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Are you considering a move? Not sure what part of Atlanta you want to live in. Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty has put together a great video about Alpharetta.  Let us tell you a little bit about this great city in the Atlanta metro area.

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Can you believe the end of the year is upon us? We are already halfway through November! I was starting to feel the holiday spirit then

holiday events marietta, alpharetta, cumming

This beautiful home on Maple Avenue is one of many on the Marietta Home Pilgrimage.

saw a post on the Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Center’s Facebook page that really sent me into holiday mode! The Roswell and Alpharetta Holidays Along the Divine guide is out and it has over 120 events for you to enjoy throughout the holiday season! Everything from open houses to parades to shopping guides! If that won’t put you in the holiday mood, I don’t know what will! Click here to see the full brochure. You can also enter a contest to win a $100 gift card. 

I started checking out other area sites to see if there were any more events to add to my calendar. Marietta has announced the Pilgrimage Home Tour and Cumming has numerous things on their calendar. You could fill everyday with something if you wanted to. I am sure more will be announced in the next few weeks. You can always check any one of the numerous Patch sites – Alpharetta-Milton PatchMarietta Patch and Cumming Patch to find events along with the city sites.The Alpharetta, Ga, Marietta, GA and Cumming,GA websites are all full of current information and calendars.

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food trucks

A fun crowd always turns out for Alpharetta Food Truck Alley!

Tomorrow night is the final event for the year and it is sure to be the biggest!  Food Truck Alley is located just down from 37 Old Roswell Road and will be open from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 for the last event of the 2013 season.

Tailgate Atlanta will be there showing Thursday night’s football game and Primrose School of Alpharetta will host a bounty of kids activities. The largest food truck line up of the year is also happening! All of these trucks will be there!

Tex’s Tacos

WOW! Food Truck

Happy Belly Truck

Ibiza Bites

Smiley’s Street Eats

Genki Noodles and Sushi

Mighty Meatballs

Champion Cheesesteaks

Yumbii

Buen Provecho Truck

Mobile Marlay Food Truck

Yum Yum Cupcake

King of Pops

Vintage Frozen Custard

American Cookie Company

While this may be the last Food Truck Alley of the year, there will be many other events in Alpharetta over the next several months. You can always check Awesome Alpharetta or Alpharetta Patch for a calendar of events. As I mentioned in this post and this post checking out local events are some of the best ways to see a new neighborhood and community!

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It was an exciting day yesterday in Alpharetta! The Avalon multi-use project broke ground at GA-400 and Old Milton Parkway! The unfinished parking garage and retaining wall from a previous project will be demolished and the land will be made ready for an 86-acre, retail, entertainment, Class-A office space, 4-star hotel, luxury rentals and single family housing community. In short, a wonderful new retai, businessl and residential community!

The Avalon will bring over 4,000 jobs to the area upon completion and with over 50% of the retail space already leased by popular

The Avalon multi-use development in Alpharetta by North American Properties. Photo from Business Wire.

The Avalon multi-use development in Alpharetta by North American Properties. Photo from Business Wire.

retailers such as Anthropologie, Whole Foods , Gap Brands, and more, the development is sure to be a success. The Avalon will provide millions in tax revenue and continue the growth of this vibrant community.

North American Properties, the developer, plans to open the $600 million project in late summer of 2014. Prior to breaking ground they conducted a six month in-depth study to define The Avalon.  (list from azobuild.com)

  • Five-Star hospitality, including centrally located concierge services, valet parking, personal stylists and more.
  • A community gathering place with amenities such as the Plaza, which will be home to Avalon’s holiday ice skating experience and summer concert series, and the Boulevard Park, an intimate area with jewel box restaurants and shaded seating.
  • Fun for families and children, with amenities such as Camp Avalon, bocce courts and lawn games.
  • Healthy living, which will be promoted with healthful dining options, fitness-oriented events and exercise trails with connections to the Big Creek Greenway.
  • Cultural experiences, which will be provided through art, music and community events.
  • Sustainable practices, including the use of rainwater runoff for irrigation and reflective roofing materials for energy efficiency.
  • A sense of place that is unique and reflects the North Fulton community.
  • Walkability, with parking around the building perimeters in order to promote a pedestrian environment within. Pedestrian paths will connect all parts of Avalon.
  • The leading edge of technology. Avalon will be the first all-fiber community built in the Southeast. Residents, hotel guests, office workers and retailers will have access to the internet at speeds more than 100 times what is currently available. In addition, guests will have access to state-of-the-art technologies and services that streamline and simplify shopping, living and working.

This project is exciting news to everyone in the North Atlanta area. It will bring more jobs to the area and additional shopping, entertainment and housing options.

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NFCC needs its food pantry to stay at least this full every day. Photo Credit: Yun Mi Yi/Alpharetta Patch

NFCC needs its food pantry to stay at least this full every day. Photo Credit: Yun Mi Yi/Alpharetta Patch

The third annual Windward Food Drive supporting North Fulton Community Charities is scheduled for this Saturday, September 8.

The organizers of the drive say every September food supplies at the NFCC food pantry run dangerously low, as donations during the summer months run well below average.

Food donated by Windward for the past two years – more than 4.5 tons of it – has provided a boost to their inventories. On an average day, NFCC distributes food to 175-200 families.

