Libertyville, IL (PRWEB) April 30, 2014
Southeast Discovery, a company that connects buyers looking for a retirement or second home in the Southeast with appropriate master-planned communities and general real estate in the region, is pleased to recognize Lake Oconee, Georgia community Reynolds Plantation for its 25 years as a successful residential resort development.
This past fall, members and residents of the community came together in celebration of 25 years as a development in a night that began with dinner and cocktails within the newly refurbished Great Waters Clubhouse and concluded with a fireworks display over Lake Oconee. And now, after two years of ownership under MetLife, this special resort and residential community located an hour east of Atlanta is well positioned to celebrate for many more decades to come.
“Reynolds Plantation’s 25 years of success is attributable to several factors,” said Marian Schaffer, Principal and Founder of Southeast Discovery. “The community is just one hour from a major airport and a major city with excellent healthcare, shopping, and dining options. The natural amenities – 19,000 acres of water recreation thanks to Lake Oconee – are unmatched, and a committed and involved developer – Met Life Holdings, which has a real estate portfolio in excess of $60 billion – adds to the solid foundation of success the community enjoys.”
Since acquiring Reynolds Plantation in 2012, MetLife has infused new life into the community by investing several million dollars in enhancements. In March of this year, the community was recognized as one of only ten properties selected for the prestigious Platinum Medal by GOLF Magazine. The publication acknowledged the resort community’s picturesque location, gracious Southern stylings, updated accommodations and recent series of golf course renovations to The Landing (Bob Cupp), Oconee (Rees Jones) and National (Tom Fazio). Great Waters (Jack Nicklaus), renovated in 2012, Plantation (Cupp) and the Creek Club (private, Jim Engh), round out the collection.
In addition to golf, top-shelf amenities include boating, the 8,000-square-foot Lake Club fitness center, tennis, over 20 miles of walking trails, four clubhouses, restaurants, and both indoor and outdoor pools. The community also features over 60 common areas and parks, and over 30 special interest and social clubs.
One of the most unique features of this Georgia community is its resort component – The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, a 251-room lakefront resort and spa, which was named a 2014 AAA Five Diamond Lodging and a 2014 Forbes Four-Star resort. With its guest rooms, suites, and cottages, a luxurious, award-winning Spa, top-notch dining options, and legendary service, this amenity has drawn prospective real estate buyers to the area on vacation, many of whom looked at real estate at Reynolds Plantation and became second home owners or full time residents.
Other compelling features of the community include its ideal location just 75 minutes outside of Atlanta, with its quality health care, sports venues, arts and cultural entertainment, major airport access, and other big city amenities
“With the baby boomer generation looking for ideal communities to relocate to, coupled with the economic and real estate recovery and strong financial backing from an entity such as Met Life, we look to see Reynolds Plantation continue to thrive over the coming decade,” said Schaffer.
About Southeast Discovery
Since 2004, Southeast Discovery has been a trusted resource for candid information and insight on communities, developments, and general real estate in the Southeast. Through its highly-ranked web portal, newsletter and blog and its one-on-one work with clients, Southeast Discovery helps buyers actively looking for a retirement or second home in the Southeast navigate the process of identifying the right area and community for their needs. To learn more, visit http://www.southeastdiscovery.com/.
About Reynolds Plantation
Reynolds Plantation, located between Atlanta and Augusta, Ga., is situated along more than 374 miles of Lake Oconee shoreline and features six championship golf courses, dining, swimming pools, over 20 miles of pedestrian trails, four full service marinas, a tennis center and a wellness campus. Reynolds Plantation is also home to The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, a 251-room lakefront resort and spa, which was named a 2014 AAA Five Diamond Lodging and 2014 Forbes Four-Star resort. The community is located about an hour and a half from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. For more information, visit http://www.reynoldsplantation.com.