No matter how much time you spend at the office, we all have to clock out and relax a bit.
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 and 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 25 Best Places to Move Forbes
- 6th Fastest Growing City U.S. Census, 2012
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 percent of our houses were built in 1980 or later, which explains why 83 percent 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.
- 91% Houses built in 1980 or later
- 83.4% Houses worth $200k+
- 30% Houses feature 9+ rooms
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 95.5 percent, and with an average ACT score of 23.8 and 65 percent of students participating in AP courses, the future of our city (and your family) is in great hands.
- 95.5% Combined Graduation Rate
- 23.8 Avg. ACT Score
- 65% 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 brand new $600 Avalon entertainment concourse to excellent events at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park to countless independently owned businesses, it’s hard not to love thy neighbor.
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. And don’t miss Food Truck Thursdays, featuring the city’s finest mobile kitchens bringing delightful dishes to your neighborhood.
The Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau has a great list of all the Alpharetta Eateries.