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  • Cresswind at Lake Lanier, Gainesville, Georgia

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Gainesville  |  March 26, 2011 3:27 PM  |  1,691 views  |  No comments
    Cresswind at Lake Lanier, GeorgiaAbout 45 minutes outside Atlanta, Georgia is the tranquil active adult community known as Cresswind at Lake Lanier. The gated community, for residents age 55 and better, is located in the scenic town of Gainesville, Georgia on the shores of Lake Lanier. Almost half of the entire community has been designated a wildlife sanctuary by the National Audubon Society. The neighboring Blue Ridge Mountains offer amazing vistas and an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities. An ideal year-round climate ensures it’s always a good time to spend time in the great outdoors.

    The amenities at Cresswind Lake Lanier will be centered a brand new 36,000 square foot clubhouse. Earlier this year construction began on the $8 million plus facility. Plans call for an impressive line-up of amenities including a state-of-the-art fitness center with aerobics studio for group fitness classes, an indoor lap pool, hobby and game rooms, large party room, learning center with WiFi Internet access, demonstration kitchen and more. Outdoors there will be a resort-style swimming pool, tennis courts, bocce ball, pickleball, horseshoes and miles of trails for walking or biking. The completion of the Cresswind community clubhouse is highly anticipated!

    In the meantime, residents can simply enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors. This unique Georgia active adult community is set on 692 miles of Lake Lanier shoreline. There are lovely parks, relaxing picnic areas and campgrounds to sleep under the stars. Boaters can purchase a boat slip at the dock behind the community clubhouse and the marina boasts everything needed to ensure a great day on the lake.

    Cresswind Lake Lanier is planned for 799 homes upon completion. Sizes range from 1,250 square feet to nearly 3,000 square feet with pricing beginning in the high $100’s. There are 17 floor plans to choose from each featuring luxury touches such as granite countertops, spacious designs and relaxing master suites. To ensure convenient living for active adults, all of the homes are single-level designs and some offer basements which can be finished or unfinished. There are wonderful opportunities to select large homesites with beautiful wooded views.

    With the beauty of nature right in your own backyard and a phenomenal new clubhouse in the works, Cresswind Lake Lanier will surely become one of the most popular active adult communities in Georgia.

    For more information and photos of this and other GA active adult retirement communities please visit 55Places.com. To stay in touch with us please join our Facebook page by clicking the Facebook link below.


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  • Cresswind at Lake Lanier, Gainesville, Georgia

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Gainesville  |  December 2, 2010 2:39 PM  |  1,689 views  |  1 comment
    Cresswind at Lake Lanier GeorgiaGainesville, Georgia is home to a beautiful 55+ community tucked away in a tranquil nature setting amidst beautiful forests and interesting wildlife. Cresswind at Lake Lanier is a unique active adult community offering beautifully designed homes in an equally beautiful setting. The community is set on the shores of Lake Lanier and many of the homes boast beautiful views of the scenic surroundings. The National Audubon Society designated nearly half of the community as a wildlife sanctuary.

    Residents of this Georgia active adult community enjoy a private setting still close to the big city of Atlanta just 45 minutes away. Also nearby are the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains, the Georgia Mall and the popular Chateau Elan Winery and Golf Resort. Gainesville and the surrounding areas are home to historic downtown districts, charming shops, wonderful dining, hospitals, golf courses and more.

    Cresswind Lake Lanier opened in 2007 and is planned for 799 homes upon completion. Plans include a stunning clubhouse spanning three levels and 36,000 square feet. The clubhouse will offer a wealth of luxury amenities to compliment the outdoor amenities centered around Lake Lanier. With 692 miles of shoreline, Lake Lanier is Georgia’s largest recreational lake. Cresswind is centrally situated on the lake and offers a community marina with boathouse. Residents have the opportunity to purchase a boat slip at the dock right behind the community clubhouse.

    The future clubhouse of this gorgeous active adult community in Georgia will be home to a wealth of amenities to ensure residents enjoy a healthy and exciting lifestyle. There will be a state-of-the-art fitness center with aerobics studio, an indoor swimming pool, tennis courts, pickleball courts, bocce ball and horseshoes. There will also be miles of walking trails throughout the community perfect for a relaxing evening stroll or an invigorating morning run. Other amenities will include hobby and game rooms, a large party room, a resort-style outdoor swimming pool and even a community lawn theater. There will be a learning center with internet access and even a demonstration kitchen perfect for taking a class on making the perfect holiday meal! Today residents enjoy a wide variety of recreational excitement including fishing, boating, kayaking, canoeing, bird watching and more.

    The homes of Cresswind at Lake Lanier will all be single family style ranging in size from 1,250 to nearly 3,000 square feet. There are 17 floor plans to choose from each featuring two or three bedrooms with luxurious interior touches. Some of the homes offer basements and there are options for finishing the basement as well. Buyers will be pleased with the beautiful home sites to choose from many of which offer beautiful wooded views. Prices begin in the high $100’s.

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