July 3, 2017
Freedom is America’s most treasured value and there’s no better day that recognizes this than the 4th of July. On Independence Day, we fill the night sky with fireworks; the smell of barbeque is in the air, and you can’t help but feel the patriotism all around.
At Sharp Residential we think it’s important for our residents to be able to experience this holiday in it’s entirety, so we put together a list of a few events that we hope you’ll be able to attend this year.
Food Fireworks and Fun
This year, celebrate the Fourth of July at Wills Park! Starting at 6 p.m. there will be a live musical performance by the Alpharetta City Band where they will be playing patriotic tunes followed by T James Bond with his performance of Classic Rock. Throughout the event there will be several food vendors that will be serving things such as mediterranean style dishes, firewood pizza, tacos, ice cream, old fashioned lemonade and more! The event concludes with a jaw-dropping fireworks display and is a perfect way to end your Fourth of July celebration.
Make your way to Roswell High School this Fourth of July for the 18th annual Roswell Fireworks Extravaganza. This wonderful Roswell tradition is a great family event that will kick off at 5:30 with giant inflatables, carnival games with prizes and several different food trucks including Big C’s Chicago kitchen, Cattywampus, Yumbii and Aurora Complex. There will also be live musical performances by The 120 East Band and Banks and Shane. The event wraps up with the famed fireworks extravaganza so bring your picnic blankets and chairs to experience the night of a lifetime.
4th of July Parade
What better way to celebrate the Fourth of July than a parade, festival, and fireworks. On Independence Day attend the City of Woodstock’s July 4th Spectacular. Starting at 10 a.m. there will be a parade that goes from the Woodstock Elementary School to Sam’s Club near Highway 92. After the parade you can attend the festival which will have a DJ, great food, arts & crafts, kids activities and more! Finally at dusk, you can watch an amazing fireworks display to perfectly end the night.
Steam engine parade and dance contest
On July 3rd, make your way down to the Cumming Fairgrounds for an Independence Day celebration like no other. Starting at 6:00 P.M. there will be food vendors and children’s activities followed by a dance contest at 8:30 P.M. Finally, at 9:30 P.M. there will be fireworks to watch until 11:00 P.M. Admission and parking is free for this event making it perfect for everyone.
From Sharp Residential, we wish you a very happy and safe Fourth of July.
June 26, 2017
We hope your 2017 has been a year of fun and exciting events so far. The opportunities continue with a great lineup of summer family events near our North Atlanta communities located in Alpharetta, Cumming, Milton, Holly Springs and Woodstock. For those families who have recently moved into one of our communities, we hope these local summer events listed below are a great way to try something new and entertaining with your family.
Music Under the Pines
Make your way to the artists and musicians cottage of Matilda’s for their Music Under the Pines 2017 concert series. From now until August 5th Matilda’s will host musical performances by artists such as Packway Handle Band, Breeze Kings, Mojo Dojo, Jennifer Daniels, Andrea Colburn and more! While you’re there, make it a point to see the beautiful artwork that Matilda’s has collected over the years from the many artists traveling there to share their work.
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Historic Roswell’s Riverside Sounds
One the first Saturday of every month from now until October, the annual tradition continues for the free Roswell Riverside Sounds concert series. Held in Riverside Park at 575 Riverside Road in Roswell, this is another great local music event for residents and homeowners who live in North Atlanta. A variety of food trucks will be on location for each concert starting at 6pm, so you can enjoy some dinner before the show.
Farm Fresh in Alpharetta
The Downtown Alpharetta Farmers Market started with the idea of providing local residents with farm-fresh produce. Ever since this wonderful market began in 2006 it has been a hit among local residents. Every Saturday from mid-April to late October between 8:30 am – 1 pm, head over to this fun, farm fresh market.
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Food Truck Alley Nights
Every Thursday evening from 5 – 9 pm through October 19th, the Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau hosts the popular Food Truck Alley. Make your way down to Old Roswell Street where you can enjoy a variety of 6-8 rotating food trucks plus free music each week! This event is great for new North Atlanta residents who want to enjoy something nearby that’s fun and delicious.
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Ice Cream Crankin’
Bring your family and invite the neighbors for some wholesome family fun for Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’ in Roswell Square Park. On Sunday, August 27th from 2-4pm you can try a little taste from over 100 flavors of homemade ice cream, handmade by a dedicated community of volunteer “crankers”. There will be top awards by local judges for categories such as best vanilla, best chocolate, best fruit and best of other flavors.
