Happy Father's Day

Meet Dean Hudson.

That’s little Brooks in the wagon. Brooks is now a big brother to Larson. Dean and Ingrid live in Mill Glen with the boys and their neighbor is Lifestyle Publications’ photographer Nicole Stephens who took this lovely shot. We’re so pleased that Nicole introduced us to the Hudson family and that they agreed to share thoughts on why they chose Dunwoody.

Happy Father’s Day Dean!

PNL: Why is Dunwoody a great place to be a dad and raise your two boys?

DH: We love the convenience of the location to good schools, activities for the kids, restaurants, family entertainment, and the great friends and neighbors we have here in Dunwoody.  We have lived in Dunwoody for four years and we love our neighborhood and neighbors.  There are many great families, activities, social groups, and we enjoy meeting our friends at the swim club in the summers. Brooks and I enjoy taking runs around Dunwoody as well.

PNL: Can you share something your dad taught you for this Father’s Day issue?

DH: My dad taught me to be polite, respectful, hard working, and trustworthy – all these things I’ll do my best to teach my boys. He taught me fun things too, like to cheer for the Georgia Bulldogs from our family’s seats in Sanford Stadium, to drive a tractor on his farm before I finished elementary school (which he’s already started teaching Brooks to do as well), and to enjoy the sport of skeet and trap shooting.  His name is Carter Hudson, and I grew up in Raleigh, GA right outside of Warm Springs.  My family still lives in Raleigh.

PNL: What are some of your favorite spots nearby?

DH: Brooks and I enjoy going to the Dunwoody Nature Center and playing on their great playground. We also enjoy going for runs around Dunwoody through the many great neighborhoods.  Our favorite family date night spots are Marlow’s Tavern in Dunwoody and Village Burger in Dunwoody. We are active members of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Peachtree Corners.

PNL: I hear you know a little something about peaches. Tell us a bit more.

DH: As a young boy my grandad and uncle raised cattle, but when I got to middle school my uncle planted a peach orchard. Initially, we (yes we planted them by hand) planted 15,000 trees and eventually he planted 10,000 more.  The Orchard, Hudson Farms,  is still in production and is located in Raleigh, GA.  My family operates a peach and farm store in Woodbury, GA selling the peaches.