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Alpharetta is a suburb in Metro Atlanta, it has around 54,000 residents.

Get in[edit]

From Atlanta, take GA 400/US 19 North. Exits 9, 10, 11 lead into the city of Alpharetta. Exit 11 will take you directly onto Windward Parkway, which is a visitor friendly route.

Get around[edit]

This is an easy place to get around by car and is likely the easiest method of exploring the area.

Alpharetta also prides itself as pedestrian-friendly, so travelling by foot is also an option, especially near the town center.

By bus[edit]

  • Route 140, 185, 143 (weekdays only)[1].


  • North Point Mall
  • Windward Parkway - West Windward Parkway is where all the stores are, East Windward Parkway is residential neighborhoods
  • The Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre - frequent shows
  • Historic Downtown


  • Shop and eat at North Point Mall and on Windward Parkway
  • Visit the Town Center


  • American Girl Boutique and Bistro at the North Point Mall. It is the only American Girl Boutique and Bistro in the Southeast
  • There are many stores on West Windward Parkway, including WalMart, Costco, Home Depot, and many restaurants




  • Liu Fu, 11625 Medlock Bridge Rd., Johns Creek, +1 678 957-8889. M-Th 11AM-9:30PM, F 11AM-10:30PM, Sa noon-10:3PM, Su noon-9:30PM. Chinese restaurant. Mains $10-20.
  • Madras Chettinaad, Alpharetta Common Shopping Center (next to Publix), 4305 State Bridge Rd #108, +1 678-393-3131. M-F 11:30AM-3PM; Sa Su noon–3PM; Daily 5PM-10PM. Indian restaurant. Buffet is only served during lunch. Mains $8-14.







Go next[edit]

  • Roswell — has a nice historical district, you may want to visit that.
  • Dahlonega — Banjarmasinis known for its old gold mines, while most are inaccessible, one is. Touring the mine is a great experience, and guided tours are available.
Routes through Alpharetta
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