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    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
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Alpharetta is a town in Georgia with a population of 63,929. Alpharetta is in Fulton County and is one of the best places to live in Georgia. Living in Alpharetta offers residents a 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
63,929

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$364,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,323
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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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
    16.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    1.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    33
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    143.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,582.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    52.5
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    38%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Alpharetta

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$98,489
National
$55,322
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Alpharetta Reviews

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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!
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In the name of progress, Alpharetta has set about tearing down all the old buildings. Unlike Roswell that still retains some of it’s character, Alpharetta has set to making high-rise apartments and town homes that risk to take away the skyline. There is a genuine risk of the city eventually being overcrowded, as there will be no one to afford the high prices of the town homes. Shopping centers like Avalon populate, one is enough, but they will make several with stores with very high prices. The homeless population is growing and the Marta will eventually connect them to the area. It’s a traffic disaster. All in the name of “progress” thanks city council!
This city is the crown of the south! Alpharetta is full of life, especially in its exciting downtown. Alpharetta's downtown is filled with throngs of eclectic restaurants that each have their own distinct vibe, and the amazing "Avalon". What makes Alpharetta all the better is the sense of community that has been established in this vast, yet homey, suburban paradise. The community of Alpharetta is host to dozens of community events that celebrate; art, food, wildlife, and most importantly each other. Alpharetta is filled with love and is truly an excellent place to call home.