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May 10, 2013 | Melissa Stocks | Comments 0

Sandy Springs: Georgia’s Sixth Largest City

King and Queen Buildings

Photo credit to City of Sandy Springs

In northern Fulton County, Sandy Springs is home to about 97,000 people. Incorporated recently in 2005, the city has grown into Georgia’s sixth largest city. This growth has led Sandy Springs to become a popular source for big-city excitement and Southern charm for residents and visitors alike.

Residents purchase homes with a median sales price of $256,500. Trulia has 286 listings that range in price from $39,900 to $5,750,000. For renters, the site has 46 properties listed. These range in price from $450 to $4,750 a month.

Sandy Springs has an excellent school system, with children attending Ison Springs Elementary School, Woodland Elementary Charter School, Lake Forest Elementary School, Sandy Springs Middle School, Ridgeview Middle School, North Springs High School and Riverwood High School.

Just off of GA 400 and Interstate 285, Sandy Springs is an easy commute to and from Atlanta. The city’s location attracts visitors to discover its many shopping, dining and recreational opportunities.

Shopping and Dining

  • La Petite Maison. With a romantic patio for cool summer nights, the French bistro La Petite Maison offers a charming setting for dining. Menu items include press sandwiches, salads, pasta, seafood, wine and homemade desserts.
  • The Prado Sandy Springs. Located at 5600 Roswell Road, The Prado offers a variety of stores and restaurants. The directory includes Target, Genki, GameStop, Publix, Staples, Taco Mac and Evo’s.
  • Blue Grotto. Enjoy sushi, mixed tapas and drinks at Blue Grotto. Menu items include cucumber salad, grilled shrimp, chicken satay, fried calamari, steamed mussels, edamame, hummus, fruit and chocolate fondue, tiramisu and cream brulee.
  • Café Sunflower. Featuring a wide array of vegetarian dishes, guests return to Café Sunflower again and again. The menu includes Sandy Spring rolls, steamed dumplings, quesadillas, three bean chili, soy burgers, stir fry, wild mushroom fettuccine, stuffed acorn squash, salads and even dairy free cakes.

Entertainment and Recreation

  • Heritage Sandy Springs. This not-for-profit organization promotes and preserves the historic and cultural
    Morgan Falls Overlook Park

    Photo credit to City of Sandy Springs

    identity of Sandy Springs. Annual programs include Concerts by the Springs, Sandy Springs Festival, Movin’ Groovin’ Mornings, Wind Down Wednesdays and educational opportunities.

  • Morgan Falls Overlook Park. Located at 200 Morgan Falls Road, the park includes picnic pavilions, a children’s playground, boat dock/fishing pier, a hiking trail, fire pit, porch swings and scenic views.
  • The Punchline Comedy Club. Atlanta’s number one comedy club, The Punchline is the longest running and continuously operated club in the area. Upcoming shows include Lynne Koplitz, the Last Comic Standing’s winner John Heffron and the Jeff Justice Comedy Class Graduation.
  • Big Trees Forest Preserve. The John Ripley Forbes Big Trees Forest Preserve is a 30-acre tree, plant and wildlife sanctuary. Its diverse middle growth forest includes white oak trees between 100 and 200 years old. Enjoy walking through this amazing urban forest with your children and dogs.

Anne Frank Exhibit

Photo credit to City of Sandy Springs

Historical Attractions

  • Anne Frank in the World Exhibit. This internationally acclaimed, award-winning exhibit is currently hosted by the city of Sandy Springs. Visit to discover over 600 photographs and 8,000 words of text about Anne Frank’s journey during the time of the Holocaust.
  • The Williams-Payne House and Museum. Sharing the exciting and vibrant story of Sandy Springs, this museum opened in the spring of 2010. Housed in the re-purposed Williams-Payne House at Heritage Green, the main exhibit called “Sandy Springs: Land and People” tells the story of the city’s Native Americans, rural farmers, impact of war and its struggle to become incorporated.

To see Georgia’s sixth largest city for yourself, just head down GA 400! For more information on North Fulton new homes, click here.

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