Alpharetta was one of the first cities to build master plan neighborhoods which are unique in their design and desirability. Some of these include the Country Club of the South and Lake Windward communities which boast golf courses, fishing lakes, competitive swim and tennis teams and facilities and schools within walking distance. Alpharetta is home to great shopping, office and technology parks alike which make it a great live/work area.
Their park programs provide one of the most developed sporting rec programs and the parks are a central theme to life in Alpharetta. The North Fulton Greenway meanders through the city alongside neighborhoods and is a safe place to run, bike or walk. Alpharetta’s high quality employers include McKesson, Siemens and HP. The revitalized Main Street with its quaint stores and restaurants hosts many family friendly festivals throughout the year as well as a very popular weekly Farmers Market in Spring and Summer.