A short drive from the perimeter, Folia Old Milton enjoys a kind of sweet spot. Connected enough to be part of everything Atlanta offers, Folia also offer a community all their own. With its own history, perspective, architecture, and atmosphere, Alpharetta appeals especially to those who seek the advantages of a big city, yet enjoy the pace and connection of a town or community you can get to know with some completeness.

Because Alpharetta grew by more than 14% in just the past seven years, luxury townhomes in Alpharetta are exceptionally desirable. The sense of coherence, the town-like feeling of Alpharetta, and its charming Historic District are brought to life again each week with a Farmers’ Market that was named “Best Saturday Morning Excursion” by Atlanta Magazine. And everybody knows that a farmers’ market is as much about seeing your neighbors, in a leisurely way, as it is about farm-fresh produce.

For gathering together in an event or occasion, though, people need a place. Home is fine for family and friends, but when you’re drawing together more people than that, the venue you choose can have a lot to do with the success of your occasion, whether it’s a wedding, rehearsal dinner, business conference, planning retreat, or club event.

One of the most distinguished gathering places in Alpharetta is the stately, Queen Anne-style Mansell House & Gardens, on Old Milton Parkway. The private, quaint setting of Mansell House makes the spacious rooms a pleasant surprise.

Because of its intrinsic sense of occasion and authenticity, The DeVore House is particularly sought-after for weddings. Corporate meetings, school banquets, religious celebrations, proms, and fundraisers are familiar here, too. The DeVore House started life as a country church, became a one-room school, and then a comfortable family home, so the variety of good fits as a venue should be no surprise. It offers 4,000 square feet, yet never feels like a facility, but always like a personal place.

Farther afield, in vibe as well as location, is the Chukkar Farm Polo Club, where interests and intentions ranging from those of brides and grooms to CEOs find the indoor-outdoor options – pavilion, clubhouse, polo field, and chapel – just what they wanted, even if they hadn’t imagined the possibility before.

For a movable feast and a cozier occasion, like a bridal or baby shower, a birthday, or even a surprise celebration, Mocha My Day has proven to be superb at catering specialty coffee drinks anytime, anywhere, from their premium, mobile espresso bars. When the venue is your home or business or club, and you want to add some 21st century rocket fuel, then this is a fun, come-where-you-are option to consider.

In Alpharetta, and throughout the city, Engel & Völkers is the Atlanta leader in the sale of residential real estate and new developments. Let’s get together and discuss the ways that Atlanta’s unsurpassed ability to bring talent and interests together can become an asset in your plans. Just call us at 404-845-7724 or find out more at evatlanta.com.