glynn
County). Glynn County has a very diverse economy made up
of tourism, a growing port facility, a Federal Law Enforcement
Training Center, industrial plants and a healthy mix of
retirees. The area enjoys a mild sub-tropical climate. The
average temperature is 68.4 degrees and average rainfall
of 54.7 inches per year. Glynn County offers over 14 miles
of beaches and 225 holes of golf, boating and historical
sites.For more information or a newcomers guide, please
visit Chapman Realty's web site at www.juliechapman.com,
call Chapman Realty toll free at 1-877-221-0088 or email
Chapman Realty at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Orchards Group, we are proud of our reputation for
producing quality homes in neighborhoods built around an array
of lifestyle choices. Known as the leader in the Low Maintenance
“Ranch Condo” market, The Orchards Group has now
expanded its diversity of product offerings to include Single
Family detached homes as well as Master Suite on the Main
Level Town homes. But, regardless of style, all Orchards Group
floor plans are oriented towards the Active Adult buyer. We
take great pride in being Atlanta’s Leading Active Adult
builds affordable, move-up and retirement homes primarily
under the Lennar brand. Lennar builds homes in Atlanta in
the $300,000 to $600,000 price range.
The EarthCraft program has been in Atlanta
for five years. The association is conducting the pilot
program with Southface Energy Institute Inc.
EarthCraft House is a voluntary green building
program that provides a model for healthy, comfortable homes
that help reduce utility bills and protect the environment.
The EarthCraft House certification process follows a checklist
designed to verify that each EarthCraft home addresses site
planning, energy efficient techniques and equipment, waste
management and indoor air quality.
For more info on the EarthCraft House program,
the website for the Southface Energy Institute 241 Pine
Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30308.
Georgia Council on Aging
The Council provides leadership to the Coalition of Advocates
for Georgia’s Elderly (CO-AGE), researches aging issues,
publishes fact sheets and other educational materials to
increase public awareness and understanding of issues of
concern to Georgia’s older adult population. During
the General Assembly session, the council cosponsors the
Senior Issues Newsletter, a weekly summary of legislation
that may affect seniors. Through the state of Georgia university
system, the council promotes gerontology education and the
development and training of professionals. For more information,
contact: The Georgia Council
Georgia and National Advocacy Organizations
In addition to advocacy on issues and topics related to
older adults, the following organizations provide resources
information and may sponsor programs and services. Contact
the following for information on local chapters:
AARP (Atlanta and Washington
for Retired Americans - Atlanta
Society on Aging
Gerontology Society, Inc
Association of Area Agencies on Aging
Georgia - County Senior Advocacy Efforts
For more information about advocacy issues on a county level,
Cherokee County Senior Services. . . . . . . . . . . . (770)
Clayton County Senior Services . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cobb County Senior Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. (770) 528-5364
Cobb Senior Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . .
. . . (770) 528-1447
DeKalb County Office of Senior Affairs . . . . . . . . (770)
Senior Connections, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. (770) 455-7602
Douglas Senior Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . (770) 489-3100
Fayette Senior Services, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . (770) 461-0813
Fulton County Fulton County Office of Aging . . . . . (404)
The Council on Aging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . (404) 523-5027
Senior Services North Fulton . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . (770) 993-1906
South Fulton Senior Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . (404) 559-0070
Gwinnett County Senior Services . . . . . . . . . . . .
. (678) 377-4150
Gwinnett Council for Seniors . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . (770) 822-5147
Senior Leadership – Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce(770)
TRIAD –Seniors and Law Together Gwinnett County (770)
Henry County Senior Citizens Services . . . . . . . . .
Rockdale County Senior Services . . . . . . . . . . . .
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City of Atlanta
Retirement Communities for inside the perimeter (I-285)
Webb, known for it's active adult communities, is
the major developer of active adult 55 communities in Georgia,
including many communities on the outskirts of metro Atlanta.
Del Webb is part of Pulte, a well known national builder with
a good reputation in the Atlanta area for years.
Best Senior Communities in Georgia
City Peachtree Pulte/Del Webb's
Vikek is directing the development of Georgia's
first Sun City Retirement Community in Spalding County on
the south side of Atlanta Georgia. It will be a 3,400 homesite
community and will include a 38,000 square foot amenity
center, a championship gold course and a softball field.
