Alpharetta

Located north of Atlanta is Alpharetta, one of city’s most affluent and sought-after suburbs. Many commuters choose to call the city home, but it is also becoming an important business and technology hub in its own right. Alpharetta is also one of the most family-friendly cities in Metro Atlanta, thanks to its fine schools and outdoor activities.

Local Attractions

The country club lifestyle is common throughout Alpharetta, and many of its golf courses have received national recognition. Some popular ones include the Golf Club of Georgia, Atlanta National Golf Club, and the Country Club of the South. Alpharetta is also home to one of the biggest malls in the country, North Point Mall, which is home to stores like Dillard’s, Von Maur, Banana Republic, Michael Kors, and White House Black Market. It also features a movie theater, food court, American Girl Bistro, and carousel. The Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park is a great place to catch an intimate concert on a date night or a free summer movie with the family. The city also offers many fun annual activities like Taste of Alpharetta and the Annual Tree Lighting Celebration. For those who love the outdoors, Alpharetta offers many acres of parks and green spaces, including the Big Creek Greenway walking, running, and biking trails.

Real Estate

In 2013, the average home in Alpharetta sold for around $400,000. While new and established family-friendly neighborhoods and subdivisions with numerous amenities make up the majority of the city’s real estate, you’ll also find apartments, townhomes, farms, and upscale gated communities. Popular neighborhoods include The Falls of Autry Mill, Glen Abbey, Kimball Farms, Nesbit Lakes, Six Hills, Alpharetta Estates, and Ardsley Park.

Schools

Alpharetta falls within the Fulton County School System and is home to some of the best schools in the United States. Northview High School graduates usually have some of the best SAT scores in the state. Chattahoochee High School is a National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence. Many students also attend one of Alpharetta’s fine private institutions, such as King’s Ridge Christian School, The Lionheart School, or St. Francis School.

The Lifestyle

Compared to many other Atlanta suburbs, Alpharetta feels as if it’s worlds away from the city, but in reality, a short drive down Georgia 400, puts you in the heart of Atlanta. Whether you commute or work in the city, you can rest assured knowing your family is growing up in an environment where safety, excellent academics, and fun activities are all the rule, rather than the exception.

Alpharetta Homes for Sale

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Market Snapshot

The average sales price for a home in Alpharetta $467,698
Alpharetta Home Prices compared to the rest of North Atlanta +6.1%
The year over year change in Alpharetta home prices +3.8%