Jim Chapman, president of Jim Chapman Communities and incoming president of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, is spearheading a new type of 55+ living in the greater metropolitan Atlanta area. McEver Mill, his newest community for active adults on 14 acres in Hall County, will break ground in January 2018 and include 105 lots. The gated community will feature ranch townhouses that start from the high $100s.
“I know that there is a large number of 55+ buyers who are looking for well-priced single-level living,” says Chapman. “Right now, no active adult builders are catering to this booming segment of the market, so I decided to take my expertise and experience in building successful active adult communities and build exactly what today’s price-sensitive 55-plussers are looking for.”
McEver Mill, located in the city of Oakwood in Hall County, is located at the intersection of McEver Road and Old Flowery Branch Road, just one mile from Lake Lanier.
At approximately 1,450 square feet each, the thoughtfully-designed, 1.5 story attached ranch townhouses will feature 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, including a master on the main, covered front and back porches, individual driveways and one-car garages.
“Our buyers want an age-restricted community, one-level living, and a central location, often not too far from their families. McEver Mill is close to everything Atlanta has to offer – including a variety of outdoor activities, and offers a lock-and-leave, low maintenance lifestyle,” notes Chapman. “McEver Mill is geared to careful consumers, both singles and couples, who may have a second home on the coast or out West, and who want to live worry-free at this stage of their lives.”
Jim Chapman Communities’ homes comply with the HBAG-sponsored ALL Home Program, promoting accessibility via wider doorways, ample maneuvering space in showers and zero-step entry from the garage into the home.
Gearing up to launch McEver Mill, Chapman also notes today’s increasing acceptance of smaller homes, including so-called ‘tiny houses,’ and points out that right now, sales of higher priced homes are stagnating due to increasing land costs in the area. “There is great pent-up demand in the Atlanta market for homes with a lower price point. Boomers want to invest wisely, and we are here to give them what they want in their next new home.”
Chapman is a big fan of Hall County, and donated a single family home to Family Promise of Hall County earlier this year. Family Promise works to end the cycle of family homelessness.
“Location is always a key decision-making factor for our buyers,” says Chapman. “But so are good design, good access, and a great value.”