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Memorial Day Weekend – Remember Their Sacrifice



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.

Milton Memorial Day Ceremony

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.

Alpharetta Memorial Day Tribute

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.

Woodstock Memorial Day Ceremony

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!

 

Happy Mother’s Day – A History of Honors


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.

Happy Mothers Day - history and traditions

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.

dream Dream homes available in Milton

Dream Homes Available in Milton at Blue Valley



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.

dream homes available in Milton at Blue Valley

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.

See the dream homes available in Milton at Blue Valley

Attractive Amenities

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. 

Resort quality Sharp amenities

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.

 

Fun Filled Spring Events to Enjoy in Atlanta

Fun Filled Spring Events to Enjoy This Season


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.

Atlanta fun filled spring events - Roswell Cycling Festival

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”.

spring cleaning tips and suggestions for homeowners

Spring Cleaning Tips for Homeowners


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.

Time Management

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.

spring cleaning supplies and tips

Supply Check

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.

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Outdoor Appeal

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.

Springtime Fresh

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.

 

Lakehaven - Beautiful new homes in Cumming GA - Sharp Residential

Beautiful New Homes in Cumming – LakeHaven Opens


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.

Conservation Communities

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.

Amenities

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.

Since 1991

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.

New Market Homes Available from Sharp Residential

New Market Homes Available in Cumming and Milton


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 an incredible community

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.

New Design Trends for the New Year


We hope your new year is off to a bright start and that you’re ready to learn more about the new design trends for 2017. While we’re happy to share these new design trends and suggestions we certainly don’t expect you to incorporate all of them into your home’s interior design and color palette. That said, we know most homebuyers and homeowners are interested in design guidance or ideas to help them make their homes special and unique. Below are some of our favorite trends to enjoy and use in your spaces.

Paint Colors – Warm, Traditional & Bold

Colors currently trending for residential interiors are covering the preferences of many versus the few, which is a good thing. Right now you can be bold w/ blues, reds, and greens or stay closer to traditional colors that fall into the earth tone palette. The folks at Pantone named a bright bold shade of green their color of the year. Once you start seeing “Greenery” used in both commercial and residential spaces you may find yourself considering ways to use it in your home. We like this color for indoor/outdoor rooms or for an accent wall color choice. Besides this bold choice, soft pastels in blues, pinks, and yellows are available for those looking for whimsy or an easier first step into accent wall colors. Last but not least, the popular gray remains in 2017 even though you may keep hearing about its passing. It pairs well w/ many other colors, so expect to see it in more shades than last year.

new design trends - pattern mixing and texture

Pattern Mixing is Personal

This new design trend was most recently seen on the runways at Fall Fashion Week in New York and is forecasted to enjoy a return to popularity for home decor selections. Look for it this Spring and throughout the year. Discover new ways to make bold personal statements w/ color and pattern work together in your rooms. For example, bold Tropical Prints are projected to be big for designer fabrics and wallpaper but we suggest that you start w/ some accent pillows first. Talk to our Design Center team for more guidance on pattern mixing in your new home.

new design trends - color, texture, patterns

Find Time for Texture

Look for texture in almost everything this year. Adding and layering textures into your home interiors will make them feel more welcoming and comfortable. This falls in line with pattern mixing as well which will be on the rise, as noted above. Expect to see a variety of textures offered for every room from furniture, to lighting, to fabrics and wall coverings. Start testing this trend for yourself with some current pieces you may already have and do some shopping for it as well as needed. We think you’ll love this look and how adding more of it into your new home will make it feel even more luxurious.

 

Merry Christmas Atlanta from Sharp Residential

Merry Christmas Atlanta from Sharp Residential


Merry Christmas Atlanta! We absolutely love Christmas and we’re so happy it’s almost here. We’ve been thinking about all the special moments that make up Christmas and the Winter holiday season – things like sending Christmas cards to loved ones, decorating your home and holiday tree for the season, the joy of giving to others, sharing delicious food, drinks, desserts and so much more.

Christmas Thoughts to Share

Before holiday arrives, we wanted to share 7 thoughtful Christmas season quotes to consider as you spend your time celebrating the big day with family and friends. We hope they help keep you in the Christmas spirit all day long and for the new year to come. We wish you a Merry Christmas Atlanta and a Happy New Year!

“The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.” – Burton Hills

“Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.”Laura Ingalls Wilder

“I will honor Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all the year.”Charles Dickens

“Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly Merry Christmas.” – Peg Bracken

“Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.”Calvin Coolidge

“Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas.”Dale Evans

WestFall in an incredible community

WestFall is an Incredible New Community


WestFall is an incredible new community just north of Atlanta, that you have to see. Luxury homes in this new Sharp community, now offering 136 oversized homesites, range from the $400 to $600’s. Many of the homes are available with private wooded lots and estate style side entry garages. New homebuyers looking in Cumming GA and Forsyth County should look no further because WestFall from Sharp Residential is now selling. Stop by and see the new model home open and available for tours today.

Forsyth County, Best in Georgia

WestFall’s location in Forsyth County is truly one of the best overall markets for new homes, not only in greater metro Atlanta area but all across the state. Forsyth was ranked the best county in Georgia to raise a family and 4th best GA county to live in by Niche.com.  Conveniently located on Campground Road, the community of WestFall is well positioned one mile off Highway 9, the Atlanta Highway in Cumming, GA.

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Come see our beautifully, new decorated model home with its magnificent, elegant entry and tasteful options on display, that we believe you will fall in love with when you arrive. WestFall features premium neighborhood amenities, including a large swimming pool and cabana, tennis courts, and picturesque sidewalks throughout. We have 12 outstanding floor plans for homebuyers to select from with multiple options available in all of them. The Signature Sharp elevations offered in WestFall deliver timeless, classic architecture combined with Sharp Residential’s well-known high-quality reputation since 1991. Learn more about this incredible new home community in Cumming and make plans now to see all the new homes and luxury options available in WestFall.

Get in Touch Today

At Sharp Residential, we’re here to help you and your family find your new dream home in North Atlanta. Our team is prepared and ready to assist you and answer your questions every step of the way. For more information about WestFall or any of our other new home communities, please let us know how we can be of service. Get in touch with us today at 770-518-4896.