Alpharetta, GA Neighborhoods and Homes For Sale
Alpharetta offers small-town comfort with many attractions, opportunities and housing options that feel fit for a larger city. Business and industry are growing rapidly in Alpharetta, providing plenty of job opportunities and a vibrant economy. Alpharetta is also a major city for the technology industry and is home to more than 640 technology-based companies.
Cost of Living
Most of the homes in Alpharetta were built in 1980 or later. The cost of living in Alpharetta is considerably higher than the Georgia average and slightly higher than the national average.
Alpharetta is easily accessible via major highways, including I-75, I-85, and the Turner McDonald Parkway. The commute time into Atlanta is about 35-45 minutes depending on traffic. Because of its location just outside of Atlanta, Alpharetta has convenient public transportation into the city with four different MARTA bus routes. Alpharetta is also a bike-friendly community, providing a bike share program with easily accessible bikes stationed throughout the city that can be rented using a smartphone app.
Alpharetta belongs to the Fulton County School District, which is Georgia’s fourth-largest school system and largest charter school system. The public high schools in this district tend to be very high performing, with a strong graduation rate and a high number of students enrolled in AP courses. There are also options for higher education within a commuting distance, including DeVry University campuses, Gwinett Technical College, Georgia Christian University, and more in the downtown Atlanta area.
There are plenty of activities and attractions in Alpharetta, including downtown Alpharetta’s dining, shopping and nightlife or the luxury shopping center at Avalon, complete with an upscale movie theater. The Verizon Amphitheater is home to concerts, comedy shows and performances, and Wills Park provides a scenic escape into nature with community gardens, baseball fields, tennis courts, playgrounds and dog parks. Residents and visitors also enjoy the Big Creek Greenway for walking, jogging and biking paths or the Crooked Creek Golf Club for golfing and family friendly activities. For food and drink enthusiasts, Alpharetta offers many restaurants, food trucks, and breweries to enjoy around the suburb.
Disclaimer: School attendance zone boundaries are supplied by Maponics and are subject to change. Check with the applicable school district prior to making a decision based on these boundaries.
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