Alpharetta’s history traces back to the resettlement of the Cherokee Indians in the 1830’s. Today, Forbes lists it as “the 6th fastest growing city”, “one of the friendliest places to live” and “a top place to move”. Residents can live in newer swim & tennis neighborhoods, country club homes or urban neighborhoods. The growing downtown area is used as a hub for music, art and festivals while boasting an eclectic mix of eateries and shops.


Alpharetta is a small city with its share of green space. Wills Park has baseball fields, tennis courts, a swimming pool, a dog park, disc golf, playgrounds and a 50-acre equestrian center. Big Creek Greenway provides a wide, eight-mile wooded path for walkers and bicyclists. The neighborhood is home the new Avalon, an 86-acre development offering single-family residences, movie theatre, restaurants, dozens of shops and much more.


Education is a priority for people who live in Alpharetta. Residents attend one of the Fulton County public schools or one of the private schools in the area. The Fulton County Public School System has been rated “One of the Top 100 School Districts in Places You Can Afford” by Money Magazine, and is one of Georgia’s largest charter school system. Alpharetta Elementary offers a challenging curriculum and has been awarded the “ENERGY Star for Schools” award. Newsweek lists Alpharetta High School as one of the “top public high schools in America”. The schools also won four awards at the 2014 Southeast Regional EMMY Awards.
  • Creek View, Lake Windward, Ocee, New Prospect and Cogburn Woods Elementary Schools
  • Webb Bridge and Hopewell Middle Schools
  • Alpharetta High School
  • Alpharetta Christian Academy
  • Fulton Science Academy
  • The Lionheart School

Things To Do

  • Alpharetta Farmer’s Market
  • Avalon- shopping, dining and entertainment
  • Big Creek Greenway and Wills Park
  • River Pines Golf Club, Echelon Golf Club and Trophy Club
  • Historic Mansell House and Gardens
  • North Point Mall
  • Topgolf – a golf entertainment complex
  • Verizon Amphitheatre at Encore Park
Alpharetta offers something for everyone whether you enjoy history, shopping or the outdoors. This neighborhood is the perfect dining destination, featuring almost every cuisine imaginable. Take a friend to North Point Mall or visit the brand new Avalon, a walkable community of shopping, dining and entertainment.
Outdoor enthusiasts can pack a picnic and walk the Big Creek Greenway path or take the history self-guided tour to see 17 historical markers located downtown Alpharetta. Golf lovers will be right at home with access to three public & semi-public courses, ten private courses and Topgolf, the popular golf entertainment complex.

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