Alpharetta is a city in north Fulton County, Georgia state. It is a northern suburb of Atlanta. The city's population was 57,551 as per the 2010 census, however, during the workday, the population swells to more than 100,000 due to the influx of workers and visitors for the numerous business establishments in the city. It is one of the richest communities in the state.
The city has a number of high-tech companies.
Some of the notable companies in Alpharetta include Alltel, AT&T, ChristmasLightsEtc.com, Ciena, E-Trade, Equifax, General Electric, Hansgrohe, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, LexisNexis, Liaison Technologies, Locum Leaders, Lucent, MetLife, Neenah Paper, Nokia, Nortel, Philips, Verizon and many more.
The city also has a number of recreation options such as the Alpharetta Arboretum at Wills Park, the Alpharetta Farmers Market, the Mansell House and Gardens, the Alpharetta Big Creek Greenway etc.