A beautiful area with a hip and fun community.
Alpharetta, Ga., is south of the North Georgia Mountains. It is about 20 miles from Atlanta and Marietta in Fulton County. Residents of Alpharetta have an easy drive to numerous attractions. It is a growing community, partly due to the easy commute and the community. Alpharetta has a vibrant music scene with a large amphitheater frequently full of patrons enjoying the latest up-and-coming bands.
Alpharetta is a community that believes in a balance between work and play, and recent city developments focus on maintaining the live-work-play balance. For example, the City Center covers 26 acres and has green space, office space, residential, shops, and restaurants. The focus on a live-work-play balance is attracting more technology companies to the area, giving Alpharetta the nickname of the “Technology City of the South.”
Residents of Alpharetta work hard and make the most of their time off. The community has a regular schedule of events with concerts, festivals, and other activities. It is a family-friendly area where children are engaged in some of the best schools in the state.
The Avalon is a large outdoor commercial center covering 86 acres. It includes a movie theater, luxury hotel, residencies, office space, shops, restaurants, and entertainment. Some stores include Chanel, Arhaus, Vineyard Vines, Free People, and Whole Foods Market. Entertainment consists of a bocce ball court, playground, art guild, and dog park. The plaza is an ample green space with seating and is where many community events occur.
The City Center is also a mixed-use property with residencies, retail, entertainment, and restaurants. The outdoor lawn is large and outfitted with games and playing areas. The retail at the City Center includes locally owned shops. Restaurants are chef-driven and provide a stunning range of options, such as Crave Pie.
South Main Kitchen, in the historic downtown area, serves farm-fresh southern cuisine elevated to fine dining. It has an exhibition kitchen and a rooftop bar. Ray’s at Killer Creek is an award-winning fine dining restaurant. The atmosphere is warm, with soft lighting and wood accents. They also have space available for private events.
Alpharetta Music Club showcases world-class artists and musicians in an intimate and refined setting known as the black box theater of the Alpharetta Arts Center. They serve wine and appetizers for guests so you can relax and enjoy the show. The Ameris Bank Amphitheater attracts multitudes of people to enjoy some of the most famous musicians and bands. Some of the stars to grace the stage are The Black Keys and Willie Nelson.
The Webb Bridge Park is an epic outdoor area covering over 100 acres. It has four baseball fields, three soccer fields, four tennis courts, a multi-use synthetic turf field, a trio of picnicking pavilions, a playground, a 1.5-mile trail, concession stands, a lake, and an arboretum. The park is open to various recreational activities for various ages.
On Saturday mornings, from April through November, North and South Broad Street is lined with over 100 vendors as part of Alpharetta’s award-winning Farmers Market. The many options include the best organic fruits, herbs, and vegetables; you also can buy locally produced flowers, meats, fish, and wellness products. The market also incorporates plenty of freshly-made food choices so you can make purchases for the future while you relish the present.
Alpharetta is served by Fulton County Schools. Students may attend:
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