Neighborhood Faves

Visit A Christmas Tree Farm!

Who knew there were so many places to get a fresh-from-the-farm Christmas tree around Atlanta? They range from a simple cut-and-carry field, to family farms all decked out for winter fun. Most of these farms are family homesteads. Please call and make sure they are open before you go, confirm how payment is accepted, and find out if you need to bring twine, tarp or an ax. Do not bring pets unless their website says they are welcome, but do bring your own drinks and snacks in case no concessions are available.  The first place to learn about these farms […]

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Visit a Real Pumpkin Patch

Yearning to really get into the harvest autumn spirit? There are some farms near Atlanta where you and your family can see pumpkins still on the vine and enjoy some fun fall outdoor activities throughout October. South SideThe Yule Forest Pumpkin Patch in Stockbridge is open every weekend in October, subject to the weather. This farm that has been in business since 1983 has produced one of the largest pumpkin patches in Georgia. Attractions include not only the massive pumpkin patch, a corn maze, farm animals and hayride that families typically enjoy this time of year, but a little museum,

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Pick Your Own

If you’ve become a big fan of organic fruits and vegetables to the point where you would like to go straight to the farm or orchard to pick your own, Atlanta’s surrounding areas have plenty of choices. Blueberries and strawberries are in season right now.  Please check ahead before visiting, and ask if it is cash only. Pets are not allowed at any of the farms. Farms usually have children and animals running around so please be careful as you drive up.  Try to get a complete listing of family farms and simple backyard organic gardens that sell in

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Farmers Markets are in Season Again

It’s Spring, so farmers markets are blooming everywhere. If you happen to be in the city, don’t worry. Fresh home-grown produce is coming right to your neighborhood. Bring along a mask and hand sanitizer just in case. Note that many markets have gone to a token system in order to accept debit, credit and SNAP/EBT. Just go to the token booth when you first get there. Cash is still always welcome in many places. Good dogs are welcome on leashes at some places, but check before you go, to see if it’s OK.  Fair warning before you proceed: this information

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I’m New to Atlanta: How Should I Pick a Neighborhood?

The U.S. Census estimated that in 2019, around 284,000 people moved to Georgia, and many of them came to Metro Atlanta. With a booming housing market and job relocation opportunities, Atlanta was one of the fastest-growing cities in the south. The migration continues today for many reasons, and if you’re part of that group, you may have some questions about living in Atlanta. If you’re new to the city, you may be wondering how to pick a neighborhood with so many areas of town to consider. Here are a few ideas to get you started.  Proximity The first step to

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5 COVID-Safe Things to do in Georgia This Summer

Even as Georgia is opening up after the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s still a good idea to stay cautious. That’s especially true with the spread of the Delta Variant. What can you do in Georgia this summer to maintain good social distancing and stay outdoors as much as possible? Here are just a few ideas to get you started.  Explore Atlanta’s Historic Cemeteries  Oakland Cemetery, located less than a mile from the heart of downtown Atlanta, is the oldest public park and a big part of the city’s history. It’s perfect for an afternoon outdoors with 48 acres to explore. The

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Neighborhood Faves: Chamblee

Throughout the Atlanta area, dozens of amazing little cities and neighborhoods offer unique experiences for residents and visitors. Choosing the right neighborhood for you is as important as choosing the best house to fit your needs. As we take a look at the areas around Atlanta, one neighborhood at a time, we want to provide a big picture look at where you might find your next home. Today, we’re checking out the Chamblee area.  Chamblee History  In the 1940s, the Chamblee area boomed as a blue-collar community. The proximity to the General Motors plant in Doraville made it a perfect

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Throughout the Atlanta area, in both Fulton and DeKalb counties, dozens of amazing neighborhoods offer different experiences for residents. Choosing the right neighborhood for you is as important as choosing the best house to fit your needs. We are taking a closer look at some of the neighborhoods around Atlanta; today’s focus is Brookhaven.   Brookhaven Brookhaven is a city located in the northeastern area of Atlanta that was incorporated in 2012. It is home to Oglethorpe University and a Georgia State University satellite campus. The Weather Channel, owned by The Weather Company, is located here. There are several beautiful parks

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