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Alpharetta is located in North Fulton County and is home to a number of incredible lifestyle amenities including a thriving downtown area that hosts events every weekend during the summer and Avalon which has become a destination mall in Metro Atlanta. In the past few years, the City of Alpharetta has renovated the historic Downtown area into a charming village with shops, restaurants, and green space. Alpharetta offers homeowners schools with high test scores at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, and there are numerous private school choices as well. GA 400 runs north/south through Alpharetta making it easy to commute from any part of the city. The Alpharetta real estate market, as with most other areas on the north side of Metro Atlanta is very strong and the homes are very sought after. Alpharetta has seen a continued surge in growth and popularity in recent years in part due to the shopping, dining, and activities available in the downtown area, Avalon, and friendly business infrastructure. The city of Alpharetta has a current population of just about 67,000. It is a popular suburb to buy a home near Atlanta due to its easy access to employment centers within Alpharetta itself, at the top end perimeter, Brookhaven, Buckhead, and Midtown Atlanta. Alpharetta is located just north of Roswell.
The Alpharetta real estate market has a wide variety of communities, subdivisions, and neighborhoods to choose from including luxury golf homes, new construction homes, older neighborhoods near downtown with ranch homes on large lots, condos & townhomes, and everything in between. The school system reports high test scores making the areas sought after for people who have an interest in schools motivated to move here and there are plenty of parks and recreation for outdoor lovers as well. Sought after schools, a unique downtown district, a wide variety of housing styles and prices and a location that is convenient to major work areas make homes for sale in Alpharetta very popular and strengthen Alpharetta real estate overall.
Alpharetta Home Prices
Alpharetta home prices start in the high $300,000's for starter and first-time home buyer homes with several communities and options available. The majority of homes for sale are between $500,000 and $800,000. In this price range, you can find homes located within and not in neighborhoods with and without homeowners associations, with or without swim/tennis amenities and you can even find homes in golf communities if you are patient and have a great agent helping you find the home. New construction homes start in the high $900,000's and go up into the millions in several different areas within the city so there are options for everyone. There is also a luxury home market that reaches up to $5,000,000 or more for some of the custom homes.
The median price of homes for sale in Alpharetta is about $800,000. Compared to other north Atlanta cities, it's on the higher side of pricing. There are typically plenty of homes to choose from below the median price giving homebuyers more options and buying power for their money. Townhomes and condos are even more affordable than single-family homes with prices that start in the $300,000's and go up to and over a million dollars for new and larger units with more amenities near downtown Alpharetta. As with other cities on Atlanta's north side, the median price is higher than the overall Metro Atlanta average by about 60%.
Sold Homes in Alpharetta
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Some of what sets Alpharetta apart from most suburbs is the very strong local economy and long-term vision for smart growth. As a result of a smart vision for growth, Alpharetta is now one of the major employment centers in Atlanta. In addition to strong employment with high paying jobs, Alpharetta has a fiscally responsible local government, and enormous diversity of homes available with options ranging from country clubs, golf communities, luxury homes, swim/tennis communities, and new construction offers something for people with varying tastes in homes. There are still plenty of first-time home buyer neighborhoods that remain affordable and offer the same excellent schools and lifestyle as more expensive neighborhoods. Alpharetta is also a technology hub within Metro Atlanta with more with over 900 technology companies growing. The city of Alpharetta has a technology committee to help plan and grow this area of economic strength even further.
Points of Interest in Alpharetta
Ameris Bank Amphitheater (Formerly known as Verizon)
The 12,000 seat Ameris Bank Amphitheater is host to some of the most popular bands in the country and has a summer concert series that is sure to have something for everyone. It is located between the downtown area and North Point Mall area off Westside Pkwy. This is a new amphitheater and larger than the one in Chastain Park. It has reserved seating under the canopy and an incredibly large lawn area and therefore can attract more popular bands for the concert series.
Avalon is the premier shopping area in Alpharetta and is built as a Live, Work, and Play community with shopping, dining, and one of the best movie theaters you could ever see. There are residential homes, townhomes, and apartments so there is something for everyone. In the summer just in front of the Regal Cinemas is a quad that transforms in the winter into Avalon on Ice - a Rockefeller inspired ice skating ring that really brings on the Christmas spirit. Thinking about living in Avalon? View all of the homes for sale in Avalon in Alpharetta here.
