Alpharetta is a very forward thinking city, not reactive like many other municipalities. This forward thinking vision allows for better planning for future development and costs taxpayers less money in the long run. The proactive approach to government results in a safer, more efficient and less expensive government for residents of Alpharetta. A perfect example of proper panning in action is demonstrated on newly annexed areas of Alpharetta. The city puts its money and its resources where its mouth is by hiring police officers before they are needed to cover the increased areas. Every neighborhood has a police officer that is designated to that neighborhood. It's much easier, costs less money and creates less of a drag on resources to prevent crime from happening before it starts than it does to react after the fact. Emergency services for residents is another aspect of city government run efficiently and effectively. The ISO rating for Alpharetta is class 2 on a scale of 1 to 10, a 1 being the best and is the highest of any city in Metro Atlanta. The response time for emergency phone calls in Alpharetta is under 5 minutes. The resulting benefit to Alpharetta homeowners is a safer city and lower insurance premiums because of superior service. The list of reasons to live in Alpharetta is very long and these are two areas that are often overlooked by people relocating to Metro Atlanta and deserve being noted as reasons to consider relocating to Alpharetta. Alpharetta, GA real estate is a great value when you consider how much home you get and what types of services you get from your local government when you buy your home. If you are considering making a move from another area of Atlanta or from another part of the world to Atlanta, you owe it to yourself to visit Alpgharetta, GA and see for yourself why Alpharetta might be the best choice for you.