While August marks Back-to-School for many Atlanta families, did you know that it also heralds the arrival of Family Fun Month? In between homework sessions and the return to extracurricular activities, you and your brood can squeeze in some last-minute summer fun at these popular Atlanta destinations, conveniently located near Paran Homes communities throughout the metro area!
Six Flags Over Georgia: Listed among Atlanta’s most popular destinations, Six Flags over Georgia showcases its fair share of thrills with nearly a dozen roller coasters and opportunities to chill at the onsite water park called Hurricane Harbor. Add carnival-themed games, a variety of food outlets, a Looney Tunes parade of characters, kid-friendly rides and holiday-centric events like Fright Nights and the illuminating Holiday in the Park, and it’s no wonder why this 290-acre theme park has been going strong in Atlanta since 1967! Paran Homes has a presence nearby at Sweetwater Landing in Powder Springs – with single-family homes priced from the Mid $200’s. Another major draw in this neck of the woods for Sweetwater Landing residents is SunTrust Park – the NEW home of the Atlanta Braves.
Stone Mountain Park: Located a “stone’s throw” from Paran Homes’ The Woods of Midvale in Tucker – featuring homes priced from the Low $500’s – Stone Mountain Park draws nearly 4 milliion guests each year. This year-round destination boasts a 3200-acrea park surrounding the world’s largest exposed mass of granite. In addition to attractions like the Summit Skyride and Scenic Railroad, Stone Mountain plays host to a number of events like SnowMountain, Yellow Daisy Festival, The Pumpkin Festival and Stone Mountain Christmas – among others. It is perhaps best known for its famed LaserShow Spectacular – a laser light display set to music and beamed onto the face of the mountain during seasonal months. An annual parking pass affords families with access to all of the events, prime picnic spots and a network of walking trails.
Lake Lanier: Encompassing 38,000 surface acres and 690 miles of shoreline in Northeast Georgia, Lake Lanier is one of the United States’ most popular man-made lakes. With a number of marinas offering boat rentals, fun seekers can enjoy boating and water sports on the open water or fishing and swimming in one of the lake’s many tranquil coves. For some added fun, make the trip to Lanier Islands Resort – showcasing the NEW Margaritaville on Lanier with its water slides, white sandy beach, events and restaurants. Nearby in Cumming, Paran Homes is pleased to present The Lakes at Franklin Goldmine with homes priced from the Mid $300’s.
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park: Showcasing single-family homes priced from the High $200’s, Oakleigh Pointe in Dallas boasts an AWESOME amenities package that features a stunning Clubhouse for community gatherings, Jr. Olympic-sized swimming pool with a water slide & splash pad, tennis courts, playground, and dog park. But when it’s time to venture beyond the boundaries of this incredible Paran Homes’ community, you may want to head for the hiking trails and wide-open fields of Kennesaw Mountain. In addition to its historical significance, the natural splendor of this national site makes for one great picnic and an impromptu cornhole championship.
City of Athens: Traditions of Braselton – showcasing a blend of spec and custom homes priced from the Low $300’s – is located at the midpoint between Downtown Atlanta and the City of Athens. While the City of Atlanta holds more than its fair share of draws – between the World of Coca-Cola, Georgia Aquarium, Zoo Atlanta, High Museum, Fox Theatre… the list goes on and on, Athens continues to grow in its appeal year-after-year. At the heart of it all is the gorgeous University of Georgia campus and Stanford Stadium, where you can watch the Dawgs take on a series of rivals between the hedges. Athens also has a great downtown area, a number of parks and an incredible foodie-focused dining scene. If you haven’t been in awhile, pack up the family and go exploring!
Lake Allatoona: Ideally suited for growing families, homes inside Chestnut Farms in Kennesaw are priced from the low $400’s. A definite perk to living here is the community’s proximity to the sprawling and sparkling waters of Lake Allatoona. From campgrounds to marinas, it’s a terrific destination to while away an afternoon or an entire weekend – boating, swimming, fishing, picnicking or just relaxing and enjoying the Great Outdoors.
Coolray Field: Catch a Gwinnett Stripers minor league baseball game or an Atlanta United 2 FC soccer game at this Gwinnett County destination, conveniently located near Paran Homes’ Heritage Pointe in Lawrenceville. Homes in Heritage Pointe are priced from the High $200’s. Coolray Field presents a great opportunity to sit among your neighbors – whether under blue skies or a starry night – and enjoy some sports spectating blended with loads of fresh air. Please pass the peanuts, popcorn and Cracker Jacks®!
Whether paying a visit to one of our communities throughout Metro Atlanta or attending an event at one of the destinations listed above, Paran Homes suggests you make a full day of it by combining the two. We carefully select the locations of our communities based on draws to the area – including shopping, dining, schools and attractions. It’s just another way we demonstrate that Paran Homes’ communities are “Where Quality Lives.” To view our current new home communities in Atlanta, please visit www.paranhomes.com.