Location Lake Hartwell, Toccoa
Year founded 2003; relaunched in 2012
Size 1,200 acres, with 42 homes built to date
History Like many developments in Georgia, Currahee Club was hit by the recession and didn’t grow while under bank control. In 2011 Florida-based Arendale Holdings, which also owns the nearby Cliffs communities, purchased and relaunched the club.
Price range Hundreds of floor plans and home designs can be built on sites starting at $80,000 for interior, $400,000 for lakeside, and $140,000 on the golf course. Completed and landscaped homes in the Deer Run Village enclave start at $389,000.
Rental program An internal rental program manages short-term leasing. Property owners who want to pursue rentals for longer than six months can arrange it themselves.
Amenities Currahee Club is best known for its Jim Fazio–designed golf course, which was recently chosen as the Georgia Golf Course Owners Association’s 2014 Club of the Year and ranked 40th on the 100 Best Residential Golf Courses in America list by Golfweek magazine. The Currahee Clubhouse provides panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in three states. The five-acre Currahee Sports Amenity Campus has a zero-entry pool, tennis courts, a lakefront park, hiking trails, and a game room. The Canoe Bar and Grill offers poolside refreshments, and residents can harvest vegetables from a community garden.
Fees Property owner fees are $1,167 per year, which doubles when there is a home on the lot. A social membership is $125 per month, and golf dues are $300 per month.
What’s unique Southern Living editors picked Currahee to be one of seven Southern Living Inspired Communities in 2014.
What’s new A design center for buyers to look at finishes and materials.
Update 4/15/15: This article was corrected to say property owner fees are $1,167 per year, not per month.
This article originally appeared in the Spring 2015 issue of Atlanta Magazine’s HOME.