Atlanta Rising blog
THE EVENTS and places OF ATLANTA’S PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE THAT HAVE AND ARE TRANSFORMING THE CITY INTO THE INCREASINGLY MORE GLOBAL AND PROMINENT CITY OF TODAY AND TOMORROW.
When was it built?
Construction first started in July 2011 and the first phase opened in Fall of 2014, the second phase opened in 2017, and the hotel portion opened in 2018
Where is it located?
About 30 miles north of downtown Atlanta in Alpharetta at 400 Avalon Boulevard
Who built it?
North American Properties, led by Mark Toro. They have a talent for creating great retail experiences. They are responsible for the redevelopment of Atlantic Station and Colony Square in Midtown Atlanta
How Big is it?
The 2.3 million SF complex contains over 500,000 SF of retail and high-end dining, 750,000 SF of class A office, 800 single-family residential and multifamily units, 330 room luxury hotel, and a 12-screen theatre all on 86 acres
What’s Unique about this Place?
It is among the first and most expansive large-scale, walkable, mixed-use developments (containing residential, retail, and office all in one location) of its kind in a suburban location. Prior to Avalon, the location was considered for a more traditional large-scale single use shopping center
Why Should I Care?
A person can live at the Avalon in any of their top-of the line apartments, work at the Avalon, shop and experience nice dining at places such as The Apple Store, Café Intermezzo, Jeni’s Ice Cream, West Elm, Superica, and Antico Pizza, enjoy a good movie, and enjoy the events and festivities in the central lawn all without needing a car
Nick has extensive experience in real estate and a passion for exploring cities