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September
12

Atlanta Chocolate Shops - JYB Realty

As if chocolate lovers need an excuse to eat an entire bag of truffles, International Chocolate Day is right around the corner. Taking place September 13, this is the perfect time to discover a new favorite place to find chocolatey goodness. To get you started on your way to chocolatey heaven, our real estate agents have scoured the area, and these are just a few of the best chocolate shops around Atlanta:

  1. Cacao Atlanta Chocolate Company — 1046 N. Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30305
    Founded by the first female chocolatier in the continental U.S. and near Atlanta homes for sale, the Cacao Atlanta Chocolate Company lives by the philosophy that making chocolate is an art form. This is made quite clear even with the first bite of any of their delectable chocolate delights. To name just a couple of favorites that you absolutely must try, there's the Siamese Kitten (white chocolate, matcha, candied ginger) and the Campfire (graham cracker, toasted marshmallow fluff, marshmallow ash).

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August
23

Dessert Food Trucks - Atlanta, GA - JYB Realty

When you're craving a sweet treat, one may be on the menu just around the corner at one of Atlanta's popular food trucks. Enjoy a dessert to perk up your day, or use one of these trucks to cater your next get-together.

Our real estate agents suggest paying a visit to one of these trucks where you can score dessert on wheels in and around Atlanta.

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July
5

Live Music Venues - Atlanta, GA - JYB Realty

One of the many joys of summer is seeing live music outside under the stars. With its many outdoor amphitheaters, Atlanta concert-goers are lucky to have a variety of venues to choose from, including those that are larger and attract more well-known artists and smaller, more intimate settings with more local or regionally popular musicians.

Our real estate agents suggest seeing live music at some of the following outdoor venues around Atlanta this summer.

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February
21

Places for Peanut Butter Day- Atlanta, GA - JYB Realty

Most people probably don't realize it, but on March 1st, we'll be celebrating National Peanut Butter Lover's Day. If you've been looking for Atlanta homes for sale, there are many places that you can check out if you'd like to indulge. Our real estate agents have a very long list of their favorite places to check out in Atlanta and nearby for specific peanut butter treats, but they've managed to narrow it down.

  • Highland Bakery — 655 Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30312
    Highland Bakery is filled with so many amazing treats, and it all started because the owner had a love of coffee. From there, a variety of culinary delights followed, and now you can have a delicious cup of java paired with sweet potato pancakes, fried chicken benedict, and several types of muffins and breads. What many locals remember them for, however, is their amazing peanut butter French toast, which has become a must-try for locals and visitors. There are two locations in Atlanta, and you can't go wrong with either one.

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December
27

New Year's Eve at Home - JYB Realty

While many homeowners downplayed New Year's in 2020, this year will probably be bigger for a lot of families. Perhaps that's why Atlanta homes for sale have become such a popular discussion. To help you start 2022 in the best way possible, our real estate agents have compiled a quick list of ways to ring in the new year in your new (or existing) home. 

  1. New Year's Essentials
    You can't start off a New Year's celebration in your new home without some of the essentials. We're talking, of course, about party hats, noisemakers, confetti poppers, and all that jazz. It also wouldn't hurt to pick up some crazy 2022 glasses to pass out to your guests. Go to any party store or most department stores, and you'll find plenty of great selections.

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October
18

Investigate Fossils Around Atlanta - JYB Realty

Fossils provide a unique window into what the world was like so long ago and inspire the imagination of people of all ages. Whether you're already a fossil fanatic or you're interested in discovering more about these unique specimens, Atlanta has a variety of museums where you can learn more about fossils. Our real estate agents have all of the info you need to explore fossils around Atlanta.

  • Fernbank Natural History Museum – 767 Clifton Rd., Atlanta, GA 30307
    For fossil explorations close to Atlanta homes for sale, it's tough to top the experience at the Fernbank Natural History Museum. The museum is home to countless exhibits on the natural history of Georgia and points far beyond, including an excellent collection of fossils. The Giants of the Mesozoic exhibit is where you'll find many of the best fossils, and the Antarctic Dinosaurs exhibit is also open.

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August
23

Family Fun Destinations - Atlanta - JYB Realty

August is National Family Fun Month! Just the perfect time to have some carefree playtime with the kids before you get devoured by the chaotic routines of school. And what better place to enjoy some family-fun activities than in Atlanta? From top museums to amusement parks, the capital of Georgia offers a lot to love for natives and visitors alike. Our real estate agents have rounded up the top fun attractions to get you started.

