Alpharetta, an affluent suburb of Atlanta, Georgia, is a quaint, historic town with plenty of big-town culture and around 150 restaurants. One of the top reasons to rent in Alpharetta is its Southern hospitality and the plethora of events and attractions that keep residents busy. The city host numerous festivals, including the Alpharetta Arts StreetFest and the Taste of Alpharetta, and also has its own symphony orchestra.
Apartments for rent in Alpharetta put you close to the action in nearby Atlanta. The big city?s attractions, including Centennial Olympic Park and Turner Field, home stadium of the Atlanta Braves, are less than an hour away.
Commuters living in Alpharetta can hop on GA-400, which leads them through major job centers in Sandy Springs and Buckhead before it meets with I-75/85 in Midtown and Downtown Atlanta. Alpharetta residents can reach Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in an hour by car, or they can park at a MARTA location in Dunwoody or Sandy Springs and ride the train to the airport. The latter is the best choice during rush hour.
Renting in Alpharetta, GA
Alpharetta is one of the most expensive areas 'OTP' (outside the I-285 Perimeter) in the metropolitan Atlanta area. Its high price tags are largely attributed to its great schools, but you're still getting a relative bargain by national big-city standards.
- Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre at Encore Park ? Enjoy free movies in the park, as well as outdoor concerts featuring big-name artists.
- Big Creek Greenway ? This 8-mile path through woods and wetlands is great for walkers, runners, bikers and rollerbladers.
- North Point Mall ? Shop your heart out at 150 stores, including the only American Girl Boutique in the Southeast.
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park. Photo credit: Simon Doggett / Flickr
The walking and cycling trail at Big Creek Greenway. Photo credit: deanna / Flickr