Acadia Homes & Neighborhoods Expands Growing Fan Base to Atlanta’s South Side with Debut of Parks at Durham Lakes

Atlanta New Homebuilder and Developer Breaks Ground on First Homes in its Newest Community

Priced From the $170,000’s in Fairburn

Atlanta, June 18 – As Acadia Homes & Neighborhoods’ first foray into Metro Atlanta’s rapidly growing south side, Parks at Durham Lakes symbolizes an exciting new chapter for one of the city’s leading homebuilders. Poised in the charming and historic City of Fairburn, Parks at Durham Lakes represents an alluring anthology of homes from Acadia’s Capitol Collection, affordably priced from the $170’s. Each flexible floorplan is thoughtfully designed with modern families in mind – offering plenty of room to grow with wide open living spaces and sprawling square footages, in addition to upscale options such as three-car garages and gourmet kitchens with islands.

“While Parks at Durham Lakes is not our first community in Fulton County, it is our first located south of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport,” explains Acadia Homes & Neighborhoods’ President & CEO, Gregg Goldenberg. “We are excited to expand our fan base of Atlanta homebuyers by broadening our reach in more of the Metro area’s most sought after suburbs and outlying communities. The City of Fairburn proves a terrific fit for Acadia and we are very happy to be there. It is home to a charming historic downtown district featuring buildings on the National Register for Historic Places, the renowned Georgia Renaissance Festival, a popular annual Fall Festival & Parade, and now Acadia’s newest community. The city’s slogan is ‘History Lives Here.’ Well, we hope to make a little history of our own by introducing an entirely new group of homebuyers to our quality crafted homes and superior levels of customer service.”

703edited The provision of those superior levels of customer service will be the job of Parks at Durham Lakes’ Neighborhood Sales Managers, Harriett Huff and Charles Ricks. Huff is an Atlanta native and 10-year veteran of the real estate industry. She joined the Acadia sales team in 2011 and has served as Neighborhood Sales Manager at their Reece Farms community in Powder Springs – where she garnered the attention of the Sales and Marketing Council of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association for excellence in sales, earning her Top Rung Awards for 1st and 2nd quarter 2012.

“Parks at Durham Lakes is truly a great place to call home,” says Huff. “It offers terrific amenities and an involved HOA.  It proves a wonderful option for individuals, couples or families who want to live in a suburban community that offers easy access to the interstate and city.  Parks is the ideal answer for homebuyers seeking a well-maintained and established community in which their family can feel safe and grow together. Beyond the community, I love the fact that Fairburn is a historic city – one that strives to keep up with the constant changes of the present, embraces the future, and honors its past.”

Teaming up with Huff, Charles Ricks has been with Acadia Homes & Neighborhoods for the last year and a half. After 13 years in the real estate industry, Ricks is passionate about his work and most enjoys seeing the look of joy on a homebuyers face when they are first handed the keys to their new home.

“The homes at Parks at Durham Lakes all feature floorplans from Acadia’s Capitol Collection,” says Ricks. “They provide extraordinary use of space, Acadia’s signature quality craftsmanship, and terrific standard features throughout. Homeowners who don’t wish to climb the stairs several times daily will appreciate our homes that feature the master bedroom on the main level. Growing families will love the fact that many of the available floorplans provide four and five bedrooms, and individuals, first time homebuyers, and down-sizing couples will value the floorplans that offer smaller square footage.”

Now pre-selling, this beautifully landscaped swim-tennis-clubhouse community is conveniently located just a short distance from Fairburn’s schools, parks, restaurants, shopping, and the highly revered Durham Lakes Country Club. Students living in Parks at Durham Lakes will attend E. C. West Elementary School, Bear Creek Middle School, and Creekside High School. Situated just 25 minutes south of Downtown Atlanta, the proximity of Parks at Durham Lakes to I-85 provides for a quick and easy commute for work or leisure in one of the South’s most vibrant cities. To get to Parks at Durham Lakes, prospective homebuyers can travel South on I-85 to Exit 61 – Highway 74/Fairburn/Peachtree City, then turn right off the exit and continue straight for 2 1/4 miles on Virlyn B. Smith Road. Drive past Durham Lakes Country Club and Parks at Durham Lakes will be on the left. To schedule a tour of the community, interested parties may call Neighborhood Sales Managers Harriet Huff and Charles Ricks at 404-909-0298.

About Acadia Homes & Neighborhoods:  Founded on the principles of integrity, quality and an unyielding devotion to customer satisfaction, Acadia Homes & Neighborhoods is the shared vision of real estate and construction veterans – Gregg Goldenberg, Jon Roby and Thomas Olson. With more than 50 years of combined experience, they set out in 2010 to breathe new life into the Atlanta housing market by becoming a “New Builder for a New Time.” A handful of years later, their company is one of Atlanta’s leading Homebuilders.

Presented in a wide variety of thoughtfully-inspired designs, homes in Acadia’s single family, active adult and townhome communities range from the low $100,000’s to the $500,000’s. Most recently, Acadia was proud to debut its Capitol Collection – featuring  homes at affordable prices in sought after locations priced from the mid $100s to the $200s and the Signature Collection – featuring luxury homes priced from the $500,000’s to the $800,000’s. Beautifully constructed new homes by Acadia are currently available for purchase at The Preserve at North Valley in Milton; Parkside Village and Wellstone in Cumming; Riverbrooke in Suwanee; Sherwood Park in Smyrna; City Park in Midtown; Bakers Farms and Liberty Crossing in Braselton; Sutherland Corner and Kirkwood Green in Lake Claire; Parks at Durham Lakes in Fairburn; and Eagles Crest, Reece Farms, and Arbor Green in West Cobb.

Acadia Homes & Neighborhoods has carved out a very special niche in the Atlanta market as it seeks to inspire families with homes of unsurpassed quality and value delivered by a team of dedicated homebuilding industry veterans. For more information, call 404-313-9950 or visit

Attached Image:  The roomy Albany is just one of eleven Capitol Collection floorplans currently available at Acadia Homes & Neighborhoods’ newest community, The Parks at Durham Lakes in Fairburn.

Image Credit: Sarina Roth/Never the Rock Photography

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