Helen Keller said "Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much" . We know that to make a difference in our surroundings we must be willing to participate in the community but what you may not think about is how that community involvement will impact our home values.
When you have healthy, happy, neighborhoods, you can tell it as soon as you enter the area. There is pride of ownership, and all put their best foot forward because they are proud of where they live. The impression the community makes is the impression the buyer has when they are about to view a home in a neighborhood. I have pulled into a subdivision and before we even get to the home the buyer has said,” keep driving Nancy, we do not like this neighborhood.” It will be because, yards are not maintained and families are in hiding or the entryway sign is an eyesore. One person who cares, can have tremendous influence on the surrounding community. Our entryway signs looked rough until one neighbor who is my new hero, took on the project and reworked the signs and the landscape around the signs and I feel a great sense of pride when I pull into the neighborhood. Some neighborhoods have strong homeowners associations and they also help to protect our property values.
As we go bigger in our thinking, the associations that we have in our city are also responsible for creating the environment that filters to the neighborhoods. Graffiti and abandoned buildings in disrepair reflect the need for associations to come together. It is a fact that this is the first sign of decline and the beginning of crime in a neighborhood. Organizations like the UPPCA (http://upcca.org/) have for years worked on maintaining the integrity of Peachtree Corners. This was before and after it became a city. You walk on sidewalks because of the hard work of this group in the early years. You enjoy the beautiful medians because this group cared enough to improve our area . You are greeted by a beautiful sign that lets all know this is a city that is proud. Once again this leads to an area that a buyer immediately wants to call home.
There are so many groups of people that work to make this community a great place to call home . I am grateful to each of them. Without their leadership we might not have the community we have. The buyers and the sellers of Peachtree Corners benefit from the organizations willing to go the extra mile to protect our environment.
The feeling of community is also enhanced by the opportunities to come together and share fun and friendship The Peachtree Corners Festival (peachtreecornersfestival.com ), The Christmas in the Corners Parade (https://www.facebook.com/christmasinthecorners) , The Women Of Peachtree Cornershttps://www.facebook.com/womenpeachtreecorners ,the Run the Corners race, and now food truck Tuesdays all provide that chance to know your neighbor. A buyer who visits and sees promotions for a Parade at Christmas and events like that will know they have found a home.
Last Saturday, I was on a radio program on 106.7 and they asked me about Peachtree Corners. I was so excited to share my love of this community and the positive things going on in our city. I know that when you have great community involvement, you definitely will not be at a loss for words.
If you are looking for a home in Peachtree Corners visit us at PeachtreeCorners.com. I can be reached at 404-955-7653 or Nancy@Minor.net.
New on the market this week in Peachtree Corners.
4408 Allenhurst Drive in Peachtree Station and priced at $384,900
6270 Blackberry Hill in Neely Farm and priced at $549,000These homes are shown by appointment.