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.