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“Fall” for Jim Chapman Communities’ Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge

Brookhaven at Lanier RidgeJim Chapman Communities announces that its nearly sold out Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge is minutes from all that Cumming has to offer. This fall, residents of the popular active adult community can enjoy a multitude of activities hosted by Forsyth County’s Parks and Recreation.

“From the beginning, we chose to build in this location in order to offer our residents a great lifestyle,” said Kelly Dempsey, vice president of sales and marketing for Jim Chapman Communities.

Forsyth County’s Parks and Recreation adds to this lifestyle with an exciting line-up of yearly educational, cultural and recreational programming services. One upcoming event is Play at the Park: Family Fun Festival on Sunday, September 21 from noon to 5 p.m. at Fowler Park. With a kid’s play area, delicious food, arts and crafts, Humane Society activities and a community expo, residents can easily entertain their visiting grandchildren.

Additional events include a community yard sale on Saturday, October 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Central Park with booth rentals, free finance workshops in September, October and November at the Fowler Park Recreation Center and the 5th Annual Trunk or Treat on Saturday, October 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Coal Mountain Park. Residents of Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge can also sign-up for adult tennis, adventure and nature programs and even art classes.

“Along with a convenient location near restaurants, shops and recreation, our maintenance-free ranch condominium homes are almost sold out because of their gorgeous design that simplifies the busy lives of active adults,” continued Dempsey.

Priced from the $280,000s, each home has a roomy, livable floor plan with two to three bedrooms, vaulted ceilings, oversized master suites, sunrooms and covered porches.

Amenities at Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge include a community gate and perimeter fence for added security, a pool, gas grill and clubhouse with exercise room and catering kitchen.

To learn more about Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge and all of its exciting opportunities, call Joan Wise, the onsite agent, today at 770-780-9095. Also, visit www.JimChapmanCommunities.com.

Originally posted on Atlanta Real Estate Forum, Atlanta's best source for Atlanta new homes news.




Gardening Goes Vertical: Workshop near Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge

Brookhaven at Lanier RidgeThe Tower Garden & Seedling Workshop in Cumming is not your average Gardening 101 tutorial, teaching conventional horizontal dirt gardening. Instead, attendees of the workshop will learn how to grow delicious fruits and vegetables using a tower garden, a vertical, dirtless method of gardening that takes up 90 percent less space than traditional dirt gardens, making it ideal for small spaces like decks, balconies and roofs. The Tower Garden & Seedling Workshop will be at the ALT Urban Farms Facility in Cumming on Saturday, Aug. 16 at 10 a.m.

The workshop will teach attendees more about how tower gardens work, explaining what to plant and how and when to harvest the bounty. Cost is $25 per person or $40 per couple, and the ATL Urban Farms Facility is located at 6976 Frix Rd., Cumming, Ga. 30028, just 25 minutes northwest of Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge. If you are not already a resident, feel free to stop by the community on your way to or from the Tower Garden workshop.

Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge has only a few more active adult homes left. Priced from the $280,000s, these elegant and spacious two to three bedroom ranch condominiums include highly desired features like master suites on the main floor, guest retreats with full baths, two-car garages, 500 square-foot bonus rooms, vaulted ceilings and brick and stone facades. Large screened back porches, inviting front porches and optional sun rooms are also available.

This active adult community also offers maintenance free living, community gates and a perimeter fence, as well as a refreshingly beautiful pool, gas grill, outdoor fireplace and clubhouse with exercise center and gourmet kitchen.

Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge is just two miles from Lake Lanier, Georgia’s largest lake, and is convenient to North Point Mall, The Collection at Forsyth and Northside Hospital Forsyth.

For more information about Jim Chapman Communities’ Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge, visit www.jimchapmancommunities.com.

Originally posted on Atlanta Real Estate Forum, Atlanta's best source for Atlanta new homes news.




Gardening Goes Vertical: Workshop near Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge

Brookhaven at Lanier RidgeThe Tower Garden & Seedling Workshop in Cumming is not your average Gardening 101 tutorial, teaching conventional horizontal dirt gardening. Instead, attendees of the workshop will learn how to grow delicious fruits and vegetables using a tower garden, a vertical, dirtless method of gardening that takes up 90 percent less space than traditional dirt gardens, making it ideal for small spaces like decks, balconies and roofs. The Tower Garden & Seedling Workshop will be at the ALT Urban Farms Facility in Cumming on Saturday, Aug. 16 at 10 a.m.

