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It’s no secret that the real estate market saw major changes throughout 2021. Atlanta’s local market was no exception, as homes flew off the market like hot cakes. Now, as 2022 is upon us, those who are planning a move to or within the metro area might wonder what that means when it comes to their residential choices. For individuals looking to move intown, there is an excellent option: condos.
“Demand for ownership is soaring, and with the single-family market experiencing record-low inventory levels, there simply aren’t enough standalone homes to go around. Interested buyers are starting to look elsewhere in the market, and condos are an attainably priced substitute, which can also help ease the transition from renting to home ownership,” explains Christa Huffstickler, founder and CEO of Engel & Völkers Atlanta. “Atlanta has long been one of the hottest markets in the southeast and nationally, and as home prices continue to rise in areas where the cost of living is higher, people will continue to flock to this city and will want to establish roots by purchasing a home. Securing a home in an intown condo community will lock in substantial future returns, both in the short-term and long-term as home values keep skyrocketing in a tight and ever-evolving market.”
With condos in Atlanta becoming one of the fastest-selling products in the metro area’s real estate market, it’s important to take a look at the options available if you’re ready to make a move as the new year gets underway. “In Atlanta, the condo market is set to enter the same space single-family is in right now, with supply hitting record lows and boosting the value of available product. Buy sooner rather than later,” Huffstickler adds. “Atlanta is unique in that we’re one of the cities where there are more people moving in than out, and the trend shows no signs of slowing. While developers are building new communities and adding supply, it will take years before things balance out—so it’s better to lock down a home now.”
With that in mind, here are a few Atlanta condo developments that you should add to your list of must-see properties as you begin your intown home search in locales like Buckhead, Midtown Atlanta and Downtown Atlanta. You might just find the residence of your dreams somewhere within the city’s stunning skyline.
The J5 in Midtown Atlanta is located at the corner of Juniper and 5th streets and offers a mix of urban energy and at-home serenity. The six-story building’s contemporary, well-appointed condos start in the mid-$400s and are as unique as they are spectacular, marked by neutral interiors with top-quality finishes, ample natural light and high ceilings that provide an open and airy feel throughout. The one- and two-bedroom homes also boast livable outdoor space with spacious terraces and balconies, as well as numerous floor-to-ceiling windows that are designed to bring the outdoors in. The building has actually undergone an impressive rebrand and transformation that speaks to the modern condo buyer with an array of interior upgrades.
J5 Midtown’s amenity package is equally impressive, with a host of resort-style features. To start, the property boasts a sparkling saline pool, as well as two private elevated courtyards with central green space with terraced seating, summer kitchens, hammocks and fire pits; the property even has a sunset rooftop lounge with a kitchen, fireplace and flat-panel televisions. The onsite gym includes professional-grade equipment, and the building takes things up a notch with 24-hour concierge service, electric charging stations, a pet spa with an elevated tub, a coffee bar in the lobby and more. The recent transformation included the addition of Wi-Fi-enabled shared spaces in the city garden and the conversion of some hallway space into co-working spaces. What’s more, J5 Midtown is located in the heart of one of the metro area’s most coveted neighborhoods—the Historic Garden District, which is home to tree-lined sidewalks, the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Piedmont Park and a variety of green spaces that are perfect for picnics and family-friendly fun. In fact, the boutique condo development strives to celebrate the garden aesthetic that is all around it.
According to Huffstickler, “ aren’t only focused on their high-end design and opulent features, but also on making sure that residents have a true lock-and-leave experience. When you buy, you’re getting both a home and a full amenity program that caters to all your needs.”
The brand new condos are selling fast. An excellent way to get a feel for J5’s residential offerings is to visit the building’s two model homes: the Habachy and the Musso. With one step inside, you’ll experience the property’s spectacular blend of sophisticated design and contemporary flair.
J5 Midtown is located at 775 Juniper Street NE, Atlanta, GA, 30308. For more information, call (470) 589-5055 or visit ownj5.com.
The newest building to make its mark on Atlanta is Graydon Buckhead, a 22-story residential tower that will bring 47 amenity-rich condo residences to the area’s famed upscale district. Construction on the building, which is being developed by Florida-based development firm Kolter Urban, began in early 2020 and is slated for completion in early 2022.
The residences of Graydon Buckhead, which start at $1.6 million and rise to $3.2 million and above, are a sight to behold. Offering two and three bedrooms, the condos range in size from just over 2,100 to 3,600 square feet. Each one boasts exceptional views of Buckhead, Midtown and Downtown courtesy of expansive terraces and unobstructed walls and floor-to-ceiling glass windows. And inside, the features are second to none, with flow-through open floor plans boasting 10-foot ceilings, eight-foot decorative paneled entry and interior doors, chef’s kitchens with Wolf and Subzero appliances, owner’s suites with walk-in closets, spa-like bathroom retreats and more. The finishes found throughout the residences are equally impressive, with local artisanal kitchen and bath cabinetry by Bell Cabinets, stone and quartz kitchen countertops and wide-plank flooring, among other features. What’s more, the condos boast private, access-controlled elevators.
