The 55+ Housing Industry Council of the National Association of Home Builders ( has honored Sweet Briar Farms with a Gold Award for "Best 55+ For Sale Community up to 200 Homes" and a Silver Award for "Best 55+ Interior Merchandising of a Model 2,501-3,000 Square Feet" for the Brighton Model. The awards were presented at the organization’s 55+ Housing Awards Ceremony Jan. 9, 2018. The Best of 55+ Housing Awards are the industry’s only national awards program honoring excellence in building design, marketing and lifestyles in housing for the mature adult. The awards serve as a showcase for quality housing, innovation and emerging trends that appeal to the 55 and above demographic. The awards were presented at the International Builders Show in Orlando, Florida.

Sweet Briar Farms, a Jim Chapman Communities development, is a gated development in Cherokee County, Ga. that combines the best of the active adult lifestyle with convenience, comfort, quality and style. The community features a clubhouse with a fireplace, catering kitchen and exercise room, large outdoor pool with fireplace, community garden and walking trails throughout the property. Residents can choose from a large variety of beautifully designed three and four bedroom detached, single-family homes. The onsite Design Team is available to work with each homeowner to perfectly customize and decorate their home to suit their style, taste and personality. The well-appointed model home showcases many options and upgrades available to residents.

About Jim Chapman Communities

Jim Chapman Communities is metro Atlanta’s premier 55+ homebuilder, with a number of active adult communities under development throughout the Atlanta area, including Buckhead, Vinings, Cobb County, Forsyth County, North Fulton and Cherokee Counties. The firm was founded by Atlanta native Jim Chapman specifically to serve the active 55+ market. A Certified Professional Home Builder, Chapman is deeply committed to the success of the U.S. home building industry and devotes his time to local, regional and national industry organizations. He served as the Chair of NAHB’s 55+ Housing Industry Council and is currently serving as the Vice-Chair of the NAHB’s Land Development Committee for 2018. Chapman is the Founding Chairman of the ALL Home Program, a voluntary statewide certification created by the Home Builders Association of Georgia to promote accessibility and universal design. He has been named 2018 President of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and was named "55+ Builder of the Year" in 2018 by the NAHB. For more information, visit or call (770) 434-3602.

About the National Association of Home Builders


Founded in the early 1940’s, the Washington, D.C.-based NAHB serves as the voice of America’s home builders. Through education and advocacy, the organization works to ensure that housing is a national priority and that all Americans have access to safe, decent and affordable housing, whether they choose to buy a home or rent. A federation of more than 700 state and local associations, NAHB represents more than 140,000 members. About a third of the members are home builders and remodelers, while the remaining two thirds work in closely related specialties such as sales and marketing, housing finance, and manufacturing and supplying building materials. NAHB provides its members with numerous educational opportunities, including the International Builders’ Show, considered the single most important event of the year for the home building industry and the world’s largest show of its kind for the residential and light commercial construction industry.

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