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Alpharetta is a city in north Fulton County and a northern suburb of Atlanta, one of the fastest growing cities in the nation, a lifestyle community. Continue reading to learn more about the Alpharetta community and all that it offers.  If you could see yourself living in Alpharetta, you can search all Alpharetta real estate!


Alpharetta Life

Positioned right between the vibrant cityscape of Atlanta and the natural beauty of the North Georgia Mountains, Alpharetta offers the best of both worlds. 

In Alpharetta, you’ll find everything from buzzing high rises to wooded escapes, and peaceful street homes to swim and tennis neighborhoods.

Alpharetta offers housing and mini communities for all seasons of life and families of all sizes. 

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City Gems

Explore new scenery at natural hiking trails, tickle your tastebuds with culinary favorites, indulge your shopping needs at local boutiques, and immerse yourself in live music from various venues. 

Alpharetta provides a holistic approach to personal enjoyment and the opportunity for you to find your niche in the community. There are several hundred attractions to experience, but here are a few popular ones. 


Downtown Alpharetta and City Center

The historic charm alone makes downtown Alpharetta visiting, and its eclectic mix of eateries, boutiques, and art galleries, makes it all the more desirable to visit! Alpharetta’s City Center is home to various art, music, and food festivals that happen throughout the year. 



In Alpharetta, this upscale destination is the place to be! Avalon is the luxury hub of local culture and activity. It’s outfitted with streetlights, sidewalks, fountains, and a central park space for live music and a skating rink (during the winter holidays). It’s home to residents, rental houses, and full-service hotels.


Wills Park

This is Alpharetta’s largest park with baseball fields, a dog park, tennis courts, a swimming pool, pavilions, playgrounds, a special event venue, a recreation center, and a 50-acre equestrian center. The park has a robust calendar of events and instructional programs for all ages throughout the year.


Big Creek Greenway

Home to blue heron, deer, ducks, and Canadian geese, the Big Creek Greenway offers a serene escape from city life. The greenway provides more than 8 miles of concrete pathway that winds its way through the woods along Big Creek. It’s an ideal setting for walking, biking, jogging, or roller skating. 


Ameris Bank Amphitheatre

Placed on 45 acres of wooded land, the Ameris Bank Amphitheatre provides a beautiful setting for music lovers. It offers a natural, park-like atmosphere for people to enjoy music surrounded by large heritage trees, plants, and flowers. 


North Point Mall

North Point Mall offers more than 1.3 million square feet of retail space, and it is one of the largest malls in the country. The mall is anchored by The American Girl Store and The Cheesecake Factory. Just outside the mall, lie two movie theater complexes, an ice and roller skating facility, and a wide range of restaurants.

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Alpharetta quickly became one of the most highly sought after areas in metro Atlanta. Located in North Fulton County, just 25 miles away from Atlanta, it is an ideal location for families working in Fulton or Forsyth counties as well as commuters to the Dunwoody and Buckhead areas. 

Known as the “Technology City of the South,” Alpharetta is home to over 600 tech companies. Many Fortune 100 and 500 corporations are either headquartered in Alpharetta or have a major regional office presence here (HP, ADP, UPS, Verizon, Comcast, and McKesson to name a few). 

Available and modern office space, quality of life, and redundant fiber optic network make it easy for companies to start and grow here.



Education is a top priority for Alpharetta residents. The Fulton County Public School System was recently rated one of the Top 100 School Districts in Places You Can Afford by Money Magazine. Alpharetta is home to six high schools and five college campuses, and it is only a short distance away from the numerous colleges and universities located in Atlanta.

In an interview with Biz Journal, Dr. Roger Tuttelow, an economics professor at Mercer University, said “In Alpharetta’s case, the advantage of having very good public schools, coupled with very active and recruiting businesses, make it a very attractive place to relocate to.”


Buy a Home in Alpharetta

RE/MAX Prestige offers a custom search engine allowing you to customize your search criteria while looking for a home in Alpharetta. 

Save your favorite listings and set up an email alert that will notify you whenever a new home in Alpharetta that meets your criteria becomes available. 

Our agents are standing by to help you find your perfect home in Alpharetta today.

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Sell a Home in Alpharetta

We sell more because we do more! With RE/MAX Prestige you know your Alpharetta home will be elevated above the competition to be seen by as many qualified buyers as possible, for the best offers. 

Our agents do not rely only on the old-school, traditional real estate marketing techniques. We deliver a wide-reaching marketing message to a large pool of buyers. 

In today’s real estate market, our powerful custom marketing strategies deliver amazing results for our Alpharetta real estate sellers.


More Information

Looking for more information about Alpharetta Real Estate? Be sure to fill out the form on the right or call us at 678-879-8451 as soon as possible. Some other popular areas in North Atlanta: Johns Creek Real Estate, Roswell Real Estate, Cumming Real Estate, Milton Real Estate, Buckhead Real Estate.

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