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Kolter Homes to Feature Four Decorated Models in 2020 Atlanta Parade of Homes

Kolter Homes to Feature Four Decorated Models in 2020 Atlanta Parade of HomesKolter Homes is excited to announce four of its decorated model homes are entered in the 2020 Atlanta Parade of Homes between two communities: Cresswind Peachtree City and newly opened Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes in Hoschton. Hosted by the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association (HBA), the parade features more than 100 homes throughout the metro Atlanta area, many of which are decorated model homes.

The free, self-guided Parade is open to the public the weekends of June 13-14, June 20-21 and June 27-28, giving interested homebuyers three full weekends to visit homes. The Atlanta Parade of Homes presents a unique opportunity to choose the exact location, home design and designer options buyers want for their new home, as most entries are available for purchase.

“We’ve been developing Cresswind, active adult communities in the Atlanta area for a decade now,” Kolter Homes Senior Vice President of Marketing John Manrique said. “Being able to participate in the 2020 Atlanta Parade of Homes with both Cresswind Peachtree City and our brand-new 55+ destination, Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes, is an exciting accomplishment for our team.”

The tour showcases a wide variety of new home options, from affordable entry-level homes and townhomes to moderately-priced homes, large homes in popular communities and elegant mansions in exclusive, gated neighborhoods. Attendees will enjoy the assortment in sizes, layouts and architectural details highlighted in this year’s Parade.

This year, Kolter Homes entered four model homes into the showcase – two at Cresswind Peachtree Kolter Homes to Feature Four Decorated Models in 2020 Atlanta Parade of HomesCity and two at Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes. The beautiful Willow model home, located at Cresswind Peachtree City, features four bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths and a two-car garage with 3,783 square feet of open-concept living space. Also located at Cresswind Peachtree City, the stunning Oakside model offers four bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths and a two-car garage with 3,030 square feet of luxurious living space.

Cresswind Peachtree City is the only resort-style, 55+ community located in Peachtree City, Georgia. The Cresswind lifestyle is centered on fitness, nutrition and relationships, and geared toward an active, fulfilling lifestyle. Residents at Cresswind Peachtree City enjoy a resort-style amenity package including a resident-exclusive clubhouse with fitness center, both indoor and outdoor pools, pickleball and tennis courts, walking and hiking trails, a variety of social spaces and access to a full-time activity director.

Kolter Homes to Feature Four Decorated Models in 2020 Atlanta Parade of HomesParade of Homes participants also have two model homes to tour at newly opened Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes. The Almond model is a charming ranch design offering 2,052 total square feet of thoughtfully designed living space with two bedrooms, two baths and a two-car garage, while the Rosewood model is a versatile home with three bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, a three-car garage and 2,600 square feet of living space to enjoy.

As the newest active adult community from Kolter Homes in the Atlanta area, Cresswind Georgia is already selling fast with 23 homes sold during its first VIP weekend. Set within the master-planned Twin Lakes community in Hoschton, Georgia, the community offers several hundred acres of preserved nature with walking trails and planned resort-style amenities including Georgia’s largest pickleball center capable of hosting tournaments, two lakes, a clubhouse, indoor and outdoor pools, a large activity lawn and more.

Learn more about Cresswind Peachtree City and Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes at www.KolterHomes.com/lp/georgia. For more information regarding the Kolter Homes entries into the 2020 Atlanta Parade of Homes, visit www.atlhomesparade.com/Contents/Item/Display/2131. For a complete list of builders and entries into the Parade, visit www.ATLHomesParade.com.

Download the ATLHomesParade app to map out your self-guided tour of homes. For more information, follow #ATLHomesParade on social media for updates.

Gated, Highly Amenitized 55+ Living at Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes

Gated, Highly Amenitized 55+ Living at Cresswind Georgia at Twin LakesKolter Homes – a leader in developing next-generation, highly-amenitized, master-planned active adult communities in the Southeastern U.S. – is excited to announce the spring opening of Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes. Serving as the developer’s third active adult Georgia community, this gated, next-generation neighborhood is set within Twin Lakes, a 1,422-acre project that is estimated to be the largest new master-planned development to open in the greater Atlanta area in over a decade.

