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:
Immersive experiences are becoming quite popular these days, and for good reason. They're highly engaging and interactive and can teach a lot about perception and the human mind. Not to mention, they're a great weekend activity and fun for the whole family.
Our real estate agents have seen all kinds of immersive experience events pop-up around Atlanta this year, and we can't wait to check them out. If you're ready to experience art in a whole new way or dive into a new world, here is a quick list of Atlanta immersive events you won't want to miss this fall.
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.
Attending beer and wine festivals is a great way to enjoy yourself in the summer. These festivals are also a good opportunity to sample new drinks, hone your palate, and discover new favorites. The Atlanta area is lucky to have several excellent wine and beer festivals coming up. So, take a break from looking at Atlanta homes for sale, and check out one or more of these events.
National Daiquiri Day is observed on July 19, giving you the perfect opportunity to sip one of these refreshing cocktails to cool off in another hot Atlanta summer. It's one of the oldest cocktails, getting its start in 1898 in a small mining town in Cuba called Daiquiri. Made with a simple blend of lime juice, sugar, and rum over cracked ice, the drinks were a great way to help miners cool off. In the U.S., it surged in popularity during World War II with restrictions on beer and whiskey.
Daiquiris remain popular today, of course, and our real estate agents suggest cooling off by celebrating Daiquiri Day at one of these Atlanta restaurants.
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.
Yoga has so many benefits. Physically, it helps improve flexibility and strength. Mentally, it can help you stay focused and relaxed. Whether you've done yoga for years or are just discovering it, you'll want to fit in a class on June 21. This is International Yoga Day, a celebration of this incredible wellness modality. Take a break from looking at Atlanta homes for sale, and stop by one of these local studios.
Nobody knows you quite like your best friend(s). If it's been a while since you've had a chance to catch up with the girls, Best Friends Day on June 8 gives you the perfect excuse. It's a great day to celebrate friendships with those you can always count on, and it's also an excellent chance to try out some new restaurants around town.
Everyone knows Atlanta is known for their phenomenal cuisine, and there is an endless number of excellent restaurants around town to host your best friend date. These recommendations from our real estate agents can help narrow down your choices.
Running is good for both the body and the mind. You don't have to race to be considered a real runner, but many runners do enjoy hopping into a local race now and then. Luckily, there are some awesome races coming up in Atlanta this summer. Take a break from looking at Atlanta homes for sale, and register for one of these upcoming events.
Moscato is a sweet, white wine known for its notes of peach and citrus. It has been enjoyed as a dessert wine for years but has recently gained popularity as a casual, summer drinking wine. If you enjoy Moscato, then of course you have to celebrate National Moscato Day on May 9th! Here are some of the top Atlanta wine bars our real estate agents recommend visiting for a glass.
The modern version of the grilled cheese sandwich originated in the 1920s and has become one of our favorite cheesy foods. With gooey, melted cheese between slices of bread grilled to perfection, it's only suitable to dedicate a day to this simple yet delicious comfort food.
Near Atlanta homes for sale, several top-rated eateries are serving grilled cheese sandwiches, where you can experience a mix and match of cheeses, seasonings, and sides and take your celebration to another level. Our real estate agents recommend these locations to help you celebrate National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day April 12.
A historic hamlet known for its classic architecture, outstanding local businesses, and welcoming vibe, Brookhaven is located just minutes from downtown Atlanta. Whether you're looking for a new place to settle down or just a fun place to spend a day close to Atlanta, Brookhaven has so much to offer. Our real estate agents have all of the delightful details on how Brookhaven came to be and the experiences you can enjoy when you spend the day there.
National Quilting Day is celebrated on Saturday, March 19 in honor of this colorful and practical ancient art. So whether you're interested in getting started in this hobby or have already completed many beautiful projects, take time to visit an Atlanta quilting shop.
Our real estate agents recommend stopping by the following quilting shops around Atlanta.
If you want to create a beautiful outdoor garden area for your home, consider a butterfly garden with colorful blooms. Butterfly gardens are not only visually interesting, but they are also beneficial for the environment. If you want a lovely garden that promotes a healthy landscape and great curb appeal, follow some tips from our real estate agents to create a stunning butterfly garden.
