Sandy Springs

For home seekers and young professionals who are looking for the perfect blend of rural charm and urban convenience, Sandy Springs offers the best of both. Located just a half-hour north of downtown Atlanta, this city of 100,000 provides easy access to shopping, dining and other amenities, yet its natural surroundings help to retain its distinctive suburban personality. Add low property taxes and excellent schools to the mix, and you can understand why Sandy Springs is one of the most sought after communities in the greater Atlanta area.


Deriving its name from a nearby fresh water source once used as a stopping place by the Native Americans, Sandy Springs saw its first European settlers take up residence little by little from the 1820s onward. The emerging community remained small for nearly the next century afterward, with the first church built in 1851, and the Hammond School arriving over 50 years later. Since those early days, the residents of Sandy Springs sought to preserve the area’s rural charm, successfully resisting multiple attempts of nearby Atlanta to annex it in the 20th century. In 2005, residents finally voted to incorporate, making Sandy Springs the sixth largest city in the state of Georgia. Today, Sandy Springs consists of a unique blend of suburban families and young professionals, with newer upscale condos and apartments constituting about half the available housing alongside a wide selection of new and existing single family homes.


Sandy Springs falls within the administration of the Fulton County School system, which tests above the Georgia state average overall. Depending on grade and location, school-aged children attend one of seven elementary schools in the area, one of two middle schools, and one of two high schools. A number of private institutions are also available, including Mt. Vernon Presbyterian School and Saint Francis Schools, among others.


sandy_springsWhile Sandy Springs lacks a cohesive downtown area (due to its long history as an unincorporated community), the nearby Perimeter Center serves as the commercial/business hub of the area, with plenty of shopping and dining options at the Perimeter Mall. Otherwise, the primary attraction of Sandy Springs is the great outdoors, with a slew of parks and the nearby Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area providing an abundance of recreational opportunities, as well as plenty of places to commune with nature.


A rather affluent suburban area, Sandy Springs is known for its combination of upscale condos and spacious single family homes, with projected appreciations of about 6 percent annually. The median home value in Sandy Springs is currently around $440,000, with a fair amount of single family properties hovering near that mark. However, the actual price spread is much wider, ranging from the low $100s for a modest apartment/condo to $2 million and higher for larger luxury homes. To learn more about property availability in Sandy Springs or to schedule a showing, contact us today.

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