Located in historic Hoschton and neighboring Braselton, the homes and amenities at Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes are built by Kolter Homes. Headquartered in Palm Beach County, Florida, Kolter Homes is a homebuilding affiliate of The Kolter Group, a diversified real estate development and investment firm that has invested in projects with expected value in excess of $15 billion. The company is among the most experienced real estate investors in the Southeast, having executed investments across major asset classes and all stages of the development cycle.

Kolter Homes launched its first Cresswind community in the Atlanta area a decade ago at Cresswind at Lake Lanier. The community went on to be one of the most successful in Georgia, ranked as the Gated, Highly Amenitized 55+ Living at Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakestop-selling active adult community in the state for five years straight. From that experience and success, Kolter Homes has gone on to develop eight more Cresswind communities throughout the Southeast, including multi-award winning Cresswind Peachtree City also in the Atlanta area. Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes serves as the 10th Cresswind community by Kolter Homes.

“What distinguishes Cresswind communities is our lifestyle programming,” Regional Vice President with Kolter Homes Tony Adams said. “For a decade we have been developing what we call ‘The Cresswind Way,’ and this lifestyle approach is based on the pillars of Fitness, Nutrition and Relationships … what we see as the recipe to live better, longer.”

The center of this lifestyle program is the resident-exclusive clubhouse where the community’s full-time lifestyle director is based. Plans for the lakeview clubhouse at Cresswind Georgia include a fitness center with cardio, weight and CrossFit areas, a yoga, aerobics and dance studio, an arts and crafts room with kiln, lounge area and social ballroom. The second phase of the clubhouse will be complete with an indoor pool with lap lanes and spa.

Gated, Highly Amenitized 55+ Living at Cresswind Georgia at Twin LakesOne of the most significant outdoor amenities that Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes will feature is a dedicated Pickleball Center of over 30 courts. Upon opening, it is estimated to be the largest, private pickleball complex in Georgia and among the largest private pickleball facilities in the Southeast. Comparatively, Kolter Homes recently opened a 27-court pickleball center in Port St. Lucie, Florida, which is the largest private facility in South Florida and host site of the World Pickleball Open.

Additional planned outdoor amenities at Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes include walking trails, resort-style pool, event lawn, bandshell, bocce courts and tennis courts. Residents will also be able to utilize the property’s two lakes.

In addition to an active, on-site lifestyle, Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes is also convenient to popular shopping and dining in Braselton while also offering easy access to the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains. Lake Lanier is roughly 30 minutes away and downtown Atlanta is only 55 minutes away for further culture, entertainment and travel.

The new homes at Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes are designed specifically for today’s active adults. Floor plans range from approximately 1,400 to over 2,800 square feet of heated living space with two-to-five bedrooms, two-to-three baths and two- to three-car garages. As is signature from Kolter Homes, a variety of structural and design options are offered including golf cart garages, second-floor bonus rooms, sunrooms, patios and basements, per plan.

Construction at Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes continues safely and responsibly with plans to introduce the decorated model homes to the public when timing and safety standards allow. To learn more or to join the VIP Interest List for updates, visit www.CresswindGeorgia.com.

Kolter Homes Announces New Phase at Active Adult Peachtree City Community

https://fiftyplushousing.com/kolter-homes-new-phase-active-adult-peachtree-city-community/Kolter Homes – a leader in developing next-generation, highly-amenitized, master-planned active adult communities in the Southeastern U.S. – is excited to announce a new phase now selling at Cresswind Peachtree City. This community’s newest phase features 44 basement homesites.

The newly released phase features open-concept, low-maintenance single-family home designs to choose from. Designed with an active adult lifestyle in mind, homes range from 2,027 to 3,783 total square feet of thoughtfully designed living space with options for two-to-four bedrooms, golf cart garages and flexible spaces.

Upon completion, this new active adult Peachtree City community will feature 730 low-maintenance single-family homes in a master-planned locale. Recognized with several accolades including Best 55+ Community by the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and Lifestyle Program of the Year in the 2020 Best of 55+ Housing Awards, Cresswind Peachtree City offers an unmatched lifestyle with homes priced from the high $200,000s to $600,000s.

