Why Choose a Resort Community?

 Why are communities like Braselton’s Chateau Elan so popular? Why do people choose to live in a resort community?

Choosing to live in a gated resort community with ample amenities does come with fixed costs. What is the major draw? The popularity of luxury resort communities hasn’t waned. Even in turbulent economic times, the desire to live in these neighborhoods remains high. 

There’s a host of reasons for this, but the most practical we’ve listed below:

Resort Community = Property Values:

Resort communities typically have covenants to ensure that homeowners keep their property maintained. New construction must adhere to the styles and size of homes already in place. These simple practices help to ensure there are no big disparities in the value of homes that are in the community. 

Resort Community Lifestyle:

People who choose to live in resort communities typically already actively engage in the amenities offered. Chateau Elan in Braselton, GA offers property owners exceptional golfing experiences. Additionally, fine and casual dining, opportunities to pursue other interests, and of course, wine are footsteps away! The ability to take your golf cart to dinner, or to play billiards with a neighborhood league is intriguing!  Imagine, never having to mow your own lawn! It all speaks to both convenience and a better work/life balance. 


A resort Community like Chateau Elan are typically situated in excellent locations with easy access to metropolitan areas. The most well done luxury resort neighborhoods create an oasis within a bustling area. From the moment you drive through the gates, you’re greeted by manicured lawns, tree-lined streets, green space, golf course vistas, and the knowledge that you can workout at the fitness center without leaving the neighborhood. Your golf outings become a frequent after-work activity. 


A gated resort community …

offers property owners a peace of mind that isn’t available in high-value neighborhoods with open access. Chateau Elan’s Legends neighborhood has double this protection and privacy with an additional internal gate to access both the homes and the Legends Clubhouse. 

In Braselton, GA, where Chateau Elan is located, there’s a thriving medical district supported by the newest hospital in the state, Northeast Georgia Medical Center: Braselton. The city of Braselton has extended the idea of resort life, and created a “life-path”. Rather than a simple sidewalk, the city paved a wider berth to accommodate the golf-carts so many of the residents already own. If you live in Chateau Elan or close by, you can do everything from enjoying dinner at local eateries to visiting your physician, all via golf cart. 

Interested in what homes within Chateau Elan offer? 

Check out 5654 Mountain Oak Drive on the Woodland’s Golf Course and minutes from the sports club. 


From the fine interior details to the view of and access to the 18th fairway of the Woodlands golf course, 5654 Mountain Oak Drive, in the elegant and charming Chateau Elan resort community, is a must-see executive home. 

The Approach!

With its handsome light brick exterior and superior trim package, this home’s front elevation is simply stunning. Double palladium windows flood the sophisticated main entrance with natural light. The tree-flanked driveway escorts you to a three-car garage and a family and friends entry door. 

The Welcome!

The foyer features a beautiful winding staircase with the same gleaming hardwood, as the entire main floor. Flanking the foyer is a traditional but open large formal dining room with a floor to ceiling bay window. Nearby, is a convenient Butler’s pantry. On the opposite side, is a lovely home office or study. It features french doors with a transom for privacy, a tray ceiling, gorgeous arched windows, and wainscotting-style trim. Through the foyer is a two-story great room bathed light from a wall of oversized windows and a stunning marble-faced fireplace. 

The Heart of the Home

The heart of the home is its dream kitchen, with custom cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, hard surface counters, and a travertine style subway-tile backsplash. An ample kitchen island perfect for prep and entertaining overlooks the home’s keeping room and breakfast nook. Enjoy cocktails by the stacked stone fireplace with a view of the trees, or walk outside to a simply breathtaking veranda. This home’s covered porch, with a vaulted ceiling, overlooks the golf course, filtered slightly, by a smattering of mature hardwoods. 

Pictures do not do justice to the tranquility and the value this outdoor space brings to 5654 Mountain Oak Dr. Adjacent to the covered outdoor area is an expansive open patio, perfect for dinners alfresco!

The main floor owner’s suite features an oversized shower, twin closets, a jetted corner tub with a leaded glass window, and spacious sleeping quarters adjacent to the wonderful covered porch. Upstairs, the open landing overlooks the great room. Three more ample bedrooms, one with a massive closet or storage area, and two more bathrooms complete the 2nd floor. 

Get it Touch!

Ready to see this amazing home?

Reach out to Ben Harrison 770-318-7973 or Patti Curtis 678-687-6280 or email: [email protected]


Ben Harrison and Patti Curtis of Sun Realty Group, LLC