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A Night Out in the Suburbs of Atlanta

A Night Out in the Suburbs of Atlanta

With so much happening inside of the city, it’s rare to have an occasion to leave, but sometimes an escape to the ’burbs can be really refreshing. But it turns out there’s more to Atlanta than downtown, and the Avalon development in Alpharetta was a real treat for a night out.

Start with a glass of bubbly and a blowout at Drybar to shake off the stress of the workday. Once you’re sporting on-trend loose waves, grab a cocktail at Oak Steakhouse. The Avalon Mule, served in a traditional copper mug, is deliciously gingery and refreshing. Try some Pork Cracklins, which sizzle and pop for several minutes after they arrive. Sprinkle lime and dip these in the Alabama White sauce. Before you leave, you have to sip a Sweet Corn Bisque Soup Shot, featuring crab and roasted garlic. It is the tastiest little soup teaser!

If you’re craving Italian, head over to Colletta to try chef Michael Perez’s family-style dining experience. First, snack on a selection of house-cured meats on the Butcher Board and pizza pockets filled with meat, cheese, and honey — a seriously tasty combination. Next, share a pizza — either the cauliflower, which is topped with bacon and crescenza cheese, or the duck ragu, which features zucchini and pistachio. The pasta options are numerous, but the zesty farfalle with crab and shrimp and the agnolotti with beef short ribs and provolone are must-haves.

Lastly, for something sweet to top off the evening, stroll down Avalon Boulevard toward the plaza center, enjoy the stringing lights and effervescent vibe, and stop at Caffé Antico for gelato or an affogato, gelato and espresso. Caffé Antico imports gelato directly from Bologna, Italy, and the flavors include traditional Italian stracciatella and Nutella.

With so many restaurants nearby, I will definitely be back to Avalon soon.


Forget the Suburbs! Now’s the Best Time to Move Into a City, a New Report Shows

How to negotiate the best deal from your dream home’s landlord.

Published on March 6, 2021

/> Photography by Auseklis / Getty Images

We’ve heard it again and again: Everyone is fleeing big cities for larger, greener homes in the suburbs—and they’re correct. However, the inverse is also true: Now is the best time to move into a metropolis. According to a new report by the National Association of Realtors , buyers living in the outskirts or distant neighborhoods of most areas are seizing the opportunity to scoop something up while the market is affordable. In the halcyon days of 2019, finding an apartment in the trendy areas of town required substantially cutting back on other things: square footage, windows, running water (kidding…kind of). If there is literally any silver lining to COVID-19, it’s that a lack of demand has caused real-estate prices to drop. In New York someone who could previously afford a one-bedroom in Astoria, Queens, can now look in artsy SoHo. In Atlanta those who were in the farther reaches of town in Dekalb County are house hunting in more central Summerhill for a similar budget. Houston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and plenty of others all show the same trend.

Landlords are also willing to accept offers below asking price—something previously hard to come by. At the viewing, ask the real-estate agent how long the listing has been on the market. If it’s been a few months, feel free to put in an offer a few hundred dollars a month below the price they are leasing it for. You can check StreetEasy’s and Zillow’s history reports for bargaining material, as well.

This opportunity doesn’t just apply to renters. The average mortgage loans reached a new record of $395,200 recently, and higher-priced regions in major markets like Miami and Los Angeles are still performing well, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association . If you’re on the fence about making the most of the buyer’s market, skip the hype of suburban property and double down on the urban loft of your dreams.

Our Winter Renovation issue is here!Subscribe now to step inside Leanne Ford’s latest project—her own historic Pennsylvania home. Plus discover our new rules of reno.


Forget the Suburbs! Now’s the Best Time to Move Into a City, a New Report Shows

How to negotiate the best deal from your dream home’s landlord.

