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Community Spotlight: Harbor Club on Lake Oconee
Charming Greensboro community offers award-winning golfing and easy lake access

By all accounts 2016 was a spectacular year for Harbor Club on Lake Oconee in Greensboro, which is located approximately 75 miles east of Atlanta. In addition to celebrating its 25th anniversary, the family-owned, 1,000-acre community collected national accolades for its golf course as well as its marina and restaurant, The Boathouse. Harbor Club also added sweeping new amenities to its community, and through its relationship with Southern Living has been named a “Southern Living Inspired Community.” The Residences Southern Living Inspired... Read More
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Bellmoore Park: Neighborhood Spotlight
Find your new home north of Atlanta in Johns Creek

Start with more than 200 magnificent acres in an ideal location. Then, add top architects and designers with a special eye for creating an unparalleled living experience. The result is metro Atlanta’s best-kept secret — Bellmoore Park. As the only master-planned new home community in Johns Creek, Bellmoore Park lives up to the city’s motto of being “the exception to the everyday.” Developed by The Providence Group of Georgia, the No. 11 largest builder in Atlanta and a subsidiary of Green Brick Partners, Bellmoore Park was named the “2016... Read More
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Community Focus: Serenbe
Neighbors and nature intermingle in this south-of-Atlanta locale

Concerned that urban sprawl would disrupt a beautiful rural area approximately 35 minutes southwest of Atlanta, Steve and Marie Nygren established the agrarian community Serenbe 11 years ago. Located in Chattahoochee Hills, a city that is home to nearly 3,000 people in the last undeveloped area of Fulton County, Serenbe is full of fresh food, fresh air and focused on well-being. The neighborhood is set among acres of preserved forests and meadows with miles of nature trails that connect homes and restaurants with arts and businesses. Steve and... Read More
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City Spotlight: Lilburn
'Small Town. Big Business'

As one of the first Gwinnett County cities to develop as population growth radiated in Atlanta, Lilburn is rooted in the railroad that still runs hourly through Old Town near the city’s municipal building each day. Relocators moving to Lilburn can expect plenty of affordable housing, easy access to Atlanta, a great school district and its diverse population, according to Nikki Perry, the city's public relations manager. Lilburn, home to approximately 13,344 residents, was first incorporated in 1910 and is named after Lilburn Trigg Myers, the... Read More
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Decatur: City Spotlight

‘The City of Decatur has evolved into a vibrant, small urban city.’ – Catherine Lee, City of Decatur, Downtown Development Manager Founded in 1823, even before the City of Atlanta, Decatur is named after U.S. Naval hero Stephen Decatur, and it retains a strong connection to its history while preparing for the future with managed growth and responsible development. Today, Decatur is known for its festivals, walkability and restaurant scene. Located 6 miles east of Downtown Atlanta, Decatur is only 4 square miles in size. It has a population of... Read More
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Suwanee: City Spotlight

'Play hard, live well, smile more.' Suwanee is consistently named one of the nation’s best places to live, and residents and visitors thrive with the 500 acres of parks, miles of walking and biking trails, festivals, concerts, dining and shopping the area delivers. Founded as a small agricultural town with strong ties to the railroad, the Suwanee of today is an active, distinctive community and a regional role model for doing things right: named one of the nation’s “Best Small Communities in Which to Live” by Money Magazine several times, a... Read More
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Marietta: City Spotlight

The first thing that often comes to mind when someone says “Marietta” is the Historic Marietta Square, a collection of art, cuisine and the area’s community standards. But the city’s catchphrase, “Come for the opportunity, stay for the success,” speaks volumes as to all that Marietta has to offer. “Marietta is a historic yet progressive city providing the perfect backdrop for young professionals and entrepreneurs to gather and exchange ideas, whom then decide to call Marietta home,” says Beth Sessoms, Marietta’s economic development... Read More
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Buckhead: 'The Address of Choice'

Often quoted as home of the richest ZIP code in the nation, Buckhead is a 28-square-mile community made up of 45 neighborhoods that serve as Atlanta's luxury area. With no shortage of high-end shopping and dining lining the close-knit urban streets of Buckhead, the area has become its own massive live, work, play community in the city's northern quadrant. Big on business and health care alike, this part of the city is home to big names such as Piedmont Hospital, Novelis, PulteGroup, Spanx, Nymbol Technology, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Georgia and Kaiser... Read More
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Metro Atlanta's Lake City: Acworth

Metro Atlanta's 'Lake City' A little more than 35 miles north of Downtown Atlanta is the lakeside community of Acworth in Cobb County—one of the metro area's fastest growing cities. Since 2000, Acworth's population has grown by about 72 percent, from 13,422 residents in 2000 to an estimated 23,106 in 2015, according to Brandon Douglas, Acworth's assistant city manager. "Whether you are a visitor or resident, our great quality of life is shared with everyone in the most friendly city in the South!" says Acworth Mayor Tommy Allegood. "There is truly... Read More
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'Experience Abundance and Community' in Smyrna

Recently named one of the best places in metro Atlanta for young couples by Movoto, a licensed brokerage in more than 30 states that's made it their business to assist in the homebuying process, Smyrna is making a name for itself not only in the area but nationally. “From modern condos to single family and starter homes, there are plenty of options among the homes for sale in Smyrna,” the online story states. “You'll have plenty to do with events like Food Truck Tuesdays and live shows at the Summer Concert Series. The Smyrna Market Village, the... Read More
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  • Your Guide to Atlanta Higher Ed Options

    Learn more about colleges and universities in the metro Atlanta area

    With nearly 60 colleges and universities in metro Atlanta, the options for institutions of higher learning couldn’t be better... Read More

  • Atlanta's Private Schools: Going Full STEAM Ahead

    Preparing Atlanta’s students for careers in science, technology, engineering, art and math

    Careers in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) continue to be the fastest-growing occupations in the... Read More

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