Friday, October 31, 2014

The Orchards Group has Seen Outstanding Success at Newest Active Adult Community

The active adult market in North Atlanta is thriving if sales numbers from The Orchards Group are any indication. At the newest development from The Orchards Group, The Orchards of Stoney Point, more than 30 percent of homes have sold in the last 60 days and before any construction has been completed.

With a total offering of 130 homes from two collections, this community is specialized to cater to a 55-plus community. Priced from the $270,000s through the $380,000s, both ranch condominiums and master-on-the-main villas are available at The Orchards of Stoney Point. Architecturally, these homes are designed with large doorways, no-step entrances and low maintenance exteriors to create a simplified lifestyle for residents without losing the comfort of home.

The Orchards Group’s goal is to sell at least 65 of the homes by the first closings, expected in March 2015.  In addition, construction on the community clubhouse, saltwater pool and fitness center is expected to complete in December 2014.  

The Orchards Group owns two other Georgia communities that exemplify this company’s success in the active adult community industry. The Orchards of Brannon Oak Farm in Cumming recently sold its last home, and The Orchards of East Cherokee in Woodstock has only one home remaining. Each of these communities follows a model designed to create opportunities for resident interaction and engagement in a low pressure environment. If history holds true, home in The Orchards of Stoney Point will be snatched up soon!


For more information about The Orchards of Stoney Point, contact Deborah Reahm and Craig Smith at 678-513-8879, or visit www.OrchardsGroup.com

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

See Boo-tiful Communities during Smith Douglas’ Tour of Homes


Smith Douglas Homes would like to invite metro Atlanta home buyers and real estate agents to kick off Halloween at its spook-tacular Tour of Homes event at five of its popular new communities, being held Oct. 27 through Friday, Oct. 31. Attendees will enjoy lots of fall fun, including delicious treats and prize giveaways while they stroll the streets of these fantastic communities. The Smith Douglas Tour of Homes locations include Silver Oak in Grayson, Gatewood Arbor in Lawrenceville, and Hiram’s Ballentine Pointe, Highland Falls and Poplar Farms.

Thanks to its prime Grayson location, Silver Oak residents are conveniently located near a variety of local attractions and top-rated schools. They can also experience the community’s excellent amenities, including a swimming pool, cabana and tennis courts. To learn more about the ranch and two-story homes priced from the $180,000s at Silver Oak, contact the sales center at 470-268-7547.

Buyers searching for spacious, open floor plans will not be disappointed in Smith Douglas’ new homes at Gatewood Arbor in Gwinnett County, boasting two-story options with up to five bedrooms and three full baths. Priced from the $170,000s, these picturesque homes are nestled in a quaint setting without sacrificing access to many modern conveniences, with the Mall of Georgia, Highway 316 and Interstate 85 just minutes away. Students of Gatewood Arbor will also be in the highly sought-after Mountain View High School district. For more information on these new homes in Lawrenceville, call 770-338-0086.

Paulding County’s Ballentine Point community offers a private location with new homes affordably priced from the $130,000s. With a variety of ranch and two-story home plans to choose from, there is a home style designed to fit every buyer’s needs! To learn more about Ballentine Point in Hiram, call the New Home Specialists at 770-627-5798.

Homebuyers are running out of time to purchase at Highland Falls, our gated community in Hiram. Prospective buyers will find new homes priced from the low $100’s, top-notch amenities and a desirable location near all of life’s everyday necessities. For more information on the final opportunities at Highland Falls, call 770-943-9455.

Last but not least, the new homes at Poplar Farms are giving home buyers in Hiram lots of reasons to fall in love—from well appointed floor plans to beautiful features and finishes to outstanding amenities that include a pool, cabana and tennis courts. Tour of Homes attendees are invited to explore the beautifully decorated McIntosh model home and see for themselves the detail, charm and features of a Smith Douglas Home. To learn more about Poplar Farms, call 770-485-0432.

In addition to inventory home tours at each location, event participants can enjoy sipping hot cider, tasting sweet treats and may be entered for a chance to win one of five $50 gift card giveaways!  


Don’t miss your chance to see what all of the buzz is about in these charming new metro Atlanta communities! The Halloween Tour of Homes will take place Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. and on Wednesday from 1 to 6 p.m. For more information, visit the Smith Douglas Homes website today! 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Luxury Townhomes Coming Soon at Hawthorne Gate in Smyrna

Following the success of its popular Village Walk community, Traton Homes is excited to announce that it will soon offer luxury townhomes at Hawthorne Gate. Located within walking distance to Smyrna Market Village, this community will offer the best of a live, work, play community in one of metro Atlanta’s most sought-after locations.

Featuring the same home designs as Village Walk, townhomes at Hawthorne Gate will be priced from the high-$200,000s with three bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms and two-car rear-entry garages. Highlights of the homes will include stunning exteriors with brick and stone architectural detail, as well as carriage-style garage doors. Interiors of the homes will showcase open layouts with gourmet kitchens featuring stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, spacious family rooms with fireplaces, hardwood floors on the main level and much more.

Outside of the community, residents will be a short stroll from the delicious restaurants, boutique shopping and vibrant entertainment found at Smyrna Market Village. Additionally, homeowners will have convenient access to Vinings, Cumberland Mall, Cobb Galleria, I-75 and I-285.

Students at Hawthorne Gate will attend an excellent Cobb County School District that includes the new LEED-Certified Smyrna Elementary School, as well as Campbell Middle and Campbell High schools.

Hawthorne Gate is located at 1345 Hawthorne Avenue. To visit this Smyrna community from I-285 West, take Exit 18 and turn right onto Paces Ferry Road. Travel one mile and turn right onto Atlanta Road. Go 2.4 miles and turn right onto Hawthorne Street, just past the Smyrna Market Village. The entrance to Hawthorne Gate will be on the left. From I-75 North, take Exit 260 and turn left onto Windy Hill. Travel three miles and turn left onto Atlanta Road. Go one-third of a mile, turn left onto Hawthorne Street and Hawthorne Gate will be on the left.


Upon completion, Hawthorne Gate will feature just 22 luxury Traton townhomes. Interested home buyers are encouraged to be among the first to learn more about this community by registering for the Hawthorne Gate VIP List. For more information on Hawthorne Gate, visit http://tratonhomes.com/community/hawthornegate/

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 www.OrchardsGroup.com. 

                                                                                                                                          

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 www.SmithDouglas.com.  

*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 www.OrchardsGroup.com

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 www.OrchardsGroup.com



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 www.OrchardsGroup.com 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 www.smithdouglas.com.