Celebrity worship is not my forte. But since running my blog I’ve come to realize that people eat this stuff up. I’ve also come to realize that there are more celebrities living in Alpharetta than I originally thought. I decided to throw together a bigger list.
A few caveats before I begin. When I say “Alpharetta” I really mean north Fulton. I’m going to cover Alpharetta, Johns Creek and Milton. Almost all on this list are in the city limits of Johns Creek or Milton. Second, some of these folks may not live here anymore, and some information may not be correct. Celebrities live here to remain somewhat anonymous which makes gathering information difficult.
On this list you’d expect to see a lot of professional athletes. What surprises me is the number of hip hop and R&B artists. Alpharetta isn’t exactly a mecca for this genre of music. But again, I think these musicians are moving here for the same reasons as the others, privacy. You’ll also see a ton of celebs living in the Country Club of the South in Johns Creek. This is perhaps one of the most prestigious neighborhoods in the country. It is also relatively inexpensive compared to the company it keeps. I know that sounds crazy, but it’s true.
So without further ado, here’s my Alpharetta celebrity list. Please feel free to add to my list if I’ve forgotten any.
Jeff Foxworthy – Comedian – Country Club of the South
Keith Sweat – R&B – Homes in Windward and Milton
Gary Rossington – Musician, Lynyrd Skynyrd – Milton. Made news in 2008 after being arrested for DUI by Milton PD.
John Smoltz – Baseball – Milton. Very active in the community and a big supporter of Kings Ridge Christian School.
Parvati Shallow – Winner of Survivor TV Show- Lived in the area for a time. Not sure if she’s still around.
Kim Zolciak – Real Housewives of Atlanta – Johns Creek
Tyler Perry – Producer – Recently bought the Dean Gardens in Johns Creek.
Chipper Jones – Baseball – Used to live in Windward, now in Roswell I think.
Tom Glavine – Baseball – Country Club of the South
Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston – Musicians – Used to be Alpharetta’s most famous and notorious residents. Starred in a reality show while living in the Country Club of the South. Split up and moved away several years ago.
Usher – R&B – Country Club of the South
Lil Jon – R&B – Milton
Brian Jordan – Baseball – Country Club of the South
Garrison Hearst – Football – Country Club of the South
Heath Slocum - Golf – Milton
Brian Littrell – Music/Backstreet Boys – Milton
Morris Day – R&B – Milton
Toni Braxton – R&B – Owns many homes including one in Alpharetta.
Keyshia Cole – R&B – Alpharetta
DeShawn & Eric Snow – Basketball and Real Housewives of Atlanta – They lived in Milton during the TV show. Since then they have filed for divorce. Not sure if either is still in the area.
Charlie Leibrandt – Baseball – Country Club of the South
Chris Childs – Basketball – Johns Creek
Allen Iverson – Basketball – Used to have a home in Country Club of the South.
There are a handful of younger celebs that grew up in Johns Creek and elsewhere, including some actors and athletes. Perhaps that’ll be another post.
I drew a lot of information from virtualglobetrotting.com and other sources on the internet. I’ve tried to be accurate without giving out too much information. It is quite possible there are errors.