Cresswind on Lake Lanier Neighborhood Information



 Cresswind at Lake Lanier in Gainesville, Georgia, is a tranquil gated communityspecifically designed for Active Adults aged 55 or better. This award-winning,new community was recently named the 50+ Housing Community of the Year by the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association! This prestigious designation is a part of the Association’s 2012 OBIE Awards, where Cresswind took home the most awards of the night, claiming a total of six gold and two silver awards in the categories of community, building, marketing and other.

Within the community, a spectacular, 40,000 square foot, three-story clubhouse offers incredible activities and amenities with arts and crafts, billiards, aerobics, a ballroom, rooftop bar overlooking the lake with marina, and even a demonstration kitchen for classes throughout the year for cooking aficionados. Or enjoy an indoor or outdoor pool, tennis campus or extensive walking trails throughout the community, which will offer 934 homes, and 214 acres of preserved green space upon completion.

The wide range of amenities and activities will appeal to many different residents and the versatile floor plans will meet the needs of nearly any homeowner. Social clubs, lifelong learning opportunities and community activities come together to support a rich active adult lifestyle.                                


Opportunities to socialize abound at The Club at Cresswind. Hobby and game rooms give residents a place to share their interests or meet up for a friendly game. A large Ballroom is ideal for community events and residents can enjoy a variety of entertainment at the community lawn theater.

Whether it's a morning walk through the scenic walking trails, or a game of tennis with your neighbor in our tennis campus, you can enjoy the outdoors just like you were on vacation.  

One of the main attractions of Cresswind at Lake Lanier is the community's ideal location situated on the shores of one of Georgia's largest recreational lakes. Lake Lanier’s 692 miles of sparkling shoreline meander past picturesque parks, picnic areas and campgrounds. Cresswind at Lake Lanier is located on a wide finger of Lake Lanier which makes this community the perfect place to begin your exploration of the many wonders of this diverse and rich lake experience. Boat enthusiasts will appreciate the opportunity to purchase a boat slip at the dock behind the community clubhouse. The marina includes every available convenience one would need for a leisurely day of cooking, boating, or kayaking on the lake.


Relationships.  Fitness.  Nutrition.  The moments of happiness shared at Cresswind are precious.  The staff and homeowners at Cresswind at Lake Lanier know that one of the best ways to learn more about an interest you already have or to make friends is to band together in the spirit of common experience. Our residents eagerly get involved in establishing their own interest groups.  Do you like stamp collecting, photography, orchids or antique cars?  Clubs are born from the dreams of our community and your Cresswind staff is committed to helping to provide the platform, amenities and support to get you started.  A number of clubs are already active at Cresswind at Lake Lanier.  Join one of these, or start your own!  


The versatile single-family homes at Cresswind on Lake Lanier range in size from 1,346 to 2,964 square feet. With 12 featured floor plans, these homes will meet the needs of many different homeowners. Depending on the model, homes will have two or three bedrooms. They also feature touches that discerning homeowners will love, such as granite countertops in the kitchens and Energy Star rated appliances.

Cresswind on Lake Lanier’s single-family homes are all ranch style, single level designs. Some of the homes offer basements and the finished basements are optional. Many homes sit on oversized lots with lovely wooded views. Upon completion, Cresswind on Lake Lanier will include 734 beautiful homes.


Cresswind on Lake Lanier has been specifically designed for active adults aged 55 or better who enjoy living life to the fullest. A wide range of amenities allow residents to participate in their favorite activities. They can enjoy hobbies and games, classes, lectures, competitive sports and more. At Cresswind on Lake Lanier, there are endless opportunities for socializing, lifelong learning, volunteerism and true wellness.

With access to Lake Lanier, many Cresswind residents enjoy fishing, boating and other water activities. Outdoor areas like clubhouse terraces and the Overlook Pavilion allow residents to enjoy the natural beauty of the area while socializing with friends. When grandkids come to visit, they can also enjoy the community playground.


The community is located near beautiful Lake Lanier, a location lush with tranquil beauty and one of Georgia's most popular and visited recreational and outdoor attractions.  Most of the homes in Cresswind offer lovely wooded views.  Only 45 minutes from Atlanta and a short drive from north Fulton county, Cresswind is also minutes from Chateau Elan Winery and Golf Resort, the Blue Ridge Mountains, Mall of Georgia, Road Atlanta, as well as the finest restaurants, healthcare facilities and shopping venues in the Southeast.