March 21, 2019
As the weather warms up and Spring begins to bloom, it is prime time to get outside and into your community! Roswell in Spring not only has beautiful landscaping near the Chattahoochee River and downtown, but it is full of events right down the road from the new townhomes at RiverWalk. Spring cleaning is the perfect time to give your lifestyle a refresh and move into the bright homes that are close to these seven spring things to do in Roswell.
Flashlight Egg Hunt
Coming up soon, get ready for an egg hunt like no other! Search for treasures using nothing but flashlights! You’ll want to keep an eye out for one of the golden eggs, too, to redeem for a basket of prizes. Kids or adults are welcome to the Flashlight Egg Hunt, and children under 4-years-old have a separate space to search.
Spring Craft Bazaar
If you’re looking to decorate your new home, the Spring Craft Bazaar is the perfect place to do so! You can purchase unique handmade items from local vendors such as fine arts, photography, quilted items, jewelry, and so much more. Proceeds benefit the seniors and those with special needs. This is a great chance to get to know your local artisans.
Weekly Cooking Classes
Want to sharpen your culinary skills now that you have your gourmet kitchen at RiverWalk? On select Tuesday nights in Spring, chef Wendy Gay hosts cooking classes at Barrington Hall. Covering foods from Europe and America, you’ll get to learn from an expert and enjoy complimentary wine served with dinner. Plus, a free mini-tour of Barrington Hall is included as well.
Yoga in the Park
Like your morning yoga with deep breaths of fresh air? During April and May, enjoy fitness in the park starting with yoga on April 6th. Start your day off with a relaxing morning in the Roswell Town Square with other fitness enthusiasts and friends.
Mimosa Hall & Gardens
On April 22, you can be a part of a ribbon cutting ceremony for Mimosa Hall & Gardens. This is a beautiful Greek Revival house surrounded by five acres of gardens. After some devastation in the 1800s, the land and home became an inspiring monument of survival. You can learn more about the rich history of Roswell and visit the beautiful landscape at this event.
Roswell Night of Lights: A Celebration of the Earth
Keep Roswell Beautiful invites you to Riverside Park on April 27, for the first-ever Earth Month celebration! This free event will be educational, inspiring, and inclusive as you celebrate the natural world. Building up to the lantern parade, you can join your Roswell community in making your own lantern for the event.
While the Chattahoochee River and Trail is just a stone’s throw from your new townhome at RiverWalk, our new Roswell community also offers a dog park for your furry family members. Surrounded by natural landscape, you can enjoy quality time with your pet and your neighboring dog owners this Spring.
See RiverWalk Today
With these seven spring things to do in Roswell, now is a great time to get to know the surrounding RiverWalk area. If you’re new to the area, come by and take a tour of our model home and enjoy everything Roswell has to offer!
March 8, 2019
Perhaps you’re tired of taking care of a large home and you no longer need so much space. Maybe your last born has recently moved off to college or you’ve recently walked your youngest down the aisle. Whatever the case, you’re definitely ready to downsize, and Roswell is the perfect place to find your new home. RiverWalk is located 20 miles from downtown Atlanta in an intimate community setting. As a result, you’ll still have easy access to all the big city attractions when you want them. So, if you’re looking for a relaxing lifestyle and more opportunities to enjoy time outdoors close to home, here are a few reasons to downsize with style to a new home in RiverWalk.
Year-Round Events and Entertainment
Roswell is the perfect location for people looking to downsize due to the laid-back nightlife and entertainment options available. For example, the Georgia Ensemble Theatre, located in downtown Roswell, offers fun-filled performances throughout the year. Its 2019 season features popular productions including Pulitzer Prize-winning story of Atlanta, Driving Miss Daisy. For musical enthusiasts, you’re sure to enjoy the theatre’s production of Bullets Over Broadway The Musical. And, when it comes to enjoying a relaxed summer night, there’s no better place to be than at the LIVE! in Roswell concert series. Now in its 8th year, the season kicks off on June 8th with a concert featuring Balsam Range with The Atlanta Pops Ensemble. Plan ahead and enjoy!
