Orchards at Jones Bridge (near the intersection of Jones Bridge and State Bridge), currently there are some available (2 bedroom, 2 bath) around the $160,000 range. They have a very active HOA and try to plan a lot of activities for the residents. These are attached homes.
A similar community on the west side of Hwy 400 is Orchards at Crabapple, this area is off Rucker Road (which is what Old Milton Parkway turns into as you go west of Hwy 400), just past Houze Road. They are 3 bedroom, 2 bath properties in the $210s to $220's range.
Also on the west side of Hwy 400 is Orchards at Hopewell, this is west of Hwy 9, north of downtown Alpharetta, off Hopewell Road. They have a property in the $160's that's a 2 bedroom, 2 bath.
The Orchards of Sweet Apple is also in the Crabapple area (where Rucker Road dead ends into Crabapple). They are in the $210's to $220's with 3 bedroom, 2 bath properties.
As you can see, there is a theme with "The Orchards" with similar layouts from the same builder/developers. They all have in common good amenity packages with HOA fees that include yard maintenance, so you can travel with peace of mind.
This is just a sample of what's out there.
Please give me a call if you need additional assistance.
Katherine L. Morrison, CRS
Team Realty Group