Although it’s located in Fulton County, Crabapple, Georgia, is worlds away from the busy, congested city life of Atlanta. Once home to thriving families of Cherokee Native Americans, Crabapple is now a rapidly developing city. But it retains its rural roots. Family restaurants and trendy boutiques are surrounded by horse farms, plant nurseries, and rolling green hills. It’s the perfect retirement spot for seniors who want the convenience of city living, but without all the noise and congestion. Here are some great resources for seniors seeking a little excitement in Crabapple. 

Visit a Plant Nursery 

Functioning at the edge of Georgia’s suburban and rural dividing line, Crabapple offers plenty of plant nurseries for gardeners of every variety. For something truly unique, visit Rainbeau Orchids or Peach State Orchids, two of the Southeast’s largest and most diverse orchid nurseries. Ison’s Nursery & Vineyards is a paradise for wine lovers, offering a wide variety of grapevines. Willis Orchard Co. boasts a robust variety of fruit and nut trees from local growers. Order online or by phone. 

Head Downtown 

Downtown Crabapple has rapidly blossomed into a community hub of shopping, dining, and fun. There are plenty of events, from farmers markets in the spring to visits with Santa in the winter. Crabapple Market is a mixed-use development, offering a variety of shops, fine dining, office space, and more. 

Enjoy a Local Performance

The Milton region is nurturing a whole new generation of performance artists. Try taking the grandkids to the Off Broadway Children’s Theatre. The Roswell Cultural Arts Center offers family performances, children’s puppet shows, stand-up comedy, and more. The Milton Community Theatre offers modern takes on classic performances, thrilling young and old audiences alike. 

Commute to Atlanta

Unlike many other Atlanta suburbs, Crabapple boasts its own distinct culture. Rather than being a mere Atlanta satellite, it’s a unique city in its own right. Residents who crave a diversion and a break from daily life can get to Atlanta in 20 minutes or less. Try taking in a performance at the Fox Theatre, enjoying chamber music at the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta, or listening to a spectacular symphony by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Then head home to your quiet community, secure in the knowledge that life in Crabapple truly offers the best of both worlds. 

Arbor Terrace at Crabapple is proud to be part of our thriving, rapidly growing little city. We love serving seniors, working to help them achieve their retirement dreams. Our community plans a wide range of activities, from regular exercise classes to parties and special events such as live music and seasonal festivities. Contact us to learn more about what we have going on now, or to explore your senior living options.