Suwanee! How We Love You
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.
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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