April 15 — Imagine a town where a surprising number of residents have 2 golf carts – and only 1 car. Where the supermarket and high school have special golf cart parking lots. And where 72 of the 80 motor vehicles reported stolen last year were golf carts. That’s Peachtree City, Georgia, one of America’s largest planned communities -a perfect active adult community for many.
Peachtree City is located about 25 miles south of Atlanta. Along with its 90 miles of golf cart paths it has 3 golf courses, where at least some carts get driven on terra familia. It has four separate villages: Aberdeen, Braelinn, Glenloch and Kedron. Each of the villages has its own shopping areas, recreational facilities, and elementary schools. The community also boasts four swimming pools, a soccer complex, tennis center, fields for just about every sport imaginable, aquatic center, and even a BMX track. Neighbors from other towns come to enjoy cultural events at its 2,500-seat amphitheater. This is a master planned community available to people of all ages, so there is not only a senior center (The Gathering Place) but also a teen center, along with numerous parks and playgrounds. Current population is about 35,000. Peachtree City has won numerous community awards, including a feature in the Spring 2008 New York Times Real Estate Magazine.