If you’re searching for the best of both worlds, give Sandy Springs a look. Located both inside and outside the I-285 perimeter (referred to colloquially as “ITP” and “OTP”), the city of Sandy Springs strikes a balance as both an intown neighborhood and a suburban community.
- The name of the city comes from an underground spring that still exists today as part of the 4-acre Heritage Green park in downtown Sandy Springs.
- The city has easy access to four MARTA train stations: Medical Center Station, Dunwoody Station, Sandy Springs Station, and North Springs Station.
- The Sandy Springs skyline is characterized by the two iconic Concourse office towers, which are affectionately referred to as the King and Queen buildings due to their resemblance to the chess figurines of the same name.
- The three major hospitals in the Sandy Springs area are Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite, Northside Hospital, and St. Joseph’s Hospital. Together with smaller practices and outpatient centers, this area’s medical-related cluster is known as Pill Hill.
Things to do in Sandy Springs
Shopping and dining
One of the city’s major thoroughfares, Roswell Road, offers a wide array of shopping and dining options — from Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s to JINYA Ramen Bar, Tupelo Honey Cafe, and Le Petite Maison. For more options, head to the junction of I-285 and I-75 for Perimeter Center, which features a large swath of office space, commercial retail establishments, and Perimeter Mall.
Access to luxury amenities
Sandy Springs is conveniently located just north of Buckhead — Atlanta’s most coveted and luxurious part of town. That means Sandy Springs residents have easy access to all the amenities and conveniences of Buckhead, including top-rated restaurants like Holman & Finch Public House, Landmark Diner, and Superica, as well as upscale shopping centers like Lenox Square, Phipp’s Plaza, Perimeter Mall, and the Shops at Buckhead Atlanta.
Nature & outdoor recreation
Even though Sandy Springs is located in an urban area, the city features many parks and green spaces, including Chattahoochee River National Recreation Center, Heritage Green (the site of the spring for which the city is named), Morgan Falls Overlook Park, Abernathy Greenway, and Big Trees Forest Preserve. Love to play golf or tennis? Sandy Springs is also incredibly close to the Chastain Park Golf Course, Atlanta Country Club, and the Capital City Country Club.
Real estate information: Sandy Springs
Sandy Springs homes inside the I-285 perimeter tend to be a bit more expensive and luxurious than those situated outside the perimeter, but residential areas throughout the city tend to be fairly affluent across the board. Expect to find homes with prices that exceed $1 million.
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