Atlanta Homes in Dunwoody

Dunwoody offers typical North Atlanta homes in the plantation style that is recognized as typical of the Southern States, and also of the more modern style of housing. At one time you wouldn’t expect to find condos in Dunwoody, but it is now being heralded as the potential new Buckhead and now apartments and high rise condos are becoming more common.

This is in conformation with the increasing prominence of Atlanta in the commercial and business world in general, and to be truthful you will find that house prices in this part of the South will not hold for long. As the recession in the USA deepens, the prices in Atlanta seem to be unaffected, and this is one area of the USA where property speculation has not yet died.

Investors still purchase Atlanta properties, and Dunwoody is beginning to attract their attention. If you have a need for a home in this area by virtue of your work, then take the step now because it might soon be too late to secure a reasonable property at a realistic price for you. Demand raises prices, and demand is starting to increase in Dunwoody.

The home of R&B artist Usher, Cindy Wilson of the B-52s and rapper Khia, Dunwoody would appear the place to be if you are of a musical nature, but there is a lot more to this district of Atlanta than just popular music. Due to its ‘close in’ location, and the reasons already stated, property prices are soaring, and now is the time to buy. Leave it too late and you might have problems since many property investors are becoming interested in Dunwoody.

There is now a wide range of properties available in Dunwoody, including family homes, apartments, condos and even land on which to build your own home. Whether you wish to purchase or rent, you will find a good choice of available properties here. If you are familiar with the panhandle of Sandy Springs, then that is practically surrounded by Dunwoody, of which many Sandy Springs residents believe themselves to be part.

Residents of this town have a strong feeling of community spirit, and the Dunwoody Homeowners Association is one of the most influential and powerful in the whole of the USA. The town itself (it has not yet been awarded city status) is thriving, and new schools are being built to cater for the increasing population of new and young families. Because of the expansion of the city of Atlanta into the suburbs, Dunwoody is now one of the most desirable residential areas in the whole of the city.

Without the commercialism of Buckhead, Dunwoody is only minutes from the business areas by public transportation, and has its own shopping and dining areas, thus rendering it extremely attractive to employees of the many corporations that have centered their head offices in Georgia. With a low crime rate and excellent recreational facilities, the demand for family homes in Dunwoody has never been greater, and also has never been better provided.

Homes in Dunwoody range in price from around $200,000 to about $4 million, with an average of around $300,000 – $400,000 for a good family home with 4 bedrooms and a good garden and backyard for these fabulous summer barbecues you will be hosting. Quite frankly, if you work in North Atlanta, then Dunwoody is for you, although, the transportation system is so good that Dunwoody is good wherever in Atlanta you have to travel to.

If you are not familiar with Atlanta, Dunwoody sits to the north, and is practically devoid of crime. It consists mainly of single family homes, with no sharing, and one or two condos and apartments that are rapidly increasing due to the increase in the commercial properties bringing more jobs to the area.

Basically it is one of the most prestigious areas of Atlanta housing single professionals and professional families. There are several good private and public schools and this is definitely the place for young executives with families that like eating out at good restaurants and can afford good housing. Public transport is excellent and appears to be designed for urban professionals that commute to work by train rather than by car.

The housing is improving and if you intend to purchase a home in this part of Atlanta, make your mind up soon, because prices are rising and the town of Dunwoody is rapidly becoming the place to live. Affordable homes in Dunwoody are becoming scarcer and more expensive by the day.

Home Improvement (DVD) Review

Nominated for 9 Golden Globes and 34 Emmys, including 2 for Outstanding Comedy Series, Home Improvement was the number one family-friendly comedy for most of the 1990’s decade. Created by three writers who worked on wide range of sitcoms, such as The Cosby Show (1984) and Roseanne (1988), Home Improvement is one of a number of 1990’s smash hit sitcoms built around a lead character who stars as a stand-up comic in real life. Some of the other series include Seinfeld (1990), The Drew Carey Show (1995), Everybody Loves Raymond (1996), and King Of Queens (1998) among others. One of the trailblazers in this area, Home Improvement ranked in the Top 10 among Nielsen-rated shows for seven of its eight seasons (it ranked #11 in Season 7). One notable tidbit of trivia is that Sears was approached to sponsor the show which would’ve put Craftsman tools in the hands of Tim “The Toolman” Taylor (as opposed to the fictional “Binford” brand), but Sears rejected the offer because they feared Tim Allen’s prior conviction on a drug charge might be interpreted as unfriendly to families (funny, since Home Improvement later fell under the moniker of the Walt Disney Company)…

The Home Improvement DVD features a number of hilarious episodes including the series premiere in which Jill goes to a job interview after telling Tim not to mess with the dishwasher. But Tim inevitably ruins the dishwasher when his attempt to super-charge it goes awry. When the job interviewers pass her over, Jill returns home dejected, and Tim only makes things worse – leaving room for a bit of Wilson advice to save the day for Tim… Other notable episodes from Season 1 include “Flying Sauces” in which the K&B Construction guys show off their jobsite cooking skills on Tool Time while Tim and Jill plot revenge on their eldest boys, and “What About Bob?” in which Tim cheats in a Tool Time trivia contest in order to beat guest Bob Vila…