Alpharetta resides in North Fulton County and is about 22 miles north of downtown Atlanta, within a reasonable commute to the city. The City of Alpharetta was established on December 11, 1858 and later became the seat of Milton County. In 1932, Milton County merged with Fulton County during the Great Depression. Alpharetta was an agriculture community until about the 1980's, after which it blossomed into one of the most prosperous cities in the United States. Today, Alpharetta is one of the most populated cities in Georgia. It is known for some of the best schools in the United States, as well as the large number of tech companies that have dubbed Alpharetta the "Technology City of the South". Along with the successful economic growth of the city, real estate in Alpharetta became prosperous, as well.
All Alpharetta Homes for Sale can be found in our Quick Search side navigation menu, where you will find luxury homes, country clubs, popular neighborhoods, gated communities, new homes, condos and townhomes, ranch homes, homes on acreage, foreclosures, raw land and more. Below are some of the most popular subdivisions and lifestyles Alpharetta GA has to offer.
Alpharetta Neighborhoods: Some of the best neighborhoods in Alpharetta include Glen Abbey homes for sale, Deerlake, Ellard, Nesbit Lakes, Tuxford, the Crabapple community, Echelon and Windward, the latter two of which are Alpharetta Country Club communities. There are many other beautiful Alpharetta neighborhoods to choose from, however, so be sure to view all Alpharetta homes for sale in your price range.
Country Clubs in Alpharetta: Echleon and Windward homes for sale are the two golf communities that offer Alpharetta country club homes for sale. You will also find them in our Alpharatta menu. Please visit our Johns Creek and Milton web pages for the golf country club communities they have to offer. Echelon and Windward vary greatly in location, price range and amenities. Echelon is located just north of the Crabapple Community and offers luxury Alpharetta homes for sale in a prestigious, gated, golf country club setting starting around $900K. Echelon golf club is one of the top in Georgia. Windward is located in the north central section of Alpharetta with great Hwy 400 access. Windward is a beautiful, very large and popular master planned community with many subdivisions and homes to choose from spanning a wide price range of about $185K - $2.4M, including golf front and lake front homes. The Golf Club of Georgia and beautiful Lake Windward are two sought after amenities the Windward community and Alpharetta has to offer.
Foreclosed Homes: Very few Alpharetta Foreclosures come available, because Alpharetta is a community that is not as easily affected by economic swings and real estate market changes. For this reason, when foreclosures do occur, they are likely to be a very hot commodity with multiple offers, so be prepared to present your highest and best.
Gated Communities: Gated communities provide comfort, security and privacy that only a gated home can offer. A few of the Gated Communities in Alpharetta include sections of Windward, Eastgate and Enclave at Glen Abbey. Gated homes and communities typically hold their value well. You can anticipate gated homes in Alpharetta GA to be in the mid to upper price ranges.
Land for Sale: Some folks prefer to buy land and build their dream home, whether it be a desire to customize every detail, have better control over the building process or find wide open spaces. Raw land for sale in Alpharetta is a scarce commodity, however, so you may also want to consider land for sale in other neighboring communities. Alpharetta land for sale typically demands top dollar, when available.
Luxury Homes: Alpharetta luxury home buyers have plenty to choose from in the $800K and above price range. Luxury homes in Alpharetta GA include luxury country club communities, luxury gated communities, luxury townhomes, luxury new homes, luxury lake homes and luxury acreage homes.
New Homes: New homes in Alpharetta GA are certainly sought after real estate these days. Due to Alpharetta being a mostly established area, however, there are not many new homes for sale at any given time. New home construction also tends to be in the mid to upper price ranges for residential homes for sale. For this reason, new home buyers often consider new townhomes in Alpharetta, as an alternative.
Ranch Homes: Ranch homes are a sought after floor plan by many buyers, yet there are not many ranch homes in Alpharetta GA at any given time or price range. Ranch homes are actually very limited in most North Metro Atlanta cities.
Townhomes and Condos: Condos and Townhomes for sale in Alpharetta offer a good alternative to Alpharetta homes. They are typically low maintenance and there is a good selection of them in several price points. Some gorgeous, luxury Alpharetta townhomes are available, including in the Avalon area. At the time of this posting, there is also a nice selection of new townhomes in Alpharetta. And there are a few townhome communities that will provide entry level real estate for sale in this higher than average market area.
