Besides being the capital city of Georgia, Atlanta came in at number 4 on the Retirement Living’s list of the best cities to retire to in 2022. Atlanta has a relatively low cost of living compared to the national average ($50,342 annually). On average, household income is $55,279 a year and 11.4% of the population is over 65, which means you won’t have to look hard to find a great active 55+ community in the Atlanta area.
Atlanta’s No. 1 selling point is its warm weather. Georgia’s winters are like spring for much of the rest of the county. While your friends and family up north are salting their sidewalks, you’ll be salting your margaritas. With only 32 days 90º and above and 36 days under 32º, expect warm nights and pleasant days, perfect for year-round activities. Georgia favors retirees by making up to $65,000 of retirement income exempt from state income taxes if you’re age 65 or older. That includes your IRAs and 401(k)s. The crime rate is also low, making Atlanta an affordable, safe place to live.
Whether you choose an Atlanta retirement community within the city for its cultural advantages, or beside a lake so you can put a boat to good use, Atlanta has plenty of activities to fit your lifestyle and your vision for retirement.
What is a 55+ community?
An active 55+ community in Atlanta is not the same as an independent living center. 55+ communities are restricted to adults over the age of 55, and usually offer smaller homes or apartments. Residences in 55+ communities are usually built to be senior-friendly or even ADA compliant, but they do not offer medical care. Instead, you’ll live like you would in a regular neighborhood but with some extra amenities or community planned events to make new friends. These active senior communities throughout Atlanta often have a strong community culture filled with retired individuals.
Benefits of living in a 55+ community
There are many benefits to living in a retirement community in Atlanta. The neighborhoods are usually very well kept, and often offer shared amenities and many social events you can take advantage of. The age restriction also ensures that your area will be more peaceful than a traditional neighborhood. There won’t be kids staying up late or anyone throwing large parties in the middle of the night. 55+ communities also emphasize an active & independent lifestyle. Most have walking trails and activities planned to keep you healthy – both physically and mentally. Homes in 55+ communities are also meant to be low-maintenance. Some of them offer yard maintenance, and the floor plans are meant to accommodate older adults, like having a master bedroom on the first floor.
Active 55+ Communities in Atlanta, GA
Whatever you’re looking for in a 55+ senior living community in Atlanta, you’ll find it on our list! From luxury communities to affordable and fun active senior living communities, we have truly something for everyone in Atlanta.
Sun City Peachtree | Luxury 55+ Living at its best in Atlanta
- Amenities: State-of-the-art fitness center, indoor walking track, aerobics and dance studio, indoor lap pool, arts and craft studios, billiards room, card room, library, computer lab, ballroom, an outdoor resort-style pool and spa, 146-seat movie theater and stage, basketball, volleyball, pickleball, and bocce ball courts, a tennis center, an outdoor amphitheater, miles of scenic walking and biking trails, and an 18-hole, par-72 golf course.
Sun City Peachtree is a magnificent community near Atlanta, Georgia, featuring a clubhouse, 18-hole golf course, world-class amenities, and a socially active lifestyle. Retirees flock from all across the country to be a part of this big, active, adult community. Spread across 1,700 acres of lush pine forests and rolling hills, Sun City Peachtree is conveniently located just 35 miles south of Atlanta in Griffin, GA, giving you small-town charm minutes away from big-city convenience. Homebuyers can choose from a variety of single-family ranch floor plans that range in size from 1,103 to 2,722 square feet. All homes feature one to four bedrooms, one-and-a-half to three bathrooms, and an attached two to two-and-a-half-car garage. Many homesites include scenic views of the golf course, mature trees, or open space.
123 Creekside Court, Griffin, GA 30223 (678) 853-7192
Cresswind Peachtree City | A Premier 55+ active community
View this post on Instagram
- Amenities: clubhouse, full fitness center, yoga and aerobics room, indoor pool with lap lanes, arts and crafts room, social ballroom, Pickleball and Tennis courts, Bocce courts, a resort-style pool, and a fireplace and grilling courtyard.