Surrounded by more than 400 acres of rolling hills, residents at Cresswind Peachtree City enjoy a resort-style amenity package including a resident-exclusive clubhouse with a fitness center, both indoor and outdoor pools, pickleball and tennis courts, walking and hiking trails, a variety of social https://fiftyplushousing.com/kolter-homes-new-phase-active-adult-peachtree-city-community/spaces and access to a full-time activity director.

Cresswind Peachtree City also offers easy access to local shopping, dining and golf and healthcare facilities via 100+ miles of golf cart paths. For further exploration, the age-restricted community is 20 to 25 minutes from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, 25 minutes from downtown Atlanta and 25 to 30 minutes from Atlanta’s major sporting venues.

The community’s model park is located at 146 Red Maple Drive in Peachtree City. Open daily by appointment, call 770-212-2099 or visit www.CresswindPeachtreeCity.com to schedule a visit to Cresswind Peachtree City.

For complete details regarding new active adult opportunities from Kolter Homes, visit www.KolterHomes.com.

Cresswind Peachtree City Wins Silver at 2020 Best of 55+ Housing Awards

Cresswind Peachtree City Wins Silver at 2020 Best of 55+ Housing Awards

Kolter Homes VP of Sales Marc Friedman and Cresswind Peachtree City Lifestyle Director Nicole Jurovics (L-R)

Kolter Homes – a leader in developing next-generation, highly-amenitized, master-planned active adult communities in the Southeastern U.S. – is proud to announce its Cresswind Peachtree City community in Gainesville, Georgia, was recently recognized as the Silver “Lifestyle Program of the Year” at the 2020 Best of 55+ Housing Awards. The reception was held during the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas on January 21, 2020, at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino.

“We are so grateful to the entire Cresswind Peachtree City team for their dedication and determination to deliver a lifestyle program and experience the ‘Cresswind’ way,” Kolter Homes Vice President of Marketing John Manrique said.

Priced from the high $200,000s to $600,000s, Cresswind Peachtree City is located just 25 minutes south of downtown Atlanta and offers a variety of home layouts, designed with an active adult lifestyle in mind. Serving as the state’s premier golf cart community, Cresswind Peachtree City is surrounded by more than 400 acres of rolling hills and 100-miles of golf-cart trails.

Residents also enjoy an impressive amenities package that includes a clubhouse with indoor and outdoor pools, fitness center, a variety of social spaces, access to a full-time activity director, pickleball and tennis courts, walking and hiking trails and numerous other resort-style amenities. For further exploration, the age-restricted community also offers easy access to shopping, dining and golf and healthcare facilities via golf cart paths.

According to housing analyst and MarketNsight President John Hunt, Cresswind Peachtree City was the best-selling active adult community in 2018 in metro Atlanta. Additionally, the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association recognized Cresswind Peachtree City as the 2018 Active Adult Community of the Year.

Open daily, the community’s model park is located at 146 Red Maple Drive in Peachtree City. For more information or to schedule a tour of the community, please call 770-212-2099 or visit www.CresswindPeachtreeCity.com.

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) 55+ Housing Industry Council’s Best of 55+ Housing Awards are the active-adult industry’s only national awards program that honors the people, companies, projects and programs that have contributed to innovative marketing, industry-leading design and construction and community lifestyle features that appeal to all life stages.

The industry and the media view the awards as a showcase for quality housing, innovation and emerging trends that appeal to the mature demographic. This annual competition is judged by knowledgeable peers and industry experts, each having a proven record of success in various facets of the 55+ Housing sector. To learn more or see the full list of winners, visit http://www.nahbclassic.org/showpage_details.aspx?showPageID=43044.

Cresswind Leads Evolution of Active Adult Product

Amenities, home plans and landscaping evolve to meet market needs

Cresswind Leads Evolution of Active Adult ProductKolter Homes – a leader in developing next-generation, highly-amenitized, master-planned active adult communities in the Southeastern U.S. – continues to evolve its active adult product to meet the changes and needs of the 55+ market. When Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes, located in Hoschton, Georgia, opens for sales in spring 2020, homebuyers will experience the next evolution in homes, amenities, landscaping and lifestyle.

“When the active adult market started in the 1940s and 1950s, it wasn’t at all lifestyle-focused,” Kolter Homes President Robert Rademacher said. “The main focus was to get out of the big house. Homes typically included two bedrooms, a dining room and living room, and they were more cut up as far as the flow from room-to-room.”

