Newnan, GA Real Estate News

By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
If you like home cooking, just like your mother used to make, then plan a visits to Claire's Love Your Mother Café in historic downtown Newnan Georgia Located just across the street from the new Greenville Street Park, Claire offers traditional southern comfort food six days a week. There are daily selections, including a choice of three meats and a selection of 5 or 6 home-style vegetables. Add a fried corn fritter and a glass of tea, and you're in Newnan lunch heaven. You may elect to dine in one of the two beautifully appointed rooms, with quilts on the walls and carefully preserved fireplaces. Or you may choose to sit on the full length front porch and watch the world go by. You might even consider having your lunch packed "to-go" and walk across to Greenville Street Park for a picn...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
We are having an exciting weekend in Newnan Georgia. The county fair is in town, and coincidentally, Friday night was homecoming at Newnan High School. Both are still pretty big events here. On Thursday evening, the square in downtown Newnan was closed and set aside for a huge pep rally, with music and cheerleaders and hundreds of Cougar loyalists. The scene could just as easily have taken place in 1958 as 2008, with the beautiful backdrop of historic downtown Newnan and the agenda of rituals the same as they have been for decades. Meanwhile, just south of town, the County Fair opened at our wonderful fairground complex. Since Coweta County still has plenty of farms, ranches and agricultural areas, the county fair is another event that is very reminiscent of the past. There are 4-H comp...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
The 2008 Coweta County Fair will be open from September 18-September 27 at the Coweta County Fairground Complex south of Newnan Georgia. The event is sponsored by the Newnan Kiwanis Club Inc, the fair features exhibits, contests, food, entertainment and rides. Plenty of Parking is available, and admission is $5 per person. Ride tickets are extra. To get there, tale Lagrange Street South towards Moreland and turn right on Pine Road, or take I-85 south to  exit 41, turn right on US 27 and then left on Pine Road. Cross the railroad tracks and the fairgrounds are on the left! HOURS: Thursdays: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Fridays: 5:00pm - 12:00 midnight, Saturdays: 12:00 noon - 12 midnight, Sunday: 2:00pm - 9:00pm, Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm Richard Weisser, Broker, Associate Broker, Auctio...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
If you enjoy Americana at it finest, then Newnan Georgia should be on your short list of places to consider for relocation. Newnan is the County Seat of Coweta County, Georgia, and it is known as the "City of Homes." During the civil war, General William Tecumseh Sherman did not pass through Newnan, so many of its antebellum homes survive to this day! Newnan still offers a downtown square that features shopping, restaurants, and lots of antique and crafts marts interspersed between the offices offering every sort of professional services. There is still a county fair each year at the county fairgrounds, and many activities throughout the year. Before you move to the Atlanta area, please be sure to plan a visit to Newnan and Coweta County. The low home prices and excellent amenities make...
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By Crystal Bashakes
(Arbor Associates Real Estate Inc.)
                Arbor Springs Plantation is served by NuLink, which provides the ultimate in fiber optic technology through its cable service.  By reason of this advanced technology all homes at Arbor Springs are able to obtain wide band (10MB)  access to the Internet with up to 100 times the speed of an ordinary 57K-modem service, at a cost close to that of most internet service providers (ISP).             Each new home has the Basic Structured Wire Package consisting of RG6 Quad Shield cable and CAT 5 telecommunications with each run returning to the main control panel.  Thus, the home can accommodate intranet systems (connections from one computer to another within the house) and home automation.  This structured wiring package allows you to custom tailor a system that is perfect fo...
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By Crystal Bashakes
(Arbor Associates Real Estate Inc.)
