moving to atlanta: Update to GA400 Express Lane Project - 05/31/23 01:05 PM
For those of you, like myself that live and work in the North Atlanta suburbs, the GA400 Express Lanes Project is long overdue and most likely to cause more travel and commute disruptions for years to come.  GDOT has already begun the work needed to replace bridges over GA400 at Pitts Road in Sandy Springs, Roberts Drive in Sandy Springs, and Kimball Bridge Road in Alpharetta.  The additional cloverleaf at McGinnis is also under construction and causing back-ups during Rush Hour.  Following is more information courtesy of the GDOT: 
To improve mobility within the GA 400 Corridor the Georgia Department of Transportation … (0 comments)

moving to atlanta: Top US Real Estate Market 2023: Atlanta, GA - 02/02/23 11:51 AM
As a side note to this republished article, the North Atlanta suburbs of Alpharetta, Cumming, Johns Creek, Milton, Roswell and Sandy Springs have continued to receive multiple offers over list price on homes that are in great locations, and in very good move-in-condition.  Not as crazy as a year or two ago, but still quite brisk!
Atlanta is forecast to be the U.S.’s top property market of 2023, according to a report Tuesday from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). 
The Georgia city topped the association’s list of markets to watch next year based on its performance in 10 key metrics—including housing affordability, … (1 comments)

moving to atlanta: Have Santa tuck-in your child: The Hotel at Avalon - 12/15/22 11:29 AM
The merriment starts at the sound of reindeer bells and a knock on the door. Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus are right on the other side! Excitement fills the air as soon as they enter your room. A bedtime snack of milk and cookies can be shared with Santa, along with wishes, dreams, and the absolute splendor of Christmas.
*The "Tuck-in" experience first requires a guest room reservation at The Hotel at Avalon
* "Tuck-ins with Santa" reservations must be made more than 24 hours in advance.
*Multiple dates and times are available.
*Tickets are $100.00 per Tuck-In for the first child.
*Additional children in a single … (1 comments)

moving to atlanta: Month of May Events in Atlanta, GA... - 04/25/22 01:48 PM
Atlanta in May offers great weather and some of the city’s most popular events. There is plenty on throughout the month, culminating in several big festivals and events held over the Memorial Day weekend.
May weather in Atlanta is usually sunny and very warm, ideal for enjoying the best of the city’s outdoor festivals and attractions. The average daily high temperatures in May is 79°F (26°C), with hotter days likely toward the end of the month.
Highlights of Atlanta’s May festivals include music festivals such as hugely popular Sweet Auburn Springfest and the Atlanta Jazz Festival, the Decatur Arts Festival, the Atlanta Food and … (0 comments)

moving to atlanta: Johns Creek's acclaimed Newtown Dog Park - 02/25/22 02:11 PM
When our beautiful Boxer was still with us, we loved taking him to this awesome Dog Park in Johns Creek, GA... and outstanding amenity for dog lovers all over the North Atlanta suburbs just off GA400, Haynes Bridge Road and Old Alabama Road... well maintained and worth the drive with your pet! It’s like Six Flags over Georgia for dogs.
Written by Cherese Cobb
Photos courtesy of the City of Johns Creek
While some dogs might daydream about nabbing slices of pepperoni pizza or stuffing five tennis balls into their mouths, others are dreaming about the Newtown Dream Dog Park in the north Atlanta suburb … (0 comments)

moving to atlanta: Tons of Halloween Fun in the Atlanta-Area - 10/15/21 12:19 PM
From haunted houses to parades and trunk-or-treating, our guide includes the best spooky, silly, candy-filled Halloween events in Atlanta for every boo and ghoul!
  Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween Tours at Oakland Cemetery. Listen to the stories of the cemetery’s notable and notorious residents come to life as you walk through the cemetery’s beautifully lit Victorian Gardens. Oct. 14-31.
Mother/Son Halloween Dance at Roswell Area Park. Wear costumes to this party with music, dancing, prizes, refreshments and more. Oct. 15.
Murder On The Orient Express by Ken Ludwig at Ed Cabell Theatre. This classic whodunit features a mystery … (2 comments)

moving to atlanta: Fun Fall Pumpkin Patches North of Atlanta, GA - 09/29/21 01:57 PM