Downtown has undergone an inspired transformation over the last few years and has grown into a place to spend your weekends. During the summer on Thursday nights, you can venture out to Food Truck Thursday or the Taste of Alpharetta and on the weekends, you can stroll through the farmers market or an Arts festival. To cool off you can stroll over to Four Fat Cows for some of the best ice cream you could ever have or step into Mittie's for some tea. As far as dining, Downtown Alpharetta has numerous options to suit your tastes. If you are in the mood for BBQ head into Smokejack. Want something a little more upscale? Try Salt or South Main Kitchen. Whatever you are in the mood for you can find in Downtown. Check out Alpharetta City Center for more information about shopping and dining in the downtown area.
Right in front of City Hall and the library is a huge greenspace where adults, children, and dogs play, and it is surrounded by a huge array of restaurants and dining options. The area is extremely pedestrian-friendly as well and where you do have to cross main roads, Alpharetta has done an exceptional job of creating safe crossing areas. Unlike other cities that have also refreshed the downtown area, Alpharetta invested in the infrastructure to handle the increase in popularity. There is plenty of free parking even for the most popular events hosted in the area. The intelligent design of the downtown Alpharetta area, the connection from downtown to Avalon, and the free parking have paid dividends for the city in every way imaginable. It is a model for how other cities should consider future development. It helps attract business, it helps new homeowners choose Alpharetta over other nearby cities, it's something residents can feel pride about and it creates a civic responsibility through example. All of these reasons make Alpharetta real estate an extremely popular choice for anyone considering a move to the north side of Atlanta.
Things to do in Alpharetta
Just because Alpharetta is a suburb doesn't mean there are plenty of activities for everyone. Alpharetta embodies a city that understands that residents really do want to live, work, and play in the same place. In the summer, Food Truck Alley, which happens every Thursday from 5:00 to 9:00 is an opportunity to walk the downtown area and enjoy some great food. The Farmer's Market on Saturday morning from April through October is another fun activity and the vendors usually have more than just vegetables and fruit. There really are some delicious choices. You can also take in a concert at AmerisBank Amphitheater or go to the Alpharetta Arts Streetfest or any of the many other activities Alpharetta puts on in the Downtown Alpharetta District.
Want to skip downtown? Try Avalon. Regal built an amazing movie theater, the dining choices are fantastic and the shopping is a step above what you find in a mall with more exclusive stores to choose from. If it's cold or inclement weather North Point mall is an excellent option with all of the anchor stores and boutique stores you will find at any of the better malls around the country.
Wills Park, located on Rucker Road is very popular and has an amazing array of activities. There are baseball fields, an excellent public pool with slides, a horse park, running trail, a huge play area for kids, pavilions for picnics, frisbee golf, basketball courts, tennis courts, and a dog park. It's also only about a mile from downtown. Wills Park is a real gem of a park and has something for almost all outdoor lovers. Wills Park is a fantastic amenity for and also helps to add value to Alpharetta homes.
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. Located 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. It's also only about a 20-minute car ride to Lake Lanier and Lake Lanier Islands and beaches with the best boating near Atlanta, golf, marinas, and restaurants on the water.
What We Love About 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 vary from person to person and family to family. Here are some reasons you should consider looking at homes 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 further away would make for a commute to the Midtown area too far. So, Alpharetta falls within the area most find to be the edge of a reasonable commute to all of the major work areas in Atlanta. However, Alpharetta is a major work center in Atlanta so you may not need to commute at all.
Lifestyle: 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 houses and land available in the homes for sale in Alpharetta to those that have comparable lifestyles, the homes here will compare 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. Home prices withstood the recent downturn in the overall real estate market very well compared with other areas.
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 percentage of bachelor's degrees 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. Census info can be found here.
Home 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 keep prices from falling as far as they did in other areas.
