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Whether you’re looking for a new home or the latest in design trends or just looking for ample square footage for more closet space or a walk-in shower — why not start at the top?

Here are some of the top homes featured this week on Patch sites in the Atlanta area. Click on the photo or the headline for more photos and info. You can also scroll down for a list of the latest homes on the market a little closer to home.

Located in the gated community of Stonegate, this home on 2.46 acres and offers the ultimate in privacy. This is a builder’s personal home.

WOW House: Library, Pool House In Marietta

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Built in 2001, this gated estate in Marietta has seven bedrooms and seven full and three half-baths and received significant upgrades in 2008.

WOW House: Movie Theater, 1,500-Bottle Win...

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ATLANTA, GA — There signs of a bad restaurant that are pretty obvious: Nasty smells, grimy tables or unkempt employees are all red flags for a dining spot you want to avoid. But sometimes the problem is harder to spot, such as food stored at improper temperatures or unclean kitchen equipment. And some commercial kitchens are spotless, with every safety rule followed, and customers well-cared for.

Do you know how clean your local coffee shop, restaurant or school kitchen is? Look through these recent food safety inspections from around the Atlanta area courtesy of Patch.

Click on the links below to see details from recent inspection reports for area restaurants.

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Mercedes-Benz Stadium is the $1.5 billion state-of-the-art home to the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons and Major League Soccer’s Atlanta United. From its elaborate eight-panel retractable roof to its awe-inspiring 1,100-foot, 360-degree halo scoreboard, it may look like a sporting cathedral, but according to the Falcons president and CEO Rich McKay it was built to be more like a community center.

"Arthur’s theory going in was, let’s not look at stadium locations. Let’s not go look at where we might put a stadium for the best economics. Let’s realize we’re gonna put the stadium downtown and we’re gonna try to put it right in the heart of downtown," McKay told CBS News’ Dana Jacobson, referring to Falcons owner Arthur Blank.

The stadium is bordered by a thriving commercial district to the north and a ...

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Former teammates, Matt Kemp and Adrian Gonzalez were traded for each other on Saturday. (George Nikitin / Associated Press)

In a stunning move that reset the Dodgers’ luxury-tax payroll and temporarily reunited them with one of their finest players in recent memory, the team reacquired outfielder Matt Kemp from Atlanta in exchange for first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, pitcher Brandon McCarthy, pitcher Scott Kazmir and infielder Charlie Culberson.

The trade shifts the team’s three most onerous contracts onto the Braves, now under the stewardship of former Dodgers executive Alex Anthopoulos...

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Sporting Kansas City has traded midfielder Kevin Oliveira and defender Tyler Pasher to Atlanta United FC for forward Kenwyne Jones and goalkeeper Alexander Tambakis.

Sporting KC also sent its second-round pick in next year’s draft to Atlanta while getting back that club’s fourth-round selection in the 2021 draft.

The deal was struck Sunday during Major League Soccer’s half-day trade window.

The 21-year-old Oliveira and the 25-year-old Pasher were developmental players who spent most of last season with Swope Park Rangers, the USL affiliate of Sporting KC. Jones is a longtime Trinidad and Tobago national team member while Tambakis was the first signing in Atlanta United history.

In other moves:

– FC Dallas traded 24-year-old defender Walker Zimmerman to Major League Soccer expansion side Lo...

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Atlanta is an exciting place to live and there are plenty of activities and attractions to enjoy if you move there. The job market is strong and the weather is pleasant. You don’t have to worry about it getting too cold either, so if you hate long and cold winters, you might want to move to Atlanta. Another plus of living in Atlanta is that the cost of living is low and you can find an apartment for a reasonable price.

You can find many different types of apartments in Atlanta. Whether you want a charming old building or you want to live in a modern building, you can find what you are looking for in Atlanta. The city is always bustling with activity and there are lots of things to do. You can also enjoy a lower cost of living when you move to Atlanta...

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Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones reaches to score a touchdown during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
BRIAN MURPHY

Vikings 27, Falcons 24: A marquee matchup between two streaking NFC teams with tough, physical defenses and dynamic offenses. The Vikings are 4-1 on the road and have won seven straight, so they are poised for an upset in their sternest challenge yet.

JOHN SHIPLEY

Vikings 24, Falcons 21: This is a tough game for the Vikings, but if they’re as good as I think they are, they’ll win.

Vikings 19, Falcons 17: Mike Zimmer was Atlanta’s defensive coordinator in 2007 when head coach Bobby Petrino bolted for Arkansas after 13 games...

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An undocumented immigrant’s car as seen by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers just before they pulled him over in Norcross, Ga., last month.

CHAMBLEE, Ga. — Not many notice when the SUVs arrive.

Around 5 a.m., when the immigration agents pull into the parking lot of the Chamblee Heights apartments, 16 miles from downtown Atlanta, only one person is on the lookout.

Cristina Monteros catches sight of the cars with the telltale tinted windows from her small apartment near the front, where she runs a day care, and calls her downstairs neighbor: ICE is here.

The neighbor dials another, who passes it on. It takes less than 15 minutes for everyone in the complex to hear about “la migra,” whereupon they shut their doors and hold their breath...

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It’s been six days of hearing how they got run over. Six days of hearing how they couldn’t throw the ball. Six days of wondering how their offensive line would bounce back from embarrassment. Seven days after suffering their first loss of the season in humiliating fashion though, No. 7 Georgia bounced back by running right over SEC East rival Kentucky in a 42-13 rout that had the team looking a lot more like the one who was the No. 1 seed in the College Football Playoff just two weeks ago.

The Bulldogs’ victory was naturally fueled by their ground game, which was bottled up last week at Auburn but returned with a vengeance behind the two senior running backs who said their farewells to the hedges at Sanford Stadium with even more eye-popping numbers for the red and black...

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DETROIT (AP) — Andre Drummond had 16 points, 20 rebounds and a career-high seven assists, and Reggie Jackson made a pair of 3-pointers in the final minute to lift the Detroit Pistons to a 111-104 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night.

The Central Division-leading Pistons won for the seventh time in eight games. Detroit (9-3) is off to its best start since 2005-06, when the Pistons went 10-2 to begin the season and ended up winning 64 games.

The Pistons outscored Atlanta 31-19 in the second quarter and led 57-41 at halftime, but couldn’t shake the Hawks. Atlanta kept it close and finally tied it at 94 when Kent Bazemore made back-to-back 3-pointers.

It was tight the rest of the way, but Jackson’s 3-pointer with 52.5 seconds remaining put the Pistons up 103-100...

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