GA 55+ Community Review - Cresswind at Lake Lanier

Cresswind, on the picturesque Lake Lanier near Gainesville, is one of the most well-appointed 55+ communities in Georgia, and continues to be one of the most popular Active Adult Communities in the metro Atlanta area. This award-winning, gated active adult community boasts a serene lakefront setting of 214 acres nestled in the North Georgia foothills, less than an hour from the Atlanta metropolitan area.

Nature-lovers and those who enjoy outdoor recreation will find much to appreciate about Cresswind. Located within an area designated by the Audubon Society as a wildlife sanctuary, Cresswind at Lake Lanier offers residents direct lake access for kayaking, canoeing, and fishing; a private marina with boat slips available for purchase; and plenty of meandering shoreline for walks along the water. There are acres of wooded areas and wetlands to explore for those who enjoy hiking, photography, and bird-watching, as well.

For those interested in more social activities, this 55+ community in Gainesville offers extraordinary amenities. The heart of Cresswind's social scene, the Club at Cresswind, is a 40,000 square foot, 3-storey clubhouse with a wide variety of luxury features and services. Residents and their guests can take advantage of both indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a state-of-the-art health and fitness center with aerobics studio, a billiards room, tennis and pickle-ball courts, a learning center complete with computers and wifi, and even a fully appointed gourmet-teaching kitchen at the Club. After cooling down from an energetic workout or a walk along the extensive groomed trails in the community, residents can meet up with friends for dancing in the ballroom or drinks at the rooftop bar overlooking the marina.

Cresswind at Lake Lanier is a relatively new community, first opened in 2007. The Kolter Group is currently continuing development of the community, with increased amenities, beautiful landscaping, and new home construction. When completed, Cresswind will offer over 730 energy-efficient, single-family homes, in at least twelve superb designer models, priced from the 200's“ and buyers may elect to buy a resale home or a newly constructed one. Homes in the community range from 1,246 to more than 2,900 square feet, with between two and five bedrooms and two-car garages.

The distinct seasonal variations and generally mild climate of Northern Georgia draw retirees from across the nation to begin their retirement adventures at this 55+ community in Gainesville, GA. Cresswind is located just outside of this lovely town, where shopping, dining, performing arts, and a vibrant nightlife can be found. Gainesville also boasts superior healthcare services, always an important consideration for retirees. Only 50 minutes away, the Atlanta Metro area offers more upscale, urban activities for those who enjoy the excitement of the big city.

For any independent, active adult looking for a vibrant lifestyle of recreation and social opportunities, Cresswind at Lake Lanier should be on the top of the list of 55+ communities in Georgia to consider.

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12 Jul 2018


By Robert Fowler
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