Welcome to Alpharetta
Alpharetta is a suburb of Atlanta located just 22 miles north of Atlanta and 29 miles from Hartsfield Jackson International Airport. With an impressive roster of estate properties, condos, and more, Alpharetta homes for sale are hard to pass up. Alpharetta is no stranger to luxurious homes with historic charm. Traditional features such as gabled roofs and shuttered windows blend with modern details such as sky-high ceilings.
Homes for sale in Alpharetta are found in one of Atlanta’s largest suburbs and comprise a number of amazing communities. The Windward community is a master-planned, mixed-use development that features a variety of real estate, mid-rise office buildings that are home to IBM, HP, Lucent, and Nortel to name a few, and a vast array of dining and shopping selections. Country Club of the South is also located in Alpharetta, and it’s where many of Atlanta's highest-profile celebrities live. You will find some of Atlanta's most lavish real estate, grand estate homes, and reputed equestrian facilities in this area.
Alpharetta is home to a large population of young professionals who have higher incomes. There is also a large portion of young families. Given Alpharetta’s central location, many professionals commute to downtown Atlanta. Formerly called Milton, the trading post village was incorporated and later became Alpharetta. It is said that the name came from the Greek phrase for the first town.
Financial need during the Great Depression warranted a merger with Fulton County, within which the town now resides. Alpharetta is chock-full of exciting activities for residents of Alpharetta homes, including a summer farmers’ market, the Big Creek Greenway where residents can enjoy miles of walking paths, and Food Truck Alley, a Thursday evening food truck event. The Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre hosts hundreds of events over the course of a year.
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