Seasonal Fun – Tree Lighting – Santa – Ice Skating and More – Minutes from your new home at West Main

Looking for seasonal fun and events in the Alpharetta area?

The Lighting of Avalon: Avalon’s annual tree lighting celebration will take place on Nov. 18 from 1 to 8 p.m. The free community event that attracts thousands of holiday revelers will feature live music, family activities, ice skating performances, fireworks and so much more. The 40-foot Christmas tree, which sits atop Avalon’s world-class Concierge, will be the center of a magical parade at sunset, where Santa will arrive to light the tree and officially kick off the most wonderful time of the year. experienceavalon.com

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The very popular ice-skating rink at Avalon is opening on November 18th – Avalon on Ice: Avalon’s Rockefeller-inspired ice skating rink officially opens to the public on Nov. 18 during The Lighting of Avalon and will be open to revelers through January 21, 2019. Admission is $18 per adult or $14 per child under nine, including skates. A group rate for 10 or more skaters is also available, plus, a season pass is available for $175 per person. For more information on operating hours and specialty skating offers, visit experienceavalon.com.

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The Splendor of Autumn in Georgia – Find your new home at West Main Within an Hour to the Mountains

When you have chosen the Alpharetta area as your home, you are in a great spot to visit the North Georgia mountains for a day or weekend trip.  There is no shortage of things to do and places to go within an hour’s drive of Atlanta, in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains. Whether you want to go for a hike, pick apples, or simply take a scenic ride to see the leaves change, north Georgia is a remarkable place to witness the beauty of nature in all its splendor.

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Blue Ridge  – Tucked away in the Chattahoochee National Forest, Blue Ridge offers excellent fishing, scenic drives, and farm-fresh produce. One of the best ways to experience Blue Ridge is to rent a room in a local mountain lodge or cabin for a more secluded retreat. For hiking, head to the Benton Mackaye Trail near Highway 60 and hike to the Toccoa River suspension bridge. Top restaurant recommendations here are Harvest on Main, which specializes in farm-to-table dinners, and Black Sheep for Southern fusion food and moonshine. If the moonshine is a bit too strong for your taste, head to the Fannin Brewing Company for locally crafted German-style beers.

Dillard – Dillard is a Georgia town surrounded by mountains and also a favorite spot for outdoor recreation. It’s easy to spend your weekend here hiking, biking, and fishing while being surrounded by peace and quiet. To treat yourself and really relax, book a room or cottage at the Dillard House, which is a family-owned lodge in the country. There’s an excellent onsite restaurant here for indulging in old-fashioned Southern comfort food as well.

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What are the benefits to living in a close-knit community? Find out at West Main in Awesome Alpharetta

It is not just our home environment that influences us; the neighborhood in which we live does too. A close-knit neighborhood can provide a sense of belonging, safety, and support.  Some interesting ideas are associated with living in a type of main street urban suburb.

According to this article in Niche.com here a few things to consider:

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Proximity to both urban and suburban amenities. Urban suburbs tend to lie between a city and its more traditional suburban communities, which make its residents perfectly placed to take advantage of the amenities of both areas. You’ll likely be just as close to the city’s boutique shops and cultural venues as you are to the big box stores and large parks in the suburbs.

Small, close-knit feel. Urban suburbs have a small town feel, and can give you a real sense of belonging.

One person can make a big difference. The smaller community in an urban suburb means that your volunteer work and activism can make a proportionately bigger difference in the lives of your neighbors, whether it is serving in the local government, helping with beautification efforts, or volunteering with local organizations.

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Home by Dark – Chris Stapletons All American Show & Scarecrows – Awesome Alpharetta – Minutes from West Main in Historic Alpharetta

Alpharetta’s downtown streets will be lined with over 100 scarecrows to celebrate its fall spirit. Voted by Travel+Leisure as the best fall festival in Georgia! Join in on the free family entertainment that includes groovy country music, games of crow-cornhole, hay rides, quirky face painting, historical demos, artsy activities, stimulating story-telling, yummy festival food and engaging inflatables. This event is rain or shine on September 29, 2018 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm in Downtown Alpharetta – 35 Milton Avenue, Alpharetta. Event Website »

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Inviting the best songwriters and musicians in the world to its stage, HOME BY DARK is a Nashville meets New York meets L.A. meets Atlanta, storytelling, romantic, pierce your heart, laugh til it hurts, reminds me of momma, dance in the aisle, that’s my favorite song, evening you’ll never forget. Happening October 5, 2018 from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm.Event Website  at Chukkar Farm located at 1140 Liberty Grove Rd., Alpharetta, 30004.

Chris Stapleton’s All American Road Show is happening on October 19, 2018 at 7:oo pm.  The lineup is Chris Stapleton, Marty Stuart andBrent Cobb atVerizon Amphitheatre in Alpharetta, Georgia See Venue Info.

