Quality of Life

There's no question that one of the things that set Alpharetta apart from the rest is our high quality of life. With access to some of Georgia's best schools, fine dining and more than 150+ annually, it's no wonder why people young and old choose to live here.


Public Schools

Alpharetta’s public education is run by the Fulton County School System. With more than 96,700 students, it is Georgia’s 4th largest school system and the largest charter system. Some of the top performing schools in Fulton County can be found serving Alpharetta.

  • 5 High Schools - Serving Greater Alpharetta Area GA's Top 15 High Schools Office of Student Achievement
  • 7 High Schools - Serving Greater Alpharetta Area AP Honor Schools Fulton County School System

Parks and Recreation

With 20 recreation sites, including 13 parks, four indoor facilities, one  school recreation area and an 8-mile enclosed greenway trail, Alpharetta boasts an abundance of green space. Our Alpharetta Recreation and Parks Department provides year-round sports, activities and special events and is nationally accredited and recognized for its outstanding programs for children, adults, and seniors.

  • 700+ Acres of Parks and Recreations
  • 4 Indoor Facilities
  • 20 Recreational Sites


Alpharetta stays fun and active with more than 150 events held every year. From the the Taste of Alpharetta, the annual tradition for 50,000 families, foodies and festival-goers to try over 60 restaurants. To our weekly Food Truck Alley event and Farmers Market. There is no shortage of things to do in our city.


Alpharetta is served by some of the nations most qualified, affordable and efficient healthcare systems in the county according to the Metro Atlanta Chamber. This metro-wide healthcare community includes more than 90 hospitals and psychiatric care centers, over 13,000 licensed physicians and over 100,000 healthcare practitioners. Some of the best in Atlanta are right here in Alpharetta.

North Fulton Hospital

North Fulton Hospital

North Fulton Hospital (NFH) is a 202-bed acute care hospital between Roswell and Alpharetta in North Fulton County. Established on a 47-acre tract in 1983, the hospital has been meeting the medical and healthcare needs of residents of North Fulton, Forsyth, East Cobb, East Cherokee and West Gwinnett counties for more than a quarter of a century. The hospital has a medical staff of more than 400 affiliated physicians, employs an additional 900 healthcare professionals and has an active volunteer staff of more than 200.



The Northside/Alpharetta Medical Campus offers comprehensive outpatient services and community programming. Conveniently located in Alpharetta off the GA-400 this 140-acre campus is home to more than 200 of Atlanta’s top physicians providing preventive and healing care from general surgery to pediatrics.


Public Safety


  • 104 Sworn Police Officers
  • 86 Certified Firefighters

The Alpharetta Public Safety Department is a modern and proactive law enforcement agency, combining police, fire, and emergency–911 services in a consolidated command and administrative structure. Responding with a coordinated emergency response, the Public Safety Department is committed to providing a safe, secure, and livable city for our residents, businesses, and visitors.

In addition to public safety response services, the Public Safety Department is actively engaged with our community. Public Safety personnel conducted informative crime prevention, identity theft, child safety, loss prevention, and various other presentations at 45 Police and Citizens Together (PACT) neighborhood meetings, 35 Business Watch meetings, 163 fire safety events, 44 business fire drills, 176 car seat inspections, and 60 scout/school/other meetings.

Through strong partnerships with our community, the Public Safety Department can ensure Alpharetta remains safe, secure, and an excellent place to live, work, and play for the present and into the future.