March 1 is National Wedding Planning Day, so if you're engaged, it's the ideal time to start turning your wedding dreams into reality. For most brides, that starts with the perfect gown.
Atlanta is home to many bridal boutiques, so you're sure to find one that matches your style, budget, and size. Our real estate agents suggest stopping by any of the following shops to find your wedding dress around Atlanta.
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.
If you're looking for a way to warm up this winter, a nice glass of bourbon can do the trick. With its smoky, yet smooth, flavor, sipping on a bourbon on the rocks is a great way to unwind after a busy work week.
There are so many great bourbons out there and stopping by some of Atlanta's great bourbon bars will give you the chance to find your new favorite. Our real estate agents love exploring all the local restaurants Atlanta has to offer, and suggest these top bourbon locations.
The sweet, spicy flavor of a good cup of chai tea is beyond compare. If you enjoy this delicious drink, why not pick up a cup of it for National Hot Tea Month? Our real estate agents have assembled a list of five tea and coffee shops where you can get an exemplary cup of chai near our Atlanta homes for sale.
Food halls are extremely attractive to people searching for Atlanta homes for sale because they offer food, fun, and a friendly atmosphere all in one convenient place. Our agents have selected some of their favorite food halls in the area that you should definitely check out:
Silky-smooth and satisfying, pumpkin pie has become so indelibly associated with the holidays that it's earned its own designation. Join our real estate agents in celebrating National Pumpkin Pie Day on Saturday, December 25 with a treat from one of these top bakeries near Atlanta homes for sale.
In the mood for a New York-style bagel? Have A Bagel Day is December 11, so it's a good time to stop by your favorite bagel shop or deli and try something new. Everybody loves a good bagel as there is an endless number of toppings, styles, and varieties. The good news is you don't have to go all the way to New York City to enjoy the chewy goodness of a delicious bagel. There are lots of authentic bagel shops right here in the Atlanta area. Below are some great recommendations from our real estate agents.
Small Business Saturday, which takes place on Nov. 27 this year, is designed to encourage shoppers to support small businesses on that day and beyond. It's a great way to support local businesses that provide unique merchandise along with personalized customer service while adding to the local flavor of the community.
Our real estate agents suggest stopping by the following establishments on Small Business Saturday and beyond.
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.
Do the unprecedented events of the last 18 months have you longing for a more peaceful, family-oriented place to call home? You're not alone. Our real estate agents share the compelling reasons that led Realtor.com to name Peachtree City as one of the top 11 family-friendly suburbs in the country.
Our real estate agents love helping new residents explore the area. From recommending great restaurants to helping them find places to enjoy their favorite hobbies, we're always looking for ways to help.
September is Sewing Month, and we've created a round-up of the best local places where you can stock up on all of your sewing supplies. Check it out!
Happy September! If you're a bread lover, then you're probably excited this month has finally arrived. Sourdough September is the perfect opportunity to visit some local bakeries and sample what they have to offer. Here are some top bakeries our real estate agents recommend visiting in the Atlanta area.
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.
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.
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.
August and September are prime time for road races in Atlanta, as the schedule fills with various runs/walks in local parks and other scenic locations. They're frequently accompanied by music and other entertainment, and many help raise money for local or national non-profits, so you're helping out a good cause when you run.
Our real estate agents hope you can hit the road running at these races around Atlanta.
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.
Even scientists agree that pizza's "holy trinity" of crust, sauce, and cheese makes it a truly satisfying food. So how do you improve on perfection? Our real estate agents agree there's nothing better than Neapolitan-style, wood-fired pizza served at these top restaurants around Atlanta.
If you own an e-scooter, it's important to have fun and interesting places nearby where you can ride it. When looking for a home, parks in the area and their scooter access will likely be a concern. Fortunately, our real estate agents can connect you with homes in a variety of interesting areas, near parks with great views, wide-open spaces, and paths to ride your scooter freely. In fact, if you don't have a scooter of your own, many of these parks have them for rent through Bird, Atlanta's scooter rental service. Here are five of the best Atlanta parks for scooter enthusiasts.
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.
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.
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.
Beer Day is coming, and our real estate agents know some places around Atlanta where you can celebrate.
Believe it or not, beer has been around for thousands and thousands of years. It far predates coffee, and many of the traditions around beer have been passed down intact since oldest antiquity. At different times, brewing beer was considered a feminine or masculine art. Medieval monks were often dedicated to the craft.
