Jim Haverland

GA License Number: 277037

PalmerHouse Properties
5755 North Point Parkway Suite 16 Alpharetta GA 30022
        

Cobb County lies North and West of downtown Atlanta, virtually all of it is outside the Perimeter (I-285).

Marietta is the main  City in Cobb County and both the County and City of Marietta are split by I-75, which continues on to Chattanooga, TN to the Northwest and Florida to the Southeast.

The area to the West of I-75 has been designated (unoficially) as "West Cobb".

The area to the East of I-75 has been designated (unofficially) as "East Cobb".

                       
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Indian Hills Homes For Sale



                 
In the 1960s, there was nothing to distinguish East Cobb from any other suburban area outside the perimeter. It was nearly 100% residental with some retail and small industrial on the far west side toward where I-75 lies.

In 1964, the Atlanta Country Club was founded slightly west of Johnson Ferry Road and near the Chattahoochee River, and brought with it over 200 luxury homes homes and mansions. But the explosion hadn't yet occurred.

At the intersection of Johnson Ferry Rd. and Lower Roswell Rd. there was a small private plane airport and a single blinking traffic light. Nothing more was needed until...

In 1969, Tom Cousins, a developer from Atlanta, purchased a large tract of land that eventually consisted of 27 holes of golf, swimming pool, tennis courts, and more than 1,600 beautiful homes, many of them backing on the golf course that weaved its way through the neighborhood. That community, Indian Hills, changed East Cobb forever!

Indian Hills, with all its amenities and reasonably priced homes, exploded.

This was commensurate with the time that Atlanta became more than a Southern city - it became a highly business oriented city with tremendous growth - and the inlux from the Northeast began.
  • Larger Homes were 1/2 the price
  • Property lot sizes were triple what they were in the Northeast
  • Property taxes were a quarter of the Northeast tax rates
  • The weather was far more ideal
  • Snow tires weren't needed.
  • Commuting was easier
  • People really were hospitable (not to be confused with being your friend)
  • etc.
As more mid-level executives moved to the Atlanta area from the Northeast, education became paramount.

Fast Forward

It was the influx from the Northeast that seriously demanded excellent education and today, that is still what drives people to East Cobb - the best public schools in the state.

It drove East Cobb to expand shopping dramatically, create hundreds of new subdivisions, widen roads, build churches, and expand from the Chattahoochee River to the border with Cherokee County.

There is very little room left for new subdivisions and certainly no room for another Indian Hills.

And that is why, in Indian Hills, homes built in the early 1970s are being replaced, one by one, with "McMansions". 

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Atlanta Country Club