Sandy Springs (formerly known as Hammond) is a newly-incorporated city and suburb in Atlanta, Georgia. It is nestled along Cobb County and the Chattahoochee River to the south, Roswell to the west and north, and Dunwoody to the east. Sandy Springs was named after the sandy springs, a protected historic site still present in the city today.
Sandy Springs is one of the most elegant, genteel and affluent residential communities in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area. Characterized by stately, luxurious homes with lush landscaping and an economic base consisting of residents who have a median family income of over $106,000 per year, Sandy Springs also has an upscale business district where shoppers can find almost everything they want and need. Because Sandy Springs is considered to be such a desirable place to live and work, the population increases by almost 50% on workdays due to the influx of workers who commute to their jobs in Sandy Springs. Another outstanding characteristic of Sandy Springs is the friendly and courteous style of Southern hospitality that has traditionally made visitors feel welcome and comfortable.
Incorporated in 2005, Sandy Springs is enjoying an economic boom that is bringing hundreds of thousands of people every day who work in its many sectors. Several Fortune 500 Companies call Sandy Springs home and the business district sees an influx of thousands during peak hours. This, coupled with the close proximity of Atlanta, makes Sandy Springs residences a great choice for the career-minded.
Sandy Springs recreation options are diverse and ample. The city recently purchased parkland from Fulton County that has been used to create 12 parks, many of which have fitness facilities, nature trails and children's playgrounds. And, of course, the recreation opportunities in Atlanta and environs are yours to enjoy as well.
Sandy Springs home choices run the gamut from 2-4 bedroom single family starter homes to many newer condominium and townhomes to large stately homes both new and old. The real estate values begin in the 160,000s and move way up into the multi million dollar range.
Residents of Sandy Springs have easy and convenient access by highway or public transportation to all the recreational and cultural amenities in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area. Within 15 miles of Sandy Springs, people can select from over 5,500 different restaurants, find first run movies at 47 movie theaters, and shop at any one of 15 different shopping centers. Golf lovers can find 31 golf courses within 20 miles of Sandy Springs. It is also comforting to know that state of the art medical care is available at 3 major hospitals near Sandy Springs, including a children's hospital that specializes in pediatric surgery.
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