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By Kerry Lucasse | Agent in Atlanta, GA
  • 2012 Cabbagetown Chili Cookoff

    Posted Under: General Area in Cabbagetown, Parks & Recreation in Cabbagetown, In My Neighborhood in Cabbagetown  |  November 2, 2012 7:37 AM  |  235 views  |  No comments

    10th Annual Cabbagetown Chili Cookoff - CHOMP & STOMP

    Cabbagetown Chomp & StompSaturda
    November 3
    Cabbagetown Atlanta

    Get some rest tonight, so you can head over to Cabbagetown bright and early tomorrow morning.  

    This good ol' fashioned chili cook-off is the best in Atlanta and the food runs out quickly!

    The "Chomp & Stomp" in Cabbagetown brings in quite a crowd each year and I honestly can't think of a better way to spend a beautiful Fall day in Atlanta.

    This will be Cabbagetown's 10th Annual Chili Cook-off & Bluegrass Festival and it gets bigger and bigger every year.  The first annual cook-off had 20 different kinds of chili and about 900 attendees.  Last year, there were 100 individual chilis, 30 restaurants chilis, 75 artists, 30 food vendors, 15 celebrity judges, and about 20,000 attendees!   Learn more about the full line up of events and vendors.

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    THINKING OF MOVING TO CABBAGETOWN?

    If you want BIG personality, diverse neighbors (from attorneys to artists to electricians) and a true historic Atlanta neighborhood with farmhouse Victorians, shot gun style homes and Craftsman bungalows, Cabbagetown may be the perfect fit for you.

    Learn more about the neighborhood with our Cabbagetown Real Estate Guide

     or you can search all the Cabbagetown homes for sale.

    Cabbagetown real estate

    Kerry Lucasse | Cabbagetown's Biggest Fan and Real Estate Specialist

    404.432.1844 |  inCabbagetown.com


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  • Get your Spook on at the Oakland Cemetery this weekend!

    Posted Under: General Area in Cabbagetown, Entertainment & Nightlife in Cabbagetown, In My Neighborhood in Cabbagetown  |  October 5, 2012 9:56 AM  |  164 views  |  No comments

    Cabbagetown Event - Sunday in the Park at Oakland Cemetery

    Sunday in the Park, Oakland CemeteryStarting to get the Halloween spirit and looking for an event with a slightly spooky vibe to ease you into the Halloween season?

    Don’t miss Sunday in the Park at historic Oakland Cemetery in Grant Park on October 7, 2012!

    The event is Victorian themed, since the cemetery was established in the 1800s, and is Atlanta’s oldest cemetery. Attendees are encouraged to dress in Victorian garb and there will a costume contest, but no costume is required if you just want to pop in and check out the activities.  Learn more about this quirky event in Cabbagetown / Oakland Cemetery.

     

     

     

    Related articles & info:

    October 2012 events and festivals in Atlanta

    Cabbagetown Rea Estate Guide and Homes for Sale

    Grant Park Real Estate Guide 



  • About Cabbagetown Atlanta

    Posted Under: General Area in Cabbagetown, Quality of Life in Cabbagetown, In My Neighborhood in Cabbagetown  |  July 4, 2012 7:17 AM  |  235 views  |  No comments

    About Cabbagetown Atlanta 

    One of Atlanta's most unique neighborhoods, Cabbagetown, is nestled between Grant Park and Inman Park.  Because of it's historic charm and eclectic personality, many Atlanta home buyers flock to this Intown Atlanta neighborhood.  

    Looking for a home in Cabbagetown?  Search all of the homes for sale in Cabbagetown, direct from the Atlanta Georgia MLS.

    Cabbagetown Atlanta

    More about Cabbagetown Atlanta 

    The Fulton Cotton Mill (now converted to lofts called The Stacks) is in the heart of Cabbagetown and in the early 1900s it is said that the owner built all of the homes for the employees at the Mill.  Usually the entire family worked at the mill, while cabbage cooked continuously at home so dinner would be ready with the family of workers returned home after a long day. It is said that the aroma of the boiling cabbage is how Cabbagetown got its name.

    Cabbagetown Atlanta Homes

    Cabbagetown is filled with row houses, Victorian Farmhouse style homes, and early bungalows.  Most were built in the early 1900s, so even though many of the homes are quite small (under 1,500 sq ft), they usually have 10 or 13 foot high ceilings, which make the rooms feel much larger... and that historic charm that Atlanta intown home buyers love.  

    In the photo below (from left to right), you will see several Cabbagetown Atlanta home styles.  There are row homes along Carroll Street, detached shotgun Victorian era homes and also bungalows that were built in 1910 to 1925.

    Cabbagetown Real Estate Guide

    So how much do you have to spend to purchase real estate in Cabbagetown?  Single family homes range in price from about $100K to $375K, with the average sales price in the mid $200s.  The lofts (at The Stacks) range in price from $99K to over $300K.


    Who Lives in Cabbagetown?

    Cabbagetown residents are definitely a diverse bunch.  Many new Atlanta residents and young professionals live in the Cotton Mill lofts and in the single family homes you will find artists, singles, couples, and young professionals and and several people who have lived in the neighborhood for more than 30 or 40 years.  They all have one thing in comonn -- the love the flavor and electric nature of this neighborhood.  

    To get a feel for the neighborhood, stop by the Cabbagetown park on a sunny afternoon, have brunch at the Carroll Street Cafe or enjoy a delicious dinner on the patio at Agave.  It's a great place for people watching and also meeting the outgoing residents.

     

    Cabbagetown chili cook off

    Cabbagetown Festivals & Events

    It's biggest claim to fame is the Chomp and Stomp, an annual Chili Cook-off that winds through the streets of Cabbagetown.  Thousands of Atlantans come to this event every year and there are usually at least 75 booths with different types of chili.  

    As you will see in the photo to the right, it is our annual tradition to cook chili for one of our favorite Atlanta festivals!

    TIP:  If you do come to the Chomp & Stomp event, get there early!  The chili is usually gone in the first 2 or 3 hours.

     

    Nearby Atlanta Neighborhoods

    Bordering Cabbagetown, you will find several popular historic neighborhoods, including Grant Park, Inman Park, Reynoldstown and Ormewood Park.

     

    • For more information about Cabbagetown Atlanta, visit Wikipedia.
     
    Have more questions about Cabbagetown Atlanta ?  Please call Kerry Lucasse anytime at (404)721-3001.
     
    Search Cabbagetown Atlanta homes for sale >>
     
    View all the lofts for sale at The Stacks >>

     


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    Ian Marshall Realty ::  
    Nest Atlanta Real Estate Group

    Call anytime @ 404-721-3001

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