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Dynamic Neighborhood Sales Managers Being Sought for a Number of New Communities Throughout Metro Atlanta!

Acadia Flags by Sarina RothWith a number of exciting “coming soon” communities continually added to our roster, we require equally exciting individuals to represent Acadia Homes & Neighborhoods in Gwinnett, Hall, Paulding, Jackson, and Forsyth Counties.  In addition to selling homes according to Acadia’s policies and procedures, Neighborhood Sales Managers will: develop competitive information; keep active referral lists; prospect for new buyers; maintain excellent relationships with home owners and prospective buyers; become a scholar of the neighborhood and surrounding area; follow-up after prospect sale and closing; monitor and maintain neighborhood entrance, vacant lots, sales office, model homes, landscape, and completed homes; and hire and train Hosts/Hostesses to ensure sales and hospitality coverage in their absence. The ideal candidate for this vital position on the Acadia team is a seasoned and tech-savvy real estate professional with a valid Georgia real estate license and an understanding of basic building terms in order to properly answer questions related to construction. They should also be able to master time-management while remaining on top of competitive dynamics occurring in surrounding subdivisions regarding product, pricing, volume and inventory. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite is required, and fearlessness in the face of learning new programs is a plus. If you are a dedicated professional who welcomes new challenges, boasts great communication skills and has an outgoing personality, we would love to meet you! To apply please send a cover letter and resume to lmahon@acadiahomes.us. Serious inquiries only, please.

To learn more about Acadia Homes & Neighborhoods, please visit www.acadiahomes.com.

Acadia’s Bakers Farm to Host Model Home Grand Opening for Local Brokers

Bakers Farm Model - Dining RoomOn Wednesday, January 28, Bakers Farm – an Acadia Homes & Neighborhoods community in Jackson County – will play host to a Grand Opening event for area brokers to debut its new professionally merchandised model home. Showcasing the Sinclair floorplan, the new model home features one and a half stories of rooms exquisitely rendered by the creative team at Angela Cain Interiors.

Catch a Sneak Peek Inside the Sinclair at Bakers Farm!

 

“Although the community is not age-restricted, the fact that it boasts a number of ranch floor plans makes it highly desirable for empty-nesters,” explains Cain – who used that audience for her design inspiration. “The overall design of the model home comprises a color palette that is restful, clean, sophisticated and inviting. The furnishings are casual and largely solid with punches of color for greater impact. We took a cue from the latest trends, but soften them to appeal to a wider audience.”

Bakers Farm – located a short distance from Braselton’s historic downtown district and the world-class resort and winery at Chateau Élan – boasts a number of ranch floorplans, priced from the mid $200,000’s. The amenity package at Bakers Farm is exceptional – with a sprawling clubhouse for gatherings, as well as resort-inspired pool, tennis court and putting green. The community itself is enveloped by lush natural greenspace – and is poised near Mulberry River Walk, a 60-acre park with 7.5 miles of tranquil walking trails along the Mulberry River. Proximity to I-85 makes it a breeze to travel two exits South to the shops and restaurants of the renowned Mall of Georgia, take a straight shot into Downtown Atlanta, or travel North to the mountains.

The Bakers Farm Model Home Grand Opening event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on January 28 and will comprise a fully catered Italian luncheon, tours of the model home and several spec homes onsite, opportunities to learn more about Bakers Farm, and a chance to win one of several fabulous prizes – including two gift cards for $500 and a grand prize gift card of $1000. To RSVP for this very special event, brokers who specialize in new homes sales in and around Braselton are invited to contact Neighborhood Sales Manager, Frank Schmidt no later than Monday, January 26 by calling 770-500-2463 or e-mailing fschmidt@acadiahomes.us.

To learn more about Bakers Farm and other Acadia Homes communities throughout Metro Atlanta, be sure to visit www.acadiahomes.com! Stay on top of promotions and upcoming events by liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter!