As the active adult market has evolved, propelled by the Boomers, homes and clubhouses evolved with it. Over the past 20 years, home plans have changed drastically. Both the living room and formal dining room have become ideas of the past. Homes have become more open concept. Whoever is doing the cooking doesn’t want to be cut off from the family during holidays and family gatherings.

“When designing homes, we pay attention to everything including the shortest distance from the garage to the kitchen,” Rademacher said.

Additionally, today’s active adult doesn’t want lawn work, they want to travel. They aren’t focused on a big lawn, but instead, they are focused on the rear of the home where they can have privacy on a covered patio or porch to entertain family and friends.

Cresswind plans offer the ability to add an 8- to 16-foot covered porch on the back of the home. Having a big front porch was a 1960s and 1970s concept, and now homebuyers would rather spend Cresswind Leads Evolution of Active Adult Productthe money on outdoor living with privacy.

“Meeting your neighbors and seeing everyone is done at the clubhouse now,” Rademacher said. “We include streetlights and wide sidewalks in our communities to encourage and support walkability.”

Storage space is another popular necessity for homes. By including plenty of flexible space, such as garage extensions or a bonus loft, buyers gain choices on how to make the home live for them. For example, having permanent storage space is important.

“At some point in life, you don’t want to crawl through a hole in the ceiling to get to the attic and the decorations that are stored there,” Rademacher said.

As a solution to this, Cresswind communities offer bonus lofts with permanent staircases. These lofts can be used in a variety of ways, for storage, as a finished secondary bedroom or even as a craft space that is out of the way. Loft areas offer expandability and an area that you don’t have to clean every day.

“A loft is an inexpensive way to expand a house to meet our buyers’ needs, without going into a huge second story,” Rademacher said. “This meets their needs and keeps the price of the house down.”

In Georgia, homebuyers can often add a basement, and this offers additional flexibility. Whether they want to add a complete guest quarter and still have a ton of space left over for storage, a living room with a guest room or an entertainment room, buyers like the options and flexibility that are available.

According to Rademacher, active adults do not always need or want a large home. In response, Kolter is introducing a new collection of homes for Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes to cater to a new group of homebuyers. These 30-foot-wide homes will be situated on 40-foot homesites and mixed in among the bigger homes and lots.

Cresswind Leads Evolution of Active Adult ProductThe lifestyle component of active adult communities has become more important and more dynamic. Where bocce ball and horseshoe pits used to be the craze, today’s clubhouses are more like a cruise ship on land with programmed activities, clubs and plenty of amenities. Kolter Homes employs a full-time Director of Lifestyle, Mark LaClaire, who focuses on the residents’ experience, as well as furthering the amenity-rich environments and award-winning quality of all Kolter lifestyle facilities, programs, staff and operations.

Pickleball has become the hot amenity at active adult communities, and Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes will be one of the largest facilities available.

“It is very fast-growing and has been so successful that we are offering a lot of courts,” Rademacher said. “This means there will be less wait time on the courts, and we can work to attract national tournaments to Atlanta.

“People like pickleball because it is more social, there are fewer injuries and pretty much everyone can play this sport. It is a great exercise option,” Rademacher concluded.

Clubhouses have also become more flexible than ever. At Cresswind, clubhouses are expansive spaces with tons of flexibility for multiple activities.

“Where previously we had an aerobics room, craft room, fitness room, pools inside and out, we now build much larger fitness centers and create the maximum amount of open space as possible allowing the absolute most use of the space,” Rademacher said. “For instance, we might host a big concert Saturday night and then Sunday pull in dividers for six or eight clubs to meet. We can give people the space they want and serve a multitude of functions.”

Amenities also include event lawns, indoor and outdoor pools and more. At all Cresswind communities, close attention is paid to the grooming and landscaping throughout. Homebuyers might not realize it at first because it just looks right, but the communities always look terrific because the landscaping is generous and well maintained.

By comparison, it is easy to see the fantastic evolution that active adult communities have made over the years. To learn more about the unbeatable active adult lifestyle coming soon to Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes, visit www.KolterHomes.com/new-homes/active-adult-community-cresswind-georgia.