Riverside Sandy Springs

The Riverside community of Sandy Springs might possibly be the largest HOA run community in Sandy Springs.  This fabulous neighborhood originated in the late 1960’s with homes originally selling for less than $50,000!  Nowadays, your average range of homes is from $400,000 – $1,000,000!

Riverside is known as THE swim tennis community in Sandy Springs, with an amazing swim team and ALTA team.  The clubhouse is also a great place to host parties and neighborhood events.  Riverside is a family friendly neighborhood with many children riding bikes and parent’s strolling the streets.  Riverside feeds into the sought after public school system of Heards Ferry, Ridgeview and Riverwood High school.  Many families move here to reap the benefits of all 3 public schools.

If you are looking to go the private school route, it is a quick drive to Holy Innocents Episcopal School, Marist School, Holy Spirit, The Epstein School, Galloway, and Mount Vernon Presbyterian.  Being just 5 minutes from the interstate, you’re truly close to it all!  You are minutes from all your shopping needs with Whole Foods, Target, Publix, and so much more.   Excellent dining choices like Hearth, Flying Biscuit, 5 Season’s Brewery, Enzo, Brooklyn Café and the list goes on!

Whether your goal is to find a home to renovate and refurbish or an immaculately restored home, Riverside should be top on your real estate list.

West Village Brookfield Park

If you live in the Smyrna Vinings area then you know the West Village – it has become somewhat of a landmark for those of us residing in “Sminings.”  The West Village is a fabulous live, shop, play community.  People come from all over to enjoy their coffee at Starbucks, pizza at Blue Moon or family night at MacCray’s Tavern.  However, amongst the luckiest Smyrna Vinings residents are probably the ones living right in the West Village.  The West Village began new construction in 2006 with many different phases coming together year after year.   Buyers can have their choice from a condo or townhome or single family home.

Quite a few builders have helped make The West Village community what is today: Lennar Homes, Monte Hewett, Pulte Homes and Ashton Woods to name a few.  One of the last new construction phases was built by Ashton Woods Homes, one of Atlanta’s premier builders.  Ashton Woods Homes has come into the West Village and offered a fabulous product of craftsman style energy efficient homes.  Lennar Homes also provided fabulous product with inviting outdoor living areas.  Monte Hewett was one of the original builders and their attention to detail and quality far surpassed the competition.  The West Village offers all the luxury of the live, shop, play feel while still enjoying a private yard and a sparkling swimming pool!

Ashton Woods Homes and Monte Hewett homes were built energy efficient. What exactly does this mean to you?  Radiant Barrier Roofs, Double Pane, Vinyl – Low-E Windows, Fresh Air Ventilation System, Combustion Safety, Low VOC Paints and Carpet, Pressure Balancing, Dow House Wraps, and so much more. Ashton Woods Homes is recognized by the Deptartment of Energy for the energy efficient homes they build. Ashton Woods is part of Power House Green through Environments for Living.

Next time you are enjoying a burger at Five Guys Burgers be sure to swing through the residential part of the West Village!  Affordable homes with access to a swimming pool, work-out facility, club house and all the live, shop, play attraction of the West Village!

Vinings Estates Homes

The Vinings Estates community is one of the largest communities in the Vinings Smyrna area (and really Mableton!). If you are looking for a fabulous swim and tennis subdivision then put Vinings Estates on your list.  Vinings Estates boasts a whopping 3 swimming pools and is home to ALTA tennis.  The main pool is known for its swimming team, 3 story slide, and the club house.  Ideal for hosting parties, neighborhood events, and community meetings.  If you don’t feel like swimming or playing tennis you may also enjoy the basketball courts!

John Wieland is the original developer and builder of Vinings Estates and it took him over 15 years to build the entire community.  Vinings Estates has over 700 homes ranging in price from the mid $300k’s to above $1,000,000.  In theory there is something for everyone!  John Wieland is one of the most sought after builders in the area and is known for his traditional southern style homes.

John Wieland and City of Smyrna worked very hard to make Vinings Estates be the type of community you would never want to leave.  It has the feel of resort style living with its master-planned amenities, homes and townhomes, and you are convenient to it all.

Just minutes to the East/West Connector, the Silver Comet Trail, I-285, the airport and more!  Vinings Estates is zoned for Nickajack elementary school, Griffin Middle and Campbell High.  Whitefield Academy is right outside the back entrance of Vinings Estates as a private school option.

We often joke that Vinings Estates has a little bit of everything – Vinings in the name, districted into City of Smyrna, and a Mableton address.  If you are looking for a wonderful swim/tennis community Vinings Estates could be the one for you.