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God’s Light by Peter Ho. It is an oil on canvas painted during Arts Alpharetta’s Plein air event, Paint the Town 2021, during the Quick Draw competition. Peter completed this masterpiece in less than two hours and won First Place in the Professional Division. Please see accompanying article on page 12.
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discover alpharetta letter from the mayor...................................... 4 messages from ACVB & ABA............................ 5 elected officials............................................... 6 about alpharetta............................................. 8 history of alpharetta.....................................11 paint the town..............................................12 tech alpharetta.............................................14 cultural arts...................................................16 map of alpharetta.........................................18
education.....................................................30 healthcare....................................................38 houses of worship........................................42 public safety.................................................43 housing........................................................44 parks.............................................................48 recreation.....................................................50 alpha loop/big creek greenway....................52 bike Alpharetta.............................................53
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invest & grow demographics..............................................22 top employers..............................................24 rankings & awards........................................25 future projects..............................................26
events...........................................................56 history walk..................................................58 arts walking tour...........................................60 farmers market.............................................61 attractions & entertainment..........................62 dining...........................................................64 shopping......................................................65 culinary experiences.....................................66 lodging.........................................................67
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DISCOVER ALPHARETTA : LETTER FROM THE MAYOR
Welcome to ALPHARETTA! Over the last 165 years this charming community nestled 15 miles north of Atlanta has grown from a tiny trading post to the bustling technology hub you see today. A world class city with extraordinary shopping, dining, and hotel destinations nestled among quiet, public green spaces, parks, and trail networks.
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If you plan to stay in Alpharetta for more than a few days, we hope you will make the time to explore all we have to offer. Our newly invigorated downtown area is packed with charming restaurants, shops, and parks and is home to several of our largest churches. It is a place where people come together to create a community with special events nearly every week and something to do every night.
This year’s Guidebook, provided by the Alpharetta Business Association and the Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau, gives you a roadmap for all things Alpharetta. Inside you’ll find information you can use about our city whether you are here to work, play or make it your home! We hope you will keep this Guidebook as a reference for the entire year so you can turn to it again and again as you explore the many things that bring people from all over the world to call this place home. Those of us fortunate enough to live here appreciate that Alpharetta possesses a rare and delicate balance of being a great place to raise a family and to build a business. A safe community with some of the best schools in the nation coupled with a vibrant ecosystem of innovation where technology companies from all over the world are served by one of the most secure fiber networks in the world and staffed with talented, well-educated workforces. Please take a moment to look through this Guidebook and discover why so many of us love to call this place home.
Jim Gilvin Mayor of Alpharetta
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he Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau welcomes you to Awesome Alpharetta! We are your one-stop shop for everything to do and see in Alpharetta. Stop by the Alpharetta Welcome Center for free guides and information on area attractions, accommodations, restaurants, and a wide variety of activities. Stay in touch with everything going on in Alpharetta by visiting awesomealpharetta. com to figure out what events to attend, attractions to explore and restaurants to visit. Make sure to read about the Alpharetta CVB's complimentary planning services for weddings, reunions, sports events and meetings
We are proud to be a part of the Alpharetta community and are excited to be a fundamental part of its growth, which will continue to bring visitors to shop in our shops, eat in our restaurants, enjoy our entertainment venues and sleep in our hotels.
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elcome to Alpharetta, Georgia! Our fabulous City has seen amazing growth throughout 2022. Throughout the City, as the Alpharetta Business Association’s mission statement says, we are enjoying “a thriving Alpharetta, alive with business, shopping and activity.” We are excited about this time in our City’s history, and we hope you enjoy this annual Alpharetta Guidebook. We know you will find our City a great place to live, work, explore and shop. One of the oldest business associations in North Fulton, the Alpharetta Business Association (ABA) offers a variety of results-oriented programs and events to benefit our members and the community at large. Events and features for 2022 include: the 10th Annual State of the City Address & Mayor’s Breakfast; the awardwinning Alpharetta Farmers Market every Saturday throughout the spring, summer and fall as well as the winter Christmas Market; a Golf Challenge in July; Brew Moon Fests in the spring and fall,; Membership Meetings on the last Thursday of each month; Breakfast Networking meetings the first Tuesday of each month; Speaker Series; and a Monthly E-newsletter to keep members informed about ABA happenings and items that impact the business community. Our social media outlets help ABA members and the community stay connected. As leaders in business community, we have a role in shaping a positive future for Alpharetta and present a strong and positive voice in the affairs of our City and our community. Please join us! We encourage you to visit the ABA website for more information. Whether you are new to Alpharetta, just visiting, or a long-time resident seeking deeper
ABA Board of Directors involvement in your community, try out some of our events. If you have any questions, please call at 678-8656608 or email at office@alpharettabusinessassociation. com. We look forward to seeing and working with you in Alpharetta!
Alpharetta’s friendly, thriving downtown pulses with things to do year-round. From one-of-a-kind shops, boutiques and festivals to live music, attractions and outdoor activities, it’s no wonder why Southern Living named Alpharetta ‘one of the South's Best Cities on the Rise in 2022. On any given weekend, you can find yourself wandering around the Farmers Market, getting lost in fascination at an art gallery, sipping from a glass of wine at a chef-driven restaurant, taking a cooking class at one of three cooking schools, grabbing your bike and racing down the Big Creek Greenway or taking a day off and relaxing at one of Alpharetta’s rejuvenating spas.
DISCOVER ALPHARETTA : ELECTED OFFICIALS Alpharetta is not your typical local government, and we work hard not to be. The City of Alpharetta approaches government with a more entrepreneurial mindset and a singular focus on making good things happen …. fast. Our ability to succeed with that approach requires a strong relationship between elected leaders and professional staff, an employee team that supports one another, and a shared commitment to service and the community we serve. The City of Alpharetta operates under the strong mayoral form of government. The mayor is the CEO, and the legislative and policy making authority is vested in the Mayor and our six-member City Council. All seven of these elected officials are elected on a non-partisan basis; serve four years, at-large terms; and each has a vote on all policies, ordinances, rules, the annual budget and other matters that come before them.
The Mayor and Council appoints a City Administrator who carries out the policies and implements the goals established by the City Council and manages day-to-day operations to provide services effectively and economically.
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OFFICIALS : DISCOVER ALPHARETTA Fulton County Board of Commissioners
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Marvin S. Arrington, Jr.
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alpharetta a community with a character all its own
ocated approximately 25 miles north of the City of Atlanta, Alpharetta occupies a land area of roughly 27 square miles and serves and estimated 122,000 (daytime) and 65,799 (nighttime) populations. The 165-year-old municipality, one of the fastest growing cities in the nation, has experienced tremendous growth that is fueled by its exceptional quality of life, diverse population, and a strong economic base that is led by Fortune 500 corporations and nearly 700 technology businesses. From trails to fiber, innovation to investment, Alpharetta is creating the connections that drive the modern economy and fuel diverse, rewarding lifestyles. Alpharetta is a community where vibrant culture, dynamic businesses and a thriving Main Street combine with forest paths and inviting neighbors to create a place where businesses and people can flourish.
Alpharetta became an official town in 1858 after pioneers settled on what was originally Cherokee Indian land. Where once just a few small buildings stood, including a grocery store, a courthouse and a jail, now a thriving city lives. The 2010 U.S. Census Bureau report revealed Alpharetta as the 6th-fastest growing city in the nation, which is no wonder when you consider the high-quality education and the number of businesses choosing to relocate to Alpharetta.
Known as the “technology city of the south,” Alpharetta has paved its way for high tech companies like McKesson, ADP and Hewlett-Packard to establish regional headquarters within the city. The city has won numerous financial awards, and has been named one of the safest cities in Georgia, according to SafeWise. In 2021, Newsweek awarded Alpharetta as one of the “Best Places to Live on the East Coast” along with Niche 2020 as one of the “Best Places
to Live in Georgia”. Residents, business owners and visitors agree there is always an excuse to have a celebration, whether movies at a park, food truck gatherings, parades, art or music festivals, races or holiday gatherings. No matter what time of year, there is some kind of upcoming event that excites the Alpharetta community. Alpharetta benefits from a transportation network that drives business, fuels economic engines, and connects people.
Highway access to Alpharetta includes four interchanges within the city limits to GA 400, with construction soon to begin on a fifth. Public transit connectivity is provided by the Metropolitan Atlanta Regional Transit Authority (MARTA) which plans to expand its service to Alpharetta via Bus Rapid Transit and dedicated transit infrastructure in the median of GA 400. This will further improve Alpharetta’s connectivity to the Atlanta Region and to the world via Hartsfield – Jackson International Airport.
There are also plenty of shopping and dining opportunities, which seem to be expanding at a rapid pace. New developments are constantly popping up around the city, providing residents and visitors with new restaurants, retail shops and entertainment venues. Avalon, since its opening in October 2014, has brought 86 acres of dining, shopping, small businesses and residences to downtown Alpharetta. In January 2018, The Hotel at Avalon and Alpharetta Conference Center officially opened. The Hotel at Avalon features 330 guestrooms and suites, 44,000 square feet of event space, Starbucks, chef-driven icon South City Kitchen and many other enticing places to visit. The Alpharetta Conference Center features lofty spaces, bright design, and with Alpharetta serving as the first Gigabit community in Atlanta, brilliantly modern Fiber hood technology. Each of the spaces are sized from grand to intimate, creating the perfect venue to host gatherings of all sizes. The Hotel at Avalon is being touted as one of North Georgia’s hottest resort enclave, giving both business executives and leisure travelers the unique opportunity to experience the meaning of graceful, modern Southern hospitality. Just down the street from the Avalon where Main Street intersects with Academy Street is the Alpharetta City Center. The city hall, county library, town green and city park are all conveniently situated on over 26 lush acres including retail stores, restaurants, office and residence elements in the heart of Downtown
Alpharetta. The development is configured to encourage successful street-level retail, service, and restaurant uses that will enhance and expand the quality of businesses in Downtown Alpharetta. North Point Mall is currently undergoing a major facelift that will provide the residents and visitors of Alpharetta to yet another exciting place to dine and play. The Alpha Loop, is an innovative and efficient way to connect people to activity centers, parks, and jobs by a network of multi-use trails that provides safe alternatives to driving as well as other recreational benefits. These multi-use paths connecting Avalon to Downtown Alpharetta, currently involves two interconnected routes including a threemile inner loop and a five-mile outer loop that will link Downtown Alpharetta, Avalon, and the Northwinds area located at Haynes Bridge Road and S.R. 400. Alpharetta has acres devoted to walking trails, playgrounds, baseball, soccer and football fields, and even a dog park. There are community gardens, arboretums and swimming pools as well. One of the most popular outdoor choices in Alpharetta is the Big Creek Greenway, which spans about nine miles through beautiful scenery and connects to a mountain biking trail.
A city cannot be a leader in the innovation and technology economies without a world-class education system. Alpharetta is a leader with some of the top-performing public schools in the nation, outstanding private school opportunities and strong connections to universities and technical colleges. The graduation rate for Alpharetta’s public high schools is 97%, with students boasting an average ACT score of 24.5 and 70 percent of students participating in AP courses. Georgia State University operates one of its campuses here, and Alpharetta also benefits from the presence of other post-secondary education providers such as Georgia Perimeter College, Reinhardt University, Troy University, Gwinnett Technical College and DeVry.
High school students in Alpharetta and surrounding areas can opt to attend a STEM-focused campus called Innovation Academy built at the old Milton High School site. This is one of two Fulton County STEM-focused campuses being offered in Fulton County. See accompanying article on page 36.
DISCOVER ALPHARETTA : ABOUT ALPHARETTA Whether you are a current resident, a visitor or simply looking to relocate to Alpharetta, you need not look any further. Alpharetta is the perfect place to shop, dine, stay, play, live and work! Our neighborhoods and activity centers are no less diverse; from traditional suburban subdivisions to our vibrant Downtown District to Avalon, which defined a new type of mixed-use development that is sweeping the nation. In Downtown Alpharetta, you will find an eclectic mix of locally owned shops and restaurants that are just minutes away from the 12,000+ seat Ameris Bank Amphitheater that draws performances from chart topping musicians. Avalon’s luxury brands, high-end boutiques and chef-driven restaurants are a short drive from hiking trails of the North Georgia Mountains and kayaking or fishing along the Chattahoochee River.
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ABOUT ALPHARETTA : DISCOVER ALPHARETTA Guano Warehouse opened for business in the landmark Cotton House building on Milton Avenue. At various times three gins operated in Alpharetta, two in Crabapple, one in Webb and Ocee. Most, if not all of the existing downtown commercial buildings, particularly those on the west side of South Main Street and on the west side of Old Roswell Street, were built between 1902 and 1914. During this period the cotton business flourished as did the downtown businesses. But in the 1920s and 1930s the cotton market was destroyed by the boll weevil, drought and the Great Depression. The price of cotton fell from 35 cents per pound in 1919 to 6 cents per pound in 1931. The two banks closed, cotton brokers could no longer offer seed and fertilizer to farmers on credit, and the farmers barely survived.
The Webb-Alpharetta Hotel, pictured from Milton Avenue. (Courtesy Clayton Camera Craft).
Alpharetta was incorporated on December 11, 1858. The town was created to
On April 12, 1858, the Milton County Inferior Court ordered the purchase of 60 acres from the Manning and Camp families. Twelve and one-half acres were retained for county use and the remaining forty seven and one-half acres were divided into lots and sold to the highest bidders. These lots were used to establish the downtown business district and residences for settlers who were drawn into the new town for commercial or other reasons. Before the year was over construction had started on a new courthouse and jail. The 1860 Federal Census for Alpharetta listed six carpenters, three blacksmiths, two brick masons, two shoemakers, two tailors, two grocers, two hoteliers, two livery stable employees, one ditcher, one doctor, one postmaster, one sheriff, and one constable. The new government had barely three years to become established before the Civil War began. Milton County sent two representatives to the secession convention in Milledgeville, then the Georgia state capitol. These two men, Jackson Graham and J. C. Street voted against secession but they were in the minority. Soon, five infantry companies were raised locally and soldiers were sent into battle. These troops fought in some of the war’s most deadly engagements including Manassas, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, Chickamauga, and Atlanta. Milton County troops suffered 244 casualties. In March 1865 the Superior Court reported a cash balance of minus $7.50 in the county treasury. Since there were no funds for education, Milton officials emphasized the importance of Sunday Schools in educating children. By 1871, the Male and Female Academy opened in a new building located in front of the current city hall. The school operated until the January 1922 when a new Milton School opened on Canton Street. During the 1890s, primary schools, funded by local citizens, opened in communities throughout the county, Ocee, Warsaw, Hopewell, Crabapple and Summit among them. Junior high schools were built in Birmingham and Newtown. Alpharetta’s economy was cotton based for decades. Farmers grew cotton and downtown businesses opened to seed, fertilize, process, sell and ship the product. In 1901, the Webb
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Farmers shifted to livestock and truck farming in the 1930s and 1940s. The demand for food by U. S. troops during World War II led to the growth of the poultry business in much of North Georgia, including the Alpharetta area. The poultry industry provided local residents with a stable source of income for many years even long after the war ended. Two other developments provided jobs for Alpharettans. The Bell Bomber Plant, now Lockheed, opened in Marietta in1943, and the General Motors Assembly Plant in Doraville began operations in 1947.
Manning Store was located on North Main Street in Downtown Alpharetta. Picture includes James Howell Manning and Dodge Teasley. (Courtesy Linda Strickland and George Paulk)
The opening of Georgia Highway 400 in the 1970s and the growth of the Windward Development in the 1980s drew more residents and businesses to the area. Reasonable home prices, a moderate climate and superior schools made Alpharetta and surrounding communities excellent places to live, work and play. In May of 2018, the City of Alpharetta celebrated the opening of the Alpharetta & Old Milton County History Museum, located inside Alpharetta’s City Hall. The History Museum covers the history of Alpharetta, from its earliest days as Cherokee Indian territory, through its remarkable emergence as one of the nation's most vibrant high tech cities.
Local historians worked for over four years to open the Alpharetta & Old Milton County History Museum, which includes stories, photos, and memorabilia contributed by many local residents. The Museum was funded by the City of Alpharetta and developed in partnership with the Alpharetta & Old Milton County Historical Society which provided historical research and many of the artifacts on display. The Alpharetta & Old Milton County History Museum is open Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm and Fridays, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Admission is free. 678-297-6000
become the county seat of the newly formed Milton County. The territory comprising Milton County had once been a part of the Cherokee Nation and beginning in 1831 this area became the southern portion of Cherokee County, one of the largest counties in the state. Cherokee County’s size created a hardship for some of its southern residents who had to travel to Canton, Cherokee County’s seat, to conduct county business, a trip that could take up to four days for the round trip. To accommodate those residents, parts of Cherokee, Cobb, DeKalb, Gwinnett and Forsyth Counties were combined to create Milton County.
By then Milton County was near bankruptcy. Teachers were forced to take pay cuts, and even then were not paid on time. Roads were in deplorable condition. County employees were underpaid. One local resident, the late Louie Jones, described the situation this way, “Schools during the Depression were nothing but shacks in the fields and not an inch of paved roads to get to them.” So in 1931, Milton County residents voted to become a part of Fulton County, its rich neighbor to the south. The vote was 213 for the move and 59 against. The change took place on January 1, 1932. Soon, a cafeteria, central heat and plumbing were installed at Milton School. Alpharetta’s main street was paved, school bus service was instituted, and pay for county employees was doubled.
DISCOVER ALPHARETTA : PAINT THE TOWN
PAINT THE TOWN - Alpharetta Plein Air
Arts Alpharetta hosts annually, in partnership with the City of Alpharetta and the Alpharetta Convention
and Visitors Bureau, a 5-day fabulous plein air painting competition entitled Paint the Town. The French term plein air means "out of doors" and refers to the practice of painting entire finished pictures out of doors. The 2022 invitational began on May 18th with a workshop with artist Jill McGannon and several days of painting on location around the City of Alpharetta. The event culminated on Saturday, May 22nd with a Wet Paint Tent sale at the Alpharetta Farmer's Market, a Quick Draw competition and the opening reception and awards ceremony at the Alpharetta Arts Center that evening. This event allows spectators to watch the artists in action at well-known locations throughout Alpharetta including downtown as well as City parks, gardens and more. Multiple opportunities are available to purchase original art created on site during the event and exhibition. Proceeds from the event will directly fund two Arts Alpharetta initiatives: the ongoing public art program and “Take Out Art” which supplies free art kits to children in need in our community. The front cover of this year’s Guidebook showcases the exquisite painting created by Peter Ho. This masterpiece is called God’s Light which is an oil on canvas painted during the Paint the Town 2021 invitational. Peter completed this masterpiece during the Quick Draw Competition in less than two hours and won First Place in the Professional Division. Over $3,000 in cash awards were given in 3 categories: Professional, Novice, and Quick Draw/Paint. Small works (studies) as well as larger pieces were on sale at Alpharetta Arts Center. To view information on the 2023 invitational, please visit https://www. artsalpharetta.org/paint-the-town-2023.html
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Growing the Tech Ecosystem in Alpharetta Tech Alpharetta is an independent, 501c
(6) nonprofit organization whose mission is to help grow technology and innovation in Alpharetta. There are nearly 700 tech companies located in the city of Alpharetta today, and Tech Alpharetta, which significantly contributes to Alpharetta’s continued growth and recognition as a thriving tech hub, is the organization that supports and connects this vast tech community. Tech Alpharetta helps to: recruit and retain tech companies, grow new tech startups and innovation, create jobs, and grow the next generation of skilled tech workforce for the many employers in the Alpharetta and north metro region.
Tech Alpharetta also focuses heavily on giving back to the community through its Women’s Forum, which recently launched its STEAM Mentoring Program for female high school students. This program connects female technology executives with female high school students, to serve as student mentors for the school year. Tech Alpharetta’s Women’s Forum partnered with Fulton County Schools’ Innovation Academy high school in Alpharetta to launch this mentoring program. Tech Alpharetta connects the tech community and effectuates its strategy through its board of directors, by operating a thriving startup incubator and its Women’s Forum, and by hosting year-round, locally based, educational, and tech thought leadership events for technology executives. Tech Alpharetta’s board, which includes 36 c-levels and senior executives from area technology companies, helps to guide the organization’s growth and mission and provides tech infrastructure recommendations to the city of Alpharetta. Paul Nagrowski, CFO for Siemens
Financial Services, Inc. and SFS’ Project & Structured Debt-Americas Business Unit, is Chairman of the Board, Karen Cashion is CEO, and Jade Rodgers is Deputy Director of Operations, Innovation Center. Tech Alpharetta’s incubator, the Innovation Center, has graduated 20 tech startups since first opening in 2015. It has created nearly 1000 new jobs for the city of Alpharetta and nearly 2000 for the state of Georgia. “Tech Alpharetta provided us with so much valuable support, from introductions and connections, to mentoring and resources, along with a welcoming community of tech entrepreneurs,” states Jason Perez, cofounder and CEO of 2022 startup graduate YARDZ. “Headquartering here in Alpharetta was the obvious choice for us.” If you’re looking to get connected to the local tech community, Tech Alpharetta offers plenty of opportunities. For more information, visit us at www.techalpharetta.com.
