Alpharetta is an astonishingly lovely city with a wide array of apartment living options - there are many different comfortable apartments available for rent both northeast of city center and in many other lovely neighborhoods as well.
Working downtown in Alpharetta is your best option if you want to be in walking distance of many restaurants and bars. However, for the majority of your travel's outside of downtown you will want to have a vehicle.
<p>With nearby mountains and lakes, Alpharetta provides almost everything the outdoor enthusiast might want. And for the in town type person there's plenty to do as well. The Autrey Mill Nature Preserve offers nature walks and history lessons on the area, and the Milton Log Cabin is full of history. The Will Park Equestrian Center is great for horse lovers and provides not only riding but shows and racing.</p>
<p>For nightlife, start with the sports bars. You've got a few to choose from like Champps Americana with its big screen and big selection of beers. The Sage Woodfire Tavern spins discs with a DJ most nights and the after dinner dancing can be fun. For some DJ music, Taboo 2 is very popular not only for the sounds but for the crowds. If concerts are your thing, then the Verizon Amphitheatre is the place to hear touring bands and big acts.</p>
Low Country Dining
<p>Once in your Alpharetta apartment, you'll want to start exploring the local restaurants. Start with some good Southern barbeque at Low Country Barbeque Express, which has the best in town. There are plenty of ethnic cuisines like P.F. Chang's, Pampas Argentine, and Casa Nuova for Italian. For more local flavors, check out Rainwater and Ray's Killer Creek Restaurant. You'll get great foods and meet some new neighbors in the process.</p>