Art in the Park
Be there when art and creativity hit the park in charming downtown Alpharetta. Select Saturdays from May-September of 2017, at the corner of Main Street & Milton Avenue, bring the family and watch as local artists create masterpieces right before your eyes. The artists at this wonderful event represent a number of art mediums such as pottery, woodwork, photography, metal work, glass work and more. Many pieces will be for sale at the event, so any new homeowners looking for unique interior decorations, this may be a good opportunity for you.
Enjoy the Summer!
No matter what fun events you make it out to this season we hope you’ll stop by and see what we the communities we have available with homes ready to be custom built for your family. From all of us at Sharp Residential, we hope you enjoy the Summer!
June 17, 2017
Father’s Day is one of the more important holidays that we celebrate, as it marks the time to respectfully honor our Dads for all they do. During the year, it may be hard for you and your father to stay in touch with all of the things that keep you busy, but on Father’s Day remember to make time for what Dad wants to do. Here’s a list of the fun activities that you and your dad can enjoy together this Father’s Day. No matter what, remember to tell Dad thanks for everything with love.
“Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad.” – A. Geddes
Head to the Course
It’s time to bring out the golf clubs and tee up with Dad! Golf has always been a fun pastime and what better day to do it than today? If you’re currently living in one of our North Atlanta communities you already have access to golf courses such as The Echelon Golf Club in Alpharetta, Woodmont Golf and Country Club in Canton, and The Crooked Creek Club in North Fulton. Of course, there are more golf courses nearby in the North metro area. If your Dad loves golf then it’s definitely something to consider when making plans for Father’s Day. Of course, you could just spend time watching the US Open with him as well, if that’s what he prefers.
King of the Courts
Perhaps your Dad enjoys playing tennis would love to have you join him on the courts. Have fun hitting around with your Dad this Father’s Day. Tennis is a great way for the whole family to have fun while also getting a fun cardio workout. If you wish you had a tennis court near you, we have some lovely homes available in our North Atlanta communities with beautiful tennis courts. Visit Blue Valley, Parkstone, Hearthstone or Harmony On The Lakes to see the courts and other family fun amenities we offer.
“My father didn’t tell me how to live. He lived and let me watch him do it.” – Bud Kelland
Just Relax by the Pool
Maybe your Dad would appreciate some time lounging by the pool. After a long week in the office, there is something very satisfying about enjoying a cool dip while relaxing poolside. We have some resort style pools included as part of our signature amenities in several of our North Atlanta neighborhoods. Visit our communities page today and find out more.
May 27, 2017
Memorial Day weekend plans? We understand that it’s certainly a great time to fire up your grill and enjoy some quality time with family and friends, but don’t forget to respectfully remember why it’s called Memorial Day. This year, you and your family can begin the pre-summer season with several different Memorial Day events and commemorative ceremonies around North Atlanta. Monday is the special day where we, as a nation, honor the sacrifice of America’s fallen soldiers. Remember to greet any and all military service personnel by thanking them for their service. It’s easy to show your support this Memorial Day weekend with Memorial Day ceremonies around the Northern Atlanta area and here are a few of them.
On May 30th from 10:00-11:00 am, the city of Milton is holding its ninth annual Memorial Day ceremony. Speaker Lieutenant General James Helmly, a decorated Vietnam veteran who is also Chief of the Army Reserve, will lead the ceremony. General James Helmly was responsible for the mobilization of 147,000 Army Reserve soldiers in support of the global war on terror and has been inducted into the Infantry Hall of Fame. It’s important to be a part of your community on this very special day and there’s no better way than to attend a Memorial Day ceremony. Stop by our new WestFall community if you’re looking for a wonderful place to buy a new home this Spring or Summer.
The Alpharetta City Hall will hold a Memorial Day tribute on May 29th. Starting at 9:00, the program includes the singing of the national anthem, the Pledge of Allegiance, a Keynote Speaker, Laying of the Wreath, a 21 Gun Salute, and most importantly “Taps” performed by Alpharetta High School junior, Daniel Gelber. New homebuyers should see our established luxury community named Hearthstone while you’re in the area.
Join the American Legion, Marine Corps League, and other local veterans groups to honor those who fight to keep us free. On Memorial Day join local veteran groups for a special service of remembrance in The Park at City Center. There will also be an appearance and performance of the Cobb New Horizons Concert Band which will make this ceremony even more heartfelt and meaningful. We have two communities nearby if you and your family are in the market for a new home. Visit Olde Heritage or Harmony on the Lakes this weekend.