  • Georgia Aquarium - 225 Baker St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
    As the country's largest aquarium, Georgia Aquarium has plenty to see and do. Be amazed at the graceful motions of fascinating oceanic giants such as manta rays, whale sharks, and beluga whales, or be amused by the antics of big-bellied seahorses and sea otters. Don't forget to visit the new shark gallery and experience unique encounters with Predators of the Deep.

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August
9

Buford Highway Restaurants - Atlanta, GA - JYB Realty

The Buford Highway stretches from Brookhaven to Duluth, passing through Atlanta. Over the years, this busy highway has become known for its restaurants and markets, many of which feature global flavors and cuisines. You can sample Vietnamese cuisine in one spot and Mexican food just down the road. Here are some specific Buford Highway restaurants to try while you're looking for Atlanta homes for sale.

  • Bismillah Cafe: 4022 Buford Highway NE, Atlanta, GA 30345
    There aren't that many Bangladeshi restaurants in the United States, and Bismillah Cafe is one of them. They use fresh, local ingredients when possible and create modern versions of classic Bangladeshi dishes. There are some Indian and American options on the menu, too.

    If you're in the mood for something traditional, try the ruhu fish curry. The malay lamb curry is also a great choice, as is the vegetable biriyani.

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July
19

Art Studios Around Atlanta - JYB Realty

Whether you're an experienced artist looking to improve your skills or would simply like to explore your creative side in a fun class, you'll find plenty of art studios that offer painting classes in Atlanta. Some are more serious, while others are a little more laid back and have wine and nibbles available.

Our real estate agents suggest checking out the following Atlanta studios to help you paint a work of art.

  • DawnArt Studios – 180 11th St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
    You'll be in expert hands at DawnArt Studios, whose award-winning owner has taught at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Atlanta and The Atlanta College of Art. She teaches one-on-one private painting lessons that cater to each student's abilities and interests, as well as group classes and workshops. Classes range from those designed specifically for beginners to those appropriate for all levels, and workshops include a 3-day session on controlling your color and getting the color you want. Each year, students of DawnArt Studios have the opporunity to plan and hang their own group show at an Atlanta gallery.

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June
21

Picnic in the Park - Atlanta, GA - JYB Realty

Get your checkered blanket, pack your favorite food, grab your favorite people, head to the park, and enjoy an al fresco lunch, because June 18 is International Picnic Day. This unofficial holiday is all about enjoying good food and good company in a beautiful setting. Our real estate agents hope you get a chance to soak up some sun and have fun in a park around Atlanta. Here are some of the parks that offer a grassy spot, as well as scenic and active settings.

  • Historic Fourth Ward Park - 680 Dallas St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
    Located just a few blocks from Atlanta homes for sale, the Historic Fourth Ward Park is one of the highest-rated in the area. It offers 17 acres of green space, a skate park, a 2-acre lake, and athletic fields. The kid-friendly spot has a splash pad, slides, and climbing structures. You can grab a picnic bench, but there are lots of wide-open spaces where you can set up a picnic if the area is busy.

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May
10

Birria Tacos - Atlanta, GA - JYB Realty

It's Tuesday night, and you don't feel like cooking. Some Mexican food would be great, but not just any Mexican food. If you really want to make your Taco Tuesday a cut above, you'll want to find some birria tacos. Birria is a delicious meat stew (traditionally goat meat, but it can also be made with beef or lamb) that's sweet, sour, spicy, tender, and amazing. It's great on its own, and it's even better as a taco filling.

But you've just moved to a new house. Where are the good Mexican restaurants in your area, and which ones serve birria? Fear not. Our real estate agents know where all the best places for birria tacos in the Atlanta area and can help you find one near you. Here are some favorites, to take your Taco Tuesday to the next level.

  • DMT - 479-B Flat Shoals Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316
    Tuesday through Friday nights, as well as weekend afternoons, you can find this pop-up in front of We Suki Suki Vietnamese restaurant, in East Atlanta Village. The birria tacos from DMT have delicious braised beef on a corn tortilla, along with onion, cilantro, and avocado salsa. You can also get the birria-queso taco, which comes with cheese. In addition to tacos, they also have mulitas, tortas, and a host of other amazing menu options, including a few surprise offerings that they announce on their Instagram.

