Sandy Springs

Sandy Springs

It is a desirable community. It can be accessed from the I-285 and the Georgia 400.

Welcome to Sandy Springs

Sandy Springs is an affluent city in the north Fulton County of Georgia. Sprawled across 38 square miles, this area is the second largest city in Metro Atlanta and the sixth largest in the state of Georgia. It is also home to around 106,000 people.

With plenty of great local restaurants, attractions, and more than 950 acres of open space, Sandy Springs is a desirable community. It can be accessed from the I-285 and the Georgia 400.

History of Sandy Springs, GA

Sandy Springs was originally an unincorporated area in the North Fulton County. Due to its bubbling springs, Native Americans often passed by to drink the water. The community developed when more settlers began relocating to the area in the 1800s.

In 1966, the city of Atlanta sought to take control of the rural area and annex it. Residents opposed the move and fought to establish their own government. After 40 years of campaigning, residents saw Sandy Springs officially become a city in 2005. Eva Galambos, a local doctor who was on the forefront of the campaign to establish a local government, was the city’s first mayor.

Sandy Springs, GA real estate and property types

Gated communities in Sandy Springs, GA offer a wide variety of property types, from single-family homescondominiumstownhouses, and apartment complexes.

Single-family homes are done in architectural styles such as Mid-Century Modern, Victorian, Cape Cod, Craftsman, and Traditional. These properties are typically surrounded by an abundance of lush foliage, which add to the privacy and curb appeal of the homes.

Sandy Springs is home to four unique neighborhoods:

  • City Springs – A walkable downtown area filled with a variety of plays, theater shows, and concerts. Aston City Springs is a row of residential buildings in this neighborhood with around 19 townhome apartments and 275 flats.
  • Riversong – A luxurious neighborhood with manicured lawns and professionally landscaped front yards.
  • Windsor at Peachtree – A gated community comprised of single-family homes and new construction homes.
  • Windsor Heights – A classic Sandy Springs neighborhood with a mix of vintage single-family homes and newly constructed ones.

Living in Sandy Springs, GA

  • Sandy Springs offers plenty of outdoor recreational activities such as fishing, golfing, cycling, horseback riding, and bird watching. The city even offers to take you stargazing. Hosted by the Atlanta Astronomy Club, the activity brings invited guests to Sandy Springs’ own Morgan Falls Overlook Park to view the star-strewn night sky.
  • Sandy Springs plays host to many community events. Annual festivities such as the Lantern Parade, the Sandy Springs Independence Day Fireworks Display, the Sandy Springs Veterans Day Celebration, and the Sandy Springs Martin Luther King Day Celebration are much awaited by locals.
  • Residents have choices galore when it comes to their afterwork downtime. Sandy Springs’ nightlife and entertainment scene consist of bars, live music, and speakeasies.
  • Sandy Springs boasts of many top-rated schools. Public schools such as the Heards Ferry Elementary School, the Dundy Springs Elementary School, and the Riverwood International Charter School provide first-class education along with extracurricular and after-school activities.

Find your next home in the upscale community of Sandy Springs. Explore your real estate options with us by calling us today at (404) 348-2373 or email [email protected].


Overview for Sandy Springs, GA

106,605 people live in Sandy Springs, where the median age is 36.6 and the average individual income is $68,652. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

106,605

Total Population

36.6 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$68,652

Average individual Income

Brookhaven Housing Market Trends

What is the housing market like in Brookhaven today?

The Brookhaven housing market remains very competitive, with homes receiving an average of two offers and selling within approximately 24 days. Despite a slight dip in home prices, the market shows resilience and robust activity.

In April 2024, the median sale price of homes in Brookhaven was $670K, reflecting a 1.1% decrease from the previous year. However, the median sale price per square foot has increased by 1.4%, reaching $283. This indicates that while overall prices have slightly decreased, the value per square foot has appreciated, suggesting a continued demand for quality properties.

The market's brisk pace is evident as homes in Brookhaven typically sell after 24 days on the market, a slight increase from 22 days last year. This minor uptick in days on the market indicates a steady but highly active market where properties are still moving quickly.

Key Market Indicators

  • Median Sale Price: $669,950 (-1.1% year-over-year)
  • Number of Homes Sold: 76 (+40.7% year-over-year)
  • Median Days on Market: 24 (+2 days year-over-year)

Around Sandy Springs, GA

There's plenty to do around Sandy Springs, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Walkable
Walking Score
16
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score
29
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Fitness Firm Studio, Pride Physique, and Dance It Off.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Active 1.13 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.83 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.35 miles 26 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.78 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.65 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.81 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Sandy Springs, GA

Sandy Springs has 49,941 households, with an average household size of 2.13. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Sandy Springs do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 106,605 people call Sandy Springs home. The population density is 2,830.9 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

106,605

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

36.6

Median Age

48.37 / 51.63%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
49,941

Total Households

2.13

Average Household Size

$68,652

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Marital Status

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Commute Time

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15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Sandy Springs, GA

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Primary Schools ()
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Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Sandy Springs. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Dunwoody Springs Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
Ison Springs Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Sandy Springs Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Atlanta Country Day School
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
The Davis Academy Middle School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Atlanta Jewish Academy Upper School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Cumberland Academy Of Georgia
PRIVATE
4th - 12th
No rating available
Woodland Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
North Springs High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
High Point Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Ridgeview Charter School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
St Jude The Apostle Catholic School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
The Goddard School - Sandy Springs
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Mt Vernon Presbyterian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Sandy Springs United Methodist Preschool & Kinderg
PRIVATE
K - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Riverwood International Charter School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Heards Ferry Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Holy Innocents Episcopal School NW
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Spalding Drive Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Lake Forest Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Atlanta Jewish Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 6th
No rating available

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