Milton is a city and suburb in Fulton County, Georgia, United States. Incorporated on December 1, 2006, it was created out of the entire unincorporated northernmost part of northern Fulton County. It is an affluent community, with an average household income within the ZIP code 30004 of $99,412. As of the 2010 census, Milton’s population was 32,661, with an estimated population of 36,662 in 2014.
Milton is named in honor of the former Milton County, which was named after Revolutionary War hero John Milton. The portion of north Fulton County generally north of the Chattahoochee River comprises most of the territory of the former Milton County.
Milton occupies the northern tip of Fulton County, and is bordered by the cities of Roswell and Alpharetta on the south, Forsyth County on the east, and Cherokee County on the north and west. Former communities within Milton’s city limits include Birmingham, Field’s Cross Roads, and Crabapple. The Arnold Mill is located on Georgia State Route 140 (Arnold Mill Road). Downtown Atlanta is 31 miles (50 km) to the south.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city of Milton has a total area of 39.2 square miles (101.4 km2), of which 38.5 square miles (99.8 km2) is land and 0.62 square miles (1.6 km2), or 1.59%, is water. The elevation ranges from 950 to 1,280 feet (290 to 390 m) above sea level.
The city is served by the Fulton County School System.
Elementary schools (grades K-5) include Birmingham Falls, Cogburn Woods in Milton, Crabapple Crossing and Summit Hill. Middle schools (grades 6-8) include Hopewell and Northwestern. High schools (grades 9-12) include Milton High and Cambridge High.
Private schools include Mill Springs Academy, King’s Ridge Christian School and St. Francis High School.
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PARKS AND ATTRACTIONS
There are several parks in Milton and residents are allowed to use all the Alpharetta parks at no additional charge to the city.
Bell Memorial Park is an active-use park with four baseball fields, pavilions, picnic areas, parking, concessions and a playground. Hopewell Youth Association maintains the league through a use agreement with the City of Milton.
Providence Park is a 42-acre site which includes a lodge, hiking trails, a rock-climbing cliff and a lake.
The Broadwell Road Pavilion features a 40-foot by 52-foot open pavilion with a large stone fireplace, restrooms and storage facilities. The pavilion hosts the Milton Market (a weekly summer food trucks and farmer’s market), the Milton Hometown Jubilee, Christmas in Crabapple and various other special projects.
Freedom Park is an exercise center for the runners, cyclists and walkers on Deerfield Parkway and hosts the city’s patriotic events. It features a .15 mile trail and equipment for sit-ups and body curls, a cardio walker, and rowing and elliptical machines.
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