Press Release: Sutton Park Serves as Exciting First Step in New Direction for Acadia Homes & Neighborhoods in 2015

Atlanta New Home Builder Looks to Develop a Number of Luxury Townhome Communities in New Year, Beginning with Intimate Enclave of 25 Homes Off of Prestigious Paces Ferry

kirkwoodgreen-living2Atlanta, January 6, 2015 – Shortly after first arriving on the Atlanta home building scene in 2010, Acadia Homes & Neighborhoods flexed its visionary development muscle in a number of ways: suburban single family home communities, active adult communities, and urban townhome communities. Met with rave reviews on all fronts, the new home builder changed its focus slightly for 2014 – concentrating mainly on its “meat-and-potatoes” single family efforts throughout Metro Atlanta, growing to an astounding 25 communities by year’s end. Looking ahead to 2015 – backed by a solid track record of success at its City Park Townhomes and Sutherland Corners properties in the past – Acadia Homes & Neighborhoods broadens its vision once again to include more townhome communities. Sutton Park in the popular Smyrna-Vinings area of Atlanta serves as a stunning encore to Acadia’s nod to the urban lifestyle for the New Year.

“Single family home communities continue to reign supreme in the Atlanta area,” explains Michael Rosenberg, Chief Operating Officer for Acadia Homes & Neighborhoods. “However, we are seeing a growing trend toward walkable communities in urban areas and have been receiving more requests for our luxury townhome product. We did offer detached townhomes in 2014 at our Kirkwood Green community near Little Five Points and Virginia-Highland – which continues to be very well-received, but for 2015 – we plan to devote greater concentration to traditional townhome communities. Sutton Park serves as a terrific introduction to this notion, followed shortly thereafter by another exciting new community near the historic Decatur Square and Decatur Farmer’s Market.”

Priced from the $300,000’s, Sutton Park is ideally located near Paces Ferry Road and Spring Hill Parkway in unincorporated Cobb County. This rapidly rising townhome community offers its homeowners the prestige of an Atlanta address with the benefits of low county taxes and an easy commute to Downtown Atlanta. Within minutes of all that Smyrna has to offer its citizens, residents of Sutton Park will be afforded the opportunity to enjoy outings to a number of delightful parks nearby, as well as the charming shops and restaurants of Vinings Jubilee, West Village, and Smyrna Market Village. The City of Smyrna plays host to a regularly rotating calendar of events that includes the Spring & Fall Jonquil Festivals, Smyrna Fresh Produce Market, Food Truck Tuesdays, Summer Concert Series, Taste of Smyrna, and much more.

kirkwoodgreen-living“While our location, accessibility to key destinations, and value sets Sutton Park apart from other communities in the area, it’s perhaps equally compelling that our quality of construction, attention to detail and willingness to listen to our buyers sets Acadia Homes & Neighborhoods apart from other builders in Atlanta,” insists Tim Parker, Neighborhood Sales Manager for Sutton Park. “Our floorplans are designed for living and entertaining. The homes at Sutton Park include hardwood floors, oak tread staircases and fireplaces as standard features which are typically upgrades with other builders, and the exteriors of our homes are built to last with 3-sides brick and 100% Hardie plank finishes. Our proximity to fine dining, superb shopping and entertainment including the Cobb Energy Center and  the new Braves stadium offer an in town lifestyle  without the in-town price.  At Sutton Park you get the best of both worlds – plus a great tax rate!”

Parker feels certain that Sutton Park will appeal to a broad range of home buyers thanks in part to its convenience and affordability. Having lived and worked in the area for nearly 20 years, he welcomes the chance to introduce new home buyers to all that Smyrna-Vinings has to offer as they work together to create the townhome of their dreams. Home buyers in Sutton Park will have an opportunity to choose all of their interior finishes at Acadia’s award-winning Design Gallery in Atlanta – an interactive showroom where they can select everything from carpet and countertops to lighting and bathroom tile. To schedule a tour of Sutton Park with Tim Parker or his assistant – Simone Mills – agents and home buyers are invited to call 404.304.1304 or visit the sales office at 3131 Boldmere Trail in Atlanta, which is open Sunday from 12pm-6pm, Monday from 1pm-6pm, and Tuesday-Saturday from 11am-6pm.  For more information about Sutton Park, prospective home buyers are encouraged to visit www.acadiahomes.com/communities/sutton-park.

About Acadia Homes & Neighborhoods:  Founded in 2010 on the principles of integrity, quality and an unyielding devotion to customer satisfaction, Acadia Homes & Neighborhoods is the shared vision of real estate and construction veterans – Gregg Goldenberg and Thomas Olson. Within a handful of years, their award-winning company has secured its position as one of Atlanta’s leading home builders. Their success and mission are singularly tied to the concept that it’s “All About You”… the Atlanta home buyer.

