Cherokee County: An Active Adult Destination
Cherokee is home to some of the most sought after active adult communities in Metro Atlanta. Baby boomers are flocking to the area to enjoy living near the mountains, as well as within a 5-6 hour drive to the Atlantic and Gulf coast beaches. Many are also attracted to Georgia’s beautiful moderate climate with four distinct seasons, and no snow shoveling or 100 degree temperatures.
Easy access to local interstates, plus significant property tax benefits for age 62 and over make Cherokee a popular destination for retirees and empty nesters. In addition to tax benefits, Cherokee is home to several great cities and affords the 55+ crowd a well rounded lifestyle with over 10 golf courses, a lake for boating & fishing, public horse trails, world class mountain bike trails, and a fantastic selection of chef inspired restaurants. The north metro area also has a vast selection of trails, including paved walking trails and woodland hiking trails.
The proximity only 45 minutes north of Atlanta provides world class sporting, concert, restaurant, and entertainment venues as well.
For those who like to travel, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta is the busiest and most efficient airport in the world, offering nonstop service to more than 150 domestic and nearly 70 international destinations. These locales include major commercial centers in Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, Africa, and South and Central America.
Active Adult Communities
Active Adult Communities typically have a strong amenities package plus a more social and active lifestyle among residents due to common interests. Most communities also include lawn and sometimes exterior home maintenance.
Baby boomers changed American culture during their teen years in the 1960’s and 1970’s, and are bringing that same zest to retirement, with a pronounced unwillingness to go quietly into old age, making today’s 55+ communities more fun and active than ever before.
Today’s 55+ communities are appreciated by baby boomers who enjoy neighborhood tennis, pickleball, golf, hiking, fitness classes, and swimming. In addition to athletic endeavors, boomers appreciate a fun lifestyle that includes cocktail parties, poker nights, lavish spas, and crazy themed parties with live bands.
Check out Cherokee County’s current Active Adult neighborhoods. For some retirees and empty nesters, they prefer buying in a traditional neighborhood, choosing a ranch style home on a smaller lot, without the extras included in an age restricted community.
Represent Your Interests
As with any large financial purchase in life, we recommend buyers have their own agent representing them in a purchase, whether of a new home or a resale, as the listing agent or builder representative work only for the seller.
Check out How to Choose a Buyer Agent and get started on the path to the fun lifestyle you deserve!