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For the last several years, Atlanta has attracted a host of new developers and homebuilders that want to take advantage of the metro area’s booming housing market. Many of those companies have recognized the benefit of working in high-growth suburban areas Outside the Perimeter (OTP), where the number of residents and the demand for first-rate residential options have grown exponentially. And in March of 2019, that list grew thanks to a strategic partnership between Edward Andrews Homes and Canadian-based Empire Communities. Empire makes its entry into the Atlanta market with a focus on high design and attainable housing, both intown and in ‘surban’ areas of Atlanta. Three of those exceptional neighborhoods can be found just within or adjacent to Alpharetta. Here, we take a look at these up-and-coming communities and everything they offer to local home buyers.
Taking a nod from the beautiful homes in historic Charleston, South Carolina, the townhome community of Harlow brings a unique past-meets-present spin to the Alpharetta residential scene. Located on Old Roswell Road in Alpharetta and featuring well-appointed two-, three- and four-bedroom townhomes that range in price from the $400s to the $600s, Harlow is the epitome of urban charm coupled with suburban sensibility. The luxury townhomes, which can be fully customized to fit your style and preferences, offer everything from welcoming front porches and flexible spaces to warm brick facades and outstanding contemporary design finishes. And the community amenities are plentiful, with sunrise yoga, outdoor movie nights, farmers markets, food truck nights, green spaces, delightful sidewalks and much more. The community even boasts a lifestyle director who organizes and executes an array of events throughout the year. It’s a one-of-a-kind atmosphere right in Alpharetta—one that is a true departure from the ordinary.
Located just north of Alpharetta in neighboring Forsyth County, Halcyon has become one of the area’s most talked-about mixed-use developments. The village, which is said to be where nature meets connectivity, brings together everything from retail shops, boutiques and chef-driven restaurants to a dine-in movie theater, public green spaces and 225,000 square feet of office space—all located at the trailhead of the Big Creek Greenway. It also will be home to an array of unparalleled residential options, including townhomes and single-family homes from Edward Andrews Homes. Homes will range in price from the $400s to the $600s and will feature all of the architectural details, high-end features and luxurious amenities for which the company is known. Sales will open in early November for Edward Andrews’ new homes in Halcyon.
While Alpharetta is known these days for its exceptional growth, the area has actually managed to maintain the natural surroundings that have been a hallmark for years. And in the heart of that natural, wooded splendor is Midwick, an intimate community of townhomes and single-family homes starting in the low $600s. The homes’ architecture is historically inspired by Charleston, and the three- and four-bedroom residences are marked by thoughtful details, luxurious finishes and features like spacious porches and flexible spaces. The community itself is a haven within this growing suburban spot, as the Alpha Loop trail winds through the back portion of the neighborhood and a brand new 1.25-acre city park and pond can be found adjacent to the property. It’s the perfect local for homeowners who want to be able to get away from it all while being in the middle of everything.