Presented in a wide variety of thoughtfully-inspired designs, homes in Acadia’s single family, active adult and townhome communities range from the low $100,000’s to the $500,000’s. Most recently, Acadia was proud to debut its Capitol Collection – featuring  homes at affordable prices in sought after locations priced from the mid $100s to the $200s and the Signature Collection – featuring luxury homes priced from the $500,000’s to the $800,000’s. Beautifully constructed new homes by Acadia are currently available for purchase at The River District in Berkeley Lake; Sawyer Farms in Grayson; The Preserve at North Valley, Hawthorne Manor and Taylor Estates in Milton; Wellstone in Cumming; McKinley Crossing in Gainesville; Riverbrooke in Suwanee; Sherwood Park in Smyrna; Bakers Farms and Liberty Crossing in Braselton; Del Mar Club in Dacula; Kirkwood Green in Historic Kirkwood; Parks at Durham Lakes in Fairburn; Woodland Cove in Alpharetta; Sterling on the Lake in Flowery Branch; Manor Park near the Marietta Square; and Eagles Crest, Reece Farms and Covenant Place in West Cobb. Exciting new Acadia communities in development include Sutton Park in Cobb County, Post Oak Glen in Cumming, Enclave at Wills Park in Alpharetta, Jacobs Farm in Lawrenceville, and Village on Pine in Roswell.

Acadia Homes & Neighborhoods has carved out a very special niche in the Atlanta market as it seeks to inspire families with homes of unsurpassed quality and value delivered by a team of dedicated home building industry veterans. In addition to several awards for customer service excellence from GuildQuality and 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty®, Acadia was named #5 among Atlanta’s Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies by the Atlanta Business Chronicle in 2013 and has placed at #9 and 10 in the publications list of Top 20 Home Builders in Atlanta for the past two years. The new home builder has also received fifteen OBIE Awards from the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association to date. In 2014, Acadia debuted its innovative Design Gallery – which invites Atlanta home buyers to “Prepare to be Inspired” through a series of Inspiration Zones designed to meet a wide variety of tastes. For more information, call 404-313-9950 or visit www.acadiahomes.com.

A Message from Acadia Homes & Neighborhoods’ CEO for the New Year

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Press Release: Acadia Homes & Neighborhoods Design Gallery Recognized with National Award

Showroom for Atlanta New Home Builder to Receive Silver Award for Best Design Center from National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) at “The Nationals” Awards Ceremony in January 2015


Acadia Design Gallery-1Atlanta, December 15, 2014
– Acadia Homes & Neighborhoods has been catapulted to the national stage thanks to the recent debut of its new Design Gallery – located inside Suite 100 at 2110 Powers Ferry Road. The Atlanta-based new home builder will be recognized at the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) highly revered “The Nationals℠ 2015” Awards Ceremony on January 20 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas with a Silver Award for Best Design Center. To help realize the unique vision of company founder and CEO Gregg Goldenberg and Chief Operating Officer Michael Rosenberg, the Acadia team enlisted the collaborative efforts of its Marketing Director, Laura Mahon and respected designers, Jane Meagher of Success Strategies and Byron Sumney of SummDesign, Inc.

In an effort to provide customers with a home buying experience that is second to none, Acadia Homes & Neighborhoods first unveiled its state-of-the-art Design Gallery in February 2014. Met with rave reviews from home buyers and industry professionals alike, the innovative and immersive 4500 SF showroom is representative of a sensory-driven, one-stop shopping experience. Guests explore Inspiration Zones – offering a series of vignettes that combine tangible elements, visual images and digital technology to appeal to a wide variety of tastes. Museum-inspired interactive stations set this Design Gallery apart as home buyers touch and view samples displayed on pocket door panels for a prospective sneak peek at how the exterior and interior of their new home might appear. Since the Gallery’s opening, option sales revenue has nearly tripled from that of the previous design encounter. In addition to increased profitability, the Gallery will serve to solidify the builder’s standing in the market and redefine the concept of home buying.

