There’s something magical about mountain living. When the sun rises over the foothills that surround you, there’s a sense of serenity that’s simply unparalleled. It’s peaceful, calming and enchanting. The mountains give you a chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and fully commune with nature. Of course, for many, the drawback of living in the mountains is having limited access to the conveniences of city life. But what if you could somehow combine the two? What if you could experience mountain living while still being close to everything you love about the city? Well, now you can.

Montebello, the newest signature community from SR Homes, is nestled in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains in Forsyth County, which has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing counties in the United States. The idyllic location not only provides residents with majestic mountain views from their porches, but also allows easy access to the county seat of Cumming, a burgeoning city that sits at the crossroads of Highway 20 and Georgia 400. This lively city—and its surrounding areas—has become one of the most coveted residential locales in all of metro Atlanta, and Montebello is quickly becoming the go-to community for those who want the perfect balance between a rustic and refined lifestyle.

“Simply put, the name ‘Montebello’ means ‘beautiful mountain.’ The moment you pull into the entrance of the community, you see the backdrop of the mountains,” says Alex G. Tetterton, CEO and president of SR Homes. “I have been building in this corridor for over 12 years, and in my opinion, this land is the crown jewel of all of the tracts in this area.”

Within the European country-inspired community, you’ll find a unique mix of home styles that speak to a wide variety of homeowners’ needs. From traditional two-story houses to low-maintenance ranch residences to charming alleyway homes, there’s something for every taste and requisite. Many homesites offer basements as well. The homes, which range in price from the $400s to $500s+ and offer between 2,300 and 4,000+ square feet, are organized into sections by type: in Montebello Proper, you’ll find two-story and alleyway homes, while The Grove welcomes empty nesters and 55+ active adults with easy living ranch and master-on-main plans (although everyone is welcome in The Grove). What’s more, all of the residences are part of SR Homes’ smartTRAC® program, which takes connected living to the next level. Through the exclusive program, homeowners can manage everything from temperature and lighting to security and monitoring through an ecosystem of smart devices. It’s the ultimate in home automation, and it is part of the standard experience for those who purchase a home in Montebello.

Of course, all residents also can enjoy the community’s spectacular amenities, including a beautiful three-acre lake and a four-season onsite amenity package that consists of a clubhouse, pool, four lighted tennis courts, a pavilion, a flex event and fitness area, grilling facilities and activity lawns. Additionally, countless outdoor recreation opportunities can be found in the surrounding mountain areas, as can shopping, dining and more only a short drive away. And with access to outstanding West Forsyth schools, it’s the best of all possible worlds for families of every size. According to Tetterton, “Montebello is truly a destination community. We are not simply building another neighborhood with new homes in it. This is a community that provides opportunities to truly enjoy life.”

SR Homes currently is selling in Phase 1 of Montebello, offering options in both Montebello Proper and The Grove. With new inventory being added daily, as well as two fully decorated model homes opening in summer of 2018, you undoubtedly will find the right fit for your needs. You even have the freedom to personalize your space, from selecting the exterior elevation to working with SR Homes' in-house design studio to choose the interior finishes that will make your house feel like a real home. More importantly, your home. And at the end of each day, you won’t be able to wait to get back to your very own retreat in the mountains—away from it all while in the middle of everything. It will be the everyday getaway that you’ve always dreamed  about right in the heart of metro Atlanta.

“We wanted to develop a world-class community on a world-class piece of land,” Tetterton concludes. “We believe we achieved this with Montebello.”

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