Explore Georgia’s Best Communities

Georgia might give you images of peach groves or Atlanta’s enormous airport—but there’s so much more than meets the eye. This charming state offers diverse people and topography, which means the community is rich, caring, and filled with fun. Read on to see why people love to call Georgia home.

Why move to Georgia?

The draw of southern living combined with a major metropolitan area gives Georgia a unique and coveted combination of features. You can experience the entertainment and food scene of a city in Atlanta or relax in the mountains away from the rush. You can soak up the art scene of Savannah or walk beneath moss-covered live oaks.

What are the benefits of living in Georgia?

There are ample reasons people love living in Georgia and why people choose it as an ideal destination to retire or relocate with family.  Read on for all the benefits Georgia brings its residents.

  • Balance of city and small town life: Some of the nation’s best universities, easy airport access to jet away to anywhere you like, and the draw of a small town lifestyle make Georgia a charming place to live.
  • Warm weather: Georgia’s winters stay milder and the summers get warm and sunny, so you’ll never have to worry about racking up the heating bill or bundling up too much. You’ll experience seasons, but keep it mild all year long.
  • Low taxes and reasonable cost of living: Georgia is known for its low cost of living and low taxes, making it a popular place to retire.
  • Arts and history: Savannah College of Art and Design is just the start—Georgia’s dynamic art scene provides vibrant entertainment, and the state’s location in the southeast gives it deep roots in the early days of America. You’ll find reenactments from the Revolution combined with centuries-old buildings to explore.
  • Plenty of nature: Grab a juicy peach on a farm or hike through the beautiful North Georgia Mountains. Georgia offers lakes, mountains, and nature of all sorts so you’re never short of an outdoors adventure.

We’ll help you get to Georgia

Ready to make a move? Luckily we’ve got some of Georgia’s finest communities listed below so you can peruse the options. Take your time exploring the possibilities and picturing yourself in each place. There are many to choose from, so choose wisely!

When you see some Georgia communities that look interesting to you, use the information request form to contact a local representative in each one. You can ask questions about the area, chat with a Georgia native, and get a feel for the lifestyle you could live. You can even get into the details, like health care options, clubs and activities offered, and where you can find the best peach pie.

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Georgia Retirement Communities | Savannah Quarters | GA Golf Communities
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Savannah Quarters

Pooler, GA
Homes, Townhomes: $200,000 - $1,000,000 Lots: $75,000 - $250,000

Savannah Quarters is just minutes from historic Savannah – where beautiful homes and outstanding amenities combine with a vibrant club experience to create a unique lifestyle. Graceful, well-groomed landscaping in a beautiful Lowcountry setting creates the perfect sanctuary for residents to build their dream home. There are so many home-styles to choose from, with a selection of single-family homes, paired villas, townhomes, and estate lots.

The Club at Savannah Quarters features an 18-hole Greg Norman Signature Golf Course, a resort-style swimming pool and fitness center, tennis courts, fine dining and gracious Southern service.

The Village at Savannah Quarters features upscale shopping, local cuisine and is anchored by Publix. Enjoy all of the culture, history and the eclectic vibe of downtown Savannah and the beaches of Tybee Island and Hilton Head, and still enjoy the convenience of a community built with a modern, active lifestyle in mind. Savannah Quarters is also conveniently located close to a major airport, healthcare facilities, restaurants and hotels.

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The Landings on Skidaway Island

Savannah, GA
Homes: $250K - $1M+ and Lots: $80K - $400K

Welcome to The Landings.
Our vibrant, island lifestyle is made even richer by our proximity to the culture and excitement of Savannah, GA. The best of both worlds? You bet!
All the natural beauty of an island and the modern amenities of a city blended to make one of the most amazing places to live in the entire United States. You’ll always feel connected to the exhilaration of Savannah, while enjoying the privacy and security of having a home inside a gated community – better yet, a gated community on an island!
World-class, resort-style amenities, the feel of a small town and a number of distinct neighborhoods… each detail has been considered in creating a community of incomparable standards. With 40 years of national awards for golf and community excellence, The Landings on Skidaway Island offers a range of real estate opportunities fit for any lifestyle.

