• Autumn Darracq

Meet Sandy Springs

Meet Sandy Springs! This city is in northern Fulton County, and an inner ring suburb of Atlanta. In 2019, the estimated population was 109,452, making Sandy Springs the 7th largest city in Georgia. Sandy Springs holds the head quarters to many corporate headquarters such as: UPS, Inspire, Cox Communication, Mercedes-Benz USA and more.


Downtown Sandy Springs is located in the south east of the Sandy Springs circle, sitting just north of I285 and 12 miles north of downtown Atlanta. Downtown offers a multi-use developments including offices, residential homes, retail stores, green space and a performing arts center, which landmarks the formal "downtown" area. Downtown also offers parking, so people can park and enjoy the green space, restaurants, shops and more.

In the downtown area, you will find the well-known and loved King & Queen Buildings. Concourse office park describes the towers as "uniquely recognizable and accessible in the coveted pulse of Central Perimeter, Concourse is distinguished for its 2.16 million square feet of Class A office space and world-class amenities, making the 63-acre dynamic, development a prestigious location for small and large corporate offices."


Sandy Springs is in the Fulton County School System. Public elementary schools in the area include: Dunwoody Springs Charter Elementary School, Heards Ferry Elementary School, High Point Elementary School, Ison Springs Elementary School, Lake Forest Elementary School, Spalding Drive Charter Elementary School, and Woodland Charter Elementary School. There are two middle schools, Sandy Springs Middle School and Ridgeview Charter Middle School. There are also two high schools, North Springs Charter School of Arts and Sciences and Riverwood High School.

There are many private schools available in the area as well. Brandon Hall School, Springmont, Atlanta Jewish Academy, Mount Vernon Presbyterian School and several more serve as valuable options for those considering private school.


Sandy Spring is home to 16 parks which hold 950 acres of park land. There are tons of options when picking a park to take the kids to, walk the dog, or to join a recreational team in.

One of the more popular parks is Morgan Falls Overlook Park. This family-oriented park features expansive playgrounds, covered playgrounds, walking trails, a picnic area with a pavilion, river views and access to the Chattahoochee.

(Morgan Falls Overlook Playground)

(pictured left & below)

Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is another great green space to visit. This park offers walking trails, trails to bike, a pond with friendly ducks, bridges and opportunities to raft and tube in the river.


MARTA, One of Atlanta's major providers of public mass transit, has a heavy rail transit line going through Sandy Springs. MARTA also offers several bus lines throughout the city. The Georgia Regional Transportation Authority also offers busses from North Sandy Springs to surrounding counties.

The city has many trails in the parks, but is working on establishing more. Bike lanes can be found in some parts of the city. The Abernathy Greenway is a popular multi-use trail running adjacent to Abernathy Road, connecting to Abernathy Park. Sandy Springs is currently in the early stages of planning and designing an extension of PATH400, a trail running along GA 400, through the city extending north into Roswell. When complete, it will stretch from the northern border of Sandy Springs south to the Atlanta BeltLine.

Best Restaurants

Sandy Springs has a plethora of food varieties offered to i's residents. There are far too many to list them all, but Flower Child and The Flying Biscuit are two of our personal favorites. In addition, Trip Advisor breaks down and rates the Top 10 Restaurants in Sandy Springs as seen below:

  1. Emido's Restaurant - European, Portuguese

  2. Rumi's Kitchen- Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

  3. Hearth Pizza Tavern- Italian Pizza

  4. Egg Harbor Cafe- American Cafe

  5. il Giallo Osteria & Bar- Italian, Northern-Italian

  6. Kaiser's Chop House- American Steakhouse

  7. Casi Cielo- Mexican, Latin

  8. La Petite Maison- French, European

  9. 9. Hammocks Trading Company- Seafood, American

  10. Under the Cork Tree- Mediterranean, Spanish

(#1, Emido's Restaurant pictured to the left.)


There is lots of accessible shopping available downtown and throughout the city. Shopping centers throughout the city include: Hammond Springs Shopping Center, City Walk Sandy Springs, Sandy Springs Crossing and Abernathy Square.

Grocery Stores

Name a grocery store, and Sandy Springs has it. Sandy Springs has a Kroger, Target Grocery, Publix, Aldi, Trader Joes, Whole Foods and Sprouts.

If you have any questions about the Sandy Springs area or would like to learn more, please don’t hesitate to contact our office and we will be happy to answer your questions.

Until next time,

Van der Lande & Associates

Direct: 678-539-0509

KWFA: 404-531-5700





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