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Johns Creek Through My Eyes

Regan Maki Couch remembers and honors her hometown of Johns Creek

Talking about her childhood growing up in Johns Creek, Regan Maki Couch is filled with a wave of nostalgia. She remembers when 141 was a two-lane road surrounded by horse farms. “Living in the area felt like we were in the middle of nowhere,” recalls Regan, who grew up one of five children of Caroline and John Maki. She lived in Peachtree Corners/Duluth, in an area that is now Johns Creek. She attended Norcross High School and graduated from Darlington School as a boarding student in 1998 with strong extracurriculars and a bright future. 

She and her friends spent summers at the Atlanta Athletic Club. “Those are some of my fondest memories. I still hold those friends near and dear,” says Regan. Her favorite teen hangouts were the movie theater, El Torero and Philly Connection. “We would meet up on Friday nights - those were the days!”

Now, as a mom, she loves raising her children in Johns Creek, not far from where she grew up. “While growth of the area has changed it considerably, the hometown feel still exists, especially when you get involved in the pockets of the community that are important to you and your family,” says Regan. She is involved in the PTA at Autrey Mill Middle School where her son is a sixth-grader and is excited to get involved when her 4-year-old daughter attends school in the coming years. 

Regan is holding these years close and is proud to be a business owner in the Johns Creek area, helping in some small way to foster an environment of love and support as growth strengthens the community. “Johns Creek is a very diverse city of people from all walks of life. We are all humans and can all bring something positive to the community,” says Regan, who is a Realtor® and Team Principal of The Regan Maki Team, Compass. She is one of Johns Creek’s biggest cheerleaders.

“I pray that as we navigate through the years to come, Johns Creek will remain a safe place that is sought-after because of the excellent education, sports, clubs, community, great restaurants, and shops. We are close to the city yet far enough away to foster a small-town feel of our own. Remember to support the local businesses and restaurants that have made Johns Creek feel so special and make it what it is today,” says Regan.

You can find Regan at or by calling 404.304.6452.

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