When purchasing a home in Windward, single-family homes feature dozens of options regarding architecture, floor plans, upgrades, neighborhoods and general location within the Greater Atlanta market area. With businesses located on the periphery of the community itself, as well as the many retail, commercial and industrial sectors situated throughout the city of Alpharetta, residents of Windward are afforded tremendous employment opportunities within close proximity of their homes.
Alpharetta is one of the fastest growing cities in the region. One example of its growth is in the development of the Alpharetta City Center. The City Center, to be located in the downtown district, will serve to create new homes, townhouses, businesses and entertainment. Attractions in Alpharetta include the Autrey Mill Nature Preserve, the famous Harry's Farmers Market, Big Creek Greenway, Historic Mansell House, Wills Park Equestrian Center and Park. Wills Park is one of the focal points of the area and has played a large role in creating environmental awareness amongst the local citizenry. The park contains 110 acres of sporting activities, picnic areas and walking trails. The park is filled many athletic fields, baseball diamonds and a variety of courts but most importantly, the park showcases Georgia's most precious asset, the state's beautiful countryside.
Windward residents truly enjoy the best of both worlds. They benefit from living in an exclusive master-planned community, yet also profit from the opportunities available to them from the many nearby suburban cities that define Greater Atlanta. Annual social events within the immediate area include the Alpharetta Marathon, the Alpharetta Arts StreetFest, the Taste of Alpharetta, Old Soldiers Day Parade and Road Race, the Annual Touch and Truck, Mayor's Challenge Race, Old Milton County Fair and the 4th of July Celebration. The fun and excitement doesn't stop here in Windward or in the Northern Atlanta Area. For Windward residents, a world of opportunity exists less than 30 minutes away in downtown Atlanta. From employment and education opportunities to world class recreation and entertainment, Metro Atlanta is the place to be for those living in the southern part of the United States.
The Metro Atlanta Area has served all cities in this region well. Atlanta is the cultural center of the state and by some standings, the cultural center and business hub of the entire south. Atlanta offers many sports on both the professional and collegiate levels. Professional teams include the Atlanta Braves, Falcons, Thrashers and Hawks. Collegiate level sports are available through the Georgia Institute of Technology, more commonly known as Georgia Tech, as well as the University of Georgia. Atlanta also has a vast array of arts available to the public, including the High Museum of Art, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Atlanta Ballet. Similarly, Atlanta hosts a number of festivals, celebrations and parades for residents from all metropolitan communities to enjoy. These include well-known events such as the Georgia Renaissance Festival, Sweet Auburn Festival, the Atlanta Dogwood Festival and the National Black Arts Festival.
Finally, the downtown Atlanta area is a perfect compliment to the Alpharetta and Windward areas since Atlanta has many outstanding academic institutions of higher learning for residents to attend. Emory University, Georgia Tech, Georgia State University and Oglethorpe University are the more recognizable schools in the city. Four historically black colleges and universities are also located here: Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Morris Brown College and Spelman College. For Windward students graduating from Alpharetta's many outstanding schools, furthering the education at any one of Atlanta's fine institutions is a wonderful opportunity.
Windward is an amazing place to call home. The community's expansive lake and sprawling parkland serve to enhance the area's already natural aesthetic beauty. The lake and rolling countryside also make for stunning backdrops for the many homes that are located along the tree-lined streets within all of Windward's attractive neighborhoods. If you are seeking to buy a home in one of Atlanta's outlying areas, then Windward just might be the perfect place for you and yours to call home.