Published on March 6, 2021

/> Photography by Auseklis / Getty Images

We’ve heard it again and again: Everyone is fleeing big cities for larger, greener homes in the suburbs—and they’re correct. However, the inverse is also true: Now is the best time to move into a metropolis. According to a new report by the National Association of Realtors , buyers living in the outskirts or distant neighborhoods of most areas are seizing the opportunity to scoop something up while the market is affordable. In the halcyon days of 2019, finding an apartment in the trendy areas of town required substantially cutting back on other things: square footage, windows, running water (kidding…kind of). If there is literally any silver lining to COVID-19, it’s that a lack of demand has caused real-estate prices to drop. In New York someone who could previously afford a one-bedroom in Astoria, Queens, can now look in artsy SoHo. In Atlanta those who were in the farther reaches of town in Dekalb County are house hunting in more central Summerhill for a similar budget. Houston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and plenty of others all show the same trend.

Landlords are also willing to accept offers below asking price—something previously hard to come by. At the viewing, ask the real-estate agent how long the listing has been on the market. If it’s been a few months, feel free to put in an offer a few hundred dollars a month below the price they are leasing it for. You can check StreetEasy’s and Zillow’s history reports for bargaining material, as well.

This opportunity doesn’t just apply to renters. The average mortgage loans reached a new record of $395,200 recently, and higher-priced regions in major markets like Miami and Los Angeles are still performing well, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association . If you’re on the fence about making the most of the buyer’s market, skip the hype of suburban property and double down on the urban loft of your dreams.

Our Winter Renovation issue is here!Subscribe now to step inside Leanne Ford’s latest project—her own historic Pennsylvania home. Plus discover our new rules of reno.


Forget the Suburbs! Now’s the Best Time to Move Into a City, a New Report Shows

How to negotiate the best deal from your dream home’s landlord.

Published on March 6, 2021

/> Photography by Auseklis / Getty Images

We’ve heard it again and again: Everyone is fleeing big cities for larger, greener homes in the suburbs—and they’re correct. However, the inverse is also true: Now is the best time to move into a metropolis. According to a new report by the National Association of Realtors , buyers living in the outskirts or distant neighborhoods of most areas are seizing the opportunity to scoop something up while the market is affordable. In the halcyon days of 2019, finding an apartment in the trendy areas of town required substantially cutting back on other things: square footage, windows, running water (kidding…kind of). If there is literally any silver lining to COVID-19, it’s that a lack of demand has caused real-estate prices to drop. In New York someone who could previously afford a one-bedroom in Astoria, Queens, can now look in artsy SoHo. In Atlanta those who were in the farther reaches of town in Dekalb County are house hunting in more central Summerhill for a similar budget. Houston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and plenty of others all show the same trend.

Landlords are also willing to accept offers below asking price—something previously hard to come by. At the viewing, ask the real-estate agent how long the listing has been on the market. If it’s been a few months, feel free to put in an offer a few hundred dollars a month below the price they are leasing it for. You can check StreetEasy’s and Zillow’s history reports for bargaining material, as well.

This opportunity doesn’t just apply to renters. The average mortgage loans reached a new record of $395,200 recently, and higher-priced regions in major markets like Miami and Los Angeles are still performing well, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association . If you’re on the fence about making the most of the buyer’s market, skip the hype of suburban property and double down on the urban loft of your dreams.

Our Winter Renovation issue is here!Subscribe now to step inside Leanne Ford’s latest project—her own historic Pennsylvania home. Plus discover our new rules of reno.


Forget the Suburbs! Now’s the Best Time to Move Into a City, a New Report Shows

How to negotiate the best deal from your dream home’s landlord.

Published on March 6, 2021

/> Photography by Auseklis / Getty Images

We’ve heard it again and again: Everyone is fleeing big cities for larger, greener homes in the suburbs—and they’re correct. However, the inverse is also true: Now is the best time to move into a metropolis. According to a new report by the National Association of Realtors , buyers living in the outskirts or distant neighborhoods of most areas are seizing the opportunity to scoop something up while the market is affordable. In the halcyon days of 2019, finding an apartment in the trendy areas of town required substantially cutting back on other things: square footage, windows, running water (kidding…kind of). If there is literally any silver lining to COVID-19, it’s that a lack of demand has caused real-estate prices to drop. In New York someone who could previously afford a one-bedroom in Astoria, Queens, can now look in artsy SoHo. In Atlanta those who were in the farther reaches of town in Dekalb County are house hunting in more central Summerhill for a similar budget. Houston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and plenty of others all show the same trend.

