Are you looking for a modern city experience in the Atlanta area? Look no further than the many mixed-use developments that are either in the planning stages or already under construction. From Buckhead to Piedmont Park, Town Brookhaven to Parkway South, there are plenty of options for those seeking an urban lifestyle. One of the most popular mixed-use developments is Avalon in Alpharetta, located next to GA 400. This 86-acre community offers 500,000 square feet of retail space, a 12-room movie theater, excellent dining options, a conference center and hotel, office space, luxury single-family residences, and well-appointed apartments.
North American Properties, the developer of Avalon, has created a new formula for mixed-use developments by combining an urban environment with a traditional suburban community and responding to the demand for experiences in today's economy. Avalon is a “shopping and dining mecca” that focuses on community value. For those who want to live in Avalon, there are two luxury apartment options that provide access to Avalon's time-saving concierge services: Haven and Veranda. Haven offers one- and two-bedroom floor plans with rich interior finishes, while Veranda's one- and two-bedroom plans are designed around modern luxury.
In addition, Avalon Homes by Monte Hewett is an exclusive neighborhood with 25 single-family homes and more than 75 residences attached to the yard. Avalon also hosts more than 200 annual events throughout the year that attract both residents and visitors alike. These events include fashion shows, children's games, charity events, weekly yoga classes, and live music. The combination of residential, office, and retail uses creates a domino effect that has a positive impact not only on the property but also on surrounding developments and home values.
The Battery Atlanta is another example of a mixed-use development that offers something unique: the opportunity to live on site at a sports and entertainment complex. Home to Truist Park and the Atlanta Braves, The Battery Atlanta is an entertainment mecca with 800,000 square feet of office space that has attracted several companies such as Comcast's Southeast Regional Headquarters, Regus SPACES, Southern Lighting, Dickey Broadcasting, Papa John's, the headquarters of TKE North American, and DCO Commercial Flooring. Serenbe is another example of a mixed-use development that focuses on biophilia – the idea that human beings are naturally attracted to nature – in a sustainable community. This 1,400-acre community is divided into three village neighborhoods with dense clusters of residential units as well as two more in the works.
Each area focuses on one element of “life well lived” such as arts for inspiration, agriculture for nutrition, health for well-being, and education for awareness raising. Serenbe plans to build 1,400 more homes or units and already has more than 30 businesses open in the area. Traditional services such as tennis courts, a dog park, basketball courts, lakes, trails, and wellness offerings are also available for residents who seek a greater sense of community and connection to nature. Trilith (formerly known as Pinewood Forest) is another 1,000-acre mixed-use development located across Veterans Parkway from London-based Pinewood Studio. With plans for 750 residences including microhomes, cabins, townhouses, villages and custom homes as well as geothermal homes that use 40 to 70 percent less energy than mechanical units – Trilith has been met with overwhelming demand from emerging creative young people from around the world who seek a beautiful design with walkability to restaurants and shops as well as a clear sense of authentic community. Finally, don't forget about Ponce City Market – one of the first revitalized historic buildings in Atlanta that is now a food hall with two floors full of dining options such as Botiwalla (an Indian street food spot) and Five Daughters Bakery (known for its donuts).
There are also common tables on both floors for those who want to dine together. Whether you're looking for an urban lifestyle or just want to be close to nature – there are plenty of mixed-use developments near Atlanta that offer something for everyone.