1615 Rolling View Drive, Cumming, Georgia 30040
Small, Gated 55+ Piedmont Corners Has Single Family Brick Homes, Open Floor Plans and Nearby Water Recreation on 38,000-Acre Lake Lanier
About 40 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta, Cumming is a fast-growing, up and coming town that has become a commuter hub for Atlanta workers, thanks to the construction of Georgia State Route 400. It is also the location of Piedmont Corners, a small, gated 55+ community with attractive single family homes in a rural setting.
Construction of Piedmont Corners started in 2008 and finished in 2017. It has 109 homes, built by a variety of developers. Each residence is made from brick or stone and has a pitched roof, a recessed doorway and an attached two car garage that faces the street. Most of the 12 floor plans are single level, but a few homes have a optional second level. Living space sizes range from 1,350 square feet to 2,000 square feet with three to four bedrooms and two to three baths. An open floor plan and a gourmet kitchen are standard. Each home also has a fenced back yard and a driveway.
Prices begin in the low- to mid-$200,000s, but please verify these prices with a Realtor as they may change.
Amenities are somewhat limited but include a clubhouse with exercise equipment, a catering kitchen, a multipurpose room and a card room. Residents also enjoy an outdoor pool, a gazebo and walking trails through the wooded acreage that nearly surrounds the community.
While the development's amenities may not be outstanding, its location makes up for that. Just a few miles to the east of Piedmont Corners, shimmering Lake Lanier is a popular recreation area. Locals, as well as people from around the region, come to fish, camp, boat and hike in and around its 38,000 acres of water and public land.
And just to the northwest of Piedmont Corners, Sawnee Mountain Preserve has 963 lush acres perfect for hiking, bird watching and communing with nature It links to the summit of the Blue Ridge Mountains and makes a pretty backdrop.
Northside Hospital is located in Cumming, and it is accredited by the Joint Commission. It is also a Primary Stroke Center.
This area of the country has summer temperatures in 80s and 90s and winter temperatures in the 30s, 40s and 50s. On average, Cumming receives 55 inches of rain each year.
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Hernando de Soto of Spain traveled to this area in 1540, but the English had a stake here, too. A general, James Oglethorpe of England, created a haven for English debtors in the area in 1733, and he defeated Spanish invaders in 1742.
Georgia was a Confederate stronghold during the Civil War. It suffered tremendous damage when General Sherman of the Union Army burned Atlanta and then conducted his March to the Sea in 1864, resulting in the capture of Savannah.
The largest in the Southeast, Georgia has seen a lot of growth in the last couple of decades. Atlanta, the capital city, is a transportation center and communications hub, and it is from where goods are distributed to much of the surrounding region.
A leader in paper and board products, Georgia also produces textiles, processed chicken, chemicals and apparel. A few of the important agricultural products are soybeans, cotton, corn, tobacco, peaches and eggs. Georgia also grows more peanuts than any other state. Half of the world supply of turpentine and resins are made from Georgia's pine trees.
Wesleyan College in Macon was the first college in the world chartered to grant degrees to women, and in 1945 Georgia was the first state to lower the legal voting age from 21 to 18.
Major tourist spots include the National Cemetery, Andersonville Prison Park, Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, the Little White House where President Roosevelt died in 1945 (Warm Springs), the giant Confederate Memorial at Stone Mountain (the largest sculpture in the world), the Cumberland Island National Seashore and Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park.
Population - 10,310,371
Persons 65 years old and over - 13%
High school graduates, persons age 25+ - 85%
Bachelor's degree or higher, persons age 25+ - 29%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin - 9%
White persons, not Hispanic - 53%
Median household income - $49,620
Median home value - $148,100
Social Security taxed? No
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Which States Have the Most 55+ Communities?
More and more 55+ communities are popping up as baby boomers retire, but Florida is still king when it comes to retirement communities. Arizona runs a close second, and other southern and western states, including Georgia, Texas and the Carolinas, are gaining ground. Developers have discovered a huge market in retiring baby boomers, and they plan to keep building retirement communities, many of which are really mini-resorts.
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