Acadia Design Gallery Interior 2“We are extremely flattered by the response from both our peers and home buyers,” said Goldenberg. “The Nationals is considered the pinnacle as the National Sales & Marketing Council for the NAHB collects entries from all over the country in order to celebrate the very best in the home building industry. The Acadia team is delighted to be counted among them. In addition to this win, our Design Gallery also up for consideration for a Gold Award in the same category – the winner of which will be announced at the award ceremony in Las Vegas in January. We knew we were onto something very special – the honor of this award and the recent OBIE Award from the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association serves to validate that belief. Perhaps most important is the daily feedback we receive from our customers who often say the Design Gallery is one of their favorite aspects of buying an Acadia home.”

To view available homes throughout Metro Atlanta and take a virtual tour of Acadia Homes & Neighborhoods’ award-winning Design Gallery, prospective home buyers are encouraged to visit www.acadiahomes.com.

Acadia Design Gallery InteriorAbout Acadia Homes & Neighborhoods:  Founded in 2010 on the principles of integrity, quality and an unyielding devotion to customer satisfaction, Acadia Homes & Neighborhoods is the shared vision of real estate and construction veterans – Gregg Goldenberg and Thomas Olson. Within a handful of years, their award-winning company has secured its position as one of Atlanta’s leading home builders. Their success and mission are singularly tied to the concept that it’s “All About You”… the Atlanta home buyer.

Presented in a wide variety of thoughtfully-inspired designs, homes in Acadia’s single family, active adult and townhome communities range from the low $100,000’s to the $500,000’s. Most recently, Acadia was proud to debut its Capitol Collection – featuring  homes at affordable prices in sought after locations priced from the mid $100s to the $200s and the Signature Collection – featuring luxury homes priced from the $500,000’s to the $800,000’s. Beautifully constructed new homes by Acadia are currently available for purchase at The River District in Berkeley Lake; Sawyer Farms in Grayson; The Preserve at North Valley, Hawthorne Manor and Taylor Estates in Milton; Wellstone in Cumming; McKinley Crossing in Gainesville; Riverbrooke in Suwanee; Sherwood Park in Smyrna; Bakers Farms and Liberty Crossing in Braselton; Del Mar Club in Dacula; Kirkwood Green in Historic Kirkwood; Parks at Durham Lakes in Fairburn; Woodland Cove in Alpharetta; Sterling on the Lake in Flowery Branch; Manor Park near the Marietta Square; and Eagles Crest, Reece Farms and Covenant Place in West Cobb. Exciting new Acadia communities in development include Sutton Park in Cobb County, Post Oak Glen in Cumming, Enclave at Wills Park in Alpharetta, Jacobs Farm in Lawrenceville, and Village on Pine in Roswell.

Acadia Homes & Neighborhoods has carved out a very special niche in the Atlanta market as it seeks to inspire families with homes of unsurpassed quality and value delivered by a team of dedicated home building industry veterans. In addition to several awards for customer service excellence from GuildQuality and 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty®, Acadia was named #5 among Atlanta’s Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies by the Atlanta Business Chronicle in 2013 and has placed at #9 and 10 in the publications list of Top 20 Home Builders in Atlanta for the past two years. The new home builder has also received fifteen OBIE Awards from the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association to date. In 2014, Acadia debuted its innovative Design Gallery – which invites Atlanta home buyers to “Prepare to be Inspired” through a series of Inspiration Zones designed to meet a wide variety of tastes. For more information, call 404-313-9950 or visit www.acadiahomes.com.

About The Nationals℠: Now in its 35th year, The Nationals℠ pays tribute to superior sales and marketing achievements by individual professionals, homebuilders and associates, and sales and marketing councils. The nation’s largest competition for sales and marketing professionals and communities, The Nationals℠ showcases winners in distinguished national, regional, and local publications. The competition is presented by the National Sales and Marketing Council (NSMC), a council of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), along with Wells Fargo Home Loans.

Acadia Homes & Neighborhoods Accommodates Growing Trend of One Big Happy Family

stockvault-big-family124689 - Joey CrowleyAcadia Homes & Neighborhoods isn’t simply committed to staying on top of the latest trends with regard to design, materials and most desirable areas of town. We also keep a close eye on trends that relate to the WAY people live. While all of our floorplans are designed with modern families in mind, there are a number that serve as the ideal answer to the NEW concept of “one big happy family.”

