Sandy Springs

A modern city center offering a thriving place to dine, shop, and play.

Welcome to Sandy Springs

City at the heart of metro Atlanta that effortlessly blends urban and suburban living along with beautiful natural scenery that includes hundreds of acres of scenic parkland. Discover Sandy Springs real estate!
 
The Sandy Springs real estate market offers a unique blend of city life and nature at the heart of metro Atlanta in northern Fulton County. It's one of the newest municipalities, only officially gaining independence in 2005. The community still feels very new, with lots of development underway and a population of approximately 108,000 residents. Sandy Springs's history began with the Native Americans who frequented the area because of its natural springs, for which the city got its name. Today, you can see the original "sandy spring" in person at the Heritage Sandy Springs Museum
 
Residing north of Atlanta, parts of Sandy Springs straddle the perimeter, with most attractions along the edges of town, such as Perimeter Center. Shared with neighboring Dunwoody, Perimeter Center is a popular neighborhood and destination with high-rise offices, lots of businesses, and shops. Sandy Springs doesn't have a traditional city center. Instead, you'll find a lush community park at the center of town flanked by a small business district. The primary downtown area is at City Springs, a modern city center offering a thriving place to dine, shop, and play.
 

What to Love

  • The highest concentration of medical providers with several acclaimed hospitals 
  • More Fortune 500 companies per capita than any other city in the country
  • Easy access to public transportation like the MARTA line makes commuting to Atlanta a breeze

Local Lifestyle

Families and professionals alike appreciate Sandy Springs for its small-town atmosphere and a short commute to the city. Houses in Sandy Springs provide a fantastic mixture of urban and suburban living with many free festivals, over 300 restaurants, countless retailers, and its prime location in the center of five of the South's top malls. Home to some of the most prestigious neighborhoods in the Greater Atlanta metro area, it's easy to see why Forbes previously named Sandy Springs one of America's top places to move. The Sandy Springs real estate market is welcoming to all looking for a luxury lifestyle.
 
This charming community offers a mixture of housing options, including luxury estates, traditional homes, lovely townhome communities, modern high-rises, and more. The beautiful Chattahoochee River winds through Sandy Springs, providing more than 20 miles of natural shoreline that contributes to some of Atlanta's most desirable waterfront real estate. You can find private estates along the river and amazing parks nearby, as Sandy Springs features more than 950 acres of parkland. Miles of wooded nature trails run along the riverbank, providing a scenic backdrop for jogging, hiking, fishing, and more.
 

Dining, Shopping, & Entertainment

You don't have to venture to the larger cities for great restaurants. Once considered a quiet, residential town, Sandy Springs is shaping up to be a hotspot for shopping and dining. 
 
For starters, it is home to the art deco-inspired restaurant The Select. Step back in time to the roaring 20s at this establishment inspired by the famed Parisian brasserie Le Select. Le Select was once a hotspot for progressive intellectual discussion between renowned artists and literary figures like Picasso and Ernest Hemmingway.  Savor a rich, hearty bowl of lobster bisque at the eclectic Brooklyn Cafe, a warm, inviting neighborhood cafe and Sandy Springs staple that has built a lovable ensemble of regulars over the years.
 
In the heart of downtown Sandy Springs is City Springs, a bustling modern city center offering a variety of retailers and access to the new Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center, where you can see acclaimed plays and performances by the Atlanta Ballet.
 

Things to Do

The Sandy Springs Farmers Market makes for a pleasant way to spend a morning. Local vendors sell organic, fresh produce, and handmade arts and crafts. Sandy Springs Tennis Center is Atlanta's premier tennis center, with 30 lighted courts, including eight permanent pickleball courts. It is the central hub for tennis activities throughout North Fulton, Dunwoody, Cobb County, Buckhead, and Roswell. 
 
Williams-Payne House and Garden is home to the Blue Stone Building, Entertainment Lawn, and the Sandy Springs History Museum. On the Entertainment Lawn, you can enjoy the green space or attend one of the educational sessions, festivals, or summer concerts.
 

Schools

Sandy Springs's public schools are operated by the Fulton County School System, one of the largest districts in the state that encompasses seven elementary schools, two middle schools, and two high schools. There are numerous highly-rated private schools in the area, such as Brandon Hall, Springmont, Holy Innocents' Episcopal School, Mount Vernon, and Atlanta Jewish Academy.

Overview for Sandy Springs, GA

113,718 people live in Sandy Springs, where the median age is 36.8 and the average individual income is $67,184.48. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

113,718

Total Population

36.8 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$67,184.48

Average individual Income

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Demographics and Employment Data for Sandy Springs, GA

Sandy Springs has 51,394 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Sandy Springs do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 113,718 people call Sandy Springs home. The population density is 2,768.92 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

113,718

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

36.8

Median Age

48.12 / 51.88%

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  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
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Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$67,184.48

Average individual Income

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Commute Time

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Schools in Sandy Springs, GA

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The following schools are within or nearby Sandy Springs. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Dunwoody Springs Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
Ison Springs Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Sandy Springs Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Atlanta Country Day School
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
The Davis Academy Middle School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Atlanta Jewish Academy Upper School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Cumberland Academy Of Georgia
PRIVATE
4th - 12th
No rating available
Woodland Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
North Springs High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
High Point Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Ridgeview Charter School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
St Jude The Apostle Catholic School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
The Goddard School - Sandy Springs
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Mt Vernon Presbyterian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Sandy Springs United Methodist Preschool & Kinderg
PRIVATE
K - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Riverwood International Charter School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Heards Ferry Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Holy Innocents Episcopal School NW
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Spalding Drive Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Lake Forest Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Atlanta Jewish Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 6th
No rating available

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