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Downsized Space Can Mean Upgraded Lifestyle

Brookhaven at Lanier RidgeKids moving out of the house can be tough on everyone, especially empty nest parents transitioning into life with adult children. Jim Chapman Communities invites empty-nesters to see this phase of life as the beginning of new opportunities and to use these three tips to get settled in a new lifestyle:

1. Get involved: Many empty-nesters are at a loss once children move away and no longer need daily help and parental involvement. Take that extra time and put it toward helping people in the community: volunteer at a soup kitchen or food pantry; tutor with an after-school program; or visit sick or elderly neighbors.
2. Rediscover yourself: It can be easy to forget about favorite hobbies and leisure time activities in the midst of a busy, young family. Take this new phase of life as a chance to learn a new skill or rediscover an old one! (Continued…)

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Cumming Active Adult Community Opens to Great Success

Southern Heritage ranch villasThe Orchards Group’s newest active adult community, The Orchards of Stoney Point, has already sold nearly 20 percent of the 130 total homes in just the first six weeks of being opening. During the pre-grand opening phase, 23 contracts were written, and more than 25 home site deposits are scheduled to convert to purchase agreements within the next 30 days.

Featuring two unique collections of home plans, the homes at The Orchards of Stoney Point are priced from the $270,000s to the $380,000s.

The Southern Heritage Collection will include ranch condominium homes that have two bedrooms and an optional den on the main level and a bonus room and third full bathroom upstairs. In addition, these homes will include a screened porch or optional sunroom and a covered front porch.

Master-on-the-main townhome villas will make up the Arbors Collection. Complete with a variety of living spaces, these homes have large master retreats with elegant bathrooms, media lofts and guest bedrooms suites on the second floor, screened porches or optional sunrooms and charming backyards.

Like all of the active adult communities from The Orchards Group, The Orchards at Stoney Point will be home to great amenities. Residents will enjoy a saltwater swimming pool and a grand clubhouse complete with card and game areas, a gourmet kitchen, gathering room with a fireplace and flat screen television and a fitness center.

To learn more about the new active adult homes that are available at The Orchards of Stoney Point, contact Sales Associates Deborah Reahm or Craig Smith at 678-513-8879 or visit www.OrchardsGroup.com.

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Only Four Homes Remain at the Exclusive Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge

Brookhaven at Lanier RidgeJim Chapman Communities is known to offer extraordinarily designed communities built for today’s active adults. So, it’s no surprise that Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge will be closing on seven homes this month, leaving just four homes remaining. The original 88 homes did not last long, leaving this 55-plus active adult community nearly completed.

Priced from the $280,000s, there are two floor plan options. One is a three bedroom, two bath home, the Abbey, and is luxurious and spacious. This 1,878 heated square feet home has a private sitting room/office space separate from the living room as well as a 10’ x 20’ screened in porch perfect for outdoor lunches. (Continued…)

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Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge Near Festive Fall Activities

Brookhaven at Lanier RidgeFor those wanting to live in a sought after and nearly sold out active adult community near it all, Jim Chapman Communities’ Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge is the perfect choice. This fall, residents can enjoy a multitude of activities hosted by Forsyth County’s Parks and Recreation.

With an exciting line-up of yearly educational, cultural and recreational programming services, there is something for everyone. One upcoming event is Play at the Park: Family Fun Festival on Sunday, September 21 from noon to 5 p.m. at Fowler Park. With a kid’s play area, delicious food, arts and crafts, Humane Society activities and a community expo, residents can easily entertain their visiting grandchildren. (Continued…)

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Celebrate National Farmers Market Week

With the rise in popularity of farmers maBrookhaven at Lanier Ridgerkets, it’s no surprise that there is a National Farmers Market Week. In fact, this week marks the 15th annual celebration. Luckily for the residents at Jim Chapman Communities’ Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge, they don’t have to go far to find freshly grown products.

Located in Cumming, the active adult community is minutes from 10 farmers markets. The Cumming Harvest sells locally grown, chemical-free produce to customers and allows Wednesday preorders to be picked up on Saturdays off Colony Park Drive. The Cumming Farmers Market is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to noon at the Cumming Fairgrounds, and the Brookwood Farmers Market, a non-profit started by elementary school PTA members, is open every Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Brookwood Elementary School. (Continued…)

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