This week we thought we would highlight Wakefield Estates. A wonderful community right off of South Atlanta Rd, just south of the Paces Ferry intersection. Wakefield Estates first broke ground in Smyrna in 2006 (yes, during the boom!). Wilmont Williams was the builder and the new construction homes were starting in the mid $600k’s. They had a craftsman style flair with all the upgrades and amenities the current buyer wanted! Wilmont Williams was selling rapidly at first, being one of the only new construction neighborhoods that offered a swimming pool, buyers couldn’t get there fast enough.
Of course, the craftsman style, new construction, and swimming pool could only go so far once the housing bust occurred. Out went Wilmont Williams and in came Traton Homes! One of the few big name builders that was surviving during the “hard times.” Traton Homes had/has a great model, which is to provide a new construction product that has everything the buyer wants at a price they can’t pass up. I think Traton Homes was in Wakefield Estates for only 30 days before they sold everything out!
Fast-forward to the present and Wakefield Estates is still one of the most sought after communities in Smyrna. The craftsman style is still very popular AND truth be told, Wakefield Estates is still one of the few subdivisions to boast a swimming pool in Smyrna! Prices had dropped into the $300k’s at one point; however, the average is probably the mid $400k’s now and rising everyday.