Alpharetta GA is directly north of Atlanta on GA Hwy 400, in North Fulton County, about 14 miles north of the Midtown business district. Wikipedia estimates Alpharetta’s population at 43,424 in 2006.
Alpharetta was chartered as a city in 1858 and had previously been founded as a campground location. It became the county seat of Milton County, which later merged with Fulton County in 1931, the height of the Great Depression. Though the origins were inglorious, Alpharetta is now a prosperous area to work and live in, boasting many large national corporations, particularly along the Windward exit.
Alpharetta also boasts Verizon Amphitheatre at Encore Park, a new outdoor concert venue which hosts many nationally known musical groups during the summer months. Just west of 400 is a traditional downtown area, with a courthouse and a nice walkable area of shops and restaurants.
On the east side of GA Hwy 400 is the North Point Mall area with many additional shopping and eating opportunities.
Alpharetta also has a host of parks and top-notch schools, so it’s no surprise that the city is home to celebrities, pro athletes and ordinary folks too!
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Here is a map showing Alpharetta in relation to Atlanta: