Whether you’ve moved from across town or overseas, settling into a new area can be both exciting and overwhelming.

Within the first few months, you will likely be establishing new routines, getting to know local hotspots, looking for local professionals and influencers, and exploring your new community’s vast resources. With so many nuances and so much on your plate from this new change in your life, it can be daunting to think about everything you need to do to get used to your new surroundings.

Enter BeLOCAL, your local resident’s recommendation guide for Alpharetta and Milton, Georgia. In your hands, you hold the best of the best of everything the local community has to offer. From dining to hiking to family outings and attractions, this is your locals’ guide to what you need to know, and what you want to know about your new community. With so much to offer, you’ll need a guide to truly understand the area from current residents’ points of view.

The goal of this publication is to bring to light many of the countless opportunities of living in North Fulton County, highlighting Alpharetta and Milton – from the equestrian farms, shopping in City Center, Avalon and Halcyon to the best date-night spots, kids' activities and walking greenways ... and enjoying all of the other locals' favorites!

BeLocal Alpharetta Milton gives you the best of the best, written by residents who are experts at their craft and influencers in their field. All of the content in this publication came from fellow area residents who answered a survey of their favorite places to eat, shop and visit. These things aren’t always easy to figure out. I’ve lived in the area and was surprised by how much I learned putting BeLocal together! We hope this publication helps you transition more smoothly, and you find yourself more quickly acclimated to your new community. With current residents’ assistance, you’ll be able to find the hidden gems that sometimes take years to discover!

So, sit back, relax and enjoy life with your guide to your new home. I hope to hear from you, and I would love to meet for a cup of coffee to get your feedback on this magazine. I can be reached by using the following info below.

Enjoy and welcome!