Welcome to Alpharetta
An energetic hub with trendy vibes and a high-spirited social scene
Alpharetta is a welcoming town located in Fulton County that is only a 30-minute train commute away from Downtown Atlanta. This community has a unique blend of great shopping, excellent schools, cultural events, incredible job opportunities, and plenty of green space. Forbes voted Alpharetta as the seventh friendliest city in the United States.
Alpharetta has several wonderful neighborhoods for you to choose from. Windward is a master-planned resort-like residential neighborhood with amenities such as a private lake, community parks, pools, a golf club, and tennis courts. The popular Glen Abbey neighborhood features traditional brick-style homes with three-car garages. Shepherd's Pond is among one of the best neighborhoods in Alpharetta and is located on the Big Creek Greenway Trail, a popular area for walks, cycling, and hiking.
What to Love
- Vibrant shopping and dining options
- An excellent place to go with friends
- Offers some of the best public and private schools in Georgia
- Excellent recreational attractions
- A strong job market
- Very pastoral
Alpharetta offers the perfect blend of city and suburban life, with devoted walking trails, parks, playgrounds, and outdoor facilities for its residents to enjoy. Its stylish hotspots and attractions create a fun atmosphere conducive to social gatherings. The area is home to families, young professionals, and retirees alike.
Nearby green spaces like the Big Creek Greenway’s linear eight-mile park allows residents to slow down, reflect, and relax. At the same time, annual community celebrations like the Alpharetta Arts StreetFest, Taste of Alpharetta, the Scarecrow Harvest, and holiday tree lightings bring neighbors together to celebrate their community spirit.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Alpharetta is home to dining destinations even the pickiest of customers can’t resist. Family-owned restaurants, chef-driven eateries, and fine dining establishments in and around Alpharetta offer diverse cuisine and unforgettable culinary adventures.
's spacious venue offers more than world-class libations. This popular spot features dozens of handcrafted brews in a rustic-chic brewery with a stage for live music. The locale also boasts tours of the building for those interested in learning how their favorite ale is created. Another great place serving delightful drinks is Barleygarden Kitchen and Craft Bar, which serves artisanal bears, finely-cooked meats, and delectable charcuterie boards. For creative cocktails with a birds-eye view of the city, UP on the Roof is your go-to spot. Here, you can have a drink with friends in their rooftop dining area. If the views aren’t enough for you, book a staycation at The Hamilton, whose open-air rooftop lounge area offers some of the best sights of Alpharetta.
Things to Do
Wills Park Recreation Center offers various recreational options for visitors to enjoy, from a well-loved dog park to walking trails and ball fields. The area provides plenty of shaded areas for picnic lunches.
Experience peace, tranquility, and rejuvenation at the Woodhouse Spa in nearby Avalon. This upscale spa features luxurious facials, various massages, and hydrating body treatments. Afterward, stop by the Alpharetta Farmers Market, whose vendors are open and selling a wide variety of goods every Saturday from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM. Fresh produce, floral arrangements, quality meats and seafood, artisan crafts, fresh bread, homemade desserts, and more are available here.
The Fulton County Schools District serves Alpharetta. The neighborhood has some of the best schools in the entire state. Notable institutions include:
- Alpharetta High School, Grades 9-12
- Cambridge High School, Grades 9-12
- Milton High School, Grades 9-12
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