Picturesque Setting for Relishing Time Outdoors
If you prefer time outdoors enjoying the beauty of nature, Roswell can offer you a plethora of picturesque views. One of the best places to embrace the beauty of the Chattahoochee River and the wildlife surrounding it is along Roswell’s Riverwalk trail. Here you can take a leisurely stroll along the boardwalk or watch the sunset over the river. Anxiously awaiting warmer weather, now is the perfect time to find your new home so you can enjoy these views before the heat of summer arrives. There are also a number of great City parks offering a wide variety of recreational activities. You can also enjoy a game of bocce ball, tennis, or spend time fishing off one of the nearby Chattahoochee River docks. All this and more is within minutes of RiverWalk.
Come Home to RiverWalk
Are you ready to downsize your home? Come visit RiverWalk today. Located across the street from the Chattahoochee River, RiverWalk is a beautiful, gated community enclave of townhomes. Each spacious 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom home plan gives you the room you need to live comfortably in your new home. Plus, you’ll have just enough space to entertain guests when they visit throughout the year. Contact us today at 770-752-1860 to schedule your personal tour of our newly decorated model home, and let your journey to downsizing begin!
February 26, 2019
Homes are now selling at RiverWalk in Roswell. Located across the street from the Chattahoochee River, these townhomes offer spacious 3 bedroom home plans. Their stylish exteriors are accented with a blend of brick, siding, and shake, as well as colorful entryways. As in our newly decorated model, these homes are filled with exquisite finishes and details at every turn. From the beautiful kitchen designs to the luxurious master baths and bold statement walls, here’s a look at the townhome living that awaits you in RiverWalk.
Kitchens Designed for Gourmet Meals
The kitchen is the epicenter of the family home. It’s where you gather for meals, prepare family dinners, and bake sweet treats throughout the year. As you tour our RiverWalk model home, you’ll find everything you need to whip up gourmet delicacies of your own. It starts with the gorgeous marble countertops. The crisp white with hints of gray perfectly compliments the white cabinetry and stainless steel appliances. Speaking of appliances, with a 6-burner range and spacious oven, you’ll have plenty of room for making all your family’s favorite dishes. Finally, the stainless steel farmhouse sink is perfect for cleaning all the dishes at the end of the night.
A Master Bath Made to Foster Relaxation
While it may not be the room that you first think about when buying a new home, your master bath is undoubtedly one of the most important rooms in your home. It’s where you prepare yourself for work during the week and ready for bed every night. Your master bath gives you a peaceful retreat where you can slip away from the world for a few moments, relax, and unwind. With the oversized his and hers vanities, you and your spouse will each have your own personalized space. For the ultimate relaxation, the soaking tub and luxurious shower combine to create your own spa-like experience.
Accent Walls That Make a Subtle Statement
Thoughtful ways to make a statement are found throughout each room in our new RiverWalk luxury townhomes. One example of this is the accent walls you’ll find throughout our model home. In the master suite, you’ll find subtle yet intricate moulding details on one wall. Adorned with a beautiful gray tone, one of the secondary bedrooms has a gorgeous accent wall featuring horizontal panels. With an urban vibe, the home office boasts a chic white brick accent wall. Lastly, the rustic hardwood accents on the walls of the game room give it the appeal of a vintage wine cellar. From bold colors to subtle textures, each of these accent walls presents a unique appeal that enhances the overall aesthetic of the room.
Come Explore These Details and More
With gourmet kitchens, spa-inspired master baths, and stunning accents, luxurious living awaits you in each RiverWalk townhome. Contact onsite Sales Counselor Anna Williams-Watson today to schedule your tour and discover the life that awaits you in RiverWalk.
February 15, 2019
Parkstone is Sharp Residential’s stunning resort style community in Cumming, Georgia. With the community’s scenic backdrop, luxurious amenities, and expertly crafted homes, it’s the perfect place to find your new home this spring. Plus, there are several places where you can enjoy family fun minutes from new homes in Parkstone. Here’s a look at three of our favorite spots nearby for outdoor fun and water recreation.