CUMMING, GA — Heading out to a pumpkin patch to pick the best pumpkin isn't just about finding the perfect Halloween jack-o-lantern. It's a chance to head out with the family in a cherished fall tradition full of exciting activities.
Picking your own pumpkin is a good way to support the local farmers who grow them. Many pumpkin patches offer free or low-cost activities like hayrides, corn mazes and games for the children.
Visiting an outdoor pumpkin farm is moderately safe, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Before you go, it's best to call ahead to the … (0 comments)

moving to atlanta: GA400/I285 Interchange Project to be complete by end of year - 07/31/21 10:01 AM
ATLANTA — While there will still be some major impacts on one of Atlanta’s busiest highway interchanges, reconstruction to I-285 and SR 400 north of Atlanta for the remainder of year is "on track" to be finished by the end of 2021.  
Work on the project initially began in November 2017 with a projected completion date of July 2020. However, last July, officials with the Georgia Department of Transportation, announced that the construction timeline would be pushed back until the end of 2021.
Closing in on the final stages of completion, GDOT said additional work, such as asphalt paving and "punch list … (0 comments)

moving to atlanta: ATLanta-area quickly becoming the Southern Tech Hub - 03/25/21 12:55 PM
Airbnb announced plans to open a technical hub in the City of Atlanta, in an effort to strengthen its regional footprint and provide a base for "hundreds of technical and non-technical roles over time." The company selected Atlanta after perusing the East Coast for a city that illustrated five key factors: leaders committed to economic empowerment; a commitment to diversity and inclusion; a diverse technical talent pool; a creative culture and a low residential turnover rate. Airbnb also lauded the state of Georgia for its "natural amenities" and workforce.  Airbnb joins a growing list of companies landing in "the Business Center of the … (0 comments)

moving to atlanta: Atlanta Suburbs Eclipse City As Region's Most Expensive Apartment Submarkets - 02/04/21 12:58 PM
Apartment rents in Atlanta's suburbs surged last year, outpacing its previously popular urban core as the multifamily market continues to shake out from the effects of the pandemic economy.
Courtesy of Investors Management GroupVeridian at Sandy Springs, recently acquired by California-based Investors Management Group.Many of Metro Atlanta's suburban cities saw leaps in apartment rent growth year-over-year in January, while landlords in the city of Atlanta, which was the most expensive submarket this time last year, saw their rents stagnate, according to the latest data compiled by Zumper.
Atlanta's January year-over-year rent growth was under 1%, according to Zumper. At the same time, some of the metro area's more affluent suburban … (0 comments)

moving to atlanta: Winter Festivals throughout the Atlanta Metro-area - 12/12/20 12:00 PM
As the holiday season approaches, Winter festivals and events offer the chance for families and friends alike together and revel in the most wonderful time of the year. For college football fans, the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl is an exciting winter tradition. Celebrate MLK Day with the MLK March and Rally, and catch the month-long Jewish Film Festival. Here's a list of the festivals and fairs that happen all year round. If you are looking for things to do this weekend, today or tomorrow. See our handy guide to the 5 things to do in Atlanta today. We've got critics and reader recommendations for live music, food and wine events, sports, free or … (1 comments)

moving to atlanta: Should I leave Atlanta to be closer to Grandchildren? - 11/03/20 11:48 AM
I ask myself that question now every single day.  Our sons and their families live no where close.  In fact, a six hour drive is the closest they have been to Atlanta in over 10 years.  
Regretting a Retirement Relocation Decision
“I’ve seen many retirees make snap decisions about where they’ll live and regret it,” said Jill Schlesinger, CBS business analyst and author of The Dumb Things Smart People Do With Their Money. “They thought it would be wonderful to be closer to their kids and grandkids. What could go wrong? But this kind of a move can be dangerous for retirees, and not … (0 comments)

moving to atlanta: Yes, more info on the GA400 / I285 Interchange project - 07/13/20 11:35 AM
Share on Pinterest Share on Reddit Share via Email Log In         The relocation of utilities and other work will mean a one-year delay in the completion of a massive new I-285 interchange at Ga. 400. (AJC FILE PHOTO) Completion of I-285/Ga. 400 interchange work delayed another year CONTINUING COVERAGE: YOUR COMMUTE July 01, 2020 By  David Wickert, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Construction at one of metro Atlanta’s busiest highway interchanges will take a year more than expected — a delay that will prolong the frustration of hundreds of thousands of commuters.
The new I-285 interchange at Ga. 400 north of Atlanta … (4 comments)

