Sandy Springs Lifestyle
Sandy Springs is the ninth most affluent are in the United States, according to Portfolio.com, a sister publication to the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Several neighborhoods in Sandy Springs provide residents with views of the Chattahoochee River. Sandy Springs residents can enjoy 11 parks throughout the area in addition to a host of recreational activities. A mixture of beautiful mansions, brick ranches, apartment communities and modern lofts are situated among popular restaurants and shops.[2] Incorporated as a city in December 2005, Sandy Springs boasts top-notch medical facilities (Northside Hospital, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Saint Joseph’s Hospital) and award-winning public schools along with the continued development of live-work-play communities.[3] As one of the fastest growing areas in the country, Sandy Springs mix of urban and suburban lifestyles offers something for everyone.


Sandy Springs History
Originally home to the Creek Indian Settlement, Wilson Spruill purchased land in Sandy Springs in 1842.[4] North of Atlanta, Sandy Springs acquired its name from the spring that bubbles up from a sandy hole. To this day, the protected historic site produces 10 gallons of water per minute.[5] The establishment of the Sandy Springs United Methodist Church in 1851 paved the way for the log cabins that would define the area as a quiet farm community until well into the 20th century.[6] In the 1960s and 70s, the construction of highways afforded easy access to the city and the area experienced a boom in construction and growth.


Sandy Springs, at-a-glance
Population: 86,000
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Public Schools (Fulton County):
Information on the Sandy Springs Education Force
Lake Forest Elementary School
High Point Elementary School
Heards Ferry Elementary School
Dunwoody Springs Charter School
Spalding Charter Elementary School
Woodland Elementary School
Ridgeview Middle School
Sandy Springs Middle School
North Springs High School
Riverwood High School

 


[1] Sarah Stewart, Newcomer’s Handbook for Moving and Living in Atlanta (Oregon: First Books, 2009), 48.
[2] Stewart, Newcomer’s Handbook, 71.
[3] “Sandy Springs, Georgia,” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_Springs,_Georgia. 
[4] Stewart, Newcomer’s Handbook, 71.
[5] “Sandy Springs History,” http://www.sandyspringsga.org/.
[6] Stewart, Newcomer’s Handbook, 71.