• Overview
  • History
  • Schools
  • At-a-Glance
  • Sandy Springs Lifestyle
    Sandy Springs is the ninth most affluent area 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 and access to 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 Schools
    Public Schools within this area include Lake Forest Elementary, High Point Elementary, Heards Ferry Elementary, Dunwoody Springs Charter School, Spalding Charter Elementary, Woodland Elementary, Ridgeview Middle School, Sandy Springs Middle School, North Springs High School, and Riverwood High School.  Some nearby private schools include St. Jude the Apostle Catholic, The Galloway School, The Epstein School, Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School, and Mount Vernon Presbyterian School.

  • Sandy Springs, at-a-glance

    Community

     


    [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.