ust 15 miles north of downtown Atlanta, fresh water spring flows in the community known as Sandy Springs. Today, the community that began as a rural village and summer retreat is home to more than 85,000 people.
After more than 25 years of efforts, in 2005 residents of Sandy Springs won the right to vote on whether or not to become a city. In June 2005 residents overwhelmingly approved incorporation, making Sandy Springs the seventh largest city in the state of Georgia. Residents voted on a mayor and city council in November 2005 and the new city government took effect Dec. 1, 2005.
Location, Location, Location
Sandy Springs' combination of strategic location, economic opportunity and neighborhoods convenient to employment, shopping and recreation opportunities has created one of the most desirable communities to live, work and play in the metropolitan Atlanta region.
Sandy Springs centrally located in metro Atlanta. The community encompasses approximately 36 square miles of Fulton County between the city of Atlanta and the city of Roswell. The Chattahoochee River flows for some 30 miles along Sandy Springs' western and northern borders. DeKalb County serves as an eastern border. Two major highways- Georgia 400 and Interstate 285 - intersect within Sandy Springs. Four MARTA rail stations transport riders throughout the region.
The Sandy Springs-Perimeter area is one of the most successful sub-markets for commercial and office properties in the region. Some of the largest corporations in the world are headquartered or have significant operations here, including UPS, BellSouth, and Cingular. Sandy Springs also boasts the largest concentration of major health care facilities in metro Atlanta including four major hospitals- Children's' Healthcare of Atlanta, Northside Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital and Emory Health Center.
The Sandy Springs business district focuses along Roswell Road (State highway 19) and offers an array of services and shops. A renaissance is taking place, converting the central business district into a mixed-use, pedestrian friendly, living community with new residential, fashionable retail and trendy restaurants.
A Variety of Housing
A mix of beautiful neighborhoods, employment, quality schools, shopping, and recreation opportunities afford residents and visitors a refreshing combination of easygoing suburban lifestyle in a vibrant urban setting. There is housing to meet every need, from two bedroom starter homes to large Chattahoochee riverfront mansions. A variety of apartment complexes, condominium town homes, assisted living, and retirement homes complement the traditional single-family offerings.
Civic and cultural amenities are an important part of living in Sandy Springs. The proximity to the city of Atlanta offers a wide variety of excellent arts and entertainment.
In the heart of Sandy Springs, the non-profit organization Heritage Sandy Springs keeps the past alive at the Sandy Springs historic site, home of the Williams-Payne House. HSS offers community events such as Concerts by the Springs and the Annual Sandy Springs Festival and cultural programs year-round. The Abernathy Arts Center displays exhibitions and offers quality arts instruction for both adults and children.
Hiking, fishing, and wildlife are within easy reach of Sandy Springs residents. The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area borders Sandy Springs. Near the business district, Big Trees Forest Preserve offers 1.5 miles of trails, creeks, and bridges for quiet nature walks and relaxation in a peaceful forest atmosphere.
Park and recreation facilities include The Great Park at Morgan Falls along the Chattahoochee River, Hammond Park with programs for youngsters, the North Fulton Tennis Center, and traditional neighborhood parks with playgrounds.
Sandy Springs Links
. Community Site
. City of Sandy Springs Site
. City Data