About Homes for Sale in Alpharetta
City of Alpharetta
Chartered: December 11, 1858
Located in north Fulton County, 22 miles north of Atlanta
Fondly called Awesome Alpharetta by its residents, the city of Alpharetta is an affluent suburb that has been recognized by Forbes magazine on its America’s Top 25 Places to Move (No. 1) and America’s Friendliest Towns (No. 7) lists, and has been noted as the sixth fastest-growing city in the country according to U.S. Census Bureau data. In addition to these nods, Alpharetta offers good public schools and an active recruitment effort to bring businesses to the area — making it an attractive place to relocate to.
With numerous swim and tennis communities as well as horse ranches, Alpharetta offers established and new neighborhoods with close proximity to parks and recreation, shopping and some of the best entertainment in the Southeast. Alpharetta residents and visitors enjoy a beautiful greenway system along Big Creek — a perfect setting for walking, jogging, inline rollerblading and mountain biking. With award-winning public and private schools, Alpharetta also provides a plethora of educational opportunities to choose from. Plus, Alpharetta is close to GA 400, which is known as the hospitality highway, and MARTA’s Windward Parkway Park and Ride, making transportation to Atlanta convenient.
Points of Interest
For entertainment, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater at Encore Park is a metro-Atlanta gem that features concerts with the internationally recognized Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and world touring artists, as well as community events, fundraisers and high school graduations. For recreation, Alpharetta has an excellent park system withmore than 750 acres of park land and three arboretums that truly enhance quality of life. The expansive Wills Park offers exceptional sports and recreational facilities and one of the finest equestrian facilities in the Southeast. Residents and visitors also enjoy historic downtown Alpharetta’s charm filled with unique stores, antique shops and cafes and its many seasonal events including antique festivals and arts fairs.
Alpharetta is home to Avalon and Northpoint Mall, two community destinations providing food, shopping and entertainment. Avalon is Alpharetta’s award-winning live-work-play community located just outside the heart of historic Alpharetta. The 86-acre development features more than 500,000 square feet of retail shops, a 12-screen all-premium theater, a full-service hotel, offices and single-family residences — all designed as a walking-friendly, connected community. Just a few miles southeast of Avalon is Northpoint Mall, which offers all the amenities of an upscale shopping mecca.
More than 3,600 innovative businesses, over 600 of which are technology companies, call Alpharetta home. Headquartered in Alpharetta are global companies like Verizon Wireless, Scientific Games Corp. and Exide Technologies. Named America’s Top Small Cities to Start a Business by NerdWallet and Entrepreneur Media, you’ll find the brightest minds on the market steering businesses toward a better tomorrow. To learn more about Alpharetta as the “Technology City of the South” and its economy, visit the Alpharetta Chamber Commerce website.