Neely Farm is an expansive community of rolling hills and gorgeous landscapes that borders the Chattahoochee River. It was originally the country retreat for Frank Neely, a prominent Atlanta civic leader and an executive at Rich’s Department Store. It functioned as a 410-acre dairy farm until the early 1970s. Today it stands transformed from its original pastoral splendor into a beautiful residential community. The old Neely family home, built in the 1930s, is now used as a charming clubhouse where neighbors meet for celebrations. It’s conveniently located just next door to Sandy Springs and Dunwoody.
Neely Farm features a large variety of custom home styles. In 1989, the neighborhood became well known when it was featured in the annual “Street of Dreams” showcasing the latest home designs. Homes often contain large, open rooms, and upscale materials such as hardwood floors, natural stone countertops, white kitchens with stainless steel appliances, and impressive custom molding and woodwork. The luxurious ensuites, high ceilings, home theaters, and exercise rooms found in many houses give them an estate-like feel. Bedrooms on the main floor and secondary, back staircases are common features there.
Community amenities include six lighted tennis courts, a junior Olympic pool that’s home to the neighborhood swim team, a kiddie pool, playground, basketball court, and a 20+ acre private park on the Chattahoochee River. The club has active ALTA and USTA tennis teams.
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Residents of this neighborhood enjoy access to award winning-winning public schools including Simpson Elementary, Pinckneyville Middle School, and Norcross High School. Both Pinckneyville Middle and Norcross High have thriving International Baccalaureate programs, and Norcross High has a large array of AP courses available to students too. Neely Farm students may opt to attend The Paul Duke STEM High School, which focuses on science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or the Japanese-English Language Public Charter School. The prestigious Wesleyan School, serving grades K-12, and Cornerstone Christian Academy are also located in the heart of Peachtree Corners.
Shopping, Dining and Entertainment
Upscale shopping is available at The Forum on Peachtree Parkway where residents pop into its boutiques and specialty shops. Peachtree Corners Town Center is located just across the street and a pedestrian bridge will connect the two complexes in 2019. Their many restaurants range from fine dining to family friendly. For those who prefer to cook at home, both Trader Joes and Sprouts Farmers Market are located in these complexes. Residents find loads of entertainment options at The Town Center’s CinéBistro and Town Green—the site of fun, free events such as movies, concerts, yoga, and family game night.
Find even more fun all around Peachtree Corners, including the 6-theater NCG Cinema, 2 Publix Supermarkets, Ingles Market and ALDI grocery store. Several small shopping malls are scattered throughout the city containing shopping, dining, salon, and recreational options.
A drive through its lovely neighborhoods or a visit to its many parks shows visitors why Peachtree Corners maintains its Tree City designation. Beautiful and serene Simpsonwood Park and neighboring Jones Bridge Park sit on the Chattahoochee River. They are well-developed gems, with several pavilions, grills, walking trails, soccer fields and a large playground. People floating down the river in kayaks, canoes, and inner tubes are familiar sights at these locales. Pinckneyville Park includes large and active Soccer and Baseball complexes to complement its pond, walking and biking trails, skating bowl, fenced dog park, pavilions, grills, and more. Children love the Town Green’s interactive fountain, slide, and play area.
Several full-service and specialty fitness centers are located in the city. Robert Fowler YMCA, Life Time Fitness and LA Fitness bustle with activity and other specialty fitness centers are frequented by devotees too. There are lots of annual activities for residents, such as the Peachtree Corners Festival, Glow in the Corners Parade, and Light Up The Corners Glow Run.
With its diverse residential housing mix, business base, entertainment options, and gorgeous parks with outdoor recreational activities, Peachtree Corners has much to offer residents in all stages of life—from early childhood, to young adulthood, through family rearing years, and empty nesting.
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