The workshop will teach attendees more about how tower gardens work, explaining what to plant and how and when to harvest the bounty. Cost is $25 per person or $40 per couple, and the ATL Urban Farms Facility is located at 6976 Frix Rd., Cumming, Ga. 30028, just 25 minutes northwest of Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge. If you are not already a resident, feel free to stop by the community on your way to or from the Tower Garden workshop.

Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge has only a few more active adult homes left. Priced from the $280,000s, these elegant and spacious two to three bedroom ranch condominiums include highly desired features like master suites on the main floor, guest retreats with full baths, two-car garages, 500 square-foot bonus rooms, vaulted ceilings and brick and stone facades. Large screened back porches, inviting front porches and optional sun rooms are also available.

This active adult community also offers maintenance free living, community gates and a perimeter fence, as well as a refreshingly beautiful pool, gas grill, outdoor fireplace and clubhouse with exercise center and gourmet kitchen.

Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge is just two miles from Lake Lanier, Georgia’s largest lake, and is convenient to North Point Mall, The Collection at Forsyth and Northside Hospital Forsyth.

For more information about Jim Chapman Communities’ Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge, visit www.jimchapmancommunities.com.

Originally posted on Atlanta Real Estate Forum, Atlanta's best source for Atlanta new homes news.




Jim Chapman Communities’ Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge Perfectly Located for Farmers Market Week

Brookhaven at Lanier RidgeAs the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) celebrates the 15th National Farmers Market Week from Aug. 3 to 9, residents of Jim Chapman Communities’ Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge stand perfectly poised to celebrate the occasion at the many farmers market surrounding their nearly sold out Cumming active adult community.

“Whenever we ask our current residents what drew them to Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge, the vast majority mention its great location in Forsyth County in northern Metro Atlanta,” said Joan Wise, the on-site agent at Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge. “Not only does the area provide world class shopping and entertainment, but residents also mention that the farmers markets in this part of the state are second to none.”

According to the USDA, there are more than 8,000 farmers markets nationwide, with that number growing yearly as more and more Americans experience the superior flavor and community shopping experience available at farmers markets compared to big box grocery stores. USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack was quoted as saying that farmers markets “bring communities together, connecting cities with the farms that support them, and provide Americans across the country with fresh, healthy food.”

More than 10 farmers markets surrounding Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge provide its active adult residents with multitudes of fresh fruits and vegetables. The Cumming Harvest sells locally grown, chemical-free produce to customers and allows Wednesday preorders to be picked up on Saturdays off Colony Park Drive. The Cumming Farmers Market is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to noon at the Cumming Fairgrounds, and the Brookwood Farmers Market, a non-profit started by elementary school PTA members, is open every Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Brookwood Elementary School. Other nearby markets include the Suwannee Farmers Market, Sprout Springs Library Farmers Market, Dawson County Farmers Market, the historic Downtown Gainesville Market on the Square, Green Acres Farm Market, Berkeley Lakeside Market, Whistle Stop Farmer’s Market in Norcross and many more.

Farmers markets are just one example of what the area around Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge has to offer residents in way of shopping, dining and entertainment. Priced from the $280,000s, the community has drawn so many active adults that now only a few more ranch condominiums remain for sale, and they are going fast!

To visit from Atlanta, take GA-400 North to exit 14 (Cumming/Buford Hwy). Turn right onto GA-20, and go approximately two miles. Turn left onto Samples Road, and then take an immediate left into the community just past Publix Supermarket.

To learn more about the homes at Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge, call Joan Wise today at 770-780-9095. Also, visit www.JimChapmanCommunities.com.

Originally posted on Atlanta Real Estate Forum, Atlanta's best source for Atlanta new homes news.




