Sandy Springs

Sandy Springs is a thriving Atlanta suburb offering a mix of city and suburban living. With its top-rated schools, plenty of green spaces, and a diverse food scene, it's a go-to spot for families and young professionals. Learn why Sandy Springs could be your next dream location.

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

Introduction

In 2005, Sandy Springs finally became its own city after a long struggle. It's now a booming area in Georgia, thanks to its attractive location around the main highway that circles Atlanta, known as the Perimeter. This city offers a mix of city and suburban life, from high-rise condos and buzzing businesses to family parks and good schools. People move here for different reasons, but they all agree on one thing: Sandy Springs is a great place to call home.

A Look Back at History

People first started settling in Sandy Springs back in 1821 because of its clean water sources. Over time, families like the Spruills played a key role in building homes and other structures, the oldest of which still stands today. After World War II, the area started to grow, but the real boom happened in the late 1950s and '60s. That's when big highways like Interstate 285 and Georgia 400 were built. People in Sandy Springs fought hard to keep their area separate from Atlanta. Finally, in 2005, they got the chance to vote on it, and an overwhelming 94% said yes to making Sandy Springs its own city.

Quick Facts

  • Population: About 99,800
  • School System: Fulton County Schools, plus a bunch of private schools
  • Job Opportunities: High. Fortune 500 companies are here.
  • Festivals: Lots of them, including the Sandy Springs Festival and July 4th celebrations.
  • Green Spaces: 16 parks covering over 950 acres.
  • Healthcare: Three top hospitals are located here.
  • Top Employers: Companies like IBM, UPS, and AT&T Mobility.

What Makes Living Here Special?

Dining

Sandy Springs isn't short on food choices. Places like Nori Nori offer high-end Japanese cuisine, while Egg Harbor Café is perfect for a casual breakfast. If you're into craft beers and community spirit, 5 Seasons Brewing has got you covered. Pizza lovers should check out Hearth Pizza Tavern for some unique pie options.

Shopping

From big chains to small boutiques, shopping in Sandy Springs has something for everyone. CityWalk and The Prado are popular shopping centers, and you'll find even more options at the intersections of major roads like Roswell and Johnson Ferry.

Entertainment and Fun

Don't let the business vibe fool you; Sandy Springs knows how to have fun. With green spaces like Heritage Sandy Springs and Morgan Falls Overlook Park, you're never far from nature. And if you're into movies, you'll love the old-school vibe at Lefont Sandy Springs Theater.

Transportation

Getting around is easy. The city is just a 25-mile drive from the world's busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson. Public transportation is solid, thanks to MARTA and Georgia Regional Transportation Authority services. Key highways like Georgia 400 and I-285 run right through the area, making travel a breeze.

Real Estate Snapshot

Whether you're looking for a fancy mansion by the river or a smaller, more affordable home, Sandy Springs has you covered. The real estate market here is competitive but diverse. On average, homes go for around $550,000, but there's something for almost every budget.

Popular Neighborhoods

  • Tiller Walk
  • Meadowbrook
  • Suffolk Forest
  • Gates on the River
  • Riverside

Conclusion

Sandy Springs is a city that blends the best of both worlds. It's a place with a rich history and a promising future. Whether you're a young professional looking for career opportunities, a family wanting good schools and parks, or anyone in between, Sandy Springs is worth considering for your next home. With so much to offer, it's no wonder people are eager to be part of this ever-growing community.


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

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

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

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Sandy Springs, GA

All ()
Primary Schools ()
Middle Schools ()
High Schools ()
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

We’d Love to Work with You!

Our exceptional team of local Realtors® and network of consultants are ready to help you sell or buy a home, or invest in real estate.