Shamrockin’ around town!

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Are you seeing green?  It looks to be a Shamrockin’ weekend –  check out some of these fun events going on all around town.

 March 16-18.

Alpharetta – Friday, March 16 – Luck of Avalon – Calling all Lads and Lassies! Join us on Friday, March 16th from 6PM to 10PM as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Enjoy an evening full of live music, dancing, Irish flair, and of course, green beer! For more information:

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Alpharetta – Friday – Sunday, March 16-18 – Alpharetta High School Theater Program presents “Little Shop of Horror’s”.  Little Shop of Horrors is a delectable sci-fi horror musical with an electrifying 1960s pop/rock score by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman.  For more information, or to purchase tickets

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Alpharetta – Friday, March 16 – Boys Next Door on stage at the Act1 Theatre. For more inoformation, or to purchase tickets:

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Atlanta – Saturday, March 17 – Shamrock the Station at Atlantic Station.  The party starts at 2:00 PM, featuring activities for all ages, Irish dancing, and more. Road Race in the morning.  For road race information:  For event tickets &  information:
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Atlanta – Saturday, March 17 – The Publix Georgia Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K is one of the southeast’s premier distance events. Whether you’re taking on 13.1 or tackling 26.2, we hope you’ll join Atlanta Track Club for the 12th running of this Atlanta tradition. And back by popular demand in 2018, a 5K option is available for the first time since 2016!  For more information:

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Dunwoody – Saturday, March 17 – Rescue Dog Olympics celebrates rescue dogs & their furever families. Interactive, fun festival with silly and competitive games for dogs and their humans to participate in, Pet rescues, Dog related vendors, and dog training sessions, Dog Frisbee catch and fetch and demos, food & a GREEN beer garden.  There will be over 20 Atlanta area pet rescues/organizations at the festival! For more information:

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Lawrenceville – Saturday, March 17 – “Folklore for the Family” at the Aurora Theatre pays tribute to the great gothic writer Flannery O’Connor and all southern artists going back to the American revolution (the ghosts of our region). A trio of Flute, Guitar and Cello, Mary Flannery’s Ghost have been performing lively entertaining children’s concerts across the Metro Atlanta area, including The Children’s Museum of Atlanta. Your family will enjoy songs such as All You Need is LoveStand By MeThis Land is Your Land and many more. Each set is unique and the program moves quickly from one song to the next getting the children involved with movement and interaction. For more information:

Roswell – Saturday, March 17 – Mac McGee hosts the 5th MacFestivus, and 3rd Annual 1/2 K Road Race. We will have live music from Howlin’, The Good Hand, the David Wright Band and Hudson Dockett, along with Irish Dancers and Bagpipers. There will also be plenty of food and a beer truck for the adults, as well as a facepainter and balloon artist for the kiddos. Best part? It’s free entry!!!!  For more information:

Roswell – Saturday & Sunday, March 17 & 18 – The 36th Annual Great American Cover-Up Quilt Show at Bulloch Hall.  Bulloch Hall Quilt Guild has a unique opportunity to host a special exhibit of quilted art which represents the  59 designated National Parks in the United States. For more information:

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Spring Forward!

Daylight Savings Time begins this weekend. Spring clocks forward 1 hour on Saturday night when before you go to bed!  Florida made the move permanent and will stay in Daylight Savings Time…will Georgia be next?


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Get out!

Outside that is 🙂   They say, “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb”…the calendar still says winter, but, spring seems to have sprung a little around Atlanta this past week!  Our area communities have wonderful parks, trails, playgrounds and activities to enjoy, here are some of our favorites picks to explore this weekend!

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Alpharetta – Wills Park – Disc Golf is a fast growing sport and Wills Park has a renovated 18 hole course sprawling throughout the park. For more information:

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Cumming – Sawnee Mountain Preserve With one of the best views in North Georiga. The Indian Seats Trail hikes over and around the sheer face of Sawnee Mountain, exploring breathtaking views of the distant rolling ridge-line of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  For more information:

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Milton – Freedom Park – Freedom Park is an exercise center for the runners, cyclists and walkers on Deerfield Parkway and hosts the city’s patriotic events. It features a .15 mile trail and equipment for sit-ups and body curls, a cardio walker, and rowing and elliptical machines. For more information:

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Johns Creek – Jones Bridge Park Trail – This scenic hike at Jones Bridge Park explores the Chattahoochee River’s scenic banks in the city of Johns Creek, visiting the remnants of a turn-of-the-century bridge and a beautiful, riverside forest. For more information:

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Roswell – Vickery Creek Trail – Nestled in the heart of historic Roswell with a covered bridge. Civil war mill ruins. A towering waterfall that pours from a historic spillway dam. There’s just a lot to love about the Vickery Creek Trail at Roswell Mill: it’s scenic, shady, and makes a great in-town hike or moderate trail run.  For more information:

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President’s Weekend 2/19/18

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Have you ever been to the Carter Presidential Center?  What more fitting time, then on President’s weekend.  Below are links to it, as well as links to other things to check out while you’re in that part of town.