55 and better community.
We attended the VIP event July 15th and
viewed the model home park, the monument and fountains at
the entrance and a bus tour of the lots. The event was packed
and several people we talked with had their home plan picked
out and were ready to buy. I think this will be a successful
Walk Heights - Sandy Springs GA -
Carrie Moore at 770-851-6066. New property great for retirees
wanting to be close to everything.
Village at Deaton Creek by Del Webb is located in
Hoschton GA in Hall County. (near Chateau Elan) This adult
senior community in North Georgia has 1,250 home sites on
545 acres. Prices are $190,000 to $366,000. The activity
center (see below) has just opened and over 300 homes have
sold. This seems like an excellent location for Atlanta
If you haven't seem what one of the new
Active Adult Community Activity Centers look like, then
take a look. You will be astonished! 35,000 square feet.
Read more about The Village at Deaton Creek at .
Atlanta Active Adult Golf Community
The Enclave at Pinetree Country Club - a
beautiful new community designed exclusively to reward those
55+ with an active, low-maintenance lifestyle. There are
just 19 luxurious, master-on-main residences available.
This upscale neighborhood located in Kennesaw, GA is adjacent
to Pinetree Golf & Country Club where Enclave residents
can enjoy a private golf course and all club amenities that
include a complete tennis facility, & beautiful full
size Olympic swimming pool, spacious sunning areas &
outdoor dining. We invite you to come
discover The Enclave at Pinetree Country Club while home
site selection & pricing are at their very best!
New Model Homes Now Open & Ready to
Tour! Residences begin in the $400's - Special Grand Opening
pricing, $10,000 off standing inventory & ownership
includes 2 years club membership dues & 1 year HOA fees.
Just minutes from I -75 & I-575 off Chastain road
To learn more, call Robyn Padgett 678-230-3701
or visit us online at www.rjkhomes.com
Another Quality Community from RJK Homes, LLC
at Laurel Canyon (Cherokee County) by Levitt &
Sons is located in Canton GA and has 766 home sites on 350
acres. The prices are $200,000 to $400, 000 based the floor
plans and lots. It features a large clubhouse that will be
the center of social and physical activities.
at Peachtree City Planned and developed by Levitt
and Sons of Georgia, the active adult over 55 community will
consist of 650 homes as well as abundant recreational facilities
including the center piece 27,000 square foot clubhouse/activities
at Seven Hills (Paulding County) by Levitt & Sons
is located in Dallas Georgia on the Western edges of metro
Atlanta. There are 724 homesite's. Prices range from $200,000
in Forsyth County, (Forsyth County) being built by
Hedgewood Properties, is one of the communities in the pilot
program. When completed, Vickery will include 431 single-family
detached homes and 125 townhouses and lofts and commercial
Chapman Communities offers luxury homes for Senior
active-adults. Our communities, located just outside Atlanta,
GA in Douglas, Forsyth and Gwinnett counties, feature the
popular, one-level, ranch-style, quadraplex condominium. The
condominiums are designed with both two-bedroom and three-bedroom
step less floor plans. The functional yet cozy homes offer
elegant details such as custom wood trim, 12 to 16 foot vaulted
ceilings, great rooms with gas fireplaces featuring decorative
wood mantels and master suite baths with large his/her vanities
with full-length mirrors and ceramic tile showers. The two
or three bedroom homes provide ample space for entertaining,
including kitchens with casual breakfast bars, gourmet GE
appliances and custom cabinetry. In addition to the charming
details, the homes also are built with older adults in mind.
The one-level ranch homes meet wheelchair access standards
that make maneuvering around the homes easier for all occupants.
Oaks at Blue Ridge - an over 55 retirement community
A low-maintenance active adult neighborhood, The Oaks is located
five minutes from downtown Blue Ridge and is walking distance
to Tammen Park and the Toccoa River. The nature trail invites
bike riders and strollers alike. Paved roads, city water and
sewer. It's all here at The Oaks. Location. Views. Privacy.
And peace of mind. The Oaks at Blue Ridge. From the upper
Springs, 251 Airport Road Ext., Perry, GA 31069, (877)
We offer a master-planned 494-acre golf cart community for
active adults age 55-and-over. Amenities include an 18-hole
golf course, tennis courts, swimming pool, fitness center,
pet parks, social activities, and more. Gated villages’
various housing styles include single-family and attached.
