Here at The Providence Group, we are proud to provide you the opportunity to Make Space for Life for years to come with upscale and spacious single family homes and townhomes in desirable locations throughout Metro Atlanta. We remain strong and committed to building not only beautiful homes, but homes that provide low maintenance living within communities offering outstanding amenities in the most sought after locations in Cherokee, Cobb, Forsyth, Fulton, and Gwinnett counties. We also pride ourselves on being homegrown and partaking in helping maintain Georgia’s historical landmarks in the process of building our new communities including the Ben Manning House at East of Main in downtown Alpharetta.

Stop by East of Main to view the beautifully renovated Manning House, circa 1910!
Stop by East of Main to view the beautifully renovated Manning House, circa 1910!

The Atlanta Business Chronicle just featured an article on the preservation of Alpharetta’s historic properties in which we were featured for restoring the Manning House. The Manning house was built in 1910 by Ben Manning who utilized wood from a neighboring sawmill. Ben Manning and his wife Lure Poole Manning lived in the home with their seven children. He planted six oak trees, with two still visible today. Ben Manning was a farmer and worked in the mercantile business on Hwy 9 in Alpharetta. He also assisted in the creation of the Milton County school system, now Fulton County. His brother Howell Manning worked in the state legislature and had the county name changed from Milton to Fulton to receive state funding for local schools. The entire Manning family were devoted members of the Alpharetta First UMC and donated much of the land still in use today as their church grounds.

The Atlanta Business Chronicle interviewed our Chief Operating Officer, Jeff Kingsfield, who described the process of preserving such an historic home that had been neglected for at least 40 years. The Manning House is now the perfect example of an early 1900s farmhouse and The Providence Group is proud to showcase such beautiful history at the entrance at East of Main.

The Manning House ties it’s southern charm into our stunning East of Main community and remains the focal point for all to see from Academy Street. East of Main features townhomes priced from the $500s and single family homes priced from the $700s. Home designs feature a wide variety of townhomes including courtyard style designs, rear entry and front entry townhomes and elevator and basement options, plus single family homes with private courtyards, two and three story designs and owner’s suites on the main level. All of our available new Atlanta homes can be viewed on our website and home sites can be viewed on our interactive site plan. East of Main is located in the heart of downtown Alpharetta offering walking distance to an abundance of restaurants and boutique style shops. The Community is also just a short drive from Avalon for additional entertainment, dining and shopping.

For more information on East of Main, please register online. Our Online Home Advisor will be happy to assist you with any further questions you may have as well as keeping you updated on available homes and current incentives like our Dwell Well Home Event going on now! Please visit for specific details on savings amounts and design extra option amounts available per community.