According to recent studies, multi-generational households are on the rise. Pew Research reported last year that a record 21.6 million (or 36% of the nation’s millennial generation of young adults aged 18 to 31) had moved back home with Mom and Dad.  Some reasons for this include rising college enrollment, declining employment, and declining number of marriages. On the opposite end of the spectrum, there is also a growing trend of aging parents moving in with the kids. According to the United States Census Bureau, more than 4.3 million households (or 5.6% of all family households in the nation) are multi-generational – consisting of three or more generations. Causes for this trend run the gamut from illness, divorce or death of spouse, childbirth, unemployment or poverty, home foreclosure, recent immigration, and – quite simply – because it’s what they want to do.

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That’s why Acadia Homes & Neighborhoods is pleased to answer this growing need for that unique homebuyer who may have more than one generation in mind when shopping for their new home. Our Capital Collection of homes features square footages of up to 3,365, and our Portfolio and Signature Collections feature a handful of homes that boast over 4,000 square feet. Elements like main level bedrooms with full baths, upper level bonus rooms with full baths, wide open floorplans, flexible living spaces, and 3-car garages make them particularly appealing for large families. To sneak a peek at all of the floorplans in Acadia’s library – as well as the communities in which you can find them – visit http://www.acadiahomes.com/floorplans/.

 

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau Multigenerational Households Working Paper # 2013-20 http://www.census.gov/hhes/families/files/ASA.Multgen.pdf

Fry, Richard. “A Rising Share of Young Adults Live in Their Parents’ Home.” August 1, 2013. Pew Research.  http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2013/08/01/a-rising-share-of-young-adults-live-in-their-parents-home/

Image Credit: Joey Crowley/Stockvault

Holiday Events and Attractions Near Acadia Communities in Atlanta

Father and son build a snowman in one of four snow play zones inside Lanier Islands’ new SnowWorldThe holiday season is a wonderful time of year to get a true sense of the cities and towns that surround a handful of Acadia Homes & Neighborhoods’ communities. Stroll charming main street areas and peek in boutique windows, hit one of the best restaurants in town and dine on some holiday favorites, then visit some of the top destinations that help put that area on the map. To help you get started on revving up your holiday spirit, we’ve compiled a list of attractions and events around Metro Atlanta. While you’re in the neighborhood, be sure to visit one or more of the Acadia communities nearby and take a tour of available homes – envisioning yourself celebrating next year’s holidays living there!

 

Lanier Islands Christmas and SnowWorld

Lanier Islands

7000 Lanier Islands Parkway in Buford

Near Acadia’s Wellstone Community

New for 2014 – Lanier Islands is excited to unveil its newly re-imagined holiday light show – Lanier Islands Christmas and a brand new offering that promises to make the seasonal fun really SNOWBALL! With the debut of SnowWorld, the lakeside resort transforms its beachfront boardwalk entertainment district into a winter wonderland – complete with 13-lane tube slide, 5 speed slides, 4 snow play zones, skating rink, firepits for roasting marshmallows, and much more! Other events happening at the resort during the holidays include Breakfast with Santa and a living nativity on select dates. Lanier Islands Christmas runs through 12/31/14, but SnowWorld won’t melt away until after 3/1/15!

 

Christmas at Callanwolde

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

980 Briarcliff Road in Atlanta

Near Acadia’s Kirkwood Green Community

Happening now through December 16, the Callanwolde Mansion is beautifully bedecked for the holiday season… and you’re invited to take a tour! In addition to regular tours of the historic mansion – decorated by some of Atlanta’s finest interior designers and florists, Callanwolde will also play host to a number of special events that include an Artisan Market (through 12/16), Holiday Shopping in the Conservatory (12/12-14), and Baker Donelson Family Movie Night (12/12).

 

The Holidays at Chateau Elan

100 Rue Charlemagne in Braselton

Near Acadia’s Liberty Crossing and Bakers Farm Communities

In addition to a great holiday accommodation package at this world-class winery, spa and resort, Chateau Elan will also feature strolling carolers throughout the property on 12/12-13 and 12/19-20 from 6 to 9 p.m. Even if you don’t plan to stay the night, it’s a great excuse to plan to have a perfectly prepared holiday meal at one of several restaurants onsite.

