Sandy Springs is unique in that is both inside and outside the Perimeter. So, if you’re having trouble deciding if you’re and OTP or ITP person, this just might be the town for you. Centrally located, it’s northern border is marked by the Chattahoochee River and it stretches as far south as Buckhead in Atlanta. This makes it perfect for city and nature lovers alike.
If shopping is your vice, you’ll have great access to Lenox and Phipps Malls to the south, Perimeter Mall to the east, and downtown Vinings to the west. More of a sports or music fan? Then you’ll love the easy access to SunTrust Park for a little Braves baseball or concerts. A trip into the heart of Atlanta to enjoy a show at the Fox or fine dining at some of the city’s best restaurants will be just minutes away.
But, you don’t have to stray far from home to find a vibrant cultural arts center, great food, and shopping. In 2018 a town center, known as
, was established and is home to restaurants, retail, performing arts center, and the city green. The green is a 4-acre park home to events such as
ArtSS in the Open
City Green Live
, a free summer concert series.
Several major employers are located within easy reach of Sandy Springs - Mercedes, Northside Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Cox Enterprises, as well as a multitude of other companies. Major roads like I-285 and GA 400 make commuting easy, but there are also several MARTA stations that serve the area and take residents into the city or down to the airport.
After work, residents can take advantage of a variety of recreational activities. Miles of hiking trails can be accessed from the
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
off Island Ford Pkwy. If getting out on the river is more your style, you’ll want to visit the
NOC Chattahoochee Outpost
located near Powers Ferry Landing. For sports, top-notch golf can be found at
Cherokee Town & Country Club
. For tennis lovers, check out
Sandy Springs Tennis Center
Housing choices in Sandy Spring run the gamut from apartment homes to lavish estates along the river. One of the most notable neighborhoods in Sandy Springs is
Huntcliff on the Chattahoochee
. Homes in this prestigious community sit on 1-acre lots, many with river or golf course views. Residents have can take advantage of a clubhouse, tennis courts, pool and equestrian center.
Sandy Springs was recently ranked as the 19th best place to retire in the United States. Public schools are quite good and there are a number of private school options in the area. Riverwood International Charter High School is one of only three International Baccalaureate World Schools in North Fulton County.
- 7th largest city in Georgia
- Median Age: 36.1
- Median Household Income: $70,920
- Mean Household Income: $122,312
- County: Fulton
- Location: 20 miles north of Atlanta, west of GA 400, in/outside I-285
- Major Thoroughfares: Roswell Rd (N/S), Hammond Dr./Abernathy Rd (E/W)
- Nearest Interstate: I-285, GA 400
A Little History
While Sandy Springs has been in existence since the late 1800s, it didn’t become a city until 2005. Efforts to incorporate began in 1966 in response to the city of Atlanta’s attempts to annex this unincorporated portion of North Fulton county. In 2018, City Center was developed. Here’ you’ll find -
Sandy Springs began life as a watering stop for Native Americans traveling through the area. They would drink from local freshwater springs that give the city its name. This, along with 20 miles of shoreline along the Chattahoochee River eventually attracted settlers to the area.
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