Alpharetta Real Estate
Thriving suburb with access to the mountains and city amenities.
Alpharetta is situated between the scenic North Georgia Mountains
and downtown Atlanta, offering easy access to urban vibrance as well as endless natural beauty and outdoor adventure. Alpharetta is chock-full of restaurants, unique attractions and more than 750 acres of parkland.
Alpharetta’s burgeoning downtown
district is bustling with restaurants, shops and residences situated around the city’s charming town square. Visitors and residents are also flocking to Avalon
, an upscale mixed-use development featuring top retailers and eateries.
Founded in 1858 with humble beginnings as a pioneer trading post, the city of Alpharetta has evolved into a bustling suburban business and residential hub. With a name derived from the Greek words for first (alpha) and town (retta), Alpharetta offers a wide array of large swim/tennis subdivisions, townhome communities, and charming older neighborhoods.
What to Love
- Thriving with locally owned restaurants, bars and shops
- Charming downtown district
- Acres of scenic parkland
Alpharetta is highly sought-after due to its excellent school system, wonderful shopping and cultural events, and abundant green space. Residents range from first-time buyers to empty-nesters. Despite its rapid growth, Alpharetta retains its small-town charm and community vibe — one of the reasons many residents opt to stay.
Dining, Entertainment and Shopping
With more than 200 shops within a five-mile radius as well as more than 200 restaurants, Alpharetta truly has something for everyone.
is an upscale shopping mecca boasting 500,000 square feet of retail space. The shops, restaurants, entertainment options and living and working spaces are all interconnected and within walking distance to each other.
Peruse the impressive array of shops and restaurants at Alpharetta City Center
while discovering existing historic buildings and replications of buildings that sat on the site in the 19th century. This shopping hub is also home to the Fulton County Library as well as shaded parks and several outdoor dining and gathering areas. All Inspired Boutique
, located on Canton Street, is a one-of-a-kind shop that hosts private shopping events benefiting charities and local organizations.
When you’re finished shopping, replenish yourself with Napa-style food and wine at Cru Wine Bar
or indulge in locally sourced beef and American cuisine at the upscale Oak Steakhouse
. Locals and visitors alike frequent the Fermented Wine Boutique
for its selection of authentic and ethical wines from family-owned wineries. Head downtown for the creative small plates, seasonal American fare, and cocktails offered at Restaurant Holmes
, or enjoy a fresh brew, flavored latte, or espresso at Valor Coffee
Things to Do
There’s so much to discover in bustling Alpharetta. Meander through one of its scenic neighborhoods, peruse the locally owned shops and restaurants throughout its charming downtown
district, or fill your calendar with the myriad community-sponsored events that take place throughout the year.
Among the most popular draws in Alpharetta are the expansive Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
, which plays host to some of the music world’s top acts throughout the year, and the popular TopGolf
sports and entertainment facility.
Residents love gathering for the exciting community events in Alpharetta, including the Scarecrow Fest
. Each autumn, the streets and green spaces of downtown Alpharetta come alive with colorful and creative life-size scarecrows. Food lovers rejoice at the Taste of Alpharetta
, an annual celebration of the diverse array of vibrant local food through dining events, cooking demonstrations, culinary collaborations, and tasting tents.
Alpharetta is served by the Fulton County Public School System. Residents also have access to higher education, including Keller Graduate School of Management, as well as the wide array of colleges and universities in the metro Atlanta area. Top educational opportunities include:
- Alpharetta High School, 9-12
- Georgia Tech, ranked among the top engineering schools in the country
- Innovation Academy, 9-12
- Chattahoochee High School, 9-12
- Sandy Springs
Learn more about the Alpharetta real estate agent Monica Blanco. Monica’s knowledge of Atlanta’s neighborhoods can assist you with all of your Residential Real Estate endeavors on both sides of 285!
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