Wednesday, October 01, 2014

New Homes Selling Fast at The Orchards Group’s Cumming Community

Active adult community The Orchards of Stoney Point has already sold 23 homes in just six short weeks, meaning nearly 20 percent of the 130 homes have sold. “In addition to the 23 sales, we still have more than 25 home site deposits that will be converting to Purchase Agreements during the next 30 days,” said Mitch Block, director of sales and marketing with The Orchards Group.

This community will feature two different collections of homes that are priced from the $270,00s to the $380,000s.

The Arbors Collection will be an array of beautiful villa townhomes. This master-on-the-main home will have plenty of living space including media lofts, guest bedroom suites on the second floor, screened porches or optional sunrooms and a quaint backyard perfect for entertaining.

The Southern Heritage Collection will offer gorgeous ranch condominium floor plans that will include an upstairs bonus room and third full bathroom, two bedrooms and an optional den on the main level. A screened in porch or an optional sunroom and a covered porch will expand the living area to include outdoor entertainment or relaxation space.

Residents of this community will enjoy a number of amenities that will compliment the active adult lifestyle. Features will include a grand clubhouse where homeowners can enjoy the large saltwater pool, a fitness center, card and game tables, a gathering room with a large stone fireplace with a flat screen television, and a gourmet kitchen.

Conveniently located in the charming city of Cumming, The Orchards of Stoney Point is close by many shopping, dining, and entertainment options. Just south of Peachtree Parkway (Highway 141) and one mile east of GA 400 at exit 13, residents are just a short drive from North Point Mall, Lake Lanier, The Collection at Forsyth shopping center and Northside Hospital Forsyth.

For more information on the new homes at The Orchards of Stoney Point, contact Sales Associates Craig Smith and Deborah Reahm at 678-513-8879 or visit 


Friday, September 26, 2014

VIP Reservations Available at Smith Douglas Homes’ Water’s Edge at River Park

Homebuyers searching for the perfect place to live, work and play will find just what they are looking for at Smith Douglas Homes’ newest Cherokee County community, Water’s Edge at River Park. Offering 88 home sites priced from the $180,000s, this new phase of the already well-established River Park community is now open for VIP reservations, giving Atlanta buyers the opportunity to build the home of their dreams in a prime location.

Just minutes away from downtown Woodstock, Water’s Edge at River Park offers amazing amenities, beautiful homes and a low-maintenance lifestyle.  Floor plans in Water’s Edge at River Park will boast three to five bedrooms, spacious open layouts, as well as charming details and exceptional craftsmanship. Homeowners can also look forward to low-maintenance living in their new homes, as all lawn maintenance is included*, and can use the extra leisure time to enjoy the fantastic community amenities that include a clubhouse, large swimming pool, fitness center, tennis and basketball courts, a tot lot and a park.

New homeowners can also enjoy a day of shopping in the vibrant downtown district or grab something delicious to eat at one of the many excellent eateries in the area. Lake Allatoona, Hobgood Park, Woodstock Park, The Golf Club at Bradshaw Farm and the Outlet Shoppes of Atlanta are all located just a short drive away!

The youngest residents of Water’s Edge at River Park will be in district to receive an excellent education at Woodstock Elementary, Woodstock Middle and Woodstock High Schools.  

To learn more about the Woodstock new homes that will be available at Water’s Edge at River Park, or to reserve your homesite, contact New Home Specialist Stephanie Seman at 770-710-5616. You can also find more information about Water’s Edge at River Park, as well as all of Smith Douglas Homes’ Cherokee County communities, by visiting  

*Lawn care restrictions apply. See community sales agent for more details.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Construction Underway at The Orchards Group’s Newest Community

The Orchards of Stoney Point, a new active adult community from The Orchards Group, now has its first structure under construction. The community’s grand clubhouse, the central gathering point for residents at all of The Orchards Group’s communities, is under construction and will be complete by December.

“It’s always enjoyable to drive into the community and see the activity at the clubhouse,” said Mitch Block, director of sales and marketing for The Orchards Group. “The clubhouse is the central hub of the social scene and year-round activities and events for our residents.”

The clubhouse at The Orchards of Stoney Point will consist of a large gathering room complete with a fireplace and a flat screen television, a fitness center, sitting room and a spacious kitchen. Outside, residents will be able to enjoy a swimming pool that will be the first saltwater pool at an Orchards Group community.

In addition to the community clubhouse, construction will soon begin on five model homes. Three of the model homes will feature master-on-the-main townhome villas from The Arbors Collection, while two model homes will showcase ranch condominiums from the Southern Heritage Collection. The ranch condominium homes will consist of the Ashewood and Charleston plans and will be complete in mid-December, while the townhome villas will feature the Dogwood, Birch and Cypress plans, which will be complete by early January.