After all this time, the resurgence in craft brewing has shown that there's still more to learn when it comes to beer. Homes for sale in Atlanta benefit from a vigorous brewing culture with lots of local startups. Some have become known around the United States, while others remain among the area's best-kept secret.
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.
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.
Mild temperatures will be here before you know it, so we can finally get some fresh air and outdoor exercise. Some of our real estate agents love playing tennis and are looking forward to hitting the courts this year.
Tennis is the perfect way to mix fun, exercise, and socializing. Whether you're a seasoned professional or novice beginner, anybody can enjoy tennis, especially with dozens of great courts around Atlanta. If you're planning to incorporate tennis into your spring workout routine, below are some of our favorite facilities around the city:
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:
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.
One of our favorite things to do in the winter is to spend time with friends or family over a delicious pasta meal in a warm, cozy restaurant. Fresh pasta is such a comforting food — especially when it's cold outside. With so many excellent restaurants in the Atlanta area, it's easy to get decision fatigue when trying to decide where to go for dinner. To help narrow down your choices, our real estate agents put together a list of some of their favorite Italian restaurants in Atlanta serving up your favorite pasta dishes.
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.
Wine tastings offer not only a way to find favorite new wines but also a fun thing to do with friends. Just one more reason why living in Atlanta is the best: Check out these wineries and wine tasting rooms, where you can either learn how to taste wine properly or put your well-honed nose to the test. And while you're in town, check out Atlanta homes for sale, and find your next great home with the perfect compromise between suburb and city.
The ATL is full of ART, and National Go to an Art Museum Day is the perfect day to visit the many art museums of Georgia's capital city. Atlanta has no shortage of art museums, and each of these colorful facilities illustrates the diverse cultures that call the city home. Our real estate agents encourage you to celebrate National Go to an Art Museum Day on November 9th by visiting one of these great Atlanta art museums.
"Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first." That's the philosophy behind Dessert Day, a holiday celebrating the best course of a meal. On Wednesday, October 14, join our real estate agents by enjoying your favorite sweet treats at these great shops and bakeries around Atlanta.
With National Cheeseburger Day just around the corner, our real estate agents thought it'd be a good opportunity to highlight some of the best local burger joints. After all, one of the great benefits of living in or around such a great city is there is no shortage of good burger options and new restaurants to try. Below are recommendations for six great places to grab a burger in or around the Atlanta area.
Our real estate agents understand how hard it is to feel cooped up inside during the beautiful summer months. But with safety first and foremost on everyone's mind, it can be hard to come up with activities that give us a breath of fresh air while maintaining safe social distancing. Luckily, golf is one of those activities.
August is National Golf Month, and we're excited to take advantage of it. This month offers a perfect opportunity to get out and enjoy a round or two at one of these amazing Atlanta golf courses.
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.
After months of eating indoors, dining inside a restaurant may not even be enough of a change. Enjoy the delights of outdoor dining on the patio of one of these wonderful restaurants, just minutes from Atlanta homes for sale.
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:
Atlanta is the center of Southern cooking, but our real estate agents also love its wide range of delicious Mexican cuisine. Why wait for Taco Tuesday? Enjoy a tasty meal any day of the week at these great Mexican restaurants around the ATL.
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.
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.
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:
Summer is coming, and there are a lot of reasons to be excited about it. Farm-fresh produce at our local farmers markets is one of them. Just like many of you, our real estate agents are happy to see life gradually return to normal, and we can't wait to get out and stock up at these Atlanta area farmers markets.
Georgia offers endless acres of fertile farmland, and Atlanta is right in the heart of it. From fresh fruits and vegetables to arts, crafts, and local goods of all kinds, you never know what you'll find at these Atlanta markets.
Gardening is a fun, rewarding, and beneficial way to pass the time. Many of the Atlanta homes for sale have lots of yard space to explore your gardening adventure. Whether you are gardening for the first-time or a seasoned grower, a garden provides numerous benefits. Daily exercise, fresh air, stress reliever, and a better night's sleep are the top reasons to start a garden. Plus, the fresh vegetables are always a welcomed addition to your dinner plate.
Gardening season is the perfect time to discover your inner green thumb. Check out the following tips to get the most out of your garden experience this year.
