A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$327,000
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,184
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    20
    273
  • Murder
    2
    6
  • Rape
    5
    41
  • Robbery
    22
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    196
    525
  • Theft
    1,681
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    53
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$92,839
National
$53,889
Children
24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    40%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Alpharetta Reviews

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Alpharetta is the perfect place to raise a family with four children! The people are wonderful. The area is beautiful. The community is one that you really want to be a part of in every aspect. There always seems to be something happening to bring people together like free concerts in the summer in Avalon which is a gorgeous area with high end shopping and great restaurants including a very comfortable movie theater, for example. Also, it feels like you never meet a stranger here meaning everyone you talk with throughout the day is helpful and kindhearted (for the most part.) It is just a special place to live! So when are you moving in? :)
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In the 1830s, the Cherokee people in Georgia and elsewhere in the South were forcibly relocated to the Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma) under the Indian Removal Act. Pioneers and farmers later settled on the newly vacated land, situated along a former Cherokee trail stretching from the North Georgia mountains to the Chattahoochee River.[4]
One of the first permanent landmarks in the area was the New Prospect Camp Ground (also known as the Methodist Camp Ground), located beside a natural spring near what is now downtown Alpharetta.[4] It later served as a trading post for the exchanging of goods among settlers.[4]
Known as the town of Milton through July 1858, the city of Alpharetta was chartered on December 11, 1858, with boundaries extending in a 0.5-mile (0.80 km) radius from the city courthouse.[4] It served as the county seat of Milton County until 1931, when Milton County was merged with Fulton
-The above information is provided via Wikipedia.
Very involved little downtown - so many cute specialty shops because it's the rich suburbs. It's really nice because there is a great mix of classes, housing, and job types. Very nice and wholesome area. Great for kids. Fireworks are fantastic on the 4th of July, and so is the Old Soldiers' Day Parade. There are three groups of people as well : the mostly caucasian baby boomers who live in the smaller ranches and farmhouses, the people of many different races that live in the apartments/condos/smaller townhouses nearby, and the caucasian and indian middle class and upper middle class that either work in town or in the booming /expanding tech companies that are locating nearby.

Overall, it makes for a very nice, friendly blending of communities and cultures. Very little prejudice or upset. I haven't actually seen any!