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Sun City Peachtree

Griffin, Georgia

From peaches to beaches, Georgia boasts of an array of scenery and culture. The state has everything you could desire in the way of geographic features: plains, forests, mountains and a beautiful coastline.

Travel just 35 miles south from fastpaced Atlanta, and you will find the elite resort-living community of Sun City Peachtree. The secured entrance to this private estate is adorned with 20 feet of cascading rock waterfalls, cantering steadily toward the pond below. The climate and location make this Southern suburban area a beacon for retirees who expect to get the most for their money while maintaining an active lifestyle. The recreational facilities, private golf course and assortment of events are certain to keep residents moving at a vivacious and steady pace.

Del Webb began developing the community in 2007 and, despite the turmoil of a chaotic economy, has emerged with many awards and continued growth.

Sun City PeachtreeAside from the locally-famous entrance, the initial draw to Sun City Peachtree is its recreational facilities. At the clubhouse, guests are greeted with an entrance reminiscent of a grand hotel, elegantly designed with a tower of stucco and stacked stone. Inside, where 45,000 square feet of recreational facilities await, you will find both indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness room, an indoor track, a billiards room and a library.

Outside, guests can meander through miles of walking and bike trails, which are dotted with many small parks and botanical gardens. Electric golf carts are a popular mode of transportation, even on the streets. The softly curved roads are lined with blooming plants and foliage throughout the year.

Sun City Peachtree invites homeowners who are considering relocating to visit its dynamic neighborhood. The warmth and friendliness of the community is portrayed during its “vacation getaway,” a unique approach to sampling what the community has to offer. For only $89, couples can live in a completely furnished home in Sun City Peachtree for three days and two nights. Guests are encouraged to sample all the amenities, including complimentary use of a golf cart.

During their stay, guests are encouraged to meet the lifestyle director and learn about the activities that are offered; they include art and painting, gardening and photography classes and a travel group.

A healthy lifestyle also is a chief focus of Sun City Peachtree residents. The fitness director promotes health through swimming, yoga, billiards, dancing, tennis and basketball, and the community now has a softball field. There are several reasons Georgia is the eighth fastest growing state in the nation, among them a diverse population and, at least in the Atlanta area, a metropolitan atmosphere. In Peachtree City, the slower pace of true Southern hospitality reigns, but residents can make the easy drive to the big city to watch a performance of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, visit the High Museum of Arts, or catch a Braves or Falcons game – or they can head south and visit world-renowned Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia.

At Sun City Peachtree, Del Webb offers 12 unique floor plans, ranging from 1,100 square feet to 2,700 square feet. All homes include a garage spacious enough for at least two cars and also are equipped with energy-efficient appliances. Home sites offer a variety of surroundings, such as woods, golf course views or the serenity of a cul-desac. Sun City Peachtree is set to open its newest phase in March; the Evergreens eventually will include 3,300 home sites.

Del Webb has made it easy to buy a home, with recommendations on lenders and specialized loans geared toward retirees, as well as to veterans, while the neighborhood’s website is a portal to all the events, parties and news related specifically to the community. The website enhances the kinship found throughout Sun City Peachtree, giving neighbors another way to get involved in their community.

For more information on retirement towns in Georgia and Sun City communities throughout the Southeast, visit www.HotRetirementTowns.com/SunCity.