moving to atlanta: Activities for this Memorial Day Weekend in Atlanta, GA - 05/22/20 01:16 PM
How to Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend By Atlanta Parent Editorial . May 10, 2020 iStock
Summer fun is just around the corner! Try these special events and activities during your Memorial three-day weekend. Also check out our list of 250 Fun Things To Do in Atlanta With Kids for more ideas.
Table of Contents
Virtual Events: Alpharetta Memorial Day Tribute This annual event includes music, posting of colors, a performance of the national anthem, keynote speaker, laying of the wreath, rifle salute and more.
Virtual Memorial Day Ceremony Dunwoody’s Mayor Lynn Deutsch will lead this year’s virtual celebration of Memorial Day.
National Park Service Virtual Memorial Day … (8 comments)

moving to atlanta: Super Bowl 2019: Things To Do In Atlanta - 01/24/19 02:06 PM
For information on more things to do while in Atlanta for the Super Bowl or information on North Atlanta area Residential Real Estate: Contact John at
The Georgia Department of Economic Development – Visit some of the many Atlanta landmarks while you are in the city for the Super Bowl.
Some of these places include: Centennial Olympic Park, The World of Coca-Cola, The Georgia Aquarium, The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, ThChick-Fil-A College Football Hall of Fame, The Children's Museum of Atlanta, Skyview Atlanta, The CNN Center & more.
You can also get great recommendations on places to eat while in Atlanta from the Georgia … (1 comments)

moving to atlanta: Holiday sights in and around Atlanta: Botanical Garden - 12/14/18 01:47 PM
Garden Lights, Holiday Nights returns with new features and crowd favorites – including new music and motion for last year’s buzz-worthy spectacle, Nature’s Wonders. 
This year brings the debut of the Skylights Lounge in the Skyline Garden. Plus, several larger-than-life plant giants from Imaginary Worlds: Once Upon a Time will be awash in holiday glow.
See the Ice Goddess and Tunnel of Light along with the Orchestral Orbs, Radiant Rainforest, Model Trains and other favorites that continue to make the exhibition a must-see holiday tradition

moving to atlanta: The Atlanta GA Beltline defined... - 11/18/18 11:47 AM
The Atlanta BeltLine in 5The Atlanta BeltLine is the most comprehensive transportation and economic development effort ever undertaken in the City of Atlanta and among the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment programs currently underway in the United States.  Watch the video below to gain understanding and insight into the most comprehensive transportation and economic development effort ever undertaken in the City of Atlanta and among the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment programs currently underway in the United States.

The Atlanta BeltLine is a sustainable redevelopment project that is transforming the city. It will ultimately connect 45 intown neighborhoods via a … (1 comments)

moving to atlanta: Who's buying homes in 2018? - 08/08/18 08:27 AM
Who’s Buying Homes in 2018?This year, there are three consumer segments in particular that will have an important impact on the real estate market. These homebuyers are helping to drive the market now and will continue to do so in the coming months.
Millennials. Through 2018, millennials will mostly likely be the driving force in the housing market, even though the shortage of affordable entry-level properties has created a challenging barrier for them. By the end of the year, millennials could make up as much as 43 percent of the buyers’ market, according to
Generation Z. Born between the years of 1995 … (0 comments)

moving to atlanta: GA400: Getting $100M for Bus Rapid Transit Lanes - 06/19/18 01:30 PM
Georgia to spend $100 million on Ga. 400 transit line
   Gov. Nathan Deal and other state leaders on Tuesday announced they’ll spend $100 million on four new interchanges for commuter buses on Ga. 400. BOB ANDRES/BANDRES@AJC.COM Posted: 3:19 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Georgia officials Tuesday announced a major down payment on a transit expansion along Ga. 400 in north Fulton County.
The state will spend $100 million over the next several years build four new interchanges for commuter buses along a 16-mile stretch of the busy highway between I-285 and McFarland Parkway in Alpharetta.
    Many of the … (0 comments)

moving to atlanta: Continued Atlanta Housing Price Gains - 06/11/18 01:59 PM
Atlanta housing price gains have (yikes) nearly doubled national average 0 New, 52 comments Report finds latest inventory has dwindled to a scant 1.8-month supply across metroBy Josh Green@JoshGreen1234 Apr 17, 2018, 2:33pm EDT Share Tweet Share ShareAtlanta housing price gains have (yikes) nearly doubled national average tweet share Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email RE/MAX Calling Atlanta home just doesn’t show signs of getting cheaper anytime soon.
That’s certainly not unexpected amidst a surging regional economy, but recent statistics have been jolting. HotPad’s inaugural report on Atlanta rental trends, for instance, showed city rents are growing three times faster than the national … (0 comments)

John H. Mason, Associate Broker - Realtor; Atlanta Georgia (Harry Norman, Realtors)

John H. Mason

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Cumming, GA

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