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Guide to Gated Communities in Georgia

When it comes to privacy, security, and a close-knit neighborhood, gated communities are unmatched. With over 25,000 gated communities in the United States alone, there’s a perfect location for everyone.

Privacy and Security

Peace of mind is the top priority of these communities. Gated entrances, private roads, and security systems keep neighborhoods safe year-round. Many places even have security personnel that patrols the streets. 

Social activities

Being part of an exclusive community means that neighbors get to know each other well. Onsite amenities, such as clubhouses and pools, foster these close relationships. Staff members also organize themed dinners, holiday events, and special interest groups.

Top-Notch Amenities

Gated communities offer updated facilities. Pools, fitness rooms, and tennis courts are generally found onsite. Those who have particular interests such as golf or sailing can find gated communities that cater specifically to those activities.

Family-Friendly Environment

Gated communities are diverse—they are a sanctuary to young families and empty-nesters alike. From playgrounds to lounges, these communities offer amenities to entertain residents of any age. 

Further, these amenities add value to the neighborhood, which benefit homeowners in these communities.

Sample Communities to Discover

McLemore

Rising Fawn, GA
Homesites from the $100s, New Homes from the $800s

Located at 2,300 feet in elevation atop the highlands of Lookout Mountain, McLemore is a private, mountaintop community surrounded on all sides by over 40,000 acres of state and national parks, historic land districts and private land trusts. The natural beauty found on Lookout Mountain, Pigeon Mountain and in the McLemore Cove below is truly stunning, and one nearly impossible to duplicate. Here you can experience life Above the Clouds with virtually unlimited access to nature, outdoor recreation, exceptional service, and a tight-knit community of like-minded families.

The McLemore experience begins with McLemore Club – a private member club featuring The Highlands Course, designed by Rees Jones & Bill Bergin. The Highlands has been recognized twice by Golf Digest on its ‘Top 100 Courses You Can Play’ list and by Links Magazine as one of the ‘Top Finishing Holes In The World’. Additional amenities include The Cairn, a 6-hole short course, an immaculately maintained 9-hole putting course, golf practice facilities, hiking trails, and The Creag, a fine dining restaurant within McLemore’s spectacular old-world style stone clubhouse.

Exciting new amenities under construction include the Cloudland; a Curio by Hilton hotel offering onsite accommodations for family and guests, a spa, and multiple dining and lounge venues as well as The Outpost, a new 18-hole masterpiece designed by Bill Bergin and Rees Jones. Also in the planning stages is a swim and racquet sports complex, a fitness and wellness center, and a suite of family-focused amenities including additional trails, sports fields, and much more.

Whether your family is searching for a full-time legacy home or simply a weekend getaway retreat, McLemore offers an impressive selection of residences that are certain to inspire. Choose from a phenomenal collection of over 200 home designs from McLemore’s preferred builder, AR Homes, or design your fully customized dream home from a clean sheet. New for 2023 is the much-anticipated Golf Village, an intimate enclave near the clubhouse comprised of elegantly designed, detached single-family homes that will inspire its own unique sense of community within the gates of McLemore.

McLemore’s central location puts you within a two-hour drive of many of the Southeast’s most iconic cities, including Atlanta, Nashville, Birmingham, Huntsville, and Knoxville. Just a short and easy 35-minute drive from Lookout Mountain is downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee, widely recognized as one of the most desirable cities in the country.

McLemore is proud to offer an Above The Clouds Discovery Experience, giving families a rare opportunity to visit and enjoy ‘Member For A Stay’ privileges. Send us a message today and we’ll be happy to customize a memorable experience just for you.

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Lakeside at River Green

Canton, GA
Homes from $500K to $850K

Lakeside at River Green is a new, gated active-adult neighborhood by John Wieland and his team at the JW Collection. Offering luxury, customizable one to three level single-family homes in a private neighborhood surrounded by natural scenic views, Lakeside at River Green truly is a unique environment for the age-qualified home buyer. Residents will enjoy amenities like pickleball, nature trails, a catch-and-release lake, and a 10,000+ sq. ft. neighborhood clubhouse in the Lakeside at River Green neighborhood.

Residents may also access the amenities available in the River Green master-planned community, which is located adjacent to Lakeside. River Green’s resort-style amenities include three swimming pools, soccer and playfields, lighted tennis courts and playgrounds, and its own newly renovated 10,000 sq. ft. clubhouse. Lakeside at River Green is just minutes from downtown Canton, the north metro Atlanta area, and top-quality healthcare services.

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Lake Arrowhead | Mountain Community near Atlanta GA | Golf Community

Lake Arrowhead

Waleska, GA
Single Family Ranch Style Homes from $300K - $500K.

Lake Arrowhead sits on a 540-acre lake surrounded by mountains, pristine wilderness, and championship golf. Enjoy Resort style living that includes a 24 hour manned, guarded entry, a 2-story marina pavilion, sports courts with basketball, fishing pier, 18+ miles of hiking trails, swimming pools, pickleball, tennis, boat rental slips, dry storage, and a Dog Park to name a few. 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, have easy access to the interstates, fine dining, shopping and entertainment.  Our county taxes are the lowest in the state for residents 62 and older.

Something For Everyone, Mountain Cottages, Ranch Homes, Golf & Lake Villas, Townhomes

Lake Arrowhead’s Portfolio of Ranch Style Homes are selling in three Neighborhoods.
The Woodlands Ranch Style Homes start in the mid $300’s, Highlands Vista Ranch Style Homes and Golf Villas are starting in the $400’s.

Our Newest 2024 Neighborhood, Red Cloud Cabins offer Mountain Cabins starting in the Mid $300’s.

The newly released neighborhood of Franklin Elm offers Single Family Ranch homes starting from the $400’s.

The three remaining new neighborhoods Waterview townhomes, Marina Parc Villas Phase II and Fort Gibson will be released for sale in 2024.

We invite you to add your name to the VIP List to be among the first to know about exciting releases of new home opportunities this year or call us at 770-720-2700 for a private VIP Tour of the community.

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