 

Holiday Events at American Girl Boutique & Bistro

Northpoint Mall

1000 Northpoint Circle in Alpharetta

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Ice Skating at Avalon

2200 Avalon Boulevard in Alpharetta

Near Acadia’s Woodland Cove and Enclave at Will’s Park (Now Pre-Selling) Communities

From events like Brunch with Santa and the opportunity to build a Gingerbread House inside the little girl’s fantasy land at American Girl Boutique & Bistro (the only one in Atlanta!) to donning a pair of skates and taking a whirl around the rink “Rockefeller Center-”style at the NEW Avalon open air shopping district, Alpharetta residents and guests are sure to find themselves in the holiday spirit. Be sure to toss in a visit to DreamWorks Studios’ Adventure to Santa at Northpoint Mall and/or the chance to share Christmas wishlists with Santa at Avalon for some added holiday cheer!

 

To learn more about Acadia Homes & Neighborhoods and our communities throughout Metro Atlanta, visit us online at www.acadiahomes.com!

 

Image credit: Lanier Islands

Acadia’s Sawyer Farms to Host Free CE Class on December 5

Sawyer Farms Dining RoomAs the holiday season kicks into high gear, Acadia Homes & Neighborhoods is delighted to present Atlanta-area real estate professionals with a little gift of our own… a FREE Continuing Education Class: “Maximum Marketing, Minimum Dollars.”  Facilitated by the highly respected Juanita McDowell, the three hour class will enlighten attendees on ways to grow their business without breaking the bank. Participants in “Maximum Marketing, Minimum Dollars” will learn how to design and implement a powerful and effective marketing plan while staying within a budget. The class will be hosted on Friday, December 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the award-winning model home at Acadia’s Sawyer Farms in Grayson.

During the event, guests will have an opportunity to win $50 gift cards and dine on an Italian feast catered by Olive Garden. The menu will feature Chicken Parmesan, Spaghetti & Meatballs, Bread Sticks and House Salad. Once the class has concluded, Sawyer Farms Neighborhood Sales Manager Leah Benson and on-site agent Sandra King will be delighted to take attendees on a tour of the model home – which was recently recognized with a Gold OBIE from the Sales & Marketing Council of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association for Best Interior Merchandising.

Sawyer Farms KitchenThe model home serves as the ideal introduction to this Gwinnett County swim-cabana community of stunning homes showcasing four-side brick exteriors and thoughtfully planned interiors in the rapidly growing City of Grayson with its contemporary live, work, play vibe blended beautifully with charming historic character. Grayson is home to trendy, upscale retailers, but also hosts a classic year-round farmers market every Wednesday afternoon – all of which are located within 3 to 4 miles of the community. Poised along Grayson Highway and encompassed by acre after acre of wooded greenspace, Sawyer Farms promises future residents access to excellent schools, as well as close proximity to terrific dining and retail destinations such as The Shoppes at Webb Gin and the shopping centers that line Sugarloaf Parkway.

Metro Atlanta real estate agents and brokers who wish to attend the FREE December 5 “Maximum Marketing, Minimum Dollars” CE Class must RSVP to Leah or Sandra at 678-787-4177 (office), 404-348-6005 (Leah’s cell) or lbenson@acadiahomes.us as there is a limited amount of space.  To get to Sawyer Farms, from 85 N, take 316 East towards Lawrenceville/Athens and travel approximately 2 miles. Take the Sugarloaf Parkway exit, then turn right onto Sugarloaf Parkway and travel 6.5 miles. At GA-20E/Grayson Highway, turn right and travel 1.3 miles. You’ll need to make a U-Turn across from Starling Elementary and the neighborhood will be on your immediate right. For GPS users, the address is 361 Sawyer Meadow Place in Grayson.

