Housing Trends In Milton Real Estate And Milton Homes For Sale
Located less than 30 miles north of Atlanta, the city of Milton, Georgia, along with other areas of Fulton County, has enjoyed a slight appreciation in home values during 2010, while most of the USA has seen a decline. Milton real estate and Milton homes for sale generally center around a family atmosphere. With the average family size of four and a median age in the late thirties, a lot of homes have been built with larger square footage of 3,000, 4,000 and more.
Milton is a young city only having been incorporated in 2006. The area was originally part of the Cherokee Indian Nation. The county of Milton was formed in the 1850’s and was named after Georgia’s first secretary of state, Lieutenant Colonel John Milton. Following depletion of Milton’s major economy source, cotton, during a period of heavy boll weevil infestations, it was merged with Fulton County to save it from bankruptcy. It has remained Fulton County since those days during the Great Depression, although the city retained the name of Milton.
With a substantial increase of homes built during the 1970’s and ’80s. The community has continued to see growth in the housing market and real estate. More than 80 percent of its 25,000 acres of land is zoned residential. The rest is commercial zoned with supermarkets, small shopping areas, specialty stores and restaurants.
The city has seen regular subdivision development as well as more rural properties, called open-road neighborhoods. There are some gated communities, a number of equestrian areas and plenty of greens for golf enthusiasts.
Current homes are available in all sizes and price ranges with a lot of upscale housing. There are relatively few foreclosure sales. Less expensive homes can be found, but they move fairly quickly. There is no low-income housing per se.
On 500 acres of forested land lays Crooked Creek, Milton’s largest subdivision. Here there are 640 homes with an 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, swimming pools and a children’s playground. Other family subdivisions include Crabapple Forest, Valmont and Wyndham.
For the horseman, there are a couple of different types of developments. Two to five-acre properties can be found in Shadowood Farms. Blue Valley Estates has many custom-built homes with a commercial stable, riding arena and an abundance of designated riding trails.
Yet one more Milton real estate option is a brick town home or cottages built in Crabapple Crossroads. This new development provides smaller living quarters with close-by dining and shopping in the Historic Crabapple District.
There is no shortage of real estate agencies in and around Milton including the neighboring cities of Alpharetta, Roswell and Marietta. No doubt, many Atlanta realtors would be happy to show Milton properties as well. Milton continues its popularity with its low crime rate, good family living and great curb appeal housing.
Milton provides a quiet, rural lifestyle yet is close to the large metropolitan area of Atlanta. Its real estate and housing market is diverse in size, type and price. The market remains stable compared to many other areas in the country.
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