Atlanta is a city filled with history, power player corporations, and sweet southern charm. You’ll find award-winning schools, a multitude of shopping destinations, and family-friendly events and festivals year-round.
Thanks to the rise of job opportunities, home construction is experiencing a significant boost, and home builders are injecting style and character into each master planned community. Here the master planned communities in Atlanta you need to know.
Located 40 miles northwest of Atlanta in the city of Acworth is Brookstone, a master planned community with more than 10 floorplans that start in the low $300s. Builders in this community include well-known Beazer Homes and Pulte Homes. Stay active with the onsite pool, basketball and tennis courts, and baseball fields. If you want to venture out, get to know Acworth through the quaint shops and local eateries nearby. No matter your lifestyle, the community of Brookstone is sure to be a good fit.
Soleil Laurel Canyon
Looking for an active adult community where you can settle down? Soleil Laurel Canyon has everything you need. Named among the Best 50 Master Planned Communities in the US by Where to Retire magazine in 2015, this community is nestled in the foothills of Canton about an hour north of Atlanta. Soleil offers nine distinct floorplans from more than 10 prestigious builders, and move-in homes are available. Prices begin in the low $300s and are delicately designed for the golden years. Residents cherish time spent at the fitness center, tennis courts and meandering trails. The newly remodeled clubhouse provides an abundance of space for live entertainment and movie nights.
Located in the Cherokee County School District, the master planned community of Woodmont offers three distinct floorplans starting in the mid $300s. If you are wired for the great outdoors, we’ve found your next niche. This MPC provides a competition pool, along with a waterslide that children will relish. Just minutes away is Cherokee Veteran’s Park, which is loaded with tennis and pickleball courts, a playground for the kids, and miles of paved paths. If downtown Atlanta is your destination for work or play, no worries: It’s less than a one-hour commute.
Located about 40 miles north of Atlanta lies Great Sky. With top-ranked builders like D.R. Horton and Fischer Homes, this gated master planned community offers upscale living. Prices begin in the upper $300s and there are approximately 10 different floor plans to fit your lifestyle. Residents spend their free time at the Great Sky Community House for meet and greets and wine tastings. As you lounge on the balcony, you can keep an eye on your kids as they swim. Need to travel to the city for shopping or celebratory dining? Just head south; you will have easy access to I75.
Sun City Peachtree
Less than an hour southwest of Atlanta is the Sun City Peachtree 55+ master planned community. Prices start in the low $200s for their nine stunning floorplans. World-class amenities keep this community include a heated pool and fashionable clubhouse. Magic Theater and the Mastermind Escape Games are within reach so prepare to be entertained.
Spanning more than 1,000 acres and just southeast of Atlanta, Heron Bay is a premier gated master planned community. It offers nine unique floorplans starting in the upper $300s by builder Heatherland Homes. The Heron Bay Country Club includes a championship golf course, giving you the opportunity to play a round or two at your leisure. Children will adore the nearby Ed Cole Reservoir; it’s ideal for swimming and fishing. Other benefits of living in Heron Bay? An abundance of entertainment venues, quaint boutiques, and a thriving culinary scene.
Heather Allen is a freelance writer who began her career 20 years ago at a small Texas NBC affiliate, while attending SFASU. She’s written blogs on a diverse range of topics including biblical studies, apartment rentals, new home construction and oil and gas. As a wife and mother of two high school teenagers, Heather finds that life is a delicate dance; she balances her time between cheering on Caleb and Scarlett in their extracurricular events, church activities and enhancing her writing skills.