This area is known as Awesome Alpharetta with good reason.  There are numerous community events going on year round.  West Main offers just 23 very impressive townhomes all within walking distance to shops, restaurants and nightlife of Historic Alpharetta. See walkable map here]

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Great Events in Awesome Alpharetta Labor Day Weekend – Find your new home at West Main

Have Labor Day weekend off?  Check out these awesome events in Alpharetta that are just minutes from West Main on Canton Street.The Freedom Bowl platform raises awareness for veterans and proceeds benefit wounded warriors and their military families. During the 3-day event we will be educating and inspiring our youth in character, leadership and team work skills both on and off the field. More information

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Looking for classic music?  Earth, Wind & Fire Tribute by The Ray Howard Band on August 31 – September 2, 2018 . The showtimes are  7:30 & 9:30 p.m. at The Velvet Note
4075 Old Milton Pkwy. Here’s your chance to get your jazz-funk-disco-soul groove on, accompanied by some of the hottest musicians around. Bandleader Ray Howard pulls out all of the stops in this weekend-long- tribute to EARTH, WIND & FIRE–one of the most critically acclaimed bands of the twentieth century. More information

Who doesn’t love great food.  Come out on September 2 from 5:00 pm8:00 pm to enjoy  Labor Day Pig Out at Palmer Plaza   Join Oak Steakhouse and Colletta at Avalon for a Labor Day Pig Out in Palmer Plaza, the gorgeous, grassy common area Find out more »

Imagine living in this great area with numerous community events going on year round.  West Main offers just 23 very impressive townhomes all within walking distance to shops, restaurants and nightlife of Historic Alpharetta. See walkable map here

 

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Great Events Going On in Alpharetta – Imagine a life well-lived at West Main in Historic Alpharetta

Looking for summer events in the Alpharetta area?

The City of Alpharetta and American Legion Post 201 hosts the Annual Old Soldiers Day Parade on August 4th. The parade honors our country’s war veterans and recognizes their service to our country. The City band will begin on Roswell St at 9:15 a.m., the Memorial service at 10:00 a.m. and the parade begins at 10:30 a.m. The parade ends at American Legion Post 201 on Wills Road where there will be free Varsity hotdogs, drinks and plenty of activities.

Along with the program and parade, this celebration will also feature floats, High School bands, entertainment, children’s activities, and prizes. With so much to celebrate, take this day to recognize the living memory of all veterans of war. Get more info

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Alpharetta Art in the ParkOne Saturday each month, May through September – Look for artists at work creating masterpieces right before your eyes at this outdoor market under the trees that attracts art lovers and exhibitors from all over the Atlanta area. Combine this with the Alpharetta’s Saturday morning Farmers Market to create a fun filled weekend.View photos on Flickr

Alpharetta Farmers Market –Open Saturday mornings at 8:30 a.m.  through October 28, 2018 -Shop local at the Alpharetta Farmers Market featuring food vendors including produce, grass-fed meats, cheese baked goods and more.View photos on Flickr

While you are enjoying the events, be sure to stop by West Main on Canton Street.   In a great location, West Main in Historic Alpharetta is just an hour or so from the North Georgia Mountains.  Offering just 23 very impressive townhomes all within walking distance to shops, restaurants and nightlife of Historic Alpharetta. See walkable map here  Alpharetta is a great place to live with local events, great schools and one of a kind new homes at West Main.

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West Main Just Down The Road a Bit from Five of North Georgia’s Finest Wineries

Looking for fine wineries?  No need to travel to another state, Georgia has some of the finest wineries just down the road from West Main in Alpharetta.  It might surprise you to know that  commercial wine production began in Georgia in the early 1700s, but it wasn’t until the early 21st century when these wines made the international “Who’s Who” list of wines. Today, there are dozens of award-winning family-owned vineyards lining the back roads of North Georgia, with grapes ripe for the picking.

These vineyards offer tours, wine tastings, and glasses and bottles of wine that you can purchase to sample there or take home to enjoy later. Sit back, relax and sample great North Georgia wine surrounded by the beauty of the mountains any time of year.

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Here are just a few of the award-winning wineries in North Georgia worth a trip.

Tiger Mountain Vineyards is a five-generation-old family farm producing more than 14 acres of vines and grapes that are lovingly turned into several wines on the Tiger Mountain label, including Malbec and Cabernet Franc wines. Call ahead to schedule a tasting and tour. Or, order wine online; they ship all year long.

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Fourth of July Events in Alpharetta – Minutes from your new luxury home at West Main

Looking for fun 4th of July events going on in the Alpharetta area?  Make your plans to attend this rain or shine event.  Celebrate Independence Day with family and friends at Wills Park on Wednesday, July 4!  Event begins at 6PM, culminating in the City of Alpharetta’s annual fireworks extravaganza at dusk.

