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East Cobb consistently a great place to live!

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East Cobb, well known for its beautiful neighborhoods, top performing public schools, low crime, abundant activities for families, and some of the lowest taxes in Atlanta, has long been one of the most sought-after communities in metro Atlanta. An affluent north Atlanta suburb located in unincorporated Cobb County, east of the city of Marietta, East Cobb has 169,000 residents, making it one of the largest suburbs in Metro Atlanta. Offering easier access to downtown Atlanta and the Airport than the neighboring cities of Roswell and Alpharetta, East Cobb is bordered by:

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Cherokee County and Hwy 92 to the north
Willeo Creek and Roswell in Fulton County to the north and east
the Chattahoochee River and Sandy Springs in Fulton County to the southeast
I-575, and the Marietta city limits to the west, and
Interstate 285 and I-75 to the south.Johnson Ferry Road is the major transportation artery between East Cobb and Sandy Springs. Its intersection with Roswell Road (Hwy 120 — the main artery between East Cobb and Roswell or Marietta) is one of the busiest is what many consider the heart of

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East Cobb. This area is called Merchant’s Walk, named after the shopping center near this intersection. The shopping center originally developed in the 1970′s has recently undergone a major redevelopment and includes a very nice mix of new boutique shops, restaurants, and a new Whole Foods fresh food market and gourmet emporium. To the east of the intersection is a popular shopping center called The Avenue shopping which contains many upscale shops like Williams Sonoma, Ann Taylor, and restaurants designed in a pleasant park-like atmosphere, complete with
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outdoor speakers playing soft music as shopper stroll among the stores. To the west of the intersection is the Indian Hills subdivision, which is built around an 18 hole golf course and is one of the first major residential developments in Cobb County.

Cotton States Properties offers 3 new home communities in East Cobb.  Those communities are Wesley Manor, Princeton Manor and our Newest addition, Highland Ridge Estates. Call Mark Judge with All Atlanta Realty for more information regarding  these quality crafted East Cobb homes at 770-403-5059.

 

Kennesaw: Voted One of the Top 10 Places to Live by Movato

 

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This Cobb County city is well known for its unique festivals and community events, like the Big Shanty Festival, filled with arts and crafts booths and delicious food.
According to our analysis, Kennesaw may want to add a few more things to its list of bragging rights, like a crime rate 48 percent lower than the rest of the state, and a quality life ranking of 18th overall. What’s so great about the quality of life here? Kennesaw residents enjoy a variety of amenities and a median household income of $61,355, one of the higher incomes in the state.

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Cotton States Properties is proud to present their thoughtfully planned community of Sutter’s Pond in Kennesaw:

Sutter’s Pond is a beautiful 66 lot conservation community located in West Cobb on the former farm of MLB “Hall of Fame” pitcher, Bruce Sutter. The 59 acres of land was developed with the idea of “bring families closer to nature.” With large open green spaces, meandering creeks, a 7 acre lake and groves of large hardwood trees, Sutter’s Pond truly is a special place with slightly curved streets, rolling hills and serene natural surroundings around every turn. With quality craftsmanship and superior design, Cottons States Properties can build your new dream home in this stunning community!

Cotton States Properties is Proud to Present Princeton Manor!

 

 

Princeton ManorCotton States Properties is proud to present their newest community, Princeton Manor. This beautiful enclave of only eight home sites is priced from the low $500′s and affords a prime location with easy access to Historic Marietta, Woodstock, Roswell, Alpharetta and Kennesaw. If shopping is a passion, you are surrounded by some of the best malls in the Atlanta area. Near Woodstock is The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta and Towne Lake Center plus Village Shoppes of E. Cherokee. In the Marietta area, you will find Town Center at Cobb plus there is easy access to I-75 and I-575. Call Mark Judge at 770-403-5059 or e-mail Mark at markjjudge@aol.com for more information.

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3 House Plan Trends for 2016

Cotton States Properties is constantly changing, evolving and keeping up on the latest home design trends to please every taste. From traditional styles, to more contemporary, Cotton States can build a home you’ll be proud to call your own for many years. As we proudly state, we’ve been “Building Traditions Since 1972!”  Visit one of our many new home communities in Cobb County and Cherokee County and discover how Cotton States Builders combines quality craftsmanship with superior design!

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Everything old is new again, that is what they say. It looks like 2016 will be no exception where house plans are concerned. Here are a few design elements that will be popular in 2016.