In addition to the popular subdivisions, country clubs and lifestyles Alpharetta has to offer, homes for sale in Alpharetta offer many features that are sought after by home buyers. For your convenience, we have included them in our Quick Search menu, along with an Alpharetta zip code and school district search.
Acreage homes offer privacy, will allow you to stretch your toes a bit and may allow room for a garden. A bedroom on main has many functions, including an office, nursery, library, media room or in-law suite. Master on the main is very convenient, but could reduce the floor space of other living areas on the main depending upon the floor plan and price range. A keeping room is one of my most favorite features and is the heart of the home. A sitting room is wonderful in the master bedroom, especially if privacy is needed. An inlaw or teen suite is typically located in the basement and can be a very valuable and functional feature if constructed well. Finished basements also sometimes include a home theater, which are wildly popular. A fenced backyard is wonderful to have, but can also be added later if you're not finding the perfect home with one in place. An inground pool is one of those features that is either really liked or disliked and this often depends upon whether a family has young children or if a buyer wants to manage the up keep of a pool. A 3+ car garage is very handy to have, whether for an additional car or to store a boat or lawn equipment. And 3 or 4 sided brick homes are just a smart choice when available. They usually cost more on the front side, but less over time because they don't require painting.
Some Alpharetta zip codes are more sought after than others with home buyers. The zip codes in our Alpharetta Quick Search menue will help you narrow down your results to only those listings within the zip codes you seek. Homes in zip code 30009 are largely in Alpharetta and located on the west side of Hwy 400, which includes Avalon, the Downtown District and the Crabapple Community. There is also a small section of Alpharetta homes in the far west and northwest sections of the city with homes in zip code 30004, but the bulk of listings in this zip code are located in Milton. A good portion of homes in zip code 30005 are in Alpharetta and located on the northeast side of Hwy 400, which includes the Windward subdivisions. Homes in zip code 30022 are located in the southeast portion of Alpharetta. A good percentage of real estate located in this zip code is in Johns Creek.
The Alpharetta school district is sought after by many home buyers. US News Best High Schools, has ranked Alpharetta HS 6th in Georgia, Milton HS 7th in Georgia and Chattahoochee HS 9th in Georgia. Very impressive! In our Alpharetta Quick Search menus, you will find the high schools that serve Alpharetta. Please note that most of these schools also serve portions of the surrounding cities, so there will be listings for them in each school district too. If you would like to search by elementary school, middle school or add further criteria to your search, just access our Advanced Search column through the Quick Search button at the top of the main Alpharetta page.
Alpharetta Georgia offers a vibrant, yet down to earth, friendly atmosphere with a strong sense of community. Quality of life is superb and the many successful local businesses in the area qualify Alpharetta as a live, work, play city.
Location: Georgia Hwy 400 runs through the center of the city, providing direct highway access to Buckhead, Midtown, Downtown Atlanta and the airport. Other major highways that connect Alpharetta are Hwy 9, Hwy 120 and Hwy 372.
Technology City of the South: The 2012 US Census labeled Alpharetta as the 6th fastest growing city. At the time of this post, Alpharetta has over 600 technology companies and has been dubbed the "Technology City of the South". Alpharetta also offers the largest surburban office market in Metro Atlanta. If you own a business, wish to start one or are just looking for good employment opportunities, Alpharetta has much to offer.
Marta: For those who prefer to commute via Marta instead of driving the highway, Alpharetta is well connected.
Demographics: According to the GrowAlpharetta.com website, about 95% of students graduate from high school. About 62% of residents have a Bachelors Degree or higher. Over 50% of household income is $100K or more.
Quality of Life: Alpharetta is a downright friendly town, confirmed by Forbes back in 2012 as one of the "Top Ten Friendliest Cities in America". There is so much culture, shopping, dining, special events and unique things to experience in Alpharetta, including Downtown Alpharetta, Avalon and Verizon Amphitheatre. Many residents here get out and mingle with their neighbors while taking advantage of all Alpharetta has to offer. See our list of "Things to Do in Alpharetta" further down the page.
