Welcome to Sandy Springs
The large award-winning city is just north of Atlanta.
Bordered by the Chattahoochee River National Park and named for a local spring, Sandy Springs is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. With a suburban/rural feel and a vibrant downtown, this city retains its small-town charm despite being one of the largest cities in the area.
What to Love
- Suburban/rural vibe near the Atlanta metro area
- Nearby outdoor activities and lots of parks and green spaces
- Extremely safe and family-friendly
Sandy Springs has been recognized as one of the Top 10 Places to Live for Millennials and the largest demographic groups in the area are 25-34 and 5-17, showing what a great place this is to live for families and young professionals. Its close proximity to Atlanta makes it perfect for commuters who want to live outside densely packed urban neighborhoods. Residents rate it highly for safety, employment opportunities, access to amenities, and the bountiful options for activities, shopping, and dining. It’s easy to see why so many love to call Sandy Springs home.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
Sandy Springs offers some unusual dining and entertainment options alongside more traditional restaurants.
If you miss the days when you spent hours hanging with friends eating snacks and playing video games, Battle & Brew is for you. Order food from their outstanding pub menu and play PC or console games all night long.
Diners entering the breakfast and lunch hot spot Apron + Ladle will be greeted with the friendly aromas of Italian coffee and freshly baked biscuits. This modern take on the traditional coffee spot is sure to entice with their fresh local ingredients and thoughtfully crafted healthy fare.
If handcrafted Italian cuisine is your thing, you must stop by il Giallo Osteria & Bar. The chefs at il Giallo strive to bring visitors the foods and flavors of Italy’s coastal regions, including the freshest hand-made pasta and a bounty of cured meats, cheeses, and olive oils.
Things to Do
With its almost rural feel, Sandy Springs has so many ways to connect with the community and to get outside and play.
The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area has plenty of attractions for visitors to discover. The river offers opportunities for rafting, kayaking or floating, the trails beckon if cycling or running is more your thing, and trout fishing is always a popular pastime.
Imagination becomes reality at the Abernathy Greenway Linear Park. This is a playable art park filled with large colorful sculptures that subvert norms by encouraging kids to climb on and interact with the art director.
The cultural heart of Sandy Spring, the Create City Springs campus hosts events across multiple spaces including two theaters, two outdoor venues, a conference center, historical and art exhibition spaces along with retail and shopping opportunities. The campus hosts multiple community events throughout the year, including a weekend farmers market and outdoor concert series.
For a fun evening out for family and friends, hit up the 50,000-square-foot Stars and Strikes entertainment center, which offers augmented reality bowling, a giant arcade, two-story laser tag, bumper cars, a restaurant, full-service bars, and much more.
As befits an area with a reputation for community-minded, small-town charm, Sandy Springs puts on lots of annual community events where residents march glowing paper lanterns to the river, light up the sky with fireworks, and race paddleboards down the Chattahoochee. They have film festivals, art festivals, and regular average Joe festivals. Come to one of Sandy Springs’ family-friendly events any time of year. They would love to have you join the fun!
The Sandy Springs area is home to many great educational opportunities. Noteworthy institutions include: