“We had no idea what to expect,” Roca said. “The cool thing about being first was the shop owners dropped by and brought some goodies and welcomed us.”
Shortly before the new year, Terri and Hank Roca became the first homeowners to move in to Alpharetta's Halcyon mixed-used development.
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Roca, who works in real estate, says her family has lived in areas before where they didn’t know their neighbors, which makes her appreciate the foot traffic of living in a mixed-use development.
“We’re just so excited to see the energy and seeing people out with their kids and their dogs,” she said. “I think we’re really going to be happy here.”
While their new home is significantly smaller than the space they had been living in, Roca said she feels confident in their purchase. The modern, 3-bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home features 13-foot ceilings, plenty of natural light and a kitchen with a big island, Roca said.
“When you move into new construction, you don’t really know what to expect,” she said. “We feel like we’ve really purchased a well-constructed home.”
Eventually, Halcyon is slated to include about 700 residences. Builders Monte Hewett Homes and Empire Homes say they anticipate a number of additional closings in the months ahead.
Elsewhere in the development, a variety of shops and restaurants have opened in the last several months.