Sandy Springs

Sandy Springs is a vibrant, fast-growing city which was named one of Forbes magazine’s Top 25 Towns in which to Live Well in 2010.  Incorporated in 2005, Sandy Springs is situated about 17 miles from downtown Atlanta and is the second largest city in the metro Area.  It offers its residents a safe, quiet, family-oriented community with a wide range of choices to call home, including charming traditional single-family homes on tree-lined streets and modern new construction townhomes and lofts.  Opportunities for outdoor activities abound with 11 parks and recreation centers and miles of hiking and biking trails.  Sandy Springs residents also enjoy excellent schools and low taxes.

Local Attractions

Sandy Springs offers many opportunities for employment as the home base or regional hub for several Fortune 500 companies including Cox Communications, UPS, Newell-Rubbermaid and most recently Mercedes Benz-USA. It is also home to a thriving medical community with the largest concentration of major healthcare facilities in metro Atlanta. Hospitals and medical centers in Sandy Springs include Northside Hospital, Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Sandy Springs is set along 22 miles of Chattahoochee River shoreline, offering beautiful trails for hiking and exploring as well as fishing, rafting, kayaking, canoeing and more.  There are many opportunities for outdoor and recreational activities including numerous biking trails, Morgan Falls Overland Park, Big Trees Forest Preserve, Abernathy Greenway Park, Hammond Park and the state of the art Sandy Springs Tennis Center.  The Sandy Springs Farmers Market is a gathering place for residents on Saturday mornings during the spring, summer and fall months, and Concerts by the Springs is an annual series of free outdoor concerts, open to the public.

With access to nearby Perimeter Mall, Lenox Square, Phipps Plaza and Avalon, as well as CityWalk and The Prado, shopping is easy and plentiful in Sandy Springs.

Real Estate

The real estate market in Sandy Springs is thriving with rising home values and a variety of housing options including modern new construction townhomes, lofts and condos alongside charming traditional single family homes in swim/tennis communities.  Popular neighborhoods include:

  • The Branches
  • Aberdeen Forest
  • Gates at Glenridge
  • North Springs
  • Princeton Square
  • Brookhaven Lakes
  • CityWalk Heights
  • Blue Stone Lofts
  • Gates on the River
  • Glenview, Huntcliff
  • Wembley Hall
  • The Highlands of Sandy Springs
  • Meadowbrook, Riverside
  • Cameron Glen
  • North Harbor
  • Rivershore Estates
  • Glen Errol
  • River Chase

Schools

Sandy Springs is served by seven elementary schools, two middle schools and two public high schools.  In addition, 41 private schools serve the area. Sandy Springs students have access to some of Fulton County’s top charter schools, such as Riverwood International Charter School, which has been called the second-best high school in the state, and offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, recognized around the world for its high academic, service and examination requirements.

Public schools in the Sandy Springs include:

Private schools in Sandy Springs include:

The Lifestyle

  • Safe, affordable neighborhoods
  • A wide variety of housing options including single family homes, lofts, townhomes and high rise condos
  • 22 Miles of Chattahoochee River coastline for recreational activities
  • Home to numerous corporate headquarters making Sandy Springs a great place to call home with a minimal commute
  • Numerous parks and hiking and biking trails
  • Access to excellent medical care at Sandy Springs-based hospitals and medical facilities
  • Established neighborhoods alongside modern, new construction
  • Top Schools and plentiful places of worship
  • Abundant options for shopping and dining
  • Quick access to 400, 285, 75/85 for easy commutes to Midtown, Downtown and Alpharetta as well as museums, professional sporting teams, fine dining, art galleries and more.

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Market Snapshot

The average sales price for a home in Sandy Springs $750,310
Sandy Springs Home Prices compared to the rest of North Atlanta +70.2%
The year over year change in Sandy Springs home prices +4.0%