Cumming Aquatic Center
The Cumming Aquatic Center is the premier destination where your family can enjoy the water together year-round. Here your family can take advantage of swim lessons for children as young as preschool age all the way to adult stroke development. The facility also offers group water exercise classes such as aqua cardio, power aqua, and aqua sculpt. The center also has 2 year-round swim teams, a dive team, and a water polo team that compete year-round. For leisurely fun by the pool, you can also visit the Cumming Aquatic Center’s outdoor pool and waterpark area during the summer.
Sawnee Mountain Preserve
Sawnee Mountain Preserve is another place minutes from your new home in Parkstone where you can enjoy time throughout the year with your family. Summer, spring, and fall Sawnee Mountain Preserve offers 821 acres of scenic land for you to explore. This includes 11 miles of hiking trails as well as picnic areas and an interactive Visitors Center. Here, children will love learning about the natural and cultural history of Sawnee Mountain. Other activities for the entire family include their climbing program, paddling program, and adventure camps.
Buford Dam Park
30 minutes southeast of Parkstone is Buford Dam Park. Located on Lake Sidney Lanier, your family can enjoy picturesque views or time on the water all year long. In the fall and early winter months, it’s the perfect place to hike along the Laurel Ridge Hiking Trail. Throughout the year it’s the perfect place to fish for a variety of species such as bass, catfish, and panfish. Take advantage of kayaking, canoeing, or paddleboarding on the beautiful aqua-blue colored water. Or, when it’s warm out, you can lounge on the sand or cool off in the water at their swim beach.
Your New Parkstone Home Awaits
The Cumming Aquatic Center, Sawnee Mountain Preserve, and Buford Dam Park are just a few attractions your family will love minutes from your new home in Parkstone. Call or message us today to schedule your tour of this gorgeous Forsyth County community. Our Onsite Sales Counselor Angela Szesko is ready to help you find your new Sharp Residential home.
January 30, 2019
While the extra storage space might be nice, you’ll get the most out of your finished basement when it works for you. Think about it. You will get much more added value from a layout that provides additional living areas for your friends and family to enjoy. To make your finished basement work for you, take some inspiration from the basement of our newly decorated model home in RiverWalk. Next, say goodbye to unutilized space and hello to a new way of living luxuriously in your home.
Construct Your Own Media Room
From watching the Big Game to having a superhero movie marathon, nothing compares to having a media room. It serves as your very own in-home theatre. A place where you can root for your favorite sports team or spend hours enthralled in a video game. It’s the room where your family can enjoy movie nights together throughout the year. It’s the perfect spot to sit back and relax while hosting a group of friends. Deck it out with movie theatre decor or create a chic style all your own. Whatever you prefer, there’s no doubt that constructing a media room in your finished basement will make it one of the most utilized spaces in your new home.
Design the Ultimate Game Room
Take the fun to the next level by designing the ultimate game room in your new Sharp Residential home. Whether it’s a game of cards or bunco, you’re sure to enjoy quality time with friends and family around the table. Not one for card games? No problem! Transform the room into an in-home arcade with a few of your favorite classic arcade games. Or mix it up with a pool table, air hockey table, and foosball table. Captivated by the idea of having a dedicated game room in your home? Check out the Spokane home plan available in RiverWalk.
Add an Additional Bedroom
While a finished basement is an ideal place for entertainment, it’s also a great spot to add an additional bedroom in your new home. Whether it’s for one of the kids or used as a guest suite, one more bedroom can be very useful when hosting guests throughout the year. Alternatively, you could also use this room as an office, especially if you work from home often. Are you a crafty person? Convert into a craft room to house all your supplies. Or use it as a playroom for the kids. The choice is yours!
Find Your Perfect Finished Basement Floor Plan
Inspired by these ideas for utilizing the basement in your new home? Take a look at the homes available now in RiverWalk. Our newest townhome community in Roswell, it boasts three spacious townhome options. Contact our Sales Counselors Anna Williams-Watson or Greg Curtis for more information about RiverWalk, across the street from the iconic Chattahoochee River.