“Graydon Buckhead redefines elegance with state-of-the-art architecture that blends seamlessly into the neighborhood’s historic character, in a prime Buckhead location, and it’s unlike anything else on the market right now,” says Ed Jahn, senior vice president for Kolter Urban. “This building was thoughtfully designed from every aspect of consideration. The covered porte cochère, spacious and open floor plans, floor-to-ceiling glass that maximizes the stunning views afforded to all residents, a robust amenity package, spacious terraces with fireplaces and expanded living space outdoors are just a few highlights.”
Of course, condo living is about more than just a residence—it’s a bona fide lifestyle. According to Jahn, “The amenity menu at Graydon Buckhead rivals that of a high-end resort. an opulent lobby, indoor and outdoor elegant entertainment areas, formal and informal club rooms, a formal dining room for private events, a news room, a resort-style pool with full-sized lap lanes, a spa, poolside cabanas, a fitness center and personal training studio, an outdoor yoga lawn, a fire pit with a lounge area, a dog spa and park and two guest suites for residents to use for out-of-town or overnight visitors.”
Ansley Atlanta Real Estate is managing the sales for Graydon Buckhead; interested home buyers can experience a private sales presentation at Ansley’s sales location, which is found at No. 18 at the Shops Buckhead Atlanta. And as construction continues to make Graydon Buckhead a reality, there’s no better time to take a peek inside of the life that could be yours in Buckhead.
Graydon Buckhead is located at 2520 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA, 30305. For more information, call (404) 301-5302 or visit thegraydon.com.
When construction began in 2018, Seven88 West Midtown was the newest high-rise and only glass tower on Atlanta’s Westside. Today, the 22-story building offers a hip, urban lifestyle in Atlanta’s most sought-after neighborhood. The unique all-glass exterior offers dramatic city views and open vistas from every direction, and the bold, contemporary architecture includes floor-to-ceiling windows inside each of the property’s 279 luxury residences, affording those views to everyone. Potential homebuyers can choose from 20 exceptional floor plans designed to maximize the building’s views and space, making each home and floor unique.
Priced from the mid-$300s to more than $1 million, Seven88 West Midtown’s luxury condos include studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom options, as well as penthouses. Each residence is thoughtfully constructed with designer finishes presented in three distinct options and hardwood flooring throughout. Every kitchen boasts European-style cabinetry with under-mount lighting, waterfall-edge quartz countertops and tiled backsplashes and a luxury appliance package that includes a gas range with a convection oven, a full-sized dishwasher, a 36-inch counter-depth French door refrigerator and built-in wine storage. The luxurious finishes continue in the bathrooms, which are outfitted with Kohler plumbing fixtures and timeless porcelain wall tile, as well as a backlit mirror and separate glass shower in the master bath.
Additionally, Seven88 West Midtown puts one of Atlanta’s fastest-growing and most popular communities—West Midtown—in homeowners’ “front yard.” The property offers excellent access to area shopping, entertainment and restaurants, including Terminal West, Miller Union, The Optimist, Westside Provisions District and the King Plow Arts Center. The building also offers walkability to Georgia Tech’s campus and is just two miles to the new Westside Park and the Atlanta BeltLine. Onsite, Seven88’s resort-style amenities set new standards for luxury living in a high-rise condo. The beautifully designed lobby welcomes residents, who also enjoy conveniences that include a concierge service, smart package locker and cold storage for deliveries, controlled-access parking, bike storage, a dog spa, an indoor play area and more. An impressive fitness center and yoga facility is located on the first floor, while the second floor is home to a lounge area with a fireplace, dining space and a kitchen complete with a coffee and refreshments bar, as well as multiple game and gathering areas. Outdoor resort-style amenities includes a saltwater swimming pool and whirlpool spa and a spacious deck with outdoor dining and gathering spaces, private conversation nooks and cozy firepits. And 9,000 square feet of ground-level curated retail, restaurant and entertainment space offers homeowners access to even more amenities.
Condominiums are available for immediate move-in, and there’s no better time than now to see what 788 West Midtown has to offer as you make your move in 2022.
Seven 88 West Midtown is located at 788 West Marietta Street NW, Atlanta, GA, 30318. For more information, call (770) 863-8888 or visit 788westmidtown.com.