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DISCOVER ALPHARETTA : CULTURAL ARTS Alpharetta Symphony Orchestra The Alpharetta Symphony Orchestra (AlphaSO) exists to bring together musicians and audiences of all ages around the goal of making and enjoying music together and building the musical arts community through performances and education to all. We strive to serve the artistic needs of our community and the greater North Atlanta area. We perform chamber and orchestral literature, regularly collaborating with local artists and arts groups. T he Alpharetta Symphony Orchestra is a non-profit 501(c)(3) orchestra based in Alpharetta, Georgia. The AlphaSO was founded in 2014 by Drs. Eric and Dawn Hawk. The AlphaSO organization consists of an Adult Orchestra (AlphaSO), Youth Orchestra (AlphaYouthSO), and a Chamber Orchestra (AlphaCO). We also offer Chamber Outreach Ensemble Concerts in schools and senior homes to those who cannot attend regular performances. https://www.alpharettasymphony.org/about
Art Galleries The City of Alpharetta has five art galleries that feature rotating exhibitions throughout the year. All our galleries are free and open during business hours with varying weekend and night hours. For list of current gallery exhibits, to verify gallery hours or to participate in an art exhibit contact arts-culture@ alpharetta.ga.us Alpharetta Public Art Walk, Alpharetta Arts Center Gallery, and The Community Gallery are curated in partnership with Arts Alpharetta (https://www. artsalpharetta.org/public-art.html) and include permanently installed and leased works from local to regional to national artists.
Alpharetta Public Art Walk Self-guided outdoor art walk comprised of permanent and temporary sculptures. Partnership with Arts Alpharetta. Alpharetta Public Art also
includes murals, a collection that is growing in our town. Some of the specific locations and titles are listed in the Alpharetta Public Art Walk, a self-guided tour brochure available at https://www.awesomealpharetta.com/play/ attraction/downtown-alpharetta-arts-walking-tour/.
Alpharetta Arts Center Gallery
238 Canton Street, Alpharetta, GA 30009 The Alpharetta Arts Center includes a light-filled main gallery, over 3,000 square feet of floor space with high ceilings and mobile walls. Exhibitions rotate approximately every 2 months, generating 6 - 7 exhibits per calendar year. Exhibits may be based on theme, subject matter, medium, or featured artist. Open calls are marketed on a national platform. Exhibitions often include receptions, artists’ talks, and occasional interactive displays. The Arts Center Gallery is a creative and welcoming space, where artists – local, regional, and national – exhibit their works for display or sale. Hours: Gallery is Open during Alpharetta Arts Center Hours
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Alpharetta Arts Center 238 Canton Street, Alpharetta, GA 30009 The Studio Gallery is along the studio halls of the Alpharetta Arts Center. Exhibits rotate approximately every 1-2 months, generating 8-10 exhibits per year. Studio Gallery exhibits may include works by students and class participants, instructors, local artists, or special interest arts groups. Hours: Gallery is Open during Alpharetta Arts Center Hours
The Community Gallery
Alpharetta City Hall, 2 Park Plaza, Alpharetta, GA 30009 Hosts small exhibitions with 2-dimensional artworks. Exhibitions include displays of artistic, historical or cultural interest, and may include local or regional exhibitors.
Throughout the year, Alpharetta Cultural Services Division and Partners seeks visual, musical, literary and performing artists to participate in programs, projects and art-related opportunities. Let us know if you are interested. Please visit: https://www.alpharetta.ga.us/government/ departments/recreation-parks/cultural-services/arts/call-for-artists
Inspiring and supporting live music, theater and all forms of performing arts. The City of Alpharetta supports a wide array of music and performances throughout the year. For further information and schedules of concert events, please visit: https://www.alpharetta.ga.us/government/ departments/recreation-parks/cultural-services/music-performances
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm; Friday, 8:30 am until 4:30 pm; Saturdays & Sundays by Appointment / Open During Public Meetings
Mini Free LionArt Gallery
Old Roswell Street Downtown Parking Lot, Alpharetta, GA 30009 Offers small artworks created by students and participants in partnership with The Lionheart Works Program. These small works are available for free to visitors and sample works created and sold by Lionheartisans (https://lionheartworks.com/the-cottage-2/), no exchange required. This mini free art gallery is in place to engage the public, watching for new works and interested art collectors. Exhibits rotate monthly as part of the Lionheart work study curriculum. For more information, visit https:// thelionheartschool.com/lionheart-works/.
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lpharetta offers an array of business locations for small, medium and large companies. The range of beautifully situated sites is ideal for any local, regional or global operations with unsurpassed amenities and settings. Alpharetta is quickly developing a reputation for being a center of technology innovation. It is now a central hub for new and relocating technology companies and is home to over one quarter of metro Atlanta’s top 25 technology employers. Alpharetta seeks to be a magnet for new endeavors by providing an environment that is business friendly and encourages productivity and prosperity, thereby enhancing its economic vitality. One of the most appealing cities in the Southeast – Alpharetta has retained and attracted businesses with increasing success. Business friendly leadership ensures we enhance our community with creative mixed-use developments like Avalon and our newest shopping and dining experience, The Maxwell, that reflect our unique sensibility and retain our character. It’s a winning formula!
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INVEST & GROW : DEMOGRAPHICS
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The City of Alpharetta is home to some of the best and brightest talent that Metro Atlanta has to offer. What makes Alpharetta one of the best in the nation? It’s our people.
Currently, there are over 65,799 residents who call Alpharetta home. 1/3+ or 40% of Metro Atlanta’s Top 25 tech companies are in Alpharetta There are 20+ million sq. ft. of office space in Alpharetta with 4+ million sq. ft. available Labor draw of 2.1 million people (Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Forsyth, Cherokee, and Cobb Counties) Approximately 60% of Alpharetta’s residents own their own home. 420,000 people within a 20-minute drive time of Alpharetta The Median Home Value is $420,138. The Average Household Income is $138,742. The Median Age is currently 37.6 Alpharetta hosts more than 150 annual events. EDUCATION When it comes to college degrees, our workforce has credentials that are hard to compete with. No matter what heights our businesses desire to reach, our workers come equipped with the invaluable knowledge it takes to get there.
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PROFESSIONS Need more proof that Alpharetta is a rising hub in the business world? Consider that 77% of Alpharetta residents are employed in professional, managerial, technical, sales and administrative positions. Our citizens don’t just have degrees—they’ve got the experience and working knowledge needed to take any business to the next level.
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PERSONNEL Alpharetta’s consistent population nearly doubles during the day. That means that employees are coming from throughout the regionto work for Alpharetta’s rising tech companies. With great accessibility and a superior quality of life, it’s no wonder we’re the 6th fastest-growing city in the nation, and it’s getting better every day.
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HOUSING Our many workspaces and office buildings are state-of-the-art, but we admit that they’d make a lousy home. Thankfully, Alpharetta has plenty of great housing options to choose from. More than 90 percent of our houses were built in 1980 or later, which explains why 83 percent of our houses are worth $200,000 or more, with nearly a third of our homes offer 9 or more rooms.
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SCHOOLS Alpharetta’s workforce is highly educated, but we wouldn’t be doing our jobs if we didn’t expect great things from our students as well. Our high schools boast a combined graduation rate of 95.5 percent, and with an average ACT score of 23.8 and 65 percent of students participating in AP courses, the future of our city is in great hands.
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Our story goes like this: During the late-90s dot-com boom, the City of Alpharetta started to grow from the ground up—literally.Hundreds of miles of fiber optic cables were buried throughout the city, and the state’s largest electricity provider, Georgia Power, took it a step further by establishing a series of redundant electric networks throughout the city.
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LOCAL COMPANIES There’s a reason why more than 700 technology-based businesses have made their home in Alpharetta, and it’s not just the nice houses and great weather. Our fiber-optic network is the most extensive and redundant in the Southeast, and we work closely with state and local economic development agencies to provide tax credits and incentives to complement any brand of business. Some of the biggest and most recognized names in the tech industry are thriving here in Alpharetta.
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We could talk about Alpharetta’s exceptional business climate all day long, but nothing speaks to our success quite like our track record. Here are just a few names we’re proud to work with.
TOP 10 EMPLOYERS Providing a strong economic foundation for our community, the City of Alpharetta is pleased to recognize the top 10 Employers (based on the number of employees, effective March, 2018).
UPS Supply Chain Solutions
Ernst & Young
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QUICK FACTS 700+ Tech Companies
20 BioTech/Pharmaceutical Companies
15+ Enterprise & Co-location Data Centers
45 FinTech Companies
197 IT Service/Consulting Companies
105 Software Development Companies
52 Health IT/MedTech Companies
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22 Data centers and Virtual Hosting Companies
Sources: ESRI 2017, CoStar, March 2018, BLS, Nov 2017 (Not Seasonally Adjusted), U.S. Census Bureau, 2016 American Community Survey, 5-Year Estimates, Business Wise, March 2018, EMSI 2018.1Q
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Awards & Rankings 2021 Best Places to Live on the East Coast
2020 Best Places to Live in Georgia
2020 Best Suburb to Raise a Family
2020 Best Places to Live in Georgia
2020 Best Cities in Georgia to Raise a Family
Development of Excellence Award for City Center
Development of Excellence Award for AVALON
Top City in the Nation for Health IT
Certified City of Ethics
ISO (Insurance Services Office) #1 Fire Department Rating
21st Safest City in America Highest Rated Georgia City
Excellence in Town Center Development
People's Choice for the Public Realm
'The Number One Place to Live in Georgia'
The Best Small Cities to Start a Small Business in 2019
The South's Best Cities to Live in 2018
The South's Friendliest Cities
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INVEST & GROW : FUTURE PROJECTS
In keeping with the goal of making Alpharetta the most connected city in Georgia, the City of Alpharetta is currently working on many projects that support the great infrastructure that allows businesses to connect to the world and Alpharetta residents to connect to all parts of the City. These future projects are ongoing throughout the City and builds upon this concept. Some of the projects that will further allow our businesses and residents to better connect in the future are:
The Gathering/Haynes Bridge Road:
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A residential and commercial development currently under construction that will bring this area along in the same vane as the new North Point project.
Alpha Loop Expansion: The groundbreaking ceremony on the $15.2 million section from Old Milton Parkway to Northwinds slated for October, 2022. “The Alpha Loop at its core is an economic development initiative. The synergy that a highly walkable environment creates cannot be matched. Connecting pedestrians to economic nodes in an experiential manner drives business development large and small. The Alpha Loop offers recreational opportunities for office users at North Winds and connects pedestrians to two award-winning mixeduse developments—downtown and Avalon.”
North Point Mall: Trademark Properties has submitted plans for the redevelopment of the 80-acre property currently home to North Point Mall into the area’s next walkable live-work-play district that will be rebranded as simply “North Point.” The submitted plans call for a large portion of the mall to be demolished, while the remaining exterior facades and interior spaces would be renovated and opened out to a public realm with large green space. The plans also propose large areas of existing surface parking being transformed into new streets, green spaces, trail way links, and buildings and will tie into the Alpha Loop.
First introduced as a multi-year project in 2016, the first segment of the Alpha Loop was opened in April 2020 to connect Downtown Alpharetta and Avalon, two of the city’s most popular destinations. That segment also provides pedestrian and bicycle connectivity to three separate park spaces totaling 10 acres. When completed, the Alpha Loop will connect to the Big Creek Greenway which, itself, spans 20 miles from Roswell into Forsyth County. Plans include elevated walkways and overlook spaces, pocket parks, a tunnel, lake and streams, along with a bike sharing system and public art.
South Main and Windward: The City is also working on exciting plans for the South Main Street area of Alpharetta as well as the area along Windward Parkway to the north. See the Alpharetta City website for all the details www.alpharetta.ga.us.
Life Sciences: Earlier this year, Alpharetta City Council amended the code to allow for up to 50% lab space/light manufacturing in all office zones in the City of Alpharetta. The goal of this tactic was to keep the city from being a hinderance from a zoning standpoint to these technology businesses. 26
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nce a well-kept secret, Alpharetta’s many charms have been discovered. From a rich historical past to a promising future, more and more young adults, families and retirees are calling Alpharetta home. With its lush greenery, superb public education, excellent public safety and outstanding healthcare, Alpharetta residents are happy to reside in this city. The housing market is strong, and offers affordable housing from the most luxurious neighborhoods to extended stay apartment living. Family-friendly and inclusive, Alpharetta is a solid place to put down roots – a city that encourages success at home, work and play. Alpharetta has some of the best schools in the state, which draws new residents to the city each year. Four of the top high schools in Georgia are located in or around Alpharetta. Alpharetta High School is ranked in the top 2 percent nationally and ranked number 12 in Georgia according to “Newsweek’s Best High Schools” in 2022 and has won numerous awards in academics, athletics and the arts. There are also numerous private preschools, elementary, middle and high schools to choose from. Alpharetta is the 15th safest city in the state, which is largely due to the Public Safety Department’s priority to keep the city safe. There are also two accessible hospitals and dozens of medical centers to ensure residents have healthcare available for routine visits and emergency care.
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Nationally Ranked Education System in Alpharetta LIVE & THRIVE
Alpharetta boasts some of the best educational opportunities
in Georgia and is part of the Fulton County Public School System, which is rated “One of the Top 100 School Districts in Places You Can Afford” by Money Magazine. Fulton County is the fourth largest school district in Georgia with 108 schools with more than 89,450 students, 10,900 full-time personnel, including more than 6,900 certified personnel. There are 59 elementary schools, 19 middle schools, 19 high schools (includes two open campus high schools), 10 start-up charter organizations and one full-time virtual school. Four of the top high schools in Georgia are located in or around Alpharetta. Being a part of the Learning Zone 7, Alpharetta public
schools boast high test scores, rigorous academic curricula and competitive athletic programs. Many educators and influential leaders advocate that true excellence in schools is measured by what students do with their lives after they graduate. On that note, Alpharetta and surrounding area high schools are on the right track. In a 2022 education ranking issue published by U.S. News & World Report (see chart below), 5 out of 7 Alpharetta or surrounding area high schools made the top 20 list of the best high schools in Georgia, and earned a place among the top 500 high schools in the nation. This is pretty impressive given that the U.S. News & World Report rankings include data on more than 24,000 public
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Milton High School***
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✪ Scorecard consists: Took at least one AP® Exam, Passed at least one AP® exam, Mathematics Proficiency, Reading Proficiency and Graduation Rank. Performed nationally and state-wide out of 24,000 U.S. Public High Schools & 414 Georgia High Schools * Learning Zone 5, **Learning Zone 6, ***Learning Zone 7. Source: 2022 U.S. News & World Report 30
EDUCATION: LIVE & THRIVE high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia and over 414 high schools In Georgia. These 24,000 high schools were ranked on six factors based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college. Visit www.usnews.com/education/best-highschools/georgia to learn more about this ranking and the methodology. Fulton County’s SAT scores continue to exceed the state and national average. Additionally, seven Fulton County high schools rank within the top 15 highest scoring schools in Georgia, with the majority of them located in the Alpharetta and surrounding community. According to the College Board, Fulton has more schools with high SAT performance than any other district in Georgia.
Alpharetta recognizes that high quality early childhood programs are not only great for students and their parents, they also serve as great economic stabilizers and equalizers. Good schools bring more residents (and jobs) to the area which helps to increase the availability of taxpayer money to fund community improvements. Alpharetta’s exceptional primary and secondary schools are led by educated, talented, and forward-thinking administrators, teachers and support staff who focus on curriculum diversity and pay much attention to early intervention protocols to foster academic growth from the ground up. All seven of Alpharetta’s or surrounding area middle schools, including Amana Academy, show exemplary test assessment rates. According to GreatSchools, collectively, these middle schools continue to demonstrate a proficiency rate as high as 99% for all core subjects. Based on these stats, ratings and test scores, it is abundantly clear that throughout the school day in Alpharetta, there is a whole lot of learning, thinking, and discovery going on to propagate a student body awesomely prepared to take on life’s challenges long after high school graduation.
Across the board, Alpharetta-area high schools continue to earn top grades for a wide range of key educational attributes: √ High test scores √ Rigorous academic curricula √ Dedication to the arts √ Exceptional teaching staff √ Competitive athletic programs √ An abundance of clubs and organizations √ Ample volunteer opportunities Competitive sports programs include: • Football • Baseball • Basketball • Soccer • Lacrosse • Ice & Roller Hockey • Track and Field • Cross Country • Swimming & Diving • Wrestling • Tennis • Volleyball • Golf • Cheerleading • Rugby • Fencing • Ping Pong • Gymnastics • Equestrian Competitive programs for the visual, performing, and communicative arts include: Band • Orchestra • Chorus • Theatre • Debate • Speech • Chess More than 50 clubs and organizations tap into the diverse interests and varying skill levels of high school students. Knitting, Robotics, Foreign Language, Animal Rights, Habitat for Humanity, Bowling, and Frisbee are just a few of the clubs available. To learn more, visit http://fultonschools.org
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Going on the ideology that the main hope of a nation lies in the education of its youth, Alpharetta high schools are doing it right when it comes to laying a foundation that fosters a love of learning and a curriculum that teaches students to think. Outstanding teachers, exceptional leadership and governance, a challenging and stimulating curriculum, high test scores, dedication to the arts, competitive athletic programs, a vibrant cocurricular life evidenced by a variety of clubs and organizations, and ample opportunities for community involvement demonstrate why Alpharetta’s educational efforts work hard to take its students onward and upward.
Fulton County has 19 high schools. Seven (7) are in Alpharetta or surrounding areas; five (5) of those seven rank among Georgia’s best – as measured by U.S. News & World Report’s STEM test scores and college-readiness indices. A high school education focused on strong STEM curricula (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) can help teenagers develop problem-solving skills and provide them with a foundation to pursue a number of growing, in-demand careers. Alpharetta’s AP® test performance stats showed high participation rates and excellent scores among students: 68% of Alpharetta high school students took an average of 4 AP® test exams before they graduated. 90% of these students passed the exams affording them the opportunity to earn college credits while in high school and proving their readiness to take on more challenging material after graduation.
LIVE & THRIVE : EDUCATION
Alpharetta High School 3595 Webb Bridge Road Alpharetta, Georgia 30005 (470) 254-7640 (470) 254-7653 (Fax) http://school.fultonschools.org/hs/alpharetta Learning Zone 7
Enrollment for 2021-2022* (enrollment can fluctate during the school year) 9th Grade: 528 students 10th Grade: 520 students 11th Grade: 568 students 12th Grade: 584 students
Total Enrollment: 2200 students
Principal: Dr. Shannon N. Kersey Assistant Principals: Errol Dice, Clair Greenaway, Tina Johnson, Mike Scheifflee
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ocated north of Atlanta, Georgia, a few miles east of downtown Alpharetta, Alpharetta High School (AHS) opened In the Fall of 2004 to serve students residing in north Fulton County. In 2018, Alpharetta High School became an International Baccalaureate World School authorized to offer the Diploma Programme to eligble Juniors and Seniors. As the Alpharetta Raiders, our school colors are black and silver with an accent of burgundy. At Alpharetta High School, we believe that education creates opportunity. As a learning community, we seek to inspire intellectual curiosity and stimulate personal creativity by setting high expectations and developing engaging environments to promote a culture of continuous learning where hard work is a contributor to success. We respect the diverse perspectives, beliefs and backgrounds of others and strive to build a foundation of self-governing integrity that recognizes each of our unique contributions to both our local and the global community
Class of 2021 Graduate Profile (561 Graduates)
Academic Indicators National Rank: #399 (Top 2% nationally) State Rank: #12 Metro Atlanta Rank: #9 Fulton County Rank: #3 College Readiness Index Rank: #506 (Nationally) and #11 (State) Overall Scorcard: 97.76 out of 100 (took at least one AP Exam, Passed at least one AP Exam, Mathematics Proficiency, Reading Proficiency, Science Proficiency and Graduation Rank)
Attending four-year college: 89% Attending two-year/technical colleges: 4% Military/Other: 2% Workforce or Gap Year: 7% $3.2 million HOPE/Zell Miller scholarships $3.5 million other scholarships For additional Information, please visit https://www.fultonschools.org/alpharettahs
Achievements 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools: Ranked #3 Among Fulton County High Schools, Ranked #9 Among Metro Atlanta High Schools, Ranked #12 Among Georgia High Schools and Ranked #399 Among High Schools Nationally Niche 2021: #4 Best Public High Schools In Georgia, #4 Best College Prep Public High School In Georgia, #3 Best Public High School teachers In Georgia Newsweek: Best STEM Schools 2020 (Top 500 Nationally)
EDUCATION : LIVE & THRIVE Public Schools (within Alpharetta city limits) On March 26, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education (US ED) approved Georgia’s waiver of several accountability, school identification, and report card requirements. Thus, there are no CCRPI summary scores for the Webb Bridge Middle School state, school districts, or schools. In order to provide stakeholders with data that can assist in understanding the impact of the pandemic on student learning and support student learning in the future, available CCRPI-related data are reported in the 2021 data files. Please visit:www.gadoe.org for further clarification.
Alpharetta High School 3595 Webb Bridge Road (470) 254-7640 www.school.fultonschools.org/hs/alpharetta Principal: Dr. Shannon N. Kersey Grades: 9-12 2,294 students* Learning Zone 7 Student-Teacher Ratio: 19:1 Overall Scorecard: 97.76/100 (#399 out of 24,000 High Schools in the U.S.***) (#12 out of 414 High Schools in Georgia***) (#9 of High Schools in Metro Atlanta area***) (#3 of High Schools in Fulton County***)
Georgia high school students must earn at least 23 credits in various subjects to graduate. Students are assessed in English language arts, mathematics, science and social studies using the Georgia Milestones Assessment System. More information is available through the Georgia Department of Education at www.gadoe.org . For further detail on the results of the 2022 U.S. News & World Report Rankings please visit the following two links: https://www.usnews.com/education/k12?int=top_nav_K-8_Schools_ Rankings and https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/ search?state-urlname=georgia To learn more about the various testing standards and requirements for Learning Zones 5, 6 & 7 and other Fulton County schools and throughout the state of Georgia, please visit: www.gadoe.organd/orwww.fultonschools.org/ en/about/newtofcs/Pages/District-Performance.aspx.
