Just Sold Johns Creek Listing $182,000

Posted by Van Purser on Saturday, April 30th, 2011 at 10:21am.

One of the best kept secrets in Johns Creek.  Nestled quietly between Sargent Rd, Findley Dr and McGinnis Ferry this subdivision consisting of approximately 90+ homes has held its value better than many over the last several years.  Built approximately 17 years ago Carriage Park continues to be a great place to call home and a wise place for a home investment.  13000 Carraige Park Lane Johns Creek GA 30097

carriage13000_front_1760Carriage Park is a community where the children attend Findley Oaks Elementary, River Trail Middle, or the new Northview High.  One of the several new high schools built in the area to provide the learning facilities in the North Fulton area.

Carriage Park provides a wonderful place to walk since the main road Carriage Park Lane makes a loop. Additionally sidewalks line the areas streets which provide many options for those morning or evening walks.  Carriage Park offers a community pool and club house at an affordable annual fee.

This listing in Carriage Park has been lovingly cared for by the current owner of 9 years. Recent improvements include architectural roof and new HVAC.  Additionally this listing in Carriage Park offers numerous other upgrades to include recent EXPO kitchen with granite counters and hardwoods on the main level, as well as upgraded baths. The floor plan is very open and provides an open view for the kitchen, breakfast room and family room.  Generous cabinet space and food pantry as well as a spacious island and breakfast bar make this a great kitchen to spend time in.

Findley Oaks History

Benjamin Franklin Findley was born in 1826. He came to the Findley Oaks Elementary School area when he was ten years old to live with his sister. One of Benjamin Franklin Findley's in-laws owned a gold mine in Dahlonega where Benjamin caught gold fever.

In 1850, one year after getting married, Franklin Findley left his wife and newborn son to go to the gold fields of California. Reaching the Isthmus of Panama by boat, the gold hungry Findley traversed through the jungles of central America to the Pacific Ocean where he caught a steamer bound for California. After striking it rich, he started the return trek over land but became very ill along the way and stopped in St. Louis to request the aid of a doctor, to whom Benjamin Franklin Findley promised half of his wealth if his health would be returned to him. Benjamin Franklin Findley recovered and, even after splitting his wealth, he still had enough money to buy sizeable land holdings upon his return to Georgia.

Benjamin Franklin Findley settled in Old Milton County in the area of the present day school and lived there for the rest of his life. He raised nine children. He farmed cotton and also enlisted for a brief tour in the Civil War. He built a home, which his great, great, grandson Mr. Gene Findley, Jr., continued to live here until the Spring of 2007. Benjamin Franklin Findley died in 1913.

The Findley land holdings increased. Eventually, parts of land were sold off to Technology Park, Standard View; Carriage Park; Standard Club; Seven Oaks; Cambridge; and others. In 1985, a portion was purchased by the Fulton County board of Education for a future elementary school now known as Findley Oaks Elementary.

The Findley’s have an extensive family tree. Their occupations covered all walks of life, but the majority of Findley’s were farmers. A good many of the Findley’s, especially the women, were involved in education as teachers and principals.

Ben Jefferson Findley, a son of Benjamin Franklin Findley, was always concerned about education. When Fulton County took over Old Milton County in 1932 and did not provide education to minorities, Mr. Findley provided a building and paid a teacher to teach many of his minority sharecroppers. Today, Mr. Gene Findley, Jr., having sold the last part of what was once the Findley Farm, is a resident of Forsyth County, Georgia.

Findley Oaks Elementary

The faculty and staff of Findley Oaks believe that every child is entitled to an education based on a school program designed to meet individual needs. The school provides a setting where each learner may grow intellectually, socially, emotionally, physically, and aesthetically. Each student will experience the joy of learning when a caring team of educators provide a warm and positive environment.

The staff recognizes the uniqueness of each child and his/her right to succeed. They strive to help each child develop attitudes and habits consistent with a democratic society. It is essential that each student develop a positive self-concept while respecting the rights of others and the dignity of all.

They acknowledge that students must be ready to function effectively as responsible
citizens in a changing global society. They believe they must prepare our students to use skills creatively, to think critically and to become effective decision makers.

These goals can be reached only with the full cooperation of parents, teachers, students and administrators. We, as educators and members of the community, strive to prepare our students to go forth with a feeling of pride and acceptance with the tools needed for a productive station in tomorrow's world.

Northview High School

Northview High School opened in the Fall of 2002 to serve students residing in northeast Fulton County . A rigorous, well-rounded academic program that includes extensive fine arts and technology course offerings prepares a diverse student population for further study after graduation.

Over eighty clubs, service organizations, and performing ensembles coupled with a full athletic program support the Titans' mission to instill excellence in academics, arts, and athletics.

The main building, totaling 270,800 permanent square feet, provides sixty standard classrooms, thirty-six laboratories, a Counseling Center , nine departmental workrooms, specialized fine arts and technology instructional areas, and physical education facilities. A village of five portable classrooms comfortably aids in accommodating our student population. Indoor facilities feature an auditorium, two gymnasiums, weight training, sports medicine, and fitness rooms, food court, media center, and commons/courtyard area. A community-initiated capitol improvements program has provided a Junior Titans field house, indoor baseball/softball batting facilities, a multi-media stadium scoreboard, and a multi-purpose athletic building. The seventy-three acre campus includes an outdoor classroom, stocked lake, synthetic turf stadium, tennis courts, and irrigated baseball, softball, and practice fields. Over 700 PC's and faculty notebooks, classroom sets of laptops, smartboards, and a broadcast studio provide the most recent technology available. Parents may access student grades, attendance, and discipline via the Internet through Home Access Center(HAC). Northview's website, www.northviewhigh.com , provides daily announcements, calendar, school information, academic resources, and email access between community and staff.

The staff at Van Purser & Associates LLC is uniquely qualified to assist you in locating and evaluating your next home or investment property purchase. Since 1981 we have provided unique solutions to the real estate challenges faced by our clients.   The experiences gained since 1981 have served to equip us to meet the many challenges that our clients face when buying or selling property. We are here to serve.  Please feel free to give us a call. 770-623-3313 or contact him at VanPurser@VanPurser.com.  

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Van Purser and his wife Jeanne are a licensed Real Estate Brokers in Georgia.  Since1984 they successfully purchased and renovated over 400 homes.  Their expertise is in representing Buyers or Sellers as an advocate; which means always ensuring their best interest.  Additionally, they represented hundreds of clients over the years as an Associate Broker with Metro Brokers, RE/Max and now with his own firm.  He and his wife, Jeanne, have been married since 1977.   Van or Jeanne can be reached at 770-623-3313, or by email at vanpurser@vanpurser.com or jeanne@vanpurser.com

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