Located in the Atlanta Metropolitan area, Alpharetta, GA, as a city, has a lot to offer both newcomers and long-time residents. Having been named the friendliest town in the South, the community is known for its welcoming air. Alpharetta also boasts quality education, job opportunities, varied amenities both basic and leisurely, and overall positive quality of life.
Everything within Walking Distance
While the city is still developing local projects to improve transport and daily living, the community prides itself on its “walkability.” Residents of Alpharetta enclaves can better enjoy their time both at home and in public with relatively little time spent in transport between home, work, and all other daily activities. The Avalon neighborhood, for example, offers many living options, including luxury amenities like mansions, alongside headquarters of many area employers, and unique dining and shopping experiences. The downtown of Alpharetta City Center similarly provides convenient living, with home, work-life, and places to enjoy charming boutiques, dining, and entertainment all located near each other. Halcyon is another excellent option for those more inclined toward nature, located near the Big Creek Greenway Trail. There are many other communities in the Alpharetta area, providing something for everyone.
The Recreation, Parks, and Cultural Services Department provides Alpharetta with athletic programs and activities for all ages, from team sports to laid-back classes. There are also many beautiful wooded areas for both running and leisurely walks, such as the Alpharetta Arboretum at Wills Park. The historic architecture is another attractive feature of the city, pleasing to those passionate about history and curious passersby alike. The Historic District boasts buildings dating as far back as the 1850s alongside brick sidewalks, intermingling with local businesses. A visit to this area coupled with the Alpharetta and Old Milton County History Museum gives a good look into local history. There is also a modern art gallery in Alpharetta for those interested and plenty of shopping and dining opportunities around town, both local and larger scale.
On a grander scale, the Ameris Bank Amphitheater hosts concerts and significant shows all year round. There are also several festivals and community events throughout the year, including the Taste of Alpharetta, the Scarecrow Harvest, and the Christmas Market. Locals can also enjoy several farmers’ markets between April and October and invest in smaller businesses.
Access to a solid education system is a priority for those with families. Alpharetta offers both public and private educational opportunities, both of which are renowned for their quality. Shelling out extra tuition costs is not necessary to provide children with a good education. There are 113 schools in the Alpharetta area, which together receive average test scores 22% higher than those of the nation at large. Notably, Alpharetta alone boasts four schools ranked in the top 10 in all of the states of Georgia.