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The state of Georgia is often thought of as a place with long country roads and a slow-paced lifestyle. But, Sandy Springs — incorporated in 2005 — is an exception to this rule. The city’s booming economy, excellent public transportation options and a 15-acre rejuvenation plan for its downtown core give a fresh face to the region.
Sandy Springs is located at the very heart of the Atlanta metropolitan area, which covers three large Georgia cities — Atlanta, Sandy Springs and Roswell. 16 miles north of Atlanta, Sandy Springs enjoys all of the amenities of the metro area with a mere fraction of the congestion.
Sandy Springs is the second-largest city in the Atlanta metro and the sixth-largest in the state of Georgia. It is one-third the size of Atlanta and has less than one-fourth of the population.
Sandy Springs has a subtropical climate with lots of humidity and experiences all four seasons. The spring months between March and May transition into warm weather quickly, averaging 61°F. The summer months between June and August tend to get especially dry and humid, averaging 78°F. Autumn months between September and November can have cold weather spells, but are still relatively warm with average temperatures of 61°F. Winter lasts between December and February, is relatively cold with averages of 45°F, and can experience snowfall.
The warm weather, historic neighborhoods and proximity to Atlanta are the main advantages of living in Sandy Springs.
The main disadvantage is the large amount of roadside construction, which can be quite bothersome.
Living in Sandy Springs is a bit more costly than living in other cities in Georgia. However, this is mostly offset by better employment opportunities. The cost of housing is higher than the national average, but the cost of monthly utilities is slightly lower.
Three major bus routes are run in the city by MARTA, covering Roswell Road and all the way to the Northside Drive business district. The Sandy MARTA station is one of four light rail services that connect the city with other nearby regions, such as Buckhead and Atlanta.
A single bus ticket costs $2.50. Multi-day passes are also available, with the seven-day pass costing $23.75 and the 30-day pass setting you back $95. Discounted fares are available to seniors older than 65, children under four feet tall, Medicare members and disabled individuals.
The average commute time in Sandy Springs is 25.5 minutes, which is just below the national average of 26.4 minutes.
The average rent for an apartment in Sandy Springs is $1,467 per month.
The average apartment size in Sandy Springs is 1013 sq. ft.
Rent for a studio apartment in Sandy Springs ranges between $1,290 and $5,384 per month.
Rent for a 1-bedroom apartment in Sandy Springs ranges between $976 and $5,295 per month.
Rent for a 2-bedroom apartment in Sandy Springs ranges between $1,112 and $6,663 per month.
Rent for a 3-bedroom apartment in Sandy Springs ranges between $1,537 and $6,982 per month.
Featuring booming biotech and medical industries, the city is home to almost half of all of the hospital beds in the metro area. Its proximity to three MARTA stations and two major roadways also make it an appealing destination for businesses. UPS and Newell Rubbermaid are two corporate giants with headquarters in Sandy Springs.
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Niche.com ranked the Riverwood International Charter School of Sandy Springs #20 on its list of the “2016 Most Diverse Public High Schools in Georgia.” In addition, more than 90% of its graduating student body goes on to pursue college degrees.
Sandy Springs features plenty of educational opportunities, despite being primarily suited for established professionals. The Gwinnett College (Sandy Springs campus) offers numerous degrees and diplomas in massage therapy, medical care, and medical office administration to better accommodate the large demand of medical professionals.
The Sandy Springs public library is open throughout the week and is completely free.
Sandy Springs is filled with fantastic dining options, ranging from The Taco Mac — known for its fine selection of craft beers and American cuisine — to Flying Biscuit, which has been serving the best brunch in town for more than 20 years. El Azteca features a high-quality affordable Mexican buffet, which is ideal for families. Nori Nori is perfect for couples and features a delicious, all-you-can-eat buffet. Three Sheets offers small dishes and gourmet grilled cheese for a quick, tasty bite.
Movie buffs will certainly appreciate The Lefont, a hip local theater and bar that plays fantastic indie flicks.
For those who love to exercise, LA Fitness, Life Time Athletic and the Sandy Springs Tennis Center are all fantastic places to work out.
For local foods, head to the Sandy Springs Farmers Market.
The largest local festival is the annual Sandy Springs Festival held in September, which delights a crowd of more than 30,000 people with exclusive shopping opportunities, amazing free historical exhibits at the Heritage Sandy Springs Museum, and hundreds of performances from local artists.
The Edgewater at Sandy Springs and the Celebration at Sandy Springs are two of the most popular rental apartment complexes in the city. Additionally, landlords need to notify you if flooding has caused any damage in the rental at least three times in the last five years.
Those moving here from Dublin, Ga., should prepare for better transportation, more jobs and a drastic increase in population, along with a lot of friendly faces.