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Overview

Introduction to Alpharetta, Georgia

Alpharetta, Georgia, in Fulton county, is 5 miles NE of Roswell, Georgia and 23 miles N of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is located in the Atlanta metropolitan area.

Alpharetta History

Alpharetta was founded along a Cherokee Indian Trail, stretching from the mountains of north Georgia to the Chattahoochee River. Initially, it was a small village called New Prospect Camp Ground consisting of tents and a log school. It became a trade post where white settlers and Indians exchanged goods. New Prospect Camp Ground was chartered and declared the county seat of Milton County in December of 1858. It got the name Alpharetta around the same time, which was derived from Greek and translates into "first town."

Alpharetta and nearby Attractions

  • Wills Park
  • Big Creek Greenway
  • Verizon Wireless Ampitheater
  • Autrey Mill Nature Preserve
  • Heritage Center
  • Golf Club of Georgia

Things To Do In Alpharetta

The Verizon Wireless Amphitheater was opened in May, 2008 and is a state of the art venue with 12,000 seats. It hosts diverse events like concerts, movie nights and community events. The North Point Mall offers excellent shopping and dining opportunities. It also has movie theaters and a roller and ice skating facility.

Alpharetta Transportation

Atlanta International Airport provides air transportation.

Alpharetta Higher Education

Higher education is provided by Gwinnett Technical College, Emory University and Life University.

People

Total Population 62,054
Male Share of the Population 50.5%
Female Share of the Population 49.5%
Senior Citizens 8.1%
Employed Population 16+ 30,244
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 60.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 63.3%
Median Earnings25+ $59,108
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,150
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,257

Wealth

Median Family Income $110,000
% Above Poverty Level 93.6%
% Below Poverty Level 6.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 10.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation 1%

Housing

People Living Alone 25.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,184
Median House Value $327,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 41.9%
US/American 0%
English 8.9%
Irish 10.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Alpharetta Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles NE of Roswell, Georgia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 23 miles N of Atlanta, Georgia
County Fulton
Metro Area Atlanta
Standard Zip Codes 30004, 30005, 30022
P.O. Box Zip Codes 30009, 30023
Phone Area Codes 770
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.075
Longitude -84.294

Alpharetta Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ALPHARETTA 4 SSW
Distance 5.2 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 50 F
Apr Temp 45 to 71 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 47 to 72 F
Annual Precip 51.8 inches
Station DALLAS 7 NE
Distance 26.9 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 50 F
Apr Temp 45 to 72 F
Jul Temp 66 to 89 F
Oct Temp 46 to 73 F
Annual Precip 54.4 inches
Station ATLANTA HARTSFIELD AP
Distance 31.6 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 52 F
Apr Temp 50 to 73 F
Jul Temp 71 to 89 F
Oct Temp 53 to 73 F
Annual Precip 50.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Doraville 10,650 $40,192
Duluth 28,294 $67,094
Dunwoody 47,727 $105,979
Norcross 16,103 $40,131
Roswell 93,471 $104,134
Sandy Springs 100,691 $99,907

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Alpharetta High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

MILTON HIGH SCHOOL
86 SCHOOL DRIVE
770-740-7000
Serves 2,630 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.5

CHATTAHOOCHEE HIGH SCHOOL
5230 TAYLOR ROAD
770-521-7600
Serves 2,146 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.3

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