About Homes for Sale in Sandy Springs
City of Sandy Springs
Incorporated: December 1, 2005
Located in northern Fulton County, 15 miles north of Atlanta
Sandy Springs is a community of opportunity and growth. Recognized as one of America’s fastest-growing cities by Forbes magazine, its business climate, recreational activities and cultural environment are remarkable. As the second-largest city in metro Atlanta and the sixth-largest city in the state, Sandy Springs is located in northern Fulton County, just south of Roswell and west of Dunwoody.
With three National Park sites (Island Ford Park, Powers Island Park and East Palisade Park), nature is Sandy Springs’ front and back yard. Sandy Springs offers its residents some of the best in Southern living. From high-rise condominiums and riding stables to swim and tennis communities, there is a place everyone can call home.
Plus, with more than 20 miles of scenic shoreline along the Chattahoochee River, the city provides plenty of opportunities to fish, kayak, canoe or float lazily on a raft down the river, or spend time cycling. With more than 950 acres of park land, Sandy Springs residents and visitors of all ages enjoy the many activities found in any one of the city’s 16 parks.
The city’s public schools are run by the Fulton County School System. Sandy Springs residents also have easy access to more than 40 private schools in the metro area. When it is time to travel for work or pleasure, Sandy Springs offers extensive local road access to I-285 and GA 400, as well as access to three MARTA stations.
Points of Interest
The historic and cultural identity of Sandy Springs is Heritage Green, a four-acre park in the heart of the city. It is also the site of the original underground springs for which the city is named. Heritage Sandy Springs is a nonprofit organization responsible for preserving and promoting the park, the Heritage Sandy Springs Museum, and the Sandy Springs Society Entertainment Lawn. Annual program offerings include the annual Sandy Springs Festival, the Heritage Sandy Springs Farmers Market, concerts and more.
Tennis is a popular activity in the South, and the Sandy Springs Tennis Center helps nurture the love of the game. Named by Tennis Magazine as one of the finest public facilities in the country, it is home to more than 130 United States Tennis Association and Atlanta Lawn Tennis Association teams.
Whether the goal is to be with a crowd or spend time alone, Sandy Springs provides a variety of options. For example, big laughs can be found at the Punchline Comedy Club, or a spot for quiet reflection is often readily available at the John Ripley Forbes Big Trees Forest Preserve.
The Sandy Springs/Perimeter Chamber of Commerce is directly connected to the pulse of the city’s business climate. More than 3,700 businesses currently call Sandy Springs home, including corporations such as First Data, Mercedes-Benz USA, Newell Rubbermaid and UPS with headquarters offices located there, as well as many retail and small businesses. The city’s daytime population more than doubles due to the number of commuters. The Perimeter Center business district is one of the largest Class A office markets within the Southeast.
The largest employers within Sandy Springs are hospitals, corporate headquarters and regional offices from a variety of industries including computer-related services, package delivery, telecommunications, media, financial transaction processing and more. Sandy Springs is home to three nationally recognized hospitals: Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Northside Hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospital (Emory Healthcare). Together these hospitals comprise 40 percent of the hospital beds in the region. The city’s medical district is also the premier location for medical and biotech business growth in the Southeast. Additionally, Sandy Springs houses six consulates, six bilateral chambers of commerce and two international trade offices, adding a unique mix to its business environment.