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Alpharetta is a city in Fulton County, Georgia and a suburb north of Atlanta. The mix of southern charm and warmer winters are appealing factors. It’s clear this city is known for catering towards retirees.
Climate & Geography
Alpharetta has a humid subtropical climate. The average annual high temperature is in the low 70s and the average annual low temperature is in the high 40s. The average annual precipitation is about 50 inches of rainfall.
Alpharetta is approximately 26 miles north of downtown Atlanta.
Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment
Alpharetta has a wide variety of activities throughout the city. Concerts are offered all year-round at the Ameris Bank Amphitheater. There’s a great number of parks and trails for active adults to take a stroll, bike ride, and appreciate nature in warm weather. Brewing companies, restaurants and shopping opportunities are scattered throughout the city.
Cost of Living & Taxes
The Alpharetta median home cost is below the national median. The cost of living in Alpharetta is overall below average. Medical disability pay and social security is not taxed but a majority of military pensions are. Residents over 65 can get additional exemptions on their retirement income. A variety of property tax homestead exemptions are available at the state and local level based on income and age.
There are three medical centers and hospitals located within 10 miles of Alpharetta; WellStar North Fulton Hospital, Emory Johns Creek Hospital, and Northside Hospital-Forsyth. Northside Hospital-Forsyth is regionally ranked and ranked High Performing in five adult procedures/conditions.