What We Really Mean When We Say ‘Award-Winning Community’

Posted on July 5, 2017

Many golf-course communities claim to be “the best” but how many have the awards and accolades to actually back it up?

The Georgia Club is an award-winning community with something for everyone. The community—located in Statham, Georgia, right outside of Athens, GA (home of UGA – Go Dawgs!) and just east of Atlanta—is popular with retirees and young families from across the country.

But don’t take our word for it. Read on to see what other trusted publications are saying about The Georgia Club “The Best Place to Live in America”!

Named #1 Best Place to Retire by Forbes Magazine in 2017

Accolade:“Best Place to Retire in the U.S.”

Publication:Forbes Magazine, Best Place to Retire 2017

What They’re Saying:“Quintessential college town (University of Georgia) of 120,000, 70 miles east of Atlanta.”

Best Place to Retire 2017 Athens GA Forbes

The Georgia Club Named Top Master-Planned Community in 2017

Award: “2017 Top 50 Best Master-Planned Communities in the U.S.”

Publication:Where to Retire Magazine, Best in Country By State

What They’re Saying:“Idyllic scenery and down-home charm are abundant in this country-club community. Twenty-seven holes of golf test players of all abilities with tumbling fairways, undulating greens and strategic bunkers. Folks grow vegetables and plants in the neighborhood garden, enjoy zero-impact workouts in the 25-meter pool and let pets run free in the dog park. Sauna and steam room facilities rejuvenate aching bodies, while continuing education courses at the University of Georgia in nearby Athens ensure minds stay stimulated.”

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More Info:The Georgia Club was named one of Where to Retire’s 50 Best Master-Planned Communities after a nine-month selection process that included hundreds of communities across the United States. They commended The Georgia Club on being “among an elite group of developments that offer today’s retirees a well-rounded, active lifestyle.” Various community amenities and stellar location– proximity to Athens’s Georgia Bulldogs and Atlanta– are perfect reasons to make The Georgia Club your retirement destination.

The Georgia Club Named 2017 Community of The Year

Publication: Real Estate Scorecard, “2017 Community of the Year

Award: Bliss Award: Best Georgia Community of the Year

What They’re Saying: “After visiting The Georgia Club for years, we’ve come to a conclusion that the gated community located in the suburbs of downtown Athens Georgia is one of the ‘Prettiest Places to Live in America.’ We love the bright white equestrian-like fencing around the community’s entrance that immediately lets you know you’ve arrived somewhere special.”

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More Info:Real Estate Scorecard researches and reviews nearly 400 master planned communities in the Southeast. Real Estate Scorecard took note of The Georgia Club’s tenacious attention to detail– from the French Country gated entrance, to the old-fashioned cast iron lantern streetlights, to the beautiful Southern-style architecture homes with hidden driveways. Real Estate Scorecard also applauds The Georgia Club for its neighborhoods “accented by towering hardwoods and common lawns [that draw] folks outside for friendship and a sense of well being.”

The Georgia Club Awarded for Best Wellness Facilities

Publication: ideal-LIVING Magazine, “Best Wellness Facilities

Award: Best of the Best, Best Health and Wellness Facilities

What They’re Saying: “The Georgia Club amenities are part of what brings the community together. Known for the award winning Chancellor’s Course, and beautiful clay tennis courts, there is something for everyone here. The Fitness Center includes 16 pieces of Cybex equipment, four treadmills, three stationary bicycles, three elliptical machines, and three Arc Trainers, and an aerobics room. The Georgia Club’s state-of-the-art swim park includes a 25-meter junior Olympic swimming pool, adult lap pool, and a children’s play fountain. Our community was designed to be walkable-with double width sidewalks and wooded paths throughout the neighborhood. All this, plus a community garden and an enclosed dog park.” 

More Info:The Georgia Club is a shoe-in for receiving the same award in 2018 with the development of its new recreational center with even more options for residents to stay active. The new center includes a greenspace, bocce courts, an outdoor aquatic facility, kids’ playground, and a state of the art Pickleball court.

Best of the Best Award
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