Sandy Springs Homes for Sale
Welcome to Sandy Springs Georgia, a community just 20 minutes north of downtown Atlanta and part of the Atlanta Metro area. Located in northern Fulton County, Sandy Springs is home to about 110,000 residents and the seventh-largest city in the state. It's the site of several corporate headquarters such as UPS, Cox Communications and Mercedes-Benz. Read on below the listings to learn more about this fun and energetic city.
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Listing information last updated on August 11, 2020 at 3:15 AM EST.
More About Sandy Springs
Sandy Springs has its own history of trial and error and early incorporation efforts. Residents have been trying to incorporate it since before 1966 to annex this unincorporated area of north Fulton County. But it wasn't till the 1970s when the city of Atlanta attempted to use a state law to force annexation of Sandy Springs that residents formed the committee to lobby for the incorporation. Proponents for an incorporated Sandy Springs argued that their taxes were disproportionate to other communities in Fulton County but legislatures, fearing that tax revenue would be lost, blocked the bills and it wasn't until the Republican Party gained a majority in both houses of the Georgia Gen. Assembly in 2005 the procedural rules started the incorporation again. And finally, in 2005, Sandy Springs was incorporated. Since its incorporation, many other metro cities have formed including Dunwoody, Brookhaven, Peachtree Corners, and Johns Creek just to name a few.
Why Live in Sandy Springs?
Even though it's a fairly new incorporated city, Sandy Springs has been its own unincorporated community for decades. It's considered one of the top places to retire in America as it offers diversity, nightlife, and is good for families as well as retirees featuring a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and relaxing parks. Because of its close proximity to Atlanta, homes are generally higher priced than in further outlying communities. The median home value is about $430,000 with the median rent of about 1200. Because of this, there are more renters than homeowners in Sandy Springs.
Sandy Springs Schools
This Sandy Springs schools are above average and are part of the Fulton County school system. There are seven elementary schools, two middle schools, and two high schools. The North Springs charter school of arts and sciences and Riverwood high school are both in Sandy Springs and serve students. There are multiple private schools as well as an initial campus of Sophia Academy.
Economy and Activities
Sandy Springs is the headquarter for many corporations and businesses and IBM Corp. is one of the largest employers in the city, followed closely by Cox Communication and UPS. There are multiple annual festivals, the Sandy Springs Artapalooza, and the Fourth of July celebration draw folks from all around the county each year.
Southern hospitality and charm is one of the things that Sandy Springs really has going for it. It's close to downtown yet offers a cozy community atmosphere. It's the last stop on the Marta rail system so it's perfect for commuters and those traveling to and from the city. But don't take my word for it, here's what a resident of Sandy Springs thinks of it:
I have really enjoyed Sandy Springs! It is just a short drive from Atlanta populated with anything from families, to up and coming young professionals. There is something for everyone here. My personal favorite thing to do is visit some of the community parks and nature areas. VERY well-kept and safe for everyone. - Niche.com
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