Jim Chapman Communities’ Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge Perfectly Located for Farmers Market Week

Brookhaven at Lanier RidgeAs the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) celebrates the 15th National Farmers Market Week from Aug. 3 to 9, residents of Jim Chapman Communities’ Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge stand perfectly poised to celebrate the occasion at the many farmers market surrounding their nearly sold out Cumming active adult community.

“Whenever we ask our current residents what drew them to Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge, the vast majority mention its great location in Forsyth County in northern Metro Atlanta,” said Joan Wise, the on-site agent at Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge. “Not only does the area provide world class shopping and entertainment, but residents also mention that the farmers markets in this part of the state are second to none.”

According to the USDA, there are more than 8,000 farmers markets nationwide, with that number growing yearly as more and more Americans experience the superior flavor and community shopping experience available at farmers markets compared to big box grocery stores. USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack was quoted as saying that farmers markets “bring communities together, connecting cities with the farms that support them, and provide Americans across the country with fresh, healthy food.”

More than 10 farmers markets surrounding Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge provide its active adult residents with multitudes of fresh fruits and vegetables. The Cumming Harvest sells locally grown, chemical-free produce to customers and allows Wednesday preorders to be picked up on Saturdays off Colony Park Drive. The Cumming Farmers Market is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to noon at the Cumming Fairgrounds, and the Brookwood Farmers Market, a non-profit started by elementary school PTA members, is open every Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Brookwood Elementary School. Other nearby markets include the Suwannee Farmers Market, Sprout Springs Library Farmers Market, Dawson County Farmers Market, the historic Downtown Gainesville Market on the Square, Green Acres Farm Market, Berkeley Lakeside Market, Whistle Stop Farmer’s Market in Norcross and many more.

Farmers markets are just one example of what the area around Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge has to offer residents in way of shopping, dining and entertainment. Priced from the $280,000s, the community has drawn so many active adults that now only a few more ranch condominiums remain for sale, and they are going fast!

To visit from Atlanta, take GA-400 North to exit 14 (Cumming/Buford Hwy). Turn right onto GA-20, and go approximately two miles. Turn left onto Samples Road, and then take an immediate left into the community just past Publix Supermarket.

To learn more about the homes at Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge, call Joan Wise today at 770-780-9095. Also, visit www.JimChapmanCommunities.com.

Originally posted on Atlanta Real Estate Forum, Atlanta's best source for Atlanta new homes news.




Going to the Lake for Fourth of July? Stop by Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge!

Brookhaven at Lanier RidgeIf you’re spending the Fourth of July at one of Georgia’s most popular lakes, then be sure to stop by Jim Chapman Communities’ Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge. Just minutes from Lake Lanier, this active adult community is close to all of the holiday’s festivities, such as:

•    Annual Steam Engine Parade. Held in downtown Cumming, the Parade is led by the mayor and his council, followed by a representation of Forsyth County’s veterans. Then, the steam engines collected by A.G. Thomas, Dr. Jim Mashburn and Dr. Marcus Mashburn are displayed. Behind the engines, antique cars, bands, fire trucks, local business floats and county sports teams travel in celebration.

•    The Red, White & Blue Fourth of July Celebration. Located at LanierWorld, the schedule of events includes:

-Kicks 101.5 Party at Sunset Cove. As you take a splash and slide your way through the park, Kicks will be rocking it out all day long.

-Wylie Street Coyotes Band. From 3 to 7 p.m. on the Big Beach, enjoy the tunes of the Wylie Street Coyotes Band with your toes in the sand.

-Fireworks Extravaganza. At dusk, make your way back to Sunset Cove to enjoy the largest firework display in North Georgia.

In addition to being near Georgia’s favorite attraction, Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge offers maintenance-free ranch condominium homes priced from the $290,000s to $320,000s. Built with all brick and stone construction, interior highlights include vaulted ceilings, gourmet kitchens, spacious living rooms and oversized master suites.

Plus, residents enjoy a variety of amenities that are perfect for celebrating the Fourth of July or any other day! Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge provides a pool, outdoor fireplace and clubhouse with exercise room and kitchen.

So, grab your red, white and blue and visit Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge this weekend! For more information, visit www.jimchapmancommunities.com.

Originally posted on Atlanta Real Estate Forum, Atlanta's best source for Atlanta new homes news.