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This year, as an added feature, we included data from 2022 U.S.News & World Report Rankings. The U.S. News & World Report K-12 directory encompasses 101,279 preschools, elementary, middle school and high schools throughout the United States. You can conduct a search based on the state, district or city near you. The data on student diversity, teachers, counselors, test scores and district spending can help you find the right school for your child. Middle and
elementary schools are ranked on their performance on state-required tests, graduation rate and how well they prepare their students for high school.
Creek View Elementary School 3995 Webb Bridge Road, Alpharetta, GA 30005 (470) 254-2932 http://school.fultonschools.org/es/creekview Principal: Monica In Grades: PK-5 884 students* Student-Teacher Ratio: 11:1 Learning Zone 7 Overall Score: 97.67/100 (#30 of Elementary Schools in Georgia***) (#5 of Elementary Schools in Fulton County***)
Lake Windward Elementary School 11770 East Fox Court, Alpharetta, GA 30004 (470) 254-7050 http://school.fultonschools.org/es/lakewindward Principal: Julie Morris Grades: PK-5 734 students* Student-Teacher Ratio: 14:1 Learning Zone 7 Overall Score: 90.73/100 (#38 of Elementary Schools in Georgia***) (#6 of Elementary Schools in Fulton County***)
Webb Bridge Middle School 4455 Webb Bridge Road, Alpharetta, GA 30005 (470) 254-2940 www.school.fultonschools.org/ms/webbbridge Principal: Rebecca Williams Grades: 6-8 1,157 students* Student-Teacher Ratio: 14:1 Learning Zone 7 Overall Score: 98/100 (#12 of Middle Schools in Georgia***) (#2 of Middle Schools in Fulton County***)
Manning Oaks Elementary School 405 Cumming Street, Alpharetta, GA 30004 (470) 254-2912 http://school.fultonschools.org/es/manningoaks Principal: Nikkole Flowers Grades: PK-5 790 students* Student-Teacher Ratio 13:1 Learning Zone 7 Overall Score: 57.56/100 (#528 of Elementary Schools in Georgia***) (#37 of Elementary Schools in Fulton County***)
Alpharetta Elementary School 192 Mayfield Road, Alpharetta, GA 30009 (470) 254-7015 http://school.fultonschools.org/es/alpharetta Principal: Cathy Crawford Grades: PK-5 495 students* Student-Teacher Ratio 11:1 Learning Zone 7 Overall Score: 90.76/100 (#116 of Elementary Schools in Georgia***) (#20 of Elementary Schools in Fulton County***)
New Prospect Elementary School 3055 Kimball Bridge Road, Alpharetta, GA 30022 (470) 254-2800 http://school.fultonschools.org/es/newprospect Principal: Amy Lemons Grades: PK-5 494 students* Student-Teacher Ratio: 12:1 Learning Zone 7 Overall Score: 90.84/100 (#115 of Elementary Schools in Georgia***) (#19 of Elementary Schools in Fulton County***)
* Attendance will fluctuate annually
***Based on a 2022 U.S. News & World Report Ranking
LIVE & THRIVE : EDUCATION * Attendance will fluctuate annually ***Based on a 2022 U.S. News & World Report Ranking Public Schools (Surrounding Areas)
Cambridge High School
Northwestern Middle School
2845 Bethany Bend, Milton, GA 30004 (470) 254-2883 http://school.fultonschools.org/hs/cambridge Principal: Ashley Agans
12805 Birmingham Hwy., Alpharetta, GA 30004 (470) 254-2870 www.school.fultonschools.org/ms/northwestern Principal: Joel M. Peterson
Grades: 9-12 2,043 students* Learning Zone 7 Student-Teacher Ratio: 19:1 Overall Scorecard: 97.80/100 (#393 out of 24,000 High Schools in the U.S.**) (#11 out of 414 High Schools in Georgia**) (#8 of High Schools in Metro Atlanta area**) (#2 of High Schools in Fulton County**)
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5230 Taylor Road, Johns Creek, GA 30022 (470) 254-7600 http://school.fultonschools.org/hs/chattahoochee Principal: Michael Todd Grades: 9-12 1,976 students* Learning Zone 6 Student-Teacher Ratio: 17:1 Overall Scorecard: 97.76/100 (#400 out of 24,000 High Schools in the U.S.**) (#13 out of 414 High Schools in Georgia**) (#10 of High Schools in Metro Atlanta area**) (#4 of High Schools in Fulton County**)
FCS Innovation Academy High School 125 Milton Avenue, Alpharetta, GA 30009 (470) 254-5360 https://www.fultonschools.org/innovationacademy Principal: Scott Kent Learning Zone 7 (see article on page36)
Milton High School 13025 Birmingham Hwy., Alpharetta, GA 30004 (470) 254-7000 http://school.fultonschools.org/hs/milton Principal: Brian Jones Grades: 9-12 2,271 students* Learning Zone 7 Student-Teacher Ratio: 19:1 Overall Scorecard: 95.30/100 (#838 out of 24,000 High Schools in the U.S.**) (#25 out of 414 High Schools in Georgia**) (#21 of High Schools in Metro Atlanta area**) (#6 of High Schools in Fulton County**)
Haynes Bridge Middle School 10665 Haynes Bridge Rd, Alpharetta, GA 30022 (470) 254-7030 http://school.fultonschools.org/ms/haynesbridge Principal: Lauren Malekebu Grades: 6-8 751 students* Learning Zone 5 Student-Teacher Ratio: 13:1 Overall Score: 68/100 (#177 of Middle Schools in Georgia**) (#12 of Middle Schools in Fulton County**)
Hopewell Middle School 13060 Cogburn Road, Milton, GA 30004 (470) 254-3240 http://school.fultonschools.org/ms/hopewell Principal: Michael LeMoyne Grades: 6-8 1, 443 students* Learning Zone 7 Student-Teacher Ratio: 14:1 Overall Score: 87.64/100 (#69 of Middle Schools in Georgia**) (#8 of Middle Schools in Fulton County**)
Grades: 6-8 1,280 students* Learning Zone 7 Student-Teacher Ratio: 14:1 Overall Score: 92.18/100 (#44 of Middle Schools in Georgia based**) (#5 of Middle Schools in Fulton County**)
Cogburn Woods Elementary 13080 Cogburn Rd., Alpharetta, GA 30004 (470) 254-2845 http://school.fultonschools.org/es/cogburnwoods Principal: Lisa M. Garosi Grades: PK-5 764 students* Learning Zone 7 Student-Teacher Ratio: 15:1 Overall Score: 86.66/100 (#167 of Elementary Schools in Georgia**) (#25 of Elementary Schools in Fulton County**)
Crabapple Crossing Elementary 12775 Birmingham Hwy., Milton, GA 30004 (470) 254-7055 http://school.fultonschools.org/es/crabapplecrossing Principal: Dr. Tresa Cheatham Grades: PK-5 640 students* Learning Zone 7 Overall Score: 96.95/100 (#39 of Elementary Schools in Georgia**) (#7 of Elementary Schools in Fulton County**)
Dolvin Elementary 10495 Jones Bridge Rd., Johns Creek, GA 30022 (470) 254-7020 http://school.fultonschools.org/es/dolvin Principal: Karen Cooke Grades: PK-5 700 students* Learning Zone 6 Student-Teacher Ratio: 16:1 Overall Score: 95.98/100 (#51 of Elementary Schools in Georgia**) (#12 of Elementary Schools in Fulton County**)
Ocee Elementary 4375 Kimball Bridge Rd., Johns Creek, GA 30022 (470) 254-2960 http://school.fultonschools.org/es/ocee Principal: Kerri-Ann Williams Grades: PK-5 631 students* Learning Zone 6 Student-Teacher Ratio: 14:1 Overall Score: 89.95 (#126 of Elementary Schools in Georgia**) (#21 of Elementary Schools in Fulton County**)
high school courses than any other Fulton middle school. Its mission is to prepare students for high academic achievement, beyond what they think possible, so that they become active contributors to building a better world.
Private Preschool, Elementary, Middle and High Schools For the 2022-2023 school year, there are over 40 top private schools in Alpharetta and surrounding areas, serving more than 5,500 students.
Alexsander Academy (All Boys/Special Education) 1090 Powers Place, 30009 (404) 839-5910 www.alexsanderacademy.org Grades: 1-12
Alpharetta Academy 10955 Jones Bridge Road, 30022 (770) 740-9260 Grades: PK
Alpharetta Christian Academy 44 Academy Street, 30009 (770) 475-5762 www.alpharettachristianacademy.com Grades: N5-6, 347 students
Alpharetta International Academy 4772 Webb Bridge Road, 30005 (770) 475-0558 www.aiamontessori.com Grades: PK-5, 200 students
Alpharetta Methodist Church 89 Cumming Street, 30004 (770) 518-1652
AMCA– The Academy 89 Cumming Street, 30009 (770) 569-2230 Grades:K-6
Bridgeway Christian Academy 4755 Kimball Bridge Road, 30005 (770) 751-1972 www.bridgewayca.org Grades: PK-8, 169 students
Bright Horizons/Family Solutions 3105 Webb Road, 30004 (678) 393-2991
CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOL
Children Today Montessori Learning Center
10465 Jones Bridge Road, 30022 (770) 817-8200 Grades: PK-K, 106 Students
285 South Main Street, 30009 (678) 624-0989 www.amanaacademy.org Grades: K-8 780 Students* Student-Teacher Ratio: 16:1 (#59 of Middle Schools in Georgia**) (#7 of Middle Schools in Fulton County**) (#80 of Elementary Schools in Georgia**) (#17 of Elementary Schools in Fulton County**)
Amana Academy is a tuition-free public charter school serving students in Fulton County. It is located in Alpharetta and is open to students in grades K-8. Amana Academy is a STEM-Certified school in Alpharetta. Amana's middle school has a higher percentage of participation in
Crabapple Academy 285 Rucker Road, 30004 (770) 475-4544 Grades: PK .cremedelacreme.com Grades: Infants-K, 100 students
Crabapple Montessori School 12387 Crabapple Road, 30004 (770) 569-5200 www.crabapplemontessori.com Grades: PK-4, 164 students
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Windward Child Development Center
8730 Nesbit Ferry Road, 30002 (770) 998-1844 www.crèmedelacreme.com Grades: Infants-K, 100 students
3290 Old Alabama Road, 30022 (770) 667-1277 www.montessorischool.com Grades: PK-5, 47 students
5830 Windward Parkway, 30005 (678) 624-0222 www.cclc.com Grades: NS-PK
Discovery Point Daycare Midway
Mount Pisgah Christian School
William & Reed Academy
4015 Discovery Drive, 30004 (770) 664-1773 Grades: PK
9820 Nesbit Ferry Road, 30022 (678) 336-3443 www.experiencepisgah.org Grades: NS-12, 843 students
11877 Douglas Road, 30005 (678) 456-5131 Grades: 6-12, 112 students
Fulton Science Academy 3035 Fanfare Way, 30009 (678) 366-2555 www.fultonscienceacademy.com Grades: PK-12, 580 students
Nesbit Ferry KinderCare
The Goddard School
Primrose School of Alpharetta
12665 Crabapple Road, 30004 (678) 366-6161 Grades: PK-K, 115 students
315 Henderson Village Parkway, 30004 (770) 664-7508 www.primroseschools.com/schools/alpharetta Grades: Infant-Kindergarten
3325 Greenfern Court, 30004 (678) 624-0098
Holcomb Bridge School 2675 Holcomb Bridge Road, 30022 (770) 998-2027
Holy Redeemer Catholic School 3380 Old Alabama Road, 30022 (770) 410-4056 Grades: K-8, 500 students
Huntington Learning Center 12850 Highway 9 North, Suite 2100 30004 (678) 240-9240
Kids R Kids Milton 139 Highway 9 North, 30004 (770) 518-6863
King's Ridge Christian School 2765 Bethany Bend, 30004 (770) 754.5738 www.kingsridgecs.org Grades: K-12, 858 students See our ad on page 31
The Lionheart School (Special Ed) 180 Academy Street, 30009 (770) 772-4555 www.thelionheartschool.com Grades: PK-12, 40 students
Primrose School of Jones Bridge 11130 Jones Bridge Road, 30022 (770) 664-8911 www.primroseschools.com Grades: PK
Nesbit Ferry Montessori 9330 Nesbit Ferry Road, 30022 (770) 552-8454 Grades: PK-4, 100 students
Primrose School of Mansell Road 1015 Kingswood Place, 30009 (770) 552-1986 www.primroseschools.com Grades: PK
Rivers Academy 38 N. Main Street, 30009 (770) 360-7221 Grades: 4-12, 203 students
Sunshine STEM Academy 1675 Hembree Road, 30009 (770) 674-0010 Grades: PK-5, 118 students
HIGHER EDUCTION Alpharetta residents have access to higher education, ranging from the Alpharetta campus of DeVry University to the numerous colleges and universities in the Metro Atlanta area.
555 North Point Center, Suite 175 Alpharetta, GA 30022 770-619- 3600
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Headstart Montessori Academy, LLC
9550 Nesbit Ferry Road, 30022 (770) 587-1436 Grades: NS-PK
Emory Continuing Education 1725 Windward Concourse Alpharetta, GA 30005 404-727-6000 www.emory.edu
Georgia State University 3775 Brookside Parkway Alpharetta, GA 30022 678-566- 2200 www.gsu.edu
Gwinnett Technical College 2875 Old Milton Parkway Alpharetta, GA 30009 770-962- 7580 www.gwinnetttech.edu
North Fulton Center 4100 Old Milton Parkway, Suite 200 Alpharetta, GA 30005 770-720- 9191 770-475- 0263 Fax email@example.com
Unique Academy 2865 Webb Road, 30004 (678) 762-0216
McGinnis Woods Country Day School 5380 Faircroft Drive, 30005 (770) 664-7764 www.mcginniswoods.org Grades: PK-8, 429 students
Medlock Bridge Montessori School 5815 Medlock Bridge Pkwy., 30022 (770) 623-1965 www.montessori.com Grades: NS-PK, 104 students
Mill Springs Academy 13660 New Providence Road, 30004 (770) 360-1336 www.millsprings.org Grades: 1-12, 284 students
Gwinnett Technical College
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WHO WE ARE Innovation Academy is a STEM magnet high school that provides an educational experience that will help push students to be creators and problem-solvers for a continuously changing world. WHAT WE BELIEVE We believe that effective learning cannot be isolated from the world around us. To truly learn something, people need to be engaged in a real-world environment where they learn to work in teams, communicate effectively, and practice critical analysis and creative problem-solving to understand how the knowledge they gain in class actually helps them after leaving our school. We believe that students learn best when they get to do and redo. Students need to try things, experiment and test; then reflect and try again. WHAT WE DO Our problem-based learning curriculum allows students the freedom to actively engage in their education. They will work in teams to solve complex problems, like providing safe drinking water to people in disaster zones. These projects allow students to gain deep understanding of learning standards by seeing them applied in a real-world setting. Requiring students to complete a career pathway in healthcare science, engineering, or information technology allows students to study STEM standards through the lens of some of the most cutting edge career opportunities in our modern world. This connects core content class objectives with practical applications. Students will complete a self-selected culminating project which ensures students will be able to apply the knowledge they gained in their course work with the less-tangible, but equally important skills such as teamwork, communication, critical thinking and creative problem-solving. Employers at all levels claim these skills are most important for students to develop. Practical application and mastery of all these skills is essential to be a leader in today’s workforce. WHAT WE EXPECT There are only a few, although important, requirements to join us at Innovation Academy. WE EXPECT OUR STUDENTS TO BE: Passionate: Do you care deeply for one or more subjects whether you are learning in school or on your own? Curious: Do you look for answers to questions even when it takes effort? Humble: Are you ok with being wrong? Are you ok seeking out answers by asking others? Problem-seekers: Do you like to find challenges in the world around you? Problem-solvers: Does it bother you when you don't know the answer to something? Will you work hard to find the answer? If you answer yes to these questions and are a hard worker, you will excel at Innovation Academy.
Twitter: @innovationacaga Instagram: @iafulton www.fultonschools.org/innovationacademy 125 Milton Avenue Alpharetta, GA 30009 470-254-5360
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is a very special place. Among our strengths, there are a number of things that set us apart. First, it is a place of great intellectual activity and academic rigor. We seek to be the best in the world at providing a Christian college-preparatory program for students in grades Pre-K - 12; teaching students to view all learning through a Biblical template.
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Second, we have a passion to bring every student into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ while equipping our students to do with all excellence that which God calls them to do. From our founding in 2001 until now, our enduring mission has been to be a Christian community providing a college preparatory education equipping student to know, to serve, and to believe in Christ. Third, we’re preparing young men and women not just for college but also for life. Our aim is to educate not indoctrinate. Students not only have the freedom but also the encouragement to pursue knowledge, as well as their giftedness and calling, to the fullest extent possible. It would be my honor to introduce you to the King’s Ridge Christian School that I’ve come to know: a place where learning is contagious, the faculty is engaging, faith is deepened, and exciting things are happening. If you share the same passion and mission and are interested in experiencing it, I hope you’ll pay us a visit. Dr. Edward Spurka, Head of School
CONTACT ADMISSIONS FOR A PERSONAL TOUR FULL DAY PRE-K - 12TH GRADE - AFTERSCHOOL CARE UNTIL 6:00 PM KingsRidgeCS.org | 770-754-5738 | 2765 Bethany Bend, Alpharetta, GA 30004
Kings Ridge Christian School is a Christian community providing a college preparatory education equipping students to know, to serve, and to believe.
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There are three major hospitals within close proximity to Alpharetta: Northside Hospital Forsyth, WellStar North Fulton Hospital and Emory Johns Creek Hospital. There are also dozens of medical centers, including Northside Hospital Alpharetta Medical Campus, which provides quality outpatient services and community programming, the Northside/Alpharetta Cancer Center, and Pediatric Center at Northside/ Alpharetta. The city has numerous urgent care centers for minor emergencies when primary care offices are closed. Medical facilities in Alpharetta offer everything from primary care check-ups and ob-gyn visits to psychiatric care and orthopedic surgery.
Northside Hospital/ Alpharetta Medical Campus
lpharetta and the Atlanta region expect and deserve greater patient access to quality medical care than ever before. Northside Hospital offers that with renowned physicians and full-service facilities nearby. In August 2019, Northside Hospital merged with Gwinnett Health System. The expanded Northside Hospital system is one of Georgia’s leading health care providers, with five acute-care hospitals in Atlanta, Canton, Cumming, Duluth and Lawrenceville, and more than 250 outpatient locations across the state. More Northside physicians are opening offices in North Fulton, Forsyth, Cherokee and Gwinnett counties to better serve patients closer to home and that aggressive growth is expected to continue. Virtual visits also are now available with many of Northside’s providers. Northside leads the U.S. in newborn deliveries and is among the state’s top providers of cancer care, sports medicine, cardiovascular and surgical services. More than 3,900 physicians and 24,000 employees serve 4.6 million patient visits each year.
BUILT TO BEAT CANCER The Northside Hospital Cancer Institute ranks in the top two among community cancer programs in the nation for newly diagnosed and treated cancer cases. With a convenient location on the Northside/Alpharetta Medical Campus, the Institute provides exceptional cancer treatment to Georgians looking for greater access to expert personalized care (including skin, lung, breast, liver and pancreas, gynecologic, colorectal and prostate cancers). RECOGNIZED FOR CARE EXCEPTIONAL CARDIAC Northside Hospital Cardiovascular Institute has brought together Georgia’s leading cardiologists with the resources and technology of the Northside network. Together, the team has earned quality achievement awards for heart failure, heart attack and stroke care from national accreditation groups. Appointments are available in Braselton, Canton, Cumming, Holly Springs, Lawrenceville, Midtown Atlanta and Sandy Springs. GEORGIA’S LEADER IN SAME-DAY JOINT REPLACEMENTS Northside Hospital Forsyth is a regional leader in same-day joint replacement, performing more surgeries than any other Georgia hospital. Northside offers
expertise that ranks in the top ten robotic surgery programs in Georgia, meaning patients with post-sports related injuries and osteoarthritis return to a better quality of life much faster. UNDISPUTED LEADER IN MATERNITY SERVICES Northside is well known and respected for its maternity services, which include a Level-III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). More than 25,000 babies were born at Northside hospitals in 2019. A teambased approach that uses the expertise of obstetricians and gynecologists, certified nurse midwives, pediatricians, nurses, lactation consultants and others means that all babies born at Northside receive the individualized, special care that is expected from the nation’s leader in maternity services. Follow @NorthsideHosp on social media, and for more information, including free community health screenings, visit northside.com.
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6325 Hospital Parkway, Johns Creek, GA 30097 (678) 474-7000 www.emoryhealthcare.org/johnscreek To find a physician, call (678) 474-8200
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Emory Johns Creek Hospital
Emory Johns Creek Hospital is a 150-bed acute-care facility located in the heart of Johns Creek. As part of the Emory Healthcare network, we’re committed to providing Johns Creek and surrounding communities with academic and research based medicine with a focus on patient and family-centered care. Our team includes more than 1,000 employees, 440 Emory faculty, 415 private practice physicians and 57 Emory Specialty Associate physicians, along with more than 150 volunteers. We offer a comprehensive range of services including: emergency medicine, 24-hour Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, a birth center with Level III neonatal intensive care, adult intensive care provided around the clock by board-certified critical care intensivists and intensive care unit (ICU) trained advanced practice providers, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, breast imaging with 3-D digital mammography, interventional radiology, a certified bariatric program, advanced cardiac and stroke care, vascular care, sleep medicine, rehabilitation, a comprehensive surgery program, pain center, gastroenterology, the newest robotic equipment, and a stateof-the-art hyperbarics and wound care center.
