Friday, August 26, 2016

New Cottages at Horseshoe Bend Perfect for Active Living

Jim Chapman, president and owner of Jim Chapman Communities, has announced that he will soon start construction on the Cottages at Horseshoe Bend. This brand-new enclave will consist of 19 single family, age-targeted homes in Horseshoe Bend, the gated, premier country club community nestled along the Chattahoochee River in North Fulton.

The Cottages will be located within walking distance of the famed Horseshoe Bend Country Club, and homeowners will be able to take advantage of the many amenities that are offered here, including an 18-hole golf course, a tennis facility with 14 clay and hard surface courts, a swim center with a Junior Olympic-sized pool, a separate free-form pool for adults, and more. 

“We are thrilled to be building 19 new homes in Horseshoe Bend, ranging from 2,200 to 2,400 sq. ft. Twelve homes, priced from the upper $500s, will be built on a basement, and the other seven, on a slab, are priced from the mid $500s,” notes Chapman, the successful Atlanta-based developer and homebuilder who also serves as the 2016 Chair of the NAHB 55+ Housing Industry Council.

“Already, we have enjoyed a lot of interest from current Horseshoe Bend residents. Out of more than 1,200 homes in the original community, the majority of the homes was built with a master on the second floor. Now that many of the children in the neighborhood have grown up and moved out, homeowners are looking to downsize and enjoy easy, single-level living – and stay in their beloved neighborhood.”

Jim Chapman Communities’ sales and design center, located in a lovely refurbished home next to the Clubhouse, is now open. Pauline Miller, president and founder of Brightstar with Keller Williams, is the official listing agent for the Cottages at Horseshoe Bend. 

“We are delighted to offer active adults the kind of home that suits their current lifestyle,” says Chapman. “We offer great floorplans, access to outstanding amenities and a superior location – and above all, carefree living.”


To learn more about available lots and floorplans at The Cottages at Horseshoe Bend, please contact Pauline Miller with Brightstar at Keller Williams, 404-281-3744 or visit www.jimchapmancommunities.com.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Jim Chapman Communities Presents Boxwood at Vinings

Exclusive 16-home Enclave in Prime Vinings Location

In September, Jim Chapman Communities will start construction on 16 gorgeous new homes, including 3 on a full basement, in a premier new neighborhood, Boxwood at Vinings. 

The coveted Vinings location of this beautiful new age-targeted community on Cooper Lake Drive will be a major draw for (international) executives moving to their company’s new headquarters in Atlanta, as well as for empty nesters who are looking to downsize but who also want to stay near their original neighborhoods in Buckhead, Sandy Springs and Vinings.
 
“All homes in this excellent Vinings location will feature a master on main,” says Pauline Miller, president and founder of Brightstar with Keller Williams, the official listing agent for Boxwood at Vinings.

“Many of our buyers will see their new home at Boxwood at Vinings as a longer term decision, and will appreciate Jim Chapman Fine Homes’ spacious floor plans and use of quality finishes. The well-crafted, classic homes in this great location will start from the $620s.”

Pauline continues: “No builder is currently building these kinds of close-in communities with elegant homes that feature an owner’s suite on the main floor, and for sophisticated buyers who want to stay in their beautiful new homes possibly through retirement, Boxwood at Vinings is exactly what they are looking for.”

To learn more about available lots and floorplans at Boxwood at Vinings, please contact Pauline Miller with Brightstar at Keller Williams, 404-281-3744 or visit www.jimchapmancommunities.com .

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

52% of Phase I Already Sold in The Overlook at Old Atlanta

South Forsyth’s Stunning 55+ Neighborhood Is Big Hit with Boomers

Jim Chapman Communities newest 55+ community, The Overlook at Old Atlanta, already sold 34 out of 65 homes in Phase I. According to Jim Chapman, the successful Atlanta-based developer and homebuilder who also serves as the 2016 Chair of the NAHB 55+ Housing Industry Council, the outstanding response is based on a number of important factors:
  • Location: Located in South Forsyth County, the 55+ community is conveniently close to Atlanta as well as Lake Lanier and the north Georgia mountains.
  • Tax benefits: Residents aged 65+ enjoy lower property taxes in South Forsyth County.
  • Spectacular setting with expansive views and vistas.
  • Quality amenities, including but not limited to a clubhouse with a fireplace, exercise room, gathering rooms and an expansive front veranda, a large outdoor pool with two pickle ball / tennis courts, bocce ball and croquet areas, park and community garden, and walking trails.
  •  Priced right.
  • Great sales team and personal involvement by the builder.


