Cresswind at Lake Lanier by Kolter Homes - Gainesville, GA

3007 Scarlet Oak Lane , Gainesville, GA 30504
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About Cresswind at Lake Lanier by Kolter Homes

A lush private setting and plenty of waterfront recreation is what residents of Cresswind at Lake Lanier love about their Georgia oasis. Located near the foothills of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, just 45-minutes northeast of Atlanta, Cresswind at Lake Lanier is an award-winning active lifestyle community that combines the tranquility of lakeside living with the convenience of nearby amenities. As the only 55+ community in Gainesville, as well as being nestled in one of the best cities to retire on a budget according to, Cresswind at Lake Lanier is one of Georgia’s most desirable neighborhoods.


Representing classic Americana, each 2-3 bedroom ranch style home features a timeless, elegant floor plan, spacious loft and basement options and is generously sized up to 3,844 square feet. Whether someone’s building from the ground up or opting for move-in ready, Cresswind is ready to start making memories happen. Within the gates of this remarkable community, buyers will find a stately three-story clubhouse, as well as lakefront activities just outside their door. Whether they’re into fishing or kayaking, residents have access to their own private marina, outfitted with boat slips, and picturesque views. Eclectic, historic, and downright charming, historic Gainsville is in sync with the modern baby boomer combining cutting-edge medical care and everyday services, with small-town accents that make Cresswind at Lake Lanier’s location so irresistibly southern. 
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  • Acreage: 500 acres (200 hectares)

  • Gatehouse: Gated entry marked by a picturesque waterfall

  • Clubhouse: Cresswind's 40,000-square-foot, three-story clubhouse is the centerpiece of community life, with indoor and outdoor swimming pools, meeting and activity rooms and a demonstration kitchen. Additionally, residents can participate in numerous life-long learning classes and community clubs.

  • Tennis: Six tennis courts are located at the site of The Club at Cresswind, as well as pickleball courts. 

  • Fitness: A fully equipped fitness center offers a yoga/aerobics studio, professional equipment and full schedule of group classes.  

  • Golf Nearby: Several public and private golf courses are located on or near Lake Lanier, including the Chicopee Woods Golf Course, Royal Lakes Golf & Country Club, the Lake Lanier Islands Resort and two 18-hole courses at the Château Élan Winery & Resort.

  • Recreation: Additional recreational amenities include pickleball and bocce courts, horseshoes, an outdoor amphitheater for movies and concerts, and a network of walking trails throughout the property.

  • Boating and Fishing: Cresswind's private boathouse and marina provides direct access to boating, fishing, and kayaking on 38,000-acre Lake Lanier, with day dock access and slip ownership opportunities available.

  • Healthcare: The Atlanta area is home to a wide range of health care services, including leading research hospitals and specialized medical practices. Around-the-clock emergency care is available about five miles from Cresswind at the Gainesville Northeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.

  • Shopping & Dining: The community is convenient to a great selection of shops, restaurants and major retailers a few miles away in the city of Gainesville, with additional shopping and dining options in the Atlanta metropolitan area to the south.

  • Area Attractions: With Atlanta less than an hour away, Cresswind residents enjoy access to museums and performing arts, exciting nightlife, top-rated restaurants, professional sports franchises and other urban attractions.

  • Homes for Sale: Priced from the low $300s to mid $600s



Community Brief Overview

Lifestyle 55+

Price RangeLow $400s - Mid $600s

Square Footage 1,275 sq ft - 2,964 sq ft

Number of Homes 934

New or Resale New Homes

Type Of Homes

Single Family Homes


Clubhouse, Tennis Hardcourt, Fitness Center, Trails - Walking, Club - Arts & Crafts, Shopping Nearby, Marina On-Site, Swimming Pool - Outdoor, Dining Nearby, Spa - Jacuzzi, Boat Docks, Swimming Pool - Indoor, Boating, Gated, Fishing, Cards, Billiard Room, Horseshoe Pits


Age Restricted, 55+, Active Adult, Age Targeted, Active Lifestyle, Lake Living, Resort Living, Adult, Age-Appropriate