McKinney Builders to Debut Coweta County’s First Active-Adult Community

With evolving generations and new homebuyers entering the market, innovative designs and convenient locales are crucial in the new home industry. McKinney Builders Partner Jim Beveridge joins co-hosts Carol Morgan and Todd Schnick on this week’s All About Real Estate segment of Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio to discuss its latest project, the first active-adult community in Newnan, as well as share updates on popular communities.

The Gardens at Arbor Springs serves the first active-adult community in Coweta County with 71 homes within the charming Arbor Springs Plantation neighborhood. Homes boast cottage-inspired, single-level plans with traditional, yet modern, finishes. Residents enjoy a low-maintenance lifestyle with community-maintained lawns and courtyards. As the first active-adult community in Coweta County, 80% of the community population must be 55+, but the remainder can be any age.

Keeping with the latest innovations, McKinney Builders has implemented geothermal energy in roughly 100 homes. About 300 feet below ground, temperatures remain fairly constant year-round, on average 65 degrees in Georgia. A geothermal system typically consists of an indoor handling unit and a buried pipe system that capitalizes on those constant temperatures to more efficiently and cost-effectively heat and cool the home.

A geothermal system costs around $17,000 extra, but the government immediately gives back around $7,000 to $8,000 as a 30% dollar-for-dollar reduction. From there, homeowners save about $100 each month on energy costs for the life of the home. A sound investment to say the least.

To learn more about McKinney Builders, including its latest work at Pinewood Forest in Fayetteville and The Cottages, which are walkable to the University of West Georgia, visit

A special thank you to Jackson EMC for sponsoring Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio. Jackson EMC offers homebuyers peace of mind and lower bills with its certified Right Choice™ new home program. These homes are built to be energy efficient and sustainable with improved indoor air quality, convenience and comfort. For more information on Right Choice new homes and Jackson EMC, visit

Kaplan Residential Delivering the First Prescient Building in Atlanta

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Kaplan Residential Delivering the First Prescient Building in Atlanta

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