Feel like you are just running around the same ole' track, week in, and week out? Maybe it is time to break some new ground and try out some new stomping grounds where you can take in some new sights and mix up your running routine. When you are ready to explore some new paths and trails, our real estate agents recommend the following places in the area that are perfect for runners getting ready to run everything from a 5k to an Ironman.
According to Founding Father Benjamin Franklin, "There cannot be good living where there is not good drinking." Sample the wide variety of top-quality beer and wine brands available near Atlanta homes for sale at these festive upcoming events.
Are you looking to break up your average dinner routine with an extraordinary night out? Our real estate agents have picked out five unique dining destinations around Atlanta that we're sure you'll love!
Once you've made everyone's holiday dreams come true, it's time to treat yourself to some well-deserved pampering. Start the new year right with post-holiday relaxation at one of these fabulous spas around Atlanta homes for sale.
Did you wait until the last minute to start thinking about your holiday shopping? It's okay! Whether you've been distracted by exploring all of the best Atlanta homes for sale or time just got away from you, it's still not too late.
To help make sure your holidays are jolly, our real estate agents have pulled together a list of some of the coolest, quirkiest local places to do your last-minute holiday shopping. Check it out!
One of the best things about Atlanta homes for sale is all the opportunities in our neighborhoods to connect with people and support the local community. The winter holidays are the perfect time to shop local and support local artists and the local economy. And holiday shopping can be extra fun when you attend a craft fair. It's exciting to see all the one-of-a-kind gifts available, and those special gifts mean so much more when you know someone took the time to hand-make them. For gifts everyone on your list will love, visit one of these holiday craft fairs and get shopping!
"All the world's a stage" is the classic opening line of a monologue from Shakespeare's As You Like It, but the phrase could certainly apply to modern-day Atlanta, which has become a favorite location for film crews. As you tour Atlanta homes for sale, check out these local spots that have appeared on movie and TV screens.
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.
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.
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.
Do you have a hunger that only a juicy steak will satisfy? Our real estate agents love an evening spent with friends and family at a delicious restaurant. When we're craving steak, we head straight to one of these seven mouthwatering steakhouses in Atlanta.
Are you ready for another summer of fantastic festivals in Atlanta? No matter your interest, from films to healthy living, there's a local festival with your name on it. Atlanta's parks make for excellent community gathering places throughout the year and also play host to some of the city's biggest annual festivals. Our real estate agents love taking part in local events, and we've got the details on four festivals around Atlanta this summer that you definitely won't want to miss.
BronzeLens Film Festival – Atlanta Marriott Marquis, 265 Peachtree Center Ave., Atlanta | Aug. 21-25
Entering its 10th year this summer, the BronzeLens Film Festival continues to fulfill its mission of promoting the growing film industry in Atlanta, with a focus on films created by African Americans. The goal is to promote Atlanta as a movie mecca and showcase the work of a new generation of filmmakers. The festival includes film showings at multiple local venues, informative, engaging discussion panels, and masterclasses led by some of the biggest names in film. It's also a great place for aspiring local filmmakers to network and build connections in the industry.
One of the best things about summertime in Atlanta is the return of the farmers markets. Our real estate agents love making meals with fresh ingredients and supporting local farmers and vendors. Stop by these area farmers markets and you'll see for yourself exactly why they're so popular.
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.
Craving a big, juicy burger in Atlanta? Then we've got some great news for you! National Hamburger Day, one of the tastiest holidays of the year, is celebrated annually on May 28, and there's no better place in the country to celebrate the holiday than Atlanta.
Whether you're looking for a classic burger, a unique, local creation, or a delicious vegetarian option, there's a burger spot in Atlanta that's perfect for you. From burger boutiques to countertop restaurants that have been serving Atlanta neighborhoods for decades, you'll find delicious burgers and even better service. Our real estate agents are here to help you celebrate National Burger Day, with a guide to six of the best spots in Atlanta to grab a burger.
FLIP Burger Boutique – 1587 Howell Mill Road NW, Atlanta 30318
Atlanta homes for sale make it easy to reach popular spots like FLIP Burger Boutique. With 13 house-made burger specials to choose from, along with a full build-your-own burger menu, FLIP is sure to have something for you. Try an Impossible Burger, sample the vegetarian favorite Fauxlafel Burger, or dive into one of the many classic burgers on the menu.
