Established in 1858, Alpharetta was the seat of government for Milton County until it merged with Fulton County in 1932. From a population of 3,000 in 1980 to one of more than 65,000 today, this city has grown with the times but still aims to keep a tight-knit community feel.

Key Features

Family Friendly: Located outside of I-285 to the north of Atlanta, this affluent city is a destination for new families for its excellent school system and quality of life. It neighbors Johns Creek, Roswell, and Milton, and enjoys the wealth of amenities these cities offer as well.

Technology Central: Alpharetta has recently become a destination for tech-centered companies, such as General Electric, Hewlett-Packard, and Microsoft, and is sometimes called “The Tech City of the South.” The population almost doubles during the workday commute, as residents of other cities drive here for work and play.

Nest Picks

Downtown Alpharetta Shops

Whether you're looking for a sit-down culinary experience or a quick bite on the go, for a luxury boutique or a chain retailer, Downtown Alpharetta has it all. They also host live music, shopping events, and wine strolls. Be sure to check out the Alpharetta Food Truck Alley in the summer for a rotating collection of food trucks and live music!

European Market

This fabulous event runs for just a couple days at a time, but is a can't-miss experience. Visitors will experience local artisans and those who have traveled from around the country to showcase their wares in Downtown Alpharetta. Contained under one large tent, this event truly feels like a world of its own.

Citizen Soul

With a focus on seasonal flavors, this pub-style restaurant aims to bring California cuisine to the South. Look for their craft beer and cocktail menu alongside a beautiful space which often plays host to live music.

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