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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Alpharetta is a town in Georgia with a population of 64,672. Alpharetta is in Fulton County and is one of the best places to live in Georgia. Living in Alpharetta offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Alpharetta there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Alpharetta and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Alpharetta are highly rated.
About Alpharetta...
Population
64,672

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$392,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,375
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Alpharetta Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    83.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    10.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    16.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    143.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,259.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    66.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    27%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    40%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Alpharetta

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$105,908
National
$55,322
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Alpharetta Reviews

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A quiet, northern suburb of Atlanta. Excellent schools, weather, parks, and entertainment! Great for families and overall a great place to live in. The downtown scene is filled with local mom/pop restaurants and businesses. The holiday decorations are a sight to see! Overall recommended :)
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Alpharetta is a beautiful and safe community located north of Atlanta Georgia. It features great schools, safe communities, friendly people and many things to do! My favorite place to go is the Avalon! It is an outdoor mall with stores like lulu lemon, athleta and urban outfitters + many more AND it features a live band on fridays, multiple restaurants and amazing scenery.
I would not change growing up and living in Alpharetta for anything! Alpharetta is constantly developing and improving. They have added a very trendy downtown area which offers something for everyone: breweries, restaurants, shopping, and childrens' areas. Its a perfect place for a nice afternoon with the family or a date night with your significant other.
The schools in the area are some of the best in the state. I say this based on my own education k-12 in the local schools: Crabapple Crossing, Northwestern, and Milton.
Unfortunately, Alpharetta is not very diverse. I would like to see it improve its affordability and access to public transportation to make it available for all classes of people. I would say this is the one downside.
With a little bit more social progression, Alpharetta really can be a place for everyone!