Cresswind at Lake Lanier – Gainesville GA Active Adult Community

Cresswind at Lake Lanier

Cresswind at Lake Lanier in Gainesville, GA is a gated Resort-Style Active Adult community. The community is now complete at 934 homes. Cresswind at Lake Lanier has the distinction of being the only Active Adult community on Lake Lanier. The neighborhood was started by Levitt Homes with home sales beginning in 2005.

Resort-Style Amenities

Cresswind at Lake Lanier is what we describe as a Resort-Style Active Adult community. By resort-style community, we mean amenities and activities that you might normally expect on a cruise or at an upscale resort. There are only five resort-style Active Adult communities North of Atlanta in the suburbs. The other neighborhoods are Del Webb Chateau Elan, Village at Deaton Creek, Cresswind at Twin Lakes, and Soleil Laurel Canyon.

Kolter Homes

Kolter Homes is the builder and developer for Cresswind at Twin Lakes. They are a large builder and land developer based in Florida. The Active Adult division of Kolter Homes is branded under Cresswind, with communities throughout the Southeast. Kolter’s mission and vision for Cresswind at Twin Lakes is based on the fundamental pillars of Fitness, Nutrition, and Relationships. These are the pillars for a long and happy retirement.

General Information

Kolter Homes, purchased the community during the housing crash and introduced new open-concept floorplans. They offered 4 collections and 13 different floorplans. The smallest collection is Gaines starting at 1,346 sf;

Nice curb appeal of homes at Cresswind at Lake Lanier

then the Willow starting at 1,594 sf; the Hall at 2,128 sf; and the largest, the Lanier collection starting at 2,839 sf. The largest Kolter plan, the Walnut, begins at 2,964 sf. In addition, Levitt started the community out with 14 different plans, ranging in size from 1,275 to 2,727 sf. Kolter offered one-level living plans as standard but there were options to add upstairs storage, a loft or loft with finished bath.  There are both slab and basement homes based on topography.

HOA Fees at Cresswind at Lake Lanier

HOA fees include all homeowner yard maintenance, including mowing, edging, pruning, and pine straw. In addition, fees include an expanded cable package and home security monitoring. Lastly, fees include the clubhouse and almost all associated activities, grounds and gate maintenance. The result is the lush scenery everywhere in the community. Homes are built to low-maintenance standards.  Therefore, you can count on lots of free time to travel or to enjoy all there is to do at Cresswind.

Cresswind at Lake Lanier Amenities

Cresswind at Lake Lanier clubhouse

Cresswind boasts award-winning amenities highlighted by a 36,000 sq ft, 3-story clubhouse. There is a state-of-the-art fitness facility with both free weight and machines, treadmills and other cardio equipment. In addition, there is a personal trainer on-site to demonstrate equipment usage or have personal training sessions. There are convenient locker rooms near the Olympic-size indoor lap pool and fitness area.

Cresswind at Lake Lanier also boasts a large ballroom, aerobic studio, teaching kitchen, arts and crafts room, billiard, meeting and card room. The Crow’s Nest on the 3rd floor of the Clubhouse offers a spectacular view of the pool, Pavilion, and lake. With a full-time lifestyle director coordinating events and groups exclusively for the homeowners, there is no shortage of things to do!

Outdoor fun at Cresswind

Cresswind at Lake Lanier marina

In addition to the clubhouse, Cresswind at Lake Lanier is an outdoor paradise with 251 acres of conservation land containing extensive walking trails.  Other outdoor activities include the resort-style pool, tennis and pickleball courts, community garden, and dog park. Additionally, residents enjoy an Overlook Pavilion and lawn for large events such as concerts and cookouts. Cresswind abuts a deep-water cove on Lake Lanier, the largest lake in GA and has a Marina with boat slips for purchase or for pulling up your boat for a day on the lake. You can also store your canoe or kayak for more leisurely fun in the cove.

Reasons to love Cresswind

Note: this video is courtesy of Atlanta’s Best New Homes TV program. The community is now sold out of new construction but we’re happy to show you resale homes and schedule a tour of the clubhouse and community.

About Gainesville

Gainesville GA is a thriving suburb about 45 minutes from downtown Atlanta. The city is in Hall County, which offers great tax breaks for seniors starting at 65. Cresswind has a great location with a Walmart, Publix, and Kroger within 5 minutes. Additionally, there are many options for restaurants and shopping nearby.  Historic downtown Gainesville has a quaint revitalized walking area with a convenient free parking deck and lots of shops and restaurants for your enjoyment. The bustling Mall of Georgia is also about 20 miles away.

Northeast Georgia Medical Center, a nationally recognized hospital for cardiovascular care, in particular, is about 8 miles from Cresswind.  The hospital has a staff of over 600 doctors, offering great medical care for any of your needs.

Want to know more?

Cresswind has completed new construction but resale homes are available. We have many years of experience in helping clients decide if Cresswind at Lake Lanier is the right Active Adult community for you. Call us now at 678-421-4514.


Home Type: Single Family
Number of Homes: 934

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