Alpharetta Home and School Development

September 25, 2019

Milton County was established on Dec. 18th, 1857 and soon after, Alpharetta was named a town within the county. Years later, Milton County declared bankruptcy and merged with Fulton County in 1932. Alpharetta remained a steady community and continues to flourish each year. In 2005, state representative Jan Jones came forward with a bill to establish the city of Milton. Votes were counted and approximately 85 percent of the votes agreed for Jones’ bill. On Dec. 1st, 2006 the city of Milton was established and joined Fulton County, making Milton and Alpharetta independent from each other.

Alpharetta and Milton are both highly ranked as some of the best places to live in Georgia. Milton extends around 39.2 square miles and borders Cherokee county, Forsyth county and the Roswell city limits. Alpharetta spans around 27.3 square miles and is bordered by Johns Creek, Roswell, Milton and Forsyth County. With an abundance of land, many families are venturing to Milton for a family-friendly environment and its top ranked schools.

Milton city population from 2011-2018:

  • 2011: approx. 33,953 
  • 2014: approx. 36,689
  • 2018: approx. 39,217
  • Average annual growth rate from 2011-2018 is 1.83%


Alpharetta city population from 2011-2018

  • 2011: approx. 59,138
  • 2014: approx. 62,704
  • 2018: approx. 66,255
  • Average annual growth rate from 2011-2018 is 1.75%


Roswell city population from 2011-2018

  • 2011: approx. 90,899
  • 2014: approx. 93,610
  • 2018: approx. 94,650
  • Average annual growth rate from 2011-2019 is 0.80% 

Milton is ranked number one in terms of best places to live in Georgia due to its low crime rate per capita and lowest percentages of families that fall below the poverty line. Milton is not only one of the safest cities in Georgia, it also ranks third in education and health/safety. The affordability factor in Milton is ranked 14th as a result of the average house owned being worth approximately $500,000. Milton proves to have essential amenities for their upscale community, such as exclusive private schools, high-end condos, and artisanal artwork and cheeses sold at weekly farmer’s markets.

Alpharetta is a gold mine for private property and business owners. Investments from upcoming business owners have allowed a plethora of stores, shops and restaurants to sprout up around town. Around 66 percent of Alpharetta residents have attained a bachelor’s degree or higher, which ultimately increases the mean of annual income average per household. The increase of revenue entices high-end restaurants, chic boutiques, and well known contractors to work in and around Alpharetta. Alpharetta is known for Avalon due to its popularity. Avalon has grown exponentially within the past 4 years. Avalon recently opened up The Hotel Avalon, bringing in even more revenue. Due to the uproar in newly found eager investors and new buildings, Alpharetta will only continue to grow and expand.

Average number of high school students in Georgia: 774

Highest populated schools in Alpharetta: 

  • 2,298 (Milton) ranked 38th
  • 2,152 (Alpharetta) ranked 51st
  • 2,090 (Johns Creek) ranked 57th
  • 1,987 Cambridge: ranked 69th
  • All schools ranked out of approx. 2,200 public schools in Georgia

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