Landlords are also willing to accept offers below asking price—something previously hard to come by. At the viewing, ask the real-estate agent how long the listing has been on the market. If it’s been a few months, feel free to put in an offer a few hundred dollars a month below the price they are leasing it for. You can check StreetEasy’s and Zillow’s history reports for bargaining material, as well.

This opportunity doesn’t just apply to renters. The average mortgage loans reached a new record of $395,200 recently, and higher-priced regions in major markets like Miami and Los Angeles are still performing well, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association . If you’re on the fence about making the most of the buyer’s market, skip the hype of suburban property and double down on the urban loft of your dreams.

Our Winter Renovation issue is here!Subscribe now to step inside Leanne Ford’s latest project—her own historic Pennsylvania home. Plus discover our new rules of reno.


Forget the Suburbs! Now’s the Best Time to Move Into a City, a New Report Shows

How to negotiate the best deal from your dream home’s landlord.

Published on March 6, 2021

/> Photography by Auseklis / Getty Images

We’ve heard it again and again: Everyone is fleeing big cities for larger, greener homes in the suburbs—and they’re correct. However, the inverse is also true: Now is the best time to move into a metropolis. According to a new report by the National Association of Realtors , buyers living in the outskirts or distant neighborhoods of most areas are seizing the opportunity to scoop something up while the market is affordable. In the halcyon days of 2019, finding an apartment in the trendy areas of town required substantially cutting back on other things: square footage, windows, running water (kidding…kind of). If there is literally any silver lining to COVID-19, it’s that a lack of demand has caused real-estate prices to drop. In New York someone who could previously afford a one-bedroom in Astoria, Queens, can now look in artsy SoHo. In Atlanta those who were in the farther reaches of town in Dekalb County are house hunting in more central Summerhill for a similar budget. Houston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and plenty of others all show the same trend.

Landlords are also willing to accept offers below asking price—something previously hard to come by. At the viewing, ask the real-estate agent how long the listing has been on the market. If it’s been a few months, feel free to put in an offer a few hundred dollars a month below the price they are leasing it for. You can check StreetEasy’s and Zillow’s history reports for bargaining material, as well.

This opportunity doesn’t just apply to renters. The average mortgage loans reached a new record of $395,200 recently, and higher-priced regions in major markets like Miami and Los Angeles are still performing well, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association . If you’re on the fence about making the most of the buyer’s market, skip the hype of suburban property and double down on the urban loft of your dreams.

Our Winter Renovation issue is here!Subscribe now to step inside Leanne Ford’s latest project—her own historic Pennsylvania home. Plus discover our new rules of reno.


Forget the Suburbs! Now’s the Best Time to Move Into a City, a New Report Shows

How to negotiate the best deal from your dream home’s landlord.

Published on March 6, 2021

/> Photography by Auseklis / Getty Images

We’ve heard it again and again: Everyone is fleeing big cities for larger, greener homes in the suburbs—and they’re correct. However, the inverse is also true: Now is the best time to move into a metropolis. According to a new report by the National Association of Realtors , buyers living in the outskirts or distant neighborhoods of most areas are seizing the opportunity to scoop something up while the market is affordable. In the halcyon days of 2019, finding an apartment in the trendy areas of town required substantially cutting back on other things: square footage, windows, running water (kidding…kind of). If there is literally any silver lining to COVID-19, it’s that a lack of demand has caused real-estate prices to drop. In New York someone who could previously afford a one-bedroom in Astoria, Queens, can now look in artsy SoHo. In Atlanta those who were in the farther reaches of town in Dekalb County are house hunting in more central Summerhill for a similar budget. Houston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and plenty of others all show the same trend.

