Communities/Alpharetta, Georgia

Life In Alpharetta, Georgia

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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... 

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Internet Speed Rating

1200 Mbps

Closest Airport

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport • 35 mi

Weather (High/Low)

88 / 35

Median Home Value (3BR, 2BA)


Alpharetta: FUN FACT

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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