Sandy Springs was once a small town north of Atlanta GA.Â As the area grew, Sandy Springs became part of the Atlanta metro area but managed to stay unique with it’s own identityÂ and the long term residents stayed.Â Now Sandy Springs has become it’s own city and is under going rejuvenation. Then new city managers are doing a lot of positive things. It is almost like the old song Doraville, a little bit of country in the city.
Many of the long time residents are now empty nesters and entering retirement age. They are stepping down from their large homes but want to stay local, as they like living in Sandy Springs.Â We visited one new community, City Walk Heights in Sandy Springs, Â recently and the manager tells us many of the new owners are locals stepping down from their large homes but still want a quality home in Sandy Springs. We we quite impressed with the location, next to the new City Heights shopping area off Hammond Drive. The community has town homes and condos.Â We looked at a town home with an elevator. The condo we viewed was one level. All had high 10 foot ceiling, hardwood floors, open kitchens and we very sound proof.
If you haven’t been to Del Webb at Lake Oconee lately, we have a lot of news to share with you. As the nationâ€™s only Del Webb community with direct lake access, Del Webb at Lake Oconeeâ€™s amenities are underway, homeowners have moved in and the lifestyle is in full swing!Amenity Update
Construction began last month on the Club at Lake Oconee, the $9 million amenity complex. Scheduled to open this December, the Club at Lake Oconee includes a 21,000 square foot amenity center with an indoor pool, fitness center, ballroom, billiards room, arts-and-crafts room, tennis pavilion with six clay tennis courts, bocce ball, croquet court, pickle-ball courts, grandchildrenâ€™s park and a resort-style outdoor pool.Also, development is in full swing on the Lakeside Pavilion which is expected to be open in time for boating season this May! From the community docks, to grills and an outdoor fireplace, it will be here for your year-round use. The Lakeside Pavilion will also offer unique opportunities for onsite boat and RV storage.Lifestyle Update
The first homeowners have moved in and have already started enjoying the Del Webb lifestyle! JT, Del Webb at Lake Oconeeâ€™s full-time Lifestyle Director, has put together some amazing activities and has worked with the residents to start over 10 active clubs. Some of the most popular include the walking club, travel club and ladies club. Donâ€™t miss out on any of the exciting activities and new friendships at Del Webb at Lake Oconee. Itâ€™s the perfect time to check out all that has happened since grand opening last summer.Call 706-454-5430 today and schedule an appointment to all see the progress for yourself!Â
According to an article in Yahoo Finance, these cities are some of the top market for retirement jobs for the 50 and over crowd. They point out it is not for primary job before retirement, but after retirement, when you change to doing something different than your career.Â Got that?
Â They say in compiling “Â lists could easily become dominated by Arizona, Texas, Nevada and Florida because of their rapid job growth and moderate living costs.”Â Yes those are some prime states for traditional retirement.Â Â Looking down the list, there are plenty of large cities.Â But here are some of the smaller towns/cities they list. Harrisburg Landcastor PA, Leesburg and Winchester VA, Fayetteville Arkansas. Raleigh – Durham NC is really not a small city, but is listed (there are a lot of small towns around that area.). The lovely Sarasota Florida is listed. Louisville KY and Knoxville TN. Madison Wisconsin is listed as well as Medford Oregon.