The Facility

House Envy: Survive a nuclear blast in this $17.5-million underground shelter

The only privately owned nuclear-proof bunker in the world is in Georgia, and it can be yours for $17.5 million.
Kiwah Island

Vacation Home Community Snapshot: Kiawah Island

Home to 300 species of birds, Kiawah is committed to both nature and luxury. Despite an environmental study that approved 12,000 residential units, the master plan allows for fewer than half of them to be built.

You can buy a town for $2.45 million

Frank Mills’s home at 246 Main Street in the town of Toomsboro, forty miles east of Macon in Wilkinson County, is not for sale. This would not be particularly noteworthy if not for the fact that practically the entire town around this eighty-nine-year-old man is.
Maison des Bois

House Envy: This Buckhead estate was updated by Yong Pak and Dan Carithers

The pedigree of this five-acre French Country estate includes renovations by architect Yong Pak and renowned decorator Dan Carithers.

The best place to live in Georgia is . . . Canton?

While the folks at the real estate blog Movoto.com think Atlanta excels in nerdiness and redneckery, they’ve concocted a new list where, oddly enough, the city doesn’t place at all. Movoto’s “10 Best Places in Georgia” roster doesn’t include the state’s capital.  That’s right; Atlanta evidently doesn’t rate. The most peachy keen of Georgia’s places to live is none other than (drum roll, please) Canton.

Movoto’s explanation: a data-and-statistics-based formula used to identify real estate Utopias by ranking total amenities, crime, tax rates, employment, commute time, and weather (uh, humid). The rankings don’t include access to mass transit, but do include a multifaceted “quality of life” tabulation that assesses the cost of living, median home price, median rent, median household income, and student-to-teacher ratio in public schools.

Movoto’s List of the Best Places in Georgia

House Envy: Atlanta power couple selling European-style Buckhead home

This elegant West Paces Ferry estate was made for entertaining on a grand scale.
Ponce City Market

Atlanta’s micro apartments are in high demand

Atlantans love big houses, so wouldn’t the thought of living in 600 square feet (or less) induce claustrophobia? Hardly, say the managers of upscale new apartment communities from Buckhead to Inman Park, where micro rentals are in high demand at premium prices.
Russell house

House Envy: Andrew Young reminisces on Herman J. Russell’s 1963 home

This 1963 home was a magnet for civil rights leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr., Maynard Jackson, Andrew Young, and others.

House Envy: Newer Virginia-Highland Craftsman boasts a great location and all the amenities

The 5,100-square-foot house, built in 2010, is located near Piedmont Park, Ponce City Market, and the Atlanta Beltline. The home is also steps away from the area’s many restaurants, shops, and galleries, and boasts a sweeping skyline view.

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