Imagine five years from now. It’s a warm summer night and the cicadas are buzzing.
Where are you? Are you stuck in the hustle and bustle of Atlanta? Down in Tallahassee? Crowded in Birmingham? If you’re living the legacy you want to for your family, you should be at Cloudland Station, just 20 minutes away from Chattanooga, but really an entire world away.
Summer homes, dream homes, and more are ideal for Cloudland Station, where we’re committed to healthy living, intentional communities, agrihoods, and, ultimately, a legacy community. Read our blog today explaining what a legacy community is and while you’ll love it, and visit for a day tour or discounted two-night stay.
Focuses On Family
There are two periods in your life in which you can truly invest in your children and grandchildren: the years right before high school and college and your empty nesting years. A legacy community is a community that helps you focus on these years and reconnect with your family.
Before your children begin high school or college, you can connect and invest in your relationship and ensure it will be strong for years to come. When you’re an empty nester, you can invest once more in your children and grandchildren — you have more free time on your hands, after all.
Not any intentional community can make this happen, though. Sure, communities can be family focused. But without the resources and a culture for everyone — from the toddler and teenage grandchild to the aging grandparent — to stay entertained and enjoy their time together, the project will fail.
Features Amenities For Everyone
This is where Cloudland Station truly excels as a legacy community. Our culture and community living create an environment where everyone will feel welcome and engaged.
Legacy communities should feature the following:
- Activities adult and children can enjoy together
- Activities that can be enjoyed by people of the same age group
- Activities that can be taught by the elder person or can be learned together
- Activities that allow for conversation and exploration
- Activities that can be done in the great outdoors
Did you have any ideas come to mind from reading that list? Here are some activities we’ve thought of and incorporated into our legacy community in Northern Georgia:
- Fort building
- Playing frisbee golf
- Visiting the country store
- Playing corn hole
- Playing pickleball
- Enjoying cookouts
- Building fires (and making s’mores, of course)
- Swimming (in pools or natural bodies of water)
Includes Guest Housing
Creating a place for family to regularly gather and enjoy each other’s company should involve extended family as well. Over the years you’ll have family reunions or close friends visiting, and what better place to have them visit than to your legacy community that is so focused on family?
You can’t always house them in your home — especially if you’re in a city like Birmingham, Chattanooga, Tallahassee, or Atlanta — and hotels aren’t always the most enjoyable when you’re on a family vacation. Instead, live in a community that could easily house your family and friends and be a destination worthy of visiting in its own right. At Cloudland Station, for example, there are plenty of guesthouses or even treehouses your family would love to stay in for a night or two (or even longer). You could then continue your family reunion or vacation with all the activities you could need right where you are.
Creates A Legacy
Finally, the namesake for a legacy community.
Your legacy is what you’ll pass on to your friends and family, your kids, grandkids, and hopefully even great grandkids. You can create memories and share your stories, wisdom, and advice, while also sharing your memories from all the time you shared together in the past. To do this, though, you need to spend quality, intimate time with your posterity. When you invest in experiences like this, you’ll improve your quality of life, enjoy your family, and feel good about the legacy you’ve created — and are actively creating — for your family.
Ready to enhance your healthy living and create a legacy you can be proud of? Join our legacy community in Northern Georgia today.