Memorial Day weekend often signals
the start of Summer vacation.
Kids have packed away the schoolbooks and replaced them with summer reading lists. Moms shuttle to swim meets instead of soccer games. Weather becomes a more constant high of 80+ degrees instead of the intermittent winds, rains and hail of springtime. Life’s pace actually slows down . . . just a bit!
So take time to look around at all the newest changes taking place in our neck of the woods! The start of Summer vacation proves to be quite eventful here in Alpharetta, Georgia.
Have you ventured out to see what’s happening
in Alpharetta lately!
WOW an amazing streetscape is evolving down Alpharetta’s Main Street! The new city hall sits back regally overlooking a fresh carpet of lawn and trees. A new public library sits adjacent to city hall & street roundabouts and garden pots grace the more pedestrian friendly streetscapes. In fact Alpharetta’s commitment to revitalizing downtown has increased residential and commercial interests across the whole city.
Avalon a $600 million mixed use development fills the need for high-end retail, Whole Foods, and executive ‘urban style’ housing , while the downtown area of Alpharetta maintains the historic motif with mom & pop shops such as a favorite of mine Karen’s Fabrics! Karen has been around for 20 years and is an expert in today’s upscale furniture & window fabric designs at reasonable price points. Before my real estate career (18 years ago! WOW) I worked with Karen and remember the hey day of swags and jabots!
With Wills Park and now the new city center and Avalon in place we will be looking forward to the ‘bridging’ of these 3 dynamic locations with pedestrian friendly parks, bikeways, and much more!
A new dynamic city center is unfolding and this summer will be transformative in many ways . . . There will certainly be more festivals, concerts, shops and dining to explore. After years of recession we’re finally digging out and building up in a big way here in Alpharetta!!!
Happy Summer Everyone!
See you around Alpharetta this Summer.
- Alpharetta Art in the Park presented by Gallery 35 ~ Last full weekend of each month May through September
Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Sundays from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Old Milton Park, 35 Milton Avenue
June 27-28, 2015
July 25-26, 2015
August 29-30, 2015
September 26-27, 2015
For more information – visit Gallery 35 Alpharetta
- Alpharetta Farmers Market ~ Saturday mornings through April through October
Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Old Canton Street in Downtown Alpharetta
At the Downtown Alpharetta Farmers Market you will find farmers with fruits, vegetables and natural meats, gardeners with fresh flowers and herbs, and makers of all sorts of edible home goods from yummy desserts and breads to local raw honey and homemade sauces, jellies, soaps.
For more information – visit Alpharetta Farmers Market
- Alpharetta Food Truck Alley ~ Every Thursday from April through October
Thursdays from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Old Roswell Street, Alpharetta, GA
Enjoy a variety of 6-8 rotating food trucks and music each week. Stroll the streets, eat delicious food, listen to some great music and kick off the weekend a little early!
June 25, 2015: Mr. Blue Sky
For more information – Alpharetta Foodtruck Alley
- Nightlife in Alpharetta
Alpharetta’s exciting nightlife scene ranges from wine bars to breweries to events in the downtown area.
For more information – visit Awesome Alpharetta Nightlife
- Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta, GA 30004
Enjoy performances by today’s leading artists and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. The 12,000-seat state-of-the art venue provides a unique setting for music lovers.
For more information – Verizon Alpharetta