The north Fulton county city grew by 4.37% last year compared to a statewide growth of 1%.
Mercer University Economics professor, Dr. Roger Tutterow, told radio station WABE that quality education and aggressive business growth help account for Alpharetta’s success, "Georgia, historically, has had some of the fastest-growing counties in the nation,” Tutterow told WABE. “In Alpharetta's case, I think, the advantage of having recognized, very good public schools, coupled with a very active recruitment of businesses to the area have made it a very attractive place to relocate to.”
Overall national growth continues in the South and the West.
The state of Texas is home to 8 of the top 15 fastest growing U.S. cities last year.