One of the oldest communities of Fulton County, Crabapple is 28 miles north of downtown Atlanta and centered at the crossroads of highways 140 and 372. With 67,900 residents, it is one of several communities incorporated into the new city of Milton, and historic Crabapple is split between Milton, Roswell and Alpharetta.
Crabapple is currently in the process of becoming a more walkable community, which is attracting more and more home buyers. Residents will be able to walk to school, stores, restaurants and even work.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Homefinder states that the housing inventory includes 4,501 rentals and 18,897 owned properties. Crabapple has an annual turnover of 19 percent. Most owners stay in their homes for three years, with 26 percent staying for over five years. According to Trulia, the median sales price of homes in Crabapple is currently $256,735.
24,350 residents of the area are between the ages of 35 to 54, with 35.8 percent having children. These children attend sought after and high ranking Fulton County schools, such as Crabapple Crossing Elementary, Northwestern Middle and Milton High, all of which were named Georgia Schools of Excellence. Private schools in the area include King’s Ridge Christian School, Mill Springs Academy, Chandler Academy and St. Francis High School.
With low crime rates, an almost average cost of living, convenience to all areas of North Fulton, a great family focused community and tons of recreational opportunities, it is no wonder that most individuals and families choose to live in Crabapple for multiple years and even move from one home in to the area to another when the need arises.
One of the most well-known events within Crabapple is the annual antique and art festival, held every fall. A tradition since 1969, this one day only, rain or shine festival features antiques, accessories and unique pieces of art in all mediums. Additionally, the event offers delicious food, roaming musicians, children’s activities and free parking.
Other fun opportunities in Crabapple include:
- Historic Shops of Crabapple. With an old-fashioned marketplace atmosphere, shoppers can browse through antique and gift shops. A restored farmhouse restaurant is the perfect place to eat after a day of shopping.
- Crabapple Tavern. As Alpharetta’s most popular watering hole and eatery, Crabapple Tavern has outstanding food and drink in a relaxed setting. Menu items include fried pickles, chicken pot pie and even chipotle turkey burgers.
- Milton’s Cuisine and Cocktails. Located in the heart of historic Crabapple, the restaurant features contemporary new southern cuisine with fresh, local ingredients. Miltons even has an acre of vegetables and herbs just steps from the back door on a private farm. Cuisine includes southern fried chicken breast, sesame crusted mountain trout, fried green tomatoes and sweet potato shrimp fritters.
- Alpine Bakery and Trattoria. Besides delicious desserts of cakes, pies and cookies, this Alpharetta restaurant offers New York style pizza, Stromboli, calzones and much more.
- North Point Mall. Located in nearby Alpharetta, the mall offers the best shopping, dining and entertainment. It is one of the largest shopping malls in the country. The directory includes Ann Taylor, Brookstone, Coach, The Cheesecake Factory, California Pizza Kitchen and the American Girl Bistro.
Entertainment and Recreation
- Wills Park. The most popular park in North Fulton, Wills Park offers swimming, horseback riding, baseball, tennis, frisbee golf, dog park, playgrounds, walking trails, concerts, rodeos, dog shows, basketball courts and a recreation center.
- Big Creek Greenway. Approximately eight miles long and parallel to North Point Parkway, Big Creek Greenway is a linear park, with 12-foot wide trails winding through the woods along Big Creek. It is the ideal place for walking, jogging, inline roller blading and biking.
- Alpharetta YMCA. Flanking the Big Creek Greenway, the YMCA includes an outdoor pool with big slide, exercise classes, basketball and volleyball courts and tons of other recreational sports. The leadership center offers teens a place to safely socialize under supervision, with concerts and other scheduled social events.
- Historic Crabapple. The small group of buildings in historic Crabapple is the oldest in the area, predating Roswell by some 20 years and Alpharetta by many more. Along with Birmingham, another small town north of Crabapple, the towns sat on a north-south trading path used by the Cherokee.
- Mansell House and Gardens. Down the road from historic Crabapple, Mansell House and Gardens in Alpharetta is a reuse project of the historical society. Originally built by Robert Mansell of South Carolina for his wife in 1910, this Queen Anne-style clapboard farm house offers a quaint and private setting with spacious rooms for your special event, such as a wedding, party, shower or meeting.
Crabapple is constantly growing with modern conveniences, yet still keeps up its historical buildings and heritage.
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