It’s been more than five years since plans were unveiled for Atlanta’s first so-called “Smart Neighborhood” on the city’s so-called “Upper Westside.”

However you refer to it, that sizable townhome project is now entering the home stretch, with prices on the upper end that have crested over $800,000.

The initial phase of Altus at the Quarter was announced in early 2018 in northwest Atlanta’s Bolton neighborhood as a partnership between Georgia Power and PulteGroup that would harness “the latest energy technologies.” Features such as solar panels, voice-activated security, in-home battery energy storage, smart locks, and lighting controlled from apps were planned.

The deal went that Georgia Power would then analyze data provided by the homes to gauge the effectiveness of these emerging technologies.

In the years since, Altus at the Quarter has taken shape on both sides of Bolton Drive, claiming a hill (with views of Midtown and downtown from certain angles) along Marietta Boulevard.

The land had been vacant since garden-style apartments were demolished in 2014. Pulte’s townhomes have since been joined by multifamily projects such as Alliance Residential’s Broadstone Upper Westside across the street, creating a new residential node.

Altus at the Quarter construction progress today from Marietta Boulevard. Josh Green/Urbanize Atlanta

The 228-unit project's site plan, with newer construction generally located toward the lower right corner. Pulte Homes

More recently, the Altus townhomes have climbed like stairs along Marietta Boulevard, a relatively sparsely populated thoroughfare between downtown and points beyond the Chattahoochee River.

When finished, Altus will include 228 units—each of them rather large by ITP standards.

Emily Chase, marketing manager with Pulte Group’s Georgia Division, tells Urbanize Atlanta less than 50 units remain available at Altus today. All townhomes include three bedrooms in three stories, with lofts and terraces on the roofs.

Southeast views from the community to Midtown and downtown. Josh Green/Urbanize Atlanta

Most of the remaining options are the larger Hutton plan, with 2,890 square feet and prices from the high $700,000s, according to Chase. (One end-unit was recently listed at $822,000, with $340 monthly HOA fees.)  

On the smaller end, a dozen remaining units are the Briarcliff plan (between 2,300 and 2,500 square feet), which Chase says typically sell in the mid-$700,000s.

Communal amenities include a pool with a cabana, a few pocket parks, a larger central greenspace, and fiber internet.

The 2001 Holtz Lane project's location in relation to Interstate 75, I-285, Atlantic Station, and other landmarks. Google Maps

As for location, Altus is promoted as being less than a mile from The Works district, “a short drive” from Westside Park, and two miles from Interstate 75.

Head to the gallery for a closer look at how this large residential addition to Bolton/Upper Westside is coming together.


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