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Milton, Georgia, was once a quiet mill town with miles of sprawling farms and more horses than people. But over the past few decades, Atlanta urbanites have fled the city, seeking a quieter life that still boasts all the conveniences of city living. As a result, Milton has grown into a thriving region all its own, with plenty of unique restaurants and boutiques, all while maintaining the friendly spirit, low crime, and verdant pastures of its past. You don’t have to spend your Milton retirement riding horses or tending a garden if you prefer the faster pace of city life. The Crabapple Market has breathed new life into Milton, and is everyone’s favorite destination for brunch, shopping, and more. 

An All-in-One Work, Live, Play Space 

The Crabapple Mall embodies Milton’s vision of a welcoming work, live, play space where there’s truly something for everyone. It features mom-and-pop small businesses, a vast range of services, restaurants to suit every culinary preference, and sprawling greenspace. You could easily spend a day here — and then come back every weekend thereafter, and still not see it all. It’s a great destination for intergenerational families, hard-to-please kids, dedicated shopaholics, and mall walkers who want a change of pace and scenery. 

Highlights of the Crabapple Market 

How you spend your time at the Crabapple Market is as unique as you are. Many visitors say they love the fact that the market offers so much, without abandoning the spirit of small businesses and close-knit communities. Our top picks for your trip include: 

  • With Love, Paperie, where you can enjoy unique stationery and gifts 
  • AR Workshop, where you can nurture your artistic spirit while drinking wine and painting wood 
  • The Green, a vast, meticulously landscaped greenspace where kids can run, adults can read, and everyone can get a breath of fresh air 
  • Meet Me in Milton, a regular event at the Crabapple Market that features local retailers, live music, and a chance to get to know your neighbors 
  • American Barber Shop, which offers decidedly contemporary style while paying homage to the barber shops of a bygone era 
  • Simply Bliss Nails Day Spa, where you can relax and beautify before a night on the town or a day of shopping. 

Your Milton retirement is the culmination of decades of hard work and dreams. You deserve to relax, enjoy yourself, and get the help you need. Arbor supports seniors at every stage of their retirement journey. We can help you plan for the future, strategize about how to spend your time, and make this next chapter your very best. Subscribe to our blog for regular updates and tips. 

Christine Cavanaugh

About the Author: Christine Cavanaugh

As a certified geriatric care manager with 20+ years of senior living experience, Christine’s dedication to ensuring your family’s questions, concerns, and needs are met is rooted in her own family’s experience in the search for quality care for her grandmother. Her family’s top pick was Arbor Terrace at Crabapple for our demonstrated commitment to excellent care. Christine works tirelessly to help find senior care solutions for inquiring families and looks forward to helping yours. Christine and her husband of 20+ years moved from New York to Alpharetta in 1996 and have 2 daughters.

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