From trendy shops at Avalon to cool bars and eateries in downtown, if walkable is what you’re looking for, Alpharetta has it. Located 26 miles due north of Atlanta, this sought-after suburb is Georgia’s fastest growing city. Venture away from downtown and you’ll find every big box retailer you can imagine on Windward Parkway and a thriving traditional mall area on North Point Parkway.
Alpharetta has more to offer than shopping and dining. Residents of the city also have access to extensive
and a large
. Popular annual events like downtown’s Taste of Alpharetta, the Celebrate Freedom Rodeo at Wills Park Equestrian Center, and holiday ice skating at Avalon draw large crowds. And, year-round, you’ll find some of the biggest names in music making stops at Ameris Bank Amphitheater.
Homes in Alpharetta range from flats to well-appointed townhomes to low-maintenance, zero-lot-line houses. For those in need of a little more breathing room, many surrounding neighborhoods feature spacious homes on larger lots. The city is home to one of the area’s most prestigious communities, Windward. Here you’ll find
The Golf Club of Georgia
as well as the
Windward Lake Club
. Members have access to a private lake with a 100-slip marina, a first-class tennis center, and multiple swim facilities.
Living in Alpharetta means being close to the more than 700 tech companies that call the greater Alpharetta area home. You’ll also have great access to several top-ranked schools including a new
STEM high school
expected to open in 2020. And, Alpharetta High School is one of only three International Baccalaureate World Schools in North Fulton County.
- Median Age: 38.4
- Median Household Income: $98,489
- Mean Household Income: $134,363
- County: Fulton
- Location: 26 miles north of Atlanta
- Major Thoroughfares: North/South - GA 400, East/West - Hwy 120
- Nearest Interstates: GA 400
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A Little History
Alpharetta was established in 1858 and served as the county seat of Milton. Like many surrounding communities, what is now Alpharetta was once Cherokee Indian territory. In its early days, Alpharetta was largely an agricultural community. The main crop was cotton which thrived until the market was destroyed by the boll weevil and the Great Depression. In 1931, under financial strain, Milton County residents voted to become part of Fulton County. By the 1980’s, with the opening of GA 400 and the Windward Development, Alpharetta shifted away from being an agrarian society and began to experience a population growth that continues to this day.
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