Life at The Landings comes with many outdoor opportunities too, including fishing in one of our many lagoons, 30 miles of nature trails, playgrounds, dog parks, not to mention year-round watersports. Set off on an adventure from either of our two full-service, deep-water marinas: Landings Harbor and Delegal Creek Marina. Both offer easy access to the Atlantic, and the Intracoastal Waterway – two ideal locations for enjoying the best maritime experience that the Southeast has to offer.
Here you’ll also find The Landings Club, our private luxury golf club offering 6 Championship golf courses, 4 Clubhouses, 7 Dining options, 31 Har-Tru tennis courts, Pickleball, Bocce, 5 pools, a 50,000 sq ft Wellness Center and much, much more. While you don’t have to join The Landings Club to live in The Landings, becoming a member of The Landings Club takes life at The Landings to a whole new level.

Discover more about The Landings on Skidaway Island by taking advantage of one of our Island Discovery Packages today! Learn more at www.thelandings.com or contact The Landings Welcome Center at 912-598-0500.

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Osprey Cove

Saint Marys, GA
Homes: $225,000 - $1,500,000 Lots: $30,000 - $300,000

Located just 21 minutes from Jacksonville, FL International airport, and just a 90 minute drive to Savannah, GA and St. Augustine, FL, Osprey Cove is a constant recipient in the “Top 100 places to Retire.” Kiplinger rated Georgia as a “Top 10 Tax Friendly state for Retirees”. This plush coastal community boasts 722 single family homes. Home buyers in search of an active lifestyle are finding the right fit at Osprey Cove with private golf, tennis, boating and fishing available year round. Located near Kings Bay Naval Base, Osprey is a top pick for military, government and other retirees. With incredible views across the marsh to Florida and Amelia Island, this three season coastal community awaits you – and you deserve the best. Perfect for a primary or second home. Check out this Georgia gated community to learn more.

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The Cottages at Brow Wood

Lookout Mountain, GA
New one level, maintenance-free homes from the upper $200s.

Retreat to Home at The Cottages at Brow Wood while immersing in breathtaking mountain views, indulging in the local southern hospitality, and embracing the city’s historic culture. Offering the comfort and convenience of a low maintenance lifestyle, The Cottages of Brow Wood allow you to explore and enjoy the whimsical sights of Lookout Mountain. Just a short 20-minute drive from Chattanooga, every courtyard cottage includes low maintenance living equipped with energy efficient features to help lower your energy bills. Each one level living home features a minimum of 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths with the flexibility to expand to the second level: adding a bonus room or third bedroom with full bathroom and walk-in storage. These open concept plans are perfect for entertaining guests and creating an inviting atmosphere. Enjoy your morning coffee from your gated-private courtyard and watch the sunset from your sunroom or backyard patio. Each floorplan has the creative flexibility to use the sunroom space as an office, sitting room, library – whatever you choose!

Just a few miles away, enjoy golf and swimming at the Lookout Mountain Club; walk or hike Lula Lake’s 8,000-acre Land Trust & Trails; and relish in the local shopping & dining along Scenic Highway. Nearby Rock City offers spectacular sights with unique rock formations and gardens that are open to the public year-round. Additionally, Lookout Mountain and Chattanooga’s top-rated attractions include Ruby Falls, Cloudland Canyon State Park, the Downtown Riverwalk, The Tennessee Aquarium, and the Incline Railroad; all of which help to encapsulate the natural beauty of the area. To learn more about this community or to set up your personalized appointment, please contact our Online Consultants at 423-226-3223 or goodallhomes.com/brow-wood.

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Grandview at Gateway

Jasper, GA
Homes in the 200's-400's.

At Grandview at Gateway, North Georgia’s Premier Active Adult Community, we aren’t just building homes, we are also creating lifestyles. It’s not just about the homes, facilities, and amenities. It’s about adding value to our homeowners. The full focus of Grandview is to create an environment not only to promote social interaction but also encourage physical activity, mental stimulation and just plain fun. Grandview at Gateway is located in the beautiful mountains of North Georgia and the first mountain city of Jasper, GA. Our amenities include: Clubhouse, Resort Style Pool with Lap Lanes, Fitness Center, Pickleball Courts, Yoga, Games, Arts & Crafts, and Card Room, Firepit, Cabanas, Dog Park, Community Garden, Hiking Trails, Interest-Based Clubs and Social Groups, Demonstration Kitchen, Library, Community Lake. A low monthly HOA includes the amenities along with weekly lawn maintenance, cable/phone/internet, and trash. Come out and join us on July 11 & 12 for our Early Bird Lot Reservations!

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Sterling on the Lake

Flowery Branch, GA
New homes from the $280s - $700s+

Enjoying your bliss means doing what you love with those who mean the most. Perhaps it’s catching a doubles game of pickleball with friends or a hike along miles of trails.