HOSPITAL EXPANSION Construction on an extensive expansion project was recently completed at Emory Johns Creek Hospital. Two new floors have been added to the existing facility, including 40 beds. The new space will help balance patient demand, improve staff efficiency and streamline care. In maintaining Emory Healthcare’s commitment to sustainability, the building addition features natural daylight with large windows, LED lighting and controls, and low-emitting interior finishes. The new area officially opened in June 2021.
NATIONALLY-DESIGNATED CANCER CENTER FOR GEORGIA As the National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center for the state of Georgia, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University is at the forefront of cancer research and discovery. Serving Johns Creek and all of Georgia, Winship develops and delivers some of the world’s most effective ways to prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat cancer. Winship patients are seen by multidisciplinary teams that develop individualized treatment plans to meet each patient’s specific needs, including access to over 250 clinical trials. Winship physicians are experts in specific cancers and use the latest in precision medicine, targeted therapies and advanced technologies to achieve the best outcomes for their patients.
ORTHOPAEDIC & SPORTS MEDICINE SERVICES We offer several surgical and non-surgical treatments for a broad range of orthopaedic conditions resulting from sports injuries, musculoskeletal injuries or conditions related to disease. Our physicians specialize in sports medicine, spine, joint replacement and non-emergency orthopaedic trauma at Emory Johns Creek Hospital, so you can stay in the community and close to home. Our physicians also provide orthopaedic and sports medicine care for the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Dream, Georgia Tech, Emory University, Oglethorpe University, U.S. Soccer, and Track & Field teams, as well as teams at several area high schools.
EMORY BARIATRIC CENTER AT JOHNS CREEK Emory Bariatric Center at Johns Creek is recognized as an accredited comprehensive facility by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement
Program (MBSAQIP). Our surgeons have performed more than 5,000 weight loss procedures both robotically and laparoscopically. Our program has an outstanding success rate and is designed to provide a lifelong approach to a healthy lifestyle.
CARDIAC AND VASCULAR CARE The cardiologists at Emory Johns Creek Hospital are committed to providing comprehensive heart and vascular treatment options, including preventive cardiology and the evaluation and management of patients with known or suspected heart disease and/or peripheral vascular disease. Our specialty-trained cardiologists create individualized treatment plans for patients with various types of heart failure. The Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory provides a variety of cardiac procedures including angioplasty and stent placement, delivering on average less than 60-minute doorto-balloon times, far below the national goal of 90 minutes, for severe heart attacks. Emory Johns Creek Hospital is also an accredited Chest Pain Center with Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) capabilities.
WOMEN’S SERVICES Emory Johns Creek Hospital is dedicated to providing women in all stages of life with exceptional health care. Our Center for Breast Care is designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology. We’re staffed with a multi-disciplinary team of experts in breast imaging and radiology, medical oncology, pathology, and reconstructive plastic surgery. Emory Women’s Center at Findley Road offers gynecology and obstetrics services to our patients. The clinic is staffed with board-certified obstetrician-gynecologists and Certified Nurse Midwives. Additionally, we have doctors covering gynecologic specialty services including pelvic reconstruction and urogynecology. Our team is also equipped to handle all aspects of pregnancy and childbirth. Our Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) offers in-house, 24-hour neonatology and anesthesia services.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH Emory Johns Creek Hospital is committed to serving our community through a variety of health fairs, classes, events, and support groups, including: Events & Free Health Screenings • Women’s Wellness Expo • 5K Scrub Run & Health Festival Classes & Support Groups • Bariatric Support Group • Birth Center Tours • Childbirth and Breastfeeding classes • Stroke Support Group • Diabetes Self-management/Diabetes Education: 404-778-4991 • Nutrition Counseling: 678-474-8100 • Navigate Recovery Substance Abuse Support Classes • Total Joint Replacement • Metastatic Breast Cancer Support Group To register for a class or seminar, please call Emory Healthcare HealthConnection at 404-778-7777. Thank you for choosing Emory Johns Creek Hospital for your health and treatment care options. Our mission is to provide comprehensive care to you and your family with innovation, excellence and collaboration.
HEALTHCARE : LIVE & THRIVE SELECTED MEDICAL FACILITIES/OFFICES Atlanta Hypotherapy Clinic 8054 Allerton Lane Cumming, GA 30009 404-823-3723 atlantahypotherapyclinic.com
Bender Orthopaedics & Spine Specialist 11660 Alpharetta Hwy., Suite 630 Roswell, GA 30076 678-297-7588 benderorthopaedics.com
Capstone Chiropractic 480 North Main St., Suite 201 Alpharetta, GA 30009 770-864-1195 capstonealpharetta.com
Crabapple Physical Therapy & Light Laser Pain Relief Center
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12220 Birmingham Highway, Bldg. 10, Suite C Milton, GA 30004 770-686-3700 crabapplept.com
Dr. Sarah Druckman, DC 44 Milton Ave #204 Alphartta, GA 30004 678-995-3862 drsarahdruckman.com
Modern Obstetrics & Gynecology of North Atlanta, P.C. 2710 Old Milton Parkway Milton, GA 30009 404-446-2496 reyesobgyn.com
Morrow Family Medicine - Milton 12970 Highway 9 Milton, GA 30004 770-781-8004 morrowfammed.com
North Atlanta Vascular Clinic & Vein Center 6300 Hospital Parkway, Suite 375 Johns Creek, GA 30097 770-771-5260 www.navascularclinic.com
North Atlanta Women's Care 4040 Old Milton Parkway, Suite 200 Alpharetta, GA 30005 770-771-5270 www.nawcare.com
Northside Urgent Care & Family Medicine 11180 State Bridge Road, Suite 501 Alpharetta, GA 30022 770-343-9898 www.northsideurgentcare.com
Roswell Health & Injury Center 1499 Alpharetta Hwy., Suite 100 Alpharetta, GA 30009 770-442-3343 roswellchiropractor.com
Trinity Care at Home 48 Old Roswell Street Alpharetta, GA 30004 678-359-3168 trinitycareathome.com
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METHODIST Alpharetta First United Methodist
Congregation Gesher L’Torah
4755 Kimball Bridge Rd. (770) 751-1972 www.bridgeway.net
4320 Kimball Bridge Rd. (770) 777-4009 www.gltorah.org
69 North Main St. (770) 475-5576 www.afumc.org
Clear Springs Missionary
Congregation Dor Tamid
St. James United Methodist
Baptist Church 2725 Kimball Bridge Rd. (770) 664-6863
11165 Parsons Road (770) 623-8860 www.dortamid.org
First Baptist Church of Alpharetta 44 Academy St. (770) 475-6556 www.fbca.com
Providence Baptist Church 20075 Providence Rd. (770) 475-3627
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CATHOLIC St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church 535 Rucker Rd. (770) 475-4501 www.sta.org
LUTHERAN Christ the Shepherd Lutheran Church 4655 Webb Bridge Rd. (770) 475-0640 www.cts.org
Messiah Lutheran Church – WELS 4765 Kimball Bridge Rd. (770) 751-9357 www.messiahlutheran.ws
The River Church 501 S. Main St., Suite 101 (678) 860-0971 www.wadeintheriver.org
3000 Webb Bridge Road (678) 762-1543 www.stjamesumc.org
NON-DENOMINATIONAL Keepin’ It Real “Lighthouse” Inc. 61 Old Canton St. (770) 360-5601 www.keepinitreallighthouse.com
Kingdom Ambassadors Intl. Worship Ctr. 11925 Wills Rd. (770) 853-7231 www.crystalstallings.org
The Lighthouse Church 18271 Union Hill Rd. (770) 664-3644
North Point Community Church 4350 Northpoint Pkwy. (770) 290-5600 www.northpoint.org
Spirit of God Christian Church 11940 Alpharetta Hwy. (770) 777-6889 www.spiritofgodcc.org
PRESBYTERIAN Alpharetta Presbyterian 180 Academy St. (770) 751-0033 www.alpharettapres.com
OTHER CHURCHES Abundant Life Community Church 625-A Sims Industrial Blvd. (678) 319-9700 www.livingabundantly.net
Alpharetta Church of God 1460 Mid Broadwell Rd. (770) 475-5788 www.alpharettachurchofgod.com
The Hanuman Mandir 390 Cumming St., Suite 1 (770) 475-7701 www.thehanuman.org
Holy Trinity Christian Church 3655 Preston Ridge Rd. (404) 368-9790 www.holytrinitychristianchurch.com
Reach One Church 13660 New Providence Rd. (770) 609-7941
PUBLIC SAFETY : LIVE & THRIVE The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety is a unique agency
that includes three divisions of public safety services under one organization – 911, fire and police. From our beginnings as a police department and a fire department to the combination into a Public Safety Department in 2004, we strive to meet our mission every day — enhancing the quality of life for those that live, work, and play in the City of Alpharetta. Receiving nationwide recognition for its performance, Alpharetta’s 911 Center is known as one of the top 911 centers. In 2016, it became one of the first in Georgia to implement the “Text to 911” capability and it is the first center in the state to incorporate NG911 technology, ensuring more accurate location information. In 2017, the Center received one of the rarest honors to be given to any 911 center – the prestigious International Academy of Emergency Dispatch (IAED) accreditations for its police, fire, and EMS operations.
Alpharetta’s Fire Department is a proactive division that focuses on providing the best fire and emergency medical services to save lives while minimizing loss as much as possible through prevention and education. The Fire
FIRE SERVICE DIVISION 2565 Old Milton Parkway, 30009 For emergencies, dial 911 Non-Emergency: 678-297-6300 x1 Business: (678) 297-6302 Fire Station #81 2970 Webb Bridge Road, 30009 Fire Station #82 3070 Market Place Boulevard, 30009 Fire Station #83 9600 Westside Parkway, 30009 Fire Station #84 525 Park Bridge Parkway, 30009 Fire Station #85 1475 Mid Broadwell Road, 30009 Fire Station #86 3275 Kimball Bridge Road, 30009
The ISO is the national “gold standard” used by fire departments across the nation as the governing body that determines what category fire departments should be rated in regard to insurance risks. Alpharetta’s Police Department is a modern and progressive law enforcement agency focused on strengthening our team to support our community. The Police Department includes the Uniform Patrol Division, Criminal Investigations, Support Services, Administrative Services and an Office of Professional Standards. We have received national accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation by Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), the premier credentialing association for public safety agencies and have held this award for over 20 years. The department has also received state certification through the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police. To achieve both processes, the agency voluntarily holds itself to a set of standards acknowledged worldwide as best practices and submits to annual reviews and compliance audits. We fully believe that what makes our department great is our community! Take a few minutes and get to know us, check in on social media, and join us for events and volunteer programs — we look forward to meeting you!
POLICE SERVICES DIVISION 2565 Old Milton Parkway, 30009 Emergencies: Dial 911 Non-Emergencies: (678) 297-6300 Business: (678) 297-6302 These components consist of:
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911 COMMUNICATIONS DIVISION Crime Stoppers Tip Line Phone: (678) 297-6307 Fulton County Jail (North Annex Alpharetta) Phone: (404) 612-3432 or 3434 Inmate Information: http://www.fultonsheriff.org/ inmate-information.html Interactive lobby For accident reports, open records, vacation house checks, and more, visit https://p2c.alpharetta.ga.us/p2c/
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The Center continues to maintain this Tri-Accreditation by reapplying every three years and is one of the few emergency dispatch 911 centers worldwide to hold all three accreditations. In 2021, the Center added an additional award when they became accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.
Department holds the highest ISO rating score (ISO 1) as determined by the Insurance Services Office (ISO). In fact, Alpharetta Fire Department is one of only 474 agencies out of roughly 48,000 fire departments nationwide to obtain this prestigious accreditation with an almost perfect score!
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ALPHARETTA: LIVE, WORK AND PLAY TO THE FULLEST
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Alpharetta is a city positioned as one of the most admired live, work and play communities in the country. And its humble leaders are still hungry for more. The city has a resident population of just over 66,500 people. During the day, more than 100,000 people come and go, working in its many expanding corporate campuses rooted in the tech and financial services industries. And in the evening, everyone gets to play in
the electric nightlife buzzing up and down Old Milton Parkway from the high-end shops, bars and restaurants in Avalon, to the packed party scene on main street near City Hall. Avalon is one of the largest and most celebrated mixed-use developments built anywhere in the country over the last 10 years. It is centered around a top-notch movie theater overlooking a large open gathering area used
in the summer for concerts and picnics, and in the winter for ice-skating. The east side is bookended by high-rise offices housing among other things, Microsoft’s regional headquarters, and the Hotel Avalon. The west side runs out into smaller, high-end offices and $1 millionplus homes and condos. In between are highend retail shops, restaurants and a spectacular Whole Foods. Downtown Alpharetta is a mix of the old city on one side, where old infrastructure has been smartly converted into modern restaurants and offices, and the new city on the other, which includes a newly constructed cluster of cityblock style buildings hosting restaurants, shops and residential units. Residents, daytime employees, and visitors from neighboring cities and beyond all venture to Avalon and Alpharetta’s downtown district to mingle and enjoy a night out on the town. There is a mixture of everything one could want, from a high-end restaurant like Rumi’s Kitchen in Avalon, to the downtown hangout Truck & Tap which boasts a large beer collection and a different food truck every night serving up the goods out back. Alpharetta was one of the first suburban cities in the country to fully incorporate fiber-optic cables into its standard infrastructure. Laying miles of cable along Old Milton Parkway and Windward Parkway back in the 1990’s, Alpharetta was then thought of as the most connected city in the country. And out of those cables sprouted headquarters, regional headquarters and data centers of some of the largest tech companies in the world. As the needs of employees changed, these campuses have morphed over time where some of them
also include their own dining halls, workout centers and spas. And all take advantage of being close to Avalon and the city center. Since Alpharetta leapt onto the high-end home scene years ago after the development of Georgia’s first gated community, Country Club of the South, the city is now awash in gated golf communities, swim and tennis communities and more dense condos and high-end apartments. The city today boasts just about any style of living you might be looking for. And if you are looking to get active, Alpharetta has that too. The City’s Big Creek Greenway runs along Big Creek and is a paved, multi-use trail spanning the entire city connecting south into trails in Roswell, and north into trails in Forsyth County. And it is in the process of building out its Alpha Loop, a multi-use trail that will run throughout the city, connecting downtown, to Avalon, to the business districts and to the Big Creek Greenway.
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The Recreation and Park’s Department award-winning facilities for youth sports are complimented by the Wills Park Equestrian Center, which hosts regional and national horse competitions. It is currently undergoing a multimillion-dollar renovation to attract some of the country’s top events. Also under a renovation of sorts, is the North Point Mall area. As shoppers preferences have turned more toward outdoor gathering places like Avalon, the city has worked closely with the mall owners and surrounding property owners to repurpose the area. Once seen as a place for high-end shopping with some Class A office centers, the area is being transformed to also include a much larger residential component. The mall is being converted to include apartments and offices, whose residents will in turn visit the retail stores in and around it. The city has plans for more multi-use trails to make it easier for residents to walk and bike throughout the area. Alpharetta’s leaders have proven that they are not resting on their laurels and are always looking for way to improve. At the Alpharetta Business Association’s annual State of the City breakfast, Mayor Jim Gilvin talked about initiatives like realigning the city’s Economic Development Department with the Community Development Department “Because the two go hand-in-hand.” He talked about intersection improvements, road widenings and a new bond referendum that passed and will open up millions of dollars to capital improvement projects throughout the city. Alpharetta is a city where you can live, work and play to the fullest. And whose leaders are humbly focused on keeping it that way.
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LIVE & THRIVE : PARKS The Alpharetta Recreation, Parks & Cultural Services Department offers a wide variety of programs and activities for the family throughout the year. Visit www.alpharetta.ga.us/recreation to view to current schedule of programs, and to register. To contact the parks, programs, or facilities, or for updates and closures, call 678-297-6100. Alpharetta Adult Activity Center at North Park Address: 13450 Cogburn Road, 30004 Email: email@example.com Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday 8:30am 5:00pm; Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm
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Amenities: Multipurpose rooms, library, fitness room, arts building for stained glass, ceramics and art classes, Bocce Ball courts and Pickleball.
vision is to foster greater disability inclusion in the community. They not only brew great coffee, but also brew confidence, communication, cooperation, collaboration, commitment, and community-these seven C's drive their mission every day! Open Monday-Friday 8 am-5:30 pm and Saturday 8:30 am – 2 pm. www.brewable.com
Alpharetta Elementary School Community Park
Provides recreation programs to adults age 50 years and older, including exercise, pickleball, bocce ball, ceramics, day trips, Tai Chi, senior yoga, and stained glass. People age 50 and up are invited to use cardio fitness equipment, including treadmills, elliptical, recumbent bike, rowing machine and total body exerciser. Prior to using the fitness equipment, users must complete a health history and medical release form.
Address: 192 Mayfield Rd., 30009
Alpharetta Arts Center
Address: 2 Park Plaza, 30009 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: 238 Canton Street, Alpharetta, 30009 Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 8:00pm; Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm; Saturday 10:00am – 4:00pm; Sunday & Evenings: open during classes & events Email: email@example.com Amenities: The City of Alpharetta and Arts Alpharetta are thrilled to showcase the new Alpharetta Arts Center! The 10,000 square-foot space features state of the art amenities with multiple visual arts studios, clay studio, digital media studio, black-box theater studio, gallery exhibits and art events. The Arts Center offers multidisciplinary classes, workshops and lectures for children, teens and adults. Choose from ceramics, painting, drawing, sculpture, cartooning, theater, music, creative writing and numerous special interest classes.
Amenities: This playground was built in partnership with Fulton County Schools, Alpharetta Elementary School and City of Alpharetta. After school hours the park space is open to the community. This adaptive park features an ADA-accessible playground and track, basketball courts, play field space and on-site parking.
Brooke Street Park
Amenities: A 5-acre passive park in downtown Alpharetta, on the back side of City Hall. The park features lovely specimen trees, a winding concrete path, open lawn, plus a small reading garden located between City Hall and the Fulton County Library. A beautifully landscaped stream winds through the park. Restrooms and free parking are available. The park is open dusk to dawn. Park visitors will also enjoy the Alpharetta Arboretum and a variety of community programs and activities at Brooke Street Park.
Amenities: Gymnasiums, gymnastics center, dance room, locker room, showers, and outdoor walking paths. Alpharetta Community Center offers youthbased programs that include gymnastic, dance, instructional sports, pre-k recreation programs, babysitter boot camps, a wide variety of special events, summer day and specialty camps, special needs summer day camp and open gym basketball. BrewAble, a nonprofit café in the Alpharetta Community Center at 175 Roswell Street near Wills Park and downtown Alpharetta, is the only grassroots, volunteer driven nonprofit business of its kind in North Fulton. The mission is to provide meaningful employment and community connections for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities by creating opportunities to train, learn, and excel as employees in a café setting. The ultimate
Address: 13450 Cogburn Road, 30004 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Amenities: Lighted tennis and pickleball courts, multipurpose synthetic turf fields, lighted softball fields, rentable picnic pavilions, playgrounds, Adult Activity Center, Arts Building, Rotary Reflection Garden, and a 1.0 mile walking trail loop. Alpharetta Youth Softball Association (alpharettasoftball.com) and North Atlanta Football League (www.nafl.club), and North Metro Miracle League (www.nmml.net) at the Alpharetta Adapted Sports Complex.
Old Rucker Park Address: 900 Rucker Road Email: OldRuckerPark@alpharetta.ga.us Old Rucker Park is a 10-acre future park site, and the home of the Old Rucker Farm. The farm sits on approximately 2 acres within the future park, and is the headquarters of the city’s Community Agriculture Program. The farm grows vegetables, flowers, and herbs, and includes an outdoor classroom and a community garden. The Old Rucker Farm follows the principles of regenerative organic farming, and promotes care of the soil and plant management in accordance with natural systems. Removal of invasive species and replacement with native plants throughout the property is a key component to the educational and physical activity on site. The Farm hosts dozens of agriculture and nature based workshops annually, and grows over 5,000 lbs. of food per year, most of which is donated to the local food pantry.
Maxwell Park Address: 9305 Westside Parkway, 30009 Amenities: This 2-acre neighborhood park features a playground for local kids to enjoy.
Alpharetta Community Center Address: 175 Roswell Street, 30009 Email: email@example.com Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday 8:30am 9:00pm; Friday 8:30am - 7:00pm; Saturday 8:30am - 4:00pm
Preston Ridge Community Center Cogburn Road Park Address: 12825 Cogburn Road, 30004 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Amenities: Includes a .2 mile concrete walking path, restroom facility and passive play area. Two small group pavilions are available on a first come, first serve basis. A large playground serves youth age 2-5 years and 5-12 years. Park visitors will enjoy the Alpharetta Arboretum at Cogburn Road Park.
Encore Park Address: 2225 Encore Parkway,30009 Amenities: 6-acre park with walking trails and greenspace with a small passive play area. There is onsite parking and a beautiful art sculpture for all to enjoy
Address: 3655 Preston Ridge Road, Suite 100, 30005 Email: email@example.com Amenities: The Community Center (adjacent to the Ed Isakson YMCA) brings additional programming to the community, including seniors, teens, youth and community members with special needs. Programming will include enrichment classes,
PARKS : LIVE & THRIVE senior activities, special events and more and will compliment current YMCA offerings. This center is also available for private rentals for community groups Including small conferences, meetings and receptions.