Want to learn more about Sawyer Farms and other Acadia Homes & Neighborhoods communities throughout Metro Atlanta?  Visit our Communities page at www.acadiahomes.com. To stay up-to-date on future events, new communities and the latest Acadia news, be sure to “like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Press Release: Acadia Homes & Neighborhoods Honored with Five OBIE Awards

Atlanta New Home Builder Recognized for Best Interior Merchandising, Sales Center, Promotional Video and Sales Manager of the Year During the 34th Annual OBIE Awards  

Atlanta, November 24, 2014 – After four solid years on Atlanta’s competitive housing scene, Acadia Homes & Neighborhoods continues to be recognized as one of city’s rising stars. On the heels of placing at #9 in the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s annual list of Top 20 Home Builders in Atlanta, Acadia Homes has been honored with five OBIEs during the 34th Annual OBIE Awards. Hosted each November by the Sales & Marketing Council of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association (GAHBA), this year’s event took place at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis and featured some of the city’s boldest and brightest builders, developers, remodelers, marketers, and real estate professionals. At the end of the evening, the Acadia team went back to their corporate headquarters with an armload full of OBIEs that included:

  • Sam Bass Headshot 7.25.14Sales Manager of the Year to Acadia Home’s VP of Sales & Marketing, Sam Bass: In addition to lively weekly sales meetings and regular appearances on Atlanta’s Best New Homes TV, Bass directly supervises an astounding 25 communities and 30 salespeople throughout Metro Atlanta. Under his watch in 2013, sales comprised 209 homes – representing more than $58M in total volume of new homes sold.
  • Gold OBIE for Best Interior Merchandising – Detached Model ($299,999 and under) to Sawyer Farms: The exquisitely adorned model home at this Acadia community in Grayson was designed by Tanaya Morgan Williams of Parlay Interiors. Showcasing the highest potential of the popular 3139 square foot Jackson floor plan where space is maximized without appearing cluttered, Williams masterfully illustrates “a step up” without making it appear out of reach.  Everything from color palette, to furnishings and finishes, to art and accessories were carefully selected to enhance the home and entice the buyer.
  • Silver OBIE for Best Interior Merchandising – Detached Model ($300,000 to $449,999) to Kirkwood Green: Located in Acadia Homes trendiest in-town community, the model home needed to evoke a sense of style and sophistication that would leave an indelible mark on guests. By enlisting the aid of designer Sandy Moon of Focus Design Interiors – whose designs have garnered Acadia OBIE Awards in the past – the home accomplishes that and more. The use of neutral colors with dark trim open up the rooms, while modern stylization offsets the period-influence of homes in the surrounding historic neighborhood in order to appeal to refined younger set.
  • Silver OBIE for Best Community Information/Sales Center to Acadia Homes’ new Design Gallery:Acadia Design Gallery-1 The entirely innovative and completely immersive Design Gallery – which just opened earlier this year – invites guests to “prepare to be inspired” through a series of interactive stations and imaginatively-displayed vignettes designed to appeal to a wide variety of tastes. While here, home buyers can select everything from paint colors and flooring to countertops and cabinets.
  • Silver OBIE for Best Audio-Video/DVD Promotion to the Acadia Homes Feature produced by Hometown Builder Television: The beautifully executed, professionally produced 6 minute video uses a news feature format to showcase Acadia Homes & Neighborhoods as a homebuilder that not only cares about its customers, but also the quality of the homes it builds. In addition to segments that feature CEO Gregg Goldenberg and numerous sweeping product shots, the video also uses testimonials from a variety of home buyers to secure credibility with the viewer – who is likely a prospective home buyer. The video appears on the homepage of AcadiaHomes.com and plays on a continuous loop in Acadia sales centers throughout Metro Atlanta.

Sawyer Farms Dining Room“Our work has resonated with the OBIE judges since the first time we entered a project in 2011,” recalled Gregg Goldenberg, President and CEO for Acadia Homes & Neighborhoods. “To date, we have been honored with 15 OBIE Awards in everything from landscape design and interior merchandising to urban revitalization and sales performance. That just goes to show that we are a very well-rounded company. I’m particularly proud of the fact that this year marks our best showing – as we grow our influence throughout Metro Atlanta, so follows the need for a larger trophy case. It is so fulfilling for me and my entire team to be recognized for our efforts by a distinguished panel of our peers. We’d like to thank the Sales & Marketing Council for hosting another stellar event. The fact that they had a packed house speaks volumes about the much-anticipated return of a healthy homebuilding industry in Atlanta.”

