Walton and Smith Douglas Homes Announce 2nd Closing of Woodward Crossing Development 

Closing Follows Successful Model Home Opening 


GWINNETT COUNTY, GA (July 15, 2014) – The Walton Group of Companies (Walton), a family-owned real estate investment, planning and development group in Georgia and Smith Douglas Homes, the 4th largest home builder in Atlanta, announced today the closing of an additional 24 lots at Woodward Crossing, a vibrant residential community in Gwinnett County.


“We are very excited about the progress at Woodward Crossing,” said Paul Beidel, President, Walton Development and Management Southeast. “Smith Douglas Homes has been a great partner and we look forward to continuing to work with them to create one of Gwinnett County’s next best communities.”


Woodward Crossing is a residential community located in the heart of Gwinnett County just a mile from the Mall of Georgia and close to the award winning Mill Creek Schools. Families are already living in the community. Earlier this year, Walton entered into an agreement with Smith Douglas to begin construction on Woodward Crossing. The entire project is anticipated to be completed within 15 months and model homes from the first phase are already open and sold.


“We, at Smith Douglas Homes, believe this is such a great project and we are thrilled to be working with Walton,” said Jim Bellinger, CEO, Smith Douglas Homes. “Since active marketing at Woodward Crossing began, we were able to sell 8 homes prior to the Model Home Grand Opening and have sold a total of 14 homes in the last 4 months.”


The homes at Woodward Crossing are priced from the $170,000s. Floor plans include 2-story homes with 3-4 bedrooms and 2.5-3.5 bathrooms. The square footage ranges from 1,625 to 2,478 sf.


For more information on new homes at Woodward Crossing, call 770-932-0099.


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About Walton

The Walton Group of Companies (Walton) is a family-owned, multinational real estate investment, planning, and development firm concentrating on the research, acquisition, administration, planning and development of strategically located land in major North American growth corridors. With more than 85,000 acres of land under administration and management, Walton is one of North America’s premier land asset administrators and managers.


Walton has been in business for over 30 years. We take a long-term approach to land planning and development. Our industry-leading expertise in real estate investment, land planning and development uniquely positions Walton to responsibly transition land into sustainable communities where people live, work and play.


Our communities are comprehensively designed in collaboration with local residents for the benefit of all community stakeholders. Our goal is to build communities that will stand the test of time: hometowns for present and future generations.


About Smith Douglas Homes 

Established in 2008, with over 40 years of previous experience in the home building industry, Smith Douglas Homes is an award-winning home builder known for constructing quality homes at affordable prices in sought-after metro Atlanta locations including Cherokee, Forsyth, Gwinnett, Hall and Paulding counties. At Smith Douglas, buyers can be assured that their new home is crafted for quality, built with integrity and will maintain enduring value for life. For more information on new homes from Smith Douglas, visit www.SmithDouglas.com.