January 10, 2019
The time to see some of Fulton County’s most luxurious townhomes is finally here! Come tour our collection of new townhomes in Roswell this Saturday, January 12th. During our RiverWalk Grand Opening you’ll have the exclusive opportunity to walk through our newly decorated model home. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the details you’ll see when you tour the RiverWalk model home.
Open-Concept Living Designed for Everyday Life
Townhome living is all about maximizing the livable space in your home. Ranging in size from 2,587 to 2,777 square feet, the townhomes in RiverWalk are no exception. They provide open-concept home plans, particularly on the main floor. Here you’ll find the open kitchen with oversized island overlooking both the family room and dining area. The open design also carries over to the owner’s suite on the second floor. This includes the spacious master bedroom, bathroom, and walk-in closet. Just wait until you see the finished basement! With an open layout all its own, it gives you added areas to enjoy everyday life, such as a game room and media room. It also houses an additional bedroom and full bath, perfect for when guests come to visit.
The Perfect Balance Between Luxury and Comfort
As you tour our newly decorated RiverWalk model home, you’ll discover that every room provides your family with both luxury and comfort. It starts with the family room on the first floor, where you’ll find the warm, crackling fireplace. Whether you’re spending a relaxing night at home or hosting your book club, this room provides the ideal setting to host any gathering. This same ambiance is found in the master bath, equipped with both a soaking tub and lavish seated shower with detailed tile work.
Showcasing Elegant Details and Finishes
Our RiverWalk model home also showcases elegant details and finishes. Every room in this home showcases the best of Sharp Residential’s craftsmanship and interior design. This includes the full-wall molding along the staircase as well as an assortment of eye-catching light fixtures. Other exquisite features throughout the model home include brick and stone accent walls, beautiful trey ceilings, and gorgeous marble countertops.
Come Explore Our New RiverWalk Model Home
All these features and many more await you in these new townhomes in Roswell. When it comes to finding your new Fulton County home, you must come and tour our newly decorated RiverWalk model home to see for yourself. Make sure to join us at our Grand Opening event this Saturday or contact Onsite Sales Counselors Anna Williams-Watson and Krisa Patronis to schedule your private tour.
December 28, 2018
As we approach the new year, we’re excited to announce our newest Fulton County townhome community — RiverWalk in Roswell. Nestled in a serene, wooded area, this neighborhood boasts 56 well-appointed townhomes. Featuring our Helena and Spokane series of floor plans, these townhomes offer spacious, open floor plans. Get an exclusive first look at these new homes in Roswell during our RiverWalk Grand Opening on January 12. To help you prepare, here’s a closer look at what life in Roswell has to offer your family.
Discover the Wonders of the Chattahoochee
Aside from the stunning homes in RiverWalk, your new address also gives you easy access to all the best attractions in Fulton County. For starters, the Chattahoochee River is a short walk from these new townhomes. With a launch area right down the road from this community, you can enjoy a variety of water recreation activities minutes from home. Whether you prefer fishing, kayaking, or floating downstream on a tube, the Chattahoochee River is the perfect place close to home to spend time with friends and family.
Find Hidden Treasures at Local Retailers
Living in Roswell also puts you close to popular restaurants and retailers. For unique finds, head to historic downtown Roswell. With period storefronts, this historic district boasts a variety of charming retailers. From boutique shops to art galleries and antique stores, you’re sure to find special finds during your trip to Canton Street.
Savor Delicious Meals at Local Eateries
When it comes to great food, Roswell also offers an award-winning selection of restaurants. Here you’ll find everything from mouth-watering barbeque to Italian cuisine, flavorful Mexican dishes, and traditional southern cooking. Whichever you prefer, this selection of eateries will delight your inner foodie. After your meal, indulge your sweet tooth at one of the delectable cafes or sweet treat shops.
Start 2019 at our RiverWalk Grand Opening
Mark your calendar for Saturday, January 12th to join us as we celebrate the Grand Opening of RiverWalk in Roswell. You can enjoy lunch provided by the Tom+Chee food truck during your visit. To help you make the most out of your new life on the river, we’ll also have incredible outdoor giveaways. Contact us today to find out more information about these new luxury townhomes in Roswell.
