For more and more of us, the Golden Years no longer means just sitting in your rocking chair or in front of the TV. Many of us, and if you’re not us, your parents are(!) want to continue our active lifestyles but with less of the “honey-do” tasks such as mowing the lawn or painting the house. So if you’re considering a lifestyle change, look no further than Woodstock GA. Located 30 miles Northwest of downtown Atlanta, Woodstock is located on Interstate 575 in Cherokee County. Established in the 1880s on the Louisville and Nashville railroad line, the community includes a downtown area with shopping, dining, entertainment and residential living. Today the old train station is a restaurant and landmark. Around the city are numerous active adult communities. On the East side of Interstate 575 on or near the Highway 92 corridor you find The Glens are Mountain Brook, The Villas at Claremore Lake, The Willows and The Cottages of Woodstock to name a few. And just North of downtown Woodstock there is Montclair at Ridgemont. All the communities mentioned were designed to be active adult communities with either single level living or a 2nd floor space including a bonus area for storage or extra bedrooms. Many of the homes will have 2 car garages plus patios or courtyards. Some communities will have neighborhood pools and clubhouses. Homeowner associations will be responsible for exterior maintenance and landscaping so you are free to enjoy other endeavors. Prices for active adult homes for sale in Woodstock, GA start for as little as $170,000. There are also numerous other real estate opportunities in Woodstock. In addition, the City of Woodstock, GA has an active Senior Center. Open daily, activities are numerous and a great way to be involved. Residents of Cherokee County over 62 are exempt from paying the school taxes, which is another bonus of the community. Woodstock is actively pursuing improving city parks with numerous wide-trails being built throughout the city to connect existing parks for walking and biking. Downtown Woodstock also has many events to participate in such as the Concert Series during the summer, a Farmer’s Market and several annual Holiday parades. There will never be a dull moment if you live in Woodstock, GA!