Living and Loving Life In Milton

Alpharetta Scarecrow Festival

When you drive up 400 and leave the big city, you find a hidden treasure. Milton, Georgia, was founded in 2006 but found our hearts years before that. My husband built our house here in 1991, and it has been home ever since. Milton has the charm of country living with the pleasures of the city life close by, which we love.

My husband is a local lawyer with Melman Law Group, I have been a kindergarten teacher for 25 years, and my son, who is 10, attends a local elementary school. We love everything Milton has to offer and can’t imagine living anywhere else. 

One of my favorites of country life is the local cuisine grown on properties that restaurants use in their meals. Milton’s Cocktails and Cuisine is a great local place to eat situated in a 150-year-old farmhouse and 1930s cottage. Many of their dishes are served with vegetables from their garden. Speaking of their garden, they have the most amazing farm-to-table meals once a month in the summer and early fall, an event you don’t want to miss!

Another local garden to table place is 7 Acre Grill, which is part of the Sedgwick Restaurant Group (Pure Taqueria, Made Kitchen and Cocktails, The Union). They use many locally source ingredients when possible. It is located in Buice’s old general store from 1930. 

We joined White Columns Country Club part of Club Corp years ago and love all the family-friendly events they have. They have amazing holiday parties, such as Boo Bash, Fireworks at Atlanta National Country Club or brunch with Santa at the Manor. We have made amazing friendships through their events, and it is a great way to meet new people if you are new to the area.  

People in Milton like to stay active, whether it is tennis, golf, swimming at a local country club, yoga, pilates or self care like chiropractic care, many of which are owned or run by local residents. 

Lift Yoga and Power up Pilates are also other great places to get self care. Many of their employees are local residents and enjoy helping others!

If you want to enjoy parks and nature, Milton has both! We love to walk the Prayer Trail at Birmingham United Methodist Church, Providence Park, and Birmingham Park, which all have great trails. Cogburn Park and in Alpharetta, Wills Park has swing sets and slides. 

We do many play dates, date nights and GNO in Alpharetta. Avalon is a great place to grab a drink, dinner or shop. There is literally something there for everyone. They have an inside playground located near Kona Grill. Check out in the spring through fall on Wednesdays at 10 am they have Acorn time for young children. Each week has a different theme and is free. 
The city of Alpharetta is also a fun place to shop and eat. In October they have the Alpharetta Scarecrow Festival. The streets are lined with scarecrows decorated by different schools and businesses.

Milton will have the Crabapple Festival, which has local vendors, food trucks and fun activates for the kids. 

Food Truck Alley in Alpharetta is always fun from April-October. Behind South Main Kitchen, they host different local food trucks each week and entertainment for the kids.
Want to be sure to see snow in December? Be sure to check out Alpharetta Christmas, which is always a fun event in downtown Alpharetta. They have fake snow, a tree lightening, locals singing and playing jolly music. 

One of my favorite local businesses is Scottsdale Farms. They have classes during the week there for adults and children, and sell plants, pumpkins and Christmas trees. They support the local schools and always have fun events going on there. Be sure to check out their websites for fun activities there. 

To be sure you don’t miss any of the fun happenings around the area, be sure to check out a local social media page I run,, or on Instagram,, where I post about local businesses, family fun and places to eat each week. 

Milton and Alpharetta both have small-town charm while embracing their big Southern hearts to make your life here a place y'all will never want to leave.