Cities with Retirement Communities in Georgia

Villa Palazzo

  1260 Hightower Trail
Atlanta, GA 30350

Savannah Square

  1 Savannah Square Drive
Savannah, GA 31406

Delmar Gardens of Smyrna

  404 King Springs Village Parkway
Smyrna, GA 30082

Marsh's Edge

  136 Marsh's Edge Lane
St. Simons Island, GA 31522

The Marshes of Skidaway Island

  95 Skidaway Island Park Road
Savannah, GA 31411

Park Springs

  500 Springhouse Circle
Stone Mountain, GA 30087

Atria Buckhead

  2848 Lenox Road
Atlanta, GA 30324

The Phoenix at Johnson Ferry

  9 Sherwood Lane
Marietta, GA 30067

Magnolia Place of Roswell

  655 Mansell Road
Roswell, GA 30076

Discovery Village At Sugarloaf

  1220 Satellite Blvd NW
Suwanee, GA 30024

678-942-6231

Merrill Gardens at Woodstock

  12730 Highway 92 E.
Woodstock, GA 30188

Wickshire South Lee Buford

  4355 South Lee Street
Buford, GA 30518

Brookdale Newnan

  355 Millard Farmer Industrial Blvd.
Newnan, GA 30263

Hammond Glen

  335 Hammond Drive NE
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Dunwoody Place

  1460 S. Johnson Ferry Road
Atlanta, GA 30319

Renaissance Marquis

  3126 Cedartown Hwy SW
Rome, GA 30161

Brookside Commerce

  199 West W. Gary Road
Commerce, GA 30529

Campbell-Stone Sandy Springs

  350 Carpenter Drive NE
Atlanta, GA 30328

Covenant Woods Retirement Community

  5424 Woodruff Farm Rd.
Columbus, GA 31907

Vernon Woods

  101 Vernon Woods Drive
LaGrange, GA 30240

The Palms at Lake Spivey

  8080 Summit Business Parkway
Jonesboro, GA 30236

Laurel Grove

  2899 Five Forks Trickum Road
Lawrenceville, GA 30044

TerraBella Epps Bridge

  755 Epps Bridge Parkway
Athens, GA 30606

706-407-1965

Clairmont Place

  2100 Clairmont Lake
Decatur, GA 30033

Garden Plaza at Lawrenceville

  230 Collins Industrial Way
Lawrenceville, GA 30043

Creekside Pines

  1011 Merchants Drive
Dallas, GA 30132

Pinegate

  300 Charter Boulevard
Macon, GA 31210

TerraBella Riverplace

  6850 River Road
Columbus, GA 31904

706-309-7079

Vickery Rose Retirement

  295 E. Crossville Road
Roswell, GA 30075

470-242-6844

Dunwoody Pines

  4355 Georgetown Square
Dunwoody, GA 30338

Cottonwood Estates Gracious Retirement Living

  255 Vaughan Drive
Alpharetta, GA 30009

The Regency House

  341 Winn Way
Decatur, GA 30030

Smoky Springs

  940 S Enota Drive
Gainesville, GA 30501

The Lodge at BridgeMill

  10451 Bells Ferry Road
Canton, GA 30114

Sunrise at Huntcliff Summit I

  8592 Roswell Road
Atlanta, GA 30350

Parc at Duluth

  3315 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard
Duluth, GA 30096

Parc at Piedmont

  999 Hood Rd
Marietta, GA 30096

Ridenour Apartments

  1355 Ridenour Blvd Nw
Kennesaw, GA 30152

Saint Anne's Terrace

  3100 Northside Pkwy NW
Atlanta, GA 30327

Sunabella at Savannah

  11310 White Bluff Road
Savannah, GA 31419

What are Retirement Communities?

Retirement communities are often also called independent living communities, because they are designed for seniors who are able to live independently, with no need for daily personal or medical care. They are generally mid-to large-sized campus-style communities that offer a wide variety of activities and conveniences for residents.

If this sounds similar to an active adult or 55+ community, that is because retirement and active adult communities share some core commonalities. These often include providing exterior home and lawn maintenance, planned social activities, communal spaces and outdoor amenities such as tennis courts, golf courses or swimming pools. The benefits of living in a retirement community are generally the same as living in other types of senior housing: more opportunities for social engagement, more free time to spend pursuing hobbies and low-maintenance living. Retirement communities take low-maintenance living to an even higher level than active adult communities, because the following are often included, with other services available a la carte:

• Meals – 3x/day, served in a dining room
• Linen and laundry service
• Housekeeping
• Interior home maintenance
• Scheduled transportation to shopping, medical appointments and other errands
• 24-hr staff and onsite-healthcare in case of emergency

As in most types of senior housing, the size and style of home varies from community to community, from studio apartments to large villas, often with many styles available within the same campus. While the homes may differ in size, most will have features that are designed with seniors in mind, such as:

• One-level living
• Wide doorways
• Walk-in showers
• Low thresholds
• Emergency call systems

And while every community is unique, many will offer the same types of amenities and benefits to residents, all aimed at allowing them to live easier, more engaged and fulfilling lives. Most retirement communities provide an even broader range of amenities than those found in active adult communities, including:

• Daily scheduled activities, fitness classes or crafts
• On-site salons, libraries and chapels
• Game rooms
• Theaters
• Community meeting spaces such as club houses and bistros
• Private dining rooms for special family meals
• Community excursions

Some independent living communities are located within larger campuses that also offer assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care services; these campuses are called Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs). They offer a full range of senior care to residents as they age and their health needs change. CCRCs allow residents to age in place, and stay within the same overall community, as they move from one level of care to the next. A CCRC is especially helpful if one spouse has different care needs than the other. Even if one spouse is in a higher-level care facility, couples are still close enough to see each other every day and are able to enjoy the same amenities and activities.

Use our US map above to begin your search for the best retirement communities for you or your loved one.

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