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.
Cover to cover, there is no better way to relax than by cracking open a book. A well-written book can teach you everything you want to know about culture, cuisine, or civilizations from long ago. If you love to read as much as our real estate agents enjoy the hobby, April 27th is an opportunity for you to head down to your local bookstore and celebrate Independent Bookstore Day. When it comes to finding the perfect book for your collection, the following are 5 independent bookstores in Atlanta we highly recommend.
Whether you make it a special, once-per-year occasion or a regular thing, there's no doubt that enjoying Sunday brunch is a great way to spend a morning. Easter is one of the most popular holidays of the year for Sunday brunch, and with the big day coming up now is the perfect time to take a closer look at the best brunch spots in the Atlanta area. There is a brunch destination for every taste in the Atlanta area, from elegant, upscale establishments to neighborhood restaurants serving up your favorite comfort foods. Our real estate agents have the details on 6 of the best spots in Atlanta to enjoy an Easter Sunday brunch this year.
Bistro Niko – 3344 Peachtree Road, Atlanta 30326
Shopping for Atlanta homes for sale, and looking for a taste of Paris for Sunday brunch? Head to Bistro Niko in Buckhead, where authentic, simple French cuisine is always on the menu. The atmosphere at Bistro Niko is shaped by French art, grand ceilings, and a patio that is perfect for enjoying brunch on a pleasant Easter morning. The staff at Bistro Niko is known for going above and beyond to make guests feel at home.
The city of Atlanta is known for its Southern hospitality, diverse music culture, and hot nightlife. When you're ready to take a break from checking out Atlanta homes for sale and blow off some steam, you'll definitely want to pay a visit to some of the area's most popular bars.
With so many fun options to choose from, it's hard to know where to start. Our real estate agents suggest the unique and classy experience of visiting one of Atlanta's 1920s-themed speakeasy bars. Since these types of bars aren't always easy to find, we're giving you the inside scoop on five locations you won't want to miss.
Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, and nowhere is that more true than in Atlanta, home of one of the country's oldest and largest St. Patrick's Day parades. Want to partake in some luck o' the Irish as you tour Atlanta homes for sale? Here's what you should know to join in the fun and festivities on Saturday, March 16.
In 1858, the Hibernian Benevolent Society held Atlanta's first St. Patrick's Day parade to honor the rich heritage of Irish immigrants in the city. Specific recognition was given to Father Thomas O'Reilly and the Hibernian Rifles, who played an important role in Atlanta during the Civil War.
Father O'Reilly earned respect tending to the religious needs of both Union and Confederate soldiers. When General William Sherman captured Atlanta, O'Reilly led a group that ultimately convinced Sherman to spare City Hall, the courthouse, and five churches, including O'Reilly's own Immaculate Conception.
The Hibernian Rifles, named after a nationalist militia group in Ireland, also stood up against Sherman's "scorched earth" campaign. In gratitude, Oakland Cemetery set aside a plot dedicated to the Hibernian Rifles and members of the HBS.
Yoga's emphasis on the mind-body connection makes it a perfect activity for finding balance, no matter how hectic your schedule is. Find your inner om at one of these great Atlanta yoga studios recommended by our real estate agents.
Whether you've just purchased a new home in our area or are just getting started shopping for Atlanta homes for sale with our real estate agents, chances are good that you are not, as of yet, terribly familiar with the ins and outs of the city. That means if you'll be in Atlanta this February, you may find yourself at a loss when it comes to planning your Valentine's Day celebration. The good news is that our area is a great place to celebrate the big day. Here are some great spots to get sweet treats for your Valentine in Atlanta:
Xocolatl Small Batch Chocolate, 99 Krog St. NE
An award-winning family-run micro-factory, Xocolatl Small Batch Chocolate is known for producing a selection of exceptional dark chocolate bars, an array of unique drinking chocolates and cacao teas, as well as lovely gift boxes, all perfect for those looking for sweet treats for Valentine's Day gift-giving.
It's almost time for the biggest game of the year, and there's no better city to watch than Atlanta. Every bar, restaurant, and tavern has a unique atmosphere, so you're sure to find a Game Day destination that suits your style. Whether you're looking for great food, craft drinks, or a place to share your excitement with other passionate fans, you'll find it on our list of seven great places to watch the matchup in Atlanta. Our real estate agents have all the details on how to enjoy the big game close to home.
