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Family Friendly Outdoor Activities During This Pandemic

There’s no question that Covid19 has put a huge damper on the family outings and activities.  Here are some fun ways to get outdoors with the family and still practice safe social distancing.



Walking or biking while social distancing.  Even babies and toddlers love getting outdoors and the fresh air is not only good for adults, but kids as well.   Utilize a child bicycle trailer or stroller for the little family members that can’t ride bikes or walk.  While walking or riding, talk about nature with your children.  It’s a great opportunity to educate them and for you to get some exercise.

 Organize a nature scavenger hunt.  Hunt for plants, trees, rocks, acorns, leaves.  You can even cut the kids lose with cell phones to collect pictures of different types of animals and birds.  The kids can check off the list you’ve created of the items they’ve found or the pictures they’ve taken  Make it fun for the entire family!



Grab some books, a shady spot and read to your kids outdoors.  Bring a couple of games.  It’s the ideal way to bond with your family.

Let creativity run free by having the family create their own nature sculptures made out of rocks, leaves, twigs and flowers. Use clay or play doe as a base for the sculpture.



Fishing is an awesome way to get outdoors and engage the family in fun!  There are plenty of recreational areas to enjoy while maintaining social distancing.


Have an international picnic in your own backyard.  Imagine the whole family in the kitchen cooking some fun international dishes that can be packed up in containers and taken outside.  Throw a blanket down and put a few decorations down for each country represented in your international picnic.  While you eat, engage the kids in conversation about the culture and location of each country’s dish.

Clearly this year has given us a curve ball, but with a little creativity, you can use not only nature, but even your own home to create fun and unique ways to bring the family together and keep them safe.

The Advantages of Buying a New Home vs. a Resale



Minimal Repairs and Updates


When you purchase a new home, everything is brand new.  Of course your home will require regular maintenance, as all homes do, but you won’t be spending your time after you move in updating your home or making repairs as you would with a resale home.  If you build a new home from the ground up, you have the advantage to select the floor plan, select your home site and choose design features that represent your personality giving you spare time instead of remodeling once you move in.


Technology Smart Homes


With today’s ever changing technology, new homes are often wired to handle the latest updates and trends such as state-of-the-art Wi-Fi, sound systems and smart home products. If buying a resale home, you often need to make the necessary changes to bring the home up to date to accommodate these technology features.


Modern Design


The floor plan you choose reflects your desire of how you want to live and entertain.  New homes offer the latest concepts and designs that include open spaces, well appointed and spacious kitchens and an abundance of closet space.


Newest Building Processes and Materials


With each year, new materials are introduced into new home construction and are more advance and energy efficient compared to those materials used for older homes.  New appliances are more energy efficient and beautifully designed an newly built homes also offer the latest safety features.



Cotton States Properties Craftsmanship


With every home we build, we think of you.  How YOU want to live, what you as the homeowner will desire.  Cotton States Properties is committed to making sure each home we build is quality crafted, well designed and a place you’ll want to call home for decades.



Cotton States Offers a Fantastic Spring Special!


Cotton States is happy to announce their spring special on select homes in our beautiful community of the Estates at Hickory Flat.  With every home we build, we take a floor to ceiling approach with painstaking attention to detail in every aspect of the home building process.  By taking this approach, we produce a quality crafted home that Cotton States Properties is known for.

The Estates at Hickory Flat is a stunning community nestled among the rolling hills of Cherokee County.  This community offers large home sites, gorgeous well designed homes and fabulous amenities that each family member will enjoy.

For a limited time, and on select homes, we are offering a $5000 towards closing costs with our preferred lender.  Call Chelsea Hagerty at 321 693 8152 to set up an appointment today to see these breathtaking homes in person!


Good Schools = Excellent Home Values Both Present & Future!

Good Schools = Excellent Home Values Both Present & Future!


There’s no denying that homes located in sought after school districts can impact home values.  Good schools actually PROTECT home values.  Many buyers today are willing to sacrifice items on their “home want list” to make sure that the home they purchase is in a good school district.  Recent surveys conducted by gathered data from 1,000 participants. The survey showed that a whopping 91 percent of respondents included school boundaries in their decision-making process for choosing a home.

Lassiter High School located in the East Cobb County is one such school that ranks well above others in the State of Georgia.  Here are some figures that are sure to impress:

Top Placements

Lassiter High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Georgia for:


School Comparison

  • Lassiter High School is ranked within the top 1% of all 2,174 schools in Georgia (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school’s student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Lassiter High School is 0.42, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school’s diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.



The good news?  Cotton States has numerous communities that are in highly sought after school districts, including one of our newest communities, Mabry Grove which is located in the Lassiter High School district.  Best of all, our thoughtfully designed homes and stunning communities offer outstanding features that any growing family would desire.  These beautiful homes are sure to maintain high home values and excellent resale values in the future!

Cotton States Properties Announces the Opening of Princeton Grove in East Cobb!



With an intimate layout and naturally beautiful setting, Princeton Grove is one of Cobb County’s most desirable places to live. The home sites are ideal for a backyard barbecue and easy to maintain so you’ll have more time to entertain or play. Select home sites offer expansive terrace levels, abundant with natural light and perfect for your customizing touches.

Princeton Grove offers an enclave of 10 homes sites and at least seven fantastic floor plans, each quality crafted and beautifully detailed.  Two story family plans with large guest rooms on the main floor are featured, as well as inviting home plans with sprawling master bedrooms on the main floor.  Princeton Grove has a home plan ideal for everyone here and Cotton States can build a home specifically designed for you. Tucked away among winding roads and nearby green pastures, this stunning community is also in a superlative East Cobb school district.

Homes start in the mid $500’s and are sure to increase in value as each year goes by.

Call the community sales manager. Mark Judge with All Atlanta Realty, at 770-403-5059 for more information and discover for yourself how your dream home can come to life at Princeton Grove