With the City of Tucker’s recent designation as an Age Friendly Community, a lot of attention has been directed toward the City’s senior population. Many seniors seek to age in place, staying in the houses they’ve called home for decades, while others simply want a comfortable home to age in place within their community.
It’s the latter group that were so excited for the grand opening this spring of the Northlake Senior Apartments. The development, located at the intersection of Northlake Parkway and Lavista Road and overlooking I-285, features 90 units complete with sweeping views and a bevy of amenities for active seniors.
“A personal philosophy of mine is, to keep a community vibrant, you have to have move-in areas for seniors that live within the community,” says Bob Smith, Vice President of Development and Construction for Beneficial Communities, who built the Northlake Senior project.
One of the highlights of this development is that it sits across the street from a major commercial center in Tucker Meridian, giving residents the opportunity to dine, buy groceries and shop all within a minute’s walk. It’s a set-up that Smith says makes Northlake Senior “a walking community”.
Also notable, Northlake Senior was one of the very first land use petitions to go through what was then the new City of Tucker’s zoning process. That means it was discussed by the Community Council, went before the Planning Commission and was ultimately approved by the Mayor and City Council.
The management team at Northlake Senior says they still have a few apartments that are not leased, but that the number is getting smaller by the day. Potential residents can stop by the leasing office for information or visit their website at www.northlakesenior.com.