Located just 20 minutes north of Atlanta via Georgia 400, Alpharetta has long been one of most popular suburban cities in the metro area. It has a reputation for its upscale homes, immaculate golf courses and country clubs, unlimited shopping and dining opportunities, and excellent schools and recreation activities for children. Alpharetta is a friendly city where you will meet everyone from local professional athletes to soccer moms when you head out to the grocery store or a trendy restaurant for dinner. You will make friends with your neighbors and find yourself spending your weekends at events like the Taste of Alpharetta, visiting the city’s seasonal farmers’ market, and cheering on the local kids at a Little League game.
In recent years, the city has also become quite a business hub with dozens of major companies moving their headquarters or regional offices to the city. This makes it an excellent choice for busy professionals who want to live a suburban lifestyle without losing hours of time to weekly commutes.
But Alpharetta is a great place to be during weekends, too. Some of the state’s most prestigious country clubs and golf courses are located in the city or in other nearby parts of North Fulton County. The North Georgia Mountains are less than an hour away, and two of Georgia’s largest recreational lakes, Lake Lanier and Lake Allatoona, are also just a quick drive away.