Just 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
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.