Hudson Grille Midtown – 942 Peachtree St. NW
No matter the event, you can count on the Hudson Grille Midtown having an excellent atmosphere for any big game. Settle in with an Impossible Burger, grab your favorite drink from the menu, then get ready to celebrate everything that makes the game special with friends and strangers alike.
Our real estate agents love to grab a bowl of hot chili for lunch here in Atlanta. Atlanta homes for sale are easy to recommend, but not many home buyers realize that a long tradition of spicy, flavorful chili is one major attraction.
When you visit or relocate to Atlanta, you'll be in the thick of some of the best chili restaurants in the nation. State and national chili competitions are held in Atlanta on a regular basis – and all the hoopla means there are plenty of world-class barbecue restaurants for you to enjoy.
Let's take a look at six of our favorite places for a bowl of chili in Atlanta.
Are you one of the 45 percent of Americans who resolve to lose weight and get in shape in the coming year? Although these types of goals aren't always easy to achieve, having a plan in place makes it more likely that you'll succeed.
To help give you a jump start, our real estate agents created this list of their favorite fitness centers in the Atlanta area. There are a variety of options available, making it more likely that you'll find something that works for you. Best of all, there's no reason to wait until after the New Year. Each of these locations is open today and ready to help you achieve your goals. Let's get started!
Wouldn't it be nice to enjoy a winter wonderland in Atlanta, with the holiday season right around the corner? While you may not find many frozen ponds around the city, there are plenty of places to enjoy your favorite cold-weather activities, ice skating included. You'll find opportunities to lace up your skates both indoors and outside with a variety of ice skating destinations throughout Atlanta. Our real estate agents have the details on four of the best places in Atlanta to enjoy ice skating this winter.
With all the hustle and bustle happening this time of year, it's easy to forget what the holiday season is all about. Our real estate agents believe in taking some time away from our hectic schedules to give back to those less fortunate. If you'd like to join us in doing our part to make the world a better place, check out some of these volunteer opportunities. You may be surprised to see how donating just a few hours of your time can help.
As the capital of Georgia, Atlanta has become of the South's most popular destinations for travel and relocation. Both new residents and visitors come for its Southern culture and the variety of attractions throughout the year.
If you are moving to Atlanta, our real estate agents have a detailed list of Atlanta homes for sale to share with you. We also can give you our recommendations for some unique holiday shopping adventures in Atlanta.
While there is no wrong time to search for Atlanta homes for sale, the holidays make touring our city's neighborhoods even more memorable. Throughout our Georgia communities, you'll get a chance to sample what living in Atlanta during the holidays is all about by experiencing our Christmas spirit in twinkling lights.
Our real estate agents have made a list (and yes, we've checked it twice) of six of our favorite holiday light displays in and around Atlanta.
Thanksgiving ranks highly among our favorite holidays, and for a simple reason – the food! Of course, that Thanksgiving feast might also give you a reason to consider getting in a little more exercise this season, and if that's the case, you're in luck.
These local Turkey Trots in the Atlanta area will give you a great opportunity to get a head start on burning off those extra calories, all while helping out a good cause. So whether you're in the area looking at Atlanta homes for sale, or already call Atlanta home, be sure to check out these fun Thanksgiving runs, walks and trots this season.
Five Star Thanksgiving Turkey Trot - 3835 Johns Creek Parkway, Suwanee
Started as a way to give back to all the runners who have participated in Five Star NTP races throughout the years, the Thanksgiving Turkey Trot takes place bright and early on Thanksgiving morning in Suwanee, GA. The race starts at 8 a.m. at Johns Creek Parkway, just south of Kids R Kids. Great prizes are available for the winners in each category.
If you're interested in Atlanta homes for sale, either as a prospective buyer or as a potential home seller, then you likely know that Atlanta stands as one of the most populous places in the United States. The city has certainly grown since its foundation as a transportation hub, now boasting the single busiest airport in the world, and able to call itself the ninth most populated metropolitan area in the nation.
