Sandy Springs

The freshwater springs that gave Sandy Springs its name still exist as a protected historic site. Sandy Springs is the sixth-largest city in the state and the second-largest city in Metro Atlanta with a population of just under 94,000. Considered one of the wealthiest suburbs of Atlanta, Sandy Springs is continuing to grow in size and affluence. The city’s 35 square miles in Fulton County are marked with diverse real estate — from starter homes to town homes, retirement communities to river-front estates. Opulent mansions line the banks of the Chattahoochee River with grand balconies overlooking the water.

Real Estate

The closer you get to Atlanta, the more luxurious Sandy Springs’s homes tend to be which means those inside 285 will usually cost a bit more than those outside. As a matter of fact, the average selling price for a home inside the perimeter in Sandy Springs is about $1 million. Brookhaven Estates and Glen Errol are two of this part of the city’s coveted neighborhoods. You will also find condos and apartments here.

Attraction and Amenities

Sandy Springs inside of 285 is close to countless upscale shopping opportunities. Buckhead’s famous luxury malls, Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza, are home to designer boutiques like Burberry and Prada, and they sit just a few miles south from Sandy Springs. They are easily accessed via Georgia 400. DeKalb County’s Perimeter Mall sits right on 285, just to the east of Sandy Springs. It is home to over 200 stores and restaurants. If you’d rather spend a day on the green than a day trying on expensive clothing, head over to nearby Brookhaven to play around at the prestigious Capital City Club or the Peachtree Golf Club. This part of Sandy Springs is also home to several beloved eateries, like Wok N Roll, Kobe Steaks, and FuegoMundo South American Wood-Fire Grill.


Sandy Springs is a part of North Fulton County, so its public schools are all part of the Fulton County School System. The Riverwood High School district falls into this area which means children living in Sandy Springs inside 285 might get the opportunity to attend one of the top high schools in the United States. Some private schools in the area are The Epstein School, Pace Academy, The Galloway School, and Mount Vernon Presbyterian School.


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