Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 at 3:33pm. 35 Views, 0 Comments.
Whether you are an enterpreneur, a shopper, or a "foodie", Avalon in Alpharetta is the place for you! A $600 million mixed-use development, Avalon will have its grand opening on October 30, 2014. There will also be 101 residential homes in Avalon, but if haven't already put down a deposit there are 1,400 people on the waiting list in front of you!!!
So what's the attraction? Well, first of all the idea of living where you work has a large appeal for Atlantans who are tired of commuting on 400 and other roads. Avalon will include a high-end mix of restaurants, retail, office and residential space. All this will make for a very pleasant quality of life. Second, the community calls itself the first "fiberhood" in Georgia with internet speeds 100…
Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 at 4:12pm. 21 Views, 0 Comments.
Yesterday I had the pleasure of seeing a movie in the new AMC North Point Mall 12 Cinema in Alpharetta - and what an experience it was! When you purchase a ticket, you are purchasing a specific seat much like you do when you buy a ticket to a concert. We had to go to the customer service desk to pick our tickets up because the person in our group who had pre-bought our tickets on-line inadvertently purchased them for the previous night. (She was alerted to this fact when she got an email asking how we liked the show.) The manager corrected our error without any additional charge to us.
As we were making our way to our theater, we noticed the extensive menu at the snack bar. In addition to the usual fare, you can also order chicken tenders,…
Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 at 2:52pm. 41 Views, 0 Comments.
The 36th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting in Alpharetta, Georgia takes place this Friday, December 6th. Historic Downtown Alpharetta - in Milton Square City Park - will display the wonders of the season as it uses 10,000 white lights to illuminate their 45 foot live tree!
Santa and Mrs. Clause will kick off the festivities at 5 p.m. visiting with everyone in the gazebo. A North Fulton Jaycee's volunteer will be taking free online photos - or you can bring your own camera. And that's just the beginning. The night's events include story telling, community performances, trolley rides, Music performances and of course, the lighting of the tree.
As with most downtown events, the local shops and restaurants will be joining in the festivities. So don't…
Friday, November 29th, 2013 at 2:37pm. 41 Views, 0 Comments.
Christmas has arrived at The Collections of Forsyth in Cumming, Georgia. The festivities begin on Saturday, November 30th from 3-6pm. Santa will arrive to light the 50 foot tree at 5 pm. Music will be provided by First Redeemer Church and American Idol finalist Phil Stacey!
In between checking his "Naughty and Nice" list, Santa will pause for free pictures every Saturday from 2-5pm (December 7-21). Bring your own camera and meet Santa at his local headquarters by Carta Bella in from of the AMC theatres.
Before he captures a memory on film however, Santa will be hosting Storytime in the Park at 1pm on Saturdays in December. You can then rest your weary feet by taking a complimentary Carriage Ride around The Collections. Pick up your carriage from…
Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 at 12:32pm. 66 Views, 1 Comments.
This past Saturday seven wine enthusiasts of various experience sat down in the tasting room at Talk of the Table Wine and Cheese Boutique at the Collection of Forsyth, in Cumming to a lesson on fine wine with scrumptious cheeses. The tasting included scrumptious cheeses that were paired with some interesting wines. Wines included a 2011 Oregon Pinot Gris and 2010 Oregon Pinot Noir both with wonderful finishes, a couple of domestic "Bordeaux Blends" that matched the wonderful cheeses, as well as two other excellent wines much different but just as satisfying as the first four!
Our host shared interesting details in way that was interesting to the beginner, and informative for the more advanced in the group. All the wines were available for…
Friday, November 22nd, 2013 at 8:56am. 29 Views, 0 Comments.
In the late 1890's Sam Rosati's father opened his first family restaurant in New York. After the turn of the century the family moved to Chicago and opened a restaurant featuring Italian Style Pizza that was more appetizer than a full meal. Sam opened his own Chicago restaurant in 1927 and taught his sons everything he knew. When he retired in 1964 his sons were ready to take the newly popular Pizza pie and run with it - opening the first Rosati's Pizza in a suburb of Chicago. By 1978 there were 10 Rosati's Pizzas throughout Illinois. 1996 marked the 5th generation of Rosatis making delicious pizza when Sam Rosati opened his first restaurant.
Today the Rosati Pizza chain can be found throughout the country, but it was only recently that Cumming,…
Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 at 1:55pm. 24 Views, 0 Comments.
Many factors contribute to the decision of where to live. Home values, top schools and access to shopping are some of them. Typically, however, where you are going to work is one of the first decisions that needs to be made. Sometimes, the job is selected first and then the home is chosen with proximity to work as a key feature.
Cumming, Georgia is a wonderful place to live because it ranks high in ALL these categories. Forsyth County real estate has been among the leaders in the housing market rebound. In addition, as we've blogged about before, the schools are top notch. Daves Creek Elementary has just been named a National Blue Ribbon School and Forsyth High Schools lead the state in SAT scores. We also have great local shopping in The…
Monday, November 18th, 2013 at 10:16am. 26 Views, 0 Comments.
With Veterans Day behind us and Thanksgiving Day in front of us, what better way to remember and thank our military heroes than by honoring them during this Holiday season. The Holdiay Mail for Heroes Campaign has been around since 2006 and has delivered over 6.5 million cards. The campaign asks that you remember those who serve by sending a card to service members, veterans and their families. The cards will be distributed to members of the Armed Forces across the country and around the world.
It just takes a moment to sign a card to share your appreciation for the sacrifices members of the military community make. All you have to do is say thank you on a card and Red Cross volunteers across the country and on military installations around the…
Friday, November 15th, 2013 at 4:28pm. 22 Views, 0 Comments.
Before you go shopping for a home, there are some things you can do to make the process go more smoothly. In today's market, houses are not available for long. These four keys will help you be prepared to make your first offer, so you won't lose the house of your dreams once you find it.
1. Know what you can afford and how much cash you will need.Knowing what you qualify for before looking at any homes will save you the disappointment that can come from falling in love with a home that's out of reach. We'll be happy to "pre-qualify" you now so you'll know what will work later.
2. Know where you want to be. Learn about the neighborhood before you make an offer to buy. Sample the commute. Talk to would be neighbors. See the schools, shops and…
Thursday, November 14th, 2013 at 9:19am. 27 Views, 0 Comments.
If you are getting ready to apply for financing to purchase a home, there are a few things to keep in mind. Some may be obvious, but others are not and they could make the difference between getting approved or not!
First, things you should not do if you are thinking of buying a new home:Don’t:
- Deposit cash or other non-payroll related checks.
- Buy a car, truck, boat, motorcycle, or anything else you have to finance.
- Change jobs.
- Change banks.
- Have credit pulled or open new credit cards.
- Spend money you need for closing. Lenders want to see the money being used for the down payment seasoned for 60 days.
- Change home owners insurance without telling the lender.
All of these things could…