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About Sandy Springs

There are few places that can claim to have all of the following: ample green space, great educational institutions, a booming economy, stellar nightlife, and gorgeous housing stock. But Sandy Springs, GA really does tick off all those boxes.

Of course, it’s not as affordable as other parts of Georgia. But if you’re thinking of moving to Atlanta or the surrounding area you should check out Sandy Springs, even if you don’t have a million dollars to spend, as there are plenty of less expensive  homes and rental options.

We’ll go over everything you need to know in this guide, including the schools, cost of living, and where to find the best homes for sale in Sandy Springs, GA.

LIFESTYLE

WHAT’S IT LIKE TO LIVE IN SANDY SPRINGS, GA?

Sandy Springs is, in the words of the Compass real estate group, “a well-appointed and self-sustaining community with something for everyone.” While the city officially incorporated in 2005, the community was united by a shared vision long before that.

Sandy Springs is a hub of business and is home to the corporate headquarters of many larger companies, including UPS, Cox Communications, and Mercedes-Benz USA. That means plenty of great jobs and a lively downtown community. This strong business backbone has also influenced Sandy Springs’ unique private-public partnership in city government.

Speaking of business, the city has a lot of local stores that can help you scratch your shopping itch. Realtor Becky Morris says, “From boutique shopping and antiquing to shopping centers galore, Sandy Springs has shopping, shopping, shopping and more shopping!”

Sandy Springs’ strong economy is definitely an incentive for new residents, but it’s far from the only reason to make the move. Many will be drawn by the sheer beauty of the area.

SCHOOLS

DINING & ENTERTAINMENT & SHOPPING

In addition to the downtown Atlanta attractions, Sandy Springs has more exciting ways to explore American history, culture and landscapes. From its location in the center of Civil War historical sites in Atlanta, Marietta and Kennesaw, you’ll have the chance to experience more that the everyday tourist. See the story of the Holocaust in pictures at the Anne Frank in the World exhibit. When it’s time to unwind, The Sandy Springs Entertainment Cluster offers A-list comedians at The Punchline Comedy Club, premier jazz musicians at Caf้ 290, great theater at Act 3 Productions and fabulous music from all genres at various live music venues.

Georgia is home to more than sweet tea and fried chicken, and Sandy Springs is the perfect base from which to begin your Georgia experience. It’s a short drive to the North Georgia Mountains, where you can find vineyard-to-bottle wineries and beautiful sites for hiking and camping, such as Amicalola Falls. Sandy Springs boasts 32 kilometers of shoreline along the Chattahoochee River at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. Grab a tube, kayak or canoe and soak in one of the country’s oldest river channels.

 

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