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April
19

Atlanta Biking Trails - JYB Realty

The weather is warm, the sun is shining, and it's the perfect time to hit Atlanta's bike trails. With parks, nature preserves, and an extensive, connected trail system running through Atlanta, it's easy to find a trail to ride in any part of the city. Even if you don't own a bike, there are convenient rental stations located in some of the city's most popular parks. Our real estate agents have the details on six of the best trails for biking around Atlanta.

  1. Tanyard Creek Park - 73 28th St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30309
    If you're searching for a family-friendly park for bike riding close to Atlanta homes for sale, then Tanyard Creek Park is the perfect place to start. This park is the perfect place to pick up the Northside Trail on the Atlanta BeltLine, which features trails that connect to a wide variety of greenspaces throughout the city. The Northside Trail runs parallel to the Bobby Jones Golf Course before winding its way through the outdoor beauty of Tanyard Creek Park and connecting with other nearby parks.

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March
15

Unique Museums Around Atlanta - JYB Realty

Atlanta is an amazing place to live if you love exploring museums, with exhibits that both kids and adults will love. While there are many conventional museums of art, history, and more, some of the area's best museums deal with subject matter that's off the beaten path. If you've ever wanted to learn more about the history of puppetry, visit a state-of-the-art 3D theater, or experience a museum entirely devoted to taking selfies, you've come to the right city. Our real estate agents have the exciting details on some of the most unique, unusual, and exciting museums around Atlanta.

  • Fernbank Museum of Natural History – 767 Clifton Rd., Atlanta, GA 30307
    Long a favorite for families to visit near Atlanta homes for sale, the Fernbank Museum of Natural History features some unique attractions that you won't find at other natural history museums. Start with the amazing 3D theater, where you can watch shows that bring natural history to life. There's also a spectacular, 75-acre outdoor section of the museum, which features a rain garden, forest, and nature art gallery.

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March
1

World Book Day Around Atlanta - JYB Realty

World Book Day is coming up soon! Whether you're an avid bookworm or you prefer to skim the occasional paperback, it's a great time to celebrate by buying, borrowing, or donating a book or two. 

While you're driving around checking out Atlanta homes for sale, we recommend stopping by one or more of these popular locations. 

  • Tall Tales Book Shop: 2105 Lavista Rd., Atlanta, GA 30329
    A full-service independent bookstore, the Tall Takes Book Shop has been a favorite among Atlanta residents since 1979. Not only do they carry a large selection of books for sale, but they'll also special-order books, do out-of-print searches, and are happy to gift wrap your purchases. They currently offer curbside pickup, shipping, and delivery. If you're interested in browsing books, you can give them a call and schedule an appointment.

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February
8

Tips for the Perfect Homemade Bread - JYB Realty

With so many people staying at home during the pandemic, cooking has become a popular activity. Trying out new recipes and brushing up on cooking skills has created a surge of new cooks in the kitchen. At Josey Young & Brady Realty, our real estate agents are noticing a renewed interest in Atlanta homes for sale that offer well-equipped, functional kitchens.

One popular cooking trend that's making a comeback is bread baking. Even people with little cooking experience are baking homemade loaves of wheat, sourdough, and gluten-free bread from scratch. All you need is a few simple ingredients and a little patience. Here are 5 tips for baking the perfect homemade bread for your family:

  1. Use the Right Ingredients
    When baking bread, you only need four main ingredients: flour, water, yeast, and salt. You can use white flour or wheat flour, as well as dry or wet yeast. If you're making sourdough bread, you don't need commercial yeast. You can use a sourdough starter, a live fermented culture, which acts as a natural leavening agent. All of these ingredients can be found in local grocery stores.

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January
25

LEGO Day Around Atlanta - JYB Realty

Put on your construction hat and get ready to create — National LEGO Day is January 28th! LEGOS are unlike any other toy. They're a worldwide sensation that any girl or boy can enjoy. Though many LEGO materials come in sets that allow you to build awesome structures, the magic of LEGOs is found in each builder's unique creativity. LEGOs can turn into whatever your mind desires! Our real estate agents encourage you to grab a few new bricks from these LEGO stores around Atlanta and build some happy memories.

  • LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta — 3500 Peachtree Rd. Suite G-1, Atlanta, GA 30326
    LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta is the ultimate destination for everything LEGOs. Millions upon millions of LEGOs create a bricktastic experience for kids and adults of all ages. This LEGO-themed park has rides and attractions you won't find anywhere else. Your kids can learn tips from master LEGO builders, construct a few new creations, and take home tons of new LEGOs from the expansive retail shop.