1) Large Walk-in Showers will continue to be very popular. People love the ease of walking into a large shower. They also like the fact that on average showering uses 20 to 30 fewer gallons of water compared to taking a bath. Also our population is aging and lets face it, climbing in and out of a tub is a hassle. Lets not forget the little ones in our homes, about 40% of homes in the U.S. have dogs. Getting a dog into a tub-shower is no fun, but with a nice big walk-in shower everyone is relaxed and comfortable.

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2) Open floor plans with the kitchen, dining and living areas melting into one space. Lets face it, todays active lifestyles do not fit well into a rigid structure of formal spaces in a home. People want to be connected, they do not want to be locked in the kitchen away from the action. Open floor plans combined with large windows and retreating glass walls bring the outside in and keep everyone connected.

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3) Living larger but with a smaller foot print. You do not need a huge house to feel like you have all the room you need. A well designed house plan will create the feeling of expansiveness without the expense of building a large home. There are many tricks to do this. The flow of the home, expansive windows, open floor plans, combined spaces all contribute to a much larger feel. When you bring the outdoors inside with the use of pocketing sliding glass doors you can make the home feel very large.

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Ten Steps to Select the Right Builder for Your Needs

Check out these ten great tips to select the right home builder for you!

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Ten Steps to Select the Right Builder for Your Needs
By Jay McKenzie

Selecting the right home building firm for your needs and for the type of new home you seek is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in your home buying process.
Fortunately, there are some proven ways to speed up the research and selection process and to help ensure that you find a quality builder who’s a good match to construct your new home.
In addition to the 10 key steps below, you may also want to review the other recommended articles at the end of this piece. They offer questions to ask a builder, a comparison of custom and production home builders, and a guide to who does what in the process of building your new home. Together, this advice can greatly speed your search for a builder and increase your confidence in that decision.
10 Steps to Select the Right Builder
1. Define your needs. What size, type and price range of home do you need?
2. Experience counts. While every builder was once a new builder, experience matters.
3. Are past buyers satisfied? Ask for – and check – references from past home buyers.
4. Verify the builder is licensed (where required) and adequately insured.
5. Is there a design fit? Does this builder have expertise in the style of home you seek?
6. Warranty and service. How does this builder stack up for each?
7. Resale value. Have past homes from this builder maintained or increased value?
8. Industry involvement. Is the builder a member of the local Home Builder’s Association?
9. Tour model homes or customer homes. There’s absolutely no substitute for this step.
10. Look for signs of quality. In workmanship, materials and practices when you tour these homes.
Here’s a bit more detail on each step above:
Define your needs: While some builders construct a broad range of homes, many builders also specialize in a specific type of home, price range, or style. For example, not many firms build starter homes for first-time buyers and also multi-million dollar homes for affluent custom home buyers. The building materials, trade contractors and even the building process itself can differ greatly by type and price of home. Look for a fit here.

http://www.newhomesource.com/resourcecenter/articles/ten-steps-to-select-the-right-home-builder

Cotton States Properties Offering 4 New Home Communities in Sought After East Cobb Area of Marietta.

Building traditions since 1972, Cotton States Properties is committed to superior construction, the use of state-of-the-art products and the quality of old world craftsmanship. This unique combination of building talent offers a variety of award winning home designs in some of the most sought after areas of Atlanta. If you are looking for a new home in the New Year, Cotton States Properties has four gorgeous communities in the East Cobb / Marietta area.

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Wesley Manor, located in the sought after, award-winning Lassiter HS District, is an enclave of only 11 home sites priced from the $600’s, offers luxury three and four sided brick homes built on basements with three car side entry garages.  Incredible features including open floor plans, nine and ten foot ceilings, gourmet kitchens with granite counter-tops and stainless appliances and much more. Home sites 1 & 3 are now under contract!  The buyer bonus has been extended on inventory homesites 2, 10 & 11 through January. Act fast to get a $5K Buyer Bonus!  The offer is good on accepted contracts that can close by January 31, 2016!  This is a limited time offer so ACT Fast to take advantage!  

Princeton Manor with only eight homesites is priced from the low $500’s and affords a prime location with easy access to Historic Marietta, Woodstock, Roswell, Alpharetta and Kennesaw.   If shopping is a passion, you are surrounded by some of the best malls in the Atlanta area.  Near Woodstock is The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta and Towne Lake Center plus Village Shoppes of E. Cherokee. In the Marietta area, you will find Town Center at Cobb plus there is easy access to I-75 and I-575. Homesites 4 & 6 are now under contract but act quickly to checkout the Alexander [lot 3] and Glendale [lot 5] homes that can close in the spring! 

