Atlanta during the Civil War: Notice all the buildings standing...
Does your home stand on a Civil War battlefield?
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Thinking about buying a home? Wonderful! Before you embark on the game of home ownership, you need to get preapproved by your lender. While this step isn’t half as fun as browsing Clickscape for your future dream home, it’s an extremely beneficial move on your part. Elizabeth Weintraub from About.com has the skinny on why pre-approval is a crucial step for potential homebuyers.
Chili: Nectar of the Hipsters - Image via Creative Loafing Atlanta
I’m not sure if this coming weekend could get any better. The weather will be fit for the filming of an autumnal Hallmark Channel movie, and there’s a trio of events going on intown that promise a great afternoon of brew and chew. This season is the reason I love living in Atlanta!
Capital City Club in Brookhaven - Image via Chapman Coyle Champan Architects
By a strange twist of fate, Buckhead is bookended on its north and south sides by neighborhoods with somewhat similar names. Brookhaven and Brookwood Hills are both prestigious intown communities with gorgeous historic architecture, but each is distinctive in its own right. Let’s take a look, shall we?
Oakland Cemetery - Image via VisitSouth.com
Oakland Cemetery is sometimes called Atlanta’s “City of the Dead,” given its mansion-like mausoleums, towering obelisks, and network of brick-paved streets. It’s also of the only places in the city of Atlanta that hasn’t changed much since the 1850s. Even if you didn’t go through a Goth stage as a teenager, its easy to appreciate the peaceful, time-worn aura of Oakland. While many people associate cemeteries with a certain orange and black hued holiday, a couple of condo buildings just outside the ancient walls of Oakland allow you to appreciate this hallowed ground year round.
Atlanta's NPU system - Credit: City of Atlanta Online
Looking back, 1974 doesn’t seem like the most memorable year. Nixon announced his resignation, People magazine published its first issue, the Rubik’s Cube was invented, and a trio of tragic plane crashes occurred. Oh yeah, and Ryan Seacrest was born. Like I said, 1974 kinda sucked.
218 West Cherokee Avenue - Credit: ERA Sunrise Realty
Philip Shutze is regarded as one of Atlanta’s greatest architects, so you can imagine my surprise when I saw this listing for one of his designs in Cartersville. It’s a long way from Tuxedo Park…
"La Reve" in Forsyth County, personal golf course included. Credit: ajchomefinder.com
Even with the economy on extended life support, Forsyth County continues to hold its own when it comes to ritzy real estate. You could say the construction of GA-400 in the early 1990s caused a northbound leak in Buckhead’s money dam.