Quality of Life

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  • Alpharetta Living

Alpharetta, Georgia’s Connected City, is more than just one of the region’s primary business centers, we’re also surrounded by exceptional housing options both in-town and out. Our neighborhoods offer contemporary architecture, impressive school systems with high graduation rates and impressive ACT scores and open green spaces.

Our city community comes together around a thriving entertainment and cultural scene that spans from shopping concourses and large theaters to food trucks and craft breweries all connected through a combination of rural trails and urban by-ways.

There’s a reason why Money Magazine named us the Number One Place to Live in Georgia. Whether you’re a committed parent or a recent college grad, we’ve got plenty to see, do and write home about here in the City of Alpharetta.

Top 50 Best Places to Live

MONEY Magazine

The South's Friendliest Cities

Southern Living

  • The Connected Outdoors

Alpharetta Greenway construction began in 1995 and we have over 8 miles completed. The Alpha Loop, a multi-use path looping through Alpharetta, was introduced in 2016 as a long-term project to “Connect People to the Stuff” like our neighborhoods to activity centers, improve mobility, promote healthier lifestyles and enhance the quality of life of everyone who lives, works and spends time in our awesome community. In 2020, the first full segment of the Alpha Loop was completed, connecting Downtown Alpharetta to Avalon with several other sections under construction. The City is currently working on connection to the regional trail network. With more people walking there are fewer cars, helping traffic as well as the environment. There is also a human/social connection to others, not just nature.

Learn more about the Alpha Loop:

Beginning of the Alpha Loop

Alpha Loop Details

The Alpha Loop Story Map

  • Entertainment

How did we earn our place in Forbes’ “Top Ten Friendliest Cities in America” list? We didn’t do it by staying home all the time, that’s for sure. From events at the Ameris Bank Amphitheatre to TopGolf to browsing countless independently owned businesses, it’s hard not to meet (and love) your neighbor.

Learn more about things to do in Alpharetta from the Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau.

  • Dining

Food is more than just fuel—it’s an excuse to relax, converse and celebrate the people around us. Whether you’re into local gastropubs that brew their own craft beers or inventive restaurants that span the culinary cultural palate, we’ve got plenty of reasons to treat yourself.

Alpharetta is home to more than 200 eateries and the Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau has a great list of all the Alpharetta Restaurants.

  • Housing

Alpharetta has plenty of great housing options to choose from, and homes in our area have traditionally held or increased their value. Plus, 2/3 of the housing stock built in the last decade is within walkable, mixed-use districts that allow for seamless connection to community assets.


Houses Worth $200K+


Median Household Income

  • Schools

Being home to some of the best schools in Georgia is no small feat. It requires building a quality and connected community. Our students' performance show why the best and brightest call Alpharetta home. In addition, Alpharetta is home to a variety of colleges and universities offering continuing education, certificate programs and training.

Our public high schools boast a combined graduation rate of 94.4 percent, with an average ACT score of 24.5 and 70 percent of students participating in AP courses. The future of our city (and your family) is in great hands.


Graduation Rate


Avg. ACT Score


High School Students In AP Courses

Innovation Academy is a STEM magnate high school and guides students to one of three career pathways — healthcare, information technology and engineering with curriculums designed by Fulton County Schools and Georgia Tech.