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On December 11, 1858, the town was chartered and became the county seat of Milton County. The town was renamed Alpharetta from the Greek words “alpha” meaning first and “retta” meaning town. Alpharetta served as the county seat of Milton County until the end of 1931 when Milton was merged with Fulton County.
Milton has a population of more than 38,000 and covers 23,000 acres. It includes the northwest unincorporated island, bordered by Cherokee County to the north and west; Forsyth County to the east; Roswell city limits to the southwest (a little west of Arnold Mill Road); Alpharetta city limits to the south (roughly, Mayfield Road to Cogburn Road to Windward Parkway).
Stay in Sandy Springs, just minutes from downtown Atlanta, and you’re a short drive or MARTA ride away from Metro Atlanta’s top attractions. And while big city excitement is only minutes away, Sandy Springs is surrounded by more than 950 acres of parks.
So, experience the best of the modern South. Enjoy the big city one moment
and the warm hospitality of the hundreds of independently-owned restaurants and shops the next.
In 1830, while on a trip to North Georgia, Roswell King passed through the area of what is now Roswell and observed the great potential for building a cotton mill along Vickery (Big) Creek. Since the land nearby was also good for plantations, his idea was to put cotton processing near cotton production. Toward the middle of the 1830s, King returned to build a mill that would soon become the largest in North Georgia – Roswell Mill.
Johns Creek is the 10th largest city in Georgia with more than 80,000 residents, and a suburban municipality in metro Atlanta. The City of Johns Creek is bounded to the south by the Chattahoochee River and Gwinnett County. It is bounded on the Northeast by McGinnis Ferry Road and Forsyth County.
Duluth is a city in Gwinnett County, Georgia, and an increasingly more affluent and developed suburb of Atlanta. Unincorporated portions of Forsyth County also have Duluth as a mailing address, though this area is outside city limits. Much of the adjacent city of Johns Creek (incorporated in 2006) uses one of the Duluth ZIP codes.
Cumming is the county seat of Forsyth County and one of the largest Cities located in Forsyth County. Today, the city is experiencing new growth. From the Lake Lanier, Forsyth North to the new construction communities, home buyers are finding a lot of home for the money and slightly lower property taxes than the neighboring North Fulton County.
The City of Marietta, Georgia, is a full-service municipality distinguished by its unique history, sense of community and modern quality of life. The city’s economic development, police, fire, parks and recreation, public works, environmental services, power and water departments serve citizens and businesses. Marietta is 15 miles northwest of Atlanta and the Cobb County seat. At 23 square miles, Marietta is one of Georgia’s most populous cities, with 56,579 residents calling the city home.
The Atlanta metropolitan area, with more than 5.4 million people, is the third largest in the Southeastern United States and the ninth largest in the country. Atlanta is considered to be a top business city and is a primary transportation hub of the Southeastern United States—via highway, railroad, and air.
Award-winning Suwanee is a friendly, progressive community committed to maintaining a high-quality of life for its approximately 18,000+ residents. The Suwanee community is considered one of the most desirable places to live in the Atlanta region and has been named by several national publications (Money, Family Circle, Kiplinger.com) as one of the best places to live and raise families, and was named Georgia’s eCity by Google.