Rock Mill Park Address: 3100 Kimball Bridge Road, 30022 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Amenities: Grass soccer fields, multipurpose synthetic turf field, baseball fields, tennis courts, arboretum, concession stands, picnic pavilions, Webb Zone Playground and a 1.7 mile walking trail of crushed limestone perfect for running and walking. Webb Bridge Park is home to Alpharetta Youth Baseball Association (www.alpharettayouthbaseball. org) and Alpharetta Ambush Soccer Club (www. alpharettaambush.org). Restrooms available.
Westside Fitness Park Address: 5150 Westside Parkway 1-acre park with outdoor fitness equipment, located on Westside Parkway across from Avalon. Walking access is required, due to no parking on site.
Wills Park Address: 11925 Wills Road, 30009 Email: email@example.com Recreation Center Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday 8:30am - 9:00pm; Friday 8:30am - 7:00pm; Saturday 8:30am - 12:30pm
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Address: Downtown Alpharetta Amenities: Interactive fountain, open green space. The Town Green is located in the center of downtown Alpharetta, just east of Main Street.
Union Hill Park Address: 1590 Little Pine Trail, 30005 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Amenities: Through a bond referendum passed in 2022, the development of Union Hill Park will begin in late 2022. Intended improvements include playground installation, skate park development, improvements to existing event space, and connection to the Big Creek Greenway in Forsyth.
Waggy World Paw Park
Amenities: A 120 acre park with grass and synthetic turf baseball fields, batting cages, tee ball fields, picnic pavilions (rental available online at www.alpharetta. ga.us/recreation) Wacky World Playground, smaller playgrounds, disc golf course, lighted tennis courts, pool, 1.8 mile walking trail, Alpharetta Community Garden, and Alpharetta Arboretum at Wills Park. Wills Park is home to Alpharetta Youth Baseball Association (www.alpharettayouthbaseball.org). Restrooms available. Wills Park Recreation Center offers a variety of health and wellness classes, tennis, karate, aerobics, open gym basketball, badminton, table tennis, men’s and teen basketball leagues, pickleball and summer specialty camps.
Wills Park Pool Address: 1815 Old Milton Parkway, 30009 Email: email@example.com Amenities: The Wills Park Pool includes a leisure pool with zero-depth entry, interactive play stations, and a water slide, plus a 10-lane competition pool with depths from 4 feet to 12.5 feet, and two diving boards (1-meter, 3-meter). Other features include renovated locker rooms and additional deck space, lifeguard training room and concession stand.
Wills Park Equestrian Center Address: 11915 Wills Road, 30009 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Wills Park Equestrian Center was built in the 1960’s and is a unique feature to the city. The center hosts a variety of annual equestrian and dog agility shows, along with several special events each season, many of which offer free admission. Equestrian Center activities draw spectators of all ages, and are held rain or shine. The Equestrian Center includes eight shed barns with covered aisle ways, along with a total of 300 stalls. The covered arena is 150 by 350 feet, housing its own show office, announcer’s booth, viewing room, restrooms, raised bleacher seating and picnic area. Five outdoor arenas, with all-weather equestrian footing, share a show office and announcer's tower, as well as a meeting room for civic clubs and other organizations. A concession stand with restrooms are centrally located, and a bathhouse complete with showers, is located in the stable area. Wills Park Equestrian Center offers ample paved parking areas with camper hook-ups for 30 campers. Horse owners can purchase a daily or annual riding pass at the Equestrian Center and use the facility in accordance with park regulations and riding pass rules. Wills Park Equestrian Center is also available for private corporate rentals throughout the year.
Windward Community Park Address: 6435 Windward Parkway, 30005 Email: email@example.com Amenities: This community park, opened in 2020, featuring a playground with adaptive and inclusive elements, picnic pavilions, walking paths, swings, restroom and open green space.
Address: 175 Roswell Street, 30009 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Amenities: Waggy World Paw Park is a beautiful 1.5 acre area behind the Alpharetta Community Center at Wills Park to provide for the citizens and dogs of Alpharetta. This park is open 8am to sunset. Please be advised that during the winter months, some park water fountains are shut off due to freezing temperatures.
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Amenities: Located along Big Creek Greenway at Kimball Bridge Road, this park incorporates a variety of environmentally friendly and sustainable aspects, affording numerous opportunities for citizens to learn about our natural environment. A green roof pavilion and an outdoor classroom designed to focus on the ecological beauty and significance of existing wetlands, forests and riverine system of Big Creek. A small group pavilion is available for rental, or is available on a first come, first serve basis. Visitor comfort stations and a maintenance hub are also included on this site. A series of trails connect Rock Mill Park to the existing Big Creek Greenway.
Webb Bridge Park Address: 4780 Webb Bridge Road, 30005 Email: email@example.com
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Alpharetta Arboretums 678-297-2811 The Arboretum at Brooke Street Park 2 Park Plaza Established in 2016, this arboretum features a variety of springtime flowering trees that will delight visitors with vibrant colors. Flowering trees are a staple in landscapes and are used as ornamental and specimen plantings, and they add color to the landscape. Brooke Street Park is a five-acre passive park located just behind Alpharetta’s City Hall.
The Alpharetta Arboretum at Cogburn Road Park 12825 Cogburn Rd. The arboretum showcases a fine collection of mature trees as well as seven unique trees, including oaks, yellowwood, ginkgo, pecan, flowering dogwoods and southern magnolias.
The Alpharetta Arboretum at Wills Park 11925 Wills Road
parking lot trees, border and accent trees have been planted throughout the history of the park including 24 specimens from green ash, elms, and dogwoods, to oak, cherry, persimmon, cottonwood and more. These trees offer an educational perspective on the wide choices of trees suited for planting in our urban landscape. While at Wills Park, visit the Alpharetta Community Garden. Call (678) 575-7643 for a garden tour schedule.
The Alpharetta Arboretum at Webb Bridge Park 4780 Webb Bridge Road This park abounds in natural beauty with trees and flora native to Georgia featuring upland hardwood forest, conifer forest typically found in moist ravines and bottomland. Walk the mile and a half trail through the park and experience “A Walk Through Georgia”, spotting 23 trees that represent all three of Georgia’s geographic regions: the mountains, the Piedmont and the coastal plain.
Established in 2008, this arboretum showcases the natural setting and beauty of many native tree species of the Southeastern United States. Located in Wills Park, Alpharetta’s Downtown Park. Wills Park offers numerous stunning examples of native tree species along a paved walking trail, which winds around and through the park. Many street trees,
Sustainability in Alpharetta The City of Alpharetta offers environmental education classes throughout the year, including classes on recycling, lawn care, and gardening. For more information, email Terry Porter at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alpharetta’s Wild Side is a program sponsored by the Alpharetta Natural Resources Commission to promote the preservation of green spaces in Alpharetta that support wildlife. A goal of Alpharetta’s Wild Side is for Alpharetta to achieve and maintain certification by the National Wildlife Federation as a Community Wildlife Habitat. The focus of the program is to use native plants as habitats for pollinators and other neighborhoodfriendly animals. For more information, e-mail email@example.com.
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LIVE & THRIVE : ALPHA LOOP/BIG CREEK GREENWAY
The AlphaLoop is a dynamic and transformative project for Alpharetta; one that will connect our neighborhoods to activity centers, improve mobility, promote
healthier lifestyles, and enhance the quality of life of everyone who lives, works, and spends time in our awesome community. At its core, the AlphaLoop is a multiuse path looping through Alpharetta and tying to amenities like the Big Creek Greenway, Downtown Alpharetta, Avalon, and the North Point District. But, the AlphaLoop is more than simply a path. It will, itself, be a destination . . . really, a series of destinations that helps to define and convey to visitors the unique characters of the districts and neighborhoods that make up our community. You can learn more about that by selecting the “The Vision” link below. The idea of the AlphaLoop was introduced in 2016, and it is a long-term project that, like the Big Creek Greenway, will probably take a number of years to complete. Yet, much has already been accomplished. In 2020 the first full segment of AlphaLoop was completed, connecting Downtown Alpharetta and Avalon, and much more is under construction. Check out the “Our Progress” link at https://www.alpharetta.ga.us/government/departments/recreation-parks/alpha-loop---new to see what has been accomplished and what is happening now. Walk behind the shops to the stairway that leads to the wetlands mulch trail. Note: The stairs are not A.D.A. accessible.
The Big Creek Greenway Trail Length: 9.0 miles (Roswell/Alpharetta) 9.6 miles (Forsyth)
Kimball Bridge Road: Rock Mill Park, located 1/4 mile southeast of North Point Parkway, has Greenway parking and public restrooms. This area is prone to flood during heavy rains.
Type of Trail: Out and back; easy Access Points: Alpharetta YMCA at Preston Ridge Road, Haynes Bridge Road, North Point Mall, Kimball Bridge Road or Marconi Drive, Union Hill Park
Marconi Drive: Follow Marconi Drive off of Windward Parkway to reach a small parking area at the northern end of the Greenway.
Union Hill Park: Located off Windward Parkway and Union Hill Road. Public restrooms, improvements to park scheduled to begin in late 2022.
12 foot wide paved concrete path that meanders through the deciduous woods along Big Creek; wildlife such as blue heron, deer, ducks and Canadian geese can be observed in this preserved water setting. A soft mulch trail encircles a large wetland between Haynes Bridge Road and Mansell Road. Ideal for biking, walking and inline skating along the creek. Dirt mountain bike trails are located on the east side of the creek 2/5 mile south of Webb Bridge Road. The Greenway is an investment in the future of Alpharetta for citizens to coincide with nature. Restrooms available.
How Long Is The Big Creek Greenway?
Total length of the Big Creek Greenway, from Windward Parkway to Mansell Road, is approximately 18 miles.
Where Can The Greenway Be Accessed?
Alpharetta YMCA: From Old Milton Parkway, go 1/4 mile north on North Point Parkway to Preston Ridge Road and turn right toward the Ed Isakson/Alpharetta YMCA. Haynes Bridge Road: From North Point Parkway, go 1/5 mile south on Haynes Bridge Road. A parking lot is on the east/left side of Haynes Bridge Road. North Point Mall: Driving northbound on North Point Parkway halfway between Mansell and Haynes Bridge Roads, find the greenway sign directly across from Haverty's Furniture. Parking is located in a wooded area. Restrooms are available at that location. 800 feet south of this entrance is the North Point Village retail center.
Is The Big Creek Greenway Complete?
The Alpharetta portion of the Big Creek Greenway is complete. Improvements at Union Hill Park include connection of the Alpharetta Big Creek Greenway to the Forsyth Big Creek Greenway starting in late 2022.
What Can You Do To Help?
• Please stay on the trail and stay off the berm that separates the concrete path from the creek. • Keep the greenway litter free. Hold your expendables until the first available litter can. • Respect other users and types of uses. Bikers: Please watch for darting children! Speed limit is enforced on the trail. • Be a steward of the Big Creek Greenway. Please use the See.Click.Fix. app on your phone to report any damage such as fallen trees. • Financially support Greenway maintenance. Maintaining the linear park costs more than its construction. In addition, the City would like to add more amenities, such as a formal flower garden and a children's play areas. Visit www. alpharetta.ga.us for more information.
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Celebrating 10 Years!
Advocating for Safer Paths, Roads and Trails
Bike Alpharetta Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit community organization that began in 2011. Members are local residents and business leaders who generously volunteer their time and talents throughout the year to advocate and to educate for improved cycling facilities in Alpharetta. The main focus is to create a safer and more enjoyable environment for people of all abilities to utilize bicycles for an improved lifestyle in our community.
BIG CREEK GREENWAY
The Big Greek Greenway in Alpharetta, a 12-foot wide concrete meandering path under deciduous trees, was expanded in 2021 to a full nine miles! It now connects the Roswell section that passes under Mansell Road to Union Hill Park, with a new underpass at Windward Parkway. The greenway offers an ideal setting for cycling, walking, jogging, in-line roller blading. It even provides access to the city’s only mountain bike trails, Mt. Adams. Bike Alpharetta is proud to have produced an updated digital and print map of the Greenway, with support from the City of Alpharetta, Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau and Tracy Morton-Harry Norman Realty.
BICYCLE FRIENDLY COMMUNITY
Want to learn more or be part of our vibrant cycling community in Alpharetta? Visit the Bike Alpharetta website to see how to make a difference - volunteer, donate or join a meeting.
Bike Alpharetta Advocacy
· Bicycling on paths, streets and trails should be safe. · Bicycling infrastructure should enable access to people of all ages and abilities for mobility purposes (recreation, sport, transportation). · Bicycling is an integral part of a multi-modal transportation system. · Bicycling positively transforms our community by offering an option for user mobility, strengthening the economy, improving the environment, and promoting an active, healthy lifestyle.
Volunteers make the wheels turn at Bike Alpharetta. Members have committed to keeping Cumming Street free of litter in downtown Alpharetta as part of the Adopt-A-Mile program. Throughout the year we host Beginner Rides, Senior Spokes rides, Bike to School Day, ZEN Rides from Jekyll Brewing Taproom, and more. And with support from local bike shops, community partners and generous donors, Bike Alpharetta continues to manage the Bikes For Kids program each fall to provide new and renovated bikes/trikes to North Fulton Community Charities for Toyland in early December.
BIKES FOR KIDS
Since 2007, Bikes For Kids has provided 4,310 bicycles, tricycles and scooters, as well as 1,620 new youth helmets, all free of charge to NFCC for Toyland and families in need.
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Bike Alpharetta is proud to support the City of Alpharetta as a bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community, a national designation first received in 2018. This recognizes Alpharetta for its investment in facilities, education and outreach to better enable and inspire people to ride bicycles, be it for recreation or transportation.
Once bicycles and tricycles are collected at local bike shops each fall (see the website for details), then all are cleaned/repaired on ONE DAY in December, which we call Domestique Day. In addition to youth bicycles and tricycles, Bike Alpharetta uses monetary donations to purchase bike parts and new helmets, as it is a Georgia law that children 15 years of age or younger must wear a helmet when operating a bicycle.
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lpharetta, Georgia is a vibrant city where visitors can experience what the locals live every day. It is a place you can stay, play, dine and shop. Our thriving music scene includes the award-winning, 12,000 seat Ameris Bank Amphitheatre drawing mainstream performers; The Velvet Note, where you can find the best in jazz; Matilda’s Under the Pines showcasing folk, country and blues; Avalon Nights Live each Friday night April–October; Home by Dark Concert Series at Brooke Street Park and Union Hill Park and Alpharetta Music Match concert series at restaurants throughout the city. Main Event Entertainment, Topgolf, Urban Escape Games, MiniMe Factory, Dave & Buster’s, Fairway Social, Motorcycle Safety Foundation, Roaring Social and Odyssey Escape Game await with fun and games to entertain your family and friends. Known as a family-friendly, outdoor destination, Alpharetta has award-winning parks, hiking and biking trails, arboretums and plenty of free activities. Savvy shoppers love this suburb with over 250+ shops in three distinct districts. Alpharetta has more than 200 dining options with locally owned eateries and chef-driven restaurants featuring every cuisine imaginable. The art scene in Alpharetta continues to expand with murals, public sculptures, hands-on art studios, and galleries. On most any given weekend, visitors will find a farmer’s market, festival or art in the park – there is always something fun going on in Alpharetta! The Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau website offers an interactive experience through videos and photos at awesomealpharetta.com. Discover all your options for shopping, dining, lodging, entertainment and recreation on our awesome website. Want to stay in the KNOW? Follow Awesome Alpharetta on social media and sign up for the Alpharetta Insider e-newsletter at awesomealpharetta.com to get the latest information about what is happening in Alpharetta!
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Awesome Alpharetta is host to hundreds of exceptional events each year, celebrating just about everything and every season you can imagine. With culinary events for foodies, hands-on cooking experiences at three cooking schools, concerts at music venues all over the city, festivals for art lovers, kid-centric events focused on family fun, and quite literally, everything in between, Alpharetta has an event for everyone.
For a full list of all the events happening in Alpharetta, visit awesomealpharetta.com/ calendar.
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STAY & PLAY : HISTORY WALK Explore the early days of Alpharetta on this self-guided walking tour with stops at 25+ historic markers. Uncover the story of Alpharetta's past at your own pace, learn what industries drove the city's economy and what buildings served uniquely different purposes from their modern-day functions. Begin or end your tour at the Alpharetta & Old Milton County History Museum, located inside Alpharetta’s City Hall. Gather the family and take a walk down memory lane.
ALPHARETTA & OLD MILTON COUNTY HISTORY MUSEUM | 2018 2 Park Plaza | Alpharetta City Hall Start your tour at the History Museum, covering the history of Alpharetta, from its earliest days as Cherokee Indian territory, through its remarkable emergence as one of the nation’s most vibrant high-tech cities. A special part of the museum features a stories kiosk where visitors can enjoy interviews with Alpharetta’s most interesting citizens. Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:30am- 5:00pm; Fridays, 8:30am to 4:30pm. Free admission.
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JONES HOUSE | 1914 50 S. Main Street The craftsman style home was built for Will Jones and his wife May Jackson Jones at a cost of $515.00. Mr. Jones owned and operated Jones Grocery which was located across the street on the corner of South Main Street and Milton Avenue. Mr. and Mrs. Jones and their son George were the only family ever to occupy the house, which after the couple’s deaths became a commercial property.
ALPHARETTA FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH | 1834
NEW PROSPECT CAMPGROUND | C. 1835
69 N. Main Street
Several springs and proximity to westward routes made the campground a suitable overnight stop for travelers and a place for settlers to camp until land could be obtained for homes. The site became known as New Prospect. Later, a log building was constructed for a school and church.
Methodist circuit riders held camp meetings here in the early 1830s and a meeting house existed as early as 1834. In 1871, Isham Teasley donated land where the brick chapel now stands. A white frame church was there until 1931.
116 N. Main Street
Marker 7 BOB AND LIZZIE MANNING HOUSE | C. 1911
MANNING MERCANTILE | C. 1910
10 Cumming Street
20 N. Main Street
Bob and Lizzie Tatum Manning moved into this Prairie-Craftsman combination style house in 1918 and remained there until their deaths in 1967 and 1977 respectively. The home still retains its original hardwood flooring in all six rooms, fireplaces and mantles. The front porch columns were removed, and the porch enclosed in glass in the mid-1980s when the house became a commercial property.
James H. and Thomas H. Manning operated the store in a wooden building that burned in 1902. It was replaced by a one-story brick building that later housed the U.S. Post Office, Bates Grocery, Cowart Shoe Shop, Cook Shoe Shop and the Alpharetta Welcome Center. A second story was added in the 1990s.
Marker 13 R.J. WEBB BUILDING | 1907
NORMAN HOUSE | 1910
Corner of Milton Avenue and Highway 9
MILTON COUNTY COURTHOUSE | 1895
18 Cumming Street
2 S. Main Street
The six-room Queen Anne-style cottage has pine floors and fireplaces with original mantels and tiles. Cotton broker Clifford Pierce Norman, wife Nancy Lee Shell Norman and their three daughters lived there.
R.J. Webb built the two-story brick Webb Hotel, later known as the Alpharetta Hotel. Residents included Milton County court attendees and school teachers. Businesses included Norman and Trammell General Merchants, U.S. Post Office, Alpharetta Bank, Gordon’s department store and Talmage Burgess Grocery. The building was razed in 1971.
This was the Courthouse of Milton County at the time it merged with Fulton County (1932). Created in 1857, the county was named for General Homer V. Milton (War of 1812), though some claim it was named for John Milton, first Secretary of State of Georgia. The courthouse was demolished in 1955. The existing building is a replica of the historic courthouse.
LEWIS-MANNING HOUSE | 1895 40 Cumming Street
Marker 4 FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF ALPHARETTA | 1905 44 Academy Street In 1903, a group of women who met weekly for prayer and Bible study began collecting offerings. From these collections, the women purchased a sixty by one hundred foot lot and began construction of the First Baptist Church. The project was completed in 1905 and was located on this site.
Marker 5 J.J. WEBB AND SONS | 1910 21 N. Main Street The two-story brick building housed Shirley Brothers store, Milton County Bank, Buren Weatherford Grocery and Bates Grocery. C.P. Brady and Sons purchased it in 1934 and operated a Chevrolet dealership, gasoline station and garage.
Colonel Tom Lewis built the five bedroom Queen Anne-style house. Siblings Tom H., James H. and Annie Manning lived there 1905-1953. Alpharetta Mayor Sim Manning and his wife, Sarah Payne Manning, moved there in 1948.
Marker 10 B.F. SHIRLEY HOUSE | C. 1910 112 Cumming Street This Queen Anne-style style home built by B.F. Shirley in 1910 used a Sears, Roebuck & Co. house pattern. Features include a nine-room interior, veranda, and exterior stairs leading to the second floor. Renovations have been made, but the original building structure has not been altered. The Alpharetta Woman’s Club purchased the house in 1962 and paid the bank loan with funds from community projects.
Marker 14 WEBB GUANO HOUSE | C. 1901 21 Milton Avenue R.J. and J.J. Webb built the structure on property purchased from James Madison Dodd. The Teasleys bought the property in 1911 and built the Teasley’s Warehouse portion. Later occupants were Q. A. Wills’ cotton warehouse and chenille factory, Lad ’N Dad Slacks, and The Roswell Company. Frances Byers established the Cotton House Furniture store in the 1970s.