To celebrate our progress over the first year of our stewardship we are officially changing our name to Coweta Club at Arbor Springs Plantation. According to new golf course owner Richard Magner, “the new name reflects partly on the Coweta Indians who were a brave branch of the Creek Indians, original inhabitants of this area.” “We are proud to carry the name Coweta forward in their honor,” said Magner. According to Magner, “significant improvements will now label us as a truly different facility. We believe that with the golf course enhancements we are well on our way to bringing Coweta Club to a new level of appreciation by the discriminating golfer. Our dining experience, whether for lunch or our evening fare, is gaining favor with more and more of the local community. As we enter ou...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
The Coweta County Fairgrounds is located on 80 acres south of Newnan near I-85. It is a large multi-use complex with many unique facilities available for various conferences, exhibitions and other activities. The Conference Center (Exhibit Building) has over 6,000 sq. ft. of meeting space and seats up to 450. It can be divided into smaller room. A kitchen is available for catering. The Ag Building has over 10,000 sq. ft. (4,000 interior/6,000 exterior) and is perfect for animal shows and other agricultural exhibits The W.C. Adamson Horse Arena  is an uncovered horse arena show ring (138 ft. x 270 ft.) with a spectator area, a concession area and a judges The Walker Horne Outdoor Theater is a great performance venue and seats up to 200. The Midway  is 7 acres of open space ready for any...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
Here's a great early morning or evening walk in Downtown Newnan. Just park at the old courthouse square, and perhaps grab a cup of java at Espresso Lane Coffee Shop, and you're ready to go! From the Northwest corner of the square, across from the Gridiron Grill, head out on West Washington past the Herschel Building and the First Baptist Church. Turn Right on College Street and walk past the many period Victorian and Antebellum homes. Continue walking North on College Street until you arrive at the Male Academy Museum. If you prefer less walking, you can park here as well. The park covers the block between College Street and Jackson Street to the East. The Park itself is simple, with limited facilities, but it has it's own unique qualities. The gazebo has been the site of many photograp...
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By Crystal Bashakes
(Arbor Associates Real Estate Inc.)
        In Arbor Springs Plantation you will love the timeless style and quality of the custom brick homes.  Many of the custom builders have available homes featuring brick exteriors in their design.   The builders recognize that each home can have a distinct look and personality because brick offers a variety of colors, textures, shapes and patterns.   You will find the use of patterns on fireplace chimneys and water tables, and the use of shapes around door openings and window arches.   The positive qualities of using brick as an exterior building material offers the benefit of  durability, low maintenance, and energy efficiency.   Many Arbor Springs Plantation builders extend their use of brick by using it as pavers on driveways and decorative walls to enhance their landscape plan. ...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
Just south of downtown Newnan is the cities' newest park! Having just opened to the public in the Spring of 2008, Greenville Street Par is fast becoming one of Newnan's most popular urban destinations. And no wonder. It's an easy walk from the square, or there is plenty of parking along Greenville Street. The park is designed to accommodate strollers and wheelchairs. The highlight of the park is the open air amphitheatre that doubles as a grassy play surface. There is a small fountain that uses only recycled water in the middle of a large outdoor eating area with plenty of tables and beautiful landscaping. There are quiet walkways that feature both plantings and sculptures, and the park adjoins First Avenue Park to the West if you would like to take a longer jaunt. One of the many rest...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
The office is deserted. There is little or no activity. Have I missed something? Is there some impending disaster looming? Have I missed a memo? No, believe it or not, in Coweta County Georgia, the 2008 school term starts on Wednesday, August 6. Hard to believe, isn't it? Summer vacation has changed since I was a student. We used to finish sometime in mid June and usually did not return until after Labor Day, with not many days off in between. Today's modern calendar allows for more flexibility, with long winter and spring breaks. I'm not sure that I prefer the new way of doing things. Summer vacation as a kid was the greatest time in my life. Long lazy days, with nothing to do other than a perform a  few minor chores and go to church on Sundays. It was days of looking for "pop" bottles...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
The Male Academy Museum is a hidden treasure in Newnan Georgia. The unusual name stems from the building's origins. The building away used as Newnan's first private school for boys, and was opened in 1883. The building was sold and converted to a residence in 1888. The Newnan-Coweta Historical Society now maintains its permanent exhibits in the structure. These include the Smith Collection of decorative arts and antique furnishings and a vintage classroom. There are also special exhibits which change frequently. A private tour can be arranged, but walk-ins are welcome. Admission is a mere two dollars. The building is adjacent to Temple Avenue Park, a passive neighborhood park with beautiful landscaping and seasonal blooming flowers of all kinds! It's a perfect place for a pleasant strol...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
