These 3 new metro Atlanta developments embrace the outdoors

Expect new construction in Westside, Forsyth County, and Serenbe

Quarry Yards in Westside Atlanta
Quarry Yards

Rendering courtesy of Urban Creek Partners


Few urban super developments connect to the outdoors like the 70-acre Westside Atlanta’s Quarry Yards. The $400 million first phase of the Urban Creek Partners development (Parkside at Quarry Yards) is scheduled to break ground this summer and will cover 27 acres just south of the Bellwood Quarry and the under-construction Westside Park, which will become the city’s largest greenspace. Plans include retail, multifamily apartments, and a 300-key hotel. Once complete, the project will straddle the Proctor Creek Greenway and offer close proximity to the Beltline’s Westside Trail. One office building will even feature a 70-foot climbing wall on its facade.

Forsyth County

Forthcoming mini-city Halcyon hopes to be more than just another swanky, suburban, mixed-use development, with 50 of its 135 acres dedicated to greenspace and easy access to the 10-mile Big Creek Greenway, which will eventually link Roswell, Alpharetta, and Cumming. Slated for this summer, the $370 million, RocaPoint Partners project will offer nearly 700 high-end residences, from apartments to upscale homes by EA Homes. Creature comforts not overlooked, the development will include a Krog Street Market–style food hall, local boutiques, and the county’s first dine-in movie theater.


The eco-chic community of Serenbe, 30 miles south of Atlanta, is expanding with a $250 million health-and-wellness–focused “hamlet” called Mado, which will soon offer 440 new houses. Imagine picking fresh fruits and vegetables after your morning jog, then returning to your Scandinavian country house, stylish shotgun home, cozy cottage, or townhome. Serenbe’s environs include a 25-acre organic farm, more than 15 miles of woodland trails, and berry-lined sidewalks. Officials say Mado’s first phase, including 270 homes, is nearly complete. Coming are offices, healthy eats, wellness-focused shops, a fitness center, and a hotel and destination spa.

This article appears in our Summer 2019 issue of Atlanta Magazine’s HOME.