FrontDoor Communities

PRESS RELEASE: FrontDoor Communities Breaks Ground on Traditions in South Forsyth County

Sep. 19, 2013

ATLANTA – At a groundbreaking event yesterday, September 18, 2013, FrontDoor Communities celebrated with some 40 guests and supporters to kick off the company’s inaugural project in Atlanta. Traditions, a 400+ home neighborhood on 158 acres in south Forsyth County, is the largest land acquisition in metro Atlanta in seven years.

The ceremony was held at the residential community’s development site, 1.7 miles from Ga. 400 near the intersection of Atlanta Highway 9 and Castleberry Road. The community is ideally situated adjacent to Fowler Park and the Big Creek Greenway. FrontDoor is developing Traditions in a joint venture with Lamar Wakefield of Wakefield Beasley, an award-winning Atlanta –based architecture firm. Also joining the team is The Providence Group, another Atlanta-based homebuilder.

“At FrontDoor Communities, we are recognized for delivering better homes through quality design,” said FrontDoor CEO and Partner Terry Russell.  “Not only will Traditions offer high-quality homes with thoughtful design, but the community’s 12 parks, tennis courts and countless other outdoor amenities reinforce our objective to embrace the local community’s devotion to the outdoors by fostering an active lifestyle. We are extremely excited about the amenities we’re bringing to Traditions and are thrilled that The Providence Group is part of the project. We selected them because of their commitment to design excellence that aligns perfectly with our core values.”

FrontDoor CEO Terry Russell, president Mike Langella and division vice president of Atlanta Eric White were joined by several representatives from Forsyth County government including Commissioner Todd Levent, County Manager Doug Derrer and District 1 Chairman Pete Amos in marking this important milestone. Warren Jolly, Kelly Kenton Fink, Tom Peterson and Lisa Brutvan of The Providence Group also participated in the groundbreaking ceremony.

Other key elements for the ceremony included:

  • Unveiling of the Phase I site plan
  • Unveiling of Traditions streetscape design
  • Celebratory remarks from County Commissioner Todd Levent

Construction on the project is expected to begin later this year, and is estimated to bring hundreds of jobs to the local community over the next several years. Homes will range in price from the mid-$300,000s to $500,000 and will be ready in spring 2014.

Located 1.7 miles from Ga. 400 and close to award-winning schools such as West Forsyth High, Traditions will have a competition pool, tennis courts, 12 parks and a clubhouse overlooking a lake. Its proximity to parks and outdoor recreational sites will foster an active lifestyle. In addition, residents will be able to easily access a future 184,000-square-foot neighborhood marketplace anchored by a grocery store. FrontDoor Communities owns and is developing the retail portion of the development.


About FrontDoor Communities

Launched by veterans of the home building industry with 45+ years’ combined experience, FrontDoor Communities is a full-service real estate firm that is grounded in the reality of the marketplace with an eye toward the current economy’s consumer needs and wants. FrontDoor executives are a core team of proven leaders with a clear vision of current and future opportunities in the marketplace. FrontDoor is strategically structured to be opportunistic of and responsive to the real estate cycle. We are focused on urban and suburban infill, community development and homebuilding.

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