Posts Tagged ‘Sandra Carey’


Sunday Sneak Peek: Best neighborhood farmer’s market

June 14, 2010

Welcome to our new weekly blog feature: Sunday Sneak Peek!   Each Sunday we will feature a “Best of Atlanta”-where will explore some well-known and lesser known gems that make our home in Atlanta such a fine city to live in!

When surveying the Atlanta Fine Homes team on the best neighborhood farmer’s market,   Margaret Rodbell, Mike Bugg, Sandra Carey and Jenny Pruitt all raved about the:

Peachtree Road Farmers Market at Cathedral of St. Phillips
2744 Peachtree Road, NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30305
April 10, 2010- December 18, 2010
April – August: 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Sept. – December: 9 am to 12:30 pm

With a vendor list eight pages long, you are sure to find something sweet, something organic, something fresh and something even for your furry friend here!  Plenty of parking!

Peggy Hibbert , a native Atlantean and agent in the Buckhead office,  had no problem identifying her favorite: “The farmer’s market in Virginia Highland/Morningside is FABULOUS!  It’s been going for a long time, so there are a lot of participants with great quality and diversity of choice.  Of course, the produce is amazing; there is also organic meat, flowers, handmade items, i.e., soap and bath salts, cooking classes, etc.  The restaurant adjacent to the market, Rosebud uses the produce in their menu and when you’re finished browsing the market, you can cross the street to Alon’s, the best French bakery in town and get a cinnamon twist and great coffee.   Just one more reason why people love living in VaHighland/Morningside.”

Adrian Smith loves to shop locally and enjoys the many options that Atlanta offers to buy organically.    She  highly recommends The Piedmont Park Green Market. “They always have live music playing, a wide variety of veggies, cheeses, meats, some dairy products and even doggie treats! There are tons of dogs around (all on leashes of course). They also have handmade jewelry and other custom crafts, all being local! There are even live cooking demonstrations, as well as coffee and delicious morning treats like danishes and such to munch on while you’re shopping. The farmer’s have mostly been the same ones selling there for years. It’s nice to feel like you have a relationship with the people who are growing your food. Then, you can take a walk through Piedmont Park once you’re done shopping. Who doesn’t love that? I don’t think you have to be certified organic to sell food at this market, which is nice because there are so many wonderful farmers that don’t have the money to go through the certification process, but practice growing everything naturally and most of them would be glad for you to come out to the farm and see for yourself.”

For a listing of all Georgia Farmer’s markets check out this site.

Which Farmer’s Market do you love?   Let us know!


What is the best reason to live in Atlanta?

October 21, 2009

We asked the REALTORS® of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty, what, in their opinion, is the best reason to live in Atlanta, GA.  Below are the answers.

What do we love about Atlanta? The weather is great.  Here's a colorful autumn tree on Northside Parkway at the entrance of IBM & The Trinity School

What do we love about Atlanta? The weather is great. Here's a colorful autumn tree on Northside Parkway at the entrance of IBM & The Trinity School

44% – Weather – four seasons, all lovely

20% – International – between the airport, a thriving business community and all the multi-cultural activities, we have made our place on the map
13% (tie) – Relatively affordable housing – we are more than some places less than lots of other places. What you get for your money here is amazing
13% (tie) – Arts/Entertainment/Shopping – Atlanta offers so many wonderful outlets for the eye and the mind, and shopping is phenomenal here
4% – Outdoor and sports actvities – both for the individual and to see professional atheletes
2% – Dining – some of the world’s top culinary minds have made their mark on Atlanta’s pallette, and it is fun to experience them one by one
Other areas that were mentioned to us but not a part of the poll were the nice, friendly people in Atlanta. 
Also Sandra Carey, REALTOR®, who was also a former chairperson in Atlanta’s Dogwood Festival said, “What I like best about Atlanta is the beautiful old neighborhoods with the old trees.  I understand we are one of two U.S. cities (Seattle is the other) designated as an urban forest.”

Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty Top Performers 2008

March 11, 2009
Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty Top Performers 2008

Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty Top Performers 2008


Congratulations to Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty Agents

January 28, 2009

Who Represented Their Clients in Buying or Selling a MILLION DOLLAR PLUS home in 2008!

Betsy Akers
Sam Bayne
Elizabeth Baxendale

Sandra Carey
Margaret Cox
Carol Dean Davis
Dede DeYonker
Suzanne Dils
Charles Gerrick
Heery Brothers
Peggy Hibbert
Letty Hicks
Tom Hicks
Diane Higgins
Tina Hunsicker
Toni Hurst
Ally May

Kevin McBride
Debbie Pille
Sarah Bentley Powell
Cheri Riley
Leslie and Bill Ransom
Mary Stovroff
Wendy Taylor
Burma Weller
Frank Wynne
Wes Vawter
Wendy Zoller