Sandy Springs is a sprawling residential area located north of Atlanta that, over time, has developed several distinct sectors. You’ll find many grand homes lining the banks of the Chattahoochee River in the Riverside District; more modest homes, as well as apartment and condo options in the downtown Sandy Springs area; and in some places, namely the Dunwoody panhandle, Sandy Springs and Dunwoody seemingly intersect. North Springs enjoys excellent access to Atlanta’s major roadways and public transportation, while Sandy Springs ITP, the sliver that extends inside the I-285 perimeter and into the city of Atlanta, is defined by affluence and impressive real estate.
Sandy Springs is one of the largest cities in the state of Georgia – the sixth to be exact – and as such, it has plenty of amenities, including sought after school systems and close proximity to Atlanta’s more urban areas. As the Chattahoochee runs through and around Sandy Springs (residents enjoy roughly 20 miles of river shoreline), plenty of nature trails, recreation areas and parks can be found throughout the community. City-wide, there are 11 parks, not including pocket parks, individual community pools and resident-maintained sports fields.
There are also industrial parks and commercial pockets, appealing to the working sector, and countless dining and shopping options. Officially incorporated in 2005, the Sandy Springs area has become more and more tight-knit as a community; however, because of its size, there is still great diversity.
Want to learn more about the specific amenities Sandy Springs offers? Sandy Springs Hospitality and Tourism provides an excellent resource.