Southeast Discovery Recommended Community Soleil Laurel Canyon Wins Award for Best 50+ Retirement Community


Libertyville, IL (PRWEB) July 31, 2014

Active adult community Soleil Laurel Canyon, located 55 minutes north of Atlanta in Canton, Georgia, was recently singled out by The Aurora Awards, a design competition of the Southeast Building Conference honoring excellence in building and design, as a Best 50+ Retirement Community. Soleil Laurel Canyon competed against communities from 12 other southern states and was judged on criteria including architectural design, livability, recreational facilities, overall master/site plan, and floor plan function and design.

“Soleil Laurel Canyon has definitely created an attractive community for today’s buyer,” said Marian Schaffer, Principal and Founder of Southeast Discovery, a company that helps buyers actively looking for a retirement or second home in the Southeast find the right area and community to call home. “The home designs are well thought out and affordable. The community’s clubhouse is one of the most innovative we’ve seen in terms of its usability by residents. And the location of Soleil Laurel Canyon is very appealing – one hour north of Atlanta, the community is close enough to the big city to take advantage of its attributes, yet far enough away from the hustle and bustle to truly get away from it all.”

Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Soleil Laurel Canyon was built as a resort-style residential community for the 55+ active adult complete with beautiful, maintenance-free grounds and abundant indoor and outdoor amenities and activities. Indoor amenities include a 28,000 square foot Craftsman-style clubhouse featuring a great room with stacked stone fireplace, vaulted ceiling and comfortable living room seating, and expansive decks overlooking the pool, horticultural gardens and the lake just beyond it. The clubhouse also features a theater and performing arts center, a library, gourmet teaching kitchen, an arts and crafts center, billiards and game rooms, and a massage room and fitness center.

Outdoor amenities include a lakeside amphitheater for concerts and performances, bocce ball fields, miles of scenic walking trails, and a multi-surface tennis center with on-staff professionals; the community is also adjacent to the 18-hole Fairways of Canton golf course. There are over 50 special interest clubs within Soleil Laurel Canyon, and the community employs a full-time Lifestyle Director and on-site support staff.

Soleil Laurel Canyon offers golf, lake or woodland home sites and a selection of single family homes in cottage, traditional or craftsman style ranging in size from 1,500 to 3,000 square feet. Homes are priced from the low $ 200,000s to $ 400,000s, and feature 9’ and 10’ foot ceilings, stone accents, custom cabinetry, 30-year roof shingles, and are energy efficient. All of Soleil’s homes are designed for aging-in-place with stepless-entry access, wide doorways and roll-in showers.

“Soleil Laurel Canyon has won several awards in recent years for their home designs and the community’s master-plan concept,” said Schaffer. “Baby Boomer retirees who want to be near a major city like Atlanta, while still being able to enjoy the topography of the foothills, will find Soleil Laurel Canyon a solid community to consider.”

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