Atlanta Ranks as a Recession-proof City for Retirement

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Forbes Magazine has ranked Atlanta, Ga. as the number one most recession-proof city for retirement because of its reasonable home prices and cost of living, projected rise in home values and job growth and even its sunny days.

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Forbes Magazine has ranked Atlanta, Ga. as the number one most recession-proof city for retirement because of its reasonable home prices and cost of living, projected rise in home values and job growth and even its sunny days. AARP also ranks Atlanta as one of its Great Places to Live for its diversity in housing types, vibrant shopping and dining opportunities and abundant volunteer, cultural and entertainment opportunities.

Atlanta's retirement population is also growing. Retirees looking for Atlanta active adult communities and information on housing options in the metro Atlanta area should visit or, the most comprehensive online resources on senior housing options.

Atlanta Real Estate Forum provides information on active adult communities, continuing care retirement communities, sophisticated intown condominium communities, Universal Design and EasyLiving certified homes and more.

Fifty Plus Housing is a Web site dedicated to providing senior housing information from communities across the country. In addition to providing information about active adult communities, continuing care retirement communities and other age restricted communities, Fifty Plus Housing is a comprehensive source on information related to active adult statistics, trends and design desires.

Park Springs is the Southeast's leading continuing care retirement community. Located in Stone Mountain, Ga., a suburb just east of the city, Park Springs was developed by Isakson Living and managed by Life Care Services LLC. Park Springs offers independent, assisted living, skilled nursing services and Alzheimer’s/dementia care for those 62 and better in an active, resort-style setting. The 54-acre community includes 398 one and two bedroom residences, offering golf course, lake, park, and mountain views.

Every decision made by Windsong Properties, from the design of the community and its amenities to the award winning floor plans, and the unique customer service approach, is targeted to the 50-plus, empty nester group. The company is currently building low maintenance, EasyLiving®, detached ranch courtyard homes in two communities, The Villas at Blackberry Run in Paulding County and Somerset in Cherokee County. Somerset features 57 homes priced from $280,000. The Villas at Blackberry Run features 135 homes from the $180,000s.

Award-winning active adult builder Jim Chapman Communities applies custom, luxury home quality and service standards to the active adult market. Jim Chapman Communities currently builds elegant yet affordable one-level ranch condominiums and detached homes in communities across metro Atlanta including Douglas, Gwinnett, Cobb, Fulton and Forsyth counties. These communities are priced from the $180,000s to the $300,000s and feature outstanding amenities, exterior building and landscape maintenance services and gated entries for your security.

Soleil Laurel Canyon, an Active Lifestyles Community (ALC) development, is a 330 acre, master planned community in Canton, Ga. is designed for those 55 and older. This luxury, resort-style community, is ideally situated between Atlanta and the foothills of the North Georgia mountains. Opened in 2005, this low-maintenance community offers 14 floorplans with seven featured plans. Homes are priced from the $200s to the high $400s and range in size from 1,518 to 2,727 square feet. Boasting a 28,000 square foot Clubhouse, Soleil residents benefit from of a multitude of amenities including an Arts and Crafts Center, Gourmet Teaching Kitchen, Media Room, Theatre and Performing Arts Center, Fitness Center, Aerobics Studio, Library and Arts and Crafts Studio

Dedicated to senior home buyers, home builders and anyone else interested in what’s happening in real estate, both Atlanta Real Estate Forum and Fifty Plus Housing report news of interest to consumers and industry insiders alike. is the recipient of the following prestigious awards:
Gold OBIE, Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association for Best Interactive Marketing 2007 and 2009; Gold OBIE, Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association for Best Marketing Promotion 2007; Gold Phoenix Award, PRSA Georgia Chapter for Best Blog 2007; and Gold Hermes Award for Best Blog 2008.

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