Marker 15 ORIGINAL MILTON HIGH SCHOOL | 1922 86 School Drive Milton School opened on this site in January 1922 to serve students in grades 1 through 11. A 12th grade was not added until 1950. When Milton County merged with Fulton County in 1932, the school received major upgrades including central heat, indoor plumbing, a cafeteria and school bus transportation. In the 1930s, students in the Future Farmers of America also built a log cabin on campus to use as a clubhouse. Before the school was razed in 2017, the log cabin was relocated to a City Park on
HISTORY WALK: STAY & PLAY Milton Avenue. When GA 400 opened in the 1970s, Alpharetta’s student population quickly outgrew the aging Milton facility. In the 2005-2006 school year, a new, modern Milton High School opened on Birmingham Highway. The original Milton building served as an alternative high school for several years before finally closing in 2017.
Marker 16 FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA LOG CABIN | 1935 200 Milton Avenue
Marker 17 RESTHAVEN CEMETERY | 1860 90 Milton Avenue In December 1860, the Milton County Inferior Court gave two acres to the citizens of the county to be used as a graveyard. In May 1903, Milton County conveyed the Alpharetta Cemetery Lot, now four acres, to Members of the Town Council and their successors. The lot was to be used as a general burial ground under the supervision of the Town of Alpharetta. This is the final resting place for many of the founders of Milton County and the Town of Alpharetta. The earliest recorded burial is that of Susan Camp Garrison, born 1822, died 1861. The cemetery property had previously been owned by Susan’s father, Arthur T. Camp.
Marker 18 DODD HOTEL | C. 1870 120 Milton Avenue Dodd Hotel was owned by James Madison Dodd, 1828-1895. A businessman and Milton County constable, he operated a livery stable and barn on the north side of the street. The two-story hotel boarded cotton traders, drummers, court attendees and teachers. Dodd’s wife, Sara Ann Wynn Dodd, prepared meals. The hotel operated until the 1940s.
Marker 19 OLIVER-WATERS-MCCOLLUM WAREHOUSES | C. 1910
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SKELTON-TEASLEY HOUSE | 1856
9 S. Main Street
61 Roswell Street
J.A. Oliver’s general store operated until 1920, followed by the grocery stores of Jones, Lively and Talmage Burgess. In the mid-1950s, Phillips Variety Store opened. In this block were the Teasley, Johnson and Moore stores, John M. Martin Grocery, and establishments owned by the Devore, Mayfield, Waters, Thomas, Shaw, Kirby, Goswick and Reese families.
The Greek Revival-style home was built for the family of Dr. Oliver P. Skelton, physician, postmaster and Ordinary of Milton County. His son-in-law John I. Teasley, a cotton planter, subsequently occupied it. The house sits on one of the highest points in Alpharetta.
Marker 25 MANSELL HOUSE | 1910 1835 Old Milton Parkway
Marker 21 ALPHARETTA BUSINESS DISTRICT 29 S. Main Street Buildings south of Jones Alley housed the A.G. Carroll store, Shirley Brothers Mercantile and Milton County Bank (c. 1910), Jones Merchandise (c. 1914), Teasley Ford Motor dealership, Q.A. Wills Merchandise, Louie E. Jones Funeral Home (c. 1940), Barnett Brothers (c. 1950) and Parsons Hardware. The Webb Gin operated behind the complex (early 1900s).
Marker 22 ALPHARETTA BUSINESS DISTRICT Alpharetta was formed in 1858 and a thriving business district soon developed. Many businesses had two entrances – one facing the Milton County Courthouse on Norcross Street, (now South Main Street) and the other facing National Highway, (now Old Roswell Street). The cotton gin operated behind this building. The cut through was called Gin House Alley. On June 26, 1902, a fire destroyed much of the town. Most of the lost buildings were replaced with brick or stone construction.
The six-room Queen Anne-style clapboard farmhouse was built by Robert Mansell for his wife, Maude Dorris. The Mansells were primarily cotton farmers. Originally situated on the family farm, the house was donated by the Herman Miller Company to the City of Alpharetta and moved to its current location in 1993. The Mansell House is operated by the Alpharetta & Old Milton Historical Society.
ADDITIONAL HISTORICAL SITES IN ALPHARETTA: Pineview Cemetery | c. 1950 300 Teasley Drive Spence House | c. 1918 1145 Mayfield Road St. James United Methodist Church | 1968 162 Kimball Bridge Road Troy & Edith Rucker House | c. 1900 1080 Rucker Road Upshaw House | 1925 212 Canton Street
FUTURE HISTORIC MARKER SITES
WATERS HOUSE | C. 1880 48 Roswell Street This Colonial Revival structure has served as the home of numerous early city and county officials, physicians, and business owners since the 1890s. Residents include the McLesky, Foster, Oliver, Jones, Robertson, Waters and Garmon families. There have been changes to the exterior including the addition of brick columns and the enclosure of one of the side porches. The Waters family lived here during the first half of the 20th century. Mr. Waters owned the Alpharetta Drug Store and was the book agent for Milton County Schools.
Bailey-Johnson School | 1950 154 Kimball Bridge Road Farm House | c. 1830 Corner of SR 400 & Old Milton Parkway Stop by the Alpharetta Welcome Center to pick up a copy of the History Walk brochure at 178 S. Main Street, Suite 200, Alpharetta.
20 Milton Avenue Originally the three buildings faced the National Highway, now Old Roswell Road. A brick facade was added in the 1970s. In 1909, John A. Oliver constructed the two-story Oliver warehouse. Prior to 1914, D.P. Waters constructed the Waters warehouse that connected the Oliver and McCollum structures. The McCollum warehouse was built around 1909. The only known elevator in Milton County was installed here and still exists. ALPHARETTA GUIDEBOOK
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Members of Milton High School’s Future Farmers of America built this rustic cabin of hand-hewn logs. Teacher P. L. Elkins provided seed money and project oversight. Alpharetta merchants and farmers furnished other supplies. The cabin was once a center for social life and was relocated to this site in 2018 when the original Milton HS campus was demolished for a new school.
STAY & PLAY : ARTS WALKING TOUR MEDLEY MEDLEY is the 3rd round of sculptures for Alpharetta’s Outdoor Exhibit (Fall 2022 - Summer 2024) displayed in Downtown Alpharetta. The City of Alpharetta engages Arts Alpharetta as curator for these sculptures, seeking artists’ entries for a juried temporary outdoor exhibition that extends from the City Center and into city parks. MEDLEY is comprised of an eclectic collection of artworks connected through vibrant colors, varied textures, and implied sounds. On behalf of the City of Alpharetta, Arts Alpharetta curated sculptures that were energetic in their design so a sense of movement could be felt like listening to a song. The five sculptures are mingled with other permanent pieces in the city to create the Alpharetta Arts Walk Tour.
Gus & Lina Ocamposilva
Jim Collins Aluminum
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Aluminum, enamel paint
This sculpture pays homage to the revival of the green revelation in travel. The only sounds heard by the bikers are the sounds of wind and their innermost thoughts. The viewer can stand back and look at this sculpture and remember the joy of bicycling and be inspired to return to a quieter time.
“Tree” is a sculpture that makes people wonder about its meaning. People perceive very different impressions from the piece. It is constructed of pieces of metal intertwined and painted in a bright color that looks soft and fluid in harmony with one another.
Nathan Pierce Stainless steel, acrylic
Allura plays on the colors of the surrounding environment. As the metallic stainless steel reflects the hues of the landscape, the neon ribbon flows to add motion for the viewers eye to follow, creating a medley of movement and color.
Steel can, painted aluminum
Liquid Sunshine is a medley of materials - an ordinary paint can and a human face covered with the paint. It also speaks to creativity, with a medley of ideas pouring from the source of the inspiration. Alfano shares, “Turn towards the sun and all shadows will fall behind you.” (Inspiration from poet, Charles Swain, c. 1874)
The sculptor usually incorporates gateways that invite viewer participation. He believes gates and arches give viewers a literal entry into the work, a portal to an aesthetic journey.
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From Apples to Zucchini: Alpharetta Farmers Market Offers Fresh Food and Family Fun
At the Downtown Alpharetta Farmers Market, you can find farm fresh fruits and A L P H A R E T TA vegetables apples F A R M E R Sfrom MAR K E T to zucchini and all kinds of delicious local goodies in between. Like grass-fed beef, healthy smoothies, and delicious lemonade. Or, like melt-in-your-mouth homemade preserves, salsas, cheeses, pasta, pastries, bread, and other baked goods – including many amazing gluten-free options. Even your pet will find healthy and tasty treats! There is also a bounty of flavorful foods celebrating many parts of the world as well as tangy sauces, savory herbs and spices, local raw honey, juices, and craft cocktail mixes. Is your mouth watering yet? And did we mention coffee? There are always several local coffee brewers at the Market to serve coffee and special coffee drinks as well as offering beans and other coffee-related products to purchase and bring home.
Be sure to bring your whole family out to enjoy the Farmers Market. People of all ages will enjoy the live music from local musicians. You can marvel at special chef demos and sample their creations too! Children love to play on the expansive Town Green and in the fountain that is in the center of the Market. The Alpharetta Farmers Market is also known for being dog friendly and on any given morning, you’ll see breeds from large to small. Of course, dogs must be on a leash and owners are responsible for the behavior of their dogs and for cleaning up after any messes.
A Brief History
Back in 2006, a group of Downtown Alpharetta merchants started the Farmers Market. It was initially held under the old oak tree in the city parking lot to offer residents an opportunity to purchase local farm fresh food and gather to enjoy the area. Farmers would display their goods in the back of their pick-up trucks and stay and socialize until there wasn’t anything left to sell. Since then, the Market has grown and developed into a Saturday morning destination for people from all over the North Fulton area, surrounding counties, and even Atlanta and the North Georgia mountains. Since its early days, Market goers have consistently voted the Alpharetta Farmers Market as a top Market in the area. The Market has received
multiple years’ awards including “Best of North Atlanta,” “Best of North Fulton and South Forsyth,” and “Best Neighborhood Farmers Market.” In addition, the Market remains a great way to experience the Alpharetta community, local shops, restaurants, and to meet new people, friends, and neighbors.
When to Go
The Alpharetta Farmers Market is open on Saturdays from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm from early April through November. The Market makes every effort to be open rain or shine, but it will close on stormy days with wind, rain, and lightning. For weather advisories and other updates, follow the Market’s social media channels or check out its website at https://alpharettafarmersmarket.com/.
Where to Go
The Market is conveniently located around the Downtown Alpharetta Town Green area in front of Alpharetta City Hall on North and South Broad Streets. Free parking is available in the City Center and Milton Avenue parking decks as well as at the Alpharetta Baptist Church. Other parking is available around the Alpharetta Farmers Market, but parking areas may change due to ongoing construction projects downtown.
Browse the Vendors
Check out the varied list of local farmers and vendors who share their goods at the Alpharetta Farmers Market. You can also learn what produce is in season by visiting the Market website at https://alpharettafarmersmarket.com/. New to the site is a handy interactive map that allows you to locate your favorite vendors, search for a specific product, or discover new vendors. As the seasons change, the vendors may change as well depending upon their harvest times. So, check back often on the status of which vendors will be attending the Market: https:// alpharettafarmersmarket.com/vendors.
Get in on the Fun!
Want to volunteer at the Alpharetta Farmers Market? There are many jobs and opportunities for you to share your time and gain experience, ranging from set up to clean up to many other jobs. Don't have time to volunteer but want to help in some other way? You can become a Market sponsor or donate always-needed supplies such as boxes and crates, and clean newspaper. Also, members of the Alpharetta Business Association can be a Market vendor at no charge once per season and use the opportunity to display their products and services, market their business, and reach out to the community. Visit https://alpharettabusinessassociation.com/ for membership information. Want to know more? Contact the Alpharetta Farmers Market Manager at manager@ alpharettafarmersmarket.com to learn about the Market, its plentiful offerings, and how you can become involved. Or, come visit the Market on a Saturday morning to start your weekend off right! ALPHARETTA GUIDEBOOK
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Find all these wonderful offerings – and more – at the award-winning Downtown Alpharetta Farmers Market brought to you by the Alpharetta Business Association, the Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Appen Media Group. During three seasons of the year, you can stroll, sample, sip, and shop the more than 100 local farmers and vendors that offer a wide variety of fresh food and produce, flowers, plants, fragrant specialty soaps and lotions, jewelry, candles, and other hand-crafted specialties.
STAY & PLAY : ATTRACTIONS & ENTERTAINMENT Art & Active Entertainment Alpharetta Arts Center
238 Canton Street, 30009 678-297-6135 www.alpharetta.ga.us/arts-culture This 10,000 square-foot Arts Center includes a black-box theater space, visual arts and clay studios, digital media studio, gallery exhibits and art events.
1000 North Point Circle, Suite 1008, 30022 844-397-2255 www.hifivesportsclubs.com This 7,600 square foot facility of basketball court and turf field space help to foster sports exploration and development for youth from pre-k to 12 years old.
Main Event Entertainment
53 South Main Street, 30009 770-740-7800 www.allfiredupart.com A place where kids of all ages can come together to relax and paint!
10700 Davis Drive, 30009 770-521-9100 www.mainevent.com State-of-the-art bowling, multi-level laser tag, thrilling high ropes adventure courses, captivating game rooms, stylish billiards, flexible meeting rooms, energetic bars and highquality restaurants.
Motorcycle Safety Foundation
Chuck E Cheese
1450 Morrison Parkway, 30009 770-442-2459 www.idowannaride.com Release your inner daredevil during one of the internationally recognized rider training classes dedicated to expanding rider education and ATV/motorcycle safety. So what are you waiting for? Let’s ride!
All Fired Up
1000 North Point Circle, 30022 678-613-6839 www.artrageouspotter.com A contemporary paint-your-own pottery studio providing a creative fun space to create your own work of art. Walk-ins welcome.
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Hi-Five Sports Zone
925 North Point Drive, 30022 678-297-1970 www.chuckecheese.com The ultimate place Where A Kid Can Be A Kid® and parents can enjoy every moment.
The Cooler Family Skate Center 10800 Davis Drive, 30009 770-649-6600 www.coolerathletics.com Cool off at The Cooler! With two 85’x 200’ ice arenas, enjoy figure skating, ice hockey, public skating, birthday parties or special events.
Dave & Buster's
6500 North Point Parkway, 30022 678-256-1100 www.daveandbusters.com Play hundreds of the hottest new arcade games and win tickets for epic prizes. Enjoy mouth-watering, chef-crafted creations in our American restaurant. Watch your team on one of our massive HDTVs with epic stadium sound that surrounds you from every direction in the sports bar that crushes the competition.
Ed Isakson/Alpharetta Family YMCA 3655 Preston Ridge Road, 30005 770-664-1220 www.ymcaatlanta.org Explore this adventurous ropes course and rock climbing wall featuring a series of constructed, interactive components nestled behind Alpharetta’s YMCA.
240 South Main Street, 30009 470-657-1448 www.fairway-social.com Fairway Social includes a multitude of things to do: chef-inspired fullservice restaurant; competitive games on world-class simulators; rooftop patio with music and huge-screen tv; and putting course.
11440 Maxwell Road Alpharetta, GA 30009 www.fetchpark.com This unique gathering spot for people and pets has been featured by Travel Channel, ESPN, CNN, Mercedes-Benz and more.
Odyssey Escape Game
1111 Alderman Drive, Bldg. 200, Suite 210, 30005 770-559-7548 www.odysseyescapegame.com Clues, codes, and keys are hidden throughout the room. Then use the clues, codes, and wit to figure out the puzzles and riddles. Work with your team, communicate and be creative together. Be quick, yet thorough for your best chance of a successful escape!
Painting with a Twist
11770 Haynes Bridge Road, Suite 801, 30009 470-294-0051 www.paintingwithatwist.com These painting sessions are fun art, not fine art. Invite your friends, sip your favorite beverage and enjoy step-by-step instruction with our experienced and enthusiastic local artists. It's a colorful, casual party atmosphere where you'll leave your cares behind and go home with a one-of-a-kind painting created by you.
1000 North Point Circle, Suite 2012, 30022 833-752-5483 www.playlivenation.com A modern style gaming lounge that unites people of all ages. Whether you enjoy video games, collectable card games, or board games, you can always meet like-minded people in our environment.
Treehouse at Sis & Moon's
24 Milton Avenue, 30009 404-414-8750 www.treehousegallery.weebly.com A working studio and art gallery in the heart of downtown Alpharetta offering Canvas and Cocktails classes.
Urban Escape Games 20 Mansell Court East Suite 275, 30076 678-805-2189 www.urbanescapegames.com Urban Escape Games brings the latest worldwide entertainment trend to the Atlanta area! Come try to escape our themed rooms filled with clues and puzzles.
Cooking Schools Flour Power Kids Cooking Studios
131 S Main St .,Suite G, Alpharetta, GA 30009 470-760-6460 www.flourpowerstudios.com/alpharetta Where all children learn through hands-on discovery. Add the ingredients of fun, energetic adults and the love for home cooked food, and you have stirred up the essence of a Lil’ Chef.
Publix Aprons Alpharetta Cooking School 4305 State Bridge Road, 30022 770-751-8560 www.publix.com
8180 Avalon Boulevard, 30009 678-448-4105 www.williams-sonoma.com
Let’s Go to the Movies AMC Dine-In North Point Mall 12 4500 North Point Circle, 30022 678-894-7246 www.amctheatres.com
3950 1st Street, 30009 844-462-7342 www.regmovies.com
Studio Movie Grill
7730 North Point Pkwy, Alpharetta, GA 30022 470- 657-0300 www.studiomoviegrill.com
180 Academy Street, 30009 770-663-8989 www.act1theater.com Now with a 20+ year history, ACT1 Theater is an awardwinning community theater and outreach of Alpharetta Presbyterian Church. Through the use of drama they strive to provide fellowship and entertainment to the community with a focus on wholesome entertainment.
35 Milton Avenue, 30009 770-777-1820 roaring-social.com A 9,000 square-foot speakeasy featuring eight lanes of “boutique bowling,” a variation on traditional bowling using shorter lanes, and smaller bowling balls. Roaring Social will serve bar bites, specialty cocktails, and feature live music. 10900 Westside Parkway, 30009 770-217-0513 www.topgolf.com/us/alpharetta Competition of sport meets favorite local hangout at this golf entertainment complex with impressive food and beverage menus. Hit golf balls containing microchips to track shot accuracy and distance. You don’t need to know how to golf: just how to party!
Matilda's Music Under the Pines
850 Hickory Flat Road, 30004 678-480-6932 www.matildasmusicvenue.com Bring along favorite eats and drinks to savor as bands play bluegrass, country and folk rock tunes in this fabulously funky setting.
ATTRACTIONS & ENTERTAINMENT: STAY & PLAY Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
2200 Encore Parkway, 30009 404-733-5010 www.livenation.com/venues/14312/amerisbank-amphitheatre Enjoy performances by today’s leading artists. Set on 45 acres of beautifully landscaped wooded land, the state-of-the art venue has a 12,000-person capacity. The amphitheatre has earned top honors from Insight Magazine as “Best Concert Venue”.
Technology MiniMe Factory
5530 Windward Parkway, Ste. 100A, 30004 770-797-5020 www.minimefactory.com Create a miniature version of you! Step into the “MiniMe dome” fitted with over 100 cameras and scanners, capturing over 500 instant images. All captured images are rendered into a 3D digital model of YOU!
Alpharetta History Walk
Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
The Velvet Note
400 Avalon Boulevard, 30009 770-765-1000 www.experienceavalon.com Over 60 fine-retail boutiques, luxury brands, chef-driven dining and lavish entertainment. Style your own necklace at Kendra Scott, pick up a one-of-a kind outfit from Johnny Was, grab a glass of vino from CRU Food & Wine and walk the boulevard to the Plaza lawn for local entertainment or games.
Alpharetta & Old Milton County History Museum
2 Park Plaza, 30009 678-297-6000 www.awesomealpharetta.com Located inside Alpharetta City Hall,the History Museum covers the history of Alpharetta, from its earliest days as Cherokee Indian territory, through its remarkable emergence as one of the nation’s most vibrant high tech cities. Free Admission. M-Th, 8:30am-5:00pm; Fr, 8:30am to 4:30pm.
Currahee Brewing Company
25 South Main Street, 30009 770-696-2097 www.curraheebrew.com Currahee was founded in North Carolina in 2015, and brought their first Georgia location to Alpharetta in 2018! Currahee welcomes patrons to bring in snacks and food from surrounding restaurants to enjoy while sipping on their craft beers in the taproom.
Whether you’re shopping, dining, playing, living or staying, Downtown Alpharetta is an awesome place to visit. When its not bustling with a Don't Miss Event, the charming downtown area of Alpharetta is entertaining locals and visitors with more than 35 shops and 60 restaurants.
Brewery & Taproom 2855 Marconi Drive, Ste. 350, 30005 Restaurant & Taproom 15 Academy Street, Ste. 1E, 30009 470-273-5932 www.jekyllbrewing.com Whether you like it hoppy, malty or delicately balanced, Jekyll Brewing has you covered with its originally crafted refreshing brews. While you’re at the Marconi Drive location, kick back to enjoy a flight of their greatest hits and be sure to tour the brewery to see just how the magic’s made. Jekyll recently expanded, bringing its beers and a new restaurant to Downtown Alpharetta. Their second location includes a tasting room, restaurant, and a rooftop patio three stories above the heart of Downtown Alpharetta.
Mansell House and Gardens 1835 Old Milton Parkway, 30009 770-475-4663 www.aomchs.org Home to the Alpharetta Historical Society, this beautiful and unique 1912 Queen Anne style house has a fabulous garden setting. Call 770-475-4663 to schedule a tour.
Walk of Memories
Walk of Memories at American Legion Post 201
North Point Mall
1000 North Point Circle, 30022 770-740-8636 www.northpointmall.com More than 100 acclaimed retailers, including an innovative LEGO store and Von Maur. Nordstrom Rack, REI, LOFT, and more surround the mall on North Point Parkway.