Landlords are also willing to accept offers below asking price—something previously hard to come by. At the viewing, ask the real-estate agent how long the listing has been on the market. If it’s been a few months, feel free to put in an offer a few hundred dollars a month below the price they are leasing it for. You can check StreetEasy’s and Zillow’s history reports for bargaining material, as well.

This opportunity doesn’t just apply to renters. The average mortgage loans reached a new record of $395,200 recently, and higher-priced regions in major markets like Miami and Los Angeles are still performing well, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association . If you’re on the fence about making the most of the buyer’s market, skip the hype of suburban property and double down on the urban loft of your dreams.

Our Winter Renovation issue is here!Subscribe now to step inside Leanne Ford’s latest project—her own historic Pennsylvania home. Plus discover our new rules of reno.


Forget the Suburbs! Now’s the Best Time to Move Into a City, a New Report Shows

How to negotiate the best deal from your dream home’s landlord.

Published on March 6, 2021

/> Photography by Auseklis / Getty Images

We’ve heard it again and again: Everyone is fleeing big cities for larger, greener homes in the suburbs—and they’re correct. However, the inverse is also true: Now is the best time to move into a metropolis. According to a new report by the National Association of Realtors , buyers living in the outskirts or distant neighborhoods of most areas are seizing the opportunity to scoop something up while the market is affordable. In the halcyon days of 2019, finding an apartment in the trendy areas of town required substantially cutting back on other things: square footage, windows, running water (kidding…kind of). If there is literally any silver lining to COVID-19, it’s that a lack of demand has caused real-estate prices to drop. In New York someone who could previously afford a one-bedroom in Astoria, Queens, can now look in artsy SoHo. In Atlanta those who were in the farther reaches of town in Dekalb County are house hunting in more central Summerhill for a similar budget. Houston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and plenty of others all show the same trend.

Landlords are also willing to accept offers below asking price—something previously hard to come by. At the viewing, ask the real-estate agent how long the listing has been on the market. If it’s been a few months, feel free to put in an offer a few hundred dollars a month below the price they are leasing it for. You can check StreetEasy’s and Zillow’s history reports for bargaining material, as well.

This opportunity doesn’t just apply to renters. The average mortgage loans reached a new record of $395,200 recently, and higher-priced regions in major markets like Miami and Los Angeles are still performing well, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association . If you’re on the fence about making the most of the buyer’s market, skip the hype of suburban property and double down on the urban loft of your dreams.

Our Winter Renovation issue is here!Subscribe now to step inside Leanne Ford’s latest project—her own historic Pennsylvania home. Plus discover our new rules of reno.


Forget the Suburbs! Now’s the Best Time to Move Into a City, a New Report Shows

How to negotiate the best deal from your dream home’s landlord.

Published on March 6, 2021

/> Photography by Auseklis / Getty Images

We’ve heard it again and again: Everyone is fleeing big cities for larger, greener homes in the suburbs—and they’re correct. However, the inverse is also true: Now is the best time to move into a metropolis. According to a new report by the National Association of Realtors , buyers living in the outskirts or distant neighborhoods of most areas are seizing the opportunity to scoop something up while the market is affordable. In the halcyon days of 2019, finding an apartment in the trendy areas of town required substantially cutting back on other things: square footage, windows, running water (kidding…kind of). If there is literally any silver lining to COVID-19, it’s that a lack of demand has caused real-estate prices to drop. In New York someone who could previously afford a one-bedroom in Astoria, Queens, can now look in artsy SoHo. In Atlanta those who were in the farther reaches of town in Dekalb County are house hunting in more central Summerhill for a similar budget. Houston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and plenty of others all show the same trend.

Landlords are also willing to accept offers below asking price—something previously hard to come by. At the viewing, ask the real-estate agent how long the listing has been on the market. If it’s been a few months, feel free to put in an offer a few hundred dollars a month below the price they are leasing it for. You can check StreetEasy’s and Zillow’s history reports for bargaining material, as well.