Childer’s Manor is now pre-selling.  Only 4 opportunities will be offered and homes will be priced from the $700’s.  Ideally located in the sought after East Cobb area of Marietta, Childer’s Manor has easy access to Roswell, Alpharetta, Historic Marietta plus easy access to the major interstates, I-75 and I-575 so commuting is very convenient. Pope High School District.

Highland Ridge Estates, from the Mid $500s is now pre-selling with only 9 Beautiful Lots in the Lassiter High School district. Lot 3 is now under contract. This community features Masters on Main, and is located off beautiful Mountain Road in East Cobb.  Swim Tennis Available.

To visit, take I-75 N. to Canton Rd. (Exit 267A) follow to Sandy Plains and turn right. Take Sandy Plains and cross Shallowford Road, cross Wigley Road then left on Mountain Road.

Or take Highway 92 to left on Sandy Plains and right on Mountain Road. Highland Ridge Estates main entrance will be on your right. 

Stop by and select your new home from one of these four prestigious communities in the East Cobb / Marietta area by Cotton States Properties.  Very Limited Opportunities and Selling FAST!  Call Mark Judge at 770-403-5059 or email markjjudge@aol.com.

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Winter Wonderland – Ice Skating & Santa -Minutes from West Cobb Homes by Cotton States

This holiday season, come to the Marietta and Kennesaw area and see the season in it’s full glory!  Whether you are looking for a Santa spots, ice skating, beautiful lighting or more – this area is sparkling with great events.

The Marietta Square transforms into a nostalgic Winter Wonderland featuring open-air ice skating, Santa’s Workshop, multi-story Christmas tree and more!  Holiday entertainment will fill the air and the season will conclude with the inaugural New Year’s Eve Celebration and Square Drop. Click here for more info

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In the Kennesaw area be sure to bring the kids to see Santa at Town Center at Cobb Mall.  There’s nothing like the annual visit to Santa for creating family holiday memories that will last a lifetime. Bring the kids and their lists to Town Center at Cobb mall just off of Barrett Parkway for one of the most magical and enduring holiday traditions.  Santa will be available starting in November and continuing through Christmas Eve. Click here for times

Come for the day and while you are in the area, stop by and take a tour of our beautiful homes in the West Cobb area. 

In Kennesaw you will find Sutter’s Pond, ideally located with excellent access to I-75, I-575,  I-285, Kennesaw, Historic Marietta, Historic Woodstock, Roswell, Buckhead and downtown Atlanta. Sutter’s Pond offers quality built homes featuring the finest materials and timeless architectural details.  Our homes feature top of the line designer features such as granite counter-tops, gorgeous crown molding and chair rail, cultured marble and tile in all baths, beautiful hardwoods and popular lighting packages and much more! Homes are priced from the $400’s.   Click here to see available homes or call 321-693-8152

In the area near Historic Marietta is Barrett Heights, an elegant new home community that is distinctively different.  Great location, natural beauty and charming homes are what set Barrett Heights apart. New homes at Barrett Heights offer a timeless elegance and top-quality detailing and construction.  The plans are classic modified plans and homes are priced from the $350’s. View our tour 

Click here to see available homes or call 404-314-5871.

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Season’s Delight in East Cobb County – Minutes from your new Cotton States Properties Home

Seasonal delight can be found in East Cobb County each and every year.  This year a Marietta tradition has just reopened and is presenting A Christmas Carol on December 10th-27th at the Theatre on the Square.  Visit Event Website for more information.  A Christmas Carol is a timeless story that comes to life on stage. Ebenezer Scrooge, christmas carolobsessed with solitude and greed, collides in a nightmare with his own youth and his lost love. Scrooge is visited by the spirits of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Yet to Come in scenes that flow rapidly from one to the next, activated by the setting.  A Christmas tradition.

If you really want to get into the holiday spirit, don’t miss A Christmas Tradition at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre from now through December 20, 2015 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)  The tradition continues at The Strand with another year of a SPECTACULAR holiday song and dance revue! During the first three weekends of December, A Christmas Tradition is guaranteed to make the entire family dance, clap, and enjoy the spirit of the holidays – from Santa-loving six year olds to out of town in-laws. Tickets sold out to these shows last year, get yours before they’re gone! Visit Event Website 

While you are in the East Cobb area be sure to stop by and tour our homes.