Thankful For Their Sacrifice
Memorial Day is the time for us take a few minutes out of our lives to appreciate and thank our armed forces for everything they do and have done to protect us. If it weren’t for the armed troops protecting the land we hold dear, we wouldn’t be able to provide you and your family with our quality, custom built homes. Whatever you find yourself doing this Memorial Day weekend, we hope you remain safe and happy. From all of us at Sharp Residential, we remain thankful and respectfully honor the lives of those who sacrificed all in their service to America. Thank you!
May 13, 2017
Mother’s Day is Sunday and we want to celebrate all the mothers in our communities by sharing a few things about how this wonderful holiday began, plus what it means to us. Mothers and motherly figures are often considered the most important people in each of our lives. The Mother’s Day we know today is very different than how and why it originally began. We wanted to share a few thoughts because we feel it’s important for everyone to know the history of this loving holiday.
Mother’s Day Beginnings
Making sure that all Moms get a break on their day to show much they are appreciated is what the current goal of Mother’s Day is currently all about, but that’s not how it started. While Mother’s Day is celebrated in different ways around the world, here in the United States, we have two women to thank for the Mother’s Day we know and love today. In 1870 Julia Ward Howe saw the brutal, harsh realities of post-Civil War America and wished to unify a nation of grieving mothers. She pleaded for women around the world to come together and recognize the things they have in common with her Mother’s Day Proclamation.
Mother’s Day For Her
Then in the early 1900’s Anna Jarvis picked up where Mrs. Howe left off by pushing for what has become the modern version of Mother’s Day. When Anna Jarvis was younger her mother told her about how she wished for a day to recognize all the hard work mothers do around the world. Upon her mother’s death in 1905 Anna Jarvis wanted to make her mother’s wish a reality and during the anniversaries of her mother’s death she would give out carnations, her mother’s favorite flower. She gained support from a Philadelphia philanthropist named John Wanamaker and in 1910 they were able to make West Virginia the first state to officially recognize Mother’s Day. Four years later Anna Jarvis was able to convince the US Congress to officially recognize the second Sunday in May, as the national holiday of known as Mother’s Day.
Different Visions, Honorable Goals
Julia Ward Howe and Anna Jarvis had different visions for a Mother’s day. Julia Ward Howe wished for a day where all mothers would be recognized for the hard work they do while Anna Jarvis wanted people to appreciate the best mother they’ve ever known. Both of these visionary women worked hard to make this holiday a reality and it’s important for us to not only appreciate all mothers but also to applaud the effort of these two women. Keep the American tradition of Mother’s Day alive by the simple gesture of giving a carnation to your Mother or the maternal figure in your life.
Thank You Mom
We hope that you get to spend this Sunday with your Mom. Remember to tell her how much she means to you on her special day. From all of us at Sharp Residential, we want to say thanks to all of our Moms and wish every one of them a Happy Mother’s Day.
April 26, 2017
Discover the dream homes available in Milton at Blue Valley and you will want to start living in this neighborhood’s beautiful surroundings. Well located in the upper north Fulton County above Alpharetta, this gated community offers larger homesites and stately home designs. Several of the homesites available will reside on over an acre+ of land. Blue Valley is part of the equestrian corridor unique to the area and is also close to downtown Alpharetta. You’ll certainly enjoy easy access to all the popular shopping and restaurant options available in this beautiful area of North Fulton county.
Deluxe Designs & Details
Starting from the 600’s, the stunning Sharp Residential customizable homes being sold in Blue Valley deliver loads of luxurious features for new homebuyers to personally select. The variety of designs found in the deluxe homes of Blue Valley showcase fabulous gourmet kitchens, great rooms with majestic windows and fireplaces, stunning Owner Suites on the main floor that include relaxing sitting rooms. There are 10 different floorplans to choose from all with custom options available to make your dream home plans come true.
Expertly designed floor plans, custom options, and large homesites aren’t the only appealing points this neighborhood provides new homebuyers. Living in Blue Valley also presents homeowners the daily opportunity to experience the resort quality amenities found here. Such as a junior Olympic-sized pool, pristine tennis courts, community sidewalks and plenty of green space throughout, plus the two community lakes which surround the area and provide relaxing scenic views.
Visit Today, See More
Blue Valley delivers one of North Fulton County’s top residential new home communities so if you’re looking to find the luxury home of your dreams, we invite you to stop by today for a visit. See and learn more about the well-designed floor plans available, plus the charming scenery and high-quality amenities that these new homes for sale in Milton offer homebuyers. Contact us at 770-518-4896 or visit our website for more information.
