With the events of the last few years, young families are realizing the value that a community can bring. But moving out into small towns and suburbs is not always feasible for families, especially when parents work in the city. As more people search for that laid-back living, we have been looking for places where residents can have that community-centric experience without putting their careers on the backburner.
Located close to Downtown Atlanta, but with a tight-knit community feel of a country town, Alpharetta, Georgia, offers the best of both worlds for families. Recently, EPM visited this Fulton County town to find out why so many families are moving to Alpharetta.
Great Place to Grow Up
Alpharetta Georgia has been voted Niche’s 2021 Best Place to Raise a Family in Georgia. It offers some of the best schools in Georgia, boasting a mix of public and private schools along with award-winning daycare centers. But its recreational offerings are what won it the top spot this year. Alpharetta Georgia is an outdoors-lovers paradise. It boasts acres of parks, walking, hiking, and biking trails, as well as the Southeast’s finest equestrian center. Will’s Park offers activities for the whole family, including sports, art workshops, playgrounds, picnic areas, and a community garden.
Alpharetta is only a 30-minute train commute from Downtown Atlanta, meaning you don’t have to quit your job to achieve your dream of community living. Many of the residents of Alpharetta enjoy short commutes, giving them more time to enjoy the amenities of the local area and spend precious time with their family.
If you want to shorten your commute even further, there is a wealth of jobs in the town of Alpharetta itself. Alpharetta is a cornucopia of locally owned small businesses which serve and employ the community. The area is particularly great for those working in the technology industries. Tech Alpharetta is an advisory organization located in Alpharetta with the purpose of attracting tech companies to Alpharetta and Atlanta. Since its founding in 2012, Tech Alpharetta has created thousands of jobs in and around Alpharetta.
No need to make the trip to Downtown Atlanta on date night; Alpharetta has an abundance of dining options. Lively local eateries and bars operate alongside your favorite big brand restaurants. The support of the local community helped a lot of small businesses stay afloat during 2020, where elsewhere small businesses had to shutter their doors. The community of Alpharetta was insulated against the worst effects of the pandemic and has happily returned to its bustling, lively self.
The local businesses care about their community, and you will always experience friendly, personal service here. Pop in to see Cameron at Magnolia Moon to check out the latest fashions at a locally-owner modern fashion boutique. Grab an Acai bowl and juice at Vitality Bowls, a local wholefood café. For a relaxed tea or coffee that boosts your immune system, stop in to see Angela at the Ginger Room for a British Tearoom experience.
Avalon: Outdoor Shopping
The Avalon is an 86-acre multi-use development and the crowning jewel of Alpharetta, Georgia. The outdoor mall offers shopping, restaurants, and entertainment from local businesses and beloved brands. There is always something on for families in the development’s entertainment center. In the winter, an area is frozen for ice skating.
Want to Learn More About Life In Alpharetta?
Take a peek at our “Top Reasons to Move to Family-Friendly Alpharetta, Georgia” full video tour here on Youtube.
If you’re ready to learn more about what your life could be like in Alpharetta, Georgia, get in touch with David Landsman at the Lantern Real Estate Group. David is a long-time resident of Alpharetta and is happy to show people around his town and answer any questions they may have. The area offers a mix of houses and apartments to rent or buy, allowing families to grow within their community. Contact him today to learn more about Alpharetta, Georgia.
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