Gently rolling hills, equestrian communities, stunning homes on acreage, these are just a few of the reasons you might consider making Milton your home. While it has seen its share of development in recent years, Milton still embodies laid-back feel of small-town life.
Central to this small-town feel is Milton’s historic Crabapple district. Here you’ll find
, made up of retail stores, casual restaurants, and local businesses surrounding a community green that hosts a number of events throughout the year. Across the street is
Milton City Hall
, the hub of city government and resident resources.
Residents have a lot of options leisure activities. Milton has several public parks everything from youth athletic leagues to sports courts to walking paths to horseback trails. Maybe golf is more to your liking. Milton is home to four prestigious golf clubs:
The Manor Golf & Country Club
Need some retail therapy? Neighboring Alpharetta is home to both Avalon, a popular outdoor mall, and a bustling downtown where you’ll find a mix of boutiques and high-end retailers. When it comes to dining, choose from local hotspots like Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails in historic Crabapple, or venture over to Alpharetta for an assortment of brewpubs, chain restaurants, and unique eateries.
When it comes to real estate, Milton is the place to be if you’re looking for a spacious home on a large lot. Build a custom home from the ground up or choose a stunning resale property. Whether you’re looking for a gated community, a swim/tennis neighborhood, or several acres on its own, you’re going to have an abundance of choices. Milton was recognized by Business Journals as having the highest quality of life in the state of Georgia, as well as being the ninth highest quality of life in the southern US. Cambridge High is the 10th best high school in the metro Atlanta area. Milton is the most affluent suburb in the state.
- Median Age: 38.4
- Median Household Income: $120,595
- Mean Household Income: $172,543
- County: Fulton
- Location: 28 miles north of Atlanta
- Major Thoroughfares: Hwy 9 (n/s) State Rd 372 (n/s) (Old Milton Pkwy (e/w)
- Nearest Interstate: GA 400
, 2,298 students, 19:1 student/teacher ratio, 76% AP participation
, 1,987 students, 19:1 student/teacher ratio, 72% AP participation
A Little History
Originally inhabited by the Cherokee Indians, the area saw an influx of settlers with discovery of gold in North Georgia in the early 1800s. The state eventually took over the land and the Cherokee were expelled ad what came to be known the Trail of Tears.
Milton County was created in 1857 and was primarily an agricultural community with cotton as its main crop. The local economy was devastated by boll weevil infestations, drought and the Great Depression. By 1932, Milton County was forced to merge with Fulton County, leading the way for urbanization. In 2006, residents voted in to create the city of Milton from the unincorporated parts of northwestern Fulton County.
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