April 6, 2017
Blooming flowers, beautiful weather, chirping birds and a radiant shining sun aren’t all that spring has to offer. For residents in our North Atlanta communities, the season also brings some of Atlanta’s most fun filled Spring events to attend and enjoy. At Sharp Residential, we want to make sure our new home buyers don’t miss a beat as the beauty of the Spring season arrives, so here are some of our favorite local spring events to attend during the new season.
Roswell Azalea Fest
The month-long Roswell Azalea Festival is a Spring event definitely something to put on your to-do list this season. During the month of April, every day has a different event starting with an Art exhibit on the first and ending with the Azalea Festival Gala on the 30th. The Festival ends with an entertaining dance line performed by the Briefcase Brigade followed by a silent auction, dinner, and dancing, honoring of the Chattahoochee Nature center for their 40 years of environmental service.
81st Atlanta Dogwood Festival
When the Atlanta Dogwood Festival first started it was about making Atlanta known on an International scale and to this day the Festival brings people from all around the world! Atlanta’s dogwood festival has been the most popular spring event in Atlanta for 81 years! On April 7th – 9th, make your way down to Piedmont Park to celebrate the blooming of Georgia’s beautiful Dogwood trees. With things like live musical performances, several places to eat, and an artist market there’s something here for everyone to enjoy.
Taste of Forsyth
The City of Cumming presents the Taste of Forsyth. This free admission, rain or shine event will take place on April 15th at the Cumming Fairgrounds with things like food tasting, live music, a kids zone and a massive easter egg hunt with over 30,000 eggs to find. From 11 am to 5 pm the Cumming Fairgrounds will have everything a family could ask for on the day before Easter.
Sandy Springs Artsapalooza
Get a feel for what it’s like to be an artist in Atlanta at the Sandy Springs Artsapalooza. On April 15th and 16th enjoy artists from hundreds of different disciplines ready to show off their hard work. The festival will have over 150 arts and crafts participants, live music, interactive art stations and a children’s play area making this a perfect weekend getaway for families.
Alpharetta Farmers Market
Starting April 16th, the 2017 Alpharetta Farmers Market will be a great place to go for local farm fresh produce in North Atlanta. Since 2006 the Alpharetta Farmers market has been known for the makers of edible home goods, artisans, and southern food + veggie vendors. Local raw honey, homemade jellies, and yummy desserts are just some things that you’ll find yourself enjoying while attending this event. So make your way to their downtown Alpharetta location to support all of your local farmers and artisans.
Roswell Cycling Festival
End the month of April with the week long Roswell Cycling Festival. From April 22-30 you can enjoy several bike riding events through beautiful Roswell. After your riding adventures, enjoy after parties and beer tastings. There will also be kids riding and racing for kids ages 6+
Taste of Alpharetta
For the food lovers and connoisseurs, make plans now to feed your inner gourmet in one food filled night with more than 50 different restaurants. On May 4th, 2017, Downtown Alpharetta hosts the 27th Annual Taste of Alpharetta which delivers a sample showcase of delicious appetizers, desserts, and entrees from the amazing restaurants participating. Enjoy culinary demonstrations, culinary competitions, live music performances, and a fun zone for the kids. Admission is free and food tickets start at just $.50 a piece. Participating restaurants will charge between $1-3 per sample and with prices like that who can say “No”.
March 18, 2017
As the new season arrives we wanted to share some Spring cleaning tips and suggestions that’ll help make your seasonal clean-up efforts more productive and efficient. For all current and future Sharp homeowners, we want to make sure that you’re enjoying life in a home that looks and feels at its best. Spring cleaning can be one of the last things you want to think about when the beautiful spring weather rolls in, so here are five suggestions to help make it easier.
It goes without saying that time management is important. Breaking your cleaning down into daily or weekly plans can help you stay focused. Despite how driven you may be to get everything done and out of the way as quickly as possible, setting realistic goals that can be accomplished from week to week is much more manageable than trying to get everything over within a couple of days. Planning dedicated time on your calendar can help you prioritize projects to make your life a bit easier.
Discovering that you’re low or out of cleaning supplies can be a disheartening interruption when you’re in the middle of your project. Now that you’ve planned how you’re going to deep-clean your house, we recommend that you take a full inventory of your cleaning supplies and figure out what you’ll need. The spring is when many stores have sales or offer seasonal coupons on cleaning products, so it shouldn’t be too hard to stock up as needed. Also, the internet is full of do-it-yourself recipes for folks that want to make their own household cleaning products. For example, distilled white vinegar, baking soda, and water combine to make an all-purpose cleaner that can take you a long way.
