Alpharetta Homes for Sale - Alpharetta Real Estate

Find homes for sale in Alpharetta right here. Alpharetta offers residents the lifestyle you expect in a large city such as upscale shopping and dining in places like Avalon, Downtown Alpharetta  and the North Point Mall area combined with excellent schools and low crime statistics typically found in the suburbs. What sets Alpharetta apart from most suburbs is the very strong local economy as Alpharetta is one of the major employment centers in Atlanta. In addition, Alpharetta has a responsible local government and the diversity of homes available with options ranging from country clubs, golf communities, luxury homes, swim/tennis communities and new construction offer something for people with varying tastes in homes. In addition, Alpharetta has a number of first time home buyer neighborhoods that remain affordable and offer the same excellent schools and lifestyle as more expensive neighborhoods. Read more...

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Alpharetta Homes for Sale

All Alpharetta homes for sale listed in our listing service can be found right here. Our website allows you to search for Alpharetta homes for sale by neighborhood, subdivision, school, map, zip codes 30022, 30004 and 30005 as well as price, basement, pool, and much more. Alpharetta neighborhoods such as Windward and Glenn Abbey are extremely sought after, but newer areas such as the Downtown area and Avalon have become extremely popular and offer a lifestyle with shopping and dining that used to be found only closer in to Atlanta.

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Moving to Alpharetta

New residents of Alpharetta will need information such as utilities, and points of interest. Follow this link for all of your newcomer information for Alpharetta.

Business in Alpharetta

Alpharetta is home to many national and international companies such as Sun Microsystems, Microsoft, Lucent, AT&T, IBM, Nortel, Verizon, ChoicePoint, Siemens, E*Trade, Bellsouth, Hewlett-Packard, Rubbermaid, Alltel and Info Global Solutions. Alpharetta is one of the best places in the country for technology focused businesses as can be seen from this list of companies. Alpharetta’s location in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, along with tremendous business growth, and a location 30 miles from the busiest airport in the world, Hartsfield-Jackson, makes Real Estate in Alpharetta a great investment.

What is and What isn't Alpharetta

Before 2006, the cities of Johns Creek and Milton were just unincorporated Fulton County and everyone thought/spoke of those areas as Alpharetta just because it was easier. Even though the areas to the east and west are now official cities, many people still think of and use "Alpharetta" to describe the enitre area north of the city of Roswell. For that reason, many real estate agents with homes for sale in Johns Creek and Milton still list their properties in Alpharetta. To be clear, only the area outlined in the map below is "Alpharetta". The area to the east of Alpharetta in Fulton County is the city of Johns Creek and the area to the west of Alpharetta is the city of Milton.

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Why Buy a Home in Alpharetta?

Metro Atlanta is a very large area with a number of sought after locations for you to consider when buying your home. The factors used to determine where anyone decides to live obviously very from person to person and family to family. Here are some reasons you should consider looking at homes for sale in Alpharetta for your next home.

Location: Alpharetta is about 25-30 miles from Downtown Atlanta and most people we work with say that moving farther away would make for a commute to the MIdtown area too far. So, Alpharetta falls within the area most find to be a reasonable commute to all of the major work areas in Atlanta.

Lyfestyle: Alpharetta affords homeowners a complete city experience without the prices associated with intown living. There is exceptional dining in numerous areas, the newest and best concert venue is in Alpharetta at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater and shopping is already fantastic, but with Avalon opening in 2014, the shopping available will be second to none compared to anywhere else in Atlanta.

Value: When you compare the size of house and land available in the homes for sale in Alpharetta to those that have comparable lifestyles, the homes in Alpharetta will comparble favorably to what you will find for the same price in areas such as East Cobb, Sandy Springs, Buckhead, Dunwoody or Decatur.

Schools: Alpharetta is part of the Fulton County school system which does not include schools in the city of Atlanta, but does include all of the other areas in Fulton County. The schools in Alpharetta are very sought after because of their high test scores, high college entrance and college graduation levels. Homes for sale in Alpharetta withstood the recent downturn in the overal real estate market very well.

Demographics: According to the U. S. Census, median household income is over $92,000 per year which is almost twice as high as Georgia which is about $49,000. Persons below poverty in Alpharetta is about 3.2% compared to 16.5% in Georgia. The percenmtage of bachelor's degree or higher is 62.7% compared to 27.5% for Georgia and the retail sales per person are more than 3 times the Georgia average making this a great place to operate a business. 

House Values: Because of the demographics, the schools, the value, the location and the lifestyle, the value of homes for sale in Alpharetta has been as stable as anywhere in Atlanta. There were fewer distressed properties in the recent downturn due in large part to the demographics and that helped to hold prices from falling as far as they did in other areas.

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History of Alpharetta, Georgia

Alpharetta began its life as a small campsite named New Prospect Camp Ground where merchants and farmers came together to exchange goods. In 1858 the city of Alpharetta was chartered and named from 2 Greek words “alpha” and “retta”, meaning first town. In the early years, growth in Alpharetta was slow as there was no railroad by which to transport goods. During the Great Depression the county of Milton, where the city of Alpharetta was located, fell upon hard times and merged into Fulton County. Today, Alpharetta, Georgia is one of the fasted growing cities in the southeast. Back to top...

Surrounding Cities

Some other popular areas around Alpharetta in North Atlanta area: Sandy Springs real estateRoswell real estateJohns Creek Real EstateMilton Real Estate.