Alpharetta 87 Exceptional
Alpharetta Livability #11 ranked city in Georgia#753 ranked city in the USARanks better than 97% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Alpharetta Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Alpharetta Cost of Living Cost of living is 30% higher than Georgia
12121% more expensive than the US average
937% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Alpharetta cost of living
A Alpharetta Crime Total crime is 42% lower than Georgia
Total crime
1,58136% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 6436% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-15%Year over year crime is down
Alpharetta crime
B+ Alpharetta Employment Household income is 83% higher than Georgia
Median household income
$93,61369% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$46,11355% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%23% lower than the US average
Alpharetta employment
B+ Alpharetta Housing Home value is 126% higher than Georgia
Median home value
$344,10086% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,22229% higher than the US average
Home ownership
63%equal to the US average
Alpharetta real estate or Alpharetta rentals
A- Alpharetta Schools HS graduation rate is 18% higher than Georgia
High school grad. rates
96%15% higher than the US average
School test scores
60%22% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:15% lower than the US average
Alpharetta K-12 schools
A Alpharetta User Ratings There are a total of 29 ratings in Alpharetta
Overall user rating
81% 29 total ratings
User reviews rating
68% 4 total reviews
User surveys rating
86% 25 total surveys
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      Living in Alpharetta, GA

      Located in the state of Georgia, Alpharetta is a moderately-sized city with a population of 63,013 residents. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (66% White). Given that fact, Alpharetta could be considered less diverse than other cities. 80% of the people in Alpharetta (over the age of 15) are married and 43% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

      Are you trying to figure out if living in Alpharetta is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a good experience before relocating to any new city in Georgia, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. With useful information like amenities, education, employment, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Alpharetta and in the areas around Alpharetta is a much easier task.

      Alpharetta has a livability score of 84 out of 100 and is ranked #7 in Georgia and #473 in the USA. Compared to the national average, Alpharetta ranks among some of the best places to live in the country! The cherry on top is that Alpharetta also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities. If we dig a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Alpharetta has higher than average grades for the following: amenities (A+), crime (A), weather (B-), education (A-), employment (B+) and housing (B+). On a more negative note, Alpharetta does not have favorable ranks for the following: cost of living (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Alpharetta, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Alpharetta: Wills Park, North Point Mall, and River Pines Golf Club.

      Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and the overall sense of community. Alpharetta has a violent crime rate of 51 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

      Based on multiple factors including: median home and rental prices, appreciation rates and home affordability, Alpharetta has received high marks in the housing category. Based on these calculations, the apartment rental and real estate market appears to be very healthy.

      There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Alpharetta is actually affordable. The median home price for Alpharetta homes is $344,100, which is 125.8% higher than the Georgia average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Alpharetta, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.7, which is 23.3% higher than the Georgia average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Alpharetta will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Alpharetta, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 6.4%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 7.5%.

      Alpharetta transportation information

      Average one way commute27min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work80.9%79.6%76.4%
      Workers who carpool4.6%10.1%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.1%2.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%0.2%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.2%1.6%2.8%
      Working from home10.6%5.1%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Alpharetta, GA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).