Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Athens Holiday Lights

Last year was the first year for the light display at Sandy Creek Park. Be sure to drive through to get in the holiday spirit and get ideas for your own light display!

Athens Holiday Lights Start Date : Nov 23, 2006 End Date : Jan 1, 2007 Time of Event : 6:00 - 9:30 p.m. Location : Sandy Creek Park, 400 Holman Rd., off Hwy. 441 A choreographed fantasy of color and design awaits visitors as they drive through illuminated snowmen, animated trains, giant teddy bears, and more. $10 per car/van Fri.-Sun., $7 per car/van Mon.-Thur.

Sandy Creek Park is located off Hwy. 441 (Commerce Highway) north of the Athens by-pass.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Fall color in Athens

The fall color has been beautiful this year. Nice weather too!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Sales Statistics through 3rd Quarter 2006

According to the Athens ILS statistics, there were 2,672 residential sales from January-September, 2006 and 2,749 for the same period in 2005. The average sales price was $199,962 in 2006 and $199,983 in 2005, including the following breakdown for some areas:

Average Sales Prices - YTD through September 30 2006 & 2005

North Madison, 2006 - $125,307 / 2005 - 145,165
South Madison, 2006 - $172,316 /2005 - 174,862
Barrow, 2006 - $143,425 /2005 - 135,798
South Oconee,2006 -$332,436 / 2005 - 290,317
Watkinsville, 2006 - $323,356 / 2005 - 294,943
West Oconee, 2006 - $286,196 / 2005 - 255,884

As of today, active listing numbers are:
Clark County - 813, Oconee - 405, Madison - 227, Barrow 248.

Monday, October 09, 2006

The market in Athens Real Estate is continuing to thrive, in part because of the great publicity we keep getting through various publications such as CNN Money, Kiplinger, Progressive Farmer and others. They are noticing what we've known for awhile... Athens is a great place to live.

Located only one hour from Atlanta makes it easy to get to major events such as concerts, Braves baseball, shopping, and great restaurants. However, other than the Braves, we have it all here in Athens. The Classic Center has fabulous entertainers, plays and concerts. The restaurants in Athens are wonderful and the music all around town is lots of fun.

Our daughter takes trapeze classes and has several public performances with her class each year. This is at Canopy Studio and just recently as a downtown nightclub, Tasty World.

Every year in April, there is a huge bicycle race called the Twilight Criterium. They close off the downtown area and cyclist come from all over the country to compete. There is music, food, and various races throughout the day and evening.

"In The News"

Athens GA - "Seven Cool Cities" by Klipinger's Personal Finance Magazine
Athens GA - "Where to retire in style" by Ellen Florian Kratz

"Oconee County - ranked 3rd best places to live" by Jamie Cole