The Enclave at Vinings is a wonderful community situated just behind the West Village in Smyrna, established in 1999. The homes in the Enclave are traditional in style and welcoming in nature. A fabulous community due to the people and the location. If you are looking for a community that is walking distance to restaurants, shops, fitness facility and more – this is it! You are literally steps away from the fabulous live, work, play community. People come from all over to enjoy their coffee at Starbucks, pizza at Blue Moon or family night at MacCray’s Tavern. Just as close is the John Wieland live, work, play community One Ivy Walk. Enjoy brunch at J Christopher’s, drinks at Soth city Kitchen or get dolled up at Hand in Pocket.
The homes in the Enclave at Vinings are built by award winning builder Ashton Woods. Ashton Woods builds a fantastic product with very functional floor plans. The Enclave’s typical price range is in the mid $300’s to high $400k’s peaking close to $500k at the height of the market.
Buyers flock to this area for its close proximity to the West Village and One Ivy Walk, but also for its easy access to 285, 75, and even I-20. If your commute is towards the airport, buckhead, midtown or downtown you are just an easy 20 minutes from it all!
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.