A bustling and affluent Atlanta business district suburb
Located just 15 minutes north of downtown Atlanta, Sandy Springs is in northern Fulton County, Georgia. Sandy Springs is among the inner ring of suburbs of this sprawling metropolis. It has become a business district extension and a beautiful residential community.
Many mega corporations make their main offices here in Sandy Springs, yet another reason why people are moving here. There are countless business and job opportunities that pay quite well, and the majority of the most in-demand jobs are in the financial industry. These jobs have nearly unlimited potential for both you and your salary.
What to Love
- Wealthy suburban communities
- Located very close to downtown Atlanta
- Convenient interstate access
- Lively and popular shops and stores
- Trendy restaurants and eateries
- Plenty of green space, parks, and recreational areas
The Sandy Springs lifestyle is a mixture of business and pleasure. There are several large companies that maintain their headquarters in Sandy Springs. Those who do not find work here in Sandy Springs often choose to make the daily commute into Atlanta, which takes just over half an hour one way.
No matter what size, type, or style of home you are looking for, you will probably find it in Sandy Springs. Condominium developments, mid-century homes like ranch houses and bungalows, and newly built three- and four-story townhomes with luxury amenities included, plus new appliances and hardwood floors, are all available.
The condos are mainly grouped around downtown, and mid-century and townhomes can be found south of the downtown area. The rest of Sandy Springs consists of lavish mansion homes and sprawling estate-style homes on large, often gated properties.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
Sandy Springs is conveniently located where Highway 400 crosses Interstate 285, so you can quickly access Atlanta or any nearby city or town. But with everything there is to enjoy here, you may never go anywhere else. Saturday mornings are made for the Sandy Springs Farmers Market located near the Spring's Landing Shopping Center, where you can stop for a bite to eat at the Brooklyn Cafe. This warm American Bistro serves wine and has patio seating.
Rumi's Kitchen is located not far away, and they offer creative Persian cuisine with cocktails or wine. You can dine in a chic steakhouse with an old-school vibe when you visit Kaiser's Chophouse. While you’re in the South, you have to enjoy your Southern comfort food and craft-made beers at Tupelo Honey Southern Kitchen & Bar. The list of shopping centers and malls is long, and they all offer a variety of unique boutique shops and department stores with the biggest name brands. Be sure to visit the tap room at Pontoon Brewing Company.
Things to Do
At Abernathy Greenway, enjoy trails for walking, jogging, and biking, playgrounds, and a pavilion. Enjoy the beauty of nature at Morgan Falls Overlook. These trails feature a river view, picnic areas, and playgrounds. Right in the center of downtown is Heritage Park, which hosts several events and programs across the communities in Sandy Springs.
The schools in Sandy Springs are part of the Fulton County School District, including seven elementary schools, two middle schools, and two high schools.
- North Springs Charter High School, Grades 9-12 — offers visual performing arts programs and math and science programs. Ranks as the ninth-best high school for arts in the state of Georgia.
- Riverwood International Charter High School, Grades 9-12 — International Baccalaureate Magnet School that is ranked as the sixth-best charter high school in the state of Georgia.