For many years since its early beginnings in the mid-1800s, the rural community of Alpharetta remained fairly small and experienced only modest growth.  In recent years, however, more and more people began discovering this hidden gem, conveniently located just a half-hour from Atlanta.  Today, not only is this bustling community one of the fastest growing cities in the country, but it also offers some of the best suburban living in the southeast, causing Forbes to put Alpharetta at the top of its list of 25 Best Places to Move.

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Real Estate

Alpharetta offers a wide range of homes at a variety of price points, making it accessible for many erent income levels. Homes choices range from modest single-family dwellings to multi million dollar mansions.  Most of Alpharetta’s growth has occurred within the last several years, so over 90 percent of dwellings have been recently built and over 20 percent of homes are less than 20 years old.  Appreciation rates have also been quite healthy here over the last couple of years as the real estate market has boomed here, making homes in Alpharetta a good investment.

Attractions and Amenities

Alpharetta offers numerous dining and shopping opportunities, including the revitalized historic downtown area featuring trendy shops, indoor/outdoor dining, and living opportunities. Avalon is a luxury community infusing resort-level hospitality throughout a walkable, community of shopping, dining, hotel, a movie theater, a calendar of social events and living & working accomodations. North Point Mall offers a fine selection of department stores, retail stores and restaurants  The 12,000-seat Ameris Amphitheatre is a venue that hosts numerous concerts by major touring acts and events throughout the year. You will also find two popular breweries located here. Alpharetta also boasts plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities, from Top Golf, to its several well-kept parks and green spaces to the 8-mile Big Creek Greenway Trail, perfect for jogging, walking and biking through the woods and wetlands.


Public Schools
Public schools in Alpharetta are administered by the Fulton County School System, one of the largest and highest-ranked school districts in the state. Students usually attend one of the following:

Elementary schools:

  • Alpharetta Elementary School
  • Birmingham Falls Elementary
  • Cogburn Woods Elementary
  • Crabapple Crossing Elementary
  • Creek View Elementary
  • Lake Windward Elementary
  • Manning Oaks Elementary
  • New Prospect Elementary
  • Summit Hill Elementary

Middle school:

  • Webb Bridge Middle School
  • Hopewell Middle School
  • Northwestern Middle School

High School:

  • Alpharetta High School
  • Cambridge High School
  • Milton High School

Students K-8 may also enroll in Amana Academy, a charter school in Alpharetta administered by Fulton County Schools.

Private Schools

Several private schools in the area are also convenient to Alpharetta students. These include:

  • Chandler Academy (grades K-8)
  • King’s Ridge Christian School (grades K-12)
  • St. Francis Schools (grades K-12)

To begin your search for the perfect home in Alpharetta, Georgia, call the Sonenshine Team at 404-290-0814!  We look forward to serving you!

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