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National Peach Ice Cream Day

By Hunter Houtzer

peachesWith its Spanish moss-laden trees, pecan orchards, and red clay, Georgia has an abundance of spectacular views that speak to the heart. There’s something homey about Georgia with its slow, warm days and cool, cricket filled nights. Southern hospitality is a way of life here with wide, welcoming porches and sweet tea on the countertops. Still, no asset of Georgia’s can rival what they are best known for: good, old-fashioned, home-grown food.

Perhaps it’s a mixture of the sunny climate and the tender care of farmers that keeps the fruits and vegetables tasting richer than any grocery store could provide. Or perhaps it’s simply Georgia’s charm. Above all else, Georgia’s peaches reign supreme. And in the summer, it’s peach ice cream that’s the go-to lifesaver during the hot days of July.

600_400PeachicreamJuly 17th is National Peach Ice Cream Day, and the best way to celebrate is to be in the state that’s famous for its sweet, juicy, ripe peaches. The small, fuzzy fruit is at its peak during July with farmer’s stands and markets bursting with baskets of them. Southern cooks are all too familiar with the old-fashioned churning involved in turning these baskets of peaches into cold, refreshing ice cream. Local diners capitalize on this time of the year by providing their customers with homemade peach ice cream. They believe it’s wrong to eat peach ice cream made any other way than by hand.

For the ideal-LIVING communities located in Georgia, this mentality persists all year long: homemade over store bought, old-fashioned consistency over modern convenience. Georgian retirement communities are known for their authentic Southern lifestyle, which includes delicious, relaxing meals with homemade culinary delights. Places like Soleil Laurel Canyon in the foothills of Georgia, WaterWays Township and Osprey Cove nestled in lovely Savannah, and Reynolds Lake Oconee, all provide a home in a special place where quality is cherished over quantity.

So on July 17th (or any day when the mood strikes), take a moment to eat peach ice cream and reflect on where the best peaches are grown, and remember Georgia’ farmers and how they take their time to provide people with the best product possible. And if you’ve already found yourself in Georgia, run to the nearest farmer’s stand and purchase a whole basket of peaches to enjoy for the rest of the summer—in ice cream form or not.


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Cresswind at Lake Lanier

Cresswind at Lake Lanier

Gainesville, Georgia

Cresswind at Lake Lanier is the premier, gated, active-adult community located in Gainesville, Georgia. This historic city is bordered by the foothills of the northeast Georgia mountains and picturesque Lake Lanier, less than 50 miles northeast of Atlanta. With distinctive seasons and relatively moderate temperatures, this area has quickly become a haven for active adults.
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Soleil Laurel Canyon - Georgia 55 Plus Communities

Soleil Laurel Canyon - Georgia 55 Plus Communities

Canton, Georgia

Soleil Laurel Canyon is a master-planned, Active Adult/55+ community situated in Canton, GA, just 45 minutes north of Atlanta. This gated, low maintenance community offers an array of homes priced from the $200s to the $400s and expansive amenities including a 28,000+ sq. ft. clubhouse, two pools, tennis courts, walking trails, teaching kitchen, fitness center and much more.
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The Landings on Skidaway Island - Savannah's Choice for Island Living

The Landings on Skidaway Island - Savannah's Choice for Island Living

Savannah, Georgia

The Landings on Skidaway Island is a private gated community known as much for its beauty as for its personality. Located on the Intracoastal Waterway and just 12 miles from the charming and historic city of Savannah, GA, The Landings celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2012.
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Osprey Cove - Georgia Private Communities

Osprey Cove - Georgia Private Communities

Saint Marys, Georgia

Located just 21 minutes from Jacksonville, FL International airport, and just a 90 minute drive to Savannah, GA and St. Augustine, Osprey Cove is a constant recipient in the "Top 100 places to Retire." Kiplinger rated Georgia as the #3 in the Top 10 Tax Friendly states for Retirees. This plush coastal community boasts 665 homes. Home buyers in search of an active lifestyle are finding the right fit at Osprey Cove with private golf, tennis, boating and fishing available year round.
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Waterways - Best Places to Live in Georgia

Waterways - Best Places to Live in Georgia

Richmond Hill, Georgia

Waterways is a 2,300-acre master-planned community located just 30 minutes from historic Savannah, Georgia, in charming Richmond Hill. Surrounded by a 1,600 acre nature preserve, this is a place where six-and-a-half miles of marsh frontage, over four miles of winding lagoons, and more than a thousand acres of ancient oak hammocks embrace our new homes and homesites.
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Savannah Quarters  - Modern Living. Historic Charm.

Savannah Quarters - Modern Living. Historic Charm.

Pooler, Georgia

Developed by SunCal, Savannah Quarters, Savannah Quarters is a master planned community ideally located less than 15 minutes from the center of historic Savannah, GA.
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Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead

Waleska, Georgia

Lake Arrowhead is a beautiful master planned community is just 40 minutes from Atlanta, convenient to nearby Canton, minutes from the new, state-of-the-art Northside Cherokee Hospital and the premiere Cultural Arts Center at renowned Reinhardt University. The vast list of amenities includes miles of walking/hiking trails, pickle ball, championship golf and breathtaking lake and mountain views.
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Cumberland Harbour

Cumberland Harbour

St. Marys, Georgia

Welcome to the Low-Country! Located on a peninsula bounded by rivers and ocean we are Georgia's Premier Coastal Community. Enjoy world-class amenities with pools, tennis, fitness center, parks and community docks. All protected by manned/gated 24/7 security for peace of mind.
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Cresswind Peachtree City

Cresswind Peachtree City

Peachtree City, Georgia

At Cresswind Peachtree City, residents enjoy a long list of amenities specifically designed for those 55 and over. Located among 400 wooded acres with rolling hills and winding trails, Cresswind Peachtree City offers a haven for active living in an ideal location near Atlanta, Georgia. With a focus on fitness, nutrition and relationships, Cresswind Peachtree City is designed to help residents live better, longer. Cresswind Peachtree City features a brand-new 17,000-square-foot community clubhouse, offering a fitness center, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis, arts & crafts room, and more.
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Nature Walk at Seven Hills

Nature Walk at Seven Hills

Dallas, Georgia

Enjoy this master planned community by Artisan Built Communities known for amenities that embrace Nature and are designed for Active Adults. Located near Marietta GA in beautiful Dallas, GA.
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