This opportunity doesn’t just apply to renters. The average mortgage loans reached a new record of $395,200 recently, and higher-priced regions in major markets like Miami and Los Angeles are still performing well, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association . If you’re on the fence about making the most of the buyer’s market, skip the hype of suburban property and double down on the urban loft of your dreams.

Our Winter Renovation issue is here!Subscribe now to step inside Leanne Ford’s latest project—her own historic Pennsylvania home. Plus discover our new rules of reno.


Forget the Suburbs! Now’s the Best Time to Move Into a City, a New Report Shows

How to negotiate the best deal from your dream home’s landlord.

Published on March 6, 2021

/> Photography by Auseklis / Getty Images

We’ve heard it again and again: Everyone is fleeing big cities for larger, greener homes in the suburbs—and they’re correct. However, the inverse is also true: Now is the best time to move into a metropolis. According to a new report by the National Association of Realtors , buyers living in the outskirts or distant neighborhoods of most areas are seizing the opportunity to scoop something up while the market is affordable. In the halcyon days of 2019, finding an apartment in the trendy areas of town required substantially cutting back on other things: square footage, windows, running water (kidding…kind of). If there is literally any silver lining to COVID-19, it’s that a lack of demand has caused real-estate prices to drop. In New York someone who could previously afford a one-bedroom in Astoria, Queens, can now look in artsy SoHo. In Atlanta those who were in the farther reaches of town in Dekalb County are house hunting in more central Summerhill for a similar budget. Houston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and plenty of others all show the same trend.

Landlords are also willing to accept offers below asking price—something previously hard to come by. At the viewing, ask the real-estate agent how long the listing has been on the market. If it’s been a few months, feel free to put in an offer a few hundred dollars a month below the price they are leasing it for. You can check StreetEasy’s and Zillow’s history reports for bargaining material, as well.

This opportunity doesn’t just apply to renters. The average mortgage loans reached a new record of $395,200 recently, and higher-priced regions in major markets like Miami and Los Angeles are still performing well, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association . If you’re on the fence about making the most of the buyer’s market, skip the hype of suburban property and double down on the urban loft of your dreams.

Our Winter Renovation issue is here!Subscribe now to step inside Leanne Ford’s latest project—her own historic Pennsylvania home. Plus discover our new rules of reno.


Forget the Suburbs! Now’s the Best Time to Move Into a City, a New Report Shows

How to negotiate the best deal from your dream home’s landlord.

Published on March 6, 2021

/> Photography by Auseklis / Getty Images

We’ve heard it again and again: Everyone is fleeing big cities for larger, greener homes in the suburbs—and they’re correct. However, the inverse is also true: Now is the best time to move into a metropolis. According to a new report by the National Association of Realtors , buyers living in the outskirts or distant neighborhoods of most areas are seizing the opportunity to scoop something up while the market is affordable. In the halcyon days of 2019, finding an apartment in the trendy areas of town required substantially cutting back on other things: square footage, windows, running water (kidding…kind of). If there is literally any silver lining to COVID-19, it’s that a lack of demand has caused real-estate prices to drop. In New York someone who could previously afford a one-bedroom in Astoria, Queens, can now look in artsy SoHo. In Atlanta those who were in the farther reaches of town in Dekalb County are house hunting in more central Summerhill for a similar budget. Houston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and plenty of others all show the same trend.

Landlords are also willing to accept offers below asking price—something previously hard to come by. At the viewing, ask the real-estate agent how long the listing has been on the market. If it’s been a few months, feel free to put in an offer a few hundred dollars a month below the price they are leasing it for. You can check StreetEasy’s and Zillow’s history reports for bargaining material, as well.

This opportunity doesn’t just apply to renters. The average mortgage loans reached a new record of $395,200 recently, and higher-priced regions in major markets like Miami and Los Angeles are still performing well, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association . If you’re on the fence about making the most of the buyer’s market, skip the hype of suburban property and double down on the urban loft of your dreams.

Our Winter Renovation issue is here!Subscribe now to step inside Leanne Ford’s latest project—her own historic Pennsylvania home. Plus discover our new rules of reno.


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