Northeast Atlanta Real Estate News

Dec. 15, 2016

THE HOLIDAYS LIGHT UP ATLANTA!

 

 

Visiting twinkling light displays around town has become a holiday tradition for many people. Where can you view some spectacular lights this year in your neck of the woods? In the northeast part of town there are a number of dazzling displays this year.

 

A Stone Mountain Christmas

Although a Stone Mountain Christmas has been a popular attraction for many years, this year the park is featuring so much more than just amazing lights. In addition to the over two-million twinkling lights in the park, there is a 4-D holiday movie theater, singalong train, visits with Santa, a nightly Christmas parade with fireworks, Snow Mountain, and so much more!

 

A Whole Lot of Christmas

While you’re visiting the Stone Mountain area, it is worthwhile to swing by A Whole Lot of Christmas just a short drive away in the Smokerise community at 1833 Smokerise Summit. For years the Economy family has been the talk of the neighborhood with their thousands upon thousands of twinkling lights. In 2015 they began taking donations for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and rumor has it that on Saturday and Sunday nights Santa can often been seen!

 

Emory Johns Creek Hospital

The Emory Johns Creek Hospital features nearly a mile of whimsical drive-thru light displays on Hospital Parkway. You can start at either end of Hospital Parkway, but after you drive the length, you will want to turn around and come back, as there are lights on both sides of the road, which has a wide median with trees and other obstructions. This fun, FREE display is definitely worth seeing if you’re in the area!

 

 

Magical Nights of Lights at Lake Lanier

LanierWorld’s Magical Nights of Lights has been a part of many families’ holiday tradition for a number of years. Featuring seven miles of spectacular drive-thru light displays, it’s no wonder that folks come from far and wide to experience this twinkling tradition year after year. In addition to fabulous lights, LanierWorld also features speed sledding, bubble skating, marshmallow roasting, carnival rides, and more! And even better, you can save money on admission by buying your tickets in advance on their website!

 

 

Christmas on the Hill

Just a short drive from Lake Lanier is the Hathcock family’s Christmas on the Hill lights display in Flowery Branch. The impressive lights can be seen at 6711 Willowbrook Trail from 6-10 PM each night.

 

In addition to these light displays, there are a number of local neighborhoods that go all out during the holiday season. These FREE lights displays are definitely worth a drive-by:

 

 

Lawrenceville

Christmas on Amberwood  at 371 Amberwood Drive. This location features pictures with Santa on Friday and Saturday nights!

Vinyard Christmas  at 3690 Vinyard Way you can view over 13,000 twinkling lights that are synced to holiday music on 91.7 FM!

  

Suwanee

Meadow Park Drive in the Rivermoore Park subdivision off of Moore Road near Peachtree Industrial Blvd has some great lights to see.

  

Buford

2763 Blue Moon Drive in the back of the Chandler Grove subdivision, off of Kilgore Rd.

Hidden Falls Drive in the Hidden Falls Subdivision off Camp Branch Rd is a local favorite for its outstanding light displays.

Creekview Bluff Way in the MorningBrooke Subdivision off of Old Suwanee Road in Buford.

The corner of Hamilton Mill Rd & South Puckett Rd. is worth a drive-by.


Sugar Hill

à        Arbor Clos Subdivision off GA 20 has a number of great lights displays. Enter from GA 20 on Silverberry Lane and then turn left.

à        The stretch of Level Creek Rd between Sugar Hill Elementary and North Gwinnett High School has some beautiful lights to see!

