Alpharetta, Georgia is located in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains, just outside of Atlanta’s perimeter. Real estate is a hot commodity in Alpharetta due its close proximity to Atlanta, its upscale shopping possibilities in the North Point Mall area and its very impressive luxurious mansions tucked away in quiet and secluded neighborhoods. Alpharetta is considered to be one of the most attractive cities in North Atlanta’s suburbs. There are many great restaurants to choose from in the area, and it offers many wonderful parks, hiking and biking trails. Alpharetta also offers some of the best golf courses Georgia has to offer as well as highly desirable, first-class gated communities.
The real estate market in Alpharetta has been on the upswing for several years in a row and it shows no signs of slowing. There are luxury mansions for sale, re-sale homes in established subdivisions, condos, town homes and foreclosures available. Alpharetta is one of the most affluent communities in the state. There are just under 50,000 people living in the city but during the work day this number rises to more than 120,000 as there are over 3,600 businesses located here. Forbes ranked this city as the number one “relo-ville” in the entire U.S. in 2009.
Alpharetta is just a 25 minute drive from downtown Atlanta. The hustle and bustle of the big city seems much further away as the focus here is on a much more peaceful suburban lifestyle that features green grass, trails and outdoor venues perfect for the person or family living an active lifestyle. Alpharetta is the ideal city for families or for the up-and-comers who are seeking a life near the Atlanta metro area.