The freshwater springs that gave Sandy Springs its name still exist as a protected historic site. Sandy Springs is the sixth-largest city in the state and the second-largest city in Metro Atlanta with a population of just under 94,000.
Considered one of the wealthiest suburbs of Atlanta, Sandy Springs is continuing to grow in size and affluence. The city’s 35 square miles in Fulton County are marked with diverse real estate — from starter homes to town homes, retirement communities to river-front estates. Opulent mansions line the banks of the Chattahoochee River with grand balconies overlooking the water.
This burgeoning area has a variety of cultural and historical attractions, including Heritage Green, a four-acre City park located in the heart of Sandy Springs; Chastain Park Amphitheater; The Lefont Theatre; the Williams-Payne Museum and the Anne Frank Museum. A number of Fortune 500 companies are based in Sandy Springs, including UPS, Mirant, Beazer Homes, Newell Rubbermaid, InterContinental Hotels Group and IBM Internet Security Systems. Sandy Springs is also anchored by some of the best hospitals in the southeast: Northside Hospital, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Saint Joseph’s Hospital.
The community has an active calendar of events, including the Taste of Sandy Springs food festival (May), the Green Tour Bicycle Ride (May), free outdoor Concerts by the Springs (summer) and the Sandy Springs Festival (September).
Sandy Springs city website: http://www.sandyspringsga.org/
The Sandy Springs Council of Neighborhoods provides a comprehensive description of the neighborhoods that anchor the area: http://sandyspringscouncil.org/sscn__neighborhoods.htm