Our Fantastic August News Bulletin!!!

Is it cooling down yet?  Ahem. No. But that doesn’t stop us from getting on with things and enjoying our lovely city!  This month the Environs Team headed out to historic neighborhood Virginia Highland for some treats – check out their reviews and pics!

At Environs, we value you, your time & your business and look forward to being able to stay in touch with each of you! Have a Great Day.

— The Environs Team
Feeling Low? Get yourself to VaHi!
Virginia Highland Virginia Highland (VaHi to you locals) is a chic and popular close-in Atlanta neighborhood known for its nightlife, eateries and its updated and rather fancy homes.

Our valiant team explored the pants off the neighborhood to bring you some very fine reviews.

Explore the Atlanta Beltline by Bus (Focus: Westside)
Urban Explorers logo On Sept 3rd, Urban Explorers of Atlanta is hosting a 4.5 hours tour of the entire 22-mile Beltline Corridor with emphasis on the Westside trail, which will open next year. Its $50 to join ($40 for members) – we recommend Urban Explorers for their previous tours we’ve experienced and enjoyed!

Learn more at the Urban Explorers Event Page.

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You have to Meet the Wilsons!!

New Home Purchase: Ansley Park, Atlanta GA 30309


The Wilson Family
Dawn has had the pleasure of helping the Wilson family with their home purchases in Intown Atlanta since they moved here from a suburban life in Florida a few years (and children) ago.
In this
very interesting article about the Wilson Family, Dawn talked with Kim about their neighborhood decisions, their family life here, and even tips
for navigating a real estate transaction with your spouse!
AND, their current house at 1366 N Morningside will be listed soon. Email Dawn to learn more.
environs team
Meet Patrick Benton:
Environs’ Latest Realtor Team Member
Patrick Benton

I think most of my friends would describe me as friendly, outgoing and over-talkative.
Patrick’s favorite part of being a realtor is getting to know his clients on a
personal level and helping them determine their true real estate goals and desires.


“Frequently”, he explains, “clients come to me thinking they know exactly what they want in a new home or property. After speaking with them and asking some
why is this or that important to you questions, many come to realize there may be better options for them they had never considered. The discovery process is always fun.”




Patrick joined us earlier this month and, in addition to being a Midtown Atlanta connoisseur (having lived here for 25 years), he recently left a long-term corporate career to follow his dream of becoming an Atlanta Realtor!  He told us
“I wanted to become part of the dynamic development and transformation of my city“.


Patrick has discovered that buyers and sellers appreciate his low-key and no-pressure approach.  This helps them realize he truly is interested in their happiness and well being, not his own success.


Patrick’s friendly and outgoing nature helps him to stand out from other agents.  He truly loves meeting and helping people and believes in the inherent basic goodness of humans. This is one of the many reasons he is a good fit with the
Environs Team.


The main thing Patrick wants to accomplish in real estate is a successful, meaningful career based on client satisfaction.  He told us that he would not be satisfied with financial success if he had not helped others along the way!


real estate news
A Stitch in Time for Downtown Atlanta!
Downtown Atlanta A concept called “The Stitch”, proposed by business coalition Central Atlanta Progress, has been revealed that will reestablish links between Midtown and Downtown Atlanta. This 14-acre project would reflect the “new-again philosophy of walkable, people-oriented urbanism…” 

Read the full article about the Stitch project at the AJC website
Eastside’s Trolley Line Trail – Money from T-SPLOST?
TSPLOST for Beltline



The Atlanta-Decatur trolley line used to wind its way through Cabbagetown and Kirkwood and has since been made into a partial trail.


The trail was intended to continue into Edgewood but had funding issues.  There is potential that the T-SPLOST will provide funding to connect the trail to the Beltline in Reynoldstown.



home improvement news
City of Atlanta Zoning and Building News
from Commissioner Tim Keane
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Tim Keane, who was appointed last year
as Commissioner for the Department of Planning and Community Development for Atlanta, just sent out an email to those of us who have attended Atlanta Planning Meetings and Events and subscribe to the his news/e-mails.  His public e-mail includes news on reorganizing of the Office of Buildings (think permitting), Atlanta Planning Development updates, a new office of Zoning, the Atlanta bike share program… and more.


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