December 7, 2018
Shopping for a new home in Cherokee County? Located in Holly Springs, Harmony on the Lakes offers two of our most luxurious collections of homes. These include both the Avalon Series and Brighton Series. Your new address on the northern edge of metro Atlanta gives you the best of a suburban lifestyle with easy access to attractions throughout the greater Atlanta area. Wondering if this community is the right fit for your family? Here are 7 reasons to buy a new home in Harmony on the Lakes.
1. Half Price Basement Year-End Special
To finish out 2018 with a bang, we’re offering half price basements* at Harmony on the Lakes! That’s thousands of dollars in savings on additional space to live comfortably in your new home. The variety of ways you can utilize this space are truly endless, giving your family the flexibility to personalize it to fit your unique style. But hurry, this promotion is available for a limited time only!
2. Pristine Lakeside Living
The centerpiece of this breathtaking community is the expansive lake. Here you can enjoy a variety of lakeside activities, including fishing, canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and more. Additionally, there’s also a beautiful gazebo overlooking the lake where you can spend time with neighbors or host a birthday party or family gathering.
3. Lavish Resort-Style Amenities
The opportunities for outdoor recreation don’t end with the lake. When it comes to resort-style community amenities, you’re sure to love those found in Harmony on the Lakes. Among these are a pool, toddler pool, and splash pad accompanied by a luxurious clubhouse. Additionally, the neighborhood also offers 8 lighted tennis courts as well as a playground.
4. Scenic Trails Throughout the Community
One of the things Sharp Residential communities are known for is preserving the greenspace surrounding them. Harmony on the Lakes is no exception. Here you will find several walking trails throughout the neighborhood to enjoy a leisurely walk with your family or favorite four-legged friend.
5. Private, Wooded Homesites
Another reason to tour Harmony on the Lakes is the private, wooded homesites you’ll find here. They allow you to take in the scenic beauty of the neighborhood right from your own front porch or back deck. Additionally, each homesite is professionally landscaped with shrubbery at the front of the home.
6. Sharp Signature Design
So, now that you know more about the community itself and its amenities, next up are the homes! As the place where you’ll spend some of your most precious moments in life, each of our homes is expertly designed to showcase our best craftsmanship. The Sharp Signature Design you’ll find throughout the new homes in Harmony on the Lakes start with the gorgeous exteriors. You’ll love the striking combinations of brick, stone, cedar shake, and siding. These exceptional details continue with the home interiors. Including features such as a bowed wall of windows in the great room, oversized gourmet kitchens, and luxurious master suites.
7. Stunning Selection of Available Homes
For homebuyers currently in the market to buy a new home, we have several homes available now at Harmony on the Lakes in Cherokee County. These beautiful homes range in size from 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms to 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms. Not to mention, each home has gorgeous finishes both inside and out, that give them unique style. The homes that qualify for our half price basement promotion happening now include Homesites 324, 328, 349, 356, and 358.
Discover Your New Life in Harmony on the Lakes
Don’t let this incredible half price basement opportunity pass you by! Come tour Harmony on the Lakes today to discover the life that awaits you in this highly sought-after Sharp Residential community. Onsite Sales Counselor Christine Kallock is ready to help you find the home you’ve been looking for. To schedule your tour, contact Christine at (678) 880-3498 or fill out our Harmony on the Lakes contact form.
*For a limited time only. Excludes Ranch plan. Subject to change and cancellation without notice. Contact agent for details.
November 28, 2018
Year after year, Forsyth County Georgia delivers on quality of life. It remains in the top 20 nationwide for growth, often flirting with and surpassing even a top 10 spot. Not reaching the number 1 spot is the result of careful planning though. But why plan to avoid being ranked 1st in growth? The answer is in the history of boom or bust markets for housing.
