Alpharetta Living is a Life Rewarded! Enjoy Scarecrows- Farmers Markets – Art Galleries and Wine Tastings – All Minutes from West Main

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What makes a homeowner choose a certain community over another?  It varies with the homeowner but many today are looking for walkable communities that are culture rich yet offer friendly community events as well.  Alpharetta is one of those communities.  Whether you are looking for great eats, fresh veggies or art galleries, Alpharetta is filled with all of your favorite places and people.

Great Farmers Market

On August 24th, stop by the Downtown Alpharetta Farmers Market where you will find farmers with fruits, vegetables and natural meats, gardeners with fresh flowers and herbs, and makers of all sorts of edible home goods from yummy desserts and breads to local raw honey and homemade sauces, jellies, soaps.  Going on from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm atVillage Green by Alpharetta City Hall |  Website

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Interest Rates are LOW – Now is the time to find your new home at Milton Run in Milton

In the market for a new home?  Milton Run is an exciting new home community that is a little bit rural, totally real and inspired by traditional values.

What makes these homes exceptional? 

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The craftsmanship of each and every detail comes alive in these beautifully crafted homes by award-winning Patrick Malloy Luxury Collection. Come home to timeless detailing with standard features that are incredible. Each home [per plan] features great standard features such as Carrara-style doors on the interior,  gourmet kitchens with European-style cabinetry, granite countertops and Whirlpool® stainless steel appliance packages. See all standard features here.

Is now a good time to purchase a new home?  Consider the experts’ opinions on Keeping Matters, “We’re halfway through the year and, with a decline in interest rates as well as home prices and wage appreciation, many are wondering what the experts predict for the second half of 2019.”

Here’s what some have to say:

Danielle Hale, Chief Economist at

“Lower mortgage rates, higher wages and more homes for sale have helped counteract rising home prices and, ultimately, made it so that buyers are able to afford more than last year.”

“Our outlook implies 4% growth for the remaining months of the year, predicated on…more supply than last year, the decline in mortgage rates, moderating home price appreciation and improving affordability.”

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Three homes are currently under construction at Milton Run. See all homes here 

On Homesite one and 19, a Yorktowne plan with master on the main has been permitted and on homesite 3 will be the Wellington Plan [seen below]. Stop by to tour available homes or to choose your homesite and build a home.

Move-In Ready Home

Homesite 12 |$873,015|3 BR, 2 full & 1 half BA – The Wellington G is a beautiful three bedroom ranch with study and keeping room! Open floorplan with designer kitchen, quartz, walk-in pantry and mudroom, formal dining room, owner’s suite with spa-like bath and two additional bedrooms. Home sits on an acre+ lot loaded with hardwoods for privacy. Home will be ready late July.

Dream homes are available now in this fantastic family-friendly area in Milton by AWARD-WINNING Patrick Malloy Luxury Collection. Enjoy upscale farmhouse-style living in the North Fulton area of Milton, named 10th “Best City to Live In” by the Wall Street 24/7.

In a south-after part of North Fulton, Milton Run is near several golf courses including Atlanta National Golf Club, Trophy Club of Atlanta, Crooked Creek Golf Club, St. Marlo Country Club and many others. It is also near North Point Mall, The Collection at Forsyth and Avalon for great shopping, eateries and events.

Great  Incentives

Act fast to take advantage of current buyer incentives! 50% off design options – No limit* plus $5,000 in closing costs [see agent for full details]

Located in the Cambridge High School district and includes Birmingham Falls Elementary, and Hopewell Middle School

GPS:  16320 Freemanville Road, Milton, GA 30004

Call 678.578.6821

New luxury homes priced from the $700s

Directions:  Traveling on GA 400 North take exit 11 (Windward Parkway) and turn left. Road will change names to Cogburn and then Hopewell Road. Turn left on Birmingham Road then right on Henderson Road. Turn left on Freemanville Road and Milton Run is immediately on your left.

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Fabulous Amenities Opening Soon – Find Your New Home at Wescott – South Forsyth

Amenities are important because they create a sense of community, bringing neighbors together. Community amenities like pools, playgrounds, and clubhouses can enhance lifestyles for homeowners by creating spaces that allow families to bond while increasing a sense of well-being. Wescott amenities are now under construction and are slated to be open in August! Love to come home to an opulent clubhouse, swimming pool, spa, tennis courts, playground, gazebo and an outdoor fire pit lounge. As you drive through the front gate, you will be happy that you made Wescott your new home community.