Musical entertainment throughout the park, with three DJ’s providing a variety of tunes to dance the night away. Located throughout the park, food vendors will serve festive fare until 10PM, including classics like barbeque, hot dogs and hamburgers, as well as Mediterranean-style dishes, wood-fired pizza, and tacos.  Old fashioned lemonade, Italian ice, snow balls and ice cream will also be available.  Here is important information to keep in mind for your July 4th event plans at Wills Park: Read more

While you are in the area, be sure to check out Historic Alpharetta with a leisurely stroll through the welcoming downtown district that offers an excellent glimpse at the quaint life of the city. Stores and eateries dot the streets, and savvy shoppers can find some excellent deals if they look hard enough. The historic downtown showcases work from local artists and craftsmen during the Main Street Market events held monthly between March and November. Antiques lovers will delight in festivals held in May and October.

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Come for the Events and Stay for the Lifestyle – Find Yours at West Main in Historic Alpharetta – Building IV Just Released!

Patrick Malloy Communities has just announced that Building IV at West Main in Historic Alpharetta has just been released!   The opportunities are limited at only 23  very impressive townhomes all within walking distance to shops, restaurants and nightlife of Historic Alpharetta.

Whether you are purchasing your first home or moving up to your dream home, now is a great time to buy a home.  Interest rates are still on the rise and the cost of housing is going up.  According to a recent article in Keeping Matters Current ” Freddie Mac explained in a recent Insight Report:

“In the current housing market, the driving force behind the increase in prices is a low supply of both new and existing homes combined with historically low rates. As mortgage rates increase, the demand for home purchases will likely remain strong relative to the constrained supply and continue to put upward pressure on home prices.”

Warm weather is here and this is the perfect time to enjoy friends and family or others looking out from a private sky terrace equipped with a optional fireplace and kitchen for easy entertaining.  Enter through a main floor entrance with an elevator, private verandas on the main, three car garages and an entertainment/recreation room.

When choosing a luxury home, you are not just looking at price.  You are looking at the crème de la crème of housing in an exclusive area. Luxury homes have the most impressive architecture, best-looking landscaping, finest finishes and state-of-the-art appliances. They also offer the best location, such as Historic Alpharetta.

Check out some of the fun events going on soon in Alpharetta:

May 26-28 2018  from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in Downtown Alpharetta is the The Alpharetta Art Streetfest [rain or shine] will be held on Milton Avenue between Main Street and Roswell-Canton Street with parking available at City Hall Parking Deck and Milton Center. Festival-lovers and art enthusiasts will have the chance to experience a wide variety of original art, music, amazing food and FREE hands-on art activities for children. Alpharetta Arts Streetfest will feature more than 95 artists from across the U.S. Festival goers can stroll through the outdoor gallery, meet the artists and acquire a piece of original whimsical art. Artists featured represent a wide variety of mediums including mixed media, photography, pottery, jewelry, textiles, glass, wood, metal and paper art. Enjoy live music from Russ Still & The Moonshiners.

The City of Alpharetta and the Rotary Club of Alpharetta will host the 4th Annual Memorial Day Tribute on Monday, May 28, 2018. The music begins at 9:00 a.m. and the program begins at 9:30 a.m. at Alpharetta City Hall, located at 2 Park Plaza. The event is free for the public to attend. Find out more

 

 

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Taste of Alpharetta – Coming May 3rd – Minutes From Your New Home at West Main on Canton Street

Taste of Alpharetta has become an annual tradition for festival goers, families and food connoisseurs. Mark your calendars to dine in Historic Downtown Alpharetta at over 60 restaurants in one fun night. Sample delicious appetizers, entrees and desserts from the top chefs in town.

Enjoy culinary demonstrations, activities for all ages and entertainment to please every palate. Admission is free, you may purchase food tickets on site at our ticket booths for $.50 each. Restaurants participating in the Taste of Alpharetta will not accept cash (tickets only). Restaurants charge $1-3 per food sample.  Happening on Thursday, May 3rd from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm in Historic Downtown Alpharetta, rain or shine!

The Music Stage will have harmonic rock/folk/R&B bands. A separate Culinary Competition Stage will pair top area chefs against one another in five categories – Best Appetizer/Salad, Best Fast Casual, Best Fine Dining, Best Presentation and Best Dessert. Award winners are presented on the Main Stage at approximately 8:30 p.m. Vote for the People’s Choice Award at the Culinary Competition Stage prior to 7:00 p.m. Party with Metro Atlanta radio stations. Play at the fun zones. Come out and enjoy Alpharetta’s premier dining experience! Get more information here

Come early in the day to check out all the restaurants, area and shops in Historic Downtown Alpharetta and imagine living your life within walking distance of this great area.  West Main Townhomes are located at 95 Canton Street, Alpharetta, GA 30009 Get Directions Here

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