With the gorgeous North Georgia Mountains and Atlanta’s best attractions all in easy driving distance, it’s little wonder that this city continues to grow.
History of Alpharetta
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Living in Alpharetta
- Historic Downtown Alpharetta—The city’s historic district features many restored buildings, offers great shopping and dining experiences and hosts many community events year-round.
- Alpharetta Farmer’s Market—A popular weekly farmer’s market that occurs every Saturday morning between April and October in downtown Alpharetta.
- Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park—A 12,000-seat concert venue hosting major acts during the seasonal months. Also the summer home of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
- Wills Park—A popular city park and recreation center featuring baseball, swimming, equestrian, playgrounds, dog park and more.
- Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area—Located just south of Alpharetta, this large park area offers plenty of outdoor activities and great scenery.
- Sage Woodfire Tavern—It’s amazing what you can do with a hickory woodfire grill, and Sage pushes the boundaries with an array of globally-inspired dishes in an upscale rustic atmosphere. Choose from exotic flavors like Thai chicken skewers or down-home hand cut Black Angus ribeye. Reservations recommended.
- Cabernet Steakhouse—An award-winning upscale dining experience featuring top-shelf seafood and steaks.
- South Main Kitchen—One of Alpharetta’s newest additions set in a historic downtown building, South Main Kitchen is rapidly becoming a local favorite for its expert culinary twist on Southern comfort food.
- Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails—If it sounds old-fashioned, that’s because it’s supposed to—but don’t be fooled. Set in a 150-year-old farmhouse in the Crabapple Historic District, Milton’s offers contemporary Southern recipes made from locally sourced ingredients (including from the garden out back).
Shopping destinations abound in Alpharetta, from big-box retailers to one-of-a-kind boutiques. Here are a few of the hotspots to check out:
- Avalon—This popular commercial/residential/office destination includes 570,000 square feet of retail space with stores like Crate & Barrel, Anthropologie, Madewell and more—not to mention a premium 12-screen cineplex.
- North Point Mall—Spacious indoor shopping featuring anchor stores like Macy’s and Dillards, specialty stores like Charlotte Russe, Spencers and Yankee Candle, and a movie theatre.
- Historic Downtown Alpharetta—Discover local and unique boutique retailers in the heart of Alpharetta, with shops like Sis & Moons, Bohemia, The Drake Closet and Beau Vinci Violins.
- Airports—Alpharetta is approximately 35 miles north of the world’s busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, accessible via I-85. Nearby general aviation airports include Peachtree Dekalb Airport (18 miles south) and Cartersville Airport (40 miles northwest).
- Public Transportation—There is no public transportation system for local Alpharetta, however the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) provides several bus routes from Alpharetta to trains leading to downtown Atlanta.
Alpharetta Real Estate Information
Homes in Alpharetta consist mostly of single-family residences and some apartment communities, with most homes built since the 1970s and nearly a quarter of homes built since the year 2000. Alpharetta is an affluent suburban community, home to some of the most valuable real estate in the region outside of Buckhead. Median home values in Alpharetta are around $463,000, with actual home prices ranging generally from the low $200s on the low end all the way up to the multimillions.
Alpharetta Homes for Sale
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