Coweta County Georgia is still dotted with farms and ranches of all sizes. And although the dirt and gravel roads in the outlying areas are slowly giving way to the encroachment of development, there are still pockets of the past preserving the counties agrarian roots. For those of us that are not farmers, it is a pleasant experience to get out and enjoy the simple beauty of the animals grazing, or large field of crops ripening for market, or even vast tracts of timber slowly maturing over the years. It's hard to believe that less than a ten minute drive from the hustle and bustle of downtown Newnan, that one can escape to the pastoral elegance of rural America. It's a living testimonial to our heritage, and it serves as a straightforward reminder that there is hidden treasure to be dis...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
Arbor Springs Plantation is more than a subdivision: it's a neighborhood. Nestled in Northern Coweta County, it's just minutes from I-85 and a 25 minute Drive to the Atlanta Airport. The sidewalk community offers large lots of at least one acre, architectural control, and a strong homeowner's association. The property is impeccably maintained and landscaped. Amenities of the community include an 18 hole championship golf course, a swim and tennis facility, fishing lakes, playgrounds, nature trails and much, much more. The home prices range from approximately $280K to over one million dollars. There are new construction homes available as well as a great selection of re-sales. Currently, the designated schools are Arbor Springs Elementary, Madras Middle and Northgate High School, conside...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
The James E. McGuffey Nature Center is located in the Coweta County Fairgrounds complex, south of Newnan. The Nature Center offers both educational and recreation opportunities for visitors. There are several instructional areas. The main building offers a large coved outdoor classroom, and an outside fire pit learning area. There are also mini amphitheatres along the trails in the wooded areas where instructors can offer information about local ecosystems. Visitors may also enjoy hiking any one or all the numerous trails that travel through the diverse forest, bog and lake locations. There is even a paved nature trail for those with disabilities. There is also a demonstration vegetable garden, and numerous floral planting that enhance the overall look of the site. There is ample free p...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
There are shopping centers and then there are shopping experiences. Newnan's Ashley Park is an excellent example of combining commerce with a visual explosion of floral color and greenery. There is something here for everyone, from the 14 Theater multiplex Regal Georgian to the giant margaritas at La Parilla. Add to that the amazing landscaping with every sort of seasonal blooming flora that are replaced throughout the year to ensure continuous color. You can enjoy a quick and delicious burger at Five Guys before an afternoon of upscale shopping at Dillards or an ice cream treat at the Cold Stone Creamery. There are also boutique shops, apparel stores and a Barnes and Nobles bookstore. Some of the latest tenants to open their doors are Aeropostale and Mama Lucias' Italian Restaurant. If...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
Coweta County Georgia is a bedroom community just Southweat of Atlanta, and is a thriving community that offers all of the opportunities and amenities of big city living with a small town atmosphere. Downtown Newnan is pristine, a movie set courthouse square surrounded by shops and restaurants. It is a walking town, interspersed by parks and greenspace. But Coweta also offer modern big box stores,all the name brands. Dillards, Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Target, Old Navy and hundreds of other national brands have a presence in the shopping district. You can eat at fine local upscal establishments such as Andres off the Square or 10 East Washington, or any one of many national brands, Red Robin, Bugaboo Creek, T.G.I.F Fridays to name but a few. So if you are planning a move to the Atlanta area...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
         All photos by Richard Weisser, and provided courtesy of Coweta Fayette Real Estate, Inc.           Richard Weisser, Broker, Associate Broker, Auctioneer, E-Pro, CE InstructorEra United Realty, Newnan Georgia, Coweta Fayette Real Estate, Inc.Serving Coweta, Fayette, Heard, Meriwether, South Fulton, Pike and Spalding Counties770-827-6225, 770-683-8400 X364, 770-683-8401 (FAX)All content, including text, original art, photographs and images, is the exclusive property of Coweta Fayette Real Estate, Inc., and may not be used without the expressed written permission of Coweta Fayette Real Estate, Inc. All information is believed to be accurate but is not warranted, Copyright 2003-2008.
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By Peggie Davidson, Coweta - Fayette Real Estate
(BUSH Real Estate Group)
  Due to new home sales winding down in SG, the unit decrease this yr is over 46%.  Compounded with last year's 22% loss, sales are down almost 70% from the '06 high water mark.  April saw only 4 new and 8 resales sold for a total of 12 sales with a May 1 inventory of 200 homes for sale representing a 10 month supply.  There's been a slight drop in avg prices this year of 2.4%.   With only a handful of new homes selling each month which goes to support several new home sales people is the primary reason the Newnan Home Source is imploding on itself with agents leaving in droves.   To view the full SG Mkt Watch Report, go to:   http://SummerGrove.BushRealEstateGroup.com     Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total Gain % Gain 2005 18 21 33 27 33 35 47 30 28 32 26 31 361 2 0...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
Downtown Newnan Georgia is a vibrant and robust business center, with shops, restaurants and services for citizen and visitor alike. It's also a great place for an afternoon or evening walk, with broad sidewalks and excellent traffic control. One of the most interesting facets of downtown Newnan is the number of historic buildings still standing, Many were constructed in the 19th century, and still retain their charm and unique style. If you wish to plan a walking tour of Newnan, a map listing the merchants is available from Mainstreet Newnan. It's a great guide for getting around town, There is also plenty of free parking in the area. Even though I live in the area, I still enjoy walking the streets of Newnan, and I discover something new every time I visit. It's a piece of living hist...
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