Living in Alpharetta

The history of Alpharetta dates back to the 1830’s. From its humble beginnings as a trading post, the community found prosperity and the City of Alpharetta was established on December 11, 1858; later becoming the seat of government for Milton County.

Alpharetta remained a small, largely agrarian community through the early 1980’s, but shortly thereafter the city blossomed into one of the most prosperous communities in the United States.  The community that had a population of only 3,000 in 1980 today is home to more than 65,000 residents and sees its daytime population swell to more than 122,000 each workday.  Alpharetta boasts 4,632 workers per square mile, a ratio that exceeds metro areas such as Denver, Houston, Charlotte, Nashville, Austin and Atlanta.

Alpharetta is now Georgia’s 12th most populous city, boasts some of the best schools in the United States, and is known far and wide as the Technology City of the South due to the large number of tech-focused companies that call Alpharetta home.

Today, with all the trappings and success of a metropolitan city, Alpharetta remains known for its sense of community; an ideal environment for raising families, making friends, and enjoying a quality of life that is second to none.


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On The Map

Alpharetta covers roughly 27 square miles and is located in north Fulton County. Johns Creek is to the southeast and to the south and west is Roswell with Milton situated to the north. Downtown Alpharetta is 26 miles north of downtown Atlanta.

Fun Fact

Alpharetta is now referred to as “The New Buckhead.”

Bonnie's Bottom Line

Years ago, Alpharetta laid the foundational ground work to be a business and tech success story. They created a fiber optic infrastructure and supported high end mixed use developments, and a revitalized downtown making a perfect plan come together.  Alpharetta is the New Urbanism and the single best case for moving OTP.