Lennar Atlanta’s “Just Right” Location Draws Active Couple to Danbury Farms
“We did not want to live in Midtown, where all three of our grown children currently live, and my husband did not want to be too far away from his new job in Gainesville,” says Terry Backus, who moved with her husband to Danbury Farms, Lennar Atlanta’s new home community in Cumming (South Forsyth County), in December 2016. “And then we found Danbury Farms – this location is just right for us!”
Before deciding on the purchase of their new home, The Alderwood, the Backus family lived for 21 years in Pensacola, Florida, and in Greenville, South Carolina for 8 years before that.
“We were already kind of familiar with the greater Atlanta area, and knew that we wanted to be in a peaceful, quiet setting but still pretty close to the city and the airport. So we quickly focused on Forsyth County, also because at this stage in our lives, we appreciate the tax benefits available here to people over 65,” notes Terry.
Danbury Farms is close to Cumming’s restaurants and shopping, and the commute to Gainesville is against traffic, another plus. “We are just 10 minutes from The Collection, and 20 minutes from Avalon,” says Terry. “Lake Lanier and the North Georgia mountains are close by, and access to the area’s major highways and interstates is outstanding.”
The couple sold their Pensacola home the first weekend they put it on the market, “a bit quicker than we expected!” Since they really did not want to go from a rental into a new home and pack and unpack twice, they focused on finding a new home that was move-in ready.
The Alderwood features a welcoming family room with a fireplace and built-in bookcases. Hardwood floors throughout most of the first floor add a touch of elegance. The home has a large, unfinished basement stubbed for a full bath, and features lots of closet space. The owner’s suite includes a generous walk-in closet and well-appointed master bath. There is also an awesome loft area at the top of the stairs, big enough for a couch and TV.
The kitchen, with its open views to the family room, includes granite countertops and stainless steel Electrolux® appliances. It connects with a large deck right off the kitchen.
“When we found it, we spent three hours in this gorgeous 2,900 sq. ft. home with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, and decided that this was just right for us. We like the floorplan, the fact that everything is brand-new and low maintenance, and we like Lennar’s quality and attention to detail. Also, this is an Everything’s Included® home, and it came with a beautiful Chef’s kitchen,” says Terry.
It took just one month from the day they found their new home in Danbury Farms to the day they moved in. “Kudos to Lennar Atlanta’s new home consultants – they responded quickly to any question we had, and helped make our move quick and smooth.” Terry adds: “We love our new community. There is an awesome sense of neighborhood, even though, or maybe because, there is such diversity here – lots of different ages, lots of different family sizes.”
About Danbury Farms
This new, centrally located Lennar Atlanta neighborhood with 113 homesites includes 26 acres of green space in Forsyth County. It features swim and tennis facilities, as well as winding sidewalks. The new home community is served by Sawnee Elementary, Liberty Middle and West Forsyth High School, and is also close to business centers, shopping and restaurants. The HOA includes yard maintenance. Danbury Farms is suitable for young professionals, growing families and others who are looking for a well-crafted home in a vibrant neighborhood.
Since opening its Georgia headquarters in July 2010, Lennar Atlanta has built more than 2,000 new homes in over 40 communities throughout Georgia, mainly along Atlanta’s northern crescent.
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