Sandy Springs, GA
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Sandy Springs is a fairly new city, incorporated since just 2005 to designate the previously unincorporated area of northern Fulton County. In 2010, Sandy Springs transitioned to a PPP (Public Private Partnership) to obtain city services exclusively for Sandy Springs instead of relying on the larger county government which didn’t sufficiently meet the residents’ needs. Sandy Springs has a substantial tech community with IBM, Cox Communications and Cisco Systems being among the largest employers. It’s a popular place to raise a family with high graduation rates in schools.

Cost of Living

Sandy Springs has a higher cost of living than other cities in the Atlanta Metro Area due to its very close proximity to Atlanta and rail stops along the MARTA line. The cost of living is considerably higher than the Georgia average and higher than the national average with a median home price in the upper midrange.


Sandy Springs is easily accessible by major highways, I-285 and Georgia 400. Public transportation options are available through MARTA rail and bus stations throughout the area. There are several bus routes for transportation within and outside of Sandy Springs and Sandy Springs also has several MARTA rail stops on the red line providing transportation to and from downtown Atlanta.


Sandy Springs is part of the Fulton County School System and is served by seven elementary schools, two middle schools and two high schools. In addition, there are a number of private schools in and around Sandy Springs as an option for residents. The graduation rate of middle and high schools in Sandy Springs is high, and the overall population is well-educated with a 93% of residents who have completed high school and 60% of which have a bachelor’s degree.


Sandy Springs has a lot to do within the city as well as quick and easy access to all that Atlanta has to offer. Sandy Springs is another great city to explore nature in Georgia, with a dozen city parks and recreation along the Chattahoochee River. There are great museums including an Anne Frank museum and the Heritage Sandy Springs Museum. There are great nightlife options including cocktail and wine bars as well as jazz clubs and music venues. Sandy Springs also has a lot of unique local restaurants, including great international cuisine, bakeries, and bistros.


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