If you're buying or selling in the Atlanta area, then it pays to know what's what (and where' where!) in the city. There's a lot to do in Atlanta, and it can be a little overwhelming if you're not sure where to start. Thankfully, our real estate agents are always on the lookout for up-and-coming neighborhoods, businesses, and events in the Atlanta area. Today we're here to fill you in on one of the biggest Halloween events in the area: one that takes place every year right in Atlanta's own Little Five Points neighborhood.
Looking for a fun, free event, close to home in Atlanta? Atlanta Hip Hop Day, a free festival held every year around this time, is about to celebrate its eighth year as one of Atlanta's favorite free, local events. The festival provides an opportunity to learn more about Atlanta's many contributions to hip-hop history, enjoy a stacked schedule of live shows all weekend, and sample some of the best food that the city has to offer. Our real estate agents have all the details on where, when, and what to expect from Atlanta Hip Hop Day 2018.
Atlanta Hip Hop Day
Location: Woodruff Park – 91 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
Dates/Times: October 6 - 7, 2018 – 11 am to 7 pm
Admission: Free Admission – No Tickets Required
Atlanta Hip Hop Day got its start eight years ago and has grown so large since that time that events are now spread over two days. This year's festival takes place at Woodruff Park, with each side of the park themed around a different part of hip-hop culture. The park sections include "B-Boy & B-Girl exhibits, Emcee Battles, Turntablism and Graffiti artists." As always, Atlanta Hip Hop Day is a free event, with a focus on live music and Atlanta's contributions to hip-hop history and culture.
Starting as a mere trickle in the Appalachian Mountains of North Georgia, the Chattahoochee River descends nearly 2,400 feet in its first hundred miles alone, becoming a might torrent by the time it empties into Lake Seminole, 434 miles from its headwaters. It meanders right through the Atlanta city limits along the way, offering what our real estate agents consider to be some of the best paddling water in the state.
The Chattahoochee River is, almost without exception, a very easy river to navigate by canoe or kayak. It rolls along gently between its banks, with an average water speed of around 3 miles per hour, through fields, forests, and farmlands. Only in spring, when runoff from the mountains causes the river to swell, does paddling become more of a challenge. But throughout summer and fall, the Chattahoochee is one of the most reliably calm paddling waters in the Southeast.
When you're a home shopper, the neighborhood in which you're searching is equally as important as the house itself. The home's accessibility to shopping, schools, dining, and area attractions play a leading role in your final home buying decision.
Let's get started at the Georgia Aquarium.
There's no doubt you know Atlanta is an exciting and diverse place to live. It has a wide variety of entertainment venues from contemporary to historical; consequently, you'll never be at a loss for things to do. Our real estate agents live and work in the Atlanta and are sure you won't be disappointed with the Fox Theatre, one of Atlanta's most iconic locations.
So, you've decided to buy one of our Atlanta homes for sale and relocate to the Big Peach. Congratulations!
Our REALTORS® want to know more about what this city you've decide to make your home. Let's talk about Atlanta and everything a prospective new resident should know:
Are you ready for a memorable day of family fun that parents and kids alike will love? Every year, around the middle of the summer, the Cool Dads Rock Soapbox Derby Festival comes to our corner of Atlanta and creates unforgettable moments for families. The Cool Dads Rock organization is dedicated to forming stronger relationships between fathers and their children, and the Cool Dads Rock Soap Box Derby Festival is one of the organization's biggest events each year. Our REALTORS® have all the details on what to expect from this year's Cool Dads Rock Soapbox Derby Festival.
Atlanta is an exciting all American town. It's a hub for major corporations, sporting events, media, and everyday fun. If you crave a quieter lifestyle, small towns and communities nearby offer the calming culture you prefer. If you plan to tour Atlanta homes for sale, summer is the perfect season. When you time your visit just right, you can connect with Atlanta communities as they celebrate Independence Day.
Our real estate agents enjoy life in Atlanta. We believe you'll appreciate it too when you get to know the people and the communities at our favorite Independence Day Celebrations.
Discover your new Atlanta neighborhood with a a bird's-eye view of the city from atop the Skyview Ferris Wheel. If you're in town checking out Atlanta homes for sale, our REALTORS® are certain you'll love Atlanta and the Skyview Ferris Wheel. Towering almost 20 stories above the city in Centennial Park, it is the perfect way to see the city you're about to make your home. Here are the details to help you plan your visit.