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Alpharetta is located along GA400 about an hour north of the Atlanta airport. Easy access to the highway makes it a popular choice for many Atlantans. GA400 will also lead you north into the beautiful north Georgia mountains – the southern end of the Appalacians and a popular weekend getaway area. Alpharetta was founded as a Methodist camp, and then a trading post in the 1850s. It was the county seat of Milton county until 1931 when Milton joined Fulton County to avoid bankruptcy during the Great Depression.
Today, it has grown into a thriving and affluent suburb known for great shopping (popular shopping destination Avalon opened in 2014) and its historic downtown area. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park is a 12,000-capacity outdoor venue that serves as the summer home to the Grammy Award-winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and plays host to acts like the Dave Matthews Band, Rod Stewart, Steve Miller Band and the Eagles
- The name Alpharetta is derived from the name of a fictional Indian girl named Alfarata in a popular 19th century song
- Alpharetta has great walking trails and greenways. The Big Creek Greenway has been a popular biking and jogging trail. The city’s current development focus is on the Alpha Loop, a network of trails connecting various parts of the city.
- The Alpharetta Farmers Market sets up in downtown every Saturday April-October and features fresh produce, artisans and activities. It has been named the “Best Saturday Morning Excursion” by Atlantamagazine.
- North Point community church is based in Alpharetta, Georgia. It is the main campus of North Point Ministries, the largest church organization in the United States, run by evangelical preacher Andy Stanley. Just this one campus welcomes more than 5,000 people every Sunday.