“Our buyers know what they want and they do their homework before committing to make the move to The Overlook at Old Atlanta,” says Chapman. “They appreciate the opportunity to work with an established Atlanta-based builder and know that we provide superb quality homes in an amenity-rich environment that will perfectly suit their active adult lifestyle.”

The Overlook at Old Atlanta will ultimately feature 130 homes, including 56 detached single-family homes with 3 or 4 bedrooms each, plus 74 attached villas with 3 bedrooms each. All maintenance-free homes will include 2-car attached garages with covered entry, plus rear porches as well as rear patios. Finished basements and 3-car garage options are available. The beautifully landscaped community is gated, an additional bonus for homeowners who want the lock-and-leave lifestyle.


To learn more about available lots and floorplans at The Overlook, contact Sandy Epstein with Engel & Völkers Buckhead Atlanta at 404.468.0920 or visit www.jimchapmancommunities.com.


Friday, June 24, 2016

The Overlook at Old Atlanta - South Forsyth’s Newest 55+ Neighborhood

Active adults who are looking for a beautiful new home community in popular South Forsyth County, conveniently close to Atlanta as well as Lake Lanier and the north Georgia mountains, appreciate the well-designed options that renowned homebuilder Jim Chapman offers in his newest 55+ community, The Overlook at Old Atlanta.


The successful Atlanta-based developer and homebuilder, who was recently elected to serve as the 2016 Chair of the NAHB 55+ Housing Industry Council, is eager to share his vision for active adult living with 55+ homebuyers, and has started in-person walking tours with potential clients.

“When I get to explain the lay-out and topography of the community, and answer any questions that may pop up, our buyers understand. They get it. They can feel it, see it and imagine themselves living the good life here at The Overlook,” according to Chapman who shares that 25 homes are already under contract since The Overlook opened for pre-sale in April 2016. “This initial sales success is a real compliment and an affirmation of what our customers expect of our brand.”



130 Homes
When completed, this private, gated and beautifully landscaped community will feature 56 detached single-family homes with 3 or 4 bedrooms each, as well as 74 attached villas with 3 bedrooms each, promising hassle-free convenience, comfort, quality and style. All maintenance-free homes will include 2-car attached garages with covered entry, plus rear porches as well as rear patios. Finished basements and 3-car garage options are available.

Amenities abound
The Overlook is thoughtfully designed to fit the active adult lifestyle, and features outstanding amenities, such as:
   Clubhouse featuring catering kitchen, fireplace, exercise room, gathering rooms, two handicap-accessible bathrooms and an expansive front veranda
   Large outdoor pool with two pickle ball / tennis courts
   Bocce ball and croquet areas
   Park and Community Garden
   Pet friendly community with walking trails


To learn more about available lots and floorplans at The Overlook, contact Sandy Epstein with Engel & Völkers Buckhead Atlanta at 404.468.0920 or visit www.jimchapmancommunities.com.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Jim Chapman in the News: State- and Nationwide

As 2016 Chair of NAHB’s 55+ Housing Industry Council, Jim Chapman was recently profiled in the Association’s online magazine, 55+ Housing: Meet the Chair.

In the article, he remarks about the 55+ market that “Homebuilding is still the tortoise in this race, but we’ll be seeing smarter builders and less volatility, for slow, steady growth for the foreseeable future.”

But that doesn’t mean the 55+ market is slowing down. “It’s now growing 4-7% a year – the fastest-growing component of the single-family sector.”

To read the full story, please click here: http://bit.ly/28MGRKy

In the June 2016 issue of Georgia Trend, Anna Bentley interviewed Jim extensively for her feature article, Actively Aging, Resort-style amenities, low-maintenance homes and built-in social networks: Meet the revamped retirement community.

She writes: “Jim Chapman, president of Atlanta-area active adult community firm Jim Chapman Communities, estimates that in more than half of the homes in his communities, at least one member of the household still works. He’s also noticed a downward trend in the age of his homeowners, moving from 72 six to eight years ago to 62.”

