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Q&A with Sales Agent Joan Wise of Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge

Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge2014 has been a whirlwind year for Jim Chapman Communities. Closing out at Brookhaven at Sugarloaf in Duluth and Brookhaven of East Cobb in Kennesaw, the builder has been very busy. Now, Jim Chapman Communities only has a few opportunities left at its popular active adult community of Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge in Cumming.

To get an insight look at this community, here is a short Q&A with on-site sales agent Joan Wise:

1.    How many homes are left at Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge?

There are just seven remaining! We’ve been hot to trot! Each home has all brick and stone construction with inviting front porches, two to three bedrooms, livable floor plans that are hard to beat, vaulted ceilings, oversized master suites, standard covered porches and bonus rooms.

2.    What is your favorite selling feature?

My favorite selling feature is the community itself. Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge has beautiful topography and exterior elevations. It definitely has a very upscale charm.

3.    What do home buyers like best about the community?

Buyers appreciate the location to so many conveniences, property tax, size (88 total condos) and amenities. These include a pool, outdoor fireplace and clubhouse with exercise room and kitchen.

4.    Have the homeowners started any clubs or hosted any events?

Oh, yes! The homeowners are a very social bunch. They do regular get togethers that are schedule at the clubhouse. Whether it’s playing bunco, bridge or having book club and lunch outings, they all enjoy being together.

5.    What are the popular area attractions?

The area has plenty to choose from! Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge is close to The Collection, lots of shopping on Market Place Blvd., county parks, Lake Lanier, great restaurants and even the Georgia mountains.

6.    How much longer do you think homes will be available?

Our ultimate goal is to finish all remaining for closings by the end of this year. Interested buyers should hurry in!

For more information on Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge, call Joan at 770-780-9095 or 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 Announces Positive Summer Sales

Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge Jim Chapman Communities announces that its summer buying season has been a success. The active adult builder has sold out at its popular Brookhaven of East Cobb community in Kennesaw and has just five homes left to sell at Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge in Cumming.

“We are excited to end summer on such a positive note,” said Kelly Dempsey, vice president of sales and marketing for Jim Chapman Communities. “We expect to sell three more homes this month and the remainder to be sold in August at Lanier Ridge. For customers interested in this sought-after and award-winning community, now is the time to buy!”

Priced from the $280,000s, homes at Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge feature all brick and stone construction with inviting front porches, two-car garages and two or three bedroom floor plans. Additional highlights include standard covered porches, 500 square foot bonus rooms with third baths, vaulted ceilings and oversized master suites.

These spacious and livable homes are not all that the community has to offer. There is also an array of amenities for residents. These include maintenance free living, gated entry, beautiful pool, gas grill, outdoor fireplace and clubhouse with exercise room and catering kitchen.

Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge is minutes from a variety of attractions, such as Lake Lanier, George Pierce Park, Webb Bridge Park, Mall of Georgia, North Georgia Premium Outlets, Lanier Country Club and Northside Hospital Forsyth.

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. The community is just past the Publix Supermarket.

For more information on this fast-selling community, contact Joan Wise, the on-site sales agent, at 770-780-9095 or visit www.JimChapmanCommunities.com.

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




Jim Chapman Communities Announces Five Final Opportunities in Cumming

Brookhaven at Lanier RidgeJim Chapman Communities is excited to announce its final opportunities at Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge in Cumming. Priced from the $280,000s, these final five active adult homes are predicted to go fast.

“Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge has been extremely popular from the very beginning because of its proximity to shopping, entertainment and parks and because of the beauty of its homes,” said Joan Wise, the on-site agent at Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge. “And, of course, the fewer the number of homes left in a community, the quicker those homes tend to sell.”

Three different floor plans remain, each with two-car garages, screened porches and sunrooms attached. The two homes with the Oxford floor plan are villa townhomes with two master bedrooms and two full baths, ideal for roommates wanting oversized private escapes. A single Westminster villa townhome remains with three bedrooms and two full baths, perfect for individuals or couples who require a guest bedroom on the main level. The remaining two homes feature the Abbey floor plan. All homes feature vaulted ceilings, brick and stone facades and spacious front porches.

In addition to offering beautiful, livable homes for active adults, Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge also provides a variety of amenities. These include maintenance free living, a community gate and perimeter fence for added security, a beautiful pool, gas grill, outdoor fireplace and a clubhouse with fitness center and kitchen.

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.




