Atlanta’s first ‘smart neighborhood’ opens in city’s Westside

The ribbon was cut July 25 on Atlanta's first smart neighborhood.

These luxury townhomes, called Altus at the Quarter, start in the high $300,000s

Why live in a smart home when you can live in a smart neighborhood?

A new development by PulteGroup and Georgia Power had its ribbon cutting July 25.

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For those who might not know, a smart home is one that is "that is rigged with devices that can take control of your home appliances such as heating, lighting and home security" by using your smart phone or computer, Pulte says on its website.

"In developing Atlanta's first Smart Neighborhood, we are further demonstrating our commitment to product innovation and sustainable building practices," PulteGroup president and CEO Ryan Marshall said in a press release. "This partnership with Georgia Power provides us with a unique opportunity to introduce innovative solutions that create lasting benefits for homeowners and the environment."

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Altus at the Quarter features four home designs — BriarcliffHaywardSummerford and Hutton — ranging from 2,092 square feet to more than 2,700 square feet, with two or three bedrooms, up to three full baths and two half baths, and a two-car garage. The neighborhood will have private access to a large central park, a resort-style pool with cabanas and several pocket parks for pets.

The Briarcliff and Hayward designs are similar in size and price, but the Briarcliff has a deck just off the kitchen.

The Summerford and Hutton are comparable, but the Hutton has an option for a rooftop terrace.

Pulte says each home will already be set up to control your front door lock, thermostat and garage door. After you buy, you can add whatever smart devices you want.

Although the homes come with Amazon Alexas, Pulte says the system will work with Google Home and Samsung Smart Things Hub.

Altus at the Quarter is at 2108 Bolton Drive NW. Check out the floor plans and get information here.

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