Oglethorpe University in Brookhaven

Brookhaven: Metro Atlanta’s Historical Hideaway

With a growing population of 53,819 residents, Brookhaven, located in western DeKalb County, has become an Atlanta hot spot for real estate and lifestyle. Located directly northeast of the city, Brookhaven became the 11th city in Dekalb County on December 17, 2012, the newest addition to the Atlanta area. Atlanta residents began constructing summer cottages in the community around the[...]

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Metro Atlanta Cities Make the ’50 Safest’ List

Safety is always a crucial thing to consider when looking for a new place to call home. With the country’s latest events, there are many growing threats to new and current homeowners, including COVID-19, police violence and overall daily concern. Ranked 12th for daily security and fifth for pandemic safety, Georgia’s top 20 safest cities experience crime rates lower than[...]

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Southwyck Homes Communities in Georgia’s Top 10 Safest Cities

Understanding the importance of building homes in secure communities, Southwyck Homes makes it a top priority to build in cities with low crime rates and a strong sense of security. Southwyck Homes is proud to announce that Acworth, Woodstock and Milton were named in the top 10 safest cities in Georgia according to SafeWise. Homeowners in the communities of Crossroads at[...]

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Newnan: City of Homes

During the 1820s, the Creek Indians ceded their land to the State of Georgia that would soon include five counties, including Coweta. In 1828, Georgia incorporated Newnan, and nearly 200 years later, holds the county seat. Newnan derives from a North Carolina native, General Daniel Newnan, who later became Georgia's Secretary of State and a U.S. Congressman. Newnan prospered during the turn[...]

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Rock Into the Night at Fifth Annual Sheila Fest

This year marks the fifth annual Traditions of Braselton charity event, Sheila Fest. In 2017, the community of Braselton came together to raise support for resident Sheila Anderson after she suffered a massive heart attack. Quickly, the event grew into an esteemed occasion that supports the local charity iServe Ministries and provides live entertainment for locals and visitors to enjoy. Sheila Fest[...]

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Peachtree City: Georgia’s Golf Cart Capital

During the 1950s, a group of real estate developers combined and collected over 12,000 acres in Fayette County to build a community. Now encompassing 24 square miles in the county, Peachtree City contains five “villages” within city limits: Aberdeen, Braelinn, Glenloch, Kedron and West Side. Each contains active lifestyles, vacation-style living and southern charm.  Having been continuously named among the[...]

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Woodstock Provides Small Town Charm, Big City Access

As one of Cherokee County’s oldest towns, Woodstock was founded more than 100 years ago and grew in popularity because of its railroad activity and exporting of cotton. Today, Woodstock is one of the fastest-growing cities in the county, growing more than 70% over the past 10 years. A city unexpected, Woodstock is described as a place to escape, gather[...]

Canton GA mill located in Cherokee County GA

Canton: The Heart of the Cherokee Nation

Located just north of Atlanta off of I-575, Canton was not always a bustling tech-hub . Canton was founded by settlers in 1832 under the name Cherokee Courthouse. The Cherokee had inhabited most of modern North Georgia, and parts of West Virginia, North and South Carolina and Tennessee for several thousand years with their territory and hunting grounds fluctuating based[...]

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Dunwoody: The City Spelled with an Extra “O”

Pioneered in the early 1930s, Dunwoody is named after Major Charles Dunwody. An extra “o” was accidentally added when the name was written incorrectly on a bank note. Dunwoody officially became a city in 2008. Located in the northern tip of DeKalb County, Dunwoody is recognized for featuring many of the metro-areas best dining, shopping, schools and recreation opportunities. The city[...]