May 30, 2013 –

The City of Alpharetta has always been a sought-after place to live in metro Atlanta, but thanks to record growth, Alpharetta real estate is in even higher demand. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Alpharetta is one of the fastest-growing cities in America.

The report ranks Alpharetta as the sixth fastest growing U.S. city with a population over 50,000, a growth rate of 4.37 percent over a one-year period. In contrast, the state of Georgia has a population growth rate of approximately 1 percent. There are many reasons for the popularity of this north Atlanta suburb, including:

Convenient Commute to Atlanta

One of Alpharetta’s best selling points is its convenient location, just 13 miles outside the perimeter (outside the perimeter highway I-285, or “OTP” to locals). This north Atlanta suburb lies north of the city and is bisected by GA-400, which means that no matter where you live in Alpharetta, you’ll enjoy a relatively easy commute on the freeway.

Alpharetta Tech Industry

Another reason Alpharetta homes for sale don’t stay on the market long is due to the area’s booming tech industry. Alpharetta has earned the nickname “Technology City of the South” thanks to the many tech companies that call the city home. Major tech employers in the area include Hewlett-Packard, Verizon, Philips, Nortel, Alltel, and ADP, among others.

Alpharetta Schools

Families with children often seek out Alpharetta real estate due to the area’s excellent public schools, which are part of the Fulton County Schools system. Public schools in Alpharetta spend more than the U.S. average per student- $6,653, as opposed to the national average of $5,691. With a low student-teacher ratio of just 14.2 students per teacher, it’s easy to see why so many parents take advantage of the public schools in Alpharetta.

If you are interested in buying a home in Alpharetta, contact The Premier Group today. Our Keller Williams Realty agents know the local real estate market and can help you find the perfect home, whether you are interested in foreclosed properties or high end homes.

photo via the City of Alpharetta on Facebook