Friends at firepit

Are you in the market to move late summer or fall?  Imagine being settled in your new home in time to celebrate all the holidays. Located in the highly sought-after area of South Forsyth/Suwanee, Wescott is ready for quick move-in dates with standing homes that will be available for quick closings now!  Not quite ready? Choose to build your home from one of our featured plans. Act fast to take advantage of $30,000 towards Designing Your Life and $5,000 towards Closing Cost* Some restrictions apply, ask sales consultant for details.

Featured Home:

Lot Homesite 33 |$799,900 |5 BR, 4 full & 1 half BA – The Yorktowne B! Truly one of the best master on main floor plans you will ever see! Huge covered deck for the ultimate entertaining space! Open concept plan for main living area. Kitchen with large island, stainless steel KitchenAid appliances, double ovens, microwave, 36″ five-burner gas cooktop and dishwasher. Formal dining, study and guest suite on main level with private bath. Hardwoods on main level, stairs and loft upstairs. Four sides brick and stone with 3-car garage are standard!

Lambert High School District

Wescott is located in the Lambert High School District, an exemplary school that rates 10 out of 10 on and Niche.  The high school graduation rate is at 99% of all students. The school is composed of grades 9 through 12, and that equals approximately 3000 students. LHS offers the typical high school experience with numerous academic courses (including AP), clubs, activities, and sports. The Longhorns compete in the 6AAAAAA region for sports.

New Homes from the mid $600’s in South Forsyth in sought-after Lambert High School District.

The sales office is located at 690 Nichols Road, Suwanee, GA 30024 Click here to get directions. 

Call Deborah Boatright or Debra Dinkins  at 770-254-5358 to tour Wescott in South Forsyth.

Take GA 400 north to exit 13 (Hwy. 141) and turn right. Go approximately 3.5 miles and turn left onto Sharon Springs Road which will turn into Old Atlanta Road. Cross over Windermere Parkway/Mathis Airport Road. Turn left on Nichols Road (just before Lambert High School). Community is on the left.

All sales are being handled by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices – Georgia Properties – New Homes Division. The information above is believed to be accurate but is not warranted, and subject to errors, omissions, changes or withdrawal without notice.

Fall is Coming! Check out September Events in Canton – Minutes from your new home at Horizon at Laurel Canyon

First Fridays

Looking for  fun events  in the Canton area? Come to Downtown Canton and enjoy First Friday now through October from 6 to 9 pm.  There will be live music, car shows, food trucks, local shopping, & all that Downtown Canton has to offer! On September 6th will be the band Departure.

Departure the band

In their 11th year together, DEPARTURE is the most respected Journey tribute band in the nation. DEPARTURE replicates the look, sound and feel of the original 80’s rock super group; Journey. All five DEPARTURE band members are from the original line-up and have been together from the very beginning. These veteran musicians love what they do and have developed an amazing on-stage chemistry. They pride themselves on giving their audience an incredible high-energy, qualitative stage show from start to finish. Dressed in the iconic tuxedo jacket, DEPARTURE lead vocalist, Brian Williams, has an amazing singing voice flawlessly matching Steve Perry’s vocal range and on-stage movements, exactly. More info at

One fantastic thing about Canton is that it is less than an hour to Ellijay.  If you are looking forward to fall events, check out this:

Pick your own apples 2019 is September 7th – October 27th on Saturdays and Sundays ONLY.

Visit the most popular apple orchard and farm market in the North Georgia Mountains located near Ellijay, Georgia. We are a short 1.5 hour drive from Atlanta, Georgia or Chattanooga, Tennessee. Hillcrest Orchards is a seasonal business and is only open during the months of September, October & November. Hillcrest is family owned and operated and has been growing apples and fun for children, adults and seniors since 1946.