12 Homes Remain at Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge

Brookhaven at Lanier RidgeHomes at Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge were designed to beautify and simplify lives of active adults. Now, home builder Jim Chapman Communities announces that this popular Cumming community has just 12 homes remaining.

“These homes won’t last long,” said Kelly Dempsey, vice president of sales and marketing for Jim Chapman Communities. “We sold five in May alone, have eight units currently under construction and have four that are move-in ready. Those looking to get a jump start on the next exciting phase of their lives, should visit today.”

Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge offers gated, maintenance-free ranch condominium homes with gorgeous features, access to extraordinary amenities and convenient to local attractions.

Priced from the $290,000s to $320,000s, homes feature all brick and stone construction, inviting front porches, standard covered porches and 500 square foot bonus rooms with full baths. Each floor plan is livable with plenty of space. Homes also boast vaulted ceilings and oversized master suites.

Residents can take advantage of the community’s array of amenities. These include a pool, outdoor fireplace and clubhouse with exercise room and kitchen.

Walkable to nearby shops, Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge is also close in proximity to Lake Lanier, North Point Mall, Mall of Georgia, North Georgia Premium Outlets, Wills Park, Bears Best Golf Course and Northside Hospital Forsyth.

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

For more details, contact Joan Wise, the on-site agent, 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.




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.




Jim Chapman Communities Announces Positive Spring Sales

Brookhaven of East CobbJim Chapman Communities is celebrating the end of its spring buying season with 25 homes sold. The active adult builder now only has one home left at Brookhaven of East Cobb and 18 left at Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge.

“We are excited to start summer on such a positive note,” said Kelly Dempsey, vice president of sales and marketing for Jim Chapman Communities. “For customers looking to buy in one of these sought after communities, I encourage them to visit now before we are sold out!”

Located at the intersection of Chastain Road and Bells Ferry Road, Brookhaven of East Cobb in Kennesaw is priced from the $290,000s and offers maintenance free living with an array of amenities. The final home features quality construction with an inviting front porch, gourmet kitchen, spacious living room, optional screened porch and bonus room with full bath. Community amenities include a pool, outdoor fireplace and National Association of Home Builders award-winning clubhouse with exercise room and kitchen.

To visit Brookhaven of East Cobb from Atlanta, take I-75 North to I-575 North. Then, take the second exit for Chastain Road. Turn right on Chastain Road, and the community will be approximately one-half mile on the left. For more information, call Tim Parker at 404-808-5648.

The award-winning community of Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge in Cumming is priced from the $290,000s to $320,000s. Homes feature two and three bedroom floor plans with all brick and stone construction, inviting front porches, covered porches and bonus rooms with full baths. In addition to being walking distance to nearby shops, the gated community provides a pool, outdoor fireplace and clubhouse with exercise room and kitchen.

To visit from Atlanta, take GA-400 North to exit 14 for Cumming. Turn right onto GA-20, and go approximately two miles. Then, turn left onto Samples Road, and take an immediate left into the community just past the Publix Supermarket. For more details, call Joan Wise at 770-780-9095.

To learn more about these top-selling communities, check out www.jimchapmancommunities.com.

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




Get to Know Your Neighbors at Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge

One reason many choose to live in an active adult community is the neighbors. Most are in the same age range and have similar hobbies and lifestyles. This is certainly true at Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge in Cumming. Built by Jim Chapman Communities, there are plenty of opportunities to get to know your neighbors.

In addition to owning a spacious home with all brick and stone construction, front porch, vaulted ceilings, bonus room and oversized master suite, you will be able to take advantage of the amazing amenities. These include a pool, outdoor fireplace and clubhouse with exercise room and catering kitchen.

The clubhouse and pool are the perfect places for community activities. Currently, residents enjoy playing bridge together, having girls’ night outs, swimming and even hosting special nights like fajita night!

Residents also have fun exploring the local area. Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge is minutes from Lake Lanier, Webb Bridge Park, Wills Park, Bears Best Golf Course, Olde Atlanta Golf Course, Sugar Hill Golf & Tennis Club, Lanier Country Club, North Point Mall, Mall of Georgia, Perimeter Mall, Cumming Marketplace, North Georgia Premium Outlets, Cumming Town Center and Northside Hospital Forsyth.

Priced from the high $200,000s to mid $300,000s, Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge is down to its final opportunities. Visit today by taking 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.

To schedule a tour, call Joan Wise, the on-site agent, at 770-780-9095. Also, visit www.jimcommunities.com.

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




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