About Sandy Springs Georgia- By: Tina Fountain
Just north of Atlanta and easily accessed from Interstate 285 and Georgia State Route 400, Sandy Springs is the eighth largest city in the state and also one of the most affluent. This north Fulton County community was named after the city's sandy springs, which are a protected historic site.
Newly-incorporated in 2005, Sandy Springs has a thriving economic base and a well-developed residential community in addition to high property values and a relatively low cost of living. There are three Fortune 500 companies headquartered in Sandy Springs, including UPS, which is the city's largest private employer. Sandy Springs sees a population increase on weekdays by almost 50% as a result of workers commuting in to their jobs, which helps fund the city's tax base.
Considering Sandy Springs has a median household income of over $106,000 per year, a majority of the neighborhoods are characterized by lavish homes with large, lush, landscaped yards. Real estate prices in Sandy Springs range from $70,000 to over $1 million for condominiums and townhomes, and from the high $100,000s to $3.5 million and higher for large Antebellum and Craftsman style estate properties with scenic riverfront views, swimming pools, boat docks and other amenities. Encompassing starter homes, undeveloped land, single-family homes, townhouses, condominiums, mansions and Chattahoochee riverfront estates, real estate diversity and affordability in Sandy Springs spans the spectrum.
Excellent education is also available to residents; twelve Top-rated public schools serve the Sandy Springs area in addition to eight private schools.
The 35 square miles of Sandy Springs is teeming with recreational and cultural activities and amenities. 20 miles of Chattahoochee shoreline provide ample opportunities for fishing, tubing, kayaking, canoeing, camping, picnicking and hiking. The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area provides another 48 miles of public riverfront access for visitors and Sandy Springs' 12 public parks adds another 260 acres of parkland for recreational purposes. Several miles of trails provide for hiking, jogging, biking and even horseback riding. Golf enthusiasts can take their pick of 76 public courses within 30 miles of the city, and six courses within ten miles.
You can also choose between 5,512 restaurants within 15 miles of Sandy Springs - you are certain to find something to please your palate. In addition to a community theater, a vintage movie theater, and a hometown museum, Sandy Springs also hosts the Taste of Sandy Springs food festival, the Green Tour Bicycle Ride, a free summer concert series, and the Sandy Springs Festival.
There is certainly no shortage of events and opportunities at your back door and combined with the diversity of real estate stock to choose from, everyone can find their ideal niche in this newly-incorporated community.
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Tina Fountain Realtors, an Atlanta Real Estate company serving the entire metro Atlanta area including Atlanta luxury homes for sale and Sandy Springs homes for sale.