35th Annual Riverfest Arts & Crafts Festival

Join us the last weekend of September, the 28th & 29th (Saturday – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. & Sunday – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)  at ETOWAH RIVER PARK as we celebrate 35 years of Riverfest.  You will enjoy more than 200 arts and crafts vendors, concessionaires, and family entertainers, as well as an exciting children’s area. Learn more about this worthy cause

While you are in the area, stop by Horizon at Laurel Canyon and see why this could be your new home community. Patrick Malloy designed Horizon at Laurel Canyon with the active adult in mind. While not age restricted, the community offers all the amenities that one dreams of. Laurel Canyon in Canton, Georgia is a lifestyle within itself. Nestled at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, it offers golf, a clubhouse, pool, tennis and more. Spend the day meandering in the shops of downtown Canton or take a drive north to Ellijay, Jasper or Blue Ridge. Whichever you decide, you will be experiencing the good life in a Patrick Malloy home.

Incredible Area – Fabulous Mountain Views

Golf View at Laurel Canyon

Looking for a new home, make your move to Horizon at Laurel Canyon in incredible Canton. A vibrant community that offers a welcoming blend of charm, progressive spirit and endless opportunities for all. In Canton, you’ll find exciting and new possibilities for growth within an authentic, inviting community that deeply cares about the city’s future and unrivaled quality of life. Conveniently located between Atlanta and the Blue Ridge Mountains, Canton offers scenic views of foothills and the Etowah River, flowing through the city with great shopping, dining, events, arts and exceptional parks.

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Call Camille Gard at 770-547-6659 or email her at or call Christel Cramer at 770-894-1904 or email her at for further information on available homes and current incentives.

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Stop by the professionally decorated model home at 203 Laurel Vista Drive, Canton, GA

Directions: I-575 North to Exit 20 turn left onto Riverstone Parkway. Turn Right @ Reinhardt College Parkway, turn Right on Waleska GA 140. Turn Left past Publix, turn Left on Laurel Canyon Parkway, travel 1.3 miles to Laurel Canyon.

Office Hours:
Monday – Saturday 11:00 – 6:00
Sunday 1:00 – 6:00

Register here to stay informed or visit our website to check out the latest information.

Sales handled by Berkshire Hathaway HomeService – Georgia Properties – New Homes Division

There is Still Time to Choose Your New Home at Cambridge Preserve – NOW in Builder Closeout – Hurry in….

Now is a great time to get moving into that new home at Cambridge Preserve.   In Builder Closeout, this divine community offers resort-like amenities and great schools. In the prestigious Cobb area, Cambridge Preserve in in the Hillgrove School district with close proximity to Town Center Mall and more shopping and entertainment venues to keep you and your friends and family busy all year.

Great Schools

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Looking for great schools?  Hillgrove School District’s rating is a sought-after 10 out of 10 at (based on test scores).  Children residing in Cambridge Preserve can attend Dowell Elementary, Lovinggood Middle and Hillgrove High School.

Housing Market News

According to this article in KeepingMattersCurrent;

Shifting trends and industry-leading research are pointing toward some valuable projections about the status of the housing market for the rest of the year.

If you’re thinking of buying or selling, or if you just want to know what experts are saying is on the horizon, here are the top things to put on your radar as we head into the coming months:

  • Home prices are appreciating at a more normal rate: Home prices have been appreciating for about ten years now. Experts at the Home Price Expectation Survey, Mortgage Bankers Association, Freddie Mac, and Fannie Mae are forecasting continued growth throughout the next year, although it should be leveling-off to normal appreciation (3.6%), as we move into 2020.
  • Interest rates are low: Over the past 30 years, the average mortgage rate in the United States has been 8.27%, and rates even peaked as high as 18% in the 1980s. Today, at 3.81%, the rate is considerably lower than the historical 30-year average. Although experts predict it may climb into the low 4% range in the near future, that’s still remarkably lower than our running average, suggesting a great time to get more for your money over the life of your loan.


Cambridge Preserve has a few brand new homes available for immediate closing.  It’s not too late to move to a great school district so act fast to put one of these available homes under contract. There are a  few private homesites and several house plans for you to choose from if you choose to build at Cambridge Preserve. Want a basement home with a partially finished terrace level? Cambridge Preserve is offering a partially finished basement for FREE! ACT FAST to get a free basement area finished. This is a fantastic value of up to $30,000 value PLUS $5,000 in closing costs with preferred lender!