Alpharetta Arts Walking Tour
2 Park Plaza, 30009 678-297-2811 www.awesomealpharetta.com This self-guided tour features over 20 public art sculptures around Downtown Alpharetta. Some are permanent and some are temporary so see them all before they're gone!
201 Wills Road, 30009 770-475-9023 www.legion201.org Pay homage to our fallen heroes at this one-of-a-kind memorial. In honor of every Georgian whose life was lost in combat since Pearl Harbor, this memorial displays 8,000 bricks with the engraved names of Georgia men and women. The park displays decommissioned military equipment and monuments commemorating the branches of the military.
STAY & PLAY
4075 Old Milton Parkway, 30005 855-583-5838 www.thevelvetnote.com This world-class jazz club brings together top-notch performers in an intimate setting. Google rated Velvet Note as the “Best Jazz Club in all of Georgia.” The restaurant and concert venue also earned top nods from Downbeat Magazine and Creative Loafing for “Best Jazz Venue” and “Best Jazz Night in Atlanta."
Downtown Alpharetta 678-297-2811 www.awesomealpharetta.com Be whisked back in time. Explore downtown Alpharetta on this self-guided walking tour of 25+ markers of historic structures that tell the story of the city’s early days. Stop by the Alpharetta Welcome Center to pick up an Alpharetta History Walk Brochure before your tour.
dining in Alpharetta
In Alpharetta, Georgia, you’ll find a unique foodie culture with an unbeatable lineup of top-notch eateries and one-of-a-kind culinary hot spots. A true hidden gem, the city is home to an eclectic blend of restaurants where you can enjoy modern, craft cocktails or turn the corner for some made-from-scratch biscuits and gravy just a block away. Whatever craving you’re out to satisfy, know you’re in for a delicious meal you won’t soon forget.
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shopping in Alpharetta
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Experiential shopping takes your favorite pastime to a new level. With more than 250 shops within a five-mile radius, Alpharetta, Georgia is your one-stop shop for finding that perfect seasonal outfit or jazzy gifts for any special occasion. Alpharetta’s three distinct shopping districts offer so much beyond what’s on the rack. Experience Avalon’s boulevard lined with high-end stores that include Anthropologie, Arhaus, Kendra Scott and Orvis. Discover unique, boutique shopping in Downtown Alpharetta, with gems like All Inspired Boutiques, The Ballog and Sis & Moon’s. Venture north on Main for more finds and upscale resellers like Queen of Hearts, Designer Consigner and many others. Enjoy a traditional shopping experience at North Point Mall, home to more than 100 major retailers. Travel Haynes Bridge Road and North Point Parkway for more great finds like Talbots, Nordstrom Rack and REI.
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Alpharetta’s Culinary Experiences
Savor the flavor or cook up something new today with one of these unique food adventures!
Alpharetta Farmers Market
STAY & PLAY
Saturday mornings, April-November 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Shop local at the Alpharetta Farmers Market featuring food vendors providing produce, grass-fed meats, cheese, baked goods and more.
Three Cooking Schools
Publix Aprons Alpharetta Cooking School 4305 State Bridge Rd., Alpharetta, 30022 770-751-8560
Williams Sonoma 8180 Avalon Blvd., Alpharetta, 30009 678-448-4105
Flour Power Kids Cooking Studios
131 South Main St Suite G, Alpharetta, GA 30009
We’re cooking up an adventure in Awesome Alpharetta and we’ve got all the ingredients to make your day a winning recipe. Three unique cooking schools, including the new Flour Power Kids Cooking Studios - where all children learn through hands-on discovery. Add the ingredients of fun, energetic adults and the love for home cooked food, and you have stirred up the essence of a Lil’ Chef.
About the Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau As the destination marketing organization, the Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau promotes tourism in the fast-growing city of Alpharetta by representing the city’s 30 hotels. It’s innovative and targeted marketing strategies along with aggressive sales efforts continue to bring in visitors to the destination, contributing to the economic impact of the city. The Bureau is the one-stop shop for information on what to do here; in fact, it was named the “Best of the Best in Visitor Information Services” by Appen Media Group for ten years running. Alpharetta CVB staff attend specific target market tradeshows, winning bids to host major events in Alpharetta and generating room nights for Alpharetta’s hotels. The destination marketing efforts of the Alpharetta CVB, along with cooperative relationships between local government officials and businesses, continue to make Alpharetta thrive as one of the best places to visit, live, work, play, stay and retire. The CVB is a one-stop resource with free event planning resources for meetings, weddings, special occasions, reunions or sports events happening in Alpharetta. With one click of a button, you can check hotel availability and secure group rates at all Alpharetta hotels, provide welcome bags for Alpharetta hotel guests, offer insider tips and give a list of service providers for your event. Call the Alpharetta CVB at 678-297-2811 to learn more about their complimentary resources available to you. Head to the Alpharetta Welcome Center for maps, brochures and information on what’s happening in town. It is the best resource for everything the city offers in the way of shopping, dining, entertainment and recreation. The Welcome Center is located at 178 South Main Street, Suite 200 and is open Monday - Thursday, 8:30am-5pm, and on Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm.
LODGING: STAY & PLAY Homewood Suites by Hilton AtlantaAlpharetta 10775 Davis Dr., 30009 770-998-1622 The Hotel at Avalon, Autograph Collection, & Alpharetta Conference Center 9000 Avalon Blvd., 30009 678-722-3600 Hyatt Place Atlanta/Alpharetta/ North Point Mall 7500 North Point Pkwy., 30022 770-594-8788
The Hotel at Avalon
Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta 5750 Windward Pkwy., 30005 770-754-9600 Comfort Inn Alpharetta-Atlanta North 5455 Windward Pkwy. West, 30004 470-273-6604 Comfort Suites Alpharetta/ Roswell-Atlanta Area 1005 Kingswood Place, 30009 770-649-0955 Courtyard Atlanta Alpharetta 12655 Deerfield Pkwy., 30004 678-366-3360 Courtyard Atlanta Alpharetta/Avalon Area 11700 Amber Park Dr., 30009 770-475-9955 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel AtlantaAlpharetta 2925 Jordan Ct., 30004 678-347-0022
Extended Stay America-Atlanta-AlpharettaRock Mill Road 1950 Rock Mill Rd., 30022 770-475-2676 Fairfield Inn & Suites Atlanta Alpharetta 11385 Haynes Bridge Rd., 30009 770-663-4000 The Hamilton Alpharetta, Curio Collection by Hilton 35 Milton Ave., 30009 770-777-1820 Hampton Inn & Suites Alpharetta/Roswell 10740 Westside Way, 30009 770-640-5511 Hampton Inn & Suites Alpharetta 16785 Old Morris Rd., 30004 678-393-0990 Hilton Alpharetta Atlanta 5775 Windward Pkwy., 30005 678-240-9222
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Atlanta Alpharetta 1350 North Point Dr., 30022 770-754-7800 Sonesta ES Suites Atlanta Alpharetta Avalon 3980 North Point Pkwy., 30005 770-569-7200 Sonesta ES Suites Atlanta Alpharetta North Point Mall 1325 North Point Dr., 30022 770-587-1151 Sonesta ES Suites Atlanta Alpharetta Windward 5465 Windward Pkwy., 30004 770-664-0664 TownePlace Suites Atlanta Alpharetta 7925 Westside Pkwy., 30009 770-664-1300
Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta North/Alpharetta 4025 Windward Plaza, 30005 770-360-7766
Embassy Suites by Hilton Atlanta Alpharetta 5955 North Point Pkwy., 30022 678-566-8800
Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Northpoint 10975 Georgia Ln., 30022 678-566-3900
EVEN Hotel Alpharetta - Avalon Area 2715 Old Milton Pkwy., 30009 770-869-2546
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alpharetta - Windward Parkway 12505 Innovation Way, 30004 678-339-0505
Extended Stay America - Atlanta - Alpharetta - Northpoint - East 3331 Old Milton Pkwy., 30005 770-475-7871
Home2 Suites by Hilton Alpharetta 12075 Morris Rd., 30005 470-479-6699
Extended Stay America - Atlanta - Alpharetta - Northpoint - West 3329 Old Milton Pkwy., 30005 770-569-1730
The Hamilton Alpharetta, Curio Collection by Hilton
To see where all Alpharetta hotels are located, please refer to the Alpharetta map on pages 18-19.
STAY & PLAY
Aloft Alpharetta 7895 North Point Pkwy., 30022 678-527-6800
Hyatt Place Atlanta/Alpharetta/ Windward Parkway 5595 Windward Pkwy., 30004 770-343-9566
AR ET TA
Celebrating Over 25 Years of Serving Local Businesses NE T WOR K I N G
ABA offers a unique way to plug into not only the business community but the wider Alpharetta community as well.
STAY & PLAY
• We host the State of the City Address and Mayor’s Breakfast. • We operate the Alpharetta Farmers Market, recognized as one of the best farmers markets in the State. • We publish the annual Alpharetta Guidebook along with the Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau and the City of Alpharetta. • We offer a monthly Breakfast and After Hour meetings.
O P P O RT U N I T I E S
The ABA promotes: • • • •
Alpharetta’s business districts City improvements New business opportunities Partnering with City leaders
ABA encourages volunteering on our various committees: • • • •
Membership Networking Brew Moon Festival Farmers Market
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Aside from the networking programs, the Alpharetta Business Association is the sponsor and host of several community events. Those include:. • Brew Moon Spring Fest in June and September • Christmas Market in December
As the business community, we can help shape the future of Alpharetta. Together we are a strong and positive voice making things happen for the good of our city. The value ABA can provide you professionally and your business is immeasurable. Consider joining ABA today! Membership is $150 annually. Corporate memberships are available.
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In This Section: • Alphabetical Listing of Alpharetta Business Association Members • ABA Opportunities • Category Listing of Alpharetta Business Association Members • Advertisers Index
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BREW MOON FEST
MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY: ALPHARETTA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION ALPHABETICAL LISTINGS www.alpharettabusinessassociation.com Aloha Ice aloha-shaved-ice.com Alpha Health Insurance alphahealthinsurance.com Alphacis alphacis.com Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau awesomealpharetta.com Alpharetta Property Inspections inspectoralpha.com Alpharetta Wellness Collective alpharettawellnesscollective.com Altobeli"s Restaurant and Piano Bar altobelis.com Amana Academy Charter School amanaacademy.org Anchor Marketing Services, Inc. anchormarketing.com Angel Oak Home Loans tykeller.angeloakhomeloans.com/ Ansley Atlanta Realtor, The Craft Dolan Team craftdolanteam.com
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties sheehanestates.com
Development and Construction Services, Inc. dcsusa.net
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties: Pam Santoro pamsantoro.com
Best Nest Senior Advisors bestnestsenioradvisors.com Briskin, Cross and Sanford, LLC briskinlaw.com Brown & Brown Insurance of Georgia bbatlanta.com/home/ Cadence Bank cadencebank.com CannaCultured CBD shopcannacultured.com Carefree Voyages carefreevoyages.com Checklist Home Inspection checklisthomeinspection.com/ Choose your Title adammartin.cbintouch.com Christian Brothers Automotive cbac.com/jones-bridge/
Appen Media Group northfulton.com
Cinch I.T. cinchit.com
City of Alpharetta alpharetta.ga.us
Artifex Coffee LLC artifexcoffees.com
Comcast Business comcast.com
Assurance Financial Mortgage assurancemortgage.com/gsmith
AtHome & Co, athomeandcompany.com
Corporate IT Solutions, Inc corporateit.com
Atlanta Divorce Law Group atlantadivorcelawgroup.com/
Cristomar Fine Rug Cleaning and Repair cristomar.com
Atlanta Humane Society atlantahumane.org Atlanta Hypnotherapy Clinic atlantahypnotherapyclinic.com/ B Interiors binteriors.net
Design Life's Journey designlifesjourney.com designer consigner designer-consigner.net
EcoShredding ecoshredding.com Edward Jones edwardjones.com/mike-breit EGP Document Solutions egpatlanta.com Extra Mile First Horizon Bank firsthorizon.com Floor Coverings International, Inc. alpharetta.floorcoveringsinternational.com Galerie Living galerieliving.com Georgia Pixel LLC georgiapixel.com GNFCC gnfcc.com Gracious Home NY gracioushome.com/ Grand Welcome Atlanta grandwelcome.com/georgia/atlanta/ Harry Norman Realtors tracy.morton.harrynorman.com HBNS hbns.net Heaven's Best Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning atlantasbestcarpetcleaning.com Herbert Legal Group LLC herbertlegalgroup.com Houck's Grille houcksgrille.com ImageUp System ImageUpSystem.com INDIEHOUSE modern fragrance bar indiehousefragrances.com
MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY: ALPHARETTA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION ALPHABETICAL LISTINGS www.alpharettabusinessassociation.com Inside Edge Consulting Inside-Edge-Inc.com Integrated Insurance Solutions iis-ga.com JLS Designs jlsdesignstn.com/ Joel's Carpet Service Johns Creek Advisors Inc johnscreekadvisors.com Juice Plus+ billy.juiceplus.com
Mutual of Omaha Netcom PaySystem NexSeason Transitions nexseasontransitions.com North Fulton Wills northfultonwills.com North Point Community Church northpoint.org Nothing Bundt Cakes nothingbundtcakes.com
Signs Of Significance signsofsignificance.com Silverton Mortgage mhutchins.silvertonmortgage.com/ Southeast Mortgage southeastmortgage.com Squared Training squaredtraining.com Studio Figura ATL studiofiguraatl.com
Office Angels officeangels.us
Sullivan & Schlieman Wealth Management sswmllc.com/
ONEHOPE Wine onehopewine.com/UncorkWithJane
Summerfield Mortgage LLC summerfieldmortgage.com
Online Technology Associates OTA1.com
Swilling Family Law Firm, LLC swillingfamilylaw.com
Our Family Doc, LLC ourfamilydoc.us
Tamar Faulhaber tfamilylaw.com
Pamela Bills, Realtor pamelabills.com
Parsons Roofing parsonsroof.com
The Agency North Atlanta theagencyre.com/north-atlanta
The Ginger Room the-gingerroom.com
Providence Bank providencebankga.com
The MRS themrsga.com
PubMan, Inc. pubman.net
Raymond James raymondjames.com/joemraz
RE/MAX Around Atlanta meganandnatalie.com
Trinity Life at Home trinitycareathome.com
Real McCoy Realty Consultants callrealmccoy.com
Vinings Bank viningsbank.com
Megan & Natalie Real Esate meganandnatalie.com
Roswell Health & Injury Center roswellchiropractor.com
Voices, Choices and Solutions (VCS) VoicesChoicesSolutions.com
Meredith Fingarson Consulting meredithfingarson.com
Secure Life Benefits LLC securelifebenefits.com
Yellowstone Landscaping yellowstonelandscape.com
Michael Gordy COUNTRY Financial michaelgordy.com
Select Built Construction selectbuiltconstruction.com
Zilis, Advanced Technology CBD Zilis.com/GlowWithElaine
Milton Mechanical Services miltonmechanicalsvcs.com
Senior Care Authority seniorcare-atlanta.com/
Kate Dunlop Photography katedunlop.com Kayler Construction Services Inc. kaylerconstruction.com LaRuche Photo laruchephoto.com Latitude 34 PR latitude34pr.com LegalShield sindyw.wearelegalshield.com LGE Community Credit Union lgeccu.org Lippman Insurance Group LLC lippmaninsurancegroup.com Lisa McGuire, Business Growth Advisor & Marketing Consultant lisamcguire.com Lola's Sugar Pie Bakery lolassugarpiebakery.com MassMutual/The Piedmont Group thepiedmontgroups.com Mansions Senior Independent Living Alpharetta mansionsseniorliving.com/mansions-alpharetta
MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY: ABA NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES www.alpharettabusinessassociation.com
Brew Moon Festivals
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BREW MOON FEST
Twice a year ABA presents the Brew Moon Festivals, in June and in October. Brew, wine and delicious food from some of Alpharetta’s best restaurants will be available for sale as the city comes together for one big street party! Tables and individual tickets are available for purchase on our website.
Monthly Membership Meetings Each month ABA holds their member meetings on the last Thursday that provide social networking opportunities along with informative programming. Meetings rotate to various member locations in the Alpharetta area. The fee is FREE for members and a nominal fee for nonmembers/guests. Each meeting is 5:30 – 7:00 PM.
Meet other business professionals at our monthly Breakfast Networking meetings which are held the first Tuesday of each month. The meetings allow members and potential members an opportunity to present information about their businesses. The fee is $10 for members and $25 for nonmembers/guests. Mark your calendars to join us at 7:30 AM each month.
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State of the City Address and Mayor’s Breakfast
Alpharetta Farmers Market
The annual State of the City Address and Mayor’s Breakfast is held each year. Organized by the Alpharetta Business Association, the City of Alpharetta Mayor comments and reflects on the past year and addresses plans for the new year in the City of Alpharetta. In addition to table sponsorships, individual tickets are available for this event.
Named the “Best Saturday Morning Excursion” by Atlanta Magazine, the Alpharetta Farmer’s Market opened for business in 2006. The Market is open to the public and admission is free. Free parking is available throughout downtown Alpharetta. The 2022 Market runs through October where you can find farmers with fruits, vegetables and natural meats, gardeners with fresh flowers and herbs, and makers of all sorts of edible home goods from yummy desserts and breads to local raw honey and homemade sauces, jellies, and soaps.
FA R M E R S M A R K E T
2022 Board of Directors Darren Carter, President
Business Development Executive Comcast Business
Client Relations Director, Trinity Life at Home
Lara Dolan, Vice President
Certified Financial Fiduciary, Johns Creek Advisors
Realtor, The Craft Dolan Team/Ansley Atlanta
Dean Robertson, Treasurer
Chris Miller Owner, Law Offices of J. Christopher Miller, PC
Principal/CEO, Integrated Insurance Solutions
Peg Hussing, Past President
Tracy Morton Realtor, Harry Norman Realtors
Alpharetta Business Association 11770 Haynes Bridge Road, Suite 205, Box 264 Alpharetta, GA 30009
678-865-6608 email@example.com www.alpharettabusinessassociation.com
Janet Rodgers, Past President President & CEO, Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau
Beth Johnson Owner, B Interiors
Jim Tardif Owner, Signs of Significance
Diane Lasorda, Director of Operations President, Preferred Administrative Solutions
MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY: ALPHARETTA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION CATEGORY LISTINGS www.alpharettabusinessassociation.com
Accountants Design Life's Journey
30 Lake Terrace Drive Dawsonville, GA 30534-7207 920-944-6020 Deb Matz firstname.lastname@example.org designlifesjourney.com
110 Roncard Court Duluth, GA 30097 646-418-2712 Heather Dean email@example.com peachbpo.com
Anchor Marketing Services, Inc.
10000 Avalon Blvd., Suite 100 Alpharetta, GA 30009 770-993-8806 Kali Boatright firstname.lastname@example.org gnfcc.com
44 Milton Avenue, Suite 126 Alpharetta, GA 30009 770-789-6051 Pat Check email@example.com latitude34pr.com
Animal Care Atlanta Humane Society 1565 Mansell Road Alpharetta, GA 30009 404-974-2839 Cal Morgan firstname.lastname@example.org atlantahumane.org
Assisted Living, Adult Day Care and Home Care Voices, Choices and Solutions (VCS)
PO Box 183 Roswell, GA 30076-0183 678-641-4062 Rick Roberts RRoberts@VoicesChoicesSolutions.com VoicesChoicesSolutions.com
11800 Amber Park Drive, Suite 130 Alpharetta, GA 30009 678-746-2900 Chris Miller email@example.com northfultonwills.com
Churches North Point Community Church 4350 North Point Parkway Alpharetta, GA 30022 678-832-7733 Amanda Roper firstname.lastname@example.org northpoint.org
615 Hembree Parkway, Suite 300 Roswell, GA 30076 404-323-4969 Heather Demis email@example.com anchormarketing.com
Latitude 34 PR
North Fulton Wills
Swilling Family Law Firm, LLC 11115 Houze Road Roswell, GA 30076 678-646-6755 Melody Swilling firstname.lastname@example.org swillingfamilylaw.com
Based in Alpharetta, GA. Built for families. Swilling Family Law Firm delivers the practical guidance to help families achieve needed results in divorce, custody and more
Atlanta Divorce Law Group 3560 Old Milton Parkway Alpharetta, GA 30005 704-280-3377 Shawna Woods email@example.com atlantadivorcelawgroup.com/
“Atlanta Divorce Law Group is a boutique family law firm in Alpharetta,GA, founded on a history of helping families through the most challenging times of their lives.”
Briskin, Cross and Sanford, LLC 33 South Main Street, Suite 300 Alpharetta, GA 30009 770-410-1555 Michael Cross firstname.lastname@example.org briskinlaw.com
Herbert Legal Group LLC 101 Vickery Street Roswell, GA 30075 404-850-0180 John Herbert email@example.com herbertlegalgroup.com
10140 Grandview Sq. Johns Creek, GA 30097 404 401-9189 Sindy Marvin firstname.lastname@example.org sindyw.wearelegalshield.com
3180 North Point Parkway Alpharetta, GA 30005 770-408-1025 Tamar Faulhaber email@example.com tfamilylaw.com
At Faulhaber Family Law, we help people divorce their spouse and move forward with their lives, without splitting up their family.
