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Lake Arrowhead

Waleska, GA
Single Family Ranch Style Homes from the High $200K - $500K.

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.

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55+ Agri-community | Community Garden Farm | Chickahominy Falls

Chickahominy Falls

Glen Allen, VA
Carriage Homes and Villa Homes from $350K

Virginia’s 2020 Community of the Year! Situated on 180 acres hugging the Chickahominy River, Chickahominy Falls is redefining 55+ communities through a commitment to healthy living and special amenities that balance play with purpose. Chickahominy Falls is the first agri-community in Greater Richmond, Virginia and the first agri-community solely focusing on active adults in the nation.

This 400 home community combines over 73 acres of farmland, wooded preserves and green spaces to keep its rural feeling. The heart and soul of the community is Woodside Farms, a 10-acre, four-season, professionally managed farm that produces a curated mix of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers selected for their health and wellness benefits for active adults. Other signature amenities include The Barn, which carries on the farm theme with traditional red-siding, tin-roof, handcrafted barn doors, and covered porches. This welcome center and event space is the educational and social center of the community. Demonstration kitchen hosts neighborhood socials, harvest festivals and chef-led cooking classes. A 5-star Clubhouse complex consisting of main clubhouse, fitness building, resort style pool, porches, outdoor fire pits, and event lawns all with postcard views of a beautifully landscaped fishing pond. Other amenities include miles of walking trails and outdoor fitness stations, all to keep you active and healthy!

Chickahominy Falls, a community connected to a working farm where every home, community feature and amenity is designed to foster healthier, happier living. A place where healthy living comes naturally, friendships come easily, and good times roll all year long.

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Jimmy Buffett Inspired Community FL | Latitude Margaritaville Watersound

Latitude Margaritaville Watersound

Panama City Beach, FL
New Homes from the Mid $200K

Latitude Margaritaville Watersound is located on Northwest Florida’s Emerald Coast between Pensacola and Panama City. It is just off of the Scenic Highway 30A corridor that runs along 20 miles of coastline with views of some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Latitude Margaritaville Watersound offers a unique living environment with access to the Intracoastal Waterway. This area, with its many small coastal towns, is the embodiment of the relaxed, beachy vibe that is at the heart of the Latitude Margaritaville lifestyle. There also are many outdoor recreational activities, ranging from boating and deep-sea fishing to hiking, biking, golfing and more. A full range of lifestyle components is nearby, including an enticing array of dining, shopping, entertainment, cultural and recreational opportunities as well as service businesses, medical offices, hospitals and more. The community’s initial phase is anticipated to include approximately 3,500 homes. The master-planned community, inspired by the legendary music and lifestyle of Jimmy Buffett, features four distinct home collections – the Conch Cottage Collection, Caribbean Villas Collection, and the Beach and Island Collections of single-family homes. Floor plans range from 1,204 to 2,564 square feet under air.

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55+ Homes in Odenton MD | Brookfield Residential at Two Rivers

Brookfield Residential at Two Rivers

Odenton, MD
55+ Single-Family Homes from the low $600K

What makes this Maryland’s No. 1 selling new home community? It’s the resort life – and the daily invitation to live exactly how you want to live. You’ll make every day amazing when you can choose from so many amenities and activities, both at the shared community clubhouse and the 55+ only clubhouse. Plus, it’s all so close to everything you already know and love.

Brookfield Residential delivers the latest style trends and innovative home design elements you desire most. Floorplans have been designed to maximize your lifestyle, designed for easy single-level living and a low-maintenance lifestyle. Our experienced team will guide you through the personalization process that’s included in every Brookfield Residential home. Our Empower collection of innovative features will enhance each step of your new home experience.

Amenities at Two Rivers include a 15,000-square-foot clubhouse, indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness center, tennis and pickleball courts, walking trails, a dog park, community gardens, a pavilion, a pond and a pier.

For more information, call Brookfield Residential at 410.991.7132.

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Arenal Hills

Tres Esquinas, Provincia de Alajuela, Los Angeles, San Ramon, CRI
Luxury villa homes starting at $385K.

Arenal Hills is Costa Rica’s finest luxury community for those seeking a truly unique international location for their retirement or vacation home.

Set in a 123-acre valley surrounded by mountains, rivers, and rainforests, the Arenal Hills residences feature panoramic views. The one- and two-story villa homes offer a choice of five floor plans with up to 3,600 square feet of total indoor/outdoor living space. Interiors feature native laurel, teak and bamboo milled on-site and furniture built by Costa Rican craftsmen. Accents include granite countertops and Peruvian marble flooring, plus large balconies with waterfall pools and Jacuzzi tubs. Every home comes with a four-seat golf cart for getting around in the community and hi-speed Internet service to stay connected with family and friends.

Arenal Hills homeowners enjoy complimentary shuttle service and VIP access to the nearby Springs Resort & Spa. This renowned vacation destination includes four fine-dining restaurants, 28 artisan hot springs, and hiking, biking, horseback riding, and kayaking in the surrounding wildlife sanctuary. Among the on-site amenities taking shape at Arenal Hills are Club Vida with pools, a fitness center, and pickleball courts, as well as the lakeside Club Lago for casual gatherings and a full-service equestrian center.

Request more information below to get started on the adventure of a lifetime in Costa Rica and the luxury community of Arenal Hills.

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