Alpharetta is located in northern Fulton County at (34.073318, −84.281086). It is bordered to the southeast by Johns Creek, to the south and west by Roswell, to the north by Milton, and to the northeast by unincorporated land in Forsyth County. Downtown Alpharetta is 26 miles (42 km) north of downtown Atlanta
-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 Alpharetta Big Creek Greenway is a 6.1-mile-long (9.8 km), 12-foot-wide (3.7 m) concrete path that meanders through the woods along Big Creek, offering a place to walk, jog, inline skate and bike. The path includes additional mountain bike trails.
-Avalon is a multi-use development on the east side of downtown adjacent to State Route 400. It includes 500,000 square feet (46,000 m2) of retail space, a 12-screen Regal Cinemas theater, 105,000 square feet (9,800 m2) of office space over retail, 101 single-family residences and 250 luxury rental homes.
Primary and secondary schools
The city is served by Fulton County Schools.
Elementary schools (Grades K-5)
Abbotts Hill Elementary School
Alpharetta Elementary School
Birmingham Falls Elementary School in Milton
Cogburn Woods Elementary School in Milton
Crabapple Crossing Elementary School in Milton
Creek View Elementary School
Hembree Springs Elementary School in Roswell
Lake Windward Elementary School
Manning Oaks Elementary School
Mimosa Elementary School in Roswell
New Prospect Elementary School
Ocee Elementary School in Johns Creek
Summit Hill Elementary School in Milton
Middle schools (Grades 6-8)
Autrey Mill Middle School in Johns Creek
Elkins Pointe Middle School in Roswell
Haynes Bridge Middle School
Holcomb Bridge Middle School
Hopewell Middle School in Milton
Northwestern Middle School in Milton
Taylor Road Middle School in Johns Creek
Webb Bridge Middle School
Piney Grove Middle School in Cumming
Amana Academy, a public charter school in Alpharetta for students in Kindergarten to 8th grade
Fulton Science Academy (FSA), a private school in Roswell for students in 6th to 8th grade
High schools (Grades 9-12)
Alpharetta High School serves most of Alpharetta
Cambridge High School in Milton
Centennial High School in Roswell
Chattahoochee High School in Johns Creek
Johns Creek High School in Johns Creek
Milton High School in Milton
Northview High School
Roswell High School in Roswell
Independence High School, an alternative school located on the old Milton High School campus.
Fulton Science Academy High School (formerly T. E. A. C. H.), a public charter school in Alpharetta for students in 9th to 12th grade.
N. Fulton STEM High School (Coming in Fall 2020)
The Lionheart School
St. Francis Schools
Bridgeway Christian Academy
King's Ridge School
Hayden's Way, Unique School for Unique Children
Hayden's Academy at Hayden's Way
Westwood Academy at Hayden's Way
Veritas Classical Schools
Mount Pisgah Christian School
Georgia State University, Gwinnett Technical College and Reinhardt University have campuses located in Alpharetta.
Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System operates the Alpharetta Branch.
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