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Suwanee, Georgia, is a small town of fewer than 20,000 people, located between the booming metropolis of Atlanta and the picturesque mountains of North Georgia. Seniors looking to relocate may want to consider Suwanee — it’s a great place to live and retire to for many reasons.


Mild Climate

Seniors who want to retire where it’s warm, but not too hot, often choose Georgia over Florida. Like the rest of the state, Suwanne has a mild climate. The temperature rarely falls below freezing in the winter or climbs above 90 degrees in the summer.

Small-Town Community

Town Center Park in the heart of downtown Suwanee functions as the community’s main gathering place. Features of this 10-acre urban park include three interlinking walkways, the largest interactive fountain in Gwinnett County, and plenty of green space. The park is also home to the city’s 1,000-seat amphitheater. From concerts to festivals to holiday celebrations, there is always something happening in Town Center Park.

Big-City Access

Suwanee is a small town that has the added benefit of being close to a big city. 

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the busiest in the world, is less than an hour away.

Seniors who retire in Suwanee will enjoy living close to major sports franchises including Atlanta Braves baseball, Atlanta Falcons football, Atlanta Hawks basketball, and Atlanta United soccer. All of their games are no more than a 45-minute drive away.

Retirees who are interested in the arts can enjoy shows at the Alliance and Fox theaters, as well as fine art galleries such as the High Museum of Art.

Recreation Opportunities

Head north from Suwanee for about half an hour and you will reach Lake Lanier. Lake Lanier is a 38,000-acre man-made lake, the largest lake that is entirely in the state of Georgia. It is a popular recreation spot for people who like to go fishing and boating, as well as those who just want to spend a day at the beach.

Seniors who golf or are interested in taking up the sport will find many opportunities to play when they retire in Suwanee. The city is home to four golf courses, including Bear's Best Atlanta, one of the best daily-fee courses in the state.


As we age, access to healthcare becomes more important. Retirees in Suwanee are served by Gwinnett Medical Center, just 7 miles away in Lawrenceville. Now part of the region’s Northside Hospital system, it is a primary stroke center and a Level II Adult Trauma Center.

Senior Living Communities

Suwanee and the surrounding area are home to a number of senior living communities, making it easy for retirees to relocate without having to worry about buying a house or renting an apartment.

Arbor Terrace of Johns Creek is just one of the communities serving the Suwanee area. Residents live in luxury, enjoy delicious meals together in the dining room, and take part in a wide range of scheduled activities. Housekeeping and laundry services are provided. And, being so close to Atlanta, the community can arrange day trips so that residents can take advantage of all the city has to offer.

If you’d like to learn more about Arbor Terrace of Johns Creek, call 770-999-9577 to arrange a tour.

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Penny Quale

About the Author: Penny Quale

Penny’s career in senior living began in 2010 and she quickly realized her true passion. The respect and compassion she has for our greatest generation is dear to her heart. Penny truly feels it is an honor to have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of families and residents when going through the difficult journey of finding the right place.