One at a Time
Cleaning out big rooms like a living room, garage, or master bedroom can seem overwhelming. It’s good to focus your energy on one room at a time rather than trying to conquer an entire household all at once. Separating rooms into smaller, more manageable sections or quadrants can help you stay positive and stress-free. If you still find yourself overwhelmed with the workload of cleaning a big room, take a break; reassess- maybe call a friend and see if they want to help.
Clearing the Clutter
Spring cleaning isn’t just about cleaning, it’s also about de-cluttering! Looking at all the things that can accumulate in your house over the course of a year can really sap your energy. But when any project -large and small- is approached with a plan, things get put into perspective. If there are items around your house that you want to get rid of instead of throwing them away consider having a garage sale or donating gently used items to a charity so you can make somebody’s spring season a bit brighter.
Now that the harsh winter weather is over it’s a good time to give the outdoor features of your home some tender love and care. From the front porch to the backyard there’s always something you can do to the exterior of your house. Now is a great time to finally start that garden you’ve been dreaming about, or maybe you need to re-mulch the yard or touch up the front door with a fresh coat of paint. Whatever it is you find yourself doing outside, don’t forget to enjoy the beautiful spring weather that this season has to offer.
Of course, you don’t have to begin the new season with a vigorous cleaning beforehand, but if you do, we hope you’ll remember and use our tips to make the chore of cleaning less stressful. Springtime delivers fresh air, beautiful new flowers, and warm weather for everyone to enjoy, so don’t forget to take time and experience what the new season has to offer. Of course, we’d be happy to show new homebuyers all the new homes and communities we’re building on this Spring as well.
February 28, 2017
Sharp Residential is proud to announce the Pre-Grand Opening of LakeHaven. Come and see the beautiful new homes in Cumming we’re building today. You will fall in love with the scenery available inside this brand new conservation community in Forsyth County. LakeHaven is located just north of Post Road, and Canton Hwy (GA 20) on Tribble Road. Just close enough to the access and convenience that GA 400 offers to commuters.
We have developed and designed LakeHaven to be another one of our new home communities committed to land conservation. The neighborhood will surround a 12-acre lake, which is sure to be the grand centerpiece for generations to come at Lakehaven. Our development goals for this conservation community is to minimize our impact on this beautiful piece of land while maintaining a focus on enhancing the natural integrity inside Lakehaven. In keeping with these goals, almost half of the community is filled with relaxing and lovely green spaces.
Picture you and your family enjoying Sharp Residential’s resort style amenities throughout the year, as you take in the picturesque view across Lakehaven’s community lake. The amenitized lifestyle you’ll find here includes a junior Olympic swimming pool, quality neighborhood tennis courts, a children’s playground, plus plenty of walking & nature trails – all in addition to the lake itself.
At Sharp Residential, we’ve been building and developing new homes and luxurious home communities since 1991. Our homes and neighborhoods are widely known and considered to be the most beautiful homes and communities in the South. We continue to design and build highly sought after and proven floor plans which can also be personally fine-tuned and customized to meet the desires and vision of your luxury dream home. Contact us today and see the rest of our available new home communities. Make your plans now to come and see Lakehaven for yourself. We invite you to buy early and save during our pre-grand opening.
February 1, 2017
In North Atlanta, we have new market homes available for homebuyers in our Cumming/Forsyth community of WestFall and also in the newest phase of Blue Valley in Milton. We’ve mentioned both of these communities before – WestFall was seen a few months back in our community spotlight feature and we shared news about the next phase of homes for sale in Blue Valley on our Facebook page.
Blue Valley in Milton
Blue Valley’s newest phase is selling well and the new luxury homes offered here remain in high demand. This neighborhood continues to be one of our most popular based on its North Atlanta location and proximity to downtown Alpharetta. Homebuyers shopping in this area should also check out the new phase that is now selling in Hearthstone.
WestFall in Cumming
The very attractive community of WestFall in Cumming, Forsyth County is truly one of the best overall markets for new homes, in metro Atlanta and across the state of GA. Now selling from the $400s, these oversized home sites offer homebuyers features and designs that resemble estate-style homes available now. See the current and available market homes we have to offer here today. On top of great homes and swim/ tennis clubhouse amenities WestFall delivers, the neighborhood’s location is convenient to quality North Atlanta shopping, area schools and dining. If you’re home shopping near Cumming and Forsyth County, then you owe it to yourself and your family to tour WestFall.
Tour Today, Learn More
Between the new market homes available and the great amenities offered in these locations, it’s obvious to see why Blue Valley and WestFall are on the top of North Atlanta homebuyer’s communities to visit. If you’d like to learn more about the luxury living available in all Sharp Residential communities, then contact us today at 770-518-4896 for more information.