Sterling on the Lake is a master-planned community with a range of amenities, located 40 miles north of Downtown Atlanta in Flowery Branch, Georgia. Its location offers convenient access to Atlanta’s International Airport, shopping and dining, Lake Lanier and beautiful mountain settings.

Embrace the outdoors with walking and biking trails, play a game of tennis, cast a line in Lake Sterling, or unwind with a picnic at the Village Green. The Lakeside Clubhouse features a veranda with an outdoor fireplace, a movie theater, a caterer’s kitchen, a 24-hour fitness center and two swimming pools. Residents can also participate in community events arranged by the full-time activities director.

With ranch-style, two-story, and luxury homes, there are a variety of home designs to fit your lifestyle. For 55+, Sterling on the Lake has a new active-adult neighborhood, Encore by David Weekley at The Retreat, where you can enjoy the ease of low-maintenance living paired with the excitement of a multi-generation community.

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Lake Arrowhead

Waleska, GA

Lake Arrowhead sits on a 540-acre lake surrounded by mountains, pristine wilderness, and championship golf. Enjoy our new amenities: a 2-story marina pavilion, sports court with basketball, fishing pier, hiking trail, and 25 boat slips. We encourage you to browse our inventory of homes here, our photo gallery here, and our video gallery here. The great part about our location is that we are in close proximity to the State of the Art Northside Cherokee Hospital and our county taxes are the lowest in the state for residents 62 and older.

Play Golf

The Veranda of the Lake Arrowhead Yacht and Country Club offers property owners and guests a place to enjoy the gentle mountain breezes and expansive vistas while playing our 18 hole championship Highlands Golf Course. This challenging Mountain course is considered one of the best golf courses in Georgia. Carved into the beautiful North Georgia mountain landscape with our pristine 540-acre stream-fed lake, The Highlands Course was named the “Best Golf Course in Cherokee County” by Cherokee Life Magazine.

Come see our Lake and Marina

Property owners and guests enjoy the gentle mountain breezes and serenity Lake Arrowhead offers. Owners adore the Boating Club, and take advantage of the expansive Kayak Rentals and Storage. This beautiful and unique location offers the community Lakeside Park where Family picnics and summer swimming in the lake can be a joyful time for family and friends.

Enjoy our Ranch Homes and Villas

Lake Arrowhead offers an array of choices in new home design and features. Marina Parc Villas being built by award winning builder Rezide Properties (Tony Perry) offers Luxury lake view retreats with breathtaking lake views and a Maintenance Free Lifestyle starting in the Mid $400’s.

Lake Arrowhead’s Portfolio of Ranch Style Homes are selling in three Neighborhoods.

The Woodlands Ranch Style Homes start in the High $200’s, Bluffs at Highlands Vista in the Low $300’s and, Highlands Vista Ranch Style Homes start in the Mid $300’s. Golf Villas starting in the Low $400’s and Marina Parc Lakeside Villas starting in the Mid $400s.

Sanctuary Cove is in high demand offering expansive lakeside panoramic views, lakeside park and optional deep water docks on many of the lakeside home sites. The choices are endless in home design and features.

Click HERE to check out our Discovery Stay and Play Package!

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Cresswind Peachtree City

Peachtree City, GA
Homes: $300K- $600K

At Kolter Homes’ award-winning active adult community, Cresswind Peachtree City, residents enjoy a long list of amenities specifically designed for those 55 and over. Located among 400 wooded acres with rolling hills and winding trails, Cresswind Peachtree City offers a haven for active living in an ideal location near Atlanta, Georgia.

With a focus on fitness, relationships, education and entertainment, Cresswind Peachtree City is designed to help residents live better, longer. Cresswind Peachtree City features a brand-new 17,000-square-foot community clubhouse, offering a fitness center, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis and pickleball courts, arts & crafts room, and more.

Along with all the amenities and activities within Cresswind’s resort-style community, residents have quick access to all that Peachtree City offers, including golf courses and nearly 100 miles of golf cart, bike and walking paths. Cresswind Peachtree City is removed from the congestion, yet offers easy access to Atlanta’s attractions as well as Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, all located 25 minutes away. Tour 11 designer model homes. Move-In Ready homes available now.

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Cumberland Harbour

St. Marys, GA
Homes: $350,000 - $2,000,000 Lots: $30,000 - $300,000.

