Another significant residential bet on Hapeville has come to market in recent weeks, blending what’s billed as urban walkability with a peaceful setting and artistic bent.

The initial phase of the Serenity project has claimed a formerly vacant lot at the intersection of S. Central Avenue and Colville Avenue, on the northwestern end of Hapeville’s historic core near Interstate 85.

Artisan Built Communities, an Acworth-based company with more than 1,000 homes under its belt in way-OTP places like Dallas and Villa Rica, is building the 25-townhome project at 907 Willingham Drive, adding housing options to what’s considered Hapeville’s de factor Main Street corridor.

Plans call for six buildings overall—five with four townhomes each and another with five—designed to create a sense of intimacy, per Artisan reps.

Exterior features at Serenity designed to echo Hapeville's historical downtown nearby. Artisan Built Communities/Serenity

Breakdown of current townhome offerings at the 907 Willingham Drive site. Listing services indicate two are now under contract. Artisan Built Communities/Serenity

All Serenity townhomes with have three bedrooms and three bathrooms, with between 1,950 and 2,015 square feet (the difference being a fireplace), project reps told Urbanize Atlanta last year.

Current listing prices range from $499,200 to just shy of $524,000.

One unique touch—meant to reflect Hapeville’s reputation as a burgeoning artist hub—will be original works by local artists around the Serenity property, per project officials. Open greenspace and trails connecting the six buildings have also been called perks.

Artisan Built Communities/Serenity

Artisan Built Communities/Serenity

Hapeville has experienced a groundswell of residential development, in addition to new food and beverage attractions such as Arches Brewing and Thai restaurant Paper Plane (the latter replacing a defunct gas station), in recent years.

Projects under construction include 68 rental townhomes being developed by BCDC and North and Central Ventures on Hapeville’s main drag. Around the corner from that site, Epic Development is building 58 standalone houses for a project called Stillwood. And Texas-based D.R. Horton, the nation’s largest homebuilder, purchased 8.3 acres last year between Hapeville’s commercial core and the airport, with plans to build roughly 110 townhomes.

Farther east on Central Avenue, a mixed-use project called Signal with more than 300 new residential units has also come together—directly across the railroad tracks from Porsche’s expanded North America Headquarters.

As for Serenity, developers point to the fact downtown Atlanta is seven miles from the site. Project officials have also cited Porsche’s facilities, Delta Air Lines’ headquarters, and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport as reasons to live there.

In the gallery above, find a closer look at how the project has come together so far.


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