In total, there will be 130 homes priced from the $270,000s through the $360,000s at The Orchards of Stoney Point. To learn more about this active adult community in Cumming, contact the community sales center by calling 678-513-8879 or visit

Friday, August 29, 2014

Traton Homes Ranked Among Top 10 Home Builders in Atlanta

Since opening its doors 43 years ago, Traton Homes has consistently been recognized as one of the top home builders in metro Atlanta. On this year’s annual list of the Top 20 Home Builders in Atlanta, the Atlanta Business Chronicle ranked Traton Homes at No. 10 based on number of closings in 2013.

“We are honored to consistently rank among the top home builders in Atlanta,” said Kimberly Garwood, director of marketing for Traton Homes. “2013 was a great year for us, and in 2014 we have continued to open even more outstanding communities in prime metro Atlanta locations.”

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Final 10 Opportunities Available at The Orchards of East Cherokee

The Orchards Group’s 75-percent-sold-out Cherokee County active adult community has experienced truly fantastic sales this year. The Orchards of East Cherokee, the builder’s first Cherokee County community, sold 31 of its ranch condominium homes this year, with 10 of those sales occurring in the last two months alone! That leaves a final 10 homes still available to active adults looking to retire in style north of Atlanta, and the builder expects them to sell quickly.

Priced from the low- to mid-$200,000s, the remaining 10 homes are all under construction and feature floor plans from The Orchards Group’s classic Southern Heritage ranch condominium home collection. All Southern Heritage plans come with two to four bedrooms, including master retreats with walk-in-closets, two to three bathrooms, two-car garages and optional screened porches and sunrooms, as well as vaulted ceilings, walls full of windows to let in sunlight and inviting front porches. With completion dates ranging from August to December, home buyers still have plenty of time to choose interior paint colors and other upgrades for their dream home.

The Orchards of East Cherokee offers maintenance-free living, giving residents complete freedom from the chore of yard work. Instead, they can spend their time relaxing by the beautiful community pool or on the waterfall plaza, cooking up a storm in the clubhouse’s gourmet kitchen, getting fit in the exercise center and enjoying time with friends in the clubhouse media room.

Located near Woodstock, the community’s easy drive from tons of shopping, entertainment and dining has only increased its popularity. Lake Allatoona and Red Top Mountain State Park are close by for the naturally-inclined, and the nearby downtown areas of Alpharetta, Canton, Roswell and Woodstock offer delicious and varied dining opportunities, as well as streets upon streets of fun shopping.

For more information on remaining active adult homes at The Orchards of East Cherokee, contact the sales center at 770-345-5409, or visit

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

New Active Adult Community Combines Quality Homes with Great Location

Located on the frontier edge of the Atlanta metro area and built by The Orchards Group, The Orchards of Stoney Point will not only put residents in the vicinity of great entertainment and shopping, but it will also give them a choice between two distinct and lovely home collections.

The first home collection, called The Arbors, will feature five unique master-on-the-main villa townhomes with two to three bedrooms, media lofts and second floor guest bedroom suites. Each townhome will come standard with a screened porch, a large ground-floor master retreat, vaulted ceilings and a two-car garage. Optional sunrooms and skylights are also available.

The second home collection, called Southern Heritage, will feature four award-winning ranch condominium floor plans, each with an inviting, covered front porch, an above-garage activities suite with full bath and a screened porch. This collection will also feature optional sunrooms or family dens.

The Orchards of Stoney Point will sit just two miles from Lake Lanier, Georgia’s largest lake. Lake-goers can fish, picnic and relax on the shore or venture out onto the water from one of the lake’s many marinas. Those looking to stay indoors can see a play at the historic Cumming Playhouse or venture into Atlanta to visit the Fox Theatre and the Georgia Aquarium. The community’s proximity to GA 400 means many Atlanta attractions are just a short drive away.

Nearby shopping includes The Collection at Forsyth, a massive outdoor mall with retail shops, various restaurants and its own AMC movie theater, as well as green space for outdoor concerts during the summer. Residents at The Orchards of Stoney Point will also be less than 30 minutes from the Mall of Georgia.

Due to the ideal location and the beauty of the homes in this active adult community, The Orchards Group expects The Orchards of Stoney Point to be just as successful as the adjacent and sold out The Orchards of Brannon Oak Farm community. In just the first nine days of The Orchards of Stoney Point’s pre-grand opening deposit program, 25 of the community’s 130 home sites were already taken. With homes priced from the $270,000s to the $380,000s, The Orchards Group plans to enter the Purchase Agreement phase of its pre-grand opening program around the middle of July.

