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 over 108,000.
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; Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center at City Springs, the Williams-Payne Museum and the Anne Frank Museum. A number of Fortune 500 companies are based in Sandy Springs, including UPS, Mercedes, Inspire Brands, Mirant, Beazer Homes, Newell Rubbermaid, InterContinental Hotels Group, State Farm 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 Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital.
Sandy Springs has an active calendar of events, including the Taste of Sandy Springs food festival, Green Tour Bicycle Ride, free outdoor Concerts by the Springs, the Sandy Springs Festival, 4th of July celebration and fireworks and the Holiday lights at City Springs. City Springs Performing Arts Center offers two theaters for Broadway style perfomances and concerts by popular entertainers. The outdoor lawn offers a spring/summer free concerts schedule and Movies by Moonlight. Along with being the city center for government and entertainment, City Springs is also the heart of the city surrounded by fine and casual dining and shops.
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