Going to the Lake for Fourth of July? Stop by Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge!

Brookhaven at Lanier RidgeIf you’re spending the Fourth of July at one of Georgia’s most popular lakes, then be sure to stop by Jim Chapman Communities’ Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge. Just minutes from Lake Lanier, this active adult community is close to all of the holiday’s festivities, such as:

•    Annual Steam Engine Parade. Held in downtown Cumming, the Parade is led by the mayor and his council, followed by a representation of Forsyth County’s veterans. Then, the steam engines collected by A.G. Thomas, Dr. Jim Mashburn and Dr. Marcus Mashburn are displayed. Behind the engines, antique cars, bands, fire trucks, local business floats and county sports teams travel in celebration.

•    The Red, White & Blue Fourth of July Celebration. Located at LanierWorld, the schedule of events includes:

-Kicks 101.5 Party at Sunset Cove. As you take a splash and slide your way through the park, Kicks will be rocking it out all day long.

-Wylie Street Coyotes Band. From 3 to 7 p.m. on the Big Beach, enjoy the tunes of the Wylie Street Coyotes Band with your toes in the sand.

-Fireworks Extravaganza. At dusk, make your way back to Sunset Cove to enjoy the largest firework display in North Georgia.

In addition to being near Georgia’s favorite attraction, Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge offers maintenance-free ranch condominium homes priced from the $290,000s to $320,000s. Built with all brick and stone construction, interior highlights include vaulted ceilings, gourmet kitchens, spacious living rooms and oversized master suites.

Plus, residents enjoy a variety of amenities that are perfect for celebrating the Fourth of July or any other day! Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge provides a pool, outdoor fireplace and clubhouse with exercise room and kitchen.

So, grab your red, white and blue and visit Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge this weekend! For more information, visit www.jimchapmancommunities.com.

Originally posted on Atlanta Real Estate Forum, Atlanta's best source for Atlanta new homes news.




Residents of Brookhaven at East Cobb Live in the Midst of History

Brookhaven of East Cobb homeJim Chapman Communities’ Brookhaven at East Cobb, mere minutes from historic and well-visited Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, is ideally located to give active adults the opportunity to explore history this summer during the 150th anniversary celebrations of the Atlanta Campaign and the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain. Brookhaven at East Cobb in Kennesaw is open to active adults ages 55 and better and offers two to three bedroom plans starting in the $249,900s.

The sesquicentennial anniversary, which marks the Union Major General William T. Sherman’s failed frontal assault against the Confederate Army of Tennessee, will be commemorated with battlefield tours, living history demonstrations, an outdoor film and other programs June 26 to 29. For more information about the anniversary celebrations at the park, click here.

Brookhaven at East Cobb residents are also less than ten minutes from downtown Marietta, which is full of Civil War historic landmarks, including the Kennesaw House, a former antebellum hotel where J.J. Andrews and his Federal raiders met right before the Great Locomotive Chase of 1862. The Kennesaw House now houses the Marietta Museum of History and is next to the Marietta Square. Residents can visit the original stolen locomotive (known as the General) from the Great Locomotive Chase at the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History in Kennesaw.

In addition to its proximity to historical landmarks, Brookhaven at East Cobb also features a beautiful heated pool, an outdoor fireplace and a highly versatile clubhouse with fitness center and gourmet kitchen. The community’s all brick and stone homes offer vaulted ceilings and oversized master suites, as well as optional screened porches and bonus rooms with full baths.

The community is gated with a perimeter security fence and is located near Lake Allatoona, the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Center, the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, the High Museum of Art, Town Center Mall, the Kennesaw Farmer’s Market and Wellstar Kennestone Hospitals.

For more information about this active adult community, call Tim Parker at 404-808-5648. Also, visit www.jimchapmancommunities.com.

Originally posted on Atlanta Real Estate Forum, Atlanta's best source for Atlanta new homes news.




Summer Activities near Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge

Brookhaven at Lanier RidgeSummer may not begin until June 21, but tell that to the Georgia weather! Active adults are just itching to jump into summer and all of its wonderful, warm-weather activities, and residents of Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge in Cumming have those activities right at their fingertips!