Great Year Round Amenities

Great amenities await you including a luxury community pool with sunbathing cabana for hot weather, an open-air pavilion with a fully equipped kitchen, a natural lake with gazebo, restrooms, equipment rooms, fishing pier and water fountain feature. Enjoy the lakeside firepit with an additional firepit under the open-air pavilion. To round out the amenities, Cambridge Preserve offers 2 lighted tennis courts, a children’s playground and a half mile nature walk with fitness stations along the trail. #Take the Community Tour

The Best of Cobb County

Always wanted to live in Cobb County?  It is an exciting area with easy access to Town Center Mall, I-75, Kennesaw Mountain and Historic Marietta.  Located at the intersection of the East/West Connector, Barrett Parkway and Macland Road, you can get anywhere fast!  It’s like the best of both worlds.  You have easy access to the best of “city life” in Atlanta yet Cambridge Preserve is peaceful and laid back with great amenities, gorgeous homes, and wonderful schools.

Cambridge Preserve is located directly off of Macland Road and is selling fast! 2309 Macland Road, Marietta, GA 30064- Point to Point Navigation

 Homes from the $400’s

Whoever thought that buying or building a brand-new home could be so easy?  Visit Cambridge Preserve of Marietta today to claim your piece of a lifestyle that you will love! When you are home at Cambridge Preserve, you are truly home! For more information; Kristy Perry & Calvin Yarbrough at (770) 560-2688 visit our website.

Sales handled by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices – Georgia Properties – New Homes Division.

All information is believed to be accurate but is not warranted.  Subject to errors, omissions, changes or withdrawal without notice.


Martinis and Moonlight – Sundays On the River and Alive in Roswell – Your Kind of Town – Your New Home – Find it at Hillandale in Historic Roswell

In the market for a new home but hate the cookie-cutter feel of some new homes?  Hillandale is designed to quench your thirst for the unique and well-designed homes in the perfect location.  An intimate community, Hillandale features all of the advantages of living in a close-knit community with only 36 homes. Inspired by the streetscapes of Charleston, South Carolina, come home to pebble stone driveways, gracious front porches, covered outdoor dining areas and beautiful private gardens that will make you think you have stumbled upon an oasis of southern charm and ambience.

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Fabulous Buyer Incentives

Great buyer incentives include 50% off Design Options – No limit! Must be completed in first 2 design visits on PRE-SALE homes only and $5,000 towards Closing Cost*  with preferred lender. Some restrictions apply, ask sales consultant for details. See available homes here

Roswell is a great place to live, play & work. Roswell is filled with things to do, explore and enjoy. Wonderful restaurants, one-of-a-kind shopping and nature abound when you live in Roswell, just minutes from the Chattahoochee River. There are great events, festivals and other community happenings going on in this incredible town.

Local Happenings

Sundays on the River Concert

What better way to wrap up the weekend than an evening under the stars listening to live music with friends? Soulful Sam Lewis has discovered what most musicians spend lifetimes working for – the place where feel-good music meets vital social commentary. Tickets on sale now!

The next Alive in Roswell is on Thursday, August 15, 2019!

Alive in Roswell is a free family-friendly monthly festival held every third Thursday evening (5-9 PM) from April through October. The festival is held concurrently on Historic Canton Street, East Alley, at Historic Roswell Town Square, and at the Interactive Zone on the grounds of City Hall. Free regular trolley service connects the venues. The festival features live bands, food trucks, hundreds of interactive vendors, kids’ games and entertainment, and enjoys participation from the many boutiques, small businesses and restaurants surrounding the venues.

Moonlight & Martinis

Make your plans for Moonlight & Martinis on Friday, Aug. 16th. There will be live music, a full moon, martinis, and heavy hors d’oeuvres on Bulloch Hall’s patio. Relax and enjoy music, drinks, and a garden exhibit of local artists’ works. Then stroll over to Bulloch Hall and have a self-guided candlelight tour of the summer exhibit about President Teddy Roosevelt’s trip to Roswell in 1905. For more information and reservations, visit our website Fees: $40 per person. Purchase tickets here.

There are THREE move-in ready homes at Hillandale starting in the high $700’s.   Finished homes will go quickly and Hillandale has limited opportunities so make your plans  to stop by today to tour the model home. You will enjoy custom kitchens, private courtyards with specially-designed garden spaces and a Roswell location minutes from everything Historic Roswell has to offer. Close to Chattahoochee Nature Center and the river.

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Great Schools

Great schools include Roswell North Elementary, Crabapple Middle School and Roswell High School with an enviable college readiness score of ten.