 

These are a few of the interesting lights to see as we have been out and about in the northeast Atlanta area. We'd love to hear about other beautiful light displays that you have seen in Gwinnett, North Fulton, Forsyth, Hall or other counties as you are driving in Georgia during the holidays! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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May 16, 2016

Meet the Animals on Atlanta Property at the Zoo

Meet an ostrich on Atlanta property.Come play at the Atlanta Zoo and marvel at all the exotic animals now calling Atlanta home. There are so many animals to see that the biggest question will be who to visit first. Lions and tigers and bears prowl around on this Atlanta property. A variety of snakes, large lizards and other amphibians and reptiles also slither here. Check out the bog turtle and then see if you can spot the camouflaging gaboon viper. If he notices you, this Atlanta Zoo snake may just give you a slow wink. Everyone is impressed by the larger than life elephants. And, if the kids want to monkey around after viewing the impressive orangutan, spend some time at the KidZone playground. Plenty of feathery friends perch on this Atlanta, GA property. With over 50 species there are more than enough to keep any bird watcher happy, and it will be easy to spot the largest species of bird, the ostrich. Rise to the height of long necked giraffes and feed these lanky beasts from up high on the Twiga Terrace. The petting zoo also lets you get up close and personal with the animals. Little ones especially love the opportunity to interact with friendly sheep, goats and other docile creatures here.

Atlanta Home Owners Get Free Admission with Membership

Break up parts of the day by attending various keeper talks, animal interactions and wildlife shows. A schedule is available at the “plan your day” section on the website. The Atlanta Zoo is open on weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and weekends from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wonderful family memories are created at the zoo, so plan a trip today!

 

Posted in News
May 15, 2016

Atlanta Real Estate Owners Visit Jimmy Carter Presidential Library

Visit presidential Atlanta real estate.President Jimmy Carter calls Atlanta home, and in his honor, The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum is located on Atlanta real estate as well. Documenting the Carter Presidency, which lasted from 1976 to 1981, the Museum displays a wealth of memorabilia and photographs from his time in office. A portion of this Atlanta real estate is even an authentically detailed copy of the Oval Office where President Carter spent many hours creating United States history. There is also a timeline showcasing President Carter’s life including childhood moments, political career and personal achievements. The Presidential Library is filled with relevant documents pertaining to the Carter Presidency and is available to the public. Researchers are welcome to peruse the materials at their leisure weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Museum is Close to Your Atlanta Home and Open Seven Days a Week

Atlanta residents should take the opportunity to get to know Jimmy Carter, and learn about this fellow Georgian who became the 39th President of the United States Of America. The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum is conveniently located close to downtown Atlanta. Open seven days a week, museum hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., and Sunday from 12 to 4:45 p.m. Admission is an affordable $8.00 per person with discounts available for seniors, military and college students. Children under 16 are admitted for free. For more information visit the Jimmy Carter Library website

 

Posted in News
May 14, 2016

Enjoy a Game or Walk Your Dog at Piedmont Park Near Atlanta Homes

Go to the pool near Atlanta homes.The outdoors is calling and there is plenty for residents of Atlanta homes to do out at Piedmont Park. Miles of trails are waiting for runners and walkers to take a stroll. Scenic water fountains are scattered along the route adding to the beauty of the paths. Local athletes can grab their rackets and make their way out to the tennis court. Or, a group of guys and girls can organize a team and get a game of basketball going. The main roadway and 10th Street Meadow Paths are designated spots for rollerblading, cycling and skateboarding. Furbabies don’t have to be left at their Atlanta homes but can join in on the family outing as well. Piedmont Dog Park is comprised of three acres of dog friendliness with areas for both small and larger breeds. Tails will be happily wagging here.

Atlanta Real Estate Owners Get Pool Passes for the Summer

Two unique playgrounds are calling to the kids. The Noguchi Playscape was designed by internationally acclaimed artist and sculptor Isamu Noguchi. This one of a kind place of play showcases traditional fun with an emphasis on colors and textures. The Mayor’s Grove Sensory Playground was created with a focus on sensory stimulation play for all children of all abilities. The Piedmont Park Aquatic Center opens up its season for recreational swimming at the end of May. This is the perfect time to consider purchasing a pass for the season. What better way for Atlanta real estate owners to beat the summer heat than by cooling off in or relaxing by the pool.

Sun shiny days are perfect for picnics so pack a basket and the car and head on over to Piedmont Park. For more details and other park activities visit the Piedmont Park website today. 

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