Better Over 50, West Cobb’s Over 55 Communities

By Harbour Team July 29, 2019

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Cobb County’s active adult communities are becoming the regions perfect lifestyle dwellings, offering more and better amenities. In this article we’re highlighting valuable features found in these homes, and defining the new terms of living the good life, starting at age fifty-five. 

Single Family Homes

If your impression of 55+ communities has always been apartment complexes and townhomes, it’s time to meet the latest look. One-level living is the predominant design across these communities, where renowned active-adult home developers have carefully considered the residents’ needs. Floor plans that are often available to custom order pair livability with noteworthy layout. Stroll from a ranch home or villa interior to a thoughtfully constructed outdoor living space, with a private courtyard or covered patio. However secluded or social you prefer to be, the homes in these communities come with flexible options to meet your lifestyle. David Weekley Homes in Marietta Township and Pulte Homes’ Prescott in Acworth are two of the many communities designed with you in mind. Let our Realtors help you to zero in on homes that meet your exact criteria (Are you looking for a new home but need to sell yours first? See our free Home Selling Secrets Revealed videos).

Social Gathering Spaces

From comfortable clubhouses to elegant pavilions, 55+ communities are dotted with perfect places for friends and neighbors to congregate. And there’s never a problem finding the way home after evening gatherings around a fire pit, since streetlamps light the way along wider sidewalks. Bocce ball courts and raised beds in community gardens keep residents playfully active together. For the more athletic, Traton Homes’ 1825 Stilesboro Road get you close to golf, and developments such as those designed by Fortress Builders offer tennis courts, swimming pools, with Barrett Preserve allowing easy access to Kennesaw Mountain trails.

Convenience

These peaceful retreats are never far from shopping, dining, cultural activities and parks. Windsong Properties’ Encore in Kennesaw is conveniently located minutes from historic Marietta Square, with its Farmers’ Market and festivals. Since Marietta has been named one of America’s Best Places to Live, moving into a quiet community that is still near a hub of activity offers the best of both worlds. Another aspect to keep in mind is proximity to family, and the extra space to house loved ones coming to visit from afar. These are all easily accommodated when you stay close to Atlanta, and opt for a home that can be planned in a way you like. Some communities offer properties with second floors and easy-access two-car garages.

Lock & Leave 

For those who love to travel, the peace of mind and flexibility offered by a “lock and leave” style of community are incomparable. But what are you actually getting with this type of home? The term has come into popularity as more and more people focus on mobility and freedom in the second half of their lives. The general definition applied to “lock and leave” is that the property’s exterior maintenance is completely taken care of. Gone are the days of lawn mowing, hedge trimming, remembering to turn on the sprinkler system during the evening hours, and even painting or fixing exterior elements on your home. It’s all taken care of for you. After all, whether you’re taking in culture in downtown Atlanta or traveling as far away as Anchorage, are out floating off the coast of Fiji or Florida, home chores like finding the right bulb for your porch light should be furthest from your mind. Cobb County’s true lock and leave 55+ communities include Longleaf’s Battle Park, which is close to downtown Marietta, I-75 and Lake Allatoona, as well as Mars Hill Village by PCS in Acworth, where you’re close to Lake Acworth, the public library, and so much more. Take time to consider whether lock and leave is the right option for your forever home. You may find the convenience of this lifestyle better than you’d ever imagined.

When you stop to think about it, choosing an active adult community ensures that the challenge associated with living the second half of a century isn’t deciding what to do with your time – it’s finding enough time to do all of the great things available to you! The Realtors at Kathryn Harbour Real Estate invite you to discuss the many exceptional 55+ communities nestled within West Cobb. We’re your resource for everything these new and exciting residences have to offer. It’s our pleasure to help you find your perfect active adult home.

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https://www.tratonhomes.com/marietta-named-one-of-americas-best-places-to-live/

https://www.stanberry.com/blog/what-is-a-lock-leave-community.html

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