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HOT Areas to Buy a Home North of I-285 in Atlanta

When it comes to finding your dream home, finding the right location is the first, most vital step. Whatever your reasons for relocating, it always helps to do a little research into the hottest up-and-coming neighborhoods before settling on the right home for you.

According to Forbes, Atlanta is one of the housing markets to invest in this year, with great population growth, job growth, and home price growth over the past few years. Additionally, homes in Atlanta are currently undervalued by 7%, so you won’t need to break the bank to get into this popular area.

In this article, we’re going to be taking about why you should be looking to these hot neighborhoods in Atlanta, including Alpharetta, Cumming, Johns Creek, Milton, and Roswell.

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Located in North Fulton County, Alpharetta is one of the most premier communities in North Atlanta, and is one of the fastest growing cities in the country. This area is perfect for any buyer who is ready to life in a little bit of luxury, or anyone who is looking for properties to invest in. Windward, Glen Abbey, and Palisades at Milton Park are all sought after neighborhoods for which meticulously kept, expensive homes have become a hallmark.

Alpharetta’s downtown area is picturesque, and boasts incredible restaurants and shopping. The city has also managed to maintain great green spaces, and you can look forward to leisurely walks on the greenway or visiting the many parks if you choose Alpharetta as your new home. The downtown area is pedestrian and family-friendly, providing locals with many activities, including events taking place as the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre.

With a growing tech community, a thriving business community, and access to fantastic schools from the Fulton County School District, this area is perfect for every kind of family. Additionally, Avalon has quickly become a premier shopping area with dining and entertainment options to match. Whether you’re looking for a townhome, charming cottage, or a palatial estate with a lot of acreage, Alpharetta has a variety of beautiful properties to offer.

If you’re interested in learning more about Alpharetta, or if you’re ready to look at some properties, please visit the website or speak to one of our expert real estate team members about how we can get you in your dream Alpharetta home.



Located in Forsyth County, one of the fastest growing counties in the country, Cumming is a safe and friendly area with homes that are as beautiful as they are affordable. With excellent schools and many swim and/or tennis communities, this area is great for families as well as retirees and everything in between.

One a very rural community, Cumming has experienced a lot of growth in recent years, including shopping centers that feature some of the biggest companies as well as numerous restaurants and other entertainments. However, even with new modern expansions, Cumming has maintained its rural charm, with the legacy of the area remaining well-preserved. If you’re looking to live in an area with all the modern amenities you could need while also offering character and charm, then this may be the area for you.

Another fantastic feature of Cumming is Lake Lanier, which is one of the largest manufactured lakes in the United States. This body of water allows locals to enjoy many activities on the water and other more leisurely hobbies without having to take a trip to the coast.

Cumming is also a great spot for commuters, as it is just 30 miles north of Atlanta. Whether you’re looking for a place to settle down and enjoy the more relaxing things in life, or if you looking for something with great investment potential, the Sherry And Co. Real Estate will be able to find something for you in Cumming.


Johns Creek

Located just 20 miles north of Atlanta and formerly a part of Alpharetta, Johns Creek has a lot to offer to homeowners. Incorporated in 2006, Johns Creek has grown a lot in this short amount of time and has developed its own distinct character and community. Johns Creek was even ranked as the third best city to live in by USA Today in 2017, thanks in part due to its high level of educated residents and an abundance of amenities.

With its close proximity to Atlanta, Johns Creek is perfect for commuters or former big city dwellers that are looking for a bit more peace and quiet. Though calmer than the city, there is more on offer than your typical suburbs, including shopping and dining options on pretty much every corner. This area also benefits from great weather year-round, and subsequently has a lot of golf communities. Subdivisions can also be found in abundance, with over 300 subdivisions of diverse sizes meaning you’ll certainly be able to find something that suits your budget.

Johns Creek also has the kind of Southern charm you expect to find in the state of Georgia, with incredibly friendly and hospitable residents. There is also a lot of nature to take in, with residents being able to enjoy four great parks, including Newtown Park, Newtown Dream Dog Park, Ocee Park, Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, as well as Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center.

If you think this escape from the city might be the perfect new home for you, check out the houses we currently have listed in Johns Creek.



Milton is another popular area that was formerly part of Alpharetta. Compared to the other locations we’ve discussed, Milton has maintained much more of its rural atmosphere, making it a very unique area with a lot of character. Having originally been a very popular region for horses, the area maintains many horse farms and equestrian centers. While Milton certainly has a small town feel to it, it still has many amenities nearby that you’d expect from a suburban area, including plenty of businesses and shops.

While there are many new homes available in Milton, the most popular style to be found is single-family detached. If you’re looking for an investment property, there are also quite a few fixer-uppers to be found at modest prices. As Milton continues to attract more interest, townhome communities have also become more popular in recent years.

Milton also offers some of the best schools of the surrounding area, making it a great place for families with children. Residents also enjoy the benefits of an active and engaged parks and recreation department, with many parks and festivals to attend throughout the year. With a perfect balance of rural charm with all the amenities you need nearby, Milton was recently recognized as having the highest quality of life in all of Georgia.

If you’re ready to learn more about the benefits of living in Milton, visit our website to browse some of our current Milton home listings.



Another hot area in North Fulton County, Roswell has a little bit of everything. With affordable homes, beautiful scenery, a growing business sector, and a safe atmosphere, this city is a perfect place to relocate to. Whether you’re a family looking for a single-family home, a young couple looking for their first townhome, or a single professional looking for a trendy condo, Roswell offers a diverse selection of properties.

A mishmash of newer developments and stately older homes, Roswell is not short on character. With a beautiful downtown core that features everything from gift shops to art galleries and any other shopping you could wish for, as well as live music and other entertainments, there is much for residents to explore within the city. If you lead a more active lifestyle, there are also plenty of swimming and tennis communities, as well as a great hiking trail around the Roswell Mill, and even local ghost tours.

Roswell is also a fantastic city for exploring the history of the south, with a number of historic homes turned into museums and tour spots, including Barrington Hall, Bullock Hall, and Smith Plantation. You can also get in touch with nature at The Chattahoochee Nature Center. When it comes to both homes and entertainments, Roswell truly has something to offer for everyone, and it’s certainly not an area to be overlooked.

If you’re ready to start looking for your dream home in Roswell, then visit our website to see our current house listings in Roswell.

There is no doubt that Atlanta is one of the most exciting places to live right now, and these hot areas not only offer a great investment opportunity, but also the perfect lifestyle for so many new homeowners. No matter what you’re looking for, these areas all have something unique to offer, and we can’t wait to help you find your dream home in these beautiful areas.

If you’re looking to buy or sell your home, our team of expert real estate agents at the Sherry And Co. Real Estate are ready to speak with you! You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube to stay up to date with new listings and market trends in the North Atlanta area.

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