New Homes in Forsyth County Ga
In the early 90’s, Forsyth county Ga new homes were something of an anomaly. Most new homes were related to subdivided land passed from generation to generation. But the writing was on the wall as the Georgia DOT began widening major roads and rural highways. There was even an added extension to Ga 400 from I-285 down to I-85. This was once an area that was difficult to find gas on the way to the North end of Lake Lanier. Now it had become the place to be for those looking for clean air and beautiful scenery without giving up access to Atlanta. With the perimeter only 20 miles away, it’s easy to have the best of both worlds in North Georgia.
Watch and Learn
County and city planning were becoming crucial. Areas like Cumming Ga had to temper their new found popularity. The trick was to do so without hurting new homes sales in Cumming. Looking to the East, they witnessed the population explosion experienced by Norcross, Duluth, and Snellville. They saw that while one town had allowed for full boom building, they ran out of steam within a decade. At the same time, some Gwinnett areas were so mired in tradition and red-tape that they missed out altogether. From those observations came a plan that would sustain growth in Forsyth county and Cumming Ga for over 20 years. Boards and planners launched a balance of building permits and infrastructure projects. This ensured a steady growth that would burn reliably and bright without quickly overheating and fading. Then the economy crashed! This area still enjoyed above average rates of resells and new construction. New school zones and additional shopping even created some mild expansion.
A Continued Positive Outlook for Prosperity
Tom Sharp and Sharp Residential have enjoyed a long history building quality homes with luxurious finishes and Sharp signature design touches. The well-appointed new homes in Forsyth county that carry our name, our signature, our craftsmanship. As Forsyth county continues to grow with new hospitals, new industry, and new schools, we’ll be growing with the community as well. When you look North for new opportunities to settle your family in that perfect mix of accessible large city amenities & family friendly rural luxury, look at our offerings in LakeHaven, Parkstone, and Westfall. In these communities, you’ll see our dedication to personalizing homes for each unique customer as well as providing fine features and high quality that cannot be compared.
November 16, 2018
While your dining room may not see much traffic throughout the year, it becomes the center of attention during holiday visits and entertaining. It’s where many families spend time with one another, home-cooked meals served at the table, desserts and laughter to follow, or even board games and a round of UNO with cousins and siblings. Whether you have a formal dining room or one that’s part of an open floor plan, follow these simple tips to prepare your dining room for the holidays.
Start the Preparations Early
There’s a reason for the adage, “The early bird gets the worm.” This is especially true during the exciting time between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Instead of waiting until the night before or day of, start your preparations a week in advance. This includes finalizing the menu, selecting which dinnerware to use, and gathering all your tablescape decor. Making all these preparations ahead of time leaves fewer chores on the big day, gifting you with more quality time with family and friends.
Select a Color Scheme
During your preparations, selecting a thoughtful color scheme will add a burst of holiday cheer to your tablescape. Like in the dining room above from Blue Valley, a well-chosen color scheme will enhance the aesthetic and warmth of the entire room. While Pinterest is always a favorite spot to see what others are doing, often visiting decorated model homes, or retailers that offer coordinated stock displays can be a great place for inspiration and you’ll see what professional decorators are doing for current trends! Of course, we’re biased to our own decorated models. From classic silver and gold to bold pops of color, there are a variety of color options to choose from. The traditional color palettes this time of year include hues of green and red. However, you can also experiment with crisp whites and neutral tones to create a more elegant table setting.
Accent with Festive Decor
Coupled with your chosen color scheme, you can also accent your dining room with hints of festive decor. For Thanksgiving, use an assortment of ceramic pumpkins to adorn each table setting. During the Christmas season, replace the pumpkins with holly leaves or small ornaments. If you’re strategic in selecting your color scheme, you can even use the same china and place setting. Then, with a few subtle changes to the decor in-between the holidays, your dining room will be ready to go for the next gathering.
Celebrate the Holidays in Your New Home
Make your holiday meal one to remember in a new Sharp Residential home. With spacious 4 to 5 bedroom floor plans, you’re sure to find the perfect home to host your next family gathering. Once you’ve found the Cherokee, Forsyth, or Fulton County community that fits your family’s life and style, you can work with our team at the Design Studio to perfectly customize the dining room in your new home. From our family at Sharp Residential to yours, Happy Holidays!