As a home builder with roots in Atlanta, we see ample proof every day that home is only partly a retreat. As the phenomenon of “urban suburbs” gains momentum we see that the difference in suburbs now is that “refuge” is a lesser part of the dream. More important today is how a home blends the values of peace and dynamism, how a home combines the rewards of independence and engagement. The popularity of the Alpharetta homes for sale offer a classic example of this evolution.
The character of Roswell homes for sale, too, is another gentle form of suburb/city adaptation. Long desirable for their own histories, style, and heritage, as well as their proximity to Buckhead and Midtown Atlanta, Roswell and Alpharetta have been part of the dialogue on how best to live in Atlanta for many years.
No Matter Where You Work
Part of the prevalence of work-from-home arrangements appears destined to stay, although not as universally as we might have imagined even a year ago. Regardless, commuting to work was barely the beginning of the appeal of Roswell and Alpharetta. In addition to their own charms, their ready connection to all the artistic and cultural advantages of Atlanta were at least equally to be credited with the appeal of their nearness.
Regardless of time and distance, this is not “your father’s commute.” The rapid suburbanization of America that characterized the second half of the 20th century did not so much slow down; rather it became more selective. The desire for authenticity favored established towns with character and just enough distance for a change of pace. As the economy increasingly is led by knowledge-based businesses in the 21st century, people simply have less to retreat from.
To Be Here Now
Ultimately, the desire increased to live, school, work, and play in the same proximity, enjoying the economic and cultural advantages of an urban life that is much less industrial than just a generation ago. The whole story of this evolution, and the desires behind it, sound like a fair summary of the qualifications that recommend Alpharetta and Roswell to many today.
The relevance of our suburbs has as much to do with their own character and appeal, as with their proximity to the action. We’ll be glad to talk with you about the opportunities this may represent in buying or building for living and investment. Just call us at 404-459-6080 or find out more at montehewett.com.