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Atlanta Neighborhoods: Vista Grove (aka Oak Grove)

At Classic Intown Homes, we love Atlanta and her surrounding neighborhoods. As our buyers purchase homes in these neighborhoods, I will tell you a bit about them. Our clients just purchased a beautiful 25 year old brick, three-level home in Sagamore Hills.  Active listings in Sagamore Hills are priced today between $425k and $547k.

The Oak Grove neighborhood is centered around a small but vibrant commercial district at the intersection of La Vista  and Oak Grove Roads. The surrounding area includes Sagamore Hills,  Leafmore-Creek Park Hills and several smaller developments.

Oak Grove is well known for its two outstanding elementary schools: Oak Grove Elementary  and Sagamore Hills Elementary. There are beautiful brick ranch homes, maple and oak trees, and the nationally acclaimed Christmas in the Grove holiday display: Christmas in the Grove

Need a nosh? visit the Oak Grove Market for fresh sliced meats and salads or head to The Grove for a cool beverage. Fellini’s, Napoleon’s and Sprig are also popular meet and eat venues. The beautiful Frazier Rowe Park is just east of Oak Grove off LaVista Road. Check it out!

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the-groveThe Oak Grove neighborhood is changing. Some smaller ranch style homes are being replaced by large traditional-style homes, sometimes doubling or tripling the square feet of the original structure. A second and third generation are rediscovering the area for their own families. There are a few small condominium complexes in the area as well.sprigoak-grove-market

If you are looking for sidewalks, shops, and home choices that range from mid-century modern to 2016 traditional, call Classic Intown Homes today. We can be your Oak Grove guide!

Atlanta: One Neighborhood at a Time. Margaret Mitchell

What’s in a name?

Margaret Mitchell the author, wrote most of the Civil War Classic “Gone With the Wind” while residing in a boarding house (still standing) on Crescent Avenue at 10th Street in Mid-town Atlanta. Margaret Mitchell the neighborhood, began development in the last mid-century. Homes were built in the ranch style of the day on large lots. Many of these beauties remain, making Margaret Mitchell one of the best “mid-century modern architecture” viewing areas of Atlanta.

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The neighborhood has changed in the past 60 years with the addition of traditional ranch style homes and more recently multi-level homes.

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Margaret Mitchell is not incorporated but it has a strong and active Civic Association: http://www.mmca-atlanta.org

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I first visited Margaret Mitchell last spring when my buyer wanted a home in the Brandon Elementary School area. Our search included homes that ranged from 2,000 square feet to more than 6,000 and prices from $300,000 to the multi-millions. My buyers chose a lovely newer construction home and have settled in with welcoming neighbors, easy access to I-75, and participation in the Margaret Mitchell Civic Association.

Atlanta is a feast for the senses! Our neighborhoods each add their own particular flavor! Where would you like to go next?

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Atlanta: One Neighborhood at a Time

Suwanee! How We Love You

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Our new clients are moving to metro Atlanta from New Orleans and they told me on the phone that they wanted to live in Suwanee. When working with buyers, our team previews homes before we show them, so, I selected a variety of houses within their price range and, with a map in hand, drove the 45 minutes from Decatur to Suwanee. My previous experience of Suwanee was quite limited!

You see, I live Inside the Perimeter (ITP) and most of my clients are ITP people. We are proud of being ITP people. Atlanta folks are fond of playing up the difference between OTP (Outside the Perimeter) and ITP like college football rivals. So, why am I heading OTP? This client is a referral and we honor our referrals with a special fervor. I may not know much about Suwanee now, but I will before the ink is dry on the purchase and sale agreement!

What did I discover yesterday? Suwanee is over 10 square miles and much of that is newer construction subdivisions with sidewalks, swim/tennis centers, and large traditional homes. Suwanee has two downtown areas, Old Town, and the newer city center. Being an ITP person, the Old Town got most of my attention. There are several 100+ year old homes, commercial businesses, and quaint narrow streets. I discovered that the city of Suwanee is older than most of the Intown neighborhoods I am familiar with! The Post Office was established there in 1837 when the population was just over 100 folks (www.suwanee.com). Atlanta was not even founded until 1847. SuwaneeNewCity

I also discovered a vast system of walking trails, large parks, and public spaces. In conclusion, Suwanee may be large but it is also beautiful.

#Suwanee, you are a lovely place! Your parks, neighborhoods, schools, preservation policies, and convenience to water, mountains, and major transportation corridors, make you AOK in this ITP gals thoughts. My new clients will love it there and I will enjoy showing them the cool stuff I discovered too!

By Jane Acuff

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Full Moon and Lovey

Sturgeon Moon?

The August Full Moon, visible around sunrise this morning in Atlanta, is called a Sturgeon Moon by some Native Americans. Did you see it? Lovey, my rottweiler/lab mix and I saw it around 6:30 am on Memorial Drive. It was beautiful. I hope you got to see it too.

At Classic Intown Homes, we rise early so you don’t have to!

2016 Sturgeon Moon over Classic Intown Homes

2016 Sturgeon Moon over Classic Intown Homes

Meet Maggie

Being dog (and cat) people, we love having Maggie come to visit whenever she can. Maggie joined our team in June, all the way from California. She brought her person (and our Office Manager) Lisa with her 🙂

Maggie joined our team in June, all the way from California. She brought her person (and our Office Manager) Lisa with her :-)

Classic Intown Homes get a lift from Helium

Thanks Joe and Helium

On a hot day in August our busy real estate team met Joe Norton with Helumsites.com. His task was to give our website the lift it needed. Thank you Joe!

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Jo, Chris, Jane, and Lisa here at Classic Intown Homes are baaack and blogging for you, our clients and future clients. Here’s the place for neighborhood updates, information on pricing trends, fun facts, and special guest appearances 😉

Coming Soon

Want to know about the coolest place to find ukelele this side of Hawaii? How to get a super-fun walking tour of Atlanta without exhausting yourself? or The Top 10 things to Avoid when Selling Your Home?  Stay tuned….
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