Within the coronary heart of Watkinsville and within the northern boundaries of the county, residents can have numerous senior dwelling choices within the close to future.
“Oconee County has earned a popularity of being a super place to retire,” based on a rezone utility of a seamless care retirement facility off U.S. 78 that was permitted in September.
That improvement, which will likely be constructed out by 2027 throughout from Prince Avenue Christian Faculty, will embrace 517 residential models. An adjoining 179,000 sq. toes of economic area referred to as The Market at Meadowlands will likely be anchored by a grocery retailer. The impartial and assisted dwelling group will likely be referred to as The Village at Meadowlands.
Firstly of 2021, the BOC permitted a request for The Touchdown, additionally off U.S. 78, so as to add impartial dwelling cottages behind its assisted dwelling facility.
The Touchdown opened final yr, together with Presbyterian Village Athens. In close by Athens-Clarke County, Manor Lake Assisted Dwelling and Reminiscence Care additionally opened its doorways in 2020.
In February 2020, the BOC gave the go-ahead on a continuing-care retirement facility referred to as Celebration Village to be constructed on the finish of the Oconee Connector adjoining to Residence Depot. The event will include 76 energetic grownup bungalows, 44 impartial dwelling cottages, 60 impartial dwelling villas, 102 concierge dwelling residences, 67 assisted dwelling residences, 29 reminiscence care suites and 20 private care models.
In 2021, two further senior dwelling amenities had been permitted in or round Watkinsville. The primary is a 100-bed assisted dwelling complicated on the north aspect of Moreland Heights Highway.
The second will likely be a 60-unit constructing on the intersection of Water and Durham avenue. Waters Stroll will likely be impartial senior dwelling that employs tax credit from the Georgia Division of Neighborhood Affairs to supply models which are decrease than the residential market price. The largely three-story complicated (it’s 4 tales within the again) will home residents ages 55 and older.
The newest rezone in December permits for added models to a beforehand dormant persevering with care retirement group alongside Langford Drive and Langford Estates Place. The Winery Athens Senior Neighborhood can have 251 residential models spanning 346,088 sq. toes.
Oconee County is also house to St. Gabriel of Athens Assisted Dwelling, Highland Hills Village off Jennings Mill Highway, Magnolia Estates Senior Dwelling off Virgil Langford Highway and Excessive Shoals Well being and Rehabilitation.
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