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December
7

Holiday Light Displays - Atlanta Area - JYB Realty

While Christmas may look a little different this year, there's still plenty to see and do around Atlanta. Our real estate agents know that you want to stay as safe as possible yet still want to embrace the holiday season in every way imaginable. Load up the family car with hot cocoa and cookies; these drive-thru and social-distant walk-through light displays within an hour of Atlanta will keep your holidays magical.

  • Atlanta Festival of Lights — Atlantic Station, 270 17th St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30363
    Fill your evening with holiday festivities without venturing out of city limits at the Atlanta Festival of Lights show. This dazzling drive-thru display takes place at Atlantic Station and lasts approximately half of an hour. The event prioritizes social distancing, so you don't even need to roll your window down to present your ticket. However, they will also have a bike/scooter night (masks required) for those who want to enjoy the fresh winter air. There is also an ice-skating rink across the street with food and drinks available if you would like to spend the evening celebrating the season at Atlantic Station.

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August
10

Family Fun Around Atlanta - JYB Realty

Social distancing and shutdowns have made life somewhat mundane for many families. As things begin to slowly open up, our real estate agents are starting to talk to more parents who are looking for ways to get their children out of the house and have some fun. 

August is Family Fun Month, so now is a great time to start thinking about some safe activities that everyone in the family can enjoy! Whether you're a potential new resident exploring Atlanta homes for sale or you've lived in the area for years, you'll appreciate some of these great ideas. Each of the following options are offering "timed tickets" and taking other precautions to keep visitors safe and socially distant, so you have extra peace of mind while can planning your adventure.

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July
6

Camping Around Atlanta - JYB Realty

When you need some time in the great outdoors, Georgia is a great place to be. Some of the state's most beautiful parks, trails, campgrounds, and lakes are within an hour's drive of Atlanta, and our real estate agents are excited to share some of our favorites. If you're looking for tent camping near Atlanta, be sure to check out these fun, relaxing campgrounds:

  • Red Top Mountain State Park - 50 Lodge Rd. SE, Acworth, GA 30102
    Encompassing more than 1,000 shady, secluded acres on the shore of Lake Allatoona, Red Top Mountain State Park is one of Georgia's top destinations for fishing, swimming, and water sports. Fifteen miles of hiking trails also make it a haven for hikers, and the park's campground includes just shy of 100 campsites for both tents and RVs. Red Top Mountain State Park is less than 40 minutes from the heart of Atlanta, and just a short drive from these Atlanta homes for sale.

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June
8

Movie Night Tips - JYB Realty

Summer is right around the corner, and there's no better time to host an outdoor movie night. Our real estate agents provide some tips for making your cinematic adventures go off without a hitch. 

Choose a Movie Everyone Will Enjoy

Unless your gathering is child-free, it's best to pick a G or PG film that's appropriate for people of all ages. If you're using social media to create an invitation, select a few potential movies and make a poll. That way, everyone can weigh in on what they want to watch.

Set Up Your Outdoor Theater

Once you've made a decision, it's time to get started. First, figure out how you're going to show the movie, whether it's by purchasing it digitally, using a DVD, or streaming it via services like Amazon Prime, Netflix, or Hulu. Creating an outdoor movie theater experience can be daunting. If you have any techie friends or family, ask them for a hand. Here's the equipment you'll need:

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March
9

Atlanta Parks and Museums - JYB Realty

If you're looking for Atlanta homes for sale, you've probably been impressed at everything the city has to offer. You'll find there's always plenty going on, for kids and adults alike to enjoy, including over Spring Break (April 5-April 9, 2020 in most metro Atlanta school districts).

Our real estate agents suggest the following five destinations as great examples of Spring Break fun that's going on around Atlanta:

  • Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta
    The Atlanta Botanical Garden is located adjacent to midtown Atlanta's Piedmont Park, and it's a beautiful destination that hosts exhibitions, classes, and more. The venue kicks off Spring Break with an interactive program teaching families how certain plants can create stunning colors for dying eggs. You'll learn more about the plants and make and take three vibrant eggs. In addition, you can enroll the kids in a Spring Break camp that celebrates the arrival of spring by letting them learn and explore how plants and animals emerge for the spring season.

