Explore Alpharetta

Explore & Discover Alpharetta 

LAlpharetta is a beautiful and vibrant city located just to the north in Metro Atlanta. It offers a unique blend of excellent schools, incredible job opportunities, great shopping and cultural events and abundant green space. It’s home to Avalon, which is a fantastic retail development offering high-end shopping, excellent restaurants, a cinema, and residential homes for sale and rental apartments too. Alpharetta truly is one of the hottest markets in both commercial and residential real estate, but it’s been able to maintain its down-to-earth character. 

Alpharetta has an incredible quality of life and the city is filled with a range of exceptional residential neighborhoods. From swim/tennis/golf communities to urban lofts to neighborhoods with a sense of history. It’s a good idea to take some time to discover the distinct character of each neighborhood.

Along with restaurants, parks and entertainment venues, you’ll find a variety of neighborhood organizations, civic clubs, business associations and volunteer opportunities, as well.

You can find a comprehensive list of Alpharetta neighborhoods here.


One of the most appealing aspects of downtown Alpharetta is its small-town, historic charm. In the midst of bustling businesses and upscale shops, there are also small quaint restaurants, shabby-chic boutiques, consignment shops, and pet-friendly outdoor cafes. Nestled in the middle of it all is a brand new City Hall building in a beautiful park-like setting with sidewalks, park benches, and and street lamps. The area called Alpharetta City Center is also host to a calendar of events including fun runs, Taste of Alpharetta, holiday lighting events, street concerts and art festivals.

Click here for more information on all there is do see and do in Historic Downtown Alpharetta!

Special Attractions


Think upscale grown ups hang out! Avalon is the newest mixed-use, multi-purpose Alpharetta destination with streetlights, sidewalks, fountains and a central park space which can be used for concerts and Frisbee-throwing in the summer and converted to a Norman Rockwell postcard-perfect ice skating rink during the holidays! In addition to some of the area’s best boutiques, high-end shops and restaurants, and wine bars, Avalon also features elegant apartment homes and a full service hotel (Phase 2). On any given evening, people gather from all over the area to enjoy the many amenities and exciting events at Avalon. Great place for a family outing or a romantic date night out!

Click here for more information on the shops, restaurants, and events at Avalon. 

Verizon Amphitheater

If you’re a fan of the musical arts, you’ll love Alpharetta’s new outdoor special events facility, Verizon Amphitheatre! The 12,000-seat facility is located on 45 acres of land in the heart of Alpharetta just west of GA 400 in north Fulton County.  Verizon Amphitheatre offers seating under its roof and on the large expanse of lawn area for optimal viewing and listening pleasure. The venue provides an exceptional experience for veteran and first-time concertgoers to experience the best in live entertainment from all musical genres.

Click here for a Calendar of Events. 

The Alpha Loop

Whether you like walking, running, or biking, you’ll appreciate Alpharetta’s newest outdoor venue. The Alpha Loop is a project designed to connect Avalon to Downtown Alpharetta by way of interconnected pathways where people could walk or bike to get around – a wonderful alternative for those who don’t want to drive their cars. When completed, it will include a 3-mile inner loop and a 5-mile outer loop


 Click here for photos and lots more information on the Alpha Loop!.


Big Creek Greenway

On any given weekend, people from Alpharetta and nearby areas can be seen getting their exercise on the Big Creek Greenway. The Greenway features eight miles of walking and biking paths, all of which meanders through a flood plain formed by Big Creek. It is relatively flat, pet-friendly, and can be enjoyed by people of all ages. 

Click here for maps and more information on The Big Creek Greenway.

Alpharetta Calendar of Events

Fall is just around the corner, with plenty of family-friendly fun to be harvested in Alpharetta! You don’t want to miss a single minute of the fun at the Scarecrow Harvest, Food Truck Alley, or the Stories, Songs, S’mores event, or Restless in Resthaven, or the Munchkin Masquerade, and so much more!


Click here for information on all the fantastic upcoming Alpharetta community events.