ATLANTA (PRWEB) May 12, 2006
Isakson-Barnhart’s Peachtree Hills PlaceSM, a new luxury continuing care retirement community (CCRC) under development in Buckhead, is being met with great acclaim by the housing industry and seniors alike. Designed with the same vision as the company’s award-winning Park Springs® CCRC in Stone Mountain, Ga., Peachtree Hills Place recently won the Silver Award for CCRC On the Boards – Large in the 2006 Best of Seniors Housing Awards presented by the National Home Builder Association’s 50+ Housing Council. Plus, seniors have already placed priority reservations on 40 percent of the available residences.
The popular community, which will start construction when 65 percent of the homes are reserved (spring 2007), will offer country-club amenities with classic architecture. When the first members move in, projected for the spring of 2009, it will be home to seniors seeking to live a secure, independent lifestyle with access to a range of services and amenities. Sales will begin in March, with priority selection available for reservation holders.
“Our members will enjoy a Buckhead lifestyle in a secluded enclave within Peachtree Hills, one of Atlanta’s most established neighborhoods,” said Andy Isakson, Managing Partner of Isakson-Barnhart. “We will offer the kind of community I wish my parents had found – one with a high level of service, secure luxurious residences and quick access to private healthcare options,” he said.
The new, $200 million community will be built on the 23.3-acre site at the intersection of Peachtree Hills Avenue and Virginia Place, currently occupied by Peachtree Hills Apartments. When completed, Peachtree Hills Place will include 274 independent residences – including 266 villas and eight single-family homes – and 36 skilled nursing and memory care suites. Assisted living care will also be offered on site. The project is being designed by Foley Design Associates Architects, Inc., and will reflect the classical architecture found throughout Buckhead.
All Peachtree Hills Place members will enjoy easy access to a full slate of amenities, including fine dining, a fully appointed clubhouse, health center, fitness center with spa, greenhouse, parks, gardens and walking trails. On-site retail establishments such as a bank and market will make it easy for members to handle necessary business without leaving the property, and transportation options will make outings stress-free and enjoyable. A social and leisure services director will plan special classes and events for member residents. A full concierge and valet service will take care of members’ requests, and staff members will arrange for residents’ housekeeping and home maintenance needs.
Seniors become members of Peachtree Hills Place by paying an entrance fee based on the type and size of home chosen, plus a monthly amenities fee. When members leave the community, 90 percent of the entrance fee will be refunded to his or her estate.
“Today’s seniors want a variety of lifestyle options in one location, so they can easily transition from independent living to assisted living to full-time care, as needed,” said Isakson. “At Peachtree Hills Place, residents will have an assortment of care options, including the use of a state-of-the-art nursing facility with Alzheimer’s care right on the CCRC campus. This is especially attractive to spouses who might have different levels of care needs, but don’t want to live apart from each other in two locations,” he added.
Neighbors and politicians are welcoming the upscale development. The Peachtree Hills Civic Association supported Isakson-Barnhart’s vision, and the Atlanta City Council and Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin approved the plans. The Peachtree Hills Place members are expected to have strong interaction and significant involvement within the active Peachtree Hills community, located off of Peachtree Road in the heart of Buckhead.
“Our goal at Peachtree Hills Place is to enhance life for active seniors by providing independent residences alongside extensive amenities and on-site wellness and healthcare,” said Isakson. “We think the community’s prime location in an established Buckhead neighborhood also makes it very popular,” he said.
Isakson-Barnhart is Georgia’s developer of nationally recognized, award-winning residential communities for those age 62 and over. The company’s vision to provide amenity-rich, independent living for discerning adults was born out of the personal experiences of the family of Ed and Julia Isakson after their difficult search for a community that would provide an active lifestyle combined with on-site health care. This mission manifested itself in Park Springs, the company’s flagship property in Stone Mountain. Park Springs was nationally recognized by the 50+ Housing Council of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) as the recipient of the 2005 Platinum Award for best large CCRC as well as the Gold Award for interior design. Now, Isakson-Barnhart introduces another award-winning CCRC in Peachtree Hills Place, named the best “On the Boards” large CCRC by the same group in 2006. Isakson-Barnhart has carefully selected Life Care Services, LLC, the leading management company of senior communities in the nation, to partner in the planning and management of Peachtree Hills Place and Park Springs. For more information, call 770-417-1788.