Be Serene—combine the two words and you get Serenbe, a 1,000-acre community that integrates the lush landscape of the Georgia countryside with a compact, environmentally-oriented mixed-use development of three hamlets: Selborne, Grange, and Mado.
Located 30 miles southwest of Atlanta, Serenbe is nestled in the heart of 40,000 acres of forest—now incorporated as the City of Chattahoochee Hills—protected by a development plan that preserves 70 percent of the area’s green space. A centerpiece of the Serenbe community is the 25-acre, organic Serenbe Farms, which not only supplies produce to a weekly farmer’s market and onsite and regional restaurants, but also helps to forge a sense of identity for the overall development.
Integrating agriculture with homes is only part of the molding of a balanced community. With pedestrian-oriented village cores that consist of retail, restaurants, galleries, and office space, Serenbe is projected to include 1,000 to 1,200 homes and live/work units and up to 250,000 square feet of commercial among miles of trails, stables, pastures, wetlands, and forests.
Here are just a few homes currently for sale at Serenbe.
1. 10616 Serenbe Lane - 3 bed, 2.5 bath, $525,000
2. 10579 Serenbe Lane - 3 bed, 2.5 bath, $799,000
3. 9225 Selbourne Lane - 4 bed, 3.5 bath, $689,000
* Text reprinted courtesy of terrain.org.
How Do I Choose the Right Real Estate Agent?
Finding the right agent takes balancing credentials and chemistry. You want to choose someone you like—after all, you might spend the next six months working together. But your agent also needs to be able to safeguard your financial interests.
A good agent will listen carefully to your priorities and won’t waste time on properties that don’t fit the bill.
Don’t just call the first agent whose lawn sign you see. Ask friends and family members for references (and check them!). Interview at least three agents to find the one with the experience, skill and personality that matches your needs.
Most experts recommend five or more years experience—which is not to say that someone with less can’t do a good job. Sometimes less experience means a smaller client base, which translates into more attention for you. Make sure the agent is licensed by the state and does the job full-time; about half of all agents are designated Realtors, which means they belong to the National Association of Realtors and agree to abide by NAR’s stringent code of ethics.
Real estate is a local game, and to win you need someone who plays in the areas where you’re looking to buy. Not only will they be up on market trends, they’ll know about local schools, commute times, and under-the-radar red flags, like the solid-waste transfer station that’s been proposed for the neighborhood.
Inquire about what’s currently on the market in your price range; they should be able to rattle off a few properties. And ask for a list of houses they’ve handled in your target neighborhood that includes not just what the house sold for, but also the price at which it was originally listed.
*Reprinted from time.com/money
Welcome to Atlanta’s historic Kirkwood neighborhood! Kirkwood offers the perfect in-town living experience with friendly and diverse neighbors, strong sense of community, beautiful historic homes, mature trees, many parks and central location.
You will find many opportunities within the neighborhood to get to know your neighbors. We invite you to come to the next Kirkwood Neighbors’ Organization (KNO) meeting. The KNO meets on the tenth of every month at 7PM in the lower level of Turner Monumental AME Church at 65 Howard St NE and invite you to become involved in your community!
If you’re new to Kirkwood or thinking about moving here, we hope this site will help you learn more about the neighborhood. For the latest on what’s going on in Kirkwood, please view our calendar, newsletter and interactive message forum. http://www.historic-kirkwood.org
Below are just THREE of the 30 homes that are currently listed for sale in Kirkwood.
#1. 2277 Ridgedale Ave - $379,000
#2. 362 Eleanor St. - $245,888
#3. 139 Campbell St. - $184,900
If you would like more info. about Kirkwood, feel free to call Matt Wheeler - 678.508.4628 - who just so happens to call Kirkwood home!
Homestead just LOVES a parade! Here, Susan Schlittler (Homestead's president and Morningside resident for more than 20 years) stands proudly between her restored Bonnie Belle Ford and a friends restored green Chevy truck during the second annual Virginia-Highland & Morningside Independence Day Parade. C'mon now - who doesn't love a parade!