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Homes for sale in Alpharetta offer a wide section of home styles to suit an active lifestyle. North of Atlanta, GA, the 1830’s found Alpharetta created out of a tiny community near a natural spring named New Prospect Camp, with a few tents, a one room school and some hardy farmers trying out a new cotton crop. Milton County was created in 1857 and the tiny town was renamed the Town Of Milton. It wasn’t until December 1858 that the new name of Alpharetta was officially renamed and recognized as a city charter. Taken from the Greek language, Alpharetta means “first town”. A booming city in 1860, no matter its name, the town had three hotels, a multi room school house, stores, churches and was the recognized county seat of Milton county.
As with many towns in this area, the civil war took a hard toll. Rebuilding over time, Alpharetta lost its position as the county seat in 1932, when Milton County merged in to Fulton County, as Atlanta was the official seat for Fulton. Regardless, Alpharetta continued to grow and prosper. A recent population estimate in 2010 indicated over 57,000 residents call Alpharetta home, with double that number commuting into town on an average workday, with over 3,600 businesses.
Today, visitors can appreciate the long history of Alpharetta at the Historical Society housed in the Mansell House and Gardens.
Be sure to also visit the FFA log cabin on the site of the old Milton High School. Built in 1934-1935, the cabin is one of only two remaining FFA constructed log cabins still in use today in the U.S. A hands-on project, constructing the log cabin was a community wide venture. Local Alpharetta merchants and businesses contributed most of the supplies to complete the property. Students cut and hauled donated pine trees to the site and did all the work themselves, except for raising the chimney.
Not to be outdone, today Alpharetta real estate continues to grow beyond log cabins. These days, Alpharetta homes for sale cover a broad inventory and invite visitors to become permanent residents. Ask us today to see more local Alpharetta real estate for sale.
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