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Old 07-25-2011, 03:29 PM
 
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Hello,

I love watching the lightning storms and the large storms that roll in though my part of town (Alpharetta/Milton) but where i live i am surrounded by trees and in a depression.

Ive been trying to find a good view point for such things but the area just seems flat.

Besides going to Stone mountain and having to pay admission to just view a storm does anyone have a suggest of a location where i could have a pretty good view 360 degrees around or close to that?

or is that impossible due to the terrain in the area?
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Old 07-25-2011, 05:45 PM
 
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I don't have the best suggestion, but this may do in Alpharetta itself.

The highest view I know of that doesn't cost anything, but may have limited hours is the Northside Medical campus on Old Milton Parkway just east of GA 400 in Alpharetta. The series of buildings sit up on a smaller hill, which is noticeable when you drive along Old Milto Parkway.

The biggest building is 5 or 6 stories tall and you can go up to the top floor in 2 of the buildings, but I would imagine access is limited to business hours Monday thru Friday. When you are near the top floor you get a good view like on a mountain side looking out the windows, but when you are the base of the building, it is not tall enough due to the tall trees. The views are probably inside most of the offices, but I don't clearly remember for sure.

West of North Fulton in nearby Woodstock area in Cherokee county near Highway 92, you have more mountain sides you can drive up, but I don't know which ones are parks and which ones are residential and your drive is probably 15 miles or so from downtown Alpharetta. When you go in this direction, the mountain sides get more pronounced when you are in Cherokee just beyond the Fulton county line.

I think anywhere else is farther away that is elevated by smaller mountains like in areas in and around Kennesaw, Cumming or Dawsonsville, etc.

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Old 07-26-2011, 08:18 AM
 
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I don't have the best suggestion, but this may do in Alpharetta itself.

The highest view I know of that doesn't cost anything, but may have limited hours is the Northside Medical campus on Old Milton Parkway just east of GA 400 in Alpharetta. The series of buildings sit up on a smaller hill, which is noticeable when you drive along Old Milto Parkway.

The biggest building is 5 or 6 stories tall and you can go up to the top floor in 2 of the buildings, but I would imagine access is limited to business hours Monday thru Friday. When you are near the top floor you get a good view like on a mountain side looking out the windows, but when you are the base of the building, it is not tall enough due to the tall trees. The views are probably inside most of the offices, but I don't clearly remember for sure.

West of North Fulton in nearby Woodstock area in Cherokee county near Highway 92, you have more mountain sides you can drive up, but I don't know which ones are parks and which ones are residential and your drive is probably 15 miles or so from downtown Alpharetta. When you go in this direction, the mountain sides get more pronounced when you are in Cherokee just beyond the Fulton county line.

I think anywhere else is farther away that is elevated by smaller mountains like in areas in and around Kennesaw, Cumming or Dawsonsville, etc.
great ill check out those places thank you!!
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