Village at Deaton Creek
5800 Thompson Mill Road, Hoschton, Georgia 30548
In Pretty Northern Georgia, the 55+ Community of Deaton Creek Has Single Family Homes, Town Homes, a Large Clubhouse, Bocce Ball Courts, Tennis Courts, Planned Outings and More
The Village at Deaton Creek is a gated, 55+ community in Hoschton, Georgia, a small town amid rolling hills about 40 miles northeast of Atlanta. Del Webb built this development from 2006 to 2015, but it is now run by residents, and it has nearly 1,200 single family homes and townhomes.
Buyers have 16 floor plans from which to choose, and each home has at least two bedrooms and two baths. All of the residences have one level, although some of the more expensive dwellings have the option of a basement. Exteriors are constructed from brick, stone and Hardiplank siding. Deaton Creek stretches across 545 acres.
Prices start in the mid- to high-$200,000s. Please verify this with a Realtor as prices are bound to change.
Amenities are extensive and include a sprawling but inviting clubhouse named "The Club at Deaton Creek." It has 35,000 square feet, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a billiards room, a grand ballroom, a gourmet kitchen and an 8,000 square foot state-of-the-art fitness center.
This clubhouse is one of the largest of its kind in Georgia and is set against the pretty Mulberry River. Residents gather daily to relax and stay fit. On staff is a full-time activities director. Typical weekly events include museum trips and wine tastings. There are also nine miles of wooded walking trails, covered pavilions, parks, tennis courts, bocce ball courts, a fishing pond, a dog park and more.
Hoschton sits in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Nearby Lake Lanier provides opportunities for fishing and boating.
Northeast Georgia Medical Center is just two miles away in Braselton and is accredited by DNV Healthcare.
With its elevation of 1,450 feet, Dahlonega winters can be chilly with temperatures in the 30s and 40s. Summer temperatures are generally in the 70s, 80s and low 90s. On average, the area receives 62 inches of rain and a trace of snow 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
What are the Differences Between Age-Targeted Communities and Age-Restricted Communities?
While most master planned communities are for all ages, age targeted and age restricted communities are usually master planned developments that are designed to attract a specific demographic. Age targeted developments are ones that legally have to accept anyone any age but market themselves primarily to baby boomers, empty nesters and retirees. It is very possible to find young families in an age targeted community. Age restricted communities, on the other hand, are legally allowed to exclude people who are younger than 55. In most 55+ developments, i.e., age restricted developments, at least 80% of the housing must be occupied by people age 55 or better. Younger spouses usually comprise the other 20%.
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