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Neighborhoods in Atlanta: The Best Communities for Families with School-Age Children
Builders in Atlanta offer up their finest communities for newcomers who are moving into the area’s most sought-after school systems.

There are so many elements to consider when you’re house hunting, from the home style that will fit your budget to the neighborhood amenities that will make a community the perfect match. Of course, for those families with school-aged children that are relocating to the ATL, there are additional factors that you have to take into account, including the school system in which you want to live and how close you are to particular primary and secondary schools. Fortunately, metro Atlanta’s homebuilders understand the importance of location and offer an array of excellent options for families with kids of all ages, whether you’re moving from out of state or locally. Here, we look at seven local homebuilders and the communities they think you should have on your radar as you prepare to make your big move.

Windsor Knoll by Eastwood HomesWindsor Knoll
by Eastwood Homes

Location: Dacula, Gwinnett County
School system: Gwinnett County Public Schools
Local area public schools: Harbins Elementary School, McConnell Middle School, Archer High School
Community description: Eastwood Homes’ first community in metro Atlanta, Windsor Knoll offers 50 homesites only 15 minutes from I-85. Ranch, two-story and master-on-main floor plans include such features as brick and stone exteriors, gorgeous kitchens and spa-inspired baths, as well as optional amenities like screened porches, sunrooms and third floors.
Why is this a great community for families? In addition to offering access to top-rated schools in Gwinnett County, Windsor Knoll features large wooded lots with spacious backyards that are perfect for an array of family-friendly activities.
To learn more: eastwoodhomes.com or 866-551-7995

Milton RunMilton Run
by Patrick Malloy Communities

Location: Milton, North Fulton County
School system: Fulton County Schools
Local area public schools: Birmingham Falls Elementary School, Hopewell Middle School, Cambridge High School
Community description: Located in the heart of Milton, this new home community brings luxurious living to beautiful North Fulton County. Homes from the $700s feature farmhouse elevations amid picturesque pastoral landscapes, while the community offers residents both easy access to the conveniences of Atlanta and the tranquil lifestyle afforded by the area’s rural character.
Why is this a great community for families? Milton Run features one-acre homesites that are perfect for families of all sizes. What’s more, for those with high school students, nearby Cambridge High School is ranked #8 in metro Atlanta, #11 in Georgia and #343 nationally.
To learn more: pmcommunities.com/milton-run or 678-578-6821

new homes in East CobbLogan Park
by Heatherland Homes

Location: Marietta, Cobb County
School system: Cobb County Schools
Local area public schools: Keheley Elementary School, McClesky Middle School, Kell High School
Community description: Logan Park is an intimate East Cobb community of just 22 executive homes priced from the low $400s. Two-story homes range in size from 3,400 to 3,700 square feet and feature four or five bedrooms, three-and-a-half or four baths, designer kitchens, glamorous master suites and open plans. The community also offers access to East Cobb’s upscale shopping, dining and entertainment options.
Why is this a great community for families? Large homes at Logan Park are perfect for families with school-aged children. High school students can walk to Kell High School, and the community is adjacent to East Cobb Baseball. Additionally, East Cobb boasts a wealth of public parks, many within minutes of Logan Park.
To learn more: heatherlandhomes.com/communities/logan-park or 770-502-6230

Woodland Reserve by Meritage HomesWoodland Reserve
by Meritage Homes

Location: Cumming, Forsyth County
School system: Forsyth County Schools
Local area public schools: Haw Creek Elementary School, Lakeside Middle School, South Forsyth High School
Community Description: Woodland Reserve is a welcoming community that offers expansive wooded lots with energy-efficient homes priced in the $400s. Interior features include exquisite master suites, spacious kitchens, high-end details, myriad energy solutions like ENERGY STAR appliances and LED lighting and the M.Connected Homet™ Automation Suite. Neighborhood amenities include a swimming pool and cabana, a playground and more.
Why is this a great community for families? In addition to being located in an excellent school district, Woodland Reserve is close to a variety of community parks, including Haw Creek Park, Lower Creek West Park, Buford Dam Park and Windermere Park, allowing families to enjoy the outdoor beauty of Forsyth County. What’s more, the atmosphere of the community itself is welcoming and inclusive for families with children of all ages.
To learn more: meritagehomes.com/woodland-reserve

Springbrook Estates by Fischer HomesSpringbrook Estates
by Fischer Homes

Location: Powder Springs, Cobb County
School system: Cobb County Schools
Local area public schools: Powder Springs Elementary School, Cooper Middle School, McEachern High School
Community description: This West Cobb County community offers single-family homes in the mid-$300s that feature open kitchens, two-story great rooms, guest suites, five-level plans and more. Amenities throughout the neighborhood include lighted tennis courts, a Junior Olympic-size pool, a playground and a community clubhouse.
Why is this a great community for families? In addition to the variety of home designs from the Fischer Homes Designer Collection, Springbrook Estates is close to downtown Powder Springs, a thriving pocket within Cobb County that allows residents to enjoy events, festivals, a sports complex and associated sports organizations and a new soccer complex from the Cobb County Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs Department.
To learn more: fischerhomes.com or 404-620-6814

Montebello by SR HomesMontebello
by SR Homes

Location: Cumming, Forsyth County
School system: Forsyth County Schools
Local area public schools: Matt Elementary School, Liberty Middle School, West Forsyth High School
Community description: The newest signature community from SR Homes, Montebello features both ranch and two-story plans, charming alleyway plans and easy living home designs in a spectacular bucolic setting. Careful steps have been taken to create a picturesque walkable community with strategic streetscapes, parking solutions and a master community tree plan, as well as a host of outstanding amenities like 17 acres of green space, a clubhouse, pool, four lighted tennis courts, a flex event/fitness space, grilling and activity lawns and much more.
Why is this a great community for families? The open and spacious feel of Montebello is complimented perfectly by its easy access to an award-winning school system, both Highway 20 and Georgia 400, premier shopping and local dining favorites and an array of outdoor recreation venues and weekend getaway spots.
To learn more: discovermontebello.com or 678-252-2582

Bellmoore ParkBellmoore Park
by The Providence Group

Location: Johns Creek, Fulton County
School system: Fulton County Schools
Local area public schools: Wilson Creek Elementary School, River Trail Middle School, Northview High School
Community description: Bellmoore Park is an award-winning master-planned gated community in the heart of Johns Creek. The community offers four distinct home collections from which to choose starting in the $470s and including dozens of beautifully designed floor plans. In 2016, Bellmoore Park was named Master Planned Community of the Year and received Gold Obie awards for Best Amenity Package and Best Landscape Design, among other honors during the last several years.
Why is this a great community for families? The amenities featured at Bellmoore Park are perfect for the entire family, with a clubhouse, a fitness center, two pools, eight lighted tennis courts, a playground, a wedding garden, a large oval park with a bandstand, an event lawn, a kids’ splash pad and more than 70 acres of green space. Additionally, homeowners can spend more time with family thanks to the HOA maintaining landscaping and providing lawn care for every home in the community.
To learn more: theprovidencegroup.com/bellmoore-park or 678-472-0411