Automotive Christian Brothers Automotive 10879 Jones Bridge Rd Alpharetta, GA 30022 478-918-5928 Tom Burgess firstname.lastname@example.org cbac.com/jones-bridge/
2875 Bethany Bend Milton, GA 30004 678-886-8034 Richard Ehler email@example.com
Advertising, Marketing, Promotions
Associations and Chambers
MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY: ALPHARETTA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION CATEGORY LISTINGS www.alpharettabusinessassociation.com
Bakeries Lola's Sugar Pie Bakery 678-743-1456 Lola Wilburn Pies@lolassugarpiebakery.com lolassugarpiebakery.com
Nothing Bundt Cakes
5230 Windward Parkway, Suite 102 Milton, GA 30004 678-366-1445 Gloriaellis Mattei firstname.lastname@example.org nothingbundtcakes.com
Celebrate every day! Nothing Bundt Cakes specializes in celebrations of all types with the best cake you will ever taste, share and give.
4955 Windward Parkway Alpharetta, GA 30004 678-662-3511 Michael Boswell email@example.com providencebankga.com
5960 North Point Parkway Alpharetta, GA 30022 770-715-5422 Joy Manbeck firstname.lastname@example.org viningsbank.com
Business Services Corporate IT Solutions, Inc 1110 Powers Place Alpharetta, GA 30009 770-888-1505 Shawn Dixon Shawndixon@corporateit.com corporateit.com
First Horizon Bank
1010 Mansell Rd Alpharetta, GA 30076 404-587-4909 Frank O'Brien email@example.com firsthorizon.com
12850 Hwy. 9, #600-324 Alpharetta, GA 30004 770-442-9246 Essie Escobedo firstname.lastname@example.org officeangels.us
23 years of service. Back office support services offered as-needed. We give your business wings to fly.
4061 Dover Avenue Alpharetta, GA 30009 404-384-8432 Jane Eastham email@example.com onehopewine.com/UncorkWithJane
2380 Old Milton Parkway Alpharetta, GA 30009 404-266-4207 Jeff Franz firstname.lastname@example.org cadencebank.com
1136 Pine Grove Dr Alpharetta, GA 30009 770-490-5607 Peg Hussing email@example.com ecoshredding.com
Eco-Friendly, Secure, Convenient Destruction and Disposal of Documents and Electronic Media. We shred on-site.. No stress, no mess. Shop Local - Buy Local - Shred Local
1085 Kilmington Ct Alpharetta, GA 30009 678-640-4429 Lee Conner firstname.lastname@example.org tradebank.com
Carpet Cleaning Cristomar Fine Rug Cleaning and Repair 11800 Wills Road, Suite 140 Alpharetta, GA 30009 770-753-4242 Mary Warren email@example.com cristomar.com
Heaven's Best Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning LGE Community Credit Union 1010 Mansell Road Roswell, GA 30076 770-423-2488 Linda Coyle firstname.lastname@example.org lgeccu.org
Become an LGE Partner Group: empower your business and your employees’ financial wellness journeys with personalized banking, financial education, and connections to the Alpharetta community.
EGP Document Solutions 958 Firethorne Pass Cumming, GA 30040 678-640-6239 Meredith Koehler email@example.com egpatlanta.com
With 40+ years in the industry, we strive to be the most trusted vendor for all office technology solutions. We make sure to understand your needs, to provide you with the best service
1685 Branch Valley Dr Roswell, GA 30076 678-467-5610 Tom Edmonds firstname.lastname@example.org atlantasbestcarpetcleaning.com
Joel's Carpet Service 404-447-7001 Joel Peskin email@example.com
MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY: ALPHARETTA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION CATEGORY LISTINGS www.alpharettabusinessassociation.com
Financial & Investment Services
4850 Dumbbarton Ct Cumming, GA 30040 678 920-2823 Arlene Stearns Arlene@ImageUpSystem.com ImageUpSystem.com
Inside Edge Consulting
Lisa McGuire, Business Growth Advisor & Marketing Consultant 9190 Nesbit Lakes Drive Alpharetta, GA 30022 678-520-7660 Lisa McGuire firstname.lastname@example.org lisamcguire.com
Meredith Fingarson Consulting 5640 Linger Longer Road Cumming, GA 30041 678-725-3129 Meredith Fingarson email@example.com meredithfingarson.com
Coffee Roaster Artifex Coffee LLC
1815 Hembree Road, Unit 208 Alpharetta, GA 30009 770-649-3696 David Frame firstname.lastname@example.org artifexcoffees.com
Construction Development and Construction Services, Inc. 316 Maxwell Road, Suite 400 Alpharetta, GA 30009 404-410-8999 Jerry Sutton email@example.com dcsusa.net
Kayler Construction Services Inc. 3027 Westwood Way Alpharetta, GA 30004 678-414-3043 Thomas Kayler firstname.lastname@example.org kaylerconstruction.com
We provide a complete range of construction services. Our team has many years of industry experience, we will always provide you with the options you need along with the amazing workmanship you deserve.
1355 Watercrest Drive Cumming, GA 30041 719-205-3791 Ty Keller email@example.com tykeller.angeloakhomeloans.com/
1302 Abbey Court Alpharetta, GA 30004 407-468-3537 Mike Breit firstname.lastname@example.org edwardjones.com/mike-breit
5805 State Bridge Rd Johns Creek, GA 30097-8200 678-596-6479 Joe Noonan Joe.email@example.com Inside-Edge-Inc.com
Angel Oak Home Loans
Select Built Construction
3344 Trickum Rd, Suite A-104 Woodstock, GA 30188 678-576-6980 Todd Walker firstname.lastname@example.org selectbuiltconstruction.com
Construction, Home Improvement Floor Coverings International, Inc.
200 Market Place, Suite 100A Roswell, GA 30075 404-386-3214 Kenneth Carter email@example.com alpharetta.floorcoveringsinternational.com
5650 Oxborough Way Alpharetta, GA 30005 703-403-9225 Debra Alexander firstname.lastname@example.org themrsga.com
Education Amana Academy Charter School 285 South Main Alpharetta, GA 30009 404-786-8038 Ehab Jaleel email@example.com amanaacademy.org
Johns Creek Advisors Inc 11138 State Bridge Road, #125 Johns Creek, GA 30022 404-477-4015 Stephen Koehler Damon Ladd-Thomas firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com johnscreekadvisors.com
Johns Creek Advisors team has developed a process to help business owners, entrepreneurs,and individuals put all of their pieces of the financial puzzle together.
2400 Lakeview Pkwy Suite 200 Alpharetta, GA 30009 404-861-1711 Joe Mraz firstname.lastname@example.org raymondjames.com/joemraz
Sullivan & Schlieman Wealth Management 5755 N Point Pkwy, Suite 210 Alpharetta, GA 30022 678-551-6363 Andrew Sullivan email@example.com sswmllc.com/
Event Planning Aloha Ice
4610 Mountain Creek Dr NE Roswell, GA 30075 404-936-7878 Barbara Shea firstname.lastname@example.org aloha-shaved-ice.com
1125 Sanctuary Parkway Suite 510 Alpharetta, GA 30009 630-450-4994 Scott Reffett email@example.com Thrivent.com
We’re a holistic financial services organization driven by a higher purpose, helping you make the most of all you’ve been given.
Fitness and Health Arbonne
330 Lilac Garden Glen Alpharetta, GA 30009 678-860-1937 Luann Rushin firstname.lastname@example.org Luannrushin.arbonne.com
12460 Crabapple Road, Suit 202-617 Alpharetta, GA 30004 678-896-0544 Brooke Daniels email@example.com shopcannacultured.com
394 Commerce Street Alpharetta, GA 30009 678-910-7885 Kolleen Losch firstname.lastname@example.org core57.com
Roswell Health & Injury Center 1499 Alpharetta Hwy, Suite 100 Alpharetta, GA 30009 770-442-3343 Victoria Webster email@example.com roswellchiropractor.com
1670 Redi Rd. Cumming, GA 30040 706-231-6262 Steven Burroughs Jr. firstname.lastname@example.org squaredtraining.com
Studio Figura ATL
3970 Old Milton Parkway, Suite Alpharetta, GA 30005 678-478-4752 Emilie Lemoine email@example.com studiofiguraatl.com
Fitness and Health, Healthcare Zilis, Advanced Technology CBD Hershel St. Providers, Medical Specialists, 4805 Cumming, GA 30040 Holistic Health, Veterinarians 407-716-1173 Alpharetta Wellness Collective 264 North Main Street Alpharetta, GA 30009 248-990-2468 Sarah Druckman firstname.lastname@example.org alpharettawellnesscollective.com
Government City of Alpharetta
2 Park Plaza Alpharetta, GA 30009 770-569-9814 Dan Merkel email@example.com alpharetta.ga.us
Elaine Moorhead Elaine.Moorhead@gmail.com Zilis.com/GlowWithElaine
Home Inspection Services Checklist Home Inspection
269 Shoals Bridge Rd Acworth, GA 30102 404-883-8202 Nate Sampson Nate@ChecklistHomeInspection.com checklisthomeinspection.com/
Healthcare Providers, Medical Specialists Atlanta Hypnotherapy Clinic 8054 Allerton Lane Cumming, GA 30041 404-823-3723 Ray Pope firstname.lastname@example.org atlantahypnotherapyclinic.com/
Our Family Doc, LLC
1030 Cambridge Square Suite A Alpharetta, GA 30009 404-903-0002 Remmya Nair email@example.com ourfamilydoc.us
Trinity Life at Home
48 Old Roswell Street Alpharetta, GA 30009 678-359-3168 Bill Holbrook firstname.lastname@example.org trinitycareathome.com
Milton Mechanical Services 785 Branch Drive Alpharetta, GA 30004-8412 770-765-0622 Ken Hughes email@example.com miltonmechanicalsvcs.com
Milton Mechanical Services is a local, knowledgeable, and dependable HVAC Company that serves Residential and Commercial customers. Call for free estimates on repairs and new equipment
Information Technology Services
Holistic Health Juice Plus+
4376 Dunmore Road Marietta, GA 30068 828-855-8577 Billy Leonard firstname.lastname@example.org billy.juiceplus.com
10 Glenlake Parkway Northeast Atlanta, GA 30328 678-899-9590 Troy Cobb email@example.com cinchit.com
Comprehensive cybersecurity services for a fraction of the cost of managing your own I.T. support in Atlanta.
Insurance Agencies, Benefits Alpha Health Insurance
483 McGinnis Way Milton, GA 30004 714-397-0013 Marc Whinnem firstname.lastname@example.org hbns.net
Information Technology Services, Telecommunications Alphacis
55 Atlanta St SE, Alpharetta, GA 30022 770-833-9650 Dmitriy Teplinskiy email@example.com alphacis.com
Brown & Brown Insurance of Georgia 900 North Point Parkway Alpharetta, GA 30022 770-512-5012 Jason Boswell firstname.lastname@example.org bbatlanta.com/home/
Lippman Insurance Group LLC 9435 Stoney Ridge Lane Alpharetta, GA 30022 561-289-5721 Steven Lippman email@example.com lippmaninsurancegroup.com
MassMutual/The Piedmont Group 1050 Crown Pointe Pkwy. Suite1800 Dunwoody, GA 30338 404-272-0801 Michael Kipniss firstname.lastname@example.org thepiedmontgroups.com
Michael Gordy COUNTRY Financial
11675 Century Dr Unit D Alpharetta, GA 30009 770-667-9749 Michael Gordy email@example.com michaelgordy.com
Secure Life Benefits LLC Integrated Insurance Solutions 11180 State Bridge Road, Suite 102 Alpharetta, GA 30022 770-667-3636 Dean Robertson firstname.lastname@example.org iis-ga.com
Founded in 2001, Integrated Insurance has continued to serve the greater Atlanta area by always putting the needs of the client first and foremost.
2105 Commerce Street Alpharetta, GA 30009 Ellen Pullen email@example.com securelifebenefits.com
Interior Design B Interiors
5724 N. Commerce Ct., Unit 4 Alpharetta, GA 30004 404-713-9111 Beth Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org binteriors.net
10 Cumming Street Alpharetta, GA 30009 470-889-8419 Nicole Chabot email@example.com gracioushome.com/
5045 Century Cir Roswell, GA 30076 615-330-8633 Jennifer Looney firstname.lastname@example.org jlsdesignstn.com/
HBNS is committed to providing a truly integrated solution for all of the Electrical and Technology needs that your business may have. From design, to implementation, to maintenance and support, HBNS is your strategic partner for your team that will deliver results to insure that you can focus on running the business
44 Milton Ave. Suite 248 Alpharetta, GA 30009 239-200-0411 Margot Kast email@example.com alphahealthinsurance.com
Gracious Home NY
795 Union Hill Drive Alpharetta, GA 30004 615-752-6112 Adam Chesney firstname.lastname@example.org yellowstonelandscape.com
Merchant Services Netcom PaySystem, GA 678-313-3317 George Davis email@example.com
Mortgage Services Assurance Financial Mortgage 1225 Canton Street, Suite E Roswell, GA 30075 770-674-1433 Geoff Smith firstname.lastname@example.org assurancemortgage.com/gsmith
Mutual of Omaha
1275 Lyndhurst Way Roswell, GA 30075 404-642-6021 Terry Bowser email@example.com
770-371-7407 Mark Hutchins markhutchins@SilvertonMortgage.com mhutchins.silvertonmortgage.com/
2475 Northwinds Parkway, Suite 530 Alpharetta, GA 30009 678-429-9332 Peggy Burke firstname.lastname@example.org southeastmortgage.com
Summerfield Mortgage LLC 3060 Kimball Bridge Road, #155 Alpharetta, GA 30005 678-557-1329 Joe Wargo email@example.com summerfieldmortgage.com
Real Estate Services Alpharetta Property Inspections 6100 Harbour Overlook Alpharetta, GA 30005 470-409-1519 Kristopher Seguin firstname.lastname@example.org inspectoralpha.com
Grand Welcome Atlanta
720 Elmwood Way Roswell, GA 30075 770-540-9064 Joe Long email@example.com grandwelcome.com/georgia/atlanta/
Georgia Pixel LLC 1195 Timberline Pl Alpharetta, GA 30005 404-374-5777 David Eiberger firstname.lastname@example.org georgiapixel.com
Kate Dunlop Photography 1040 Admiral Xing Alpharetta, GA 30005 770-377-6096 Kate Dunlop email@example.com katedunlop.com
10090 Feather Sound Ct Alpharetta, GA 30022 770-771-4555 Jessica Griggs Yourfriends@laruchephoto.com laruchephoto.com
Appen Media Group 319 North Main Street Alpharetta, GA 30009 770-442-3278 Hans Appen firstname.lastname@example.org appenmedia.com
Appen Media Group is a multi media company that publishes the AlpharettaRoswell Herald, Johns Creek Herald, Forsyth Herald, Milton Herald, Northside Woman magazine, and Answer Book community guides.
4880 Lower Roswell Rd. Suite 165-108 Marietta, Ga 30068 770-855-3608 Rick Goldman email@example.com pubman.net
Ansley Atlanta Realtor, The Craft Dolan Team 31 Church Street Alpharetta, GA 30009 404-514-6533 Lara Dolan firstname.lastname@example.org craftdolanteam.com
The Craft Dolan Team at Ansley Atlanta has been voted the Best of North Atlanta for real estate services 3-years running. Tracey and Lara provide exceptional customer service and local knowledge.
AtHome & Co,
2400 Old Milton Pkwy, Ste. 456 Alpharetta, GA 30009 770-940-2165 Noelle Larson email@example.com athomeandcompany.com
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties
33 S Main Street, Suite 201 Alpharetta, GA 30009 650-346-0839 Kyle Sheehan firstname.lastname@example.org sheehanestates.com
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties: Pam Santoro 33 S. Main Street Alpharetta, GA 30009 678-656-6627 Pam Santoro email@example.com pamsantoro.com
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Alpharetta, GA 30005 678-367-7172 Adam Martin firstname.lastname@example.org adammartin.cbintouch.com
Tracy Morton Harry Norman Realtors
11800 Amber Park Drive, Suite 100 Alpharetta, GA 30004 404-784-6970 Tracy Morton email@example.com tracy.morton.harrynorman.com
Your one stop shop for residential real estate needs in the northern suburbs of Atlanta and beyond. Relo and SRES accredited.
Megan & Natalie Real Esate 240 Sandy Springs Place Atlanta, GA 30328 404-252-7500 Natalie Grabowski firstname.lastname@example.org meganandnatalie.com
Pamela Bills, Realtor
5780 Windward Parkway, Suite 100 Alpharetta, GA 30005 678-697-9714 Pamela Bills email@example.com pamelabills.com
RE/MAX Around Atlanta 4161 Riverhill Ct NE Roswell, GA 30075 404-610-5142 Megan Lyons firstname.lastname@example.org meganandnatalie.com
Real McCoy Realty Consultants 760 Old Roswell Road, Suite 389 Roswell, GA 30076 678.325.8661 Mike McCoy email@example.com callrealmccoy.com
The Agency North Atlanta 8000 Avalon Blvd., Suite 100 Alpharetta, GA 30009 678-793-8402 Jeff Beal firstname.lastname@example.org theagencyre.com/north-atlanta
Signs and Graphics
10930 Crabapple Road Roswell, GA 30075 678-643-5678 Jeffrey Fischer email@example.com houcksgrille.com
The Ginger Room
Retail designer consigner
670 North Main Street Suite 101 Alpharetta, GA 30009 770-777-0032 Vicki Naso firstname.lastname@example.org designer-consigner.net
Signs Of Significance
Creating unexpected happiness in life for seniors, families, and communities.
Serving Alpharetta, Roswell, Milton, Johns Creek, Cumming, Metro Atlanta and beyond. Offering Design, Permitting, Fabrication, Installation and Service of all kinds of custom signs and graphics.
3424 Peachtree Road NE Ste 1780 Atlanta, GA 30326 706-288-4495 Stephen Corder email@example.com galerieliving.com
Mansions Senior Independent Living - Alpharetta
3700 Brookside Pkwy. Alpharetta GA 30022 470-538-9800 Diane Van Heest firstname.lastname@example.org mansionsseniorliving.com/mansions-alpharetta/
Best Nest Senior Advisors
INDIEHOUSE modern fragrance bar
Roofing Parsons Roofing
6649 Peachtree Ind Blvd Norcross, GA 30092 678-906-9711 Bill Andrews email@example.com parsonsroof.com
Senior Transition Services
160 N. Main St Alpharetta, GA 30009 678-436-5308 Mikele Cardin firstname.lastname@example.org dutchcrafters.com/content/amish-furnitureatlanta/ 26 Old Roswell Street, Suite 101 Alpharetta, GA 30009 678-778-0138 Carrie Hadley email@example.com indiehousefragrances.com
1335 Northmeadow Pkwy, Suite 112 Roswell, GA 30076 678-230-3873 Jim Tardif firstname.lastname@example.org signsofsignificance.com
14355 Morning Mountain Way Milton, GA 30004 770-280-5200 Cindy Richards Cdsaunders@yahoo.com bestnestsenioradvisors.com
11170 Haynes Bridge Rd., Suite 205-421 Alpharetta, GA 30009 404-408-7333 Sherri Selman email@example.com nexseasontransitions.com
Senior Care Authority
13010 Morris Rd, Ste 650 Alpharetta, GA 30004-3873 770-631-5923 Chris Lyboldt firstname.lastname@example.org seniorcare-atlanta.com/
150 Hembree Park Drive Roswell, GA 30076 678-230-3873 Darren Carter Darrencarter13@gmail.com https://business.comcast.com/am/darren_ carter
Comcast Business guarantees to our customers that they will receive high quality Business Internet, Phone and TV services for businesses of every size.
Online Technology Associates 6264 Crooked Creek Rd., Suite 1 Norcross, GA 30092 770-446-7199 x 202 Larry Cole Lcole@ota1.com OTA1.com
714 Purslane Way Woodstock, GA 30188 850-294-0427 Christina McDonald email@example.com businesstextbox.com/
61 Roswell St. Alpharetta, GA 30009 678-596-1240 Angela Avery firstname.lastname@example.org the-gingerroom.com
Travel and Tourism
FREE event planning resources for SPECIAL OCCASIONS, MEETINGS or SPORTS EVENTS, including consultation on event venues, service providers, fields and facilities and hotels. Call today!
350 Sharpe Ln Alpharetta, GA 30022 770-315-0738 Debbie Smith email@example.com carefreevoyages.com
NY NOW® WINTER MARKET 2019 Official Directory
Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau 178 South Main Street, Suite 200 Alpharetta, GA 30009 678-297-2811 Janet Rodgers firstname.lastname@example.org awesomealpharetta.com
A RESOURCE GUIDE FOR COBB COUNTY FEATURING THE CITIES OF: ACWORTH, KENNESAW, MARIETTA, POWDER SPRINGS, SMYRNA & VININGS
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Advertisers Index Alphretta Business Association.................68
Alpharetta Chamber of Commerce............17
Kairos Development Corporation................2
Providence Group of Georgia.............. 46-47
Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau..........................Back Cover
Kayler Construction Services.....................27
Queen of Hearts........................................44
Kings Ridge Christian School....................37
Alpharetta First United Methodist Church.....................................42
LGE Community Credit Union...................51
Ruth’s Chris Steak House..................... Inside Front Cover
Avalon - North American Properties............1
Live Nation – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre.......................28
The Law Offices of Miller & Chaet..............45
Mansions Senior Independent Living Alpharetta................................................10
Tamar Falhaber Law...................................15
Colletta/Oak Steakhouse...........................15 Engel & Volkers.........................................20 Express MRI..............................................41
Trees of Georgia................ Inside Back Cover Harry Norman – Tracy Morton....................45
Milton Mechanical Services......................14 Up on the Roof .........................................13
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