About Acadia Homes & Neighborhoods:  Founded in 2010 on the principles of integrity, quality and an unyielding devotion to customer satisfaction, Acadia Homes & Neighborhoods is the shared vision of real estate and construction veterans – Gregg Goldenberg and Thomas Olson. Within a handful of years, their award-winning company has secured its position as one of Atlanta’s leading home builders. Their success and mission are singularly tied to the concept that it’s “All About You”… the Atlanta home buyer.

Presented in a wide variety of thoughtfully-inspired designs, homes in Acadia’s single family, active adult and townhome communities range from the low $100,000’s to the $500,000’s. Most recently, Acadia was proud to debut its Capitol Collection – featuring  homes at affordable prices in sought after locations priced from the mid $100s to the $200s and the Signature Collection – featuring luxury homes priced from the $500,000’s to the $800,000’s. Beautifully constructed new homes by Acadia are currently available for purchase at The River District in Berkeley Lake; Sawyer Farms in Grayson; The Preserve at North Valley, Hawthorne Manor and Taylor Estates in Milton; Wellstone in Cumming; McKinley Crossing in Gainesville; Riverbrooke in Suwanee; Sherwood Park in Smyrna; Bakers Farms and Liberty Crossing in Braselton; Del Mar Club in Dacula; Kirkwood Green in Historic Kirkwood; Parks at Durham Lakes in Fairburn; Woodland Cove in Alpharetta; Sterling on the Lake in Flowery Branch; Manor Park near the Marietta Square; and Eagles Crest, Reece Farms and Covenant Place in West Cobb. Exciting new Acadia communities in development include Sutton Park in Cobb County, Post Oak Glen in Cumming, Enclave at Wills Park in Alpharetta, Jacobs Farm in Lawrenceville, and Village on Pine in Roswell.

Acadia Homes & Neighborhoods has carved out a very special niche in the Atlanta market as it seeks to inspire families with homes of unsurpassed quality and value delivered by a team of dedicated home building industry veterans. In addition to several awards for customer service excellence from GuildQuality and 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty®, Acadia was named #5 among Atlanta’s Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies by the Atlanta Business Chronicle in 2013 and has placed at #9 and 10 in the publications list of Top 20 Home Builders in Atlanta for the past two years. The new home builder has also received fifteen OBIE Awards from the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association to date. In 2014, Acadia debuted its innovative Design Gallery – which invites Atlanta home buyers to “Prepare to be Inspired” through a series of Inspiration Zones designed to meet a wide variety of tastes. For more information, call 404-313-9950 or visit www.acadiahomes.com.

Acadia Home’s Design Gallery Honored with an OBIE Award

award_silver2014After opening their entirely innovative and completely immersive Design Gallery earlier this year, the Acadia Homes & Neighborhoods’ team already knew they had a real winner on their hands. Following the 34th Annual OBIE Awards – held on November 8 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis – the rest of the Atlanta home building industry knew it, too. Honored with a Silver OBIE Award for Best Community Information/Sales Center, the Acadia Homes Design Gallery invites its guests to “prepare to be inspired” through a series of interactive stations and imaginatively-displayed vignettes designed to appeal to a wide variety of tastes. Each vignette – Craftsman, Contemporary, Transitional, and Traditional – combines tangible elements, visual images and digital technology to inspire visitors from the moment they enter the inviting museum-like space.

Acadia Design Gallery-1“Our Chief Operating Officer Michael Rosenberg and I worked closely with renowned designer, Jane Meagher in order to bring a unique vision to life,” recalls Laura Mahon, Director of Marketing for Acadia Homes & Neighborhoods. “We wanted a state-of-the-art experience that enhanced the home buying experience in ways it hasn’t been done before. Before this award, all of the accolades have been coming from our homebuyers who have found their time at the Design Gallery to be as fun and memorable as the day they first receive the keys to their brand new Acadia home. We have our exceedingly talented Design Gallery Manager Terance Manly to thank for that. He puts the function in the form every day.”

To take a virtual tour of our new award-winning Design Gallery, CLICK HERE!

In addition to the Silver OBIE for its Design Gallery, Acadia Homes & Neighborhoods was also honored with four other OBIE Awards this year:

 

To learn more about Acadia Homes & Neighborhoods and its communities throughout Metro Atlanta, please visit us online at www.acadiahomes.com.