June 2015

Found 12 blog entries for June 2015.


Recently, according to Niche rankings, Gwinnett County Schools scored 6th in an overall ranking of the best school districts in the Atlanta Metro area, and Buford City Schools scored number one.  Niche, who was founded in 2002 by Carnegie Mellon University students, provides reviews and insight into more than 120,000 K-12 schools.

A high ranking in Overall Experience generally indicates that:

  • Students are very happy with their experience in all aspects including academics, teachers, health, safety, resources, facilities, extracurriculars, sports, and  fitness;
  • District schools are exceptional academic institutions in terms of teachers, students, resources for learning, and student outcomes;
  • District schools are made up of a diverse
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It's HOT.  What are we to do?  Either stay indoors, or head someplace that involves water.  Besides the local pool, what are your choices?  I mean, we all know Atlanta is totally cool... just not literally. Like, at all. So here are some of the best places -- from rivers to man-made lakes and rooftop pools -- for you to get cool, and wet (!) in and around the ATL. You’re welcome...

Watson Mill Bridge State Park

650 Watson Mill Rd, Comer

Built in 1885, this beautifully picturesque park not only has the longest covered bridge in the state, it has gorgeous shallow shoals full of cool, clear North Georgia mountain water for you to splash around in. It’s a bit of a drive to get here, but the relative seclusion and optional

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Hamilton Mill home for sale –3400 Vista Creek Dr, Dacula Ga, 30019, contact Matt Hermes with the Hermes Realty Group of Keller Williams Realty at 678-775-2787 or online at 3400 Vista Creek Dr.  in the Hamilton Mill subdivision.

You need to walk through this unique home in the highly sought after Hamilton Mill subdivision to be able to appreciate the detail and all this home has going for it. Updated kitchen with new appliances, granite counters and loads of space. Large family room overlooks the very private, fenced back yard. Main level features a large dining and living room along with a full bath and bedroom. Upper level has four additional spacious bedrooms with three full baths including a newly updated master bedroom suite that is sure to

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For the seventh time in eight years, the Atlanta Falcons will host their Friday Night Lights preseason scrimmage at a Gwinnett County high school.

Buford was announced Friday as this year’s site of the free scrimmage, its second straight year at a Gwinnett location. Archer hosted last year after Gainesville, the only non-Gwinnett site in the showcase’s history, was selected in 2013.

Mill Creek was home to the inaugural Friday Night Lights in 2008, followed by Brookwood, North Gwinnett, Norcross and Peachtree Ridge.

This year’s festivities are Friday, Aug. 7, beginning at 6 p.m. The grassroots event, free to the public as always, is highlighted by a team scrimmage, but also typically includes a fan fest with interactive inflatable games,

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4832 Hidden Valley Court, Gainesville, GA 30504

3BR/2BA Home

Mundy Mill Subdivision 

Built 2014 

1541 SQ. FT.


Better than new Ashcot floor plan in the highly sought after Mundy Mill Subdivision. This home has been meticulously maintained and has all the benefits of a brand new home and more. Very private frenced yard with loads of trees and a covered porch make this a truly rare find in Mundy Mill. Extensive hardwoods throughout, granite counters and beautiful tile backsplash. There is so much to fall in love with this open ranch plan with large master bedroom, two additional bedrooms and wide open family room. Welcome home!

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Mill Creek High School Orientation Day August 6th for the 2015/2016 School Year

Do you have a Hamilton Mill student attending Mill Creek High School for the first time this year?  Or a returning student?  If so, Orientation Day is scheduled for Thursday, August 6th.  Students will pick up their class schedule for the year, meet their teachers, get information about their bus route, and get acclimated to their class schedule.  It is also a time for parents to get all of the information they need for the start of the new school year.

Rising 10th - 12th graders and parents come between 1:00 - 4:00pm

Rising 9th graders and parents come between 4:00 - 6:00pm

**Rising 9th grade last names A-L 4:00-5:00pm

**Rising 9th grade last names M-Z

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Hamilton Mill home for sale –3627 Coralberry Way, Dacula Ga, 30019, contact Matt Hermes with the Hermes Realty Group of Keller Williams Realty at 678-775-2787 or online at 3627 Coralberry Way  in the Hamilton Mill subdivision.

Immaculate 6 bedroom, 5 bathroom home located in sought after Mill Creek school district. This gorgeous homes has everything. Hardwood floors on main, large upgraded kitchen with granite counter tops, double wall oven, stainless steel appliances and huge walk-in pantry, spacious family room with fireplace, and a full bedroom and bath on the main. Beautiful master suite on 2nd level with spa like bath and whirlpool tub. Full, finished Terrace level with living area, rec room, full bedroom and bath, and wet bar. New interior paint.

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Hamilton Mill residents will eventually see some traffic relief at I85 and Hamilton Mill Rd/Hamilton Mill Pkwy.  The Gwinnett County Department of Transportation is hoping a new interchange at I-85 and Gravel Springs Road/SR 324 will ease congestion in one of the busiest areas of Gwinnett.

Gwinnett County held an open house on Thursday at Ivy Creek Baptist Church to outline the plans which call for entrance and exit ramps to be added to the existing four-lane bridge on Gravel Springs Road.

Gwinnett County acting Transportation Director Alan Chapman said the county is working with the Georgia Department of Transportation to design exit lanes that will connect to a new overpass bridge the county recently installed. The new interchange is expected to

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Hamilton Mill home for sale – 3290 Millwater Crossing, Dacula Ga, 30019, contact Matt Hermes with the Hermes Realty Group of Keller Williams Realty at 678-775-2787 or online at 3290 Millwater Crossing in the Hamilton Mill subdivision.

Beautiful home on level, golf course lot in Hamilton Mill. 5 bedroom, 4.5 baths on a full, finished basement. Main level offers a guest bedroom with full bath, open chef's kitchen with stone counter tops and new stainless steel appliances, separate living and dining room and hardwood floors throughout. Large master suite on 2nd level with his and hers walk-in closets and spa like bath with tile floors. Terrace level offers family room, gorgeous bookshelves and custom bar. Home has new roof and new interior paint. Move-in

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Should I sell my home myself? 5 Reasons Not to sell "By Owner" .

Many people consider trying to sell their house "By Owner" instead of hiring a real estate agent. While this may sound appealing at first glance, the risks are great, the chance of selling by yourself are small and more than likely selling a home by owner will end up costing you more than selling with a real estate agent and paying a commission. 

A recent article from KeepingCurrentMatters pointed out 5 of the top reasons for not selling by owner. Take a look and feel free to give us your thoughts. 

In today's market, with homes selling quickly and prices rising some homeowners might consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner

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