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Our 2017 Atlanta Neighborhood Guide for New Homebuyers

While Atlanta remains one of the most popular and fastest growing cities in America, it also feel a bit overwhelming for first-time homebuyers — at least at first. While many “first-timers” today can afford to spend more on a first home than their parents did, budget can still be a concern when housing prices are on the rise. Some also have growing families and want to be sure their kids can attend good schools. In a hot housing market like Atlanta, how does a new homebuyer find the right home at the right price? The good news is there are many wonderful neighborhoods in Atlanta where you can still find a first home that is both comfortable and relatively affordable. […]

Piedmont Sunsets

Four Reasons to Buy a House Inside the Perimeter

In Atlanta, the “Perimeter” refers to I-285, the freeway that forms a loop around what most people consider Atlanta. The choice of whether to live “Inside The Perimeter” (ITP) or “Outside The Perimeter” (OTP) remains a matter of debate, but it usually boils down to a matter of lifestyle, as both have certain advantages. If you’re on the fence about where to buy, here are reasons you might want to consider buying a house inside the Perimeter.   Walkable neighborhoods Many of Atlanta’s Intown neighborhoods are coveted for their walkability, with easy access to parks, shopping, and dining. This urban lifestyle has increased in popularity in recent years. Many of Atlanta’s neighborhoods ITP are seeing a surge of revitalization and […]

Atlanta Perimeter

Three Reasons to Buy a House Outside the Perimeter

The Atlanta “Perimeter” refers loosely to the I-285 freeway that encircles the metro area. It also connotes different lifestyles between those who live “Inside The Perimeter” (ITP) and “Outside The Perimeter” (OTP). As to which is best, each has a different set of benefits and drawbacks, and it really depends on your own priorities. That said, if you are more of a suburbanite, you might want to consider buying a house outside the Perimeter. Here are three reasons why.   More home for the money With a few exceptions in specific neighborhoods, a home outside the Perimeter generally costs less than a comparable home with similar square footage inside the Perimeter. This trend becomes more noticeable the further you get […]

Johns Creek Homes

Why Homebuyers are Clamoring to Live in Johns Creek

Located about 45 minutes northeast of Downtown Atlanta, the popular suburb of Johns Creek has seen a growth rate of over 30 percent over the past 15 years, making it now Georgia’s ninth largest city. Why are so many homebuyers clamoring to live in Johns Creek? Here are a few high points of living in this bustling community. Safe Community Johns Creek regularly ranks at or near the top of the lists of safest cities in Georgia by numerous publications. In 2017, SafeWise ranked it the No. 1 safest city in Georgia, with a violent crime rate at a mere 0.39 per 1000 people. Stellar Schools Coupled with the safety aspect, this city is exceedingly popular among families with children […]

Piedmont Sunsets

4 Gorgeous Atlanta Neighborhoods with Beltline Access

  In 1999, a student at Georgia Tech wrote his master’s thesis on the prospect of redeveloping the many miles of abandoned rail lines weaving through Atlanta into a network of green space trails. From that idea has come the Atlanta BeltLine, one of the most ambitious redevelopment projects in the nation. When completed, it will connect many Atlanta neighborhoods with more than 22 miles of walking/bicycling trails. Already, this project is changing the landscape and home values as several Atlanta neighborhoods now have BeltLine access. Here are four great examples. 1. Inman Park A neighborhood already known for its walkability and Victorian charm, this former “trolley suburb” sits along the newly developed Eastside Trail that runs from Piedmont Park […]