Five years after it broke ground, Forsyth County’s Halcyon mini-city looks like the beneficiary of good timing.

The county’s population, as Halcyon reps noted to Urbanize Atlanta recently, has swelled by 43 percent since 2010 alone, now counting more than 251,000. Homebuyer demand has been so strong, homebuilders can’t keep up. In April, Greystar’s 300-unit Elan Halcyon sold for $345,000 per unit—a record price for suburban Atlanta. Retail and restaurant signings keep happening, a lingering pandemic be damned. And even the under-construction office space is being quickly snapped up.

We recently swung through RocaPoint Partners’ 135-acre answer to Avalon, located about 30 miles north of downtown Atlanta, to see where things stand—and what’s in the pipeline.

The short answer: Halcyon’s first phase of office space is 100 percent leased, more is coming next year (along with a hotel and two-story fitness complex), and more than 30 retailers and restaurants have set up shop since Halcyon’s doors initially opened in fall 2019. All told, almost 700 new apartments, townhomes, and standalone houses are built or planned soon. 

Have a closer look at today's Halcyon in the gallery above—no gas money required.

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