Located about 25 miles north of Atlanta, Alpharetta, Ga. has grown to become one of Atlanta's most affluent suburbs. Median household income is around $81,000 and median home prices just over $258,000. Both of these statistics are well above national and state averages.
Alpharetta was founded in 1858 at the site of a small trading village and served as the political and business center of Milton County until 1931 when Milton merged with Fulton County. In recent years, Alpharetta has become a popular suburb of Atlanta with convenient access to the state capitol thanks to State Route 400.
Alpharetta has a population of around 57,000, according to the 2010 United States census. Some 64 percent of the city's residents are adults aged between 18 to 64.
Alpharetta belongs to the Fulton County Public School System.
Alpharetta hosts a bevy of festivals each year, including the annual Snow on the Square, Wire & Wood Songwriters Festival, Arts StreetFest and more. The city also houses the Verizon Wireless