Whether or not you’re close to considering retirement, you may be one of the many empty nesters who are choosing to purchase homes in active adult communities today. “While most pre-retirees expect to stay in the same state or region once they retire, 40 percent want to take the opportunity to try someplace completely different.” If that describes you, the following factors might lure you to one of the many active adult communities right here in metro Atlanta. read more
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to take up residence in one of metro Atlanta’s magnificent active adult communities? Well, wonder no more. Many of the area’s 55+ neighborhoods give interested home buyers the perfect peek into their residential offerings with the help of fully furnished model homes that show potential residents the whole package. From well-appointed bedrooms to decked out kitchens and bathrooms, these homes showcase all of the possibilities, highlighting everything from the amount of space available in each room to the beautiful finishes just waiting to be selected and installed.
If you’re ready to take the next step and find the home that you’ll relish through your golden years, then be sure to check out the following communities and the incredible options they have on display.
Fischer Homes’ newest 55+ community, Poplar Place, is conveniently located in Dallas near an array of dining, shopping and recreation options. What’s more, in addition to a low-maintenance lifestyle, the neighborhood offers coveted ranch-style homes in its Patio Homes Collection. The Wilmington model home allows you to envision what your own home will be like when you select this beautiful community.
→ This two-bedroom home with an optional study and flex space is one of the most popular floor plans available from Fischer Homes. The American Classic exterior is as charming as it is welcoming.
→ The Wilmington offers open concept living with a large living room area featuring generous amounts of natural light and a door leading out to the covered patio.
→ The kitchen features a large island with optional seating, stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. All of these selections can be handpicked during your own individualized experience at the Lifestyle Design Center.
→ The owner’s suite serves as the ultimate retreat for decompressing, featuring tray ceilings, large windows and an en suite bathroom.
Soleil Belmont Park, located between Milton and Canton, features 471 low-maintenance homes situated on large home sites. The community also offers resort-style amenities, including a 9,800-square-foot clubhouse, a health and fitness center, an arts and crafts studio and more. The Weston model home is a must-see locale that gives you a glimpse at what life should be like as an active adult.
→ The Weston is a two-bedroom, 2.5-bath home with more than 2,800 square feet of living space. The floor plan comes in four different versions with additional features that range from a study to covered porches.
→ Soleil Belmont Park offers gourmet eat-in kitchens with plenty of counter and cabinet space overlooking the main living areas. Large, walk-in, Costco-style pantries are an added bonus.
→ Luxurious owner spa baths are a must for the 55+ market. Zero-entry spa showers in rooms filled with natural light are one of the perks of living at Soleil Belmont Park.
Now selling in Cherokee County, The Courtyards at Hickory Flat is a 55+ age-restricted community that offers thoughtfully crafted ranch homes with personal courtyards. Each home features ample storage space, kitchens with large islands and luxurious owner’s suites, as well as second-level options.
→ This elegant owner’s suite offers direct access to the home’s covered courtyard patio, bringing in plenty of natural light and an airy feel.
→ Open concept living areas make entertaining friends and family a breeze. Kitchens include large islands, quartz countertops, plentiful cabinets and true walk-in pantries.
→ Luxurious owner’s bathrooms feature a variety of desirable features, including stepless entry showers and a host of beautiful finishes.
The newest active adult community from Windsong Properties, Owenby is located in Cherokee County only three miles from bustling downtown Woodstock. Providing a comfortable and easy lifestyle is at the heart of Windsong’s work, and the Ashford model home in Owenby is a perfect example.
→ The Ashford features a welcoming rocking chair front porch that provides a perfect spot to relax and catch up with neighbors. Choose from three elevations with between two and four bedrooms and a mixture of architectural details. The home also boasts a step-free access point from the garage.
→ The Ashford features a gourmet island kitchen that opens to the great room and dining area, as well as the covered side porch. This makes entertaining a breeze.
→ Outdoor living in the Ashford means a side covered patio, screened porch (shown here) or sunroom option. All spaces lead to a courtyard retreat for you to personalize to fit your lifestyle.
→ A spacious bedroom at the rear of the home provides a luxurious retreat. This gracious bedroom allows for plenty of room for your treasured keepsakes and a sitting area, as well as a perfect spot to begin and end each day.
Lake Arrowhead, a gated mountain, lake and golf master-planned community located just outside of Canton, has become one of the area’s most popular destinations for home buyers 55 and older. A variety of home styles are available, from modern mountain cottages and lakeview ranch homes to estate home sites with acreage and golf villas. This model home offers just a sample of the many options available.
→ The family room showcases a wall of windows for natural light, a vaulted cedar beam ceiling and a stone fireplace with a cedar mantel.
→ The expansive front porch offers stunning mountain views.
→ A breakfast room is tucked away and located where you can enjoy the warmth of the morning sun and mountain views.
→ Lake Arrowhead offers a full design studio inside of its model home, where buyers receive three hours of complementary design time with a professional designer.
Make the Most of Your Model Home Visit
It’s no surprise that a model home shows you the best that a community has to offer. This showcase residence has all of the bells and whistles, from high-end designer finishes to unique layout options available to home buyers. It’s easy to get swept away by the fantastic features laid out before you after you walk across that well-appointed model home’s threshold. That’s why NewHomeSource.com, presented by Builders Digital Experience, has offered a few tips to help you navigate the process of exploring model homes. Be sure to keep these in mind as you start touring these remarkable residences.
Keep Things in Perspective
Models homes are not just beautiful—they are professionally styled. Each model residence is chock full of furniture and accessories that have been staged to perfection so you can envision what your own home might look like. However, it’s a wow factor that could encourage you to jump before you are ready to make a down payment. Ask to see an undecorated home with the same floor plan so you can get a real look at what the residence offers.
Consider the Costs
Often, those amazing finishes and spectacular details that you see in a model home are considered upgrades and can really impact the final price of your new home. Make sure you know how much certain features cost so you can select the ones that make the most sense for you.
Think Beyond the Model
While a model home usually offers a comprehensive look at your interior and exterior options, there can still be some flexibility. In fact, if a model home has almost everything you want, don’t be afraid to ask if there is a way to tweak the finished product to fit your needs. You may be able to add office space or an extra bedroom to the floor plan.