Travel twenty seven miles north of downtown Atlanta, on Highway 19 and you’re in the City of Alpharetta, Georgia.
Alpharetta is a charming modern city with a small-town flavor and good-neighbor values. People stop to great each other on the street and the downtown shops have a quaint and welcoming presence.
Eclectic eateries, funky galleries, and colorful food trucks create a unique fun atmosphere in the downtown area. People sit and mingle in the open areas, enjoying the surroundings.
Alpharetta has deep roots being established as a city in 1858 and it later became the seat of government for Milton County. It was torn by civil war, by smallpox and by the Great Depression, but Alpharetta survived to become a modern city.
With a population of 70,000 living in Alpharetta, more than 35,000 people commute into the city each day to work. While Alpharetta was first settled as an agrarian area, today it is known as the “Technology City of the South”. There are over 600 technology companies in the greater Alpharetta area. In recent years, leading edge technology companies have made their home in Alpharetta, Georgia.
Alpharetta prepared the way to welcome the technology sector to their city by installing hundreds of miles of fiber optic cable underground two decades ago. While holding strong to the values and heritage of the past, Alpharetta is very much a forward-thinking city, meeting the challenges of today and paving a path to advancement for tomorrow. If you need gutter work just call the guys over at gutter cleaning Alpharetta.
The food trucks on Food Truck Alley, Old Roswell Street are not to be missed. From early spring until late fall there is a rotating assortment of unique tasty treats available in the colorful food trucks parked along Old Roswell Street in downtown Alpharetta. With names like Mighty Meatballs, The Deep South Biscuit Company, Bollywood Zing, Blaxican, Sno Bayou, and Happy Belly, each of the trucks offers a unique taste experience. The fun festival atmosphere includes music performances which add to the pleasure. Food Truck Alley, Old Roswell Street is a must see stop on your trip to Alpharetta.
Alpharetta made the Forbes list of 25 best places to live in America. In the 2012 USA Census Alpharetta was the 6th fastest growing city in America. With a diverse population, Alpharetta has enjoyed the growth brought by technology jobs. Alpharetta Schools are highly rated state-wide.
Housing in Alpharetta is modern and affordable. More than 90% of homes in Alpharetta were built since 1980.
Bus routes are accessible and travel to Atlanta is very convenient on one of several MARTA routes.
The Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park offers a unique concert-going experience. Located at 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta the 12,000 capacity, open-air stadium features intimate performances by renowned singers, popular comedians and bands, and the Atlanta Symphony. The very special space allows a feeling of blending artistry into the natural landscape.
Popular brew pubs such as Hop Alley, and a wide range of cuisine such as PURE Taqueria, Salt Factory and others popular nightspots keep the city moving into the early morning hours.
There are plenty of shopping and movie theaters available also.
Avalon is a neighborhood in the heart of Alpharetta. It has a shopping and cinema complex which is the hub of local culture and activity. It’s also an area of ongoing growth for high quality residences as well as shopping and entertainment venues.
Additionally, there are other large shopping malls throughout the Alpharetta area.
Residents of Alpharetta benefit from large open parks which are friendly for the whole family. Wills Park is the largest. It contains tennis courts, a swimming pool, a recreation center, pavilions, and a special event center, as well as a dog park and much more. Wills Park is adjoined to a 50-acre Equestrian Center. Events and programs are scheduled throughout the year.
We can’t mention parks without talking about the very special Big Creek Greenway. With a 12 foot wide, 8 mile long meandering path Big Creek Greenway is an invitation to personally meet Mother Nature in all her beauty and variety, from the convenience of a city promenade. It is enjoyed by walkers, joggers, mountain bikers, inline roller bladders, and day dreamers. You may encounter deer, blue heron, ducks or Canada geese as they pass along the way, following the winding creek.
Alpharetta is at the same time both vintage and modern, classic and new-age. It is a wonderful well-balanced mixture of yesterday, today and tomorrow. It is not to be missed.