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Wesley Manor priced from the $600’s, offers luxury three and four sided brick homes built on basements with three car side entry garages.  Incredible features including open floor plans, nine and ten foot ceilings, gourmet kitchens with granite counter-tops and stainless appliances and much more.   Ideally located in the Marietta area, Wesley Manor is in a great location between Roswell and Woodstock, with easy access to local roads such as Hwy 92 and Hwy 120, I-575, I-75 and Georgia 400.  You will find bountiful shopping at Town Center at Cobb or The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta or Towne Lake Center.  Schools include Garrison Mill Elementary School (School of Excellence), Mabry Middle School (Blue Ribbon School) and Lassiter High School ( Gold Winner for Best High School in Georgia). Swim/Tennis Memberships available (see onsite agent for full details)   Call Mark Judge at (770) 403-5059.

Princeton Manor from the low $500’s in Cobb County is ideally located northeast of Marietta, this prime location has easy access to Historic Marietta, Woodstock, Roswell, Alpharetta and Kennesaw.   If shopping is a passion, you are surrounded by some of the best malls in the Atlanta area.  Near Woodstock is The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta and Towne Lake Center plus Village Shoppes of E. Cherokee. In the Marietta area, you will find Town Center at Cobb plus there is easy access to I-75 and I-575. You can also easily go to North Point in Alpharetta or the outstanding Roswell area with exceptional shopping and dining. Call Mark Judge at 770-403-5059 today to get on the priority list! Schools include Nicholson Elementary School, McCleskey Middle School and Sprayberry High School(2011 School Of Excellence)

Coming soon in Marietta, Cotton States Properties is  offering a unique opportunity to own at Childer’s Manor in East Cobb county.  Only 4 opportunities will be offered and homes will be priced from the $700’s.  Ideally located in the sought after East Cobb area of Marietta, Childer’s Manor has easy access to Roswell, Alpharetta, Historic Marietta plus easy access to the major interstates, I-75 and I-575 so commuting is very convenient. Schools include Tritt Elementary,Hightower Middle and Pope High School (Silver Winner for Best High School in Georgia) in the US News and World survey.  Pope High School is also ranked an enviable 9 out of 10 on Greatschools.org. Call Mark Judge at 770.403.5059.

In Cherokee County, Birmingham Estates is now offering executive estate homes in the Canton area starting from the $500’s.  If you are looking for an extra-large, private homesite than Birmingham Estates is right up your alley offering only 29, 2 to 4 acre homesites with an abundance of greenspace featuring wooded conservation areas and creeks for ultimate privacy. Schools include Avery Elementary, Creekland Middle and Creekview High School (rated 9 out of 10 on Greatschools.org). Call Tamara Stout at 678.360.2720.

Stop by one of our communities today and check out our new homes, contact us online  or visit our website.

 

 

Happy Holiday Savings at Wesley Manor. 5K Buyers Bonus plus $5K Broker Bonus! Lassiter School District

Wesley Manor by Cotton States Properties NOW offering Happy Holidays bonus on homes that can close by December 31, 2015! Act fast to get a $5K Buyer Bonus plus a $5K Selling Broker Bonus!  The offer is good on accepted contracts that can close by December 31, 2015!  This is a limited time offer so ACT Fast to take advantage!

Wesley Manor offers three and four sided brick homes with optional basements and three car side-entry garages.  Luxuriously appointed, Wesley Manor offers open and flowing floor plans with nine and ten foot ceilings, gourmet Outdoor fireplace Mabry Wesley Manorkitchens with stainless steel appliances, extensive trim packages and homes with gorgeous outdoor living spaces that feature covered decks and outdoor fireplaces.  Click here to see all

Wesley Manor offers easy access to local roads such as Hwy 92 and Hwy 120 and is also close to I-575, I-75 and Georgia 400.  You will find bountiful shopping and dining in downtown Woodstock, Town Center at Cobb, Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta, The Avenues at East Cobb and Towne Lake Center. Or you can venture just a few miles east to Roswell and enjoy the eclectic shops and restaurants as well as North Point Mall.   There are many lakes and parks in the area including Sweat Mountain Park (with  a great Dog Park) and Dupree Park just a few miles away.