Active adults looking for their dream home at The Orchards of Stoney Point are encouraged to contact the sales office at 678-513-8879 or visit the sales team at the nearby The Orchards of Brannon Oak Farm model home. They can also visit to learn more.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Pre-Sale Opportunities Now Available at Amberleigh in Hall County

Pre-sale opportunities are now available at Amberleigh, Smith Douglas Homes’ first new community in Hall County. Homes in this beautiful Gainesville community will boast gorgeous ranch and two-story home options, situated just a short drive away from the scenic North Georgia Mountains and a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities.

With prices starting in the $150,000s, home buyers will be able to choose from eight unique floorplans for their new home in Amberleigh. Plans will feature three to five bedrooms, gourmet kitchens with granite countertops and tile backsplashes, double vanities in the master bathrooms and large owners’ suites with sitting areas (per plan.) Amberleigh homes will also have energy efficient features to cut down on utility costs and support a more sustainable environment, including separate thermostats for each floor in the two-story home options, insulated doors, house wrap and insulated low-E windows.

For entertainment, Amberleigh residents will find a wide variety of things to do within walking distance from their new homes. The large community swimming pool has a mushroom water feature that children will love splashing around under, while older residents can enjoy taking advantage of the cabana or lighted tennis courts.

Amberleigh will offer a comfortable, laid back lifestyle with many fantastic opportunities for outdoor recreation close by. Avid golfers can enjoy spending time on the green at one of the many nearby courses, including the well-renowned Chateau √Član Winery and Resort. For a day of fun the whole family can enjoy, Lake Lanier offers a variety of exciting activities from fishing and boating to board sports. For a relaxing daytrip, residents of Amberleigh can venture to the wineries of North Georgia, situated in the historic town of Dahlonega, and experience the breathtaking vineyard views and delicious tastings.

For more information on the pre-sale opportunities that are available at Smith Douglas Homes’ first community in Hall County, Amberleigh, contact Theresa Dunney by calling 770-527-1461 or visit

Friday, May 30, 2014

Final Home Available in Cumming Active Adult Community

The Orchards of Brannon Oak Farm, The Ochards Group’s flagship active adult community in Forsyth County, is selling its last home, the community’s much-loved model home. No more homes will be available in this community after this final sale.

The home features the ever popular Ashewood condominium plan, a floor plan catering to the lifestyle and refined taste of a an active adult with two bedrooms, two baths, a sunroom, a large foyer and a kitchen complete with granite countertops and light maple wood cabinetry. The interior is newly painted, as well as equipped with The Orchards Group’s signature quality lighting and plumbing. The living room is perfect for cold winter nights with its fireplace and built-in bookshelves just waiting to be stuffed with hundreds of stories and adventures.

Special deals are available to buyers in the active adult age group at The Orchards of Brannon Oak Farm. Anyone who buys this model home now has two options. They can either put the house under contact right now and close at the end of the year, or they can take advantage  of a unique opportunity for a model home leaseback. Contact a sales counselor for more information.

In addition, residents aged 65 and better do not have to pay the school tax, a great money-saving benefit of living in Forsyth County. And that is not all that is great about living in Forsyth. The county is home to many miles of Lake Lanier’s shoreline, as well as to the Sawnee Mountain Preserve, Fowler Park, the Big Creek Greenway, the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area and the Cumming Fairgrounds, which host fairs, a farmer’s market and a rodeo each year. The community’s proximity to GA 400 means the entire metro Atlanta area is just a short drive away as well. Also nearby is the new Northside Hospital Forsyth.

For more information on the final home at The Orchards of Brannon Oak Farm, talk to a community sales center today by calling 678-513-8879 or

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Smith Douglas Unveils New Brand

After much anticipation and social media hype, award-winning home builder Smith Douglas recently unveiled a new logo, tagline and name at the grand opening of their new Woodward Crossing community. The builder has officially rebranded from Smith Douglas Communities to Smith Douglas Homes, and although its look may have changed, Smith Douglas Homes will continue providing home buyers in Cherokee, Forsyth, Gwinnett, Hall and Paulding Counties with the same quality, service and affordable home options they have come to expect.

Friday, May 09, 2014

Make the Move to West Cobb County this Summer

If you are ready to make the move to West Cobb County this summer, Traton Homes has the perfect new home for you in the new and final phase of its Scott Farm community. With only five opportunities still available, buyers will need to act fast as these homes are expected to sell quickly and will be move-in ready this July.

Scott Farm is located in the top-ranking Harrison High School district, and is also conveniently located close to many restaurant, entertainment, and shopping options, including The Avenue of West Cobb and Town Center Mall.