Quality of Life

No matter how much time you spend at the office, we all have to clock out and relax a bit.

Alpharetta Living

Alpharetta’s more than just one of the friendliest cities in America. We’ve got excellent housing options featuring contemporary architecture, thriving school systems with high graduation rates at around 90%, impressive ACT scores, and an entertainment scene that stretches to sprawling shopping concourses and large theaters to food trucks and craft breweries.

Most cities will claim they offer “something for everyone.” But ever since Forbes named us the “#1 Place to Relocate in America,” well, we like to think we’re pretty convincing.

  • Top 50 Best Places to Live MONEY Magazine
  • The South's Friendliest Cities Southern Living


Our many workspaces and office buildings are state-of-the-art, but we admit that they’d make a lousy home. Thankfully, Alpharetta has plenty of great housing options to choose from.

More than 90% of our houses were built in 1980 or later, which explains why 94% of our houses are worth $200,000 or more. And if you’re bringing (or starting) a big family, we can accommodate—nearly a third of our homes offer 9 or more rooms.

  • 90% Houses built in 1980 or later
  • 94% Houses worth $200k+
  • $102,061 Median Household Income

MARTA Routes

When you want to take a trip to the Atlanta area, you won’t have to worry about fighting the traffic. Alpharetta includes three convenient MARTA routes throughout the city.

Bus Route 85 Schedule

Bus Route 140 Schedule

Bus Route 143 Schedule

Bus Route 185 Schedule


Alpharetta’s workforce is highly educated, but we wouldn’t be doing our jobs if we didn’t expect great things from our students as well. Our [public] high schools boast a combined graduation rate of 94.4 percent, and with an average ACT score of 24.5 and 70 percent of students participating in AP courses, the future of our city (and your family) is in great hands.

  • 94.4% Graduation Rate
  • 24.5 Avg. ACT Score
  • 70% Students in AP Courses


How did we earn our place in Forbes’ “Top Ten Friendliest Cities in America” list? We didn’t do it by staying home all the time, that’s for sure. From the Ameris Bank Amphitheatre to TopGolf  to countless independently owned businesses, it’s hard not to love thy neighbor.

Learn more about things to do in Alpharetta from the Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau.


Food is more than just fuel—it’s an excuse to relax, converse, and celebrate the people around us. Whether you’re into local gastropubs that brew their own craft beers or inventive restaurants that span the culinary cultural palate, we’ve got plenty of reasons to treat yourself.

Alpharetta is home to more than 200 eateries and the Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau has a great list of all the Alpharetta Restaurants.