Available Now:

The Lindsay II -5 Bedroom/4 Bath – Four Sided Brick Plan.  Step Into This Open Floor Plan W/Hardwoods Throughout First Floor*Gourmet Island Kitchen Overlooks Beautiful Bowed Window Family Room*Bedroom W/Full Bath On Main*Separate Living/Home Office On Main*Inviting Dining Room*Extended Deck And Entertain Outdoor Living Space That Includes A Covered Porch With Fireplace*Huge Master Suite With Spa Like Bathroom*Bedroom Up W/Own Bath* Jack & Jill Up* Media Room*Basement* 3 Car Side Entry Garage*Swim/Tennis Available* Homesite 10 at 3918 Samuel Chapel Court – $629,900 – READY NOW

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The Mabry – 5 Bedrooms/4.5 Bath –– Step Into This Open Floorplan W/Hardwoods Throughout First Floor*Gourmet Island Kitchen Overlooks Beautiful Bowed Window Family Room*Bedroom W/Full Bath On Main*Separate Living/Home Office On Main*Inviting Dining Room*Extended Deck And Entertain Outdoor Living Space That Includes A Covered Porch With Fireplace*Huge Master Suite With Spa Like Bathroom*Bedroom Up W/Own Bath* Jack & Jill Up* Media Room*Basement* 3 Car Side Entry Garage*Swim/Tennis Available* Fabulous Mabry Plan W/ Four Sided Brick* Step Into This Open Floorplan W/Hardwoods Throughout First Floor*Gourmet Island Kitchen Overlooks Family Room*Bedroom W/Full Bath On Main*Separate Living/Home Office On Main*Inviting Dining Room*Step Onto Your Extended Deck And Entertain On Your Beautiful Deck*Huge Master Suite With Spa Like Bathroom*Bedroom Up W/Own Bath* Jack & Jill Up* Media Room*All This On Basement 3 Car Side Entry Garage* Homesite 11 at 4510 Adams Chapel Court – $639,900 – READY NOW

The Lindsay II -5 Bedroom/4 Bath -Fabulous Plan with Gorgeous Stone/Brick*Open Floorplan W/Hardwoods Throughout First Floor*Gourmet Island Kitchen Overlooks Beautiful Bowed Window Family Room*Bedroom W/Full Bath On Main*Separate Living/Home Office On Main*Inviting Dining Room*Extended Deck And Entertain With A Gorgeous Outdoor Living Space W/ A Covered Porch With Fireplace*Huge Master Suite With Spa Like Bathroom*Bedroom Up W/Own Bath* Jack & Jill Up* Media Room*Basement 3 Car Side Entry Garage*Swim/Tennis Available* Homesite: 2 -4523 Adams Chapel Court -$667,900

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Homeowners with children will attend Garrison Mill Elementary, Mabry Middle or Lassiter High School. Lassiter received recognition in US News and World Report rankings as “one of the best high schools” in Georgia. As a school, they are especially proud of their ranking on the college readiness indicator.

Directions: Take I-75 to exit 267A then take a right onto Sandy Plains Road and  Wesley Manor Entrance will be on your left  just past Wesley Chapel Rd or take Highway 92/Woodstock and take a left onto Sandy Plains Road and Wesley Chapel will be on your right just before Wesley Chapel Road.

Homes start from the $600’s

*Swim/Tennis Memberships are available, contact Mark Judge at 770-403-5059 or email markjjudge@aol.com for more information.

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*All information is believed to be accurate but is not warranted.  $5K buyer bonus and $5K broker bonus only applies to accepted contracts closed by December 31, 2015. Price, plans, specifications are subject to errors, omissions, changes and/or withdrawal without notice. See agent for full details and requirements of offer.

ACT FAST – New Homes That Can Close This Year by Cotton States Properties

Many homebuyers are in the market for a new home this time of the year and Cotton States has high quality homes that will be ready to close by the end of the year.  Wouldn’t you love to start out the new year in a brand new home?

Searching for a home in the Canton area of Cherokee County?  Birmingham Estates is now actively selling with one home ready for end of year closing.

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Stop by today and see this popular Chestatee home plan with 5 Bedrooms and 4.5 Baths.  Great plan featuring a master plus an additional bedroom on the main, large family room, open floor plan, basement, 3 car garage, large screened porch with stone fireplace, upgraded cabinets, media room, coffered ceiling, and more! This lot is over 2 acres for loads of privacy. This home can close this year!  200 Maggies Road $598,865- Click here to see pictures of like home

Ideally located within minutes from Alpharetta, Milton and Woodstock, this extraordinary community offers the best of both worlds. If you love to shop, you will be minutes from the new Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta and Town Lake Center in the Woodstock area or Northpoint Mall and Avalon in Alpharetta and less than an hour away from Ellijay in the North Georgia Mountains.  Get directions here   Stop by to visit our homes or  visit us online or call Tamara Stout at 678.360.2720.