Alpharetta : Georgia

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What it's Like to Retire in Alpharetta

Alpharetta is an affluent northern suburb of Atlanta with a population of 57,000.  This city in northern Georgia is home to some 3,600 business and corporations - the population is said to swell to 120,000 during the day. The Downtown Alpharetta Historic District is located in the center of Alpharetta. Near this area are several historic buildings dating from the late 19th century and older. The downtown area has been restored, replacing more modern buildings with period structures, and includes dining, shopping, and widened brick sidewalks. Alpharetta was named by Nextdoor and Forbes as one of America's friendliest cities because of its many festivals and  neighborhood gatherings. Picture of downtown Alpharetta courtesy of Wikipedia and Thompson200; picture of Wills Park courtesy of Wikipedia and Qwiddler.

 

Where to Retire in Alpharetta and Home Prices

Alpharetta is one of the most affluent towns in Georgia, where the median household income is over $85,000.  In mid 2013 the median selling price of a home was about $300,000. There are many developments to choose from.

 

What is special about Alpharetta

Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park is a 12,000-capacity outdoor venue that serves as the summer home to the  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and has hosted big name groups such as the Dave Matthews Band. The city is famous for its festivals. The Alpharetta Big Creek Greenway is a 6.1-mile-long path trhough town and along the river for walkers, bikers, and roller bladers.

 

What is not special about Alpharetta

Alpharetta median home prices are high and has a high cost of living.  It is below average in walkability when compared to other communities.

 

Who will like retirement in Alpharetta

People who want a college town with a nice downtown and a low crime rate, and who enjoy music and concerts would like it here.

 

Local economy is driven by

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

 

Climate and Physical Environment

The average January temperature in Alpharetta is about 40 degrees.  The average July temperature is about 77 degrees.

 

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The Atlanta-Fulton County Library has branches here. Both Georgia State University and Reinhardt University have satellite campuses here. The Verizon Amphitheater at Encore Park hosts big name acts. Some of the many festivals in town include the the Alpharetta Arts StreetFest, the Taste of Alpharetta (food fest(, an annual parade for war veterans, and the "Scarecrow Harvest".

 

Crime

Alpharetta has a low crime rate.

 

Medical facilities

North Fulton Regional Hospital is 4 miles away in Roswell.

 

Transportation

Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson Airport is just 35 miles away.

 

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Facts about ALPHARETTA
  • State: GA
  • Environment: Suburban,College Town,
  • City Population: 50,001-100,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 41-60
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 80,000+
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $200,001-$300,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: 2000-4000
  • Total Crime Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Cost of Living Index: 111-120 (high)
  • Culture Index: 111-120 (high)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: mr coffie

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