Like many Atlanta business leaders, Monte Hewett arrived with experience gained somewhere else. That was nearly 25 years ago, a quarter century spent as an Atlanta home builder who pays attention. What is left of that arriving perspective is the result of the fresh eyes he brought, seeing what makes the many communities of Atlanta unique and satisfying to the folks who live here.
We recognize that Atlanta is one of the world’s great cities, and yet one composed of neighborhoods and embracing the towns in its orbit. Making our own contribution to the array of Atlanta homes for sale, we pay attention to preserving and building further on what makes each of those hometowns distinctive, memorable, and dear to the people who comprise the communities.
The Relevance of Suburbs
We see ample proof every day that home is only partly a retreat. Getting away from the city 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 with the energy and advantages of engagement. The popularity of the Alpharetta homes for sale offer a classic example of this evolution. Another gentle form of suburb/city adaptation is found in the character of Roswell homes for sale.
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. Among the first things many new arrivals in Atlanta notice about the way Atlanta conversation sounds is that Alpharetta doesn’t quite have four syllables when pronounced by a longtime resident. In addition, the “e” in Roswell is gentler than it would sound up north.
The sounds of those names have been familiar here for generations. And so have the unique characters of those communities.
A Life You Can Embrace
In many ways, today’s generation of homebuyers is carving out their own version of the great cities, making in them – or in the suburbs that orbit them – a life they can get their arms around. Roswell and Alpharetta offer two distinctly original examples.
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 knowledge-based businesses continue to fuel the 21st-century economy, people simply have less to retreat from. And work-from-home arrangements appear destined to stay, although not as universally as we might have imagined even a year ago.
The Making of a Hometown
The desire has grown to live, school, work, and play in the same proximity, while still 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.
5775 Glenridge Drive
Building B, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30328