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October
7

Hogansville Hummingbird Festival - Josey Young & Brady Realty

Held the third weekend of every October in historic downtown Hogansville, GA, the Hogansville Hummingbird Festival is one of our real estate agents' favorite fall festivities. This vibrant outdoor festival provides fun for the whole family, with activities, music, food, and vendors and wares from local artists, crafters, shops, and more.

Tons of Events and Activities

Designated as a Southeast Tourism Society's Top 20 Event, this fabulous festival has a true small-town feel. It happens in downtown Hogansville (aka "The City of Friendly People"). To find it on your GPS, enter the address: 400 East Main Street, Hogansville, GA. Start time is 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 19th and Sunday, October 20th. Admission and parking are free, with security and handicap access available. With more than 200 vendors, tasty food, live music, a children's area, and tons of local restaurants and businesses, it's the perfect way to spend a beautiful autumn weekend. Or get to know your neighbors at the annual Kickoff Dinner, Dance, and Silent Auction gala at the Victoria Belle Mansion, Thursday, Oct 17.

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September
3

Atlanta Tourist Destinations - JY&B Realty

One of the most vibrant cities in America, Atlanta has become a major cultural center and a bustling economic hub. There's plenty of southern hospitality to go around and along with more traditional attractions like museums, there are tons of fun, wild and weird sights, sounds, and history to take in. Our real estate agents not only have the skinny on beautiful Atlanta homes for sale, we've come up with a list of must-see attractions that entertain visitors and locals alike in the Atlanta metro area.

  1. The Doll's Head Trail at Constitution Lakes Park - 1305 South River Industrial Blvd SE, Atlanta
    One of Atlanta's most unusual hiking adventures, The Doll's Head Trail is repurposing at its finest. In addition to being part of multiple trails that take you through scenic, wildlife-filled wetlands, it features installations of found objects, including discarded doll parts, truck parts, toys, bottles, bricks, tiles, and more. These whimsical displays are all created by objects that are found inside Constitution Lakes Park. Visitors are encouraged to pick up items inside this urban nature preserve to create their own unique found-art pieces.

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June
17

Atlanta Ice Cream Shops - JY&B Realty

There are so many things to love about summertime in Atlanta! From fun summer festivals and picnics in the park, to wet and wild fun at local splash pads and water playgrounds, there's never a shortage of ways to enjoy the gorgeous weather.

When our real estate agents and their prospective buyers are ready to take a break from exploring the best Atlanta homes for sale, they like to stop by some of the area's most popular ice cream shops for a sweet treat. While there are a ton of choices, a few places always come out on top. Check out these six local favorites so you can decide which one deserves the top spot on your list. 

  1. Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream: 1198 Howell Mill Road
    Located in the Westside Provisions District, Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream serves up hand-crafted ice cream made from whole ingredients and the milk of grass-pastured cows. With exciting flavors like Goat Cheese with Red Cherries, Pistachio and Honey, and Fluffernutter Pie, you're guaranteed never to get bored! 

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June
3

 

Father's Day Atlanta-JYB Realty

Your dad is your hero year-round, but on the day set aside to honor him, you want to be his hero. Atlanta has lots of options for taking Dad out on Father's Day. Our real estate agents can help you find the right event to celebrate your dad's unique style.  

Here are some suggestions:

  1. Take Him Out To The Ballpark - Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies, Suntrust Park, 755 Battery Ave. SE
    Nothing like a day at the ballpark to celebrate family and tradition. Take your dad to see the Braves take on the Philadelphia Phillies at Suntrust Park. If he especially loves baseball, consider getting the special ticket package that lets you take your dad onto the field to play catch.  

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May
6

Atlanta Mother's Day Events-JYB Realty

Mother's Day is fast approaching, and of course, you want to honor Mom with more than a bouquet from the local grocery store. As you've looked for Atlanta homes for sale, you probably have noticed that Atlanta offers something for everyone. Mother's Day is no exception. No matter what kind of mom you have, you can find an event to celebrate how special she is.

For the Creative Mom

  • Sip N Paint Event - The Blu' Bisque, 323 Nelson St. SW, Atlanta
    Even if your mom isn't exactly Mary Cassatt, she's sure to love an afternoon of painting and celebrating. The Blu' Bisque in southwest Atlanta is hosting a Mother's Day Sip and Paint extravaganza, Saturday, May 11 from 1-3 p.m. You'll get to put brush to canvas while enjoying delicious nibbles and unlimited mimosas.

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