Alpharetta is one of the fastest growing suburbs in Georgia with a population nearing 60,000. It's a wonderful town to raise a family in and offers a host of amenities that young, single residents will find attractive as well. Located in North Fulton County, Alpharetta is just 26 miles from downtown Atlanta. Georgia 400 (U.S. 19)... Show all »
Alpharetta is one of the fastest growing suburbs in Georgia with a population nearing 60,000. It's a wonderful town to raise a family in and offers a host of amenities that young, single residents will find attractive as well. Located in North Fulton County, Alpharetta is just 26 miles from downtown Atlanta. Georgia 400 (U.S. 19) connects the suburb to other local interstates that lead to the heart of the nearby capital.
Like many of Georgia's suburbs, Alpharetta presents the perfect intersection between the past and the present. Historic Downtown Alpharetta Square, at the intersection of Milton and Main Streets, features antiques, gifts, flowers, dining and more. Just minutes away Northpoint Mall, the area's newest shopping center, offers 1.3 million square feet of stores, dining and other services. The area also has two movie theaters and an ice and roller skating facility perfect for family fun. Alpharetta is also a thriving business hub which means residents have access to ample employment opportunities saving them from timely commutes to other areas.
Alpharetta families can be assured that their children will get a top notch education. Public schools in the city of Alpharetta offer a competitive curriculum and area test scores are a testament to the school district's commitment to excellence. The average SAT score for Alpharetta students is 1092, compared to the national average of 1026. The area is home to 16 elementary schools, nine middle schools and five high schools several of which have been recognized as Georgia Schools of Excellence. Dolvin Elementary School is a National Blue Ribbon School. For residents interested in taking advantage of higher education opportunities in the area, Devry University, Georgia State University, Georgia Perimeter College and Reinhardt College all have campuses in the area.
Every year the city's calendar is full of activities for its residents to take part in. The Annual Children's Festival, Annual Taste of Alpharetta, and the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration all offer Alpharetta families an opportunity to come together as a community for fun, friendship and community building.
In addition to its great location, shopping and entertainment options and excellent schools, Alpharetta boasts some of Georgia's most gorgeous homes. Fabulous estates designed by award-winning builders have attracted well known celebrities to the area. But you don't have to be a celebrity to live in one of Alpharetta's elegant custom homes with distinctive designs. Whether you're interested a palatial estate or a charming cottage, Alpharetta has something for every family and for every budget. Spacious town homes and stylish condos are also abundant in the area, perfect for up and coming single professionals. Forecasts indicate that by the year 2010 approximately 17,286 homes will be located within the city.