Luxurious Ranch Style for the Active Adult

Planning and delivering extraordinary communities designed for the active adult lifestyle, Jim Chapman Communities stands as one of the top builders in the Atlanta area catering to the 50 plus community. Jim Chapman Communities (“JCC”) has won the coveted Community of the Year Award three times from the Greater Atlanta HBA, and Jim Chapman himself has been voted as one of the top 100 most influential people in the Atlanta housing industry for the past several years. Jim Chapman is the Second Vice Chairman of the National Association of Homebuilders 50 Plus Housing Council Board of Trustees. He will serve as its Chairman in 2016. He is the former Chairman and current board member of the Greater Atlanta HBA 50 Plus Housing Council.

JCC builds beautifully designed and superbly functional ranch style single family homes and attached ranch style condominiums for active adults 55 Plus situated in seven superb locations throughout metropolitan Atlanta. Keeping the active adult ever in mind, JCC has designed these ranch style maintenance free homes to comply with the ALL (A Liveable Lifestyle Home) building specifications including wide doorways, ample maneuvering space in baths and showers and zero-step entries from the garage into the ranch style home (

JCC’s communities are thoughtfully designed by Jim Chapman to fit an active lifestyle. These communities feature outstanding amenities, landscape maintenance services and most have gated entries and perimeter fencing for security. Homeowners have earned the right to own a luxury ranch style home while leaving the maintenance and security worries up to someone else.
Their newest project is Heritage Pointe at The Georgian. This project is planned for 150 plus detached homes in Villa Rica starting in the high $100,000’s. This area was chosen as it offers homeowners conveniences, such as shopping, restaurants, parks and a Civic Center and Sport complex that is to 16,000 sq. ft. There is also a New Tanner Medical Center and Hospital. Many of these homes will be built adjacent to the Tom Fazio Golf Course also known as “The Frog.” The Frog was voted one of the top public golf courses in Georgia. The product offering will provide for all Single Level Living Ranch Plans with a broad range of square footages and price point choices.

Southern Traditional style encompasses the essence of the design put into this community. Architecturally designed by acclaimed Clubhouse Architect James P. Chapman, Sr., both the Golf Clubhouse and Active Adult Club house shall be professionally decorated featuring catering kitchens, fireplaces, exercise room, meeting and gathering rooms, handicap-accessible bathrooms, and an expansive front veranda with porte cochere and large outdoor pool. JCC built this community to have a HERS rating that meets the Energy Star Classification. They feature Tech Shield roof sheathing, Low E vinyl windows and tankless water heaters.

This is a crucial project to add to this area as it fills a void in the market place for a low maintenance single level living home for the active adult buyer in a submarket that is not currently serving the active adult move down buyer. “The community has afforded us the opportunity to fine tune the space planning and features that today’s empty nester move down buyer is in search of as they wind down in their retirement years,” stated Jim Chapman, president, Jim Chapman Communities.

The location and buyer demographics allow for the homes to showcase low maintenance custom finishes with all brick, stone, shake and cement siding construction with inviting front porches, vaulted ceilings, spacious spa like owner’s suites, gourmet kitchens, hardwood floors, great rooms with fireplaces and private outdoor living areas. Each home is part of the All Homes program, an accredited program launched by the Homebuilders Association of Georgia that provides a livable lifestyle home with extreme accessibility catering to each move down homeowners needs.
Additionally, this gated community offers amenities that includetrails for biking and walking. The tranquil, lush setting offers a swimming pool and a clubhouse that spans over 5,000 sq. ft. featuring a billiards room, card room, exercise room, catering kitchen and media room. There is also a garden center, and passive parks for the homeowners to enjoy as they walk their dogs. Homeowners will enjoy traveling by golf cart as they make their way to the Golf clubhouse to enjoy a round of golf, dinner with family or friends or to wind down with a glass of wine while watching the sun set on the spacious clubhouse veranda.

Heritage Pointe isbeing built in the midst of a very successful master planned community called The Georgian. This gives the active adult buyer a multi-generational experience within The Georgian. Rezoning for age restricted active adult use posed some challenges as getting the local county commissioners to understand that zoning and the need for the 50 Plus product in their county was not easy.

Villa Rica is known for traditional values in the midst of a bustling, thriving, progressive business environment. “Villa Rica has not forgotten their roots and they are proud to live and work in a city, built on quality, and centered around community,” expressed Chapman. “These are similar values that Jim Chapman Communities prides themselves on.”

Additional Age Restricted 55+ communities are under contract with the intent of bringing the same level of quality construction and low maintenance lifestyle to empty nesters that is synonymous with a Jim Chapman Community.

“The community has afforded us the opportunity to fine tune the space planning and features that today’s empty nester move down buyer is in search of,” stated Chapman.

Stephanie Consiglio is an assistant editor at Builder and Developer magazine. She may be reached at

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