New Homes in Historic Roswell from the high $700’s

Call Nicole Howard at 678-570-9846 for an appointment or  770-856-9404 or visit our website. 

Sales office is located at 9205 Coleman Road, Roswell | Get directions here | Decorated Model Open: Mon-Sat 11-6, Sunday 1-6

Walkable Communities – The Ultimate Choice for Homebuyers – Find Yours at West Main in Historic Alpharetta

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In an article in the Washington Post they discussed why walkable communities have become so important to today’s homebuyers. The current most popular trend for homebuyers is to be able to park their cars and walk to retail stores, art galleries, eateries and events.  The very popular West Main Townhomes is a prime example of a walkable community.

“Home buyers increasingly are asking real estate agents to show them homes in walkable communities. Over the last few years, walkable communities have jumped to the top of many home buyers’ search criteria because they want to live in areas with easy access to public transportation, schools, stores and entertainment.

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Move-In Ready Homes at Kyle Farm – Great Schools – Great Amenities – Walk to Lost Mountain

Now that school is back in session, you can really turn your thoughts to a new home!  Are you trying to find a home in a great school district? Check out Kyle Farm in West Cobb.  The homebuyers have been visiting Kyle Farm consistently with FOUR homes sold recently. One was sold in Parkview section, one in Parkside section and two in the Preserve section of Kyle Farm.

Act fast to take advantage of current incentives including $20K Any Way You Want plus $5K in closing costs when you choose a preferred lender.  Realtors are now being offered $2,500 Broker Bonus on standing inventory homes.


Top-Rated Schools

Now is a great time to move to a sought-after school system like West Cobb.  Kyle Farm is located in the highly sought-after West Cobb School District with its students attending Kemp Elementary, Lovinggood Middle & Hillgrove High!  Each one of these schools boasts enviable ratings! Just check out to see for yourself.  All current and future residents of Kyle Farm, both with or without children in school, will benefit from the value of purchasing a home in this top-rated school district!

Great Amenities

It’s not too late to enjoy the warm weather amenities or take a walk to Lost Mountain. The resort-style amenities include a fabulous Clubhouse, Jr. Olympic swimming pool, Children’s Splash pad, outdoor Hot Spa, Outdoor Firepit, Fitness Gym, Event Lawn, Volleyball, Tennis Courts , Playground Pavillions, Dog area and Bocce Ball.

Kyle Farm is a beautiful new home community located near Historic Marietta, Downtown Acworth, Downtown Kennesaw, Kennesaw National Park and great malls for shopping and dining like The Avenue at West Cobb or Town Center at Cobb and gorgeous views of Lost Mountain.

Local Happenings

Always great festivals and community events going on in this area with its close proximity to Marietta.  Check out the Cobb County Rodeo happening August 23rd & 24th in Jim Miller Park. If you love art, be sure to check out the Chalk Spot at Art in the Park – a street chalk display for chidren scheduled the Saturday of Labor Day. Don’t miss the 2019 Glover Park Concert Series happening August 23rd with Mo’ Soul Band featuring R&B and Motown.

Move-in Ready Homes

649 Wynnewood Court SW |$603,925 |5 bdrm/4 bath -The Darlington C-Come home to this STUNNER on full basement. Large Front room, granite countertops, walk-in pantry, mud room, separate dining, study & guest suite on main. 2nd level owner’s suite with his & her closets. Large loft for entertaining or children’s playroom! 3 generous-sized bedrooms, with a private bath & 2 with Jack & Jill baths.

5053 Rathwood Circle SW |$588,150 |3 BR, 2 full & 1 half BA |-The Wellington C. Sought-after 3 bedroom ranch with study & keeping room! Open floorplan with designer kitchen, granite countertops with pantry & mud room. Large dining room, owner’s suite with sitting area & breathtaking spa bathroom. 2 more bedrooms on main with shared Jack & Jill  bath. All on a full daylight basement.

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The front entrance is located at the intersection of Lost Mountain Road and Corner Road. Get point to point directions here. The address for the sales office is 4987 Kyle Drive, Powder Springs, GA 30127

Stop by today to choose your new home or call 770-254-5401 or visit us onlineFollow us on Facebook or Twitter to keep up with current events, sales and other timely information.

Sales handled by Berkshire Hathaway HomeService – Georgia Properties – New Homes Division. Information believed to be accurate but not warranted and is subject to change