For those ready to put on their collared shirts and tee it up this summer, Cumming offers a number of beautiful golf courses. Lanier Golf Club is the closest to Lake Lanier and features an 18-hole championship course designed by Joe Lee himself. Windmere Golf Club prides itself on its rolling piedmont greens with scenic views at every hole, and Hampton Golf Club, while its front nine roll with the hills, gives golfers the chance to wind their way through streams on the flatter back nine.

Ready for a new outfit or a fine meal? Check out The Collection at Forsyth, one of Forsyth’s premier shopping and dining destinations. From Coldwater Creek and LOFT to Aria Salon Spa and an adorable chocolate store called The Chocolaterie, The Collection at Forsyth offers pampering of every kind, as well as wonderfully-varied dining options. Scores of people grab their picnic blankets and soccer chairs and catch one of the Thursday evening concerts every week as part of the The Collection’s free summer concert series. The concerts feature such highly popular groups as Last Five Standing, the Lance Price Band, Cole Thannisch and James Patrick Morgan. Plus, all the summer blockbusters will be playing at the 12-auditorium AMC Theater, with its luxurious, loveseat-style rocking chairs. For more information about the shops, restaurants, movies and events at The Collection at Forsyth, click here.

Head over to Georgia’s largest lake to relax and cool off while fishing, picnicking or boating. With 30 percent of its shoreline in Forsyth County, Lake Lanier offers numerous park areas mere minutes away from Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge. Want to leave the shore behind? Check out Shane Watson Guide Service for a guided fishing expedition with rave reviews. Want to simply cruise around? Visit Harbor Landing to rent a boat that is just the right speed.

Up for a little drama? See what is behind the red curtains at the historic Cumming Playhouse. Built in the early 1900s, this Cumming landmark offers plays, musicals and concerts, as well as fine dining at its own backstage restaurant. Shows for the summer include Tarzan, Oklahoma, Spin!, New West Guitar, Bob Russell Singers and Jazz and many more! To find out more about the Cumming Playhouse, click here.

So, whether residents are looking for shopping, golfing, fishing, boating or great entertainment, they can find them all just minutes from Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge. For more information about the active adult homes at Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge, visit www.jimchapmancommunities.com.

Originally posted on Atlanta Real Estate Forum, Atlanta's best source for Atlanta new homes news.




Spring Time Fun near Brookhaven of East Cobb

Brookhaven of East Cobb homeSpring is just around the corner, and there are plenty of activities near Jim Chapman Communities’ Brookhaven of East Cobb that are ideal for enjoying the warm weather.

What better way to celebrate spring than by heading outdoors? Take a short drive to Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, and hike up the mountain or walk along the gorgeous surrounding trails. If you simply feel like taking in the beauty, then drive to the top of the mountain on a paved path and settle down at the top for a nice picnic. You are bound to enjoy the plentiful views of beautiful land and the Atlanta skyline. Don’t forget sunscreen and a hat!

Another way to enjoy the warmer weather is with the annual Kennesaw/Big Shanty Festival in Downtown Kennesaw on Saturday, April 12 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a parade beginning at 9:30 a.m. The Festival features hundreds of crafters, artisans and vendors with unique pieces to offer. Take your time walking around the different booths while enjoying live entertainment and plenty of yummy food. For more information about the Kennesaw/Big Shanty Festival, visit www.kennesawbusiness.org.
Clubhouse at Brookhaven of East Cobb
April showers can bring even more May flowers after you take a gardening class at Smith-Gilbert Gardens in Kennesaw. Explore 3,000 different species of plants as you stroll through the tranquil woodland paths on the Hiram Butler House property or sign up for morning Tai Chi, offered every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. Discover the beauty of these local botanical gardens, and take advantage of the exceptional Adult Programs.  The Smith-Gilbert Gardens is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and adult admission is $7.

Brookhaven of East Cobb is an ideal active adult community that offers access to great spring time celebrations! Enjoy the weather and love where you live. For more information about the active adult homes at Brookhaven of East Cobb, visit www.jimchapmancommunities.com.

Originally posted on Atlanta Real Estate Forum, Atlanta's best source for Atlanta new homes news.




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