NFCC is the primary charity providing this kind of aid to those in need in North Fulton.

Windward Food Drive

  • Saturday, Sept. 8
  • 9 a.m.-noon
  • Boat Launch parking lot (across from the sports park)

North Fulton Community Charities is the primary charity that distributes food to 175-200 families in need in North Fulton.North Fulton Community Charities has an immediate need for the following items (listed in order of greatest need)  No glass jars if possible.

– Canned meat (tuna, chicken, etc.)
– Canned beans (black beans, kidney beans, pinto beans, navy beans, northern beans – any beans other than green beans)
– Peanut butter (no glass containers)
– Canned fruit (peaches, pears, fruit cocktail, etc.)
– Plain rice (1lb bags)
– Ramen Noodles
– Pasta sauce (no glass containers)
– Diapers (sizes 4, 5 and 6)
– Canned soup (not cream based – e.g. chicken noodle, vegetable beef, tomato, etc.)
– Jelly (no glass containers)
– Boxed (mashed) potatoes
– Canned peas
– Canned vegetables (e.g. carrots, potatoes, mixed vegetables, etc.)
– Dry Beans (1lb. bags) – all types
– Cereal
– Macaroni & Cheese
– Seasoned rice
– Cooking oil
– Meals in a can (ravioli, beef stew, etc)
– Boxed items (hamburger helper, seasoned pasta)
– Baby formula and food
– Paper products (toilet paper, Kleenex & paper towels)
– Toiletries
– Baking goods (cake mixes, flour, sugar, etc.)
– Pasta (plain)

For information, visit the Windward Food Drive website.

Source: Alpharetta Patch

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Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce (GNFCC) CEO and Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) board member Brandon Beach

Yesterday at sales meeting for Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty, Brandon Beach, president of the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce shared with us with some exciting news on economic development and transportation for the entire North Fulton area.

The Greater North Fulton Chamber covers all parts of metro Atlanta that are North of Wieuca Road. More specifically, the areas include Sandy Springs, Roswell, Alpharetta, Mountain Park, Milton, and Johns Creek. Beach spoke to us about the companies who have recently grown their business in our area, and also spoke of the GA 400 tool booth removal as of 2013 to 2020.

  • North Fulton often competes with Seattle for relocation business because of the high tech sector. Technology, Insurance, Health Care and Logistics are the focus sectors for North Fulton’s future economic development.
  • State Farm, Lexus Nexus and ADP are all growing their businesses into North Fulton citing the main reason as our excellent schools.
  • The Transit Initiative is something that Beach has personally been involved in as well as serving on the Department of Transportation Board. The upcoming July 31 vote on Atlanta’s transportation referendum is significant. Two websites with information on the referendum are transformmetroatlanta.com and untieatlanta.com. Watch the video below from TransformMetroAtlanta and vote July 31!


To get more information on the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce or to get involved, click on http://www.gnfcc.com/

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Tuesday evening was a beautiful time for a walk, a bicycle ride or any other outside activity.

Instead, hundreds of people were inside an activity building at the Cottage School in Roswell to discuss one of the area’s hot button topics — Georgia 400.

DOT Discusses Hwy 400 Expansion

Georgia DOT district engineer Bryant Poole discussed potential GA 400 improvements with citizens at an open house in Roswell on Tuesday. Credit Timothy Gillman

The Georgia Department of Transportation held its first of three open houses on the feasibility of adding lanes to the freeway.

The DOT provided stations in the activity room: the first was a video discussing the issue. Elsewhere there were experts fielding questions while standing at maps. The DOT also offered to let citizens fill out a study survey.

The area under consideration is from SR 20 — Buford Drive — in Forsyth County south to the intersection with I-285.

During the two-hour open house, citizens came with some ideas as well as some gripes.

They learned a few things:

  • No funding source has yet been identified to pay for the right of way and construction. As a voice on the introductory video said: “Even with tolls there may not be money for improvements.”
  • If lanes were added, they would be managed lanes, probably involving a toll.
  • The current lane configuration will probably not be messed with. It seems likely only the added lanes would be toll lanes. It is unlikely that current lanes will become managed lanes.
  • The DOT is open to ideas about how many lanes to add, the possibility of reversible lanes, most everything.

“We are at the very beginning stages,” said Bryant Poole, District Engineer with the Georgia Dept of Transportation. “Do we want four lanes, two lanes, nothing at all? What other creative ideas do [people] have and certainly, in this case, there are no identified funds to acquire right of way and build the road.

“That is part of what this is about. If we could come up with an idea, how would we fund it?”

Poole noted that transportation projects must make sense to facilitate growth decades in the future.

“[We’ll consider] any creative way that we can think of to manage congestion that will project into the future, and that is the key,” Poole said. “When we develop our transportation system, it is not thinking today or tomorrow, we’re thinking 30 years out. That is the key, even if we have to build it in phases.”

The DOT hopes to finish collecting public input by June, the video explained. Ideally, environmental documents would be approved by late 2013.

The department’s other open houses regarding GA 400 will be Thursday at Piney Grove Middle School in Cumming and March 20 at First Baptist Church in Sandy Springs.

Source: Alpharetta-Milton Patch

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