Located on a peninsula bounded by rivers and ocean we are Georgia’s Premier Coastal Community directly across from Cumberland Island National Seashore! Enjoy world-class amenities with pools, tennis, fitness center, parks and community docks. All protected by manned/gated 24/7 security for peace of mind. Located at the Southeastern-most point of Georgia we enjoy the mildest climate in the state. The metro area of Jacksonville, FL offers the finest in shopping, cultural activities, sporting events and health care that includes the Mayo Clinic. Jacksonville International Airport is 30 minutes from our frontgate.

The architecture in Cumberland Harbour is classic Low-Country Southern vernacular with wide porches, metal roofs, shiplap and vintage heart pine floors. Work with the region’s finest builders to create that one of a kind Dream Home. Choose from home sites with a wide variety of locations and price points. Our waterfront sites offer true deepwater access with the ability to put in your own private dock. Marshfront sites offer endless vistas and sunsets over the salt marshes. Our nature sites offer a live oak canopy perfect for relaxation on those Summer days. Play, Relax, Explore… Life lived better, Cumberland Harbour.

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Georgia Gated Communities | Waterways Township | Best Places to Live in Georgia

Waterways

Richmond Hill, GA
Homes: $300,000 - $600,000 Lots: $50,000 - $150,000

One of the best places to live in Georgia.

Nestled amid ancient moss-draped oak hammocks, winding freshwater lagoons and the salt marshes of coastal Georgia’s low country, Waterways is a private gated community with distinctive homes and modern amenities, just 30 minutes south of historic Savannah in Richmond Hill, Georgia. This surprising low country community offers luxury homes surrounded by a protected natural landscape. Starting with homesites from the 90s and townhomes from the mid-200s, homes in the mid-300s, and at Waterways encourage an elegantly relaxed lifestyle.

This is ideal living.

Just outside of Savannah, on the Georgia coast, there’s a master planned community that’s rooted in nature and built with modern amenities. Here, water’s influence is the center of the lifestyle, and health and wellness are valued along with days of adventure and exploration.Here, your family can escape from the noise of the world in a place where spontaneous get-togethers, outdoor activities, and the influence of water create a new rhythm of life.

The Waterways Marina Is Now Open….

Located along Redbird Waterway, the Marina features direct access to the Intracoastal Waterway, the Great Ogeechee River, and the Atlantic Ocean. Featuring dry slip storage, a ship store, and fueling and launching facilities, Waterways residents will have all they need for endless adventure. The center of our waterfront lifestyle is found at the Marina Village, with stunning views of golden marshes, dry slip storage spaces, along with fresh water boat slips for residents. Green spaces and events lawns will complement a curated collection of quaint retail shops and casual dining. Accessible from every corner of the community via Harbor View Drive, a road with spectacular views of glistening waters, Marina Village is sure to become the heartbeat of Waterways. Choosing the perfect place for your next adventure is about so much more than finding a home. Get a feel for the Waterways lifestyle with a Discover Waterways Visit, an immersive three day, two-night getaway. Schedule Your Visit Today!

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55+ Homes near Atlanta GA | Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes

Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes

Hoschton, GA
New Homes from $300K

Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes is a new, gated 55+ community in the metro Atlanta, Georgia area, conveniently located in the master-planned community of Twin Lakes in Hoschton. With a focus on fitness, relationships, education and entertainment, Cresswind is designed to help residents live better, longer with resort-style amenities and homes designed with active adults in mind.

Residents will have exclusive access to a clubhouse offering a resort-style pool, fitness center with cardio studio, arts & crafts studio, and more. A full-time lifestyle director will plan a full calendar of clubs, activities, concerts, and events. With over 40 courts, Cresswind Georgia is home to Georgia’s largest private pickleball complex, one of the largest in the Southeast. In addition, residents will enjoy an abundance of outdoor recreation, with miles of walking trails and two lakes for fishing, kayaking, and paddleboarding.

Ranch-style homes will feature 2- to 4-Bedroom plans with options for Daylight Basements, Golf Cart Garages, Bonus Rooms and more.

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Plan a visit to Georgia

If easy living and friendly neighbors are your style, then Georgia is your ideal spot to live in. Explore the Georgia communities below to get a taste of the best options in the state. When you’ve got a few options you like, plan a tour to see them in real life. Most communities offer tours and stays for those looking to relocate, so you can truly experience the destination. Select a few options, plan a visit, and get to know Georgia.

If you’re seeking a certain city, town, or feature, try using the filtering options on the left to narrow down your options and find the spot that’s calling your name!

 

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