Jim notes: “There’s this huge group of 60-85-year olds who…really very much want to live on their own, but they don’t want to maintain their yard and they don’t want to maintain their home. They want to buy a house that has maintenance free materials. They want a house that allows them to age in place.”

For the full article, please click here: http://www.georgiatrend.com/June-2016/Actively-Aging/

About Jim Chapman:
“Building Trust. Building Futures.”
Jim Chapman, an Atlanta native, started his own custom home building firm, Jim Chapman Fine Homes, in 1998 after earning an MBA from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. In 2005, he began to also build and develop an active adult portfolio under the brand of Jim Chapman Communities. Currently, he is building under both brands throughout Buckhead, Vinings, Cobb, Forsyth, Fulton, Cherokee, Paulding and Douglas counties. His design partner, mentor and father, Jim Chapman Sr., is a well-known Atlanta architect.

James B. (Jim) Chapman, President
Jim Chapman Communities | Jim Chapman Fine Homes
2700 Cumberland Parkway, suite 130
Atlanta, GA 30339
770-434-3602   telephone  |  770-434-3607   fax  |  770-560-9167   cell

About the NAHB 55+ Housing Industry Council:
Since 1989, the 55+ Housing Industry Council has served the diverse needs of NAHB members involved in all aspects of 55+ housing, including development, finance, ownership, management, design, sales and marketing. It is the fastest-growing segment of the housing industry.


The NAHB 55+ Housing Industry Council supports members by providing nationally recognized education programs, industry research, networking opportunities, exclusive news and information, awards and recognition programs, and regulatory and legislative assistance to 55+ housing professionals.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Sweet Success at Sweet Briar Farms

Since Sweet Briar Farms, Jim Chapman’s new 55+ neighborhood in Woodstock, opened for pre-sale in February 2016, 16 contracts have already been signed in the first four months.

“We have not yet started construction, but people absolutely love the rolling landscape and the open vistas of our property here,” says Jim Chapman, president and recognized visionary in today’s 55+ housing industry, and 2016 Chairman of the NAHB 55+ Housing Industry Council. “We also offer great floorplans, outstanding amenities and a superior location – and above all, carefree living. Our community really appeals to the large group of active adults that is ready to start the next great chapter in their lives.”



Constructive connection
“Almost every week, I personally meet potential homebuyers for a 3-hour walking tour through the development and answer any question they may have,” says Chapman. “As the builder and developer, I am able to give answers straight away. Our willingness to share the details of the homes, the amenities and the overall design of the community in person, coupled with the quick responses to all queries by our top agent Micki Craven, make it easier for homebuyers to really see themselves living here. ”

Sweet Briar Farms, a private gated age-restricted community in Cherokee County,
includes a total of 85 lots on 68 acres of former farmland, which translates into a spacious layout with 1.2 units per acre.

It is located just 3 miles from the vibrant downtown area of Woodstock, conveniently close to shopping, dining, healthcare and entertainment, and 2 miles north of SR92, with easy access to Atlanta with its business centers, world-class airport and renowned universities.

Amenities at Sweet Briar Farms
The gated community will include an architecturally designed, professional decorated clubhouse featuring a catering kitchen, fireplace, exercise room, meeting and gathering rooms and an expansive front veranda. There will be a large outdoor pool, with an outdoor fireplace; community gardens; sidewalks on the interior community roads, and walking trails.

Sweet Briar Farms is thoughtfully designed to fit the Active Adult lifestyle and is strategically located in one of the most convenient and popular areas around Atlanta.

To learn more about available lots and floorplans at Sweet Briar Farms, contact Micki Craven with Engel & Völkers Buckhead Atlanta at 770-366-3930 or visit www.jimchapmancommunities.com.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Active Adult Communities Attracting Younger Buyers

For years, builder Jim Chapman’s name has been associated with the active
adult market — that slice of the real estate sector that caters to buyers 55
and older. His best-selling products have been courtyard-style homes with
shared driveways, one-level floor plans and no exterior maintenance, all
factors that appealed to the empty-nester and retiring population.As chair
of the National Association of Homebuilders’ 55+ Housing Industry Council
and the founding chairman of ALL...   Read the full AJC article here >