Carter Presidential Center:

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Bicycle Tours of Atlanta:  Leisurely tours are great for the entire family.  Whether you do the :Fall in Love with Atlanta” Tour, or the “Atlanta’s Journey for Civil Rights” tour. There’s no better way to see this great city! For more information:

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Ponce City Market:  In 2014, Ponce City Market began to reopen the fully renovated Sears, Roebuck & Company building, restoring its prominence as a vital landmark in Atlanta’s burgeoning Old Fourth Ward. Linked directly to the Atlanta BeltLine, and situated across from Historic Fourth Ward Park, our iconic stretch of Ponce de Leon Avenue is a major part of the redevelopment movement at the crossroads of Atlanta’s most established neighborhoods. Ponce City Market is a hip and trendy place to take in art, locally made clothing, delicious food and drinks. For more information, and to view the calendar of events:

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Little Five Points:  Off-beat and funky neighborhood that offers vintage-clothing shops, sidewalk vendors and street musicians. For more information:

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Oakland Cemetery:  This garden cemetery, founded in 1850, is the final resting place of many of Atlanta’s settlers, builders, and most noted citizens like Bobby Jones, Margaret Mitchell, and Maynard Jackson. It is also a showplace of sculpture and architecture, and a botanical preserve with ancient oaks and magnolias. Here in this peaceful place the full scope of the city’s rich and fascinating history unfolds before you. For more information:

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Krog Street Market: A destination for Atlanta’s in-town culture – those who are always searching for unique, specialty creations. It’s designed to be as authentic as the 1920’s warehouse it’s built into. With market stalls to sell produce, goods, and prepared food, along with a few southern-grown restaurants and retailers, the market is a west coast-style market, right in the heart of Inman Park.  For more information:

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Are You Considering a Move To Georgia?

If you are like many families around the country, Georgia is on the radar for a great place to re-locate. From the great climate,  affordability & wonderful quality of life Georgia has a lot to offer! If you are unsure of which city to consider, here is a list of the 50 safest cities in the state of Georgia.

A new ranking of crime rates from the National Council for Home Safety and Security shows that the safest cities in Georgia range from the Atlanta metropolitan area to Savannah, Warner Robins and towns in between. Georgia crime statistics of 3.98 reported violent crimes per 1,000 put it in the top 30 in the United States overall. Once you account for Atlanta’s high crime rates, Georgia’s statewide crime trends aren’t that bad, the website says.

The city of Johns Creek, a northeast Atlanta suburb, is Georgia’s safest community. Its 27 reported violent crimes and 687 property crimes are “terrifically low in respect to its large population” of 84,629 the website says.

To identify the safest cities in Georgia, the website reviewed the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics along with population data and internal research. Any cities that failed to submit a complete crime report to the FBI or towns with populations under 10,000 were eliminated from consideration.

The remaining cities were ranked based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) and property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft) per 1,000 people. These variables were then weighted, with violent crimes accounting for 1.5 of the total (due to their severity) than property crimes.

According to the rankings, Johns Creek was rated No. 1 for safety. Rounding out the top five are Milton (0.26 violent crimes per 1,000 people), Groveton (0.89), Peachtree City (0.54), and Dallas (0.84).

The five least-safe towns on the list were Waycross, Americus, East Point, Union City and College Park.

According to the rankings, these are the 50 safest cities in Georgia:

  1. Johns Creek
  2. Milton
  3. Grovetown
  4. Peachtree City
  5. Dallas
  6. Roswell
  7. Richmond Hill
  8. Kennesaw
  9. Alpharetta
  10. Woodstock
  11. Holly Springs
  12. Powder Springs
  13. Jefferson
  14. Decatur
  15. Canton
  16. Kingsland
  17. Sandy Springs
  18. Acworth
  19. Duluth
  20. Brookhaven
  21. Smyrna
  22. Pooler
  23. Fayetteville
  24. McDonough
  25. Loganville
  26. Newnan
  27. Suwanee
  28. Lawrenceville
  29. Rincon
  30. Dalton
  31. Athens-Clarke County
  32. Gainesville
  33. Lilburn
  34. Statesboro
  35. Calhoun
  36. Norcross
  37. Snellville
  38. Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan
  39. Bainbridge
  40. Villa Rica
  41. Marietta
  42. Dunwoody
  43. Hinesville
  44. Rome
  45. Clarkston
  46. Milledgeville
  47. Carrollton
  48. Winder
  49. Cordele
  50. Conyers

If we can be of help, to answer any of your questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call! We are always happy to help with any of your Real Estate needs 🙂


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Love is in the Air!