The surrounding area features small-town living, rolling hills,
a temperate four-season climate protected from hurricanes,
great fishing, and hunting. It is within five hours of most
southeast destinations. Prices start in the mid-$100,000s.
Stonehaven Villas (Cobb County) homes offer four-sides
stone with brick accents, creating a rich Old World style
yet low maintenance living conveniently located in desirable
West Cobb with features that facilitate enjoyment and beauty.
The Stonehaven Villas community has been designed and refined
to give enrichment and tribute to its residents.
Knoll (Lumpkin County) Gated Senior senior adult
community featuring spacious master-on-main villas from the
$230's 70 River Knoll Way, Dahlonega, GA 30533.
At Oakwood Springs by Laura-Lee Homes (Hall County)
Our brand new Gated community offers 6 wonderful floor plans
all on one level. The styles are ranch condo's with open vaulted
ceilings and large master bedroom suites. They have bright
spacious sunrooms and are handicap friendly.
Legacy Park (Douglasville GA) homes offer
four-sides brick & stone, creating a rich Old World style
yet low maintenance living. Generous green space of preserved
natural resources has been interwoven with features that facilitate
enjoyment and beauty. The Legacy Park community has been designed
and refined to give enrichment and tribute to its residents.
(Paulding County) is located at 890 Macland Road
in the city of Dallas, Georgia, 12 miles west of Marietta.
Amberley maintains the small-town atmosphere of Dallas, yet
is convenient to Town Center Mall and Hartsfield International
Airport. Floorplans include 2 bedroom,1 bath; or 2 bedroom,
1 1/2 bath. Leasing starts at $765.00* per month. Private
non age restricted communities.
Harbor, 100 Spring Harbor Drive, Columbus, GA 30809,
(866) 226-2172, (706) 576-6003 Spring Harbor is a true LifeCare
community offering apartments and villas on a state-of-the-art
campus including a movie theater, restaurants, walking trails,
and more. Included in the services is unlimited use of the
all-private assisted living, skilled-nursing, and dementia
care areas. PET FRIENDLY
Best Areas in Georgia for Seniors
North Georgia Mountains Communities:
Ellijay- Beautiful rolling countryside with
cozy downtown filled with antique shops and restaurants.
Surrounding area is know for it's cabins used for vacations
and to get away. This is apple country, visit in the Fall
visit. Trout streams and scenery. Some Florida retirees
spend the Summer here and some of those are just electing
Dahlonega - - Located 30 miles North of
Atlanta up GA 400, Dahlonega is at the base of the North
Dawsonville - North of Atlanta off GA 400,
this area is at the base of the mountains. As the Atlanta
suburbs creep up GA 400, this is still a good place to get
away from the congestion. We notice several new subdivision
advertising small town living with new homes prices in the
$170's to low $200s. Charming small downtown.
Gainesville GA. - This historic city has
been top rated for retirement by several sources. It has
a interesting downtown and is located on Lake Lanier and
also close to the Northeast Georgia Mountains and yet only
about 50 miles northeast of Atlanta GA. Plenty of shopping
in the area and conveniently located. Overall a great location
for retirees. Gainesville is the largest of six cities in
Hall County which has a population of 165,771. Gainesville
GA's population is 31,107.
Also - Blue Ridge, Augusta, Hiwassee, Clayton, and
The Greater Atlanta Area
Georgia's Coastal Communities:
Savannah, Richmond Hill, Brunswick, St. Simons Island
Milledgeville - Lake Sinclair
Sanctuary On Lake Sinclair provides home owners
with an exceptional water front lifestyle with a multitude
of extraordinary amenities coupled with community green
space areas outfitted with gazebos, fire pits, and WiFi
internet hot spots. This master planned development is comprised
of 602 acres of beautiful tranquil land and over 3 miles
of pristine shoreline.
Warner Robbins - good military retirement
area. Use the PX and affordable housing. Nice middle GA
Up and Coming Small Towns of Georgia:
Cleveland, Richmond Hill, Ellijay, Dawsonville, Lake Oconee,
Lake Sinclair, and Canton.