More Reasons To Buy A Home In Alpharetta
Alpharetta is one of Atlanta's fastest-growing suburbs with an estimated population in 2019 of about 67,000 residents. The growth and direction of Alpharetta provide a unique blend of a small-town feel from the past with the present direction of growth and sustainable lifestyles people are looking for. Historic Downtown Alpharetta has changed dramatically in the past few years with numerous restaurants and shops moving in with many more on their way, a farmers market on the weekends, food trucks, art festivals, and the Taste of Alpharetta brings together all of the area best restaurants to sample from some of the finest foods in Atlanta. The Historic Downtown area will soon be connected to Avalon through Thompson Street with what looks to be a residential/retail mixed-use plan.
Alpharetta is also the "Technology City of the South" with over 900 technology companies in the greater Alpharetta area and they have helped make the local economy as strong as any other city in the area.
Search Alpharetta Home for Sale by Neighborhood
Homes for sale in Alpharetta will have different market prices even for the same house based on location within the city. For example, homes for sale in Alpharetta near the downtown area are more expensive than in areas that border Johns Creek even if the house itself is exactly the same. Searching homes for sale in Alpharetta by neighborhood can help you stay in the location most important to you.
Alpharetta is a very competitive real estate market. When you choose a real estate agent for the job to sell your home, ensure that your agent is knowledgeable about Alpharetta has a clearly defined marketing plan, a proven track record of home sales in Alpharetta, and also understands the local real estate market. An Alpharetta real estate agent from Premier Atlanta Real Estate will be able to effectively use the internet, and social media, host meaningful open houses, provide you with professional photography, ensure your home is staged well, and consult you on proper pricing to sell your home for the most money in the least amount of time. Contact us to learn more about how your home can benefit from a combination of traditional and powerful Internet marketing to place your home for sale in front of a much larger audience of potential buyers.
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Alpharetta Relocation Information
If you are new to Alpharetta, welcome! If you are a current resident, the list below reflects service providers and resources for you as a homeowner with contact information for your convenience. If you have any questions, suggestions, or need information that you do not see below, please feel free to contact us at the bottom of the page.
Fulton County Government - (404) 730-4000
Post Office Locations
Main - 2400 Old Milton Pkwy - (770) 442-3893
Webb Bridge Rd - 4575 Webb Bridge Rd. - (770) 569-9818
City of Alpharetta - (678) 297-6000 or 24-Hour (678) 297-6015
Information on Services and Programs
General info: Ext. 5000
Fire Department: Ext. 5300
Elected Officials: Ext. 5050
Police Department: Ext. 5350
Parks and Recreation: Ext. 5400
Georgia Power - (888) 660-5890
Sawnee EMC - (770) 887-2363
Cobb EMC - (770) 887-2363
Atlanta Gas & Light - (770) 994-1946
Sawnee EMC- (770) 887-2363
Georgia Natural Gas - (888) 342-5434
Water - water in Alpharetta is serviced through Fulton County - (404) 612-6830
Sanitation - initiate or discontinue service: (678) 297-6060
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 was chartered and named from 2 Greek words “alpha” and “retta”, meaning first-town. In the early years, growth 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, it is one of the fastest growing cities in the southeast.
Q. When was Alpharetta, Ga founded?
A. Originally known as the town of Milton, Alpharetta was charted on December 11, 1858.
Q. Is Alpharetta a good place to live?
A. Every year Alpharetta ranks as one of the best places to live by just about all of the online "Best Places to Live" studies. Niche.com ranks it #3 in Georgia, and a recent Time Magazine article ranks it at the top of places to live nationally. The schools test well, crime is low, and the city has an excellent long-term master plan. There are great restaurants, shopping, and activities for people of all ages. In short, the metrics say, yes, Alpharetta is not just a good place to live - many people think it is a great place to live. We can't tell anyone what is or isn't good and if you have questions, please ask and we will either answer or give you the resource you need to find your answers.
Q. What and where is the Big Creek Greenway?
A. The Big Creek Greenway actually runs from Roswell into Cumming and spans 9 miles through Alpharetta on a 12-foot wide concrete path perfect for walking, running, biking and rollerblading. More information on the greenway can be found here.