Best of Gwinnett 2011: Home is Where the Heart Is

Sikes and Davis Interiors & Fine Furniture

A wise, young girl once said, “There’s no place like home.” And for Gwinnett, this is definitely true! Now with more than 800,000 people calling this county home, it’s clear that Gwinnett offers the best in quality options and amenities to fit any homeowner’s desires. Excellent communities, knowledgeable realtors and one-of-a-kind home décor – just to name a few. So even without ruby slippers to guide them, our readers picked their favorites in everything from best homebuilder to best retirement community.

❯❯  Best Homebuilder
You make your house a home, but a builder helps you with the myriad of decisions that will need to be made to build it. Trust these homebuilders as your top choice to pour the foundation and raise the roof: John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods, Pulte Homes, Richardson Housing Group, Touchstone Homes and Waterford Homes.

❯❯  Best Realtor
You realtor is your partner when you’re buying or selling a home. So you’ll want someone that has a no stress, savvy and smart approach to getting you what you need. Our readers put their faith in Chapman Hall Realty Premier – Jerry Wells, Harry Norman Realtors – Johnny Phelps, Renaissance Realty Group – Eric Reid and Tim Sweeney, Star Team Atlanta Realty of Keller Williams – Rodney Camren and Virtual Property Realty – Debbie Condon to make home sweet home a reality.

❯❯  Best Interior Decorator/Design Firm
Inspired to create a great room to entertain or finally redo your master bed and bath? Learn everything you need to know about home decorating, including painting basics to window treatments from Nouveaute/Angela Cain Interiors Incorporated, Office Creations and Sikes and Davis Interiors & Fine Furniture. They’ll definitely turn your space from drab to fab!

❯❯  Best Furniture Store
Where you place your furniture in a room truly sets the tone of how you’ll live in that space. Transform your old, blah room into a new and welcoming space with furnishings from American Signature Furniture, Brownlee’s Furniture, Havertys Furniture, The Perfect Piece Consignment Interiors and Underpriced Furniture.

❯❯  Best Landscaping Firm
Some homeowners have a natural green thumb and some don’t. Fortunately, Gwinnett has several landscaping companies that can spruce up your lawn in no time. Here are a few that our voters rely on: Allsouth Landscaping Group, Inc., Georgian Landscape Design, Innovative Outdoors, Russell Landscape Group, Inc. and Unlimited Landscaping Turf Management, Inc.

❯❯  Best Home Services and Maintenance
Got terminates? A leaky roof? A broken air conditioner or garage door? Allgood Pest Solutions, EMC Security, EverDry Roofing, Holtkamp Heating & A/C, Inc. and Voyles Overhead Door are able to lend you a hand.

❯❯  Best Neighborhood
Seems all Gwinnettians feel their neighborhood is the best! This year, the top list includes Château Élan, Hamilton Mill, Sugarloaf Country Club, Sugarloaf Park and Wild Timber.

❯❯  Best Apartment Community
There are a plethora of benefits to being an apartment dweller. The freedom of not having a mortgage, a great way to meet new people, less to clean and free maintenance are just some reasons. See for yourself and check out these top apartments in our area:
AMLI at McGinnis Ferry, Century Park, Century Pointe at Suwanee Station, Overlook at Gwinnett Stadium and The Reserve at Sugarloaf.

❯❯  Best Retirement Community
Are you looking to live life to the fullest as an active senior? Why not consider one of these top retirement communities: Delmar Gardens of Gwinnett, Garden Plaza at Lawrenceville, Laurel Grove Holiday Retirement, Noble Village and The Parc at Duluth. These facilities offer socially engaging activities while providing the support you need.

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