caroline simmel

Edward Andrews Homes (EA Homes) recently welcomed seasoned hospitality professional, Kim Johnson, as the Lifestyle Maker at Harlow, their master-planned townhome community in Alpharetta, Georgia near area amenities such as Avalon, Topgolf and Verizon Amphitheatre.

“Harlow attracts buyers that want more than just a beautiful home; they want a connected community,” said Caroline Simmel, vice president of marketing at EA Homes. “It’s a vibrant, lifestyle-focused community designed to bring connected living to new-age, Charleston-inspired home design. We knew Harlow was an opportunity to differentiate, and with that, we’ve introduced a Lifestyle Maker to engage the homeowners and fully activate life within. The Lifestyle Maker goes hand in hand with our other standout amenities like Harlow Hall, our community garden and rolling green spaces, and Kim is great at helping residents immediately feel at home while coordinating events like Friday night ‘Music on the Lawn’ and Saturday morning yoga.”

As Lifestyle Maker, Johnson is responsible for enhancing life at Harlow and coordinates regular events for residents, including Saturday morning yoga on the lawn, wine and cheese socials, holiday parties and a Friday night music series featuring live entertainment. But the list of activities does not stop there; acting as the community liaison, Johnson fosters neighborhood fellowship and encourages community involvement, gleaning information from the residents themselves about what they want from their neighborhood and coordinating it for them. Johnson will also facilitate a developing social committee with an involved group of owners to help source ideas for events and programs for Harlow.

“Harlow is not just a community – it’s a lifestyle,” said Johnson. “In my time here so far, I’ve already seen so many friendships form, and not just among the residents; I’ve met some wonderful people who I now consider family. My job is to surprise, delight and enhance their lives and it’s been so rewarding to see how I can help people at work.”

Harlow, designed for active and engaged homebuyers, is bustling with activities and perfectly suited for those looking to enjoy their neighbors’ company. Harlow Hall, the pulse of the community, features a shared library, a coffee bar, front porch rocking chairs and a centralized activity screen highlighting community news and local happenings. Lavish amenities don’t stop at the clubhouse; residents also have access to walking trails, a resort-styled pool and sun deck, dog parks, a bocce ball court, tennis courts and a community vegetable garden.

Inspired by historic Charleston, Harlow offers classic townhomes in seven distinct floorplans and customizable design options including Southern-style front porches priced from the mid-$300,000s to $600,000s+. With technology-smart systems, open concept floor plans and elaborate tile work, Harlow is a departure from the ordinary.