Montclair is Smyrna’s best-kept secret. There are many wonderful aspects that rival other nearby communities, including newer developments. We’ve recently had sales over $380k, but it is still surprising sales aren’t in the $400s in this market. There are likely multiple reasons such as real estate agents that are not knowledgeable about Smyrna’s market nor unique Montclair, desire to sell quickly and unable to push the market or outdated interior. Here are five reasons we believe your home should sell for $400k+.
#1 Excellent Location
Smyrna is undoubtedly one of the hottest cities in America right now. Money Magazine listed Smyrna as #44 of 50 “Best Places to Live” in the nation while considering economic growth, affordability, and quality of life. Niche.com ranks Smyrna as the 2nd best place to live in Cobb, and it’s rated as the 9th best suburb for young professionals in Georgia.
#2 Identical Communities selling $400k+
Located nearby, 3 other identical townhome communities created by Ashton Woods in the early 2000s are already selling in the $400k. They do not have any true advantages location wise, especially as far as walkability, however these communities do have a high rated high school. Sellers in these communities constantly push the market and are patient for the right buyer with homes on the market sometimes for 6+ months.
Riverstone at Wildwood
Riverwalk at Wildwood
Enclave At Riverwalk
#3 Montclair History
Montclair was one of the first luxury townhomes built within Metro Atlanta. The brick architectural detail provides a distinctive look in comparison to repetitive, rectangular designs of many new luxury townhomes and we have remarkably large green spaces. Since creation, the Montclair community has invested greatly in upkeep. In 2014, the roofs were upgraded to premium grade architectural shingles. In 2018, the color schematic was updated to dark gutters and garages, on trend with other high-end developments. Wood rot was replaced with non-rot material and gutters were repaired throughout the community. Together these projects have totaled over $500k and are not upgrades seen in identical communities.
Walkability is a major selling point in today’s market. While Montclair was not initially designed with walkability in mind, we are now fortunate to be in an area that has drawn many retail storefronts and wide sidewalks to encourage walking. Montclair is within walking distance from parks, bike trails, restaurants, grocery, downtown Smyrna, and much more. How cool is it that we can walk over to Food Truck Tuesday during the summer months, and walk to festivals in downtown Smyrna? Within
#5 Structure and Size
All townhomes have high ceilings and large square footage. If the first floor is finished and includes a bonus room (bump out) on all three floors, the townhome is over 3,000 sq ft, however, it is sometimes debated if the first floor can be included in the size. Since our units are built entirely above ground many articles argue yes. Often residents incorrectly call the first floor a basement, but basements are partially or entirely underground. Terrace level is typically the appropriate nomenclature for this floor. When entering the foyer, the ceiling height is 15’ foot or even higher if it extends past the 3rd floor, other rooms on the main level typically have 10’ or 11’ ceilings.
BONUS Montclair Residents
One of the most important things about Montclair is its residents. The diversity and range of professionals is quite astonishing. Montclair is home to doctors, authors, professional athletes, reality stars, TV Stars, Lawyers, business owners and many others. Not only are our residents ambitious career wise, but many also possess additional talents from playing musical instruments to being artists. Our community has a wide range of backgrounds, ages and family sizes, but every resident is highly intelligent and worth getting to know. These facts have made every community event extremely enjoyable.