Happy weekend before Valentines Day!  This year it is also the weekend before Mardi Gras (and Mardis Gras could be called the love of life!).  It’s also the weekend that the 2018 Winter Olympics begin. Are you looking for something romantic to do? Ready to fall in love with home decorating? Interested in celebrating Mardi Gras, but not traveling to New Orleans?  Do you LOVE sports and the Winter Olympics?  This post has so much information about things going on this weekend, and into next week around North Atlanta.  Be sure to tag us in your posts, so we can see what fun things you did. (#theroccoteam)

February 9 – 14, 2018

2/9 – Sips Under the Sea – Cupid’s Crush at the Georgia Aquarium.  Prepare to be love-struck! Celebrate Valentine’s Day on Friday, February 9 with our beloved whale sharks and manta rays while enjoying romantic tunes, sweet cocktails and delicious small plates. Could you be next on Cupid’s list? For more information:—cupid’s-crush

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Opening 2/9 – First Date presented by the Marietta Theatre Company. “One Date. Two People. And every single voice in their heads.”  For more information:

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2/9-11 – North Atlanta Home Show Remodel, Repair, Refresh at the 21st Annual North Atlanta Home Show & Outdoor Living Expo. Over 150 companies will be displaying everything for your home – inside and out!  Held at the Infinite Energy Center – Gwinnett.  For more information:

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2/10 – Winter Olympic Open Day Program at the Atlanta Children’s Museum. Led by the Children’s Museum CMA Imaginators, learn all about the important winter sports played in different countries around the world, and take a guess at which sport unites us all.

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2/10 – Valentines in the Garden at the Atlanta Botanic Garden.  Enjoy an elegant evening of music, dancing, cocktails, savory and sweet treats, and an extravaganza of orchids at the most romantic spot in Atlanta. For more information:

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2/10 – Mardi Gras Street Car Adventure – A Mardi Gras themed event (costume encouraged) parading ticket goers around for an afternoon of adventure and exploration using the Atlanta Streetcar. For more information:

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2/13 – Mardi Gras at Avalon – In celebration of Fat Tuesday, Avalon will host its fourth annual Mardi Gras Pub Crawl! Enjoy New Orleans-themed drinks and special offerings while visiting Avalon’s famed retailers and restaurants. Plus, don’t miss out on the second line band strolling the Boulevard and making it a Mardi Gras to remember! Break out your best purple, green and gold, grab beads by the handful and kick back at our Big Easy bash. We’ll even have a second line band! For more information:

2/14 – Valentines Day – looking for just the right spot for a dinner reservation this weekend, or on Wednesday night?  Here is a link to great restaurant/reservation information:

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Weekend Plans?!

Weekend Plans 1/26/18 – 1/28/18


All Around Atlanta

Cathedral Antiques Show & Tour of Homes – The Cathedral Antiques Show is a festival of art, antiques, and floral and interior design held annually to benefit a designated charity.  The Tour of Homes is a showcase of the best in interior design, architecture, and the art of good living.  For more information:

Big Apple Circus – Held in Alpharetta at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, in it’s 40th anniversary season, the full lineup of global artists and acts including 10-time world record-holding high wire artist Nik Wallenda, and fan favorite Grandma the Clown. World renowned for its one-ring, intimate & artistic style, where no seat is more than 50 feet from the performers, BIG APPLE CIRCUS is passionate about revitalizing the circus for modern-day audiences with unique and astounding human feats, innovative design and technology. For more information:

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Battle of the Bands – The Honda Battle of the Bands was created to celebrate, support and recognize the excellence of Black college marching bands and the unique academic experience offered by Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The 2018 Honda Battle of the Bands Invitational Showcase will be held on January 27, 2018 at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Doors Open at 1:00 PM. For more information:

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Atlanta Camping & RV Show – The Atlanta Camping and RV Show began in 1975 and has grown to one of the biggest combined RV dealer shows in the Southeast with nine of Atlanta’s largest RV dealers on-site featuring all makes and models for outdoor travel and camping. Georgia’s largest indoor showcase of motorhomes, campers and RV’s opens Friday January 26th through January 28th in 2018 at the Atlanta Exposition Center South. For more information:

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Atlanta Winter Beer Fest – Held at Atlantic Station with over 150 beers, featuring Atlanta and Georgia Breweries, as well as a select number of great breweries from around the country. We will also have a bunch of ciders, Monk’s Mead, and a selection of wines (including Rose’s and Mimosas). There will be live musicand DJ Qtip will be running the dance party under the DJ tent. Tickets are $55 day of event.  For more information:

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Great American Motorcycle Show – Since 1992, The Great American Motorcycle Show has been the place to buy a new motorcycle and the accessories you need. Join us for Georgia’s BIGGEST indoor bike show! The show is full of new motorcycles brought to you by Georgia’s leading dealers. This is your chance to see what’s new in the market and talk to the pros. For more information:

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