Home Values: Alpharetta homes for sale and all other real estate in Alpharetta has continued to be a rising investment. Bar another housing crash, this is the forecast for the foreseeable future.
Alpharetta real estate in the north, east, south and west sections is diverse in the type of housing they offer and the overall feel. Alpharetta west of Georgia Hwy 400 is a hot real estate market that offers the most diverse selection of Alpharetta homes for sale. It includes the Downtown District, the quaint Alpharetta section of the Crabapple Community and the hugely popular Avalon and Verizon Amphitheatre. In the Downtown District, expect to pay high dollar for lofts, townhomes and some renovated older homes. The Crabapple Community continues to increase in value, as well.
The northeastern section of Alpharetta located on the east side of Georgia Hwy 400 is comprised mostly of the Windward community and the numerous subdivisions it offers. The further south you travel along the east side of Georgia 400, Alpharetta takes on the look and feel of Johns Creek with many neighborhoods to choose from. The southeast section of Alpharetta feels more like northeast Roswell in this close in location, just north of Holcomb Bridge Road.
The cities of Johns Creek and Milton were previously a part of the City of Alpharetta, until they both became incorporated on December 1, 2006. While this was an overall good change, from one real estate perspective it has presented a bit of a challenge for home owners, home buyers and Realtors alike. There are still numerous homes in Johns Creek and Milton that have an Alpharetta address, because Johns Creek, Milton nor the post office have mandated residents change them. There are also some Alpharetta addresses over the border into Forsyth County that are not actually within Alpharetta proper. Therefore, when homes are listed for sale in FMLS and MLS by address as required, the Johns Creek, Milton and Forsyth County listings that have an Alpharetta address are technically posted in the wrong city.
While many home buyers are aware of this issue today and search for homes in Alpharetta just to be sure they are not missing any listings that belong to these other areas, initially many home buyers were not aware of the incorporation or address issues. This resulted in some Johns Creek and Milton listings not receiving good showing traffic. Which, in turn, resulted in many Realtors adding a "shadow listing" in FMLS, which is a duplicate listing of the same property located under a second city to be sure the listing gets maximum exposure in cases like this.
Many sellers of these two incorporated cities have long since changed their address, but many haven't and this is still a cumbersome issue to deal with today when it comes to differentiating real estate in Alpharetta proper from these other areas. Each of these areas are quite diverse and buyers often prefer one over the other. The City of Alpharetta is more of an in town location today, much of which centers around Hwy 400. Milton is more of a rural area with estates, country clubs and horse farms. Johns Creek is an expensive, upscale, technology area further away from the highway.
So what are the boundaries of Alpharetta? We drew a polygon Alpharetta Map Search for you that reflects Alpharetta's boundaries. You can use that search page to view all Alpharetta homes, if you prefer.
If you are planning on moving to Alpharetta, we'd be glad to assist you with your real estate purchase here. We work with many relocation buyers. We have worked with many relocation companies, as well, and many of them will allow you to select a Realtor of your choice if you request one.
Residents enjoy the historic charm of Downtown Alpharetta and nearby Crabapple. Avalon is a fabulous, upscale and walkable 86 acre shopping district full of local culture and activities with restaurants, a movie theater and central park that can be used for musicians or converted into a skating rink. North Point Mall is a premier shopping center with over 1.3 million sq ft of retail space. Verizon Amphitheatre is a beautiful park-like venue for concert goers, nestled on 45 open acres under the stars. Big Creek Greenway is an 8 mile paved scenic path through the woods for walking, jogging, biking and rollerblading. Alpharetta real estate is also close to Lake Lanier, which offers beautiful sandy beaches and all water sports, including fishing, boating and jet skiing. Alpharetta also offers many fabulous restaurants, but one of the most unique and fun experiences is the Alpharetta Food Truck Alley presented by the City of Alpharetta and Fork in the Road every Thursday evening.
For listing availability, property questions, to see Homes for Sale in Alpharetta or for assistance with buying and selling, contact us directly at 770-402-2900 or by email to put our local Alpharetta knowledge and expertise to work for you. We look forward to helping you with your real estate needs. - Anita Davis, Realtor Alpharetta GA -
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