Milton is a city and suburb in Fulton County, Georgia. Incorporated on December 1, 2006, it was created out of the entire unincorporated northwestern part of northern Fulton County. It is a highly affluent community with an average household income within the zip code 30004 of $99,412. According to the 2010 Census, Milton’s population is 32,661.
Milton is named in honor of the former Milton County, which was named after Revolutionary War Hero John Milton. A citizens’ committee was formed in 2005 to help determine the viability of incorporating unincorporated northwest Fulton County. After debate, the Georgia State House and Senate approved a bill creating the city of Milton on March 9, 2006. On March 28, Governor Sonny Perdue signed the bill into law. In July 2006, voters approved a ballot referendum on July 18 by more than 86%.
On August 4, 2006, Governor Sonny Perdue appointed a five-person commission to serve as the interim government of Milton. Milton adopted the existing county ordinances on December 1 ,2006
According to the United States Bureau of the Census the city has an area of 38.7 sq miles including 38.5 sq miles of land and 0.2 sq miles of water, with 98.7 percent of it land and 1.3 percent water. The city of Milton estimates its area to be about 23,000 acres. The elevation is about 978 feet above sea level.
It is bounded by the cities of Roswell and Alpharetta on the south, and the counties of Forsyth on the east and Cherokee on the north and west. Former communities within Milton’s city limits include Birmingham, Field’s Cross Roads, and Crabapple. The Arnold Mill is also located on Georgia State Route 140 (Arnold Mill Road).
Here is some more information about the city from the official Milton website…
The City of Milton will provide opportunity and value in a responsive and responsible environment through active partnerships with the community and its stakeholders.
Milton is a distinctive community embracing small-town life and heritage while preserving and enhancing our rural character.
Quality of Life
The Atlanta Business Chronicle, 2011, recognized the City of Milton as having the highest quality of life in the state of Georgia and ninth-highest quality of life in the southern United States, according to an “On Numbers” survey. Read more about this honor here.
State Rep. Jan Jones introduced the bill for the City of Milton in January 2005 with the intent of moving the bill forward in January 2006. This gave residents one full year to consider all the ramifications of cityhood before the bill could become law and 18 months before a citizens’ referendum. A City of Milton committee worked diligently to help coordinate information and research.
On March 9, 2006, the bill creating the new city of Milton passed in the house (127-21) and passed in the Senate (49-0). At 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28, Governor Sonny Perdue signed HB 1470 into law. Review the full city charter, including articles of incorporation and powers.
In an overwhelming show of support, on July 18, 2006, 85 percent of voters approved the City of Milton referendum.
The city’s first general election for mayor and city council was held on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006.
On Dec. 1, 2006, the city was incorporated and adopted Fulton County’s ordinances. It has since worked to create its own model of governance utilizing public-private partnerships to leverage cost savings while providing quality municipal services.
Milton has a population of more than 34,000 and covers 23,000 acres. It includes the northwest unincorporated island, bordered by Cherokee County to the north and west; Forsyth County to the east; Roswell city limits to the southwest (a little west of Arnold Mill Road); Alpharetta city limits to the south (roughly, Mayfield Road to Cogburn Road to Windward Parkway).
Named after Revolutionary War Hero John Milton, the City of Milton is a part of Fulton County with County Commission representation.
For the Fulton County Water Quality Report, click here.
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