Located about 45 minutes outside of Atlanta, Dacula blends the quiet comfort of suburban life with easy access to one of the South’s greatest cities. Whether you’re an Atlanta resident weighing a move to the suburbs or a senior in another state seeking the perfect community to spend your retirement, Dacula could be a great fit. Here are five reasons to choose Dacula.

Convenient Access to Atlanta

Dacula is just a short drive from Atlanta. Atlanta boasts an impressive range of quality hospitals, including Emory University Hospital, Georgia’s No. 1 ranked healthcare system. Emory also has a cognitive clinic that offers a wide range of clinical trials. Atlanta’s cultural scene is impressive and diverse, and includes the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Ballet, Woodruff Arts Center, Centre for Civil and Human Rights, and other cultural touchstones.

Atlanta is also congested, with some of the country’s worst traffic. So living in Dacula offers all of the benefits of easy access to Atlanta, without the traffic and hassle.

Affordable Home Prices

Gwinnett County, including Dacula, remains one of the most affordable suburbs in Atlanta. Housing prices are relatively low, but property values are rising. This makes now a great time to invest in a home. Affordable housing is also a great way to entice kids and grandkids to move closer.

Exceptional Quality of Life

Dacula balances affordable living with an exceptional quality of life.  Dacula is one of the safest suburbs in the metro Atlanta area; crime rates are incredibly low. The Gwinnett County school system consistently tops lists of the best schools in the state. The school system also offers some specialized schools for technology, returning students, and special needs students. If you’re one of the 2.7 million grandparents raising their grandkids, exceptional schools offer an enticing environment. Even if your child rearing days are behind you, good schools translate to rising property values. They may also encourage kids and grandkids to move closer.

Plenty of Natural Beauty

Dacula straddles the outer edges of metropolitan Atlanta. To the east and north is a much more rural region of the state, with plenty of opportunities for hunting, fishing, boating, and soaking up some natural beauty. Check out the winery and golf courses at Chateau Elan, or spend a weekend boating on Lake Lanier.

Even if you don’t want to hop in the car for a trip to a lake or golf course, life in Dacula offers plenty of natural beauty. The area remains remarkably undeveloped, especially for an Atlanta suburb. You can get a relatively large lot for an affordable price, and many neighborhoods are full of gardens and stunning landscaping. You’ll also get to enjoy suburban Atlanta’s renowned tree canopy.

Suburban Quiet and Convenience

Dacula is a quiet suburb with relatively low population density. That means you’ll have more quiet evenings, less traffic, and a calmer retirement. Unlike many quiet communities, however, Dacula also offers traditional urban conveniences: lots of shopping options, plenty of chain restaurants, and a recent surge of locally owned family businesses. If you want to spend the day shopping ‘til you drop, the Mall of Georgia is just a few miles away.

Make your move to Dacula even easier by choosing Arbor Terrace at Hamilton Mill. Arbor Terrace offers all-in-one senior living solutions, including independent living, assisted living, and dementia care, in a thriving, vibrant community of active seniors. Our gourmet meals are legendary, and our socialization opportunities are virtually endless. Retirement doesn’t have to be quiet and dull—even if you have limited mobility or other impairments. Senior living is an affordable option that can preserve your long-term health while helping you live out the retirement of your dreams. To learn more, stop in for one of our many events, or call us to schedule a tour.