Cresswind Peachtree City offers an award-winning lifestyle. It’s located less than 40 minutes from downtown Atlanta and 25 minutes from the airport. Featuring over 100 acres of trails, Cresswind Peachtree City is minutes away from shopping, dining, entertainment, golf, recreation and more. Set on roughly 400 rolling, wooded acres, the indoor and outdoor pools, pickleball and tennis courts, fitness center, arts & crafts rooms, and lounge will keep you busy with lots of activities. A wide selection of single-family homes provides numerous options, with To-Be-Built and Move-In Ready homes available.
146 Red Maple Dr, Peachtree City, GA 30269 (770) 212-2099
Overture Powers Ferry | Affordable 55+ Apartment Living
- Amenities: great room, resident lounge, coffee bar and bistro, entertainment room, gaming and billiards room, reading lounge, outside terrace, community garden, theater room, fitness center, yoga studio, swimming pool, sun deck, pet friendly.
At Overture Powers Ferry, you’ll enjoy the comfort of your own 55+ active adult apartment home. Our vibrant, 55+ active community is thoughtfully designed to reflect all the charm and appeal of its surrounding areas, with beautiful residences and resort-style amenities to support an active, healthy, and social lifestyle. We’ve only minutes from shopping, restaurants, parks, and nature trails. Choose from 1 and 2-bedroom, all-inclusive apartments. Overture Powers Ferry is conveniently located in the Cumberland area of Atlanta near Truist Stadium, the Cobb Performing Arts Center, the Chattahoochee River, and The Battery farmer’s market.
1927 Powers Ferry Road SE, Atlanta, GA 30339 (407) 419-2556
Sterling on the Lake | Master-Planned 55+ Community
- Amenities: clubhouse, meeting rooms, veranda with an outdoor fireplace, caterer’s kitchen, 27-seat movie theater, 24-hour fitness center, 2 pools with water slides and waterfalls, playground and treehouse, tennis courts, lakes, walking, jogging, and biking trails.
Sterling on the Lake is located in Flowery Branch, GA, only 40 miles from downtown Atlanta, with convenient access to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, a variety of shopping and dining options, Lake Lanier, and beautiful mountain settings. Choose from a variety of ranch-style, two-story, low-maintenance and luxury home styles designed to fit the unique needs and lifestyles of those living in 55+ active communities in Atlanta. Relax in low-maintenance living, take a walk along the trails, or spend the afternoon under the sun at the pool!
7004 Lake Sterling Blvd. Flowery Branch, Georgia 30542 (770) 967-9777
View this post on Instagram
- Amenities: rooftop terrace and game courts, outdoor fireplace, kitchen, and lounge, demonstration kitchen, heated saltwater pool and sun deck, community library and media room, personal patios and balconies, 24/7 fitness center, smoke-free community, neighborhood recreational parks and Blackburn Tennis Center.
Located just minutes from Northeast Atlanta, Attiva Peachtree places all the perks of a private club membership at your doorstep. Take a salsa lesson or take in the skyline views on our rooftop terrace. Relax in our heated saltwater pool or enjoy a wine tasting. You have countless options for both quality time and quality fun. Our one and two-bedroom apartments come with designer finishes, stainless steel appliances, and personal patios and balconies. Walk to Whole Foods to grab a bite or to Octane to grab coffee with friends. Upscale boutiques and award-winning restaurants put Atlanta life at your doorstep.
5255 Peachtree Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30341 (470) 740-9088
Echols Farm | Affordable 55+ Living near Atlanta
- Amenities: gated community, walking paths, including a scenic pond walk and overlook, a central garden, outdoor dining area, firepit, and a clubhouse.
Echols Farm is a relaxed, over 55 community near Atlanta, just 30 minutes northwest of downtown, featuring ranch-style homes from the $300s with an array of outdoor living options. Stroll down connecting paths along the scenic pond, sit out by the garden, or indulge in the one-of-a-kind amenities like an expansive event barn, and a maker’s place to encourage your creativity. Activities include pickleball and bocce courts.
4511 Macland Road Hiram, Georgia 30141, (678) 401-2306
Senior Living in Atlanta Map
Have you decided to relocate to one of these great Atlanta 55 plus communities? Wirks Moving is the best Atlanta moving company to call to help with your move! Contact us today at 404-635-6683 to discuss your move and get a free quote.