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If you’ve just moved to Alpharetta, Georgia, we’re sure you’ve realized that it’s a vibrant community full of diverse residents and neighborhoods.

With the rise of technology, there are now many apps available to help residents connect with their neighbors and stay up-to-date with the latest news in their area.

Nextdoor

The mobile application known as Nextdoor has quickly become one of the most popular neighborhood applications. This is a popular social networking software that was developed to bring together neighbors in order to build better and safer communities. Residents in Alpharetta have access to an app that allows them to exchange information with one another on local events, suggestions for local companies and services, as well as safety concerns. Users also have the ability to speak with their neighbors and join specialized groups depending on the users’ hobbies or the neighborhoods in which they live. Nextdoor is a fantastic platform for maintaining ties to one’s neighborhood and expanding one’s social circle to include one’s neighbors.

To sign up, all you must do is:

  1. Go to www.nextdoor.com
  2. Put in your email address, then choose a password. Additionally, you have the option of joining in using an existing Google, Facebook, or Apple account. Then click Next.
  3. (If you have an invitation code, input it by selecting the link that says “Have an invitation code” under the green button.)
  4. Click Continue after entering your complete name and residence address.
  5. If you’d like to add a profile picture later, click “Skip” in the top right corner.
  6. To add your spouse or partner, emergency contacts, invite additional neighbors, check to see whether anybody you know is on Nextdoor, and download the Nextdoor app, just follow the on-screen instructions.

Patch

Patch is a hyperlocal news app that updates its users on what’s happening in their surrounding areas. The app allows residents of Alpharetta to get timely notifications about important community and breaking news events. Patch also has a company directory, making it simple for you to donate your money to local businesses in your immediate vicinity.

To sign up for Patch, please complete the following:

  1. Go to https://patch.com/register or click “Sign up” in the top right corner of Patch.com.
  2. Enter your town or zip code
  3. Select your nearest Patch site from the drop down menu that appears
  4. Enter your email address and click “Find your community.”

Facebook Groups

Facebook groups are a fantastic resource for residents in Alpharetta who are interested in developing relationships with their surrounding community and would want to do so. It is simple to discover a group that is suitable for your tastes since there is a wide selection of groups that are offered and they cater to a range of hobbies and requirements.

All About Alpharetta Group

All About Alpharetta is a Facebook group with more than a thousand members that was created with the intention of bringing together people who live in Alpharetta and the surrounding regions. Members of the group are able to post information on upcoming events, make suggestions for businesses in the area, and engage in general conversations around life in Alpharetta. This group is a fantastic opportunity to get to know new people while also keeping up with the most recent happenings in your town and the newest news.

To join:

  1. Search up Facebook.com or download the Facebook app on your mobile device.
  2. Log into your account or create an account with your email and a password
  3. In the upper right hand corner, tap the magnifying glass and search up “All About Alpharetta.”
  4. Press “Join Group”

Mom Squad Alpharetta

If you are a mother who lives in Alpharetta, the “Mom Squad Alpharetta” Group is an excellent opportunity for you to get to know other mothers who live in the neighboring area. This community, which has little over 3,000 members, provides a nurturing environment in which women may interact with other mothers in the surrounding region, exchange tips and advice, and encourage one another. Members are also able to submit information on local events and activities that are geared toward children, making it an excellent resource for parents.

If you’re interested in joining:

  1. Search up Facebook.com or download the Facebook app on your mobile device.
  2. Log into your account or create an account with your email and a password
  3. In the upper right hand corner, tap the magnifying glass and search up “Mom Squad Alpharetta.”
  4. Press “Join Group”

Alpharetta Milton Crabapple GA Buy Sell Trade Group

Residents in Alpharetta are able to purchase, sell, and trade products with one another via the use of a Facebook group called the “Alpharetta Milton Crabapple GA Buy Sell Trade” page. This group has over 20,000 members. Members have the ability to advertise goods that they are interested in selling, trading, or purchasing inside the community’s classifieds section. This group is an excellent resource for finding good prices on the things you need as well as for getting rid of things you no longer require.

To join:

  1. Search up Facebook.com or download the Facebook app on your mobile device.
  2. Log into your account or create an account with your email and a password
  3. In the upper right hand corner, tap the magnifying glass and search up “Alpharetta Milton Crabapple GA Buy Sell Trade.”
  4. Press “Join Group”

Georgia Foodies

Georgia Foodies is a useful page to meet other Georgia locals who enjoy trying and reviewing new food spots. This group has over 4,000 members and is devoted to the discussion and exchange of information on the top restaurants, cafés, and bars in the Alpharetta area. Members have the ability to publish reviews, request suggestions, and discuss their favorite foods. This organization is an excellent resource for finding new restaurants in the region as well as making connections with other individuals who have a passion for good cuisine.

  1. Search up Facebook.com or download the Facebook app on your mobile device.
  2. Log into your account or create an account with your email and a password
  3. In the upper right hand corner, tap the magnifying glass and search up “Georgia Foodies.”
  4. Press “Join Group”

Mackenzie Sutton is a contributor to What's Your ATL?