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Empty Nester Living at Sterling on the Lake

This is Bliss

Experience the ease of low-maintenance living near the heart of Sterling on the Lake  in The Retreat. Enjoy incredible, resort-style amenities or take advantage of Sterling on the Lake's full-time Activities Director and an exciting calendar of weekly activities and events. And with quick and easy access to Northeast Georgia Medical Center (located just around the corner from the community), you can focus on doing more of what brings you bliss.

Couple kayaking on Lake Sterling.

Encore by David Weekley Homes at The Retreat

It’s that piece of paradise in your mind. A vibrant community that invites you to be a part of something bigger. It’s what you’ve worked your whole life to enjoy. When this bliss beckons you, follow it home– to an extraordinary, private 55+ neighborhood submersed in our award-winning, multi-generation community. View this stunning collection of one-story floor plans that are innovatively designed to enhance the active adult lifestyle.

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Meet Joan

My home is a place of gathering for my family and my own personal space, “I pinch myself every time I wake up and think, wow I get to live here.”


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Couple at the lake with their dog.

Stay Active

Take advantage of Sterling on the Lake's full-time Activities Director with a calendar of weekly activities like the sewing and knitting club, bingo and dominoes. Plus, there are plenty of larger community events to attend, or you can meet up with friends at the Lakehouse, visit Lodge to play bocce ball, or head to the tennis courts that are also available for pickle ball play. 

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Nearby Healthcare

We know that easy access to quality healthcare is important. Luckily, there are multiple medical facilities located around Sterling on the Lake including a new 119-acre hospital and medical campus with access to an urgent care center, imaging center, endoscopy suite, outpatient lab, therapy services and more than 20 physician offices. 

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Bliss Made Easy

Spacious, flexible and easy-to-maintain, this is the perfect place to enjoy all life has to offer.


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Amenities by the Lake

Connect with friends or with nature. Stay active or relax. There's an amenity for whatever mood you're in.

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Serve Up Some Fun

With 10 courts, our own community league, and an ALTA league, there's plenty of opportunity to play. Plus, our courts have Pickle Ball lines if you want to mix up your game.

Serve Up Some Fun

Hit the Trails

See Parks & Trails

Our parks and trails make connecting with nature easy every day. Explore different paths to find the hidden gems of our community like our community waterfall. 

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Library & Café

Check it Out

This is one of the nicest public libraries in Georgia! See for yourself--the 28,000 square ft library and Friends Café has a snack and a genre for everyone.

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