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Alpharetta, Georgia

urban • southeast, USA

Located in the heart of Alpharetta, the Avalon mixed-use development offers 500,000 square feet of retail, bars, restaurants, and services. Photo credit: 9wittgiggs /
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Located 30 miles from downtown Atlanta, Alpharetta is considered part of the greater Atlanta metropolitan area. The city is home to many large technology companies and is known as the “Tech Hub of the State.” With mild winters and hot and humid summers, Alpharetta provides the perfect place for outdoor enthusiasts who want to get out year-round. The city offers many parks for hiking, biking, and other activities, including Wills Park, Rock Mill Park, and Cogburn Park and Arboretum. Alpharetta is also known for its highly rated schools and offers plenty of family friendly activities. Rent an electric bike from Pedego Electric Bikes to traverse the Big Creek Greenway or plan an escape with the family at Urban Escape Games. Busy professionals can unwind at one of the many bars and restaurants, such as Currahee Brewing Company or Cherry Street Brewing Halcyon. Fans of the arts can take in a concert at Ameris Bank Amphitheater or gather with friends to paint pottery at All Fired Up. The Atlanta Airport is one of the busiest major hubs in the U.S. and passengers can book many direct flights both within the U.S. and internationally.



Internet Speed Rating

1200 Mbps

Closest Airport

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport • 35 mi

Weather (High/Low)

88 / 35

Median Home Value (3BR, 2BA)



First established as a trading post, local lore claims Alpharetta took its name from a fictional Native American girl named Bright Alfarata in the song, “The Blue Juniata.” The founders also thought the name was appropriate, as Alpha is the first letter in the Greek alphabet. The city was officially established in 1858.
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