Metro Atlanta's Jim Chapman Communities Wins Two OBIES

Staff Report

Thursday, October 29th, 2020

Atlanta-based Jim Chapman Communities, one of greater Atlanta’s premier homebuilders and developer of resort-style cottage home rental communities, has won two prestigious OBIE awards for Nestledown Farm, including a “Community of the Year” award.  The awards were presented at the 40th Annual OBIE Awards Ceremony, hosted by the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association.  The annual event recognizes outstanding achievement in the home building industry with awards in nearly 100 building, remodeling, marketing and personal achievement categories.  Nestledown Farm was one of only five “Community of the Year” award recipients honored, and won in the 55+ Housing category.

Nestledown Farm is a beautiful age-restricted, 55+ community nearing completion by Jim Chapman Communities just outside Cumming, Georgia in Forsyth County.  Designed for those who seek low maintenance, single-level living, the 80 true ranch-style homes range from about 2,000 to 2,200 square feet, starting in the low $400s.  All of the homes at this gated community include two-car garages, open living areas, large master suites, and covered outdoor living spaces.  There are several home choices with a range of design, size and price, with master on the main and additional bedrooms and bonus spaces on the second level.  Most homesites feature private, woodland views.

Active adults love Nestledown Farm’s lock-and-leave lifestyle and location.  The community is close to Lake Lanier, outstanding medical facilities and the north Georgia mountains.  It’s an easy drive to Buckhead, Midtown or downtown Atlanta via Ga. 400, and close to Cumming’s new city center.  The community was also honored with a Gold OBIE award for “Best Amenity Package” in a community of 499 units or less.

The centerpiece of Nestledown Farm is the welcoming clubhouse with a fitness center, game room, large gathering room with a fireplace, catering kitchen and an expansive front veranda.  Outdoors, residents can relax by the fireplace on the large outdoor patio, or swim in the outdoor